Arthur Dorward (British Army officer)

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Sir Arthur Dorward
Born 1848
Died 1934
Palma, Majorca
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1868–1918
Rank Major-General
Commands held Troops in the Straits Settlements
Commissioner of Weihaiwei
Battles/wars Second Anglo-Afghan War
Boxer Rebellion
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order

Major-General Sir Arthur Robert Ford Dorward KCB DSO (1848–1934) was a British Army officer who commanded the Troops in the Straits Settlements.

Military career[edit]

Dorward was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1868.[1] He served in the Second Anglo-Afghan War in 1878.[2] He was appointed Commander, Royal Engineers in Jamaica in 1897 and then took part in the capture of Tientsin following the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900, for which he was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB).[3] Dorward then served as Commissioner of Weihaiwei from September 1901,[4] and went on to be Commander of the troops in Shanghai in 1901, General Officer Commanding the Troops in the Straits Settlements in 1903[5] and Major-General in charge of Administration in South Africa in 1905.[1] He served in World War I as Inspector of Hutting at the War Office.[1]

He died in Palma, Majorca.[6]