Thomas Scott (British Army officer)

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Thomas Patrick David Scott
Born1905
Punjab Province (British India)
Died30 July 1976 (aged 70–71)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1924–1959
Rank Major-General
Service number 30926
Unit Royal Irish Fusiliers
Commands held1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
2nd Battalion, London Irish Rifles
12th Infantry Brigade
128th Infantry Brigade
38th Infantry Brigade
Senior Officers' School, Sheerness
107th (Ulster) Brigade
42nd (Lancashire) Division
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order & Bar

Major-General Thomas Patrick David Scott, CB , CBE , DSO & Bar (1905 – 30 July 1976) was a senior British Army officer.

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Military career

Thomas Scott was born in Punjab Province (British India) in 1905, the son of Thomas Edwin Scott, who was an officer in the British Indian Army. Scott was sent to England where he was educated at Blundell's School before he entered the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, from where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Royal Irish Fusiliers on 30 August 1924, alongside Kendal Chavasse. [1] [2]

The outbreak of the Second World War found Scott as a student at the Staff College, Camberley, with Chavasse as one of his fellow students. [3] He briefly became brigade major of the 147th Infantry Brigade. [3] He became commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers in Tunisia in 1942 and went on to be commander of 12th Brigade in North Africa in July 1943, commander of 128th Brigade in Italy in November 1943 and finally commander of 38th Infantry Brigade in Italy in February 1944. [4] His service in the war was recognised with his appointment as Commander of the Order of the British Empire. [5] He was also appointed a companion of the Distinguished Service Order with bar. [6]

After the war he became commandant of the Senior Officers' School, Sheerness in 1948, commander of 107th (Ulster) Brigade in 1950 and Deputy Adjutant-General Middle East Land Forces in 1952. [4] He went on to be training advisor to the Pakistan Army in 1954 and General Officer Commanding 42nd (Lancashire) Division in 1956. [4] He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 1956 Birthday Honours [7] before retiring in 1959. [4]

Scott served as colonel of The Royal Irish Fusiliers from 1960 to 1968 [8] and as Lord Lieutenant of County Fermanagh from 1971 to 1976. [9]

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References

  1. "No. 32969". The London Gazette . 24 February 1924. p. 6500.
  2. "Pat Scott CB CBE DSO*". Royal Irish. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  3. 1 2 "Pat Scott CB CBE DSO* | Royal Irish - Virtual Military Gallery". royal-irish.com.
  4. 1 2 3 4 "Scott, Thomas Patrick David". Generals.dk. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  5. "No. 37386". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 December 1945. p. 6056.
  6. "No. 37039". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 April 1945. p. 2072.
  7. "No. 40787". The London Gazette (Supplement). 25 May 1956. p. 3101.
  8. "The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's)". Regiments.org. Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  9. Sainty, J. C. "Lieutenants and Lords-Lieutenants (Ireland) 1831-2005". Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2008.

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Military offices
Preceded by Commandant of the Senior Officers' School, Sheerness
1948−1950
Succeeded by
Preceded by GOC 42nd (Lancashire) Division
1956−1959
Succeeded by