Collection POORE, RM - POORE, Brig Gen Robert Montagu (1886-1938)

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POORE, Brig Gen Robert Montagu (1886-1938)


  • 1988 (Creation)
  • 1985 (Creation)
  • 1977 (Creation)
  • 1887-1931 (Creation)

Level of description



3 boxes or 0.03 cubic metres

Scope and content

Papers relating to his life and career, [1891]-1931, dated [1891]-1931, 1977, 1985, 1988, principally comprising diaries, 1899-1900, and letters to his family, 1900-1902, describing his service as Provost Marshal with the South African Field Force; memorandum to Col Duff, Assistant Adjutant General, South African Field Force, concerning the functions of the Provost Marshal, 1900; photographs, [1891-1931], mainly of Poore and his family; 'The new cavalry sword and mounted swordsmanship', copy of an article by Poore from The Cavalry Journal, Apr 1911; copies of published articles relating to his cricketing career, 1899, [1920], 1985, 1988. Papers relating to his wife Lady Flora Poore, 1899-1900, 1916, comprising her diaries, 1899-1900; lists of work completed and statements of accounts of the Jhansi Cantonments Comforts to Troops Fund, 1915-1916.

System of arrangement

Arranged in the following sections: diaries; correspondence; memoranda; photographs; cricketing articles; Lady Flora Poore; miscellaneous.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1866; Lt, 3 Bn, Wiltshire Regiment (Militia), 1883; joined 1 Bn, 1886; transferred to 7 Hussars, 1886; served in India, 1886-1895; ADC to Governor of Bombay, 1892-1895; served in South Africa, 1895-1906; Staff Captain, Natal 1896; Capt, 1898; Provost Marshal, South African Field Force, 1899-1902; Maj, 1901; Lt Col, 1911; commanded 7 Hussars, 1911-1915; served in India, 1911-1919; Col, 1914; commanded Jhansi Bde, 1915-1919; retired pay, 1921; noted amateur cricketer; died in 1938.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1988. A further deposit was made in 1989 by Mr Jeremy S J Lonsdale.

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

Uploaded finding aid

Related materials

The Centre also holds the papers of his father, Maj Robert Poore, and his brothers, Philip Poore and Lt Col Roger Alvin Poore. The National Army Museum holds papers relating to both Brig Gen Robert Montagu Poore, 1896, 1911, [1920], [1935] (Ref: 7404-44-1) and Maj Robert Poore, 1854-1858 (Ref: 7509-60, 61).

Related descriptions


Decorations: CIE, DSO

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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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