|Ernest Ker Squires|
|Born||18 December 1882
|Died||2 March 1940
|Years of service||1903–1940|
|Commands held||Chief of the General Staff|
|Battles/wars||First World War
Third Anglo-Afghan War
Second World War
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches (6)
He served in the First World War and was wounded at Givenchy in 1914 and at Ypres in 1915. Later that year he saw action again – this time in Mesopotamia. In 1932 he was made brigadier on the General Staff of Southern Command.
He became Director of Staff Duties at the War Office in 1939, Inspector General of the Australian Army in 1938, and Chief of the General Staff in 1939. His health failed him and he died early the following year.
In 1912 he married Ethel Elsie Risley.
Lieutenant General John Lavarack
|Chief of the General Staff
Lieutenant General John Northcott