HARINGTON, Gen Sir Charles Harington (1872-1940)

Scope and Content

Map of area around the Black Sea, Caspian Sea and Eastern Mediterranean, including Turkey and parts of the USSR, North Africa and the Middle East, drawn up by the Survey Department, Egypt, 1913, and the Royal Geographical Society, under the direction of the Geographical Section of the General Staff, 1916 and 1918, marked with the boundaries of Armenia and Georgia as laid down by the Treaty of Alexandropol, 1920, lines in the Caucasus held by the Turks and by the Bolsheviks, Mar 1921, and boundaries in the Caucasus proposed by Moscow, 1921.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1872; 2nd Lt, Liverpool Regt, 1892; Lt, 1895; Adjutant, 1897-1899; served in South Africa 1899-1900; Capt, 1900; Adjutant, 1901-1903; Officer Commanding Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, 1903-1907; employed at Army HQ and War Office, 1909; General Staff Officer Grade 3, Army HQ, 1909-1911; Brigadier Major, Aldershot Command, 1911-1913; employed in War Office, 1914; General Staff Officer Grade 2, France, 1914-1915, and Grade 1, 1915; Brig Gen, later Maj Gen, General Staff, France, 1915-1917; Maj Gen, General Staff, Italy, 1917-1918; Maj Gen, General Staff, France, 1918; Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff, 1918-1920; Lt Gen, 1920; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Army of the Black Sea, 1920-1921, Allied Occupation Forces in Turkey, 1921-1923, Northern Command, 1923-1927, Western Command, India, 1927-1931, and Aldershot Command, 1931-1933; Gen, 1927; ADC to the King, 1930-1934; Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Gibraltar, 1933-1938; publication of Plumer of Messines (John Murray, London, 1935); retired, 1938; publication of Tim Harington looks back (John Murray, London, 1940); died in 1940.


Single item

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1984.


Date of compilation: Feb 1997

Other Finding Aids

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

Separated Material

King's Regiment Museum at the City of Liverpool Museum holds small collection of papers,1916-1935, mainly relating to the Chanak crisis of 1922-1923. The papers of Sir Henry Hughes Wilson at the Imperial War Museum (Ref: HHW) include correspondence with Harington.

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