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Beckwith-Smith, Merton (1890-1942)

Beckwith-Smith commanded 18 Division, which was diverted to Singapore as the crisis there deepened. The division was surrendered along with the rest of the garrison.

Service record

1890-7-11    

Born
1926-10-15     
Lieutenant colonel     
Commander, Officer Training Corps, Oxford University
1931

Senior Officers' School, Sheerness
1932-10-1

Commander, 1 Battalion, Welsh Guards
1934-10-1
Colonel      Commander, Welsh Guards Regiment
1938-2-12
Brigadier     
Commander, Lahore Brigade Area, India
1939-7-3

Commander, 1 Brigade, France
1940-5-31

Acting commander, 1 Division, France
1940-6-3

Commander, 1 Brigade
1940-6-9

Acting commander, 1 Division
1940-7-14
Major general     
Commander, 18 Division, Malaya
1942-2-15

Prisoner of war
1942-11-11     

Dies in prison camp

References

Ammentorp (accessed 2015-12-19)



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