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Sir Walter Pitt-Taylor
General Sir Walter Pitt-Taylor
Born 30 Aug 1878
Died 22 November 1950
Allegiance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army British Army
Years of service 1895-1939
Rank General
Commands held 145th Infantry Brigade
17th Indian Infantry Brigade
5th Infantry Brigade
3rd Division
Western Command, India
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order

General Sir Walter William Pitt-Taylor KCB CMG DSO (30 Aug 1878 – 22 November 1950) was a British Army officer who commanded 3rd Infantry Division.

Military careerEdit

Pitt-Taylor was commissioned in the Rifle Brigade in 1895.[1] He fought in World War I latterly as Commander of 145th Infantry Brigade and then as Chief of Staff for XIV Corps.[2] After the War he became Military Assistant to the Chief of the Imperial General Staff.[2][3] He was appointed Director of Military Operations in India in 1920, Commander of 17th Indian Infantry Brigade in c.1922 and Commander of 5th Infantry Brigade in 1925.[2] He went on to be Director of Recruiting & Organisation at the War Office in 1929,[3] General Officer Commanding 3rd Division in 1932 and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief at Western Command, India in 1936 before retiring in 1939.[2]


In 1920 he married Daphne Helen Stronge, daughter of Sir James Stronge, 5th Baronet.[4]


  1. The London Gazette: no. 26685. p. 6993. 3 December 1895. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Obituary: General Sir Walter Pitt-Taylor, The Times, 20 November 1950 and different notifications
  3. 3.0 3.1 War Office
  4. Stronge of Tynan Abbey, County Armah
Military offices
Preceded by
Harry Knox
General Officer Commanding the 3rd Division
Succeeded by
Robert Gordon-Finlayson
Preceded by
Sir Ivo Vesey
GOC-in-C, Western Command, India
1936 – 1938
Succeeded by
Post disbanded

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