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'Summary of Papers Dealing with the Transfer of the Control of the Operations in Mesopotamia from the India Office to the War Office' [‎7v] (14/18)

The record is made up of 1 volume (9 folios). It was created in 1916. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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The Director-General of Military Works.
The Military Secretary to His Excellency the Viceroy.
The Director -General, Indian Medical Service.
The Director -General of Posts and Telegraphs.
The Director, Royal Indian Marine.
The Military Accountant General.
The Central War Controller.
The Deputy Field Accountant-General, Force " D."
Serial No. 6.
Telegram P. No. H-1401, dated the 23rd February 1916.
From—The Viceroy (Army Department).
To—The Secretary of State for India.
We brought into operation {Serial No. the new arrangements for the
control of the operations in Mesopotamia with effect from the 16th rebruary
1916.
Please refer to your private telegram dated icth February 1916 (Serial
No. 4) in this connection.
Seri a l No. 7.
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No. H-1703, dated Delhi, the 6th March 1916.
p rom The Secretary to the Government of India, Army Department.
To—The Chief of the General Staff.
1 am directed to refer to the procedure prescribed in Army Department
letter No H -1215, dated the 16th February 1916. {Serial A0. 5) consequent
on the decision that in future the operations in Mesopatamia will be controlled
bv the War Office through the Commander-in-Chief in India. In clause (4) ot
the procedure, it was laid down that demands for such war material as is being
provided from India will, as hitherto, be made on the Commander-in-Ch.ef m
India, and in clause (5), it was prescribed that the Chief of the Imperial General
Staff and the Commander-in-Chief in India will, as required, correspond direct
in regard to the requirements of the force in Mesopotamia.
2 I am to say that the intention is that when demands for war material,
stores' etc , are received from the General Officer Commanding, Force "D, they
will be met under the orders of His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief. When
demands cannot be met in India promptly, or m full. Branches of Army Head-
niiarters will through the medium of the War Section, submit their requisitions
direct to the'Secretary, War Office.
It must be clearly understood that this procedure applies only to the require-
., ( p orc e " D " the existing practice will continue as regards the main
tenance of troops in India, anything required for these will continue to be
demanded, through the Government of India when necessary, from the India
Office.
Copy of the foregoing forwarded to
The Financial Adviser, Military Finance.
The Adjutant General in India.
The Quartermaster General in India.
The Director -General of Ordnance in India.
The Director, Medical Services in India.
The Director -General of Military Works.

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This file is a printed report entitled 'Summary of Papers Dealing with the Transfer of the Control of the Operations in Mesopotamia from the India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. to the War Office', printed by the Government of India Army Department (Simla: 1916). It consists of two sections: the first outlines the details for the transfer of control (folios 2-3), and the second contains related 'Correspondence' (folios 5-8), consisting of copies of eight numbered telegrams from between 4 February 1916 and 21 July 1916. The front cover contains the title of the volume and is marked 'Secret'.

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1 volume (9 folios)
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Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the front cover, and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

Pagination: The booklet also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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'Summary of Papers Dealing with the Transfer of the Control of the Operations in Mesopotamia from the India Office to the War Office' [‎7v] (14/18), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/MIL/17/15/77, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023667077.0x00000f> [accessed 24 February 2020]

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