|Sir John Burnett-Stuart|
Field Marshal Montgomery and General Burnett-Stuart (left) in the cockpit of Montgomery's personal aircraft in North-west Europe, 8 March 1945
|Years of service||1895–1938|
|Commands held||Southern Command
British Troops in Egypt
Madras District in India
Second Boer War
First World War
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
|Other work||Deputy Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire|
Educated at Repton School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, John Burnett-Stuart was commissioned into the Rifle Brigade in 1895. He saw service on the North-West Frontier of India between 1897 and 1898. He also served in the Second Boer War in [outh Africa between 1899 and 1902, being awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1900.
He served in the First World War as a General Staff Officer in the British Expeditionary Force rising to become Deputy Adjutant General at General Headquarters for the British Armies in France in 1917.
After the War, in 1919, he was appointed General Officer Commanding Madras District in India where he was involved in the suppression of the Moplah Rebellion at Malabar between 1921 and 1922. The riots that he quashed were inspired by 10,000 guerrillas and led to 2,300 executions.
He returned to the United Kingdom and became Director of Military Operations and Intelligence at the War Office in 1922 and then General Officer Commanding 3rd Division in 1926. In 1927 he directed exercises by an experimental Mechanised force on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. He was appointed General Officer Commanding the British Troops in Egypt in 1931 and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Command in 1934: he retired in 1938.
- To Change an Army: General Sir John Burnett-Stuart and British Armoured Doctrine, 1927–38 By Harold R Winton, Elsevier, 1988, ISBN 978-0-08-036270-0
|General Officer Commanding the 3rd Division
Sir Peter Strickland
|General Officer Commanding the British Troops in Egypt
Sir George Weir
Sir Percy Radcliffe
|GOC-in-C Southern Command
Sir Archibald Wavell