Collection HANCOCK - HANCOCK, Lt Col Sir Cyril (1896-1990)

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HANCOCK, Lt Col Sir Cyril (1896-1990)


  • [1981] (Creation)

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1 file

Scope and content

Photocopies of a letter to Lt Col P M N Doyle, intended for publication in The Maratha Light InfantryRegimental Journal, giving an account of his service with 114 Marathas in Mesopotamia and India, 1916-1947, written in 1981, and an appreciation of Donald Bevan Sothers, one of Hancock's colleagues in the 114 Marathas, with particular reference to Sothers' role in theBattle of Shargat, Oct 1918, written in [1981].

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1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1896; educated at Wellington College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned in Indian Army, 114 Marathas, 1914; served in Mesopotamia, 1916-1918; ADC to General Officer Commanding, 1 Corps, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1918; General Staff Officer Grade 3, General HQ, Baghdad, 1919; transferred to Bombay Political Department, 1920;Assistant Private Secretary to Governor of Bombay, 1921; Assistant Private Secretary to Viceroy, 1923; Secretary, Rajkot Political Agency, 1925; Secretary to Resident for Rajputana, 1929; Prime Minister, Bharatpur State, Rajputana, 1932; Deputy Secretary, Government of India (Political Department, in charge of War Branch), 1939; Resident, Eastern States, Calcutta, 1941; Resident, Western Indian States and Baroda Rajkot, 1943; retired in 1947; died in 1990.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by Hancock in 1982.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, via the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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This collection level description.

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Compiled Mar 1997

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Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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