John Worsley (British Army officer)

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Sir John Worsley
Born 1912
Died 1987
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held 2 Bn 1st Punjab Regiment
1st Bn South Lancashire Regiment
6th Infantry Brigade Group
48th Division
Staff College, Camberley
Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Military Cross

Lieutenant General Sir John (Francis) Worsley KBE CB MC (1912–1987) was Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong.

Military career

Worsley was commissioned into the 3rd Bn 2nd Punjab Regiment of the Indian Army in 1934[1] and served on the North West Frontier in India from 1935.[2]

He served in World War II and fought at the Battle of Keren in Eritrea in 1941.[2]

After the War he became Commanding Officer of 2 Bn 1st Punjab Regiment and then transferred to the York and Lancaster Regiment at Indian Independence in 1947.[2] He became a General Staff Officer at the War Office in 1949 and then at Headquarters 1st Infantry Division at Middle East Land Forces in 1952.[2] He was made Commanding Officer of 1st Bn South Lancashire Regiment serving in the Suez Canal Zone in 1953 and then Secretary of the Joint Planning Staff at the Ministry of Defence in 1956.[2] He was appointed Commander of 6th Infantry Brigade Group in 1957 and General Officer Commanding 48th Division in 1961.[2] He was made Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley in 1963 and Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong in 1966; he retired in 1968.[2]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Charles Harington
Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley
1963–1966
Succeeded by
Mervyn Butler
Preceded by
Sir Denis O'Connor
Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong
1966–1968
Succeeded by
Sir Basil Eugster