13980 General Sir Augustus Francis ANDREW Nicol 'BUDGY' THORNE, GOC XII CORPS

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  1. Bala

    Bala Member

    I am struggling to find a photograph of General Andrew (‘Bulgy’)Thorne,
    GOC XII Corps, Home Forces 1940

    Please can anyone post one that I can download or point me to a source.
     
  2. dbf

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    http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw118630/Sir-Augustus-Francis-Andrew-Nicol-Thorne?LinkID=mp78164&search=sas&sText=andrew+thorne&role=sit&rNo=0 National Portrait Gallery Sir (Augustus Francis) Andrew Nicol Thorne by Godfrey Argent bromide print, 10 August 1969 10 7/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (276 mm x 201 mm) image size Commissioned, 1969 mw118630.jpg


    Possible that there is a photo in these publications
    http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137284358.0013

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02684529208432169#.VJdKebgAMA
     
  3. Peccavi

    Peccavi Senior Member

    Sorry to say it seems to get harder and harder to post images on this site But here goes - definitely not bulgy!

    In 1940 as Commander 48th Division of BEF, Dunkirk.
    http://postimg.org/image/swifcaiax/
    Performed pretty well and a surprise never employed in an active theatre.
     
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  4. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    He didn't impress Churchill during his visit to kent in late June 1940...nor Brooke IIRC - but "survived" Brookie's cull of older generals through the winter of 1940-41 to have a full career through the war, capping it with being put in charge of the Allied liberation forces in Norway in 1945 IIRC.
     
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  6. Bala

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    Many thanks gentlemen - really helpful
     
  7. Owen

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    as mentioned before dbf is female.
    ;)
     
  8. Bala

    Bala Member

    I do apologise and thank you all for you help.

    I wish you all a Happy Christmas the all the best for the New Year
     
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    Personal Number: 13980
    Rank: General
    Name: Sir Augustus Francis Andrew Nicol THORNE, KCB, CMG, DSO**, MiD, DL
    Unit: Grenadier Guards;


    London Gazette: 16 September 1915
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29298/supplement/9202/data.pdf
    ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S AND QUARTERMASTER- GENERAL'S STAFF.
    Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quarter-master-Generals—
    Captain Clive O. V. Gray, Seaforth High- landers (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's), vice Captain A. F. A. N. Thorne, Grenadier Guards. Dated 19th August, 1915.

    London Gazette: 4 June 1920
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31930/supplement/6307/data.pdf
    The undermentioned to be temp. Majs.:—
    Whilst D.A.Q.M.GS.:—
    Maj. A. F. A. N. Thorne, C.M.G., D.S.O., G. Gds., from 15th Feb. to 17th Aug. 1915, whilst a D.A.A. and Q.M.G., and from 18th Aug. 1915 whilst a D.A.Q.M.G.

    London Gazette: 11 June 1940
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34869/supplement/3505/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    COMMANDS AND STAFF.
    The undermentioned appts. are made:—
    Maj.-Gen. A. F. A. N. Thorne, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., to be spec, empld. and is granted the actg. rank of Lt.-Gen. 8th June 1940.

    London Gazette: 28 December 1923
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32892/page/9109/data.pdf
    MEMORANDA.
    The undermentioned to be Bt. Lt.-Cols. 29th Dec. 1923:—
    Maj. A. F. A. N. Thorne, C.M.G., D.S.O., Gren. G'ds.

    London Gazette: 28 October 1938
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34565/page/6689/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    Col. (temp. Brig.) A. F.. A. N. Thorne, C.M.G., D.S.O., A.D.C., to be Maj.-Gen. 26th Oct. 1938, with seniority 23rd Dec. 1937.

    London Gazette: 7 November 1939
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34728/supplement/7562/data.pdf
    TERRITORIAL ARMY.
    COMMANDS AND STAFF.
    Ma].-Gen. A. F. A. N. Thorne, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., from G.O.C. to be Comdr. 23rd Oct. 1939.

    London Gazette : 20 December 1940
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35020/supplement/7175/data.pdf
    he names of the undermentioned have been 'brought to notice in recognition of distinguished services in connection with operations in the field. March-June, 1940.
    COMMANDS AND STAFF.
    Maj.-Gen. (actg. Lt.-Gen.) A. F. A. N. THORNE, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O

    London Gazette : 9 May 1941
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35157/supplement/2648/data.pdf
    COMMANDS AND STAFF.
    The undermentioned appts. are made: —
    Maj.-Gen. (actg. Lt.-Gen.) A. F. A. N. Thorne, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. (13980), from a Comdr. to be G.O.C.-in-C. Scottish Comd., and to retain the actg. rank of Lt.-Gen. 8th May 1941.

    London Gazette : 11 June 1942
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35586/page/2477/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of His Majesty's Birthday, to give orders for the following pro-motions in, and appointments to, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath:—
    To be Additional Members of the Military Division of the Second Class, or Knights Commanders, of the said Most Honourable Order:—
    Lieutenant-General Augustus Francis Andrew NicolThorne, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. (13980), late Grenadier Guards.

    London Gazette : 8 November 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37340/supplement/5460/data.pdf
    The KING has been pleased to .grant unrestricted permission for the wearing of the following decorations which have been conferred on the undermentioned personnel in recognition of distinguished services in the cause of the Allies: —
    DECORATIONS CONFERRED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
    Legion of Merit, Degree of Commander.
    General Sir Augustus Francis A ndrew Nicol THORNE, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. (13980), late Grenadier Guards.

    London Gazette: 17 October 1946
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37761/supplement/5144/data.pdf
    The KING has been pleased to grant unrestricted permission for the wearing of the following decora- tions which have been conferred on the undermentioned personnel in recognition of distinguished services in the cause of the Allies:—
    DECORATIONS CONFERRED BY His MAJESTY THE KING OF NORWAY.
    Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav. Freedom Medal.
    General Sir Augustus Francis Andrew Nicol THORNE, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. (13980),. late Grenadier Guards.

    London Gazette: 11 May 1951
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39226/supplement/2701/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    General Sir A. F. Andrew N. THORNE, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. (13980), late Ft. Gds., reverts to ret. pay, on ceasing to be re-employed, 18th April 1951.
     
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  11. Owen

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    Facing page 200 in Volume 3 of The Grenadier Guards in The Great War by Ponsonby.
     

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