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Christison, Sir Alexander Frank Phillip (1893-1993)

A.F.P. Christison commanded XV Corps in the second Arakan campaign of 1944. He had replaced his old friend, William Slim, as commander of the corps when Slim moved up to command of 14 Army.

Service record

1893     

Born
1914
Second lieutenant    
Commissioned in Cameron Highlanders Regiment
1934

Instructor, Camberley
1937
Colonel     
Commander, Duke of Wellington's Regiment
1938
Brigadier     
Commander, Quetta Brigade, India
1940

Commandant, Staff College, Quetta
1941-6
Major general     
Commander, 15 Division
1942

Commander, XXXIII Indian Corps, Burma
1943-10     

Commander, XV Indian Corps, Burma
1945

Acting commander in chief, Allied Land Forces, Southeast Asia
1946

Commander, Northern Command
1947

Commander, Scottish Command
1947

Governor, Edinburgh Castle
1947

Aide-de-camp to the King
1949

Retired
1993

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2007-12-25)

Lewin (1976)

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives (accessed 2010-12-20)

Pettibone (2006)

Slim (1956)


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