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Sir Spencer Ewart
General Sir Spencer Ewart
Born 1861
Died 1930 (aged 68 or 69)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Scottish Command
Battles/wars Battle of Tel el-Kebir
Second Boer War
World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Lieutenant General Sir John Spencer Ewart KCB (1861–1930) was Adjutant-General to the Forces in the British Army.

Military careerEdit

Educated at Marlborough College and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst,[1] Spencer Ewart was commissioned into the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in 1881.[2]

He served with his Regiment in Egypt and fought at the Battle of Tel el-Kebir in 1882.[1] He was also involved in the Nile Expedition in 1884 and served with the Sudan Frontier Field Force from 1885 to 1886.[2] He also served in the Second Boer War.[2]

In 1904 he was appointed Military Secretary and in 1906 he moved on to be Director of Military Operations at the War Office.[2] In 1910 he was appointed Adjutant-General to the Forces: he resigned in March 1914 over the Curragh Incident when British officers stationed at the Curragh Camp near Dublin made it clear that they would not want to march against Ulstermen in the north.[1] He was appointed General Officer Commanding Scottish Command in 1914, a post he held until 1918: he retired in 1920.[2]

He was an Aide-de-Camp General to the King from 1910 to 1914.[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Ronald Lane
Military Secretary
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Wynne
Preceded by
Sir Ian Hamilton
Adjutant General
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Sclater
Preceded by
Sir James Wolfe-Murray
GOC-in-C Scottish Command
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick McCracken

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