Collection HARGREAVES - HARGREAVES, Maj Gen William Herbert (1908-1994)

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HARGREAVES, Maj Gen William Herbert (1908-1994)


  • 1988 (Creation)
  • 1939 (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Copies of letter to Hargreaves from Maj Gen Bernard Montgomery, thanking him for medical care he received in the British Military Hospital, Haifa in May-Jun 1939, written on 16 July 1939, with covering letter from Hargreaves to the Centre, 1988.

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1908; educated at Merchant Taylors' School and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London; Lt, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1931; served in Palestine, 1936-1939; served in World War Two; Medical Liaison Officer to Surgeon General, United States Army, Washington DC, 1946-1948; Professor of Medicine, University of Baghdad, 1951-1959; Physician to King Faisal II of Iraq, 1951-1958; Honorary Consulting Physician, Iraqi Army, 1953-1958; Director of Medicine and Consulting Physician to the Army, 1960-1965; retired, 1965; died in 1994.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by Hargreaves in 1988.

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

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Compiled Feb 1997

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Rules and/or conventions used

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


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