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BARTHOLOMEW, Gen Sir William Henry (1877-1962)
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BARTHOLOMEW, Gen Sir William Henry (1877-1962)

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  • 1917-1950

Papers relating to operations of 20 Corps in Palestine, 1917-1918, including third Battle of Gaza; correspondence including with Gen Sir Kenneth Wigram, 1935, and FM Sir Philip Chetwode, 1926-1936, with related papers, 1911-1950; Bartholomew Committee, Jun 1940 including operations in Flanders, organisation and training of troops; Northern Command and civil defence, 1940-1945.

Bartholomew, Sir William Henry, 1877-1962, Knight, General

Draft letter to FM Sir Philip Chetwode on the army in India, Jun [1936]

Draft letter from Bartholomew to FM Sir Philip Walhouse Chetwode, notably on his hopes for his future career; his impressions of Victor Alex John Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow and new Viceroy of India, and Gen Sir Robert Archibald Cassels, Commander in Chief of the Army in India; the steady increase of military activity in India, as required by the British Government. 4pp.

Draft letter to Lt Gen Sir John Coleridge, Feb 1936, about the protection of Aden and the army in India

Draft letter from Bartholomew to Lt Gen Sir John Francis Stanhope Duke Coleridge, Secretary to the Military Department, India Office, regarding a request by the Admiralty for two sloops from India to be sent to Aden, in the Aden Protectorate, in response to the Italian invasion of Abyssinia, and commenting upon the general state of readiness of the army in India. 6pp.

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