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File 1110/1916 Pt 3 'German War: Persia' [‎74v] (153/354)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (173 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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Telegram P., No. 334) C., dated the 9th (received 10th) July 1916.
From— Brigadier-General Sir P. M. Sykes, K.C.I.E., C.M.G., Kerman
(addressed to Chief of the General Staff and repeated to General Officers
Commanding, Basrah, Bunder Albas and Bushire),
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla. r
Keference your telegram of the 8th instant, 64169. Urgently request
that advantage be taken of the move of reinforcements to send one thousand -303
carbines with bayonets and liberal supply of spare component parts for both.
Also 1,000 swords of any description that may happen to be available. Also 2
veterinary chests and 2 medical panniers with very abundant supply of
medicine and 1 salutri and 1 sub-assistant surgeon, for use of reinforcements
and Kerman garrison. Need of medical and veterinary instruments and
medicines is very acute here.
Captain Durham will accompany escort to Kerman with all extra (?)
stores, ammunition, mules, etc., and two S. P. P. mountain guns.
Regarding personnel, etc., asked for in my telegrams 261 C. to Poreign
and 236 C. (officers and instructional staff for Parran at Kerman). Would it
not be possible for these to accompany reinforcements ? We have now at
Kerman POO under training and several hundered more waiting enlistment.
The above personnel are urgently required as we have only 8 instructors.
Telegram R., No. 342 C., dated the; 10th (received 11th) July 1916,
From— Brigadier-General Sir P, M. Sykes, K.C.I.E., C.M.G., Kerman,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart*
ment, Simla (repeated Tehran).
P\hile in charge of column operating in Pars and Kerman possibly with
troops at both centres presume Consul will be under me except for office
Continuity of policy essential in intricate and constantly changing prob
lems and without disarrangement anticipate possible friction and probable
Kerman authorities very anxious for this point.
Telegram R., No. 347, dated the 11th (received 12th) July 1916.
From— Brigadier-General Sir P. M. Sykes, K.C.I.E., C.M.G., Kerman,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla. t
Your telegram No. 391 S., July 10th. Require complete arms and equip
ment for 1,000 cavalry, 1,00 0 infantry and 1 battery Mountain Artillery for
Shiraz as per scales already supplied to Bunder Abbas. Do not advise sending
thesenow as 1 cannot secure their transport nor guard their passage across
UieTopen Sent later vld ■ Busllire provided Bushire-Shiraz road
Arms, &c., already asked for for Kerman where owing to rapid recruit
ment they are urgently required. Already under training here about 400 and
expect to have 1,000 by end of July provided material and instructional stab:

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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes, on miscellaneous topics relating to Persia, April to June 1916.

The discussion in the volume includes the following topics:

  • Decoration for the Persian Foreign Minister and Farman Farma for his military support of the British
  • Turkish advance and defeat on Kermanshah road
  • the Russian defeat and withdrawal towards Hamadan
  • the Russian advance on and defeat at Khanikin.

The volume contains correspondence between: the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; HBM Minister, Tehran; the Viceroy; and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, London.

The volume includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (173 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

The subject 1110 (Persia) consists of three volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/590-592. The volumes are divided into three parts, with each part comprising one volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 175; 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.

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