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Ernest Lewin

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Allegiance  United Kingdom
Education  Winchester College
Commands held  Malaya Command
Service/branch  British Army

Name  Ernest Lewin
Rank  Major-general
Died  May 10, 1950
Ernest Lewin Ernest Lewin Crane Belinda Frances Pattinson The Crane and Lewin
Battles/wars  World War I World War II
Awards  Order of the Bath, Order of St Michael and St George, Distinguished Service Order

Battles and wars  World War I, World War II

Major-General Ernest Ord Lewin, CB, CMG, DSO (7 April 1879 – 10 May 1950) was General Officer Commanding Malaya Command.


Ernest Lewin Ernest Lewin Crane Belinda Frances Pattinson The Crane and Lewin

Military career

Lewin was educated at Winchester College, for whom he played cricket, and King's College, Cambridge. He was commissioned into the Royal Field Artillery as a second-lieutenant on 26 May 1900, and promoted to lieutenant on 9 April 1902. In his early career, he served as a Staff Officer in India and in the United Kingdom before become an adjutant in 1914.

He served in World War I as a General Staff Officer in France. In 1927 he was appointed Brigadier Royal Artillery at Aldershot Command and in 1934 he became General Officer Commanding Malaya Command. He was made Commander of 55th (West Lancashire) Division in 1935 and retired in 1938. He was re-employed during World War II as General Officer Commanding Portsmouth Area in 1939 and then as Major-General in Charge of Administration for Southern Command in 1940; he retired again in 1941.


Lewin married and had one son and one daughter.


Ernest Lewin Wikipedia

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