Henry Maughan Liardet

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Henry Maughan Liardet
Born (1906-10-27)27 October 1906
Birkenhead, Cheshire
Died 8 February 1996(1996-02-08) (aged 89)
Arundel, West Sussex
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1924–64
Rank Major General
Unit Royal Tank Regiment
Commands held 23rd Armoured Brigade (1953–54)
8th Royal Tank Regiment (1949–50)
25th Armoured Engineer Brigade Royal Engineers (1945)
1st Armoured Replacement Group (1944)
6th Royal Tank Regiment (1942–44)
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches (2)
Relations Major General Sir Claude Liardet (father)

Major General Henry Maughan "Bill" Liardet, CB, CBE, DSO, DL (27 October 1906 – 8 February 1996) was a senior British Army officer.[1][unreliable source?]

Military career[edit]

The son of Major General Sir Claude Liardet and, like his father, educated at Bedford School, "Bill" Liardet was commissioned into the Royal Tank Corps in 1927, serving in India and Egypt between 1927 and 1938. He served at the War Office between 1939 and 1941 and commanded the 6th Royal Tank Regiment from 1942 until 1944. In 1945 he was appointed Commander of the 25th Armoured Engineer Brigade Royal Engineers. Between 1949 and 1950 he served as Commander of the 8th Royal Tank Regiment and, between 1953 and 1956, as Commander of the 23rd Armoured Brigade. From 1956 until 1958 he served as Chief of Staff to the British Joint Services Mission in Washington, D.C.. Liardet retired from the army in 1964. He died in 1996.[2]