Dudley Skelton

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Dudley Skelton CB DSO MC
Born 8 August 1878
Died 2 March 1962
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1902-1937
Rank Lieutenant-General
Battles/wars First World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath, Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross, Mentioned in Dispatches

Lieutenant-General Dudley Sheridan Skelton, CB, DSO, MC (8 August 1878 - 2 March 1962) was a British Army officer, author and physician.

Skelton was educated at Bloxham School.[1] He commissioned into the British Army as a lieutenant on probation in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 1 September 1902.[2] Skelton served in the First World War in the Royal Artillery, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross. He was promoted to Brevet Lieutenant Colonel in August 1917,[3] and transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was promoted to colonel in 1930.[4] In 1935 he became Honorary Surgeon to George V.[5][6] He was invested as a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 1936 Birthday Honours, while serving as Deputy Director of Medical Services, Southern Command, India.[7] He retired as a Lieutenant-General on 13 October 1937.[8]

Publications[edit]

  • By Motor Through Ceylon (1903)
  • This Amazing India (1904)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Bloxhamist (1945), 346. https://docs.google.com/folderview?id=0B03xEYCatblXN04yQUNFNUlHNGM
  2. ^ "No. 27470". The London Gazette. 2 September 1902. p. 5684.
  3. ^ "No. 30252". The London Gazette (Supplement). 25 August 1917. p. 8853.
  4. ^ "No. 33612". The London Gazette. 3 June 1930. p. 3492.
  5. ^ "The Services". British Medical Journal. 2 (3903): 824. doi:10.1136/bmj.2.3903.824-b. PMC 2461506.
  6. ^ "No. 34209". The London Gazette. 18 October 1935. p. 6543.
  7. ^ "No. 15294". The Edinburgh Gazette. 26 June 1936. p. 538.
  8. ^ "No. 34443". The London Gazette. 12 October 1937. p. 6306.