HARGREAVES, Maj Gen William Herbert (1908-1994)

Scope and Content

Copies of letter to Hargreaves from Maj Gen Bernard Montgomery, thanking him for medical care he received in the British Military Hospital, Haifa in May-Jun 1939, written on 16 July 1939, with covering letter from Hargreaves to the Centre, 1988.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1908; educated at Merchant Taylors' School and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London; Lt, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1931; served in Palestine, 1936-1939; served in World War Two; Medical Liaison Officer to Surgeon General, United States Army, Washington DC, 1946-1948; Professor of Medicine, University of Baghdad, 1951-1959; Physician to King Faisal II of Iraq, 1951-1958; Honorary Consulting Physician, Iraqi Army, 1953-1958; Director of Medicine and Consulting Physician to the Army, 1960-1965; retired, 1965; died in 1994.


1 file

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by Hargreaves in 1988.


Date of compilation: Feb 1997

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Additional Information

Date of compilation: Feb 1997

Geographical Names