REYNARDSON, Lt Col Henry T Birch (1872-1972)

Scope and Content

Typescript diaries of Lt-Col Henry T Birch Reynardson, secretary to Governor General of the Union of South Africa, 6 Feb 1927-25 Jul 1933; comprising detailed diaries of service with the Governor General (the Earl of Athlone, 1927-1930 and the Earl of Clarendon, 1931-33), including comments on the South African government and politics, the Governor General's relationship with the Prime Minister, J B M Hertzog, and other senior political figures including J C Smuts.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry T Birch Reynardson: born 24 Feb 1872; joined Army 1913, Commissioned in Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry; served in India, 1913-1914; Mesopotamia, 1914-1915; retired on grounds of ill-health as result of wounds 1927, with the rank of Lt Col; Secretary to Governor-General of Union of South Africa, 1927-1933. High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, 1958. Died 1972.



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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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