Sir Douglas Brownrigg
|Born||21 April 1886|
|Died||7 February 1946 (aged 59)|
|Years of service||1905–1940|
|Commands held||159th (Welsh Border) Infantry Brigade|
51st (Highland) Division
|Battles/wars||World War I|
World War II
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Distinguished Service Order
After the War he became Deputy Assistant Adjutant General at the War Office and then became a General Staff Officer at the Royal Military College Sandhurst. He returned to the War Office as a General Service Officer in 1923 and became Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General for the Shanghai Defence Force in China in 1927. He was placed in charge of Administration for the North China Command in 1928. He was appointed Commander of 159th (Welsh Border) Infantry Brigade in 1933 and General Officer Commanding 51st (Highland) Division in 1935.
He took part in World War II as Adjutant-General of the British Expeditionary Force in 1939 and retired in 1940. He was a Sector and Zone Commander for the Home Guard for the rest of the War. In late 1942, Brownrigg was employed as the military advisor for the British film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. The film was about an officer called Major-General Wynne-Candy, whose fictional career was rather similar to Brownrigg's, as he had served with distinction in the First World War, was retired after Dunkirk and then had taken a senior role in the Home Guard.
In 1919 he married Mona Jeffreys. Sir Douglas Brownrigg and Lady Brownrigg were keen dog breeders who imported two of the first Shih Tzus into the United Kingdom from China. His memoirs; Unexpected (a book of memories), were published in 1942.
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- Penny, Summerfield; Peniston-Bird, Corinna. Contesting Home Defense: Men, Women, and the Home Guard in the Second World War. Manchester University Press. p. 138. ISBN 978-0719062025.
- Unit Histories
- Early days with Lady Brownrigg
- World War Books - Catalogue 31 - Item 113
| Military Secretary
Sir George Giffard