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 16/49

Part of: CHAR 16
Next record: CHAR 16/50
Previous record: CHAR 16/48A-B

Date: 02 Sep 1920 - 31 Oct 1920


Correspondents include: Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Tomkinson; 1st Lord Inverforth [earlier Andrew Weir, Minister of Munitions] (2); 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge, Private Secretary to King George V] (3); Major-General Sir Charles Harington [Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff]; Harold Williams; Lieutenant-General 10th Lord Cavan; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] (3); P Sabline [Russian Embassy]; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff]; General Sir William Birdwood; ?Stewart Menzies; Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sidney Reilly; Gaston d'Orleans; General Sir Nevil Macready [Commanded the Forces in Ireland]; 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary]; Clive Wigram [Assistant Private Secretary and Equerry to the King].

Also includes copy letters from WSC and Sinclair to some of those mentioned above and to Edward Shortt [Home Secretary], A Soldatenkov, King George V, David Lloyd George, and Stewart Menzies asking for information about an unidentified intelligence agent and about Boris Said, a Bolshevik agent; pamphlets on Russia and the Bolsheviks.

Subjects covered by the file include: Russo-German relations and other matters concerning Russia, including assistance for General Peter Wrangel; honours for civil servants and military figures; army matters, such as senior appointments, facilities in Constantinople [later Istanbul, Turkey], and uniforms; Indian affairs, including details of Gandhi's activities.





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Open, except for folio 64 which is only available in 'sanitised' form under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review date 1 January 2021.

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