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Sir Sydney Muspratt
Born 1878
Died 1972
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch British Indian Army
Years of service 1898 - 1941
Rank General
Commands held 4th Indian Infantry Brigade
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of the Star of India
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire
Distinguished Service Order

General Sir Sydney Frederick Muspratt KCB CSI CIE DSO (1878–1972) was a senior British Indian Army officer who went on to be Military Secretary to the India Office.

Military careerEdit

Muspratt was commissioned into the Indian Staff Corps in 1898.[1] He served extensively on the North West Frontier of India.[2]

He served in World War I as a General Staff Officer with the 12th Cavalry in the Indian Army.[3] From 1925 to 1927 he commanded the 4th Indian Infantry Brigade.[4] By 1930 he was Deputy Chief of the General Staff and Director of Staff Duties at Army Headquarters in India.[5]

He was Military Secretary to the India Office from 1931 to 1933. Then as General Officer Commanding Peshawar District from 1933 to 1936, he commanded the latter part of the Second Mohmand Campaign.[6] He was Military Secretary to the India Office again from 1937[7] to 1941.[6]


In 1925 he married Rosamonde Barry and they went on to have two sons.[8]


  1. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 26931. p. 377. 21 January 1898. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  2. Unpublished records
  3. The London Gazette: no. 29238. p. 7173. 20 July 1915. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  5. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33611. p. 3475. 20 May 1930. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Indian military appointments The Glasgow Herald, 8 May 1937
  7. The London Gazette: no. 34444. p. 6378. 15 October 1937. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  8. The
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Cobbe
Military Secretary to the India Office
Succeeded by
Sir John Coleridge
Preceded by
Sir Roger Wilson
Military Secretary to the India Office
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Lockhart

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