Lindsell, Sir Wilfred Gordon, 1884-1973, Lieutenant General

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Lindsell, Sir Wilfred Gordon, 1884-1973, Lieutenant General

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Born 1884; educated Birkenhead School, Cheshire, Victoria College, Jersey, and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; 2nd Lt, Royal Artillery, 1903; Lt, 1906; Aide de Camp to Maj Gen Sir Harry Barron whilst Governor of Tasmania, 1910-1913, and Governor of Western Australia, 1913-1914; served World War One, 1914-1918; Capt 1914; Aide de Camp to Brig Gen, Royal Artillery, 7 Div, BEF (British Expeditionary Force), France, 1914-1915; Staff Capt, Royal Artillery, 7 Div, France, 1915-1916; Bde Maj, Royal Artillery, 62 Div, Home Services and France, 1916-1918; Maj, 1918; General Staff Officer, Grade 2, Royal Artillery, 8 Corps, France, 1918-1919; General Staff Officer, Grade 2, Royal Artillery, Western Command, 1919; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, War Office,1920; temporary Instructor and Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, School of Military Administration, 1920-1922; Instructor, Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, School of Military Administration, 1922-1924; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, and temporary Lt Col, 1925-1929; Brevet Lt Col, 1927; General Staff Officer, Grade 1, War Office, 1930-1933; Brevet Col and Col, 1931; Commandant Senior Officers' School, Sheerness, Kent, 1933-1935; Deputy Military Secretary and Assistant Secretary of Selection Board, War Office, and temporary Brig, 1935-1936; Commander Royal Artillery, Eastern Command, and temporary Brig, 1936-1938; Maj Gen in command of Administration, Southern Command, 1938-1939; Quartermaster General, BEF (British Expeditionary Force), 1939-1940; temporary Lt Gen in command of Administration, Home Forces, 1940-1941; Lt Gen, 1941; Senior Military Advisor to the Ministry of Supply, 1941; Lt Gen in charge of Administration in the Middle East, 1942-1943; Principal Administrative Officer to the Indian Command, 1943-1945; retired 1945; supervisor of the release of war factories and disposal of government surplus stores, 1945; Col Commandant, Royal Artillery, 1940-1950; Governor and Commandant, Church Lads' Brigade, 1948-1954; Church Commissioner for England, 1948-1959; died 1973.

Publications: Military Organisation and Administration (Gale and Polden, Aldershot, [1921]); A and Q or Military Administration in War (Gale and Polden, Aldershot, 1928).

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