Peter Strickland (British Army officer)
|Sir Peter Strickland|
Lt. Gen. Sir Peter Strickland
|Born||3 August 1869
|Died||24 June 1951
|Years of service||1888-1931|
|Commands held||North Nigeria Regiment
1st Bn the Manchester Regiment
1st Infantry Division
Western Division of the British Army of the Rhine
British Troops in Egypt
World War I
Irish War of Independence
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Educated at Warwick School, Strickland was commissioned into the Norfolk Regiment in 1888 and served in Upper Burma in 1888/1889, on the Dongola expedition in 1896 and fighting at the Battle of Atbara and the Battle of Omdurman in 1898. He served in North Nigeria from 1906 and commanded the North Nigeria Regiment in 1909. He served in World War I as Commanding Officer of 1st Bn the Manchester Regiment from 1914 and as Commander of the Jullundur brigade from early 1915 leading it at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle and at the Second Battle of Ypres. He continued his war service as Commander of the 98th Brigade from late 1915 and then as General Officer Commanding 1st Infantry Division on the Western Front from 1916 until the end of the War leading it at the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Lys.
After the War he became Commander of the Western Division of the British Army of the Rhine and then General Officer Commanding 6th Division in Ireland in which role he survived an assassination attempt by the Irish Republican Army in Cork in September 1920 before assuming the additional responsibilities of military governor for the counties of Munster, Kilkenny and Wexford in January 1921. He was appointed General Officer Commanding 2nd Division in 1923 and General Officer Commanding the British Troops in Egypt in 1927 before retiring in 1931.
In 1918 he married Barbara Cresswell (née Ffolkes); they had a daughter, and there were two daughters from his wife's previous marriage. Barbara Strickland was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1923.
- DSO: Distinguished Service Order - 1899
- CMG: Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George - 1913
- KCB: Knight Companion of the Order of the Bath (Companion (CB) 1917)
- KBE: Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
- Third class, Order of Medjidie - 1902 - in recognition of valuable services rendered to Hs Highness the Khedive of Egypt
- Peter Strickland at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- "9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot". Regiments.org. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- "No. 27415". The London Gazette. 11 March 1902. p. 1727.
|General Officer Commanding the 1st Infantry Division
|General Officer Commanding the 6th Division
|General Officer Commanding the 2nd Division
Sir Richard Haking
|General Officer Commanding the British Troops in Egypt
Sir John Burnett-Stuart