Francis Reid

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Francis Smith Reid
Born 1900
Bearsden, Scotland[citation needed]
Died 1970
Scotland[citation needed]
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Ceylon Army
Rank Brigadier
Unit Royal Artillery
Commands held Commander of the Ceylon Army,
District Officer Commanding Cyprus District,
Commander Royal Artillery 78th Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards CBE

Brigadier Sir Francis Smith Reid CBE, RA (1900–1970) was a senior officer in the British Army during the Second World War and the following years. He was the second Commander of the Ceylon Army from 1952 to 1955. His other commands included Commander, Ceylon Garrison and UK troops in Ceylon (1949–50), Cyprus District (1950–51) and Cyrenacia District (1951–52).[1][2]

Headstone for Brigadier Sir Francis Reid of Berden Hall, Essex

Reid was secretary to the Speaker of the House of Commons.[3] He lived at Berden Hall and is buried in the churchyard of St Nicholas' Church, Berden, Essex.


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Military offices
Preceded by
James Sinclair, 19th Earl of Caithness
Commander of the Ceylon Army
Succeeded by
Anton Muttukumaru