Cyril Blacklock

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Cyril Blacklock
Born 1880
Died 1936
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1901-1904
1914-1920
Rank Major-General
Commands held 10th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
182nd (2/1st Warwickshire) Brigade
97th Brigade
9th (Scottish) Division
39th Division
63rd (Royal Naval) Division
Battles/wars Second Boer War
First World War
Awards Distinguished Service Order & Bar

Major-General Cyril Aubrey Blacklock DSO & Bar (1880–1936) was a British Army officer who commanded 9th (Scottish) Division during World War I.

Military career[edit]

Blacklock was commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps in 1901 from the Militia and took part in operations in Orange River Colony during the Second Boer War.[1] He served in World War I as Commanding Officer of 10th Battalion of the King's Royal Rifle Corps from December 1915.[2] He went on to be Commander of 182nd (2/1st Warwickshire) Brigade in 1916 and then Commander of 97th Brigade in 1917.[1] He was appointed General Officer Commanding 9th (Scottish) Division in March 1918, General Officer Commanding 39th Division later that month and General Officer Commanding 63rd (Royal Naval) Division in August 1918[1] before retiring in 1920.[3]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Henry Lukin
General Officer Commanding the 9th (Scottish) Division
13 March 1918–16 March 1918
Succeeded by
Hugh Tudor