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Graham, Sir Miles (William Arthur Peel), 1895-1976, Major General

  • Person
  • 1895-1976

Born 1895; educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge; Commissioned, 2 Life Guards, 1914; served on Western Front, World War One, 1914-1918; awarded MC; Capt, Regular Army Reserve of Officers (RARO), 1919; ran steel business Graham & Bohn, 1920s-1930s; rejoined Life Guards as Captain, 1939; Staff Officer, 1 Cavalry Division Headquarters, Palestine, 1940; served in Quartermaster Branch, 8 Army; awarded military OBE, 1942; Deputy Adjutant and Quarter Master General (DAQMG), 8 Army, 1942-1943; with Brig Sir Brian Robertson co-developed the concept of a Field Maintenance Centre for the swift supply of mobile operations; Brigadier and Chief Administrative Officer, 8 Army, 1943; Major General Administration (MGA), 21 Army Group, 1944; knighted, 1945; retired from Army, 1947; Director, Times Publishing Company, 1946-1962; Chairman of electronics company A C Cossor Ltd, 1947-1968; Chairman of betting mechanisation company Totalisators Ltd, 1947-1973; Chairman and Honorary President of the Grayhound Racing Association; died, 1976.

Clutton, George Lisle, 1909-1970, Knight, diplomat

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  • 1909-1970

Born, 1909; educated Bedford School and Merton College, Oxford; Assistant Keeper, Prints and Drawings, British Museum, 1934-1939; served in the British Army, 1939-1940; seconded to Foreign Office, 1940; transferred to Stockholm, Sweden, 1944; First Secretary, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1946-1948; Head of African Department, Foreign Office, 1948-1950; Minister at the UK Liaison Mission, Japan, 1950-1952; Foreign Office liaison officer with MI6, 1952-1955; Ambassador to the Philippines, 1955-1959; Ambassador to Poland, 1960-1966; died, 1970.

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