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CLIVE, Lt Gen Sir (George) Sidney (1874-1959)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Clive G S
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: CLIVE, Lt Gen Sir (George) Sidney (1874-1959)
Date(s): 1914-1918
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box or 0.01 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Clive | Sir | George Sidney | 1874-1959 | Knight | Lieutenant Colonel
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1874; educated at Harrow School and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; 2nd Lt, Grenadier Guards, 1893; Lt, 1897; served in Nile Expedition, 1898, and South Africa, 1899-1902; Capt, 1900; passed Staff College, 1903-1904; General Staff Officer, War Office, 1905-1909; Maj, 1909; General Staff Officer, London District, 1910-1914; head of British missions, General HQ, France, 1915-1918; Military Governor, Cologne, 1918-1919; commanded 1 Infantry Bde, Aldershot, 1920; British Military Representative, League of Nations, Geneva, 1920-1922; Military Attaché, Paris, 1924-1927; Director of Personal Services, 1928-1930; Military Secretary to Secretary of State for War, 1930-1934; retired, 1934; died in 1959.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter book containing letters and telegrams received and sent by Clive as head of British missions, General HQ, France, 1917-1918, including letters concerning the movement of troops and administration, supplies of artillery and equipment, French infantry resources and liaison between French and British High Commands; letter from [Maj Gen Frederick Barton] Maurice, War Office, 18 Aug 1917, concerning move to establish Allied General Staff in Paris and possible transfer of troops from British front to Italy. Diaries, 1914-1918, containing detailed descriptions of daily events at General HQ, France, 1914-1918.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Mainly English, with some correspondence in French.

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as above.

Conditions governing access:

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

Conditions governing reproduction:

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.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue available on-line at, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1971.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers of FM Sir William (Robert) Robertson, 1st Bt contain unofficial notes by Clive on the views of officers of the French General Staff on proposed military operations on the Western Front, Jun 1915 (Ref: Robertson 3/1/13); letters from Clive to Robertson, on Allied forces at Salonika, Dec 1915 (Ref: Robertson 7/12/3), and the General Reserve controlled by the Allied Supreme War Council at Versailles, Feb 1918 (Ref: Robertson: 8/5/95); telegrams between Robertson and Clive concerning the sending of troops to, and operations at, Salonika, Oct 1916 (Ref: Robertson 4/4/48-50) .

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Dec 1996

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