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Sir Hugh Jeudwine
Lt. Gen. Sir Hugh Jeudwine
Born 1862
Died 1942 (aged 79–80)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1882 - 1927
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held
Battles/wars
Awards

Lieutenant General Sir Hugh Sandham Jeudwine KCB KBE (1862–1942) was a British Army officer who became Director General of the Territorial Army.

Military career[edit | edit source]

Jeudwine was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1882 and served in the Second Boer War as Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General for Cape Colony.[1] He was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Experiments at the School of Gunnery in 1904 and Deputy Adjutant General at Aldershot Command in 1909 before taking a post on the staff at the Staff College, Camberley.[1] He served in World War I as Commander of 41st Infantry Brigade from 1915 and then as General Officer Commanding 55th (West Lancashire) Division from 1916.[1] As Divisional Commander he sought feedback from his officers (an unusual practice at the time) at the Battle of Passchendaele in Autumn 1917 and then played a crucial role in holding the German Sixth Army at Givenchy in April 1918.[2]

After the War he became Chief of General Staff at Headquarters British Army on the Rhine and then, from 1919, General Officer Commanding 5th Division in Ireland.[1] His last appointment was as Director General of the Territorial Army in 1923 before he retired in 1927.[1]

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Military offices
Preceded by
John Ponsonby
General Officer Commanding the 5th Division
1919–1922
Succeeded by
Division Disbanded
(Post next held by Walter Kirke)

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