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HANCOCK, Lt Col Sir Cyril (Percy) (1896-1990)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Hancock
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: HANCOCK, Lt Col Sir Cyril (Percy) (1896-1990)
Date(s): Created [1981]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s):

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1896; educated at Wellington College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned in Indian Army, 114 Marathas, 1914; served in Mesopotamia, 1916-1918; ADC to General Officer Commanding, 1 Corps, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1918; General Staff Officer Grade 3, General HQ, Baghdad, 1919; transferred to Bombay Political Department, 1920;Assistant Private Secretary to Governor of Bombay, 1921; Assistant Private Secretary to Viceroy, 1923; Secretary, Rajkot Political Agency, 1925; Secretary to Resident for Rajputana, 1929; Prime Minister, Bharatpur State, Rajputana, 1932; Deputy Secretary, Government of India (Political Department, in charge of War Branch), 1939; Resident, Eastern States, Calcutta, 1941; Resident, Western Indian States and Baroda Rajkot, 1943; retired in 1947; died in 1990.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Photocopies of a letter to Lt Col P M N Doyle, intended for publication in The Maratha Light InfantryRegimental Journal, giving an account of his service with 114 Marathas in Mesopotamia and India, 1916-1947, written in 1981, and an appreciation of Donald Bevan Sothers, one of Hancock's colleagues in the 114 Marathas, with particular reference to Sothers' role in theBattle of Shargat, Oct 1918, written in [1981].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

1 file

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line at http://www.kl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm,and published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by Hancock in 1982.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Mar 1997

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