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Archibald Sholto George Douglas, CBE

 

 

 

Major-General Archibald Sholto George Douglas , British general , * 17 March 1896 , Royston , Hertfordshire , England , † 17th March 1981 , North Dorset , Dorset , England.

 

(1896 – 1981) son of Captain George Sholto Douglas 1858-1916 and Lady Laura Wentworth-Fitzwilliam Of FitzWilliam 1869-1936
Married Violet Davison, and had 4 children.

 

He was educated at Eton College, Windsor and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

 

He fought in the First World War and he was mentioned in despatches. A Captain in the 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade, he was appointed Allied Commissioner General during the 'Armeno-Georgian Entanglement', establishing the British Headquarters at Alaverdi c1918/1919.

 

He fought in the Second World War and was mentioned in despatches.

 

He was appointed Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 1943. He was awarded the Order of Kutuzov of the U.S.S.R.

1940 - 1941 Commandant of Tactical School, Middle East
1942           Commanding Officer ? Area, Middle East
1942 - 1944 Commanding Officer Persia Area, Persia
1943 - 1944 General Officer Commanding 12th Indian Division

 

grave markerGrave in St Mary's, Dalmahoy

 

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