South Persia Rifles
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- Richard Skinner Collection
- John Skinner Memoirs in the South Persia Rifles He was attached as a Sub-Conductor of the Indian Army Ordnance Corps to the South Persia Rifles 1916 - 1921
British Library records
- Collection 425/518 Employment of Indian Army officers with Persian Cossack Force (South Persia Military Police) IOR/L/MIL/7/17697 1916. This catalogue reference perhaps refers to the South Persia Rifles.
- South Persia Rifles - Encyclopaedia Iranica
- South Persia Rifles - Wikipedia
- South Persia Rifles by Floreeda Safiri, 1976 University of Edinburgh Phd thesis. Edinburgh Research Archive. Also available to download from British Library EthOS- Electronic Theses Online Service, (which advises 2010).
- State and Tribes in Persia 1919-1925. A case study On Political Role of the Great Tribes in Southern Persia vorgelegt von: Javad Karandish Berlin, Januar 2003. Inauguraldissertation zur Erlangung des Grades eines Doktors der Philosophie (Dr. Phil.) Freie Universität Berlin Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaften . Contains references to the South Persia Rifles.
- South Persia Rifles (British Officers). House of Commons 11 May 1922 vol 153 cc2358-9
- "An instrument of British meddling in and muddling out of Iran during and after the First World War - The South Persia Rifles, 1916 to 1921" by Tom Burke, uploaded March 2016. Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association website.
- Captain Newton Williams, awarded the Military Cross and the South Persia Rifles. Includes photographs. National Army Museum.
- "The shooting of the British Consul General at Isfahan and Sowar Chowdri Khan" 29 January 2019. British Library Untold lives blog. By the end of 1915, the situation in southern Persia had deteriorated so badly for the British that they decided they needed to raise ‘a force for the restoration of law and order’, the South Persia Rifles.
- Sergeant E.A. Dickerson – 7H. By 1916 Dickerson was a Sergeant in the 7th Hussars who were stationed in Meerut, India. He was a qualified instructor in musketry and the machine gun. In January 1917 he was seconded to the SPR as the British N.C.O. instructor in the 2nd Machine Gun Squadron of the Kerman Brigade. qrhmuseum.com
Historical books online
- See FIBIS Resources above for John Skinner memoirs.
- History of the Great War based on Official Documents: Operations in Persia 1914-1919. A confidential publication compiled, by arrangement with the Government of India, under the direction of the Historical Section of The Committee of Imperial Defence, by Brigadier-General FJ Moberly in 1929. British Library India Office Records IOR/L/MIL/17/15/28 on Qatar Digital Library. Download also available.
- Also available in a reprint edition, which in turn is available online on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3 as Operations in Persia (located in Military Books-located by the Search/Iran).
- "Persia and the Great War" page 154 Persia by Brigadier- General Sir Percy Sykes 1922 Archive.org. Includes information about the South Persia Rifles from page 158
- Report on minor operations undertaken by the South Persia Rifles from the 28th March to the 25th June 1917 British Library catalogue reference IOR/L/MIL/17/15/33, Qatar Digital Library. A despatch from Brigadier-General Sir Percy Sykes, Inspector General, South Persia Rifles, to the Chief of the General Staff, Army Headquarters, Simla, which provides details of five minor military operations undertaken against tribes in southern Persia. Five sketch maps appear at the end (ff 9-11).
- Report by H. E. General Lord Rawlinson of Trent, Commander-in-Chief in India, on the Minor Military Operations undertaken by the South Persia Rifles from November 1919 to November 1921 British Library catalogue reference IOR/L/MIL/17/15/32 Qatar Digital Library.
- Operations In Persia. Official History Of The Great War by Brig.-Gen. F. J. Moberly, reprint of confidential edition (original pub 1929) Naval & Military Press.