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Arthur Daly CB CMG
Born (1871-05-14)14 May 1871
Died 28 August 1936(1936-08-28) (aged 65)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major-General
Commands held 6th Infantry Brigade
33rd Infantry Brigade
24th Division
Battles/wars Second Boer War
First World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath, Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George, Croix de guerre, Mentioned in Dispatches

Major-General Arthur Crawford Daly CB CMG (14 May 1871 – 28 August 1936) was a senior British Army officer.

Daly was the eighth child and youngest son of General Sir Henry Dermot Daly and Susan Kirkpatrick, and the brother of Hugh Daly. He was educated at Winchester College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, before being commissioned into the Welch Regiment in 1890.[1] He first saw active service in the Second Boer War, during which he was severely wounded. He recovered, and was promoted to the rank of major in 1902.[2] He subsequently transferred to the West Yorkshire Regiment.

Following the outbreak of the First World War, Daly became Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General of the IV Corps in October 1914.[3] He was Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General of the 7th Division between 1914 and 1915. He was promoted to lieutenant-colonel in 1915,[4] was given his first brigade command, the 6th Brigade, the same year.[5] He then commanded the 33rd Infantry Brigade between February and September 1917,[6] when he was made commander of the 24th Division.[7] He held this post until the division was disbanded in 1919. Daly was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1918 and a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1919. He was Inspector-General and Military Advisor to Minister of Defence in Iraq between 1925 and 1927, and retired from the army in 1928.

Daly married Grace Wilkinson, the daughter of Major H. C. Wilkinson, in 1897. Together they had two children. Daly's son was Air Vice-Marshal George Dermot Daly (1898–1974). Daly died in Sevenoaks, Kent, in 1936.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The London Gazette, 2 May 1890 http://www.dungannonwardead.com/pdfs/02034.pdf
  2. The London Gazette, 26 June 1902 http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27448/supplements/4194/page.pdf
  3. The London Gazette, 20 November 1914 http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28981/pages/9541/page.pdf
  4. The London Gazette, 18 February 1915 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29074/supplement/1686/data.pdf
  5. S. Robbins, British Generalship During the Great War: The Military Career of Sir Henry Horne (1861–1929) (Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010), 82.
  6. A. Turner, Messines 1917: The Zenith of Siege Warfare (Osprey Publishing, 2010), 34.
  7. Sir Douglas Haig's Despatch on the German spring offensive (Despatch No.6), http://www.1914-1918.net/haigs_michael_despatch.html
Military offices
Preceded by
Louis Bols
General Officer Commanding the 24th Division
September 1917 – January 1919
Succeeded by
Post abolished

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