Alexander Telfer-Smollett Military Person

Alexander telfer smollett

Major-General Alexander Patrick Drummond Telfer-Smollett CB CBE DSO MC DL (12 August 1884 – 1954) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey. Telfer-Smollett was commissioned into the Highland Light Infantry in 1904. After serving in World War I and ultimately leading his regiment to victory at the Battle of Cambrai in 1918, he was appointed Commanding Officer of the British Troops in Shanghai in 1936. He intervened in the Defense of Sihang Warehouse in 1937 during the Second Sino-Japanese War and facilitated the Chinese withdrawal. He went on to be Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in 1939 and to serve as a District Commander in the UK during World War II from 1940 until his retirement in 1942. He lived at Cameron House near Luss in Scotland and in retirement he became Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire. He was also Colonel of the Highland Light Infantry.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 12th, 1884
Date of death
1954 at age of 69

Military service

Force Unit Rank From To
British Army


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