Ben Bathurst

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Benjamin Bathurst
Trooping the Colour 2018 (04) (cropped) - Ben Bathurst.jpg
Major-General Bathurst in 2018
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1983 –
Rank Major General
Commands held London District
Household Division
1st Battalion Welsh Guards
Battles/wars Operation Banner
War in Afghanistan
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Bronze Star (United States)

Major General Benjamin John Bathurst CBE is a senior British Army officer.

Military career[edit]

Bathurst was commissioned into the Welsh Guards in September 1983.[1] He became commanding officer of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards in July 2004.[2] In 2005, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire, which in 2014 was upgraded to the CBE.[3] He went on to be Director of Public Relations (Army) in September 2006, Deputy Director Strategy, Plans and Assessment in October 2008 and Commander, Initial Training Group in January 2010.[4] After that he became Director of Training in February 2011, Senior British Military Representative in Afghanistan in May 2014[5] and Major-General commanding the Household Division in June 2016.[6] He was awarded the US Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer) in May 2018.[7]


  1. ^ "No. 49532". The London Gazette (Supplement). 7 November 1983. p. 14703. 
  2. ^ "Unlikely Challenge in Shiite Province". Los Angeles Times. 18 November 2004. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "The London Gazette". HM Government. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2018. 
  4. ^ "Army Commands" (PDF). Retrieved 10 June 2018. 
  5. ^ "UK military mentoring in Afghanistan". Ministry of Defence. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "No. 61624". The London Gazette (Supplement). 21 June 2016. p. 3. 
  7. ^ "No. 62283". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 May 2018. p. 8434. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne
GOC London District
2016 –