10800 Major-General Douglas Neil WIMBERLEY, CB, DSO, MC, MiD, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

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    Personal number: 10800
    Rank: Major-General
    Name: Douglas Neil WIMBERLEY, CB, DSO, MC, MiD
    Unit: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

    London Gazette : 11 May 1915
    The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military College, to be Second Lieutenants. Dated 12th May 1915:—
    The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
    Douglas Neil Wimberley.

    London Gazette : 20 May 1916
    Cam'n Highrs.—
    The undermentioned. 2nd Lts. to be Lts. 17th Mar.1916:—
    D. N. Wimberley, and to remain secd.

    London Gazette : 18 April 1917
    The undermentioned to be actg. Capts. while comdg. Coys.:—
    Lt. D. N. Wimberley (Camn. Highrs.). 12 Feb. 1917.

    London Gazette : 27 May 1918
    The undermentioned to be actg Majs while comdg. a Co
    19 Feb 1918
    Capt D. N Wimberley (Cam'n Highrs )

    London Gazette : 3 January 1933
    The undermentioned promotions are made. 1st Jan. 1933:—
    To be Bt. Maj.
    Capt. D. N. Wimberley, M.C., Camerons

    London Gazette : 2 January 1934
    Capt. & Bt.-Maj. D. N. Wimberley, M.C., to be Maj. 3rd Jan. 1934.

    London Gazette : 3 January 1936
    The undermentioned promotions are made. 1st Jan. 1936: —
    To be Bt. Lt.-Cols.
    Maj. D. N. Wimberley, M.C., Camerons.

    London Gazette : 3 January 1939
    Camerons—Maj. & Bt. Lt.-Col. D. N. Wimberley, M.C., to be Lt.-Col. 19th Dec. 1938.

    London Gazette : 24 December 1940
    The undermentioned Lt.-Cols. and Bt. Lt.- Cols. to be Cols.:—
    (Actg. Brig.) D. N. Wimberley, M.C. (10800) from Cameron H., 17th Oct. 1940, with seniority 1st Jan. 1939.

    London Gazette : 27 May 1941
    The undermentioned appts'. are made: —
    Col. (temp. Brig.) D. N. Wimberley, M.C. (10800), to be a Comdr., and is granted the actg. rank of Maj.-Gen. 21st May 1941.

    London Gazette : 22 May 1942
    Col. (actg. Maj.-Gen.) D. N. Wimberley, M.C. (10800), to be temp. Maj.-Gen. 21st May 1942.

    London Gazette : 31 December 1942
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East: —
    The Distinguished Service Order.
    Major-General (temporary) Douglas Neil Wimberley, M.C. (10800), late The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (Nairn, Scotland).

    London Gazette : 24 June 1943
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East during the period ist May, 1942, to 22nd October, 1942: —
    Commands and Staff.
    Maj.-Gen. (temp.) D. N. Wimberley, D.S.O., M.C. (10800), late Camerons.

    London Gazette : 5 August 1943
    The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Tunisia:—
    To be Additional Members of the Military Division of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said Most Honourable Order:—
    Major-General (temporary) Douglas Neil Wimberley, D.S.O., M.C. (10800), late The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

    London Gazette : 1 August 1944
    The undermentioned to be Maj.-Gens.:—
    Col. (temp. Maj.-Gen.) D. N. Wimberley, C.B., D.S.O., M.C. (10800), 31st July 1944, with seny. 24th Dec. 1943.

    London Gazette : 8 October 1946
    Maj.-Gen. D. N. WIMBERLEY, C.B., D.S.O., M.C. (10800), retires on ret. pay, 8th Oct. 1946.

    London Gazette : 28 March 1947
    Commissions have been signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of the City of Dundee.
    Major-General Douglas Neil Wimberley, C.B., D.S.O., M.C., of University College, 149, Nether- gate, Dundee;

    London Gazette : 2 October 1951
    Maj.-Gen. Douglas Neil WIMBERLEY, C.B., D.S.O., M.C., D.L., LL.D. (10800) (retired) is appointed Col. 2nd Sept. 1951, vice Maj.-Gen. Sir James S. DREW, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O., M.C., D.L. (21772) (retired), tenure expired.
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    Known as "Tartan Tam" as he was an ardent Scottish nationalist. When commanding a Machine Gun Corps Company in 51st Highland Division on the Western Front (he considered his posting to the MGC from being the battalion machine-gun officer as deleterious to his career) he lobbied for the introduction of the TOS for Scottish-associated MGC units, successfully. He tried earnesty to keep non-Scottish units (and preferably officers, too) out of his division but did accept some Lowlanders. Given that Monty considered his Divisional Plan the best he saw for El Alamein, his career tailed off thereafter; a brief sojourn as Director of Infantry, but retired in 1946. I know there is a biography of him in the works..
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