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Daril Watson

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General Sir Daril Gerard Watson (17 October 1888 − 1 July 1967) was a senior British Army officer who saw service during both World War I and World War II. [1]

42 relations: Assistant Chief of the General Staff (United Kingdom), Brian Horrocks, Brigadier (United Kingdom), British Army, British Transport Commission, Commandant, Commanding officer, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, East Sussex, Eastern Command (United Kingdom), Edmond Schreiber, Edmonton, London, England, General (United Kingdom), General officer, General officer commanding, Hadlow Down, Highland Light Infantry, III Corps (United Kingdom), India, John Grover (British Army officer), Mercers' School, Military Cross, Noel Irwin, Officer (armed forces), Order of the Bath, Order of the British Empire, Quartermaster-General to the Forces, Royal Fusiliers, Senior Officers' School, Belgaum, Sidney Kirkman, Staff College, Camberley, Thomas Riddell-Webster, Uckfield, Vyvyan Evelegh, Walter Venning, War Office, Western Command (United Kingdom), William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, World War I, World War II, 2nd Infantry Division (United Kingdom).

Assistant Chief of the General Staff (United Kingdom)

The Assistant Chief of the General Staff is a senior role in the British Army.

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Brian Horrocks

Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Gwynne Horrocks, (7 September 1895 – 4 January 1985) was a British Army officer, chiefly remembered as the commander of XXX Corps in Operation Market Garden and other operations during the Second World War.

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Brigadier (United Kingdom)

Brigadier (Brig) is a senior rank in the British Army and the Royal Marines.

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British Army

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.

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British Transport Commission

The British Transport Commission (BTC) was created by Clement Attlee's post-war Labour government as a part of its nationalisation programme, to oversee railways, canals and road freight transport in Great Britain (Northern Ireland had the separate Ulster Transport Authority).

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Commandant

Commandant is a title often given to the officer in charge of a military (or other uniformed service) training establishment or academy.

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Commanding officer

The commanding officer (CO) or, if the incumbent is a general officer, commanding general (CG), is the officer in command of a military unit.

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Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (DCLI) was a light infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 to 1959.

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East Sussex

East Sussex is a county in South East England.

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Eastern Command (United Kingdom)

Eastern Command was a Command of the British Army.

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Edmond Schreiber

Lieutenant-General Sir Edmund Charles Acton Schreiber, (30 April 1890 – 8 October 1972) was a senior British Army officer who served in both the First World War and the Second World War.

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Edmonton, London

Edmonton is an area of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-east of Charing Cross.

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England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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General (United Kingdom)

General (or full general to distinguish it from the lower general officer ranks) is the highest rank currently achievable by serving officers of the British Army.

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General officer

A general officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines.

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General officer commanding

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) is the usual title given in the armies of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth (and some other, such as in Ireland) nations to a General Officer who holds a command appointment.

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Hadlow Down

Hadlow Down is a village and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England.

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Highland Light Infantry

The Highland Light Infantry (HLI) was a light infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1881.

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III Corps (United Kingdom)

III Corps was an army corps of the British Army formed in both the First World War and the Second World War.

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India

India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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John Grover (British Army officer)

Major General John Malcolm Lawrence Grover CB MC (6 February 1897 – 1979) was a British Army officer who commanded the 2nd Infantry Division in the Burma Campaign, including in the Battle of Kohima, during World War II.

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Mercers' School

The Mercers' School was an independent school in the City of London, England, with a history going back at least to 1542, and perhaps much further.

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Military Cross

The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces, and used to be awarded to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

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Noel Irwin

Lieutenant General Noel Mackintosh Stuart Irwin & Two Bars, MC (24 December 1892 – 21 December 1972) was a senior British Army officer, who played a prominent role in the British Army after the Dunkirk evacuation, and in the Burma Campaign during the Second World War.

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Officer (armed forces)

An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority.

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Order of the Bath

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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Quartermaster-General to the Forces

The Quartermaster-General to the Forces (QMG) is a senior general in the British Army.

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Royal Fusiliers

The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in continuous existence for 283 years.

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Senior Officers' School, Belgaum

The Senior Officers' School, Belgaum was a British military establishment established in 1920 for the training of senior officers of all services based in India in inter-service cooperation.

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Sidney Kirkman

General Sir Sidney Chevalier Kirkman, (29 July 1895 – 29 October 1982) was a British Army officer, who served in both the First World War and Second World War.

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Staff College, Camberley

Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, was a staff college for the British Army and the presidency armies of British India (later merged to form the Indian Army).

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Thomas Riddell-Webster

General Sir Thomas Sheridan Riddell-Webster (12 February 1886 – 27 May 1974) was Quartermaster-General to the Forces during the Second World War.

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Uckfield

Uckfield is a town in the Wealden District of East Sussex in South East England.

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Vyvyan Evelegh

Major General Vyvyan Evelegh, (14 December 1898 – 27 August 1958) was a senior officer of the British Army during the Second World War, commanding the 78th Infantry Division (otherwise known as the Battleaxe Division) and the 6th Armoured Division in Tunisia and Italy.

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Walter Venning

General Sir Walter King Venning (17 January 1882 – 19 June 1964) was a British Army officer and administrator who served in both World Wars.

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War Office

The War Office was a department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army between 1857 and 1964, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence.

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Western Command (United Kingdom)

Western Command was a command of the British Army.

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William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim

Field Marshal William Joseph Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, (6 August 1891 – 14 December 1970), usually known as Bill Slim, was a British military commander and the 13th Governor-General of Australia.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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2nd Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

The 2nd Infantry Division was a Regular Army infantry division of the British Army, with a long history.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daril_Watson

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