13420 Lieutenant-General William John ELDRIDGE, KBE, CB, CBE, DSO, MC, MiD, Royal Artillery

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    Personal Number: 13420
    Rank: Lieutenant-General
    Name: William John ELDRIDGE, KBE, CB, CBE, DSO, MC, MiD
    Units: Royal Garrison Artillery; Royal Artillery


    London Gazette : 26 September 1917
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30308/supplement/9974/data.pdf
    Awarded the Military Cross.
    2nd Lt. William John Eldridge, R.G.A.

    London Gazette : 1 January 1919
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31092/supplement/18/data.pdf
    AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER
    Lt. (A./Capt.) William John Eldridge, M.C., 90th Siege By., R.G.A.

    London Gazette : 30 January 1923
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32791/page/712/data.pdf
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Lt. William John ELDRIDGE, D.S.O., M.C., R.G.A., is granted a temporary commission as a Flying Officer on seconding for four years' duty with the R.A.F. 12th Jan. 1923.

    London Gazette : 10 January 1933
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33901/page/232/data.pdf
    ESTABLISHMENTS.
    The undermentioned appts.. -
    Capt. W. J. Eldridge, as Capt. Instr. in Gunn., R.A. Wing, Sch. of Anti-Aircraft Def. 1st Jan. 1933.

    London Gazette : 20 January 1933
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33904/page/442/data.pdf
    ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY.
    The undermentioned offrs., are secd, whilst students at the Staff Coll. 21st Jan. 1933:—
    Capt. W. J. Eldridge, D.S.O., M.C.

    London Gazette : 3 July 1936
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34301/page/4228/data.pdf
    To be Bt. Majs.
    Capt. W. J. Eldridge, D.S.O., M.C., R.A.

    London Gazette : 5 February 1937
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34368/page/789/data.pdf
    ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY.
    The undermentioned Capts. to be Majs. : —
    Bt. Maj. W. J. Eldridge, D.S.O., M.C., 13th Jan. 1937, and remains secd.

    London Gazette : 1 July 1938
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34527/page/4244/data.pdf
    HALF YEARLY BREVETS.
    The undermentioned promotions are made
    1st July 1938:—
    Majs. to be Bt. Lt.-Cols.
    (local Lt.-Col.) W . J. Eldridge, D.S.O., M.C., R.A.

    London Gazette : 1 January 1941
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35029/supplement/9/data.pdf
    The KING has been, graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire:—
    To be Additional Commanders of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:—
    Colonel William John Eldridge, D.S.O., M.C., late Royal Artillery.

    London Gazette : 5 December 1941
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35369/supplement/6937/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY
    The undermentioned Cols to be Maj Gens —
    Col (Bng (temp)) W J Eldridge CBE DSO MC (13420) is granted the acting rank of Maj Gen 1st Dec 1941

    London Gazette : 29 December 1942
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    REGULAR ARMY
    The undermentioned Cols. (actg. Maj.-Gens.) to be temp. Maj.-Gens.:—
    1st Dec. 1942:—
    W. J. Eldridge, C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C. (13420).

    London Gazette : 29 November 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37368/supplement/5791/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy: —
    Commands and Staff.
    Brig, (temp.) W. J. ELDRIDGE, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C. (13420), late R.A.

    London Gazette : 13 December 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37386/supplement/6073/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy:—
    Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.
    Brigadier ( temporary) William John ELDRIDGE, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C. (13420), late Royal Regiment of Artillery.

    London Gazette : 1 January 1946
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37419/supplement/233/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY .
    Col. (temp. Brig.) W. J. ELDRIDGE, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C. (13420), is re-granted the temp, rank of Maj.-Gen., 1st Dec. 1945.

    London Gazette : 16 January 1948
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    The KING has been pleased to grant unrestricted permission for the wearing of the following decorations which have been conferred on the under- mentioned 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.
    Major-General William John ELDRIDGE, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C. (13420), late Royal Regi- ment of Artillery.

    London Gazette : 6 March 1951
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39162/supplement/1159/data.pdf
    ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY.
    Maj-Gen. William John ELDRIDGE, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C. (13420), is appointed Colonel Commandant, 9th Feb. 1951, in succession to Maj.-Gen. (Hon. Lt.-Gen.) E. F. NORTON, C.B., D.S.O., M.C. (6306), late R.A. (ret'd) who has resigned.

    London Gazette : 25 September 1953
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39969/supplement/5101/data.pdf
    COMMANDS & STAFF.
    Maj.-Gen. W. J. ELDRIDGE, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C. (13420) late R.A., relinquishes his appointment as General Officer Commanding Aldershot District, 7th Sept. 1953, remaining on full pay.

    London Gazette : 19 February 1954
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40106/supplement/1145/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    Maj.-Gen. (Temp. Lt.-Gen.) W. J. ELDRIDGE, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C. (13420), late R.A., to be Lt.- Gen., 1st Jan. 1954.
     
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    Reference: WO 373/14/312
    Name Eldridge, William John
    Rank: Colonel, Temporary Brigadier
    Service No: 13420
    Regiment: 56 London Division Royal Artillery
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Bar to Distinguished Service Order
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 13 December 1945

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    Reference: WO 373/148/399
    Name Eldridge, William John
    Rank: Brigadier
    Regiment: British Army
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Foreign to British: USA
    Award: The Legion of Merit Degree of Commander
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 16 January 1948
     
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