Edward Alexander Wilmot Williams

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Edward Williams
Born 8 June 1910
Died 2 November 1994
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major-General
Commands held 2nd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
2nd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
2nd Infantry Brigade
2nd Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Military Cross

Major-General Edward Alexander Wilmot Williams CB CBE MC (8 June 1910 – 2 November 1994) was a British Army officer who commanded 2nd Division.

Military career[edit]

Williams served in the Second World War as Commanding Officer of 1st Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps during the Italian Campaign.[1] After the War he became Assistant Adjutant-General at the War Office and then, from 1954, Commanding Officer of 2nd Bn the King's Royal Rifle Corps.[1] He was appointed Commander of 2nd Infantry Brigade in 1956, General Officer Commanding 2nd Division in 1960 and Chief of Staff at Headquarters Far East Land Forces in May 1962.[2] His last appointments were as General Officer Commanding Singapore from November 1962 and Chairman of the Vehicle Committee at the Ministry of Defence from 1964 before retiring in 1965.[2]

In 1970 he became High Sheriff of Dorset.[3]


In 1943 he married Sybilla Margaret Archdale. Their daughter Victoria Mary married Francis Egerton, 7th Duke of Sutherland, on 11 May 1974.[4]


  1. ^ a b Generals.dk
  2. ^ a b Army Commands Archived July 5, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "no. 45070". The London Gazette. 31 March 1970. p. 3646. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  4. ^ The Peerage.com

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Military offices
Preceded by
William Stirling
General Officer Commanding the 2nd Division
Succeeded by
Mervyn Butler