Evelyn Fanshawe

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Evelyn Dalrymple Fanshawe
Born 1895
Died 1979 (aged 83 or 84)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Major General
Commands held 20th Mechanical Cavalry Brigade; 20th Armoured Brigade
Battles/wars First World War
Second World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Other work Director of the International Refugee Organisation in the British Zone of Germany
High Sheriff of Northamptonshire

Sir Evelyn Dalrymple Fanshawe CB, CBE (1895–1979) was a British Major General and the Director of the International Refugee Organisation in the British Zone of Germany from 1948-1952.

A grandson on his mother's side of Sir Evelyn Wood, he was born to Lt. Gen. Sir Hew Dalrymple Fanshawe and Anna Paulina Mary Wood in 1895. He married Marie Harari in 1920.[1]

Military career[edit]

He was commissioned into the Queen's Bays in 1914 and saw service in France, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Persia, Russia and Syria during World War I; among his assignments during this period was Aide-de-camp to his father who was General Officer Commanding the British Cavalry Corps (1915). From 1915-1919 he was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps. He returned to his regiment as Adjutant in 1919. In 1939 he was appointed Commander of the 20th Armoured Brigade[2] and following promotion to Major General he held the post of the Armoured Training and Commander of the Royal Armoured Corps Training Establishment from 1942 to the end of the War.[2]

Later career[edit]

Fanshawe retired from the Army in 1945 whereupon he became the UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Director in the British Zone of Germany (1945–1948). Subsequently he was Director of the International Refugee Organisation in the British Zone of Germany from 1948-1952. In 1952 he was attached to the Dominion Countries UN Organisation Mission,[3] and in 1960 was High Sheriff of Northamptonshire.[4] He lived at Guilsborough House near Northampton.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ancestry
  2. ^ a b Generals.dk
  3. ^ Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 41986. p. 2025. 18 March 1960. Retrieved 5 September 2008.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 41227. p. 6622. 15 November 1957. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  • "FANSHAWE, Maj.-Gen. Sir Evelyn Dalrymple", in Who Was Who (Online ed.). London: A & C Black. 2007.