Arthur Wollaston Bartholomew

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Arthur Bartholomew
Born 5 May 1878
Died 29 January 1945 (aged 66)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major-General
Commands held Commander of British Troops in China
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order

Major-General Arthur Wollaston Bartholomew CB CMG CBE DSO (5 May 1878 – 29 January 1945) was Commander of British Troops in China.

Military career[edit]

Bartholomew was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1900.[1]

He was a keen cricketer and played for Berkshire County Cricket Club in the Minor Counties Championship.[2]

He became an Adjutant in 1910[3] and then served in World War I, initially as a Brigade Major[4] and then as a General Staff Officer.[5]

In 1929 he became an Instructor at the Senior Officers' School[6] and in 1931 he was made Commander Royal Artillery for 4th Division[7] Then in 1933 he was appointed Inspector of the Royal Artillery.[8]

He became Commander of British Troops in China in 1935.[9] He retired in 1938[10] and became Lieutenant of the Tower of London.[11] He was also Colonel Commandant of the Royal Artillery from 1942[12] until his death and Aide-de-Camp to King George V.[13]

He lived at The Manor House in Ottery St Mary in Devon.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27196. p. 3335. 25 May 1900. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  2. ^ Cricket Archive
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28355. p. 2411. 8 April 1910. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28957. p. 8763. 30 October 1914. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30359. p. 11255. 30 October 1917. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33503. p. 3691. 4 June 1929. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33677. p. 146. 6 January 1931. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33944. p. 3635. 30 May 1933. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 34219. p. 7165. 10 March 1939. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 34581. p. 8071. 20 December 1938. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  11. ^ The London Gazette: no. 34606. p. 1637. 12 November 1935. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  12. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 35830. p. 5550. 18 December 1942. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  13. ^ Major General's patrol pattern tunic
  14. ^ Berkshire Record Office National Archives
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Oswald Borrett
Commander of British Troops in China
1935–1938
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Grassett