Walter Clutterbuck

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Walter Clutterbuck
Major-General Walter Clutterbuck
Born 17 November 1894
Hardenhuish House, Chippenham, Wiltshire
Died 1987
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1913–1946
Rank Major-General
Commands held 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers
10th Infantry Brigade
1st Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross

Major-General Walter Edmond Clutterbuck DSO MC (17 November 1894 – 1987) was a senior British Army officer who commanded 1st Infantry Division during World War II.

Military career

Clutterbuck was commissioned into the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1913 at the start of the First World War and served in Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine and South Russia.[1] He also served in World War II as Commanding Officer of 1st Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers from 1939, as Commander of 10th Infantry Brigade from 1940 and as General Officer Commanding 1st Infantry Division in North Africa and Italy from 1941.[1] In 1943 he became General Officer Commanding 55th Division.[2] After the War he was Head of the British Military Mission to Egypt before retiring in 1946.[1]


In 1919 he married Gwendolin Atterbury Younger; they had one son and two daughters.[3]


Military offices
Preceded by
Edwin Morris
General Officer Commanding the 1st Infantry Division
Succeeded by
Ronald Penney