Guy Williams (British Army officer)

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Sir Guy Williams
Born 1881
Died 1959 (aged 77 or 78)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank General
Unit World War I
World War II
Commands held 8th Brigade
5th Division
Eastern Command
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order

General Sir Guy Charles Williams KCB CMG DSO (1881–1959) was a British Army General during World War II.

Military career[edit]

Guy Williams was commissioned into the Royal Engineers[1] and served in World War I.[2]

He was appointed Deputy Military Secretary at the War Office in 1923 and the Commander of 8th Brigade in 1927.[3] In 1928 he became an instructor at the Imperial Defence College and then in 1928 he became Engineer in Chief at Aldershot Command.[3] In 1934 he was appointed Commandant at the Staff College in Quetta in India and in 1937 he became General Officer Commanding 5th Division.[3]

He served in World War II as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command from 1938 to 1941 when he was appointed Military Adviser to the New Zealand Government: he retired later that year.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28389. p. 4488. 24 June 1910. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29833. p. 11388. 23 November 1916. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d Generals.dk
Military offices
Preceded by
Geoffrey Howard
General Officer Commanding the 5th Division
1937–1938
Succeeded by
Harold Franklyn
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Ironside
GOC-in-C Eastern Command
1938–1941
Succeeded by
Laurence Carr
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Ronald Charles
Chief Royal Engineer
1946–1951
Succeeded by
Sir Edwin Morris