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James Harrison (British Army officer)

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Died  1957
Rank  Major-General
Years of service  1900 - 1941

Service/branch  British Army
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Name  James Harrison
James Harrison (British Army officer) WN james harrison british army officer
Commands held  55th Division Royal School of Artillery 2nd Anti-Aircraft Division

Major-General James Murray Robert Harrison CB DSO (1 October 1880 – 1957) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.

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James Harrison (British Army officer) WN james harrison british army officer

Military career

Harrison was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1900 and served in the First World War. He was appointed Commander Royal Artillery for the 55th Division in 1930, Commandant of the Royal School of Artillery at Larkhill in 1932, and Major-General Royal Artillery in India in 1935.

He went on to be General Officer Commanding 2nd Anti-Aircraft Division in 1936. In 1939, he became Lieutenant Governor of Jersey but held the role only until June 1940 when the island came under German occupation. He retired in 1941.

Family

In 1925, he married Stella Mary Travers-Smith.

References

James Harrison (British Army officer) Wikipedia


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