Arthur William Allen Harker

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Arthur William Allen Harker CBE (7 September 1890 – 23 January 1960) was a British soldier[1] who served in both World Wars, and in the latter was a Brigadier[2] in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps

He was the son of James Allen Harker, professor at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and his wife Lizzie Allen Harker. His older brother was Oswald Allen Harker, later Deputy Director General of MI5. He was educated at Cheltenham College and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.

In 1919 he married Mabel Violet Jeans, daughter of Maj. Gen. Charles Gilchrist Jeans CB. They had no children.

He was appointed CBE in 1941.


  1. ^ ‘HARKER, Brigadier Arthur William Allen’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 21 Dec 2013
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