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Allegiance  United Kingdom
Rank  General
Service/branch  British Army
Name  Webb Gillman
Years of service  1889–1933

Webb Gillman
Born  26 October 1870 Coachford, Ireland (1870-10-26)
Commands held  Eastern Command Royal Military Academy, Woolwich 17th Indian Division
Battles/wars  Second Boer War Siege of Kimberley Battle of Paardeberg Battle of Driefontein Anglo-Aro War First World War Retreat from Mons First Battle of the Marne First Battle of the Aisne Gallipoli Campaign Mesopotamian campaign Macedonian front
Awards  Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George Distinguished Service Order Mentioned in Despatches (11)
Died  April 20, 1933, London, United Kingdom
Battles and wars  Siege of Kimberley, Battle of Paardeberg

General Sir Webb Gillman, (26 October 1870 – 20 April 1933) was a British Army general during the First World War.

Military career

Educated at Dulwich College, Gillman was commissioned into the Royal Field Artillery in July 1889. He was promoted to lieutenant on 27 July 1892, and to captain (supernumerary to the establishment) on 9 October 1899. He served in the Second Boer War 1899-1900, where he took part in the Relief of Kimberley, and the following battles of Paardeberg (late February 1900), Poplar Grove, and Driefontein (March 1900). In May 1902 he received a regular appointment as captain of the 119 Battery of the Field Artillery. He later spent time in Southern Nigeria in 1902.

He served in the First World War as a General Staff Officer in 13th Division and then as a brigadier with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force sent to Gallipoli in 1915. He was then a major general with the British Salonika Force from 1916 to 1917 before becoming commander of 17th Indian Division in August 1917. He became Chief of General Staff for the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force later on in 1917.

After the war he became Commandant of the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich in 1920, Inspector of Artillery at the War Office in 1924 and Master-General of the Ordnance in 1927. In 1927 he spent three months in Singapore assessing the defence capability of the Naval Base there. Finally he was appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief for Eastern Command in 1931; he died in office in 1933.


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