Cuthbert Lucas

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Cuthbert Lucas
Born (1879-03-01)1 March 1879
Died 1958
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1898 - 1932
Rank Major-General
Unit 87th Brigade
Machine Gun Corps Training Centre
4th Division
17th Infantry Brigade
Battles/wars

Second Boer War
World War I

Irish War of Independence
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order

Major-General Cuthbert Henry Tindall Lucas CB CMG DSO (1 March 1879 - 1958) was a British Army officer who commanded 4th Division.

Military career[edit]

Lucas was commissioned into the 2 Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1898.[1] He served in the Second Boer War and then in the Egyptian Army and Sudan Civil Service.[1] He served in World War I with the British Expeditionary Force and fought at Gallipoli in 1915 where he was promoted to command the 87th Brigade of the 29th Division. He led the 87th Brigade during the Battle of the Somme[2] and into 1917 before becoming Commandant of the Machine Gun Corps Training Centre in 1918.[1] He was appointed General Officer Commanding 4th Division in October 1918 during the closing stages of the War.[3]

He was made Commander of 17th Infantry Brigade in Ireland in 1919,[4] and in June 1920, during the Irish War of Independence, he was captured by the IRA and held in East Clare until he was released four weeks later.[5][6] He became Assistant Adjutant General at Aldershot Command in 1924 and served with the staff at General Headquarters, British Army of the Rhine from 1927 before he retired in 1932.[1]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Louis Lipsett
General Officer Commanding the 4th Division
1918–1919
Succeeded by
Cameron Shute