Collection SANDILANDS - SANDILANDS, Brig Harold Richard (1876-1961)

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SANDILANDS, Brig Harold Richard (1876-1961)


  • 1960 (Creation)
  • 1952 (Creation)
  • 1947 (Creation)
  • 1945 (Creation)

Level of description



1 envelope

Scope and content

Two letters from FM Sir Cyril John Deverell to Sandilands, relating to Deverell's dismissal as Chief of Imperial General Staff, 1937, written in 1945 and 1947. Associated correspondence, principally comprising letters from Professor James Ramsay Montagu Butler concerning the possible use of the above documents in the official History of the Second World War (HMSO, London, 1949-1988), 1952, 1960.

System of arrangement

1 envelope

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1876; educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge; 2nd Lt, Northumberland Fusiliers, 1898; served with Mounted Infantry in South Africa, 1899-1901; Lt, 1900; Capt, 1901; served on North West Frontier, India, 1908; served in France and Belgium, 1914-1918, and Italy, 1918; Maj, 1915; served in Iraq, 1919-1920; Lt Col, 1921; Col, 1923; publication of The 23rd Division, 1914-1919 (1925); Senior Officers' School, Woking, 1925-1928; Commander, Peshwar Bde, 1929-1932; retired pay, 1932; died in 1961.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1965.

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

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Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Related materials

Papers of Gen Sir William Henry Bartholomew (GB99 KCLMA Bartholomew) include two letters from Deverell relating to senior army appointments, 1935-1936 (Ref: 2/4/1-2). Imperial War Museum has notebook kept by Deverell whilst commanding 20 Infantry Bde, 1916. National Army Museum has a collection of postcards and Christmas cards collected by Deverell, 1916-1919, while West Yorkshire Regiment Museum has a copy of account of Burma campaign, 1943-1945 (Ref: 421).

Related descriptions


Decorations: CMG, 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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