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File 1110/1916 Pt 3 'German War: Persia' [‎91v] (187/354)

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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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"between Britisli and Afghans was to be fined 100 rupees and sent to Kabul as
a prisoner. My informant states British occupation Sarhad has had great
effect on south-west Afghanistan and that Afghans are afraid to loot in this
direction.
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Telegram R., No. 278 C., dated the 26th (received 27th) Jane 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.
Strength at Kerman, June 26th, as follows :—
British officers 17, including 3 medical.
British, other ranks ...
Sub-Assistant Surgeons
3
Indians, all ranks
• *•
564
Sistan Levies Camelry
50
Persian officers ...
• ••
3
Indian followers ...
155
Persian followers
13
Indian clerks and store-keepers
• • •
'• « •
5
Horses
128
Ordnance mules ... ...
• • •
53
Transport mules ...
• ••
83
Hired Mules
• ••
10
Camels
• * *
• • •
47
Above include staff one squadron 15th Lancers, one section 23rd Mountain
Battery with two guns. Headquarters half battalion 121th Infantry and two
machine guns, one section 108th Indian Field Ambulance: SllddIv and
Transport details.
Strength at Bunder Abbas, same date :—
British officers
British, other ranks
Indian officer
Sub-Assistant Surgeon
Indian Instructional Staff rank and file
Indian rank and file convalescents belonging to
Kerman units
2
1
1
1
18
Indian followers
Persian officers
Cavalry
Artillery
Infantry
Horses
Ordnance mules
Transport mules
Mountain Battery guns
35
21
2
18
23
221
7
12
4
2
No. 205 C., dated Bushire, the 19th June 1916,
Endorsed by the Second Assistant to 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. .
Forwarded to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department for information, in continuation of this office endorsement
No. 183 C., dated the 5th June 1916.
., 1* - r Tele ^f“ from the Mlnister > Tehran, to Deputy 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. , No. 188, dated
the 9th June 1916. ’ *
Juneme etter tr ° m tbe Deputy PoHticaI RcsideIlt ‘0 Zair Khidar, Tangistan, dated the 12th
J . T , e i?f r T m fr ?“J he De P ut ? 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. to Minister, Tehran, No. 229—1285,
dated the 16th June 1916. ’ 7

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Content

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)
Arrangement

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.

Physical characteristics

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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