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ID of British brigadiers

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 22 May 2005 18:39

Could anybody provide me the full names of the following British brigadiers?

G.M. Anderson, CO 16th Bde, Burma 1944-45
H.G.L. Bain, CO 9th Ind Bde, Burma 1945
A.R. Barker, CO 43rd Gurkha Bde, Italy 1944-45
L. Bottle-Wilbraham, CO 126th, 215th, 32nd, 137th Bde's
W.T. Brooks, CO 23rd Bde, Egypt 1939-40

Also full name of:
Major-General A. Buchanan, Director of Fortifications & Works, War Office 1941-43

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Post by Andy H » 22 May 2005 18:59

L. Bottle-Wilbraham was a Conservative MP in Britain in the mid 1840's, though I've found no ref to his sons name.

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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 24 May 2005 07:06

L. Bottle-Wilbraham, CO 126th, 215th, 32nd, 137th Bde's


:oops: :oops: :oops: I already got him. I have made a typo here. Real name = Lionel Bootle-Wilbraham Baron Skelmersdale. See:

http://www.generals.dk/general/Skelmersdale/Lionel_Bootle-Wilbraham_Baron/Great_Britain.html


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Post by DMaltby » 29 May 2005 11:43

Steen I have recently bought a lot of WW1 paperwork to a Brigadier Albert Gilibrand DSO, RASC. He served in Egypt in ww2 and was killed in 1942 whilst on the General Staff.

Would you be interested in adding him and his details to your site?.
I dont have many details yet, just his Gazzete dates and his CWGC page but will be able to add more in June.

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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 29 May 2005 11:52

DMaltby wrote:Would you be interested in adding him and his details to your site?.
I dont have many details yet, just his Gazzete dates and his CWGC page but will be able to add more in June.


Yes I would be very interested indeed! and I would appreciate any help.

Thanks.

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Post by DMaltby » 30 May 2005 11:25

Hi again Steen,
I have his paperwork but cant see it until my birthday on sunday so cant really begin to tell you anything yet. I scoured through the London Gazette and found out loads of mentions, awards, promotions and they are all dated so we can tell when he was promoted and what position he held. I will try and put it all together in June.

Thanks for including him! hes sorta been forgotten like so many others.

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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 30 May 2005 20:27

Hi Dan,

No rush at all. Please enjoy our birthday before doing anything. I could of cause do some searches in the London Gazette myself but the search functions in the online is absolutely awfull. Why they don't improve on them I don't get!

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Post by DMaltby » 11 Jun 2005 20:57

Hi Steen
Ive been working on Brig Albert Gillibrand for a bit now, I have all of his London Gazette mentions put together (1908-1942). Ive also found his cause of death (Lukemea) and what positions he held in ww1 and ww2. on top of that I have a letter from 10 downing street thanking him for his service.

Let me start to coalate it all and I will pass the info over to you. What info exactly do you want for your site out of all this?

P.S my birthday was great my family bought me a uniform that belonged to 'Lt Col John Bamford Smith OBE' WW1/WW2.

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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 13 Jun 2005 16:40

Hi Dan,

First of all: Congrats on your birthday and the the present.

Regarding Gillibrand. I would be interested in his date of birth and dates of promotion and assigments follwing his promotion to Lt Col.

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Re: ID of British brigadiers

Post by ggoggin » 17 Jun 2018 22:05

I'm the grandson of Brigadier Albert Gillibrand. I never met him as he died fifteen years before my birth. I would be most grateful if you could send me any details you have of his army service in either WW1 or WW2.

Many thanks,
Gerry

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Re: ID of British brigadiers

Post by JonathanRemick » 15 Oct 2018 17:24

Dear Gerry
I have registered just to reply to your message. My mother, nee Patricia Remick, now 90, was reminiscing about school, and mentioned that children of your grandfather were at Lord Wandsworth School during the war. These were your mother and uncles, and a web search led me to your post here.
Patricia says:
I remember your mother Jill coming to Gosden (part of the Lord Wandsworth Foundation), and that she was a very pretty girl, and your grandmother a most elegant lady. Your uncle Pharic's name was intriguing! I cannot remember how long your mother and uncles stayed at Gosden, and I don't know about their later history. I remember being sorry for them, because they had lost their daddy, too.

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Re: ID of British brigadiers

Post by Dmaltby2 » 29 Oct 2019 09:32

Gerry please contact me. Ive only just aeen this message i can supply all the info for you! :)

Baldspacemonkey@gmail.com

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Re: ID of British brigadiers

Post by Dmaltby2 » 29 Oct 2019 09:34

Gerry please email me at baldspacemonkey@gmail.com i would love to share the info with you. I have photos and the letter his friend the padre wrote to your grandmother..

Please get in touch
Dan

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