Herbert Shoubridge

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Herbert Shoubridge
Born 1871
Died 1923
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major-General
Commands held 54th Infantry Brigade
7th Infantry Division
42nd (East Lancashire) Infantry Division
RMC Sandhurst
Battles/wars Tirah expedition
Second Boer War
World War I
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order

Major General (Thomas) Herbert Shoubridge CB, CMG, DSO (1871 – 1923) was a British Army officer who became Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst.

Military career[edit]

Shoubridge was commissioned into the Dorset Regiment in 1893.[1] He took part in the Tirah expedition to the North West Frontier of India in 1897 and became Deputy Assistant Adjutant General for the Natal Army during the Second Boer War.[1] He transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers in 1900 and became Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General at Headquarters, South Africa Command in 1902.[1] He was appointed Brigade Major for 13th Infantry Brigade in 1906 and then served as a general staff officer with Western Command and then Southern Command.[1]

He fought in World War I as Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General for 2nd Army Corps from 1914 and as Assistant Quartermaster General for 4th Army Corps from 1915.[1] He was appointed Commander of 54th Infantry Brigade in France later that year.[1] He went on to be General Officer Commanding 7th Infantry Division in 1917[2] and General Officer Commanding of 42nd (East Lancashire) Infantry Division from 1919 and was then briefly Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst in 1923 before his resignation due to ill health.[1] He lived at Lawrenny Castle near Kilgetty in Pembrokeshire.[3]

Family[edit]

In 1910 he married Constance Gladys Dugdale; they had a daughter and a son.[3]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
George Barrow
General Officer Commanding the 7th Division
1917–1919
Succeeded by
Post Disbanded
Preceded by
Reginald Stephens
Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst
1923
Succeeded by
Charles Corkran