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Sir Cecil Romer
General Sir Cecil Romer
Born (1869-11-14)November 14, 1869
Died 1962 (aged 92 or 93)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank General
Commands held 59th Division
1st Division
Western Command
Southern Command
Battles/wars Second Boer War
World War I
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

General Sir Cecil Francis Romer GCB KBE CMG (14 November 1869 – 1962) was a British Army general who reached high command during the 1920s.

Military career

Born at Ifield in Sussex,[1] Cecil Romer was commissioned into the Royal Dublin Fusiliers[2] in 1890 and served in the Second Boer War between 1899 and 1902.[3] He went on to become a General Staff Officer in 1904.[3]

In World War I he fought on the Western Front.[3] He was General Officer Commanding 59th Division between 1917 and 1918.[4]

He became General Officer Commanding 1st Division at Aldershot in 1926.[3] He was then elevated to General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Command in 1928 and to General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Command in 1931.[3] In 1933 he was appointed Adjutant-General to the Forces: he retired in 1935.[3]


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Military offices
Preceded by
Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd
General Officer Commanding the 1st Infantry Division
Succeeded by
John Duncan
Preceded by
Sir Richard Butler
GOC-in-C Western Command
Succeeded by
Sir Cyril Deverell
Preceded by
Sir Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd
GOC-in-C Southern Command
Succeeded by
Sir Percy Radcliffe
Preceded by
Sir Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd
Adjutant General
Succeeded by
Sir Harry Knox

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