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Brigadier-General W W Warner

William Ward               b: 14 Mar 1867             r: 21 Dec 1907              d: 21 Mar 1950

CMG - 3 Jun 1918, MiD - 3 Jun 1918, SA3 - 12 Apr 1916, SS2 - xx xxx xxxx.

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

(Militia): 2 Lt: xx xxx xxxx

(Army): - 2 Lt:  4 May 1887, Lt: 26 Feb 1888, Capt: 4 May 1898, Maj: 4 May 1905, (T) Lt Col: 27 Mar 1916,  Bt Lt Col: 3 Jun1916,

(RAF): - (T) Brig-Gen [Lt Col]: 18 Feb 1918.

xx xxx xxxx:      Officer, 3rd Regiment, Royal Guernsey Militia

xx xxx 1887:      Officer, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

 3 Jan 1888:       Officer, Indian Staff Corps.

xx xxx xxxx:      Officer, Hyderabad Contingent.

xx xxx xxxx:      Officer, 30th Lancers (Gordon's Horse).

xx xxx 1904:      Inspecting Officer, Imperial Service Troops, Hyderabad and Mysore.

xx xxx 1907:      Retired.

 9 Mar 1915:       GSO II, Directorate of Military Aeronautics

27 Mar 1916:      Assistant Adjutant-General, Directorate-General of Military Aeronautics.

18 Feb 1918:       Director of Air Personal Services.

After twenty years service in the Army he retired as a Major in 1907, but rejoined the Army in 1914?.   Returning to the Retired List again at the end of WW1, he was elected to London County Council  as the Member for Fulham (1919-1922) and in 1924 was elected the MP for Mid Bedfordshire, which he remained until 1929.  He was later Chairman of the General Hydraulic Company.  

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