Cedric Rhys Price

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Cedric Rhys Price
Born 1905
Died 1987
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1925–1959
Rank Major-General
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General Cedric Rhys Price CB, CBE (1905-1987) was a British Army officer who served as Director of Military Intelligence.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Selborne College in South Africa and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Rhys Price was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1925.[1] He served in the Second World War as an officer in the 56th (London) Division and then as assistant military secretary in the War Office.[1]

After the War he became Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the British Joint Services Mission in Washington, D.C. in 1952, Brigadier on the General Staff at Eastern Command in February 1955 and Director of Military Intelligence in June 1956 before retiring in August 1959.[2]

After leaving the Army he joined the staff of the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations.[1] He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1945 Birthday Honours[3] and a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 1951 New Year Honours.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "South African history musings". Ross Dix-Peek. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Army commands" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "No. 37119". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 June 1945. p. 2942. 
  4. ^ "No. 39104". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 1950. p. 3. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Valentine Boucher
Director of Military Intelligence
Succeeded by
Richard Lloyd