Clive Gerard Liddell

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Sir Clive Liddell
Born 1883
Died 1956
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1902 - 1943
Rank General
Commands held 8th Infantry Brigade
47th (1/2nd London) Division
4th Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order

General Sir Clive Gerard Liddell, KCB, CMG, CBE, DSO (1883–1956) was Adjutant-General to the Forces of the British Army.

Military career[edit]

Clive Liddell joined the British Army in 1902.[1] He was an Adjutant from 1908 to 1911 and then became Staff Captain at 6th District of Northern Command in 1912.[1] He served in World War I as Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General at the War Office.[1]

After the War he became an Instructor at the Staff College.[1] He then went to the Imperial Defence College in 1927.[1] He became a General Staff Officer at the War Office in 1928 and then Commander 8th Infantry Brigade in 1931.[1] He became General Officer Commanding 47th (1/2nd London) Division in 1935 and then GOC 4th Division in 1935 before becoming Adjutant-General to the Forces in 1937.[1] He was appointed Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar in 1939, a post he held until 1941.[1] During his tenure of this post he organised the evacuation of all families of British service personnel and civilians from Gibraltar.[2] He served in World War II as Inspector General for Training from 1941 to 1942; he retired in 1943.[1]

He was also Colonel of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment from 1943 to 1948[1] and Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea from 1943 to 1949.[3]


Military offices
Preceded by
James Dick-Cunyngham
General Officer Commanding the 4th Division
Succeeded by
Dudley Johnson
Preceded by
Sir Harry Knox
Adjutant General
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Gordon-Finlayson
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Ironside
Governor of Gibraltar
Succeeded by
Viscount Gort
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Harry Knox
Governor, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Succeeded by
Sir Bernard Paget