Major-General John Douglas-Withers

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John Douglas-Withers  

 


Major-General John Keppel Ingold Douglas-Withers, CBE, MC (11 December 1919 – 3 November 1997) was a British Army officer.

Douglas-Withers was commissioned into the Royal Artillery on 5 October 1940 and served as a forward observer during the Italian Campaign (1) of the Second World War. After the war, he became Commander of 6th Infantry Brigade in December 1965, Chief of Staff, 1st (British) Corps in February 1968 and General Officer Commanding South West District in February 1970 before retiring in December 1971.

He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1969 Birthday Honours.

Retired major-general John Douglas-Withers was Group Personnel Manager of the Jardine Group from 1974. (12 June 78)

Notes:
1.  He made a voice recording about the battle at Cassino
2.  May have attended Christ Church, Oxford University 1938-39


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