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#1 charlesmessenger

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 08:00 PM

Does anyone know anything about this man? He conducted investigations into manpower in the British Army, both in France and at home during 1917.

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#2 Glosters

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 09:08 PM

Lieut-General Henry Merrick Lawson, CB (1859-1933)
Born 30 Jan. 1859, Dublin. son of James Lawson, Justice of the Court of the Queen's Bench, Ireland. Educated Cheltenham College and RMA Woolwich. Lieut. Royal Engineers, 1877. Served Suakin Expedition 1884, Nile Expedition 1884-5, seved with the Egyptian Army in Sudan Camapaign 1898 (dangerously wounded). Served in South Africa 1899-1902 (Brigadier-General on the Staff. QSA 4 clasps, KSA 2 clasps, MiD, CB); ADC to the King; on Staff DAQMG Dublin 1889-92; Director of Movements and Quarterings, War Office 1904-6; CO 13th Infantry Brigade, Dublin 1906-7; Major-General in charge of Administration, Aldershot Command 1907-10; CO 2nd Division 1910-14; Lt-Governor Guernsey and Alderney 1914-15.
Died 1933.

Someone needs to fill in the blank from 1915-33.

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#3 Terry_Reeves

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 09:26 PM

To fill in the gaps. KCB 1918. Married 1912, Lady Wilma CBE, daughter of the 5th Earl of Radnor, and widow of 2nd Earl of Lathom. CinC Northern Command 1915-16. Lt General 1916; special service theatre of war 1916-17, Inspector General of Communications, Italian Expeditionary Force 1917-18. Retired 1921. Colonel Commandant RE from 1922.

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Posted 09 December 2003 - 08:49 AM

Steve, Terry

Many thanks for your most prompt and helpful replies.

Charles M