King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

SHEA, Gen Sir John Stuart Mackenzie (1869-1966), General

Service biography
Commissioned, Royal Irish Regt 1888; 15 Bengal Lancers, Indian Army 1891; Chitral Relief Force, North West Frontier, India 1895; South African War 1900-1902; Instructor, Staff College, Quetta, India 1906-1914; 35 Scinde Horse 1912; World War I, France and Belgium and Palestine 1914-1918; General Staff Officer Grade 2, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), Aug-Dec 1914; General Staff Officer Grade 1, 6 Div, British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1915; Commander, 151 Infantry Bde, France 1915-1916; 30 Infantry Div, France and Belgium 1916-1917; 60 Infantry Div, Palestine 1918; Corps Commander, Palestine 1918-1919; 3 (Indian) Div, Egyptian Expeditionary Force 1919-1920; General Officer Commanding Central Provinces District, India 1921-1923; Adjutant General in India 1924-1928; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, India 1928-1932; retired 1932

LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES: Papers 1897-1955 (one and a half boxes) including; personal diaries and photographs relating to service in France 1914-1917 (ref: Shea 3/1-3); correspondence, notes and accounts relating to operations in Palestine 1917-1918 (ref: Shea 4/1-15), including; notes on composition of British and Turkish forces at Beersheba, Gaza and Jerusalem 1917-1918 (ref: Shea 4/1); letters relating to operations in Palestine from Gen Edmund (Henry Hyman) Allenby and Gen Philip Walhouse Chetwode 1917-1918 (ref: Shea 4/2); photographs of Palestine, including aerial photographs of Jerusalem 1910-1920 (ref: Shea 4/11-13); personal correspondence, notes and maps relating to service in India 1921-1933, chiefly concerning civil-military relations (ref: Shea 5/1-8); lectures and speeches 1918-1937 (ref: Shea 6/1-9); personal and congratulatory correspondence 1919-1955 (ref: Shea 7/18); the papers of Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart include correspondence with Shea 1926-1964 (ref: LH 2S/89/1-8) IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: The papers of Maj Gen Edward Douglas Loch, 2nd Baron Loch (ref: 71/12/9), include letters from Shea, Western Front, Dec 1914


Index terms
PLACES Western Front 1914-1917; North West Europe 1914-1917; Middle East #1910 #to 1920; South Asia 1921-1933
NAMES FM Edmund (Henry Hyman) Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe 1917; FM Philip Walhouse Chetwode, 1st Baron Chetwode 1917

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