28th March 1928 - the War Office buys 'The Cliff' in Harnham

On this day in 1928 the War Office bought ‘The Cliff’ house, Harnham. Becomes residence of General Office Commanding Southern Command.

The group of roads above the Bournemouth Rd roundabout in Harnham (Godley Rd, Wavell Rd etc) are named after the COs of Southern Command