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Richard Bannatine-Allason

Richard Bannatine-Allason

English military officer
Richard Bannatine-Allason
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Intro English military officer
Was Military officer
From United Kingdom
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 1855
Death 1940 (aged 85 years)
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Biography

Major General Sir Richard Bannatine-Allason KCB, CMG (22 September 1855 – 1940) was a senior British Army officer.

Military career

Bannatine-Allason was born Richard Allason Bannatine. Educated at Wellington College, he was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in January 1875 and saw action in the Second Anglo-Afghan War in 1879. After changing his name to Richard Bannatyne-Allason in 1885, he saw action again in the Second Boer War before becoming a military attaché serving with Japanese forces during the Russo-Japanese War. He became commander of the Nowshera Brigade in India in April 1910 and General Officer Commanding 51st (Highland) Division in August 1914 at the start of the First World War. He landed in France with his division in May 1915 and saw action at the Battle of Festubert on the Western Front later that month before handing over command in September 1915. He returned to the UK and commanded the 61st (2nd South Midland) Division until February 1916; he later also commanded the 64th (2nd Highland) Division also in the UK before retiring in September 1918.

He was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George on 1 January 1919 and a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath on 1 January 1926.

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https://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/rhabannatyneallason.htm
https://memorial.wellingtoncollege.org.uk/Filename.ashx?tableName=ta_wellingtoniansatwar&columnName=filename&recordId=29
https://web.archive.org/web/20060216031313/http://www.firstworldwar.bham.ac.uk/donkey/bannatine.htm
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/order-of-battle-of-divisions/51st-highland-division/
https://www.westernfrontassociation.com/world-war-i-articles/british-divisional-commanders-during-the-great-war-first-thoughts/
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31097/supplement/82
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/14193/page/5
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