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Major-General Sir Ernest Swinton


Ernest Dunlop                           b: 21 Oct 1868             r: xx xxx 1938            d: 15 Jan 1951

KCB - 2 Jun 1923 (CB - 12 Feb 1917), DSO - 27 Sep 1901, MiD - 10 Sep 1901, LoH, C - 15 Apr 1916.  

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

(Army): - 2 Lt:  17 Feb 1888, Lt: 17 Feb 1891,  Capt: 17 Feb 1899,  Maj: 31 Dec 1906. (T) Lt Col: 9 Sep 1914, Lt Col: 6 May 1915, (T) Col: 19 Mar 1916, Bt Col: 1 Jan 1917, (T) Maj-Gen: 3 Jan 1918.

(RAF): -  Maj-Gen: xx xxx 1919,  

xx xxx xxxx:       Gentleman Cadet, RMA Woolwich.

17 Feb 1888:       Officer, Royal Engineers.

 3 Nov 1896:        Assistant Instructor, School of Military Engineering

10 Nov 1899:     

 1 Apr 1905:        Staff Captain, Army HQ

 1 Feb 1907:        Chief Instructor (GSO II), Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.

30 Sep 1910:        Secretary (GSO II), Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence

30 Sep 1913:        Assistant Secretary (Military) (GSO II), Committee of Imperial Defence

 5 Aug 1914:        Deputy Director of Railway Transport (graded as Assistant Adjutant-General)

 9 Sep 1914:         GSO II

19 Jul 1915:         Secretary, Committee for Imperial Defence (graded as GSO I)

19 Mar 1916:       Officer Commanding, Heavy Section Machine Gun Corps.

 9 Nov 1916:        Assistant Secretary (GSO I), Committee of Imperial Defence.

 3 Jan 1918:         Special Appointment

xx xxx xxxx:        Colonel Commandant, Royal Tank Corps

xx xxx 1919:         Controller of Information Department of the Controller-General of Civil Aviation

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