Thomas Perrott

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Sir Thomas Perrott
Born 1851
Died 1919
Chichester, West Sussex
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1870–1913
1914–1915
Rank Major-General
Commands held Troops in the Straits Settlements
Battles/wars Second Boer War
World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Major-General Sir Thomas Perrott KCB (1851–1919) was a British Army officer who commanded the Troops in the Straits Settlements.

Military career[edit]

Perrott was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1870.[1] He was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Experiments at the School of Gunnery in 1885, Assistant Inspector of Warlike Stores in 1891 and Chief Instructor at the School of Gunnery in 1896.[1] He served in the Second Boer War before reverting to the post of Chief Instructor at the School of Gunnery in 1902.[1] He went on to be Colonel on the Staff of the Commander of the Royal Artillery at Thames District in 1904, Commander of the Royal Garrison Artillery at Thames and Medway Coast Defence in 1905 and Brigadier-General commanding the Scottish Coast Defences in 1906.[1] He was made General Officer Commanding the Troops in the Straits Settlements in 1907 and Commander, Royal Artillery in Gibraltar in 1910 before retiring in 1913.[1] He was recalled at the start of World War I as Inspector of Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery in 1914 and retired again in 1915.[1]

He died at Hambrook Grange near Chichester.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  2. ^ Death of Sir Thomas Perrott The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 18 December 1919
Military offices
Preceded by
Inigo Jones
GOC Troops in the Straits Settlements
1907–1910
Succeeded by
Theodore Stephenson