Wentworth Harman

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Sir Wentworth Harman
Born 1872
Died 26 September 1961
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1891 - 1934
Rank Lieutenant-General
Commands held 1st Cavalry Brigade
1st Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order

Lieutenant-General Sir (Antony Ernest) Wentworth Harman KCB DSO (1872 - 26 September 1961) was a British Army officer who commanded 1st Infantry Division.

Military career[edit]

Harman was commissioned into the Limerick City Artillery (Southern Division) in 1891[1] before transferring to the 3rd Dragoon Guards in January 1894.[2] He was promoted to Captain on 1 April 1900, and seconded to serve with the Army Service Corps. In May 1902 he was temporary appointed a Staff captain,[3] and later that year he was posted to Egypt.

He served in World War I joining the British Expeditionary Force[2] and taking part in the Action at Néry in 1914[4] before becoming Commandant of the Cavalry School at Netheravon.[5] He was appointed Commandant of the 1st Cavalry Brigade in 1920, Colonel in charge of Administration at Northern Command in 1924 and Commandant of the Equitation School and Inspector of Cavalry in 1926.[5] He went on to be General Officer Commanding 1st Infantry Division at Aldershot in 1930 before retiring in 1934.[5]

He was also Colonel of the The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards).[6] He is buried at Marnhull Churchyard in Dorset.[7]


In 1902 he married to Dorothy Ricardo;[2] they had two daughters and a son (General Sir Jack Harman).[7]


Military offices
Preceded by
Felix Ready
General Officer Commanding the 1st Infantry Division
Succeeded by
John Kennedy
Preceded by
Sir Hew Dalrymple Fanshawe
Colonel of the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)
Succeeded by
James Joseph Kingstone