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Oswald Borrett
Born 1878
Died 1950 (aged 71–72) (aged 71 or 72)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant-General
Commands held Commander of British Troops in China
Battles/wars Second Boer War
World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order

Lieutenant General Sir Oswald Cuthbert Borrett KCB CMG CBE DSO (1878–1950) was Commander of British Troops in China.

Military career

Borrett was commissioned into the King's Own Royal Regiment in 1898.[1] He served in the Second Boer War and then became Adjutant in the Indian Volunteers in 1911.[1]

He also served in World War I and then went to the North West Frontier in India in 1920.[1] He became Colonel Commandant of the 7th Indian Infantry Brigade in 1923.[1] He was appointed Commander of British Troops in the Shanghai Area of China in 1927 and Commander of British Troops in China in 1932.[1] He retired in 1938.[1]

During World War II he was appointed Inspector of Prisoners.[2]

He also became Lieutenant of the Tower of London and Aide-de-camp to the King[1] as well as Colonel of the King's Own Royal Regiment.[1]

He retired to Lowood House in Rockshaw Road in Reigate.[3]


Military offices
Preceded by
James Sandilands
Commander of British Troops in China
Succeeded by
Arthur Bartholomew

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