Julian Gascoigne

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Sir Julian Gascoigne
Born 1903
Died 1990 (aged 86–87)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major-General
Commands held 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards
201st Guards Motor Brigade
London District
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Relations married to Joyce Newman

Major-General Sir Julian Gascoigne KCMG KCVO CB DSO (1903–1990) was Major-General commanding the Household Brigade and General Officer Commanding London District.

Military career[edit]

Gascoigne was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1923.[1] He served in World War II as Commanding Officer of 1st Bn Grenadier Guards from 1941 to 1942 when he became Commander of 201st Guards Motor Brigade in North Africa and in Italy.[1]

After the War he became Deputy Commander of the British Mission in Washington D. C.[1] He was appointed Major-General commanding the Household Brigade and General Officer Commanding London District in 1950 and retired in 1953.[1]

In retirement he worked as a stockbroker from 1955 to 1959 and was then Governor of Bermuda from 1959 to 1964.[1] He hosted an important summit meeting in December 1961 between Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and President John F. Kennedy following the erection of the Berlin Wall.[2] By 1970 he was President of the Union Jack Club in London.[3] He married Joyce Newman.[4] He was an uncle of University Challenge host Bamber Gascoigne.[5]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir John Marriott
GOC London District
Succeeded by
Sir George Johnson