Edward Broadbent (British Army officer)

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Edward Broadbent
Born 5 May 1875
Died 18 June 1944
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service c.1896 - 1939
Rank Major-General
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order

Major-General Sir Edward Nicholson Broadbent KBE CB CMG DSO (5 May 1875 – 18 June 1944) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey.

Military career[edit]

Broadbent was appointed a lieutenant in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in 1897[1] and, after a period with the Egyptian Army,[2] served with his regiment throughout World War I.[3] He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in 1934[4] and was also Colonel of the King's Own Scottish Borderers.[5]

He is buried in Magdalen Hill Cemetery at Winchester in Hampshire.[6]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26921. p. 7649. 21 December 1897. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28623. p. 4747. 2 July 1912. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29945. p. 1606. 15 February 1917. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  4. ^ World Statesmen
  5. ^ National Archives
  6. ^ Find-a-grave
Government offices
Preceded by
Lord Ruthven of Freeland
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
Succeeded by
Alexander Telfer-Smollett