17547 Field Marshal Sir Henry Maitland WILSON, GCB, GBE, DSO, MiD, Rifle Brigade

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    Personal number: 17547
    Rank: Field Marshal
    Name: Sir Henry Maitland WILSON, GCB, GBE, DSO, MiD
    Unit: Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)


    London Gazette : 9 March 1900
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/27172/page/1632/data.pdf
    The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own),
    The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military College, to be Second Lieutenants. Dated 10th March, 1900 :—
    Henry Maitland Wilson, in succession to Lieutenant R. W. Pearson, killed in action

    London Gazette : 24 October 1911
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28544/page/7707/data.pdf
    Officers Training Corps.
    Oxford University Contingent, Senior Division, Officers Training Corps; Captain Henry Maitland Wilson, The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), to be Adjutant. Dated 1st October, 1911.

    London Gazette : 1 January 1917
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29886/supplement/19/data.pdf
    AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER.
    Maj. Henry Maitland Wilson, Rif. Brig.

    London Gazette : 4 June 1927
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33284/page/3838/data.pdf
    REGULAR FORCES.
    Rifle Bde.—
    Maj. & Bt. Lt.-Col. H. M. Wilson, D.S.O., to be Lt.-Col. 15th June 1927.

    London Gazette : 30 April 1935
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    REGULAR ARMY.
    The undermentioned are granted the hon. rank of Maj.-Gen. in the Army. 1st May 1935:—
    Col. (temp. Brig.) H. M. Wilson/ D.S.O., to be Maj:-Gen. 30th Apr. 1935.

    London Gazette : 23 June 1939
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34639/page/4244/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    Maj.-Gen. H. M. Wilson, C.B., D.S.O., to be Lt.-Gen. 15th June 1939, with seniority 26th June 1938.
    COMMANDS AND STAFF.
    The undermentioned appts. are made:—
    Lt.-Gen. H. M. Wilson, C.B., D.S.O., from Div. Comdr., to be G.O.C.-in-C., The British Troops in Egypt. 15th June 1939.

    London Gazette : 4 April 1940
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37521/supplement/1726/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 undermen- tioned officers 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
    Field Marshal The Right Honourable Henry Maitland BARON WILSON, of Libya , G.C.B., G.B.E., D.S.O. (17547), Colonel Commandant The Rifle 6rigade (Prince Consort's Own).

    London Gazette : 4 March 1941
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35094/page/1304/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of the recent successful combined operations in the Middle East: —
    To be an Additional Knight Grand Cross of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:—
    Lieutenant-General Henry Maitland Wilson, . K.C.B., D.S.O., Colonel Commandant, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own).

    London Gazette : 30 May 1941
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35175/supplement/3071/data.pdf
    The undermentioned promotions are made:—
    Lt.-Gen. Sir Henry M. Wilson, G.B.E., K.C.B., D.S.O. (17547), to be Gen. 31st May 1941, with seniority 6th May 1941.

    London Gazette : 9 December 1941
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35372/supplement/6981/data.pdf
    Gen. Sir H. Maitland Wilson, G.B.E., K.C.B., D.S.O., Col. Comdt. Rifle Bde. (17547). 24th Nov. 1941 (vice Gen. Sir Robert Gordon-Finlayson, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., Col. Comdt. R.H.A. (6755), retired

    London Gazette : 10 April 1942
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35519/supplement/1595/data.pdf
    The KING has been pleased to grant unrestricted permission for the wearing of the following decorations which have been conferred upon the undermentioned officers in recognition of services in the cause of the Allies: —
    Decorations conferred by THE KING OF THE HELLENES.
    The Military Cross 1st Class
    General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, G.B.E., K.C.B., D.S.O., A.D.C. Gen. (17547), Colonel Commandant, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own).

    London Gazette : 24 June 1943
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36065/supplement/2853/data.pdf
    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.
    Gen. Sir H. Maitland Wilson, G.B.E., K.C.B., D.S.O., A.D.C. Gen. (17547), Col. Comdt., Rifle Bde.

    London Gazette : 8 June 1944
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    The KING has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of His Majesty's Birthday, to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath:—
    To be an Additional Member of the Military Division of the First Class, or Knights Grand Cross, of the said Most Honourable Order:—
    General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, G.B.E., K.C.B., D.S.O. (17547), Colonel Com- mandant, The Rule Brigade (Prince Con- sort's Own), Aide-de-Camp General to The King.

    London Gazette : 7 December 1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36828/supplement/5616/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 officers in recognition of distinguished services in the cause of the Allies:—
    DECORATIONS CONFERRED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND.
    Virtuti Militari V Class.
    General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, G.C.B., G.B.E., K.C.B., D.S.O. (17547), late The Rifle Brigade.

    London Gazette : 29 December 1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36861/supplement/5936/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the promotion to the rank of Field-Marshal of:—
    General Sir Henry Maitland WILSON, G.C.B., G.B.E., D.S.O., Colonel Commandant, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), Aide-de-Camp General to The King.

    London Gazette : 24 January 1946
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37442/supplement/651/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 officers in recognition of distinguished services in the cause of the Allies:—
    DECORATIONS CONFERRED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
    Distinguished Service Medal.
    Field Marshal Sir Henry Maitland WILSON, G.C.B., G.B.E., D.S.O. (754), Colonel Commandant The Rifle -Brigade (.Prince Consort's Own).

    London Gazette : 12 March 1946
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37498/page/1339/data.pdf
    The KING has, been pleased, by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm, bearing date the 12th instant, to confer the dignity of a Barony of the United Kingdom upon Field-Marshal Sir Henry Maitiand Wilson, G.C.B., G.B.E., D.S.O., and the heirs made of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, style and title of BARON WILSON, of Libya and of Stowlangtoft in the County of Suffolk.

    London Gazette : 4 April 1946
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37521/supplement/1726/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 officers 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.
    Field Marshal The Right Honourable Henry Maitland BARON WILSON, of Libya, G.C.B., G.B.E., D.S.O. (17547), Colonel Commandant The Rifle 6rigade (Prince Consort's Own).

    London Gazette : 26 June 1946
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37628/supplement/3261/data.pdf
    OPERA TIONS IN THE WESTERN DESERT FROM DECEMBER 7TH, 1940, TO FEBRUARY 7TH, 1941.

    London Gazette : 9 August 1955
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40557/page/4559/data.pdf
    Whitehall, August 9, 1955.
    The QUEEN has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the (Realm, to grant unto Field Marshal Baron Wilson, G.C.B., G.B.E., D.S.O., the Office and Place of Constable of Her Majesty's Tower of London, in the room of Field-Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke, K.G., G.C.B., O.M., G.CV.O., D.S.O., who has retired on the completion of his term of office.
    The appointment takes effect as from the 1st August, 1955.
     
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