Officering Kitchener's Armies: A Case Study of the 36th (Ulster) Division

Bowman, T. (2009) Officering Kitchener's Armies: A Case Study of the 36th (Ulster) Division. War in History, 16 (2). pp. 189-212. ISSN 0968-3445. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article reassesses the original composition of the officer corps of the Kitchener armies formed in late 1914 using the recently released offi cers’ personal files at the National Archives, Kew. It challenges the existing historiography by showing that many Kitchener units did not draw their officers from pre-war Officer Training Corps products and relied on men with very limited or no previous military experience. It demonstrates that the officer composition of the 36th (Ulster) Division was similar to that of its counterparts in Great Britain, and that the Ulster Volunteer Force influence on officer appointments was much more limited than has been assumed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Zoe Denness
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 12:24
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 10:56
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31099 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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