Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War].

Reference code: CHAR 16/46

Part of: CHAR 16
Next record: CHAR 16/47A-B
Previous record: CHAR 16/45

Date: 04 Mar 1920 - 30 Apr 1920

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Correspondents include: Edward Marsh [WSC's Private Secretary] (3); Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] (4); General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] (4); Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer] (4); [Adjutant-General, Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Walter Long [First Lord of the Admiralty] (4); Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet]; David Lloyd George; 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary]; General Sir Herbert Plumer, Commander-in-Chief, Malta; General Anton Denikin; Randall [Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury] (2) and Colonel Arthur Browne [later 8th Lord Sligo, Principal Assistant Secretary to the Imperial War Graves Commission] on war grave head-stones; 2nd Lord Esher [earlier Reginald Brett]; 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge, Private Secretary to King George V] (2); General Sir William Robertson; General Sir William Birdwood; General Sir Henry Rawlinson; 17th Lord Derby [British Ambassador to France] on Brigadier-General Edward Spears and the British Military Mission in Paris; Sir Charles Harris [Permanent Head of the Financial Department, War Office] on his health; Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal] (2); Sir Alfred Mond [later 1st Lord Melchett, First Commissioner of Works]; 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Major-General Herbert Holman; Lieutenant-General Adrian Carton de Wiart; Lieutenant-General Sir Philip Chetwode [Military Secretary, War Office].

Also includes copy letters and telegrams from WSC and Sinclair to some of those mentioned above and to Sir Joseph Maclay [Minister of Shipping], Sir Robert Horne [later 1st Lord Horne of Slamannan, President of the Board of Trade], Lieutenant-General Sir George Milne [Commanded the British Forces at Constantinople, later Istanbul, Turkey], Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Haldane [Commander-in-Chief, Mesopotamia, later Iraq], Brigadier-General Terence Keyes, and King George V; statement and pamphlet on the Hemerdon Mine, Plympton, Devon.

Subjects covered by the file include: army matters, such as finances, facilities, administration, transport, employing troops from Africa, disbanding the Motor Transport Volunteer Companies, and honours; discussion of appointments for senior posts, such as Rawlinson and Birdwood for India, and General Sir Nevil Macready for Ireland; matters concerning the Russian Civil War, including support for Denikin, transporting Bolsheviks to Russia, Denikin visiting England, and mediation with the Bolsheviks; peace negotiations concerning Turkey; Franco-German relations; Mesopotamian affairs; civil service appointments; the treatment of Indian army officers as prisoners of war.

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Physical: 1 bound file (161 folios)
Publication: Alternative format: Folio 103: Copyright holder (Rawlinson) has withheld permission for online publication. Available on microfilm at Churchill Archives Centre.
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