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Alexander Telfer Smollett

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Years of service  1904 - 1942
Died  1954
Rank  Major general
Battles and wars  World War I, World War II
Name  Alexander Telfer-Smollett
Service/branch  British Army
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Commands held  Highland Light Infantry
Battles/wars  World War I World War II
Awards  Order of the Bath, Order of the British Empire, Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross

Major-General Alexander Patrick Drummond Telfer-Smollett CB CBE DSO MC DL (12 August 1884 – 1954) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey.

Military career

Telfer-Smollett was commissioned into the Highland Light Infantry in 1904. After serving in World War I and ultimately leading his regiment to victory at the Battle of Cambrai in 1918, he was appointed Commanding Officer of the British Troops in Shanghai in 1936. He intervened in the Defense of Sihang Warehouse in 1937 during the Second Sino-Japanese War and facilitated the Chinese withdrawal. He went on to be Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in 1939 and to serve as a District Commander in the UK during World War II from 1940 until his retirement in 1942.

He lived at Cameron House near Luss in Scotland and in retirement he became Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire. He was also Colonel of the Highland Light Infantry.


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