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

Scope and Content

Photocopies of a letter to Lt Col P M N Doyle, intended for publication in The Maratha Light Infantry Regimental 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 the Battle of Sharqat, Oct 1918, written in [1981].

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.


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Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by Hancock in 1982.


Date of compilation: Mar 1997

Other 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.

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: Mar 1997

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