Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War].

Reference code: CHAR 16/47A-B

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Date: 01 May 1920 - 29 Jun 1920

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Correspondents include: 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (3); David Lloyd George; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] (4); George Kidston [Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Finland]; 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge, Private Secretary to King George V] (6); Aubrey Herbert MP; Sir Percy Cox [High Commissioner, Mesopotamia, later Iraq]; Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Haldane [Commander-in-Chief, Mesopotamia]; 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary] (5); the Archbishop of Wales [Alfred Edwards]; Herbert Samuel (2) on Palestinian affairs; Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, on reorganising the brigade of guards; 2nd Lord Esher [earlier Reginald Brett]; Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet]; Arthur Murray [later 3rd Lord Elibank] (3); Viceroy of India [1st Lord Chelmsford, earlier Frederic Thesiger]; 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh, Under-Secretary of State for Air].

Also includes copy letters and telegrams from WSC and Sinclair to some of those mentioned above and to 1st Lord Inverforth [earlier Andrew Weir, Minister of Munitions], Major John Newman MP, 1st Lord Weir, Edward Shortt [Home Secretary], Major-General Edward Stuart-Wortley, 3rd Lord Tweedmouth [earlier Dudley Marjoribanks], Major-General John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone], Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Minister of Pensions], Frederick Guest, General Sir Nevil Macready [Commanded the Forces in Ireland], Lord Burnham, 1st Lord Northcliffe [earlier Alfred Harmsworth], 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken], General Sir William Birdwood, 1st Lord Emmott, Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary of HM Treasury], and Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; draft of a speech for King George V on the territorial force; details of casualties in disturbances in India in 1919.

Subjects covered by the file include: Mesopotamian affairs, including reductions in troop numbers; recommendations for honours; Indian affairs, including the position of Reginald Dyer; Irish affairs; payment for a visit by Finnish officers; army matters, such as finances, property, uniforms, munitions, memorials, war graves, and the future of the tank corps; the procedure for making senior appointments; Turkish prisoners of war in Malta; matters concerning Russia, including Bolshevik successes in the Caucasus; matters concerning Poland, such as supplies and a British police mission; the situation in Persia [later Iran]; the English polo team; an "air parliament".

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