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Lieut-General Sir W. Douglas S. Brownrigg K.C.B.
(21 April 1886 - 7 February 1946)
BROWNRIGG, Lieut-General Sir W. Douglas S., K.C.B., cr. 1939; C.B. 1936; D.S.O. 1916; Col. The Sherwood Foresters since 1941; b. 21 Apr. 1886; y.s. of late General J.S. Brownrigg, C.B. (Grenadier Guards); m.1919, Mona o.d. of Major-General H.B. Jeffreys, C.B., C.M.G.., q.v.
Educ,: Mulgrave Castle; R.M.C., Sandhurst. Joined 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters, 1905; Adjutant, 1910; Maj.-General, 1934; Lt-Gen., 1938; served with the 13th Division under Lieut.-General Sir Frederick Shaw in Gallipoli, 1915; and under Lieut.-General Sir Stanley Maude in Gallipoli and Mesopotamia, 1915-18 (despatches six times, Brevets of Major and Lieut.-Col., D.S.O., the Order of St. Vladimir with swords); D.A.A.G. War Office, 1919; Staff College, 1920 ; G.S.O. G.S.O. (2) Royal Military College, 1921; G.S.O. (1) War Office, 1923-27; A.A. and Q.M.G. Shanghai Defence Force, 1927; A.A. and Q.M.G. i/c Administration N.China Command 1928, and of China Command 1921-31; Commander 159th (Welsh Border) Infantry Brigade, 1931-33, 11th Infantry Brigade 1933-34; 51st (Highland) Division T.A. 1935-38; Military Secretary to Secretary of State for War 1938-39; Director-General of Territorial Army, War Office and member of Army Council, 1939 ; Adjutant-General to British Expeditionary Force, 1939-40; retired pay, 1940; Zone and Sector Commander Home Guard since 1941; A.D.C. to the King, 1934-34.
Publications: Unexpected - a Book of Memories, 1942; regular contributor to Evening News, Christian Science Monitor and Ministry of Information Commentaries.
Address: 48 Thurloe Square, S.W.7
Clubs: Naval and Military, Kennel, M.C.C.
[Died 7 Feb 1946.]
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