Collection HARINGTON - HARINGTON, Gen Sir Charles Harington (1872-1940)

Key Information

Reference code



HARINGTON, Gen Sir Charles Harington (1872-1940)


  • 1913-1921 (Creation)

Level of description



3.556m x 2.311m map

Scope and content

Map of area around the Black Sea, Caspian Sea and Eastern Mediterranean, including Turkey and parts of the USSR, North Africa and the Middle East, drawn up by the Survey Department, Egypt, 1913, and the Royal Geographical Society, under the direction of the Geographical Section of the General Staff, 1916 and 1918, marked with the boundaries of Armenia and Georgia as laid down by the Treaty of Alexandropol, 1920, lines in the Caucasus held by the Turks and by the Bolsheviks, Mar 1921, and boundaries in the Caucasus proposed by Moscow, 1921.

System of arrangement

Single item

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1872; 2nd Lt, Liverpool Regt, 1892; Lt, 1895; Adjutant, 1897-1899; served in South Africa 1899-1900; Capt, 1900; Adjutant, 1901-1903; Officer Commanding Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, 1903-1907; employed at Army HQ and War Office, 1909; General Staff Officer Grade 3, Army HQ, 1909-1911; Brigadier Major, Aldershot Command, 1911-1913;employed in War Office, 1914; General Staff Officer Grade 2, France, 1914-1915, and Grade 1, 1915; Brig Gen, later Maj Gen, General Staff, France, 1915-1917; Maj Gen, General Staff, Italy, 1917-1918; Maj Gen, General Staff, France, 1918; Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff, 1918-1920; Lt Gen, 1920; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Army of the Black Sea, 1920-1921, Allied Occupation Forces in Turkey, 1921-1923, Northern Command, 1923-1927, Western Command, India, 1927-1931, and Aldershot Command, 1931-1933; Gen, 1927; ADC to the King, 1930-1934; Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Gibraltar, 1933-1938; publication of Plumer of Messines (John Murray, London, 1935); retired, 1938; publication of Tim Harington looks back (John Murray, London, 1940); died in 1940.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1984.

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. Further finding aids may be available in the Reading Room.

Related materials

King's Regiment Museum at the City of Liverpool Museum holds small collection of papers,1916-1935, mainly relating to the Chanak crisis of 1922-1923. The papers of Sir Henry Hughes Wilson at the Imperial War Museum (Ref: HHW) include correspondence with Harington.

Related descriptions


Compiled Feb 1997

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People and Organisations

Genre access points

Rules and/or conventions used

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


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