Terence McMeekin

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Terence McMeekin
Born (1918-09-27)27 September 1918
Died 3 August 1984(1984-08-03) (aged 65)
Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1938–1975
Rank Lieutenant-General
Commands held 29th Field Regiment
28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade Group
3rd Division
National Defence College
South East District
Battles/wars World War II
Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Lieutenant-General Sir Terence Douglas Herbert McMeekin KCB OBE (27 September 1918 – 3 August 1984) was a British Army officer who commanded 3rd Division.

Military career[edit]

McMeekin was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1938.[1] He served in World War II as a general staff officer before becoming Brigade Major, Royal Artillery for 1st Airborne Division in 1945.[1] He was appointed Commanding Officer of 29th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery in 1960, Chief Instructor (Tactics) at the School of Artillery at Larkhill in 1962 and Commander of 28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade Group in Malaya in 1964, where his troops were responsible for capturing numerous Indonesian raiding forces, most prominently at Kesang River on 29 October 1964.[1] He went on to be Director of Public Relations (Army) at the Ministry of Defence in 1967, General Officer Commanding 3rd Division in 1968 and Commandant of the National Defence College in 1970.[1] His last appointment was as General Officer Commanding South East District in 1972 before retiring in 1975.[1]

In retirement he was Lieutenant of the Tower of London from 1981 and 1983 and a Freeman of the City of London.[2]

He lived at the Old Rectory in Beverston in Gloucestershire and there is a memorial to him at St Mary's Church there.[2]


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Military offices
Preceded by
Anthony Deane-Drummond
General Officer Commanding the 3rd Division
Succeeded by
Glyn Gilbert
Preceded by
Sir Allan Taylor
GOC South East District
Succeeded by
Sir James Wilson