King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

Name
TURNER, Sir William Francis Robert (1907-1989), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Joined King's Own Scottish Borderers 1928; Service in UK and India 1928-1939; World War II 1939-1945; 1 King's Own Scottish Borderers, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), France 1939; 5 King's Own Scottish Borderers, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), France 1940; Commandant, Junior Leaders School 1940-1941; Staff College 1941; General Staff Officer Grade 2, Eastern Command 1942; Officer Commanding 5 King's Own Scottish Borderers, 52 (Lowland) Div, 1 Airborne Corps 1942-1945; Officer Commanding 1 King's Own Scottish Borderers 1945-1946; General Staff Officer Grade 1, 3 Div, Middle East 1946; General Staff Officer Grade 1, School of Land/Air Warfare 1948-1950; Commander, British Military Mission to Greece 1950-1952; Commander, 128 Infantry Bde (Territorial Army) 1952-1954; Brigadier, General Staff, Headquarters, Western Command 1954-1956; General Officer Commanding 44 (Home Counties) Div (Territorial Army) and Home Counties District, and Deputy Constable, Dover Castle 1956-1959; President, Regular Commissions Board 1959-1961; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Scottish Command, and Governor of Edinburgh Castle 1961-1964; retired 1964

Papers
The family informed the Centre in 1989 that there were no papers No papers have been traced

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