Sir Field-Marshal Claud Auchinleck OBE GCB DSO GCIE CSI

Died aged 96

Field Marshal Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, GCB, GCIE, CSI, DSO, OBE (21 June 1884 – 23 March 1981), was a British Army commander during the Second World War. He was a career soldier who spent much of his military career in India, where he rose to become Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army by early 1941. In July 1941 he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Middle East Theatre, but after initial successes, the war in North Africa turned against the British, and he was relieved of the post in 1942 during the North African campaign. In June 1943, he was once again appointed Commander-in-Chief, India, where his support through the organisation of supply, maintenance and training for William Slim's Fourteenth Army played an important role in its success. He served as Commander-in-Chief, India, until the Partition in 1947, when he assumed the role of Supreme Commander of all British forces in India and Pakistan until late 1948.

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Oswald House (Grade II) Late C17th house with Flemish gables. Built by Joseph Harbor (tanner) In the mid C19th, it was the home of Robert Oswald (auctioneer), F.M. Sir Claud Auchinlech lived here 1960-1967

60, Northgate, Beccles, United Kingdom where they lived (1960-1967)