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John Charles Oakes Marriott
1895 - 1978
Place of birth Stowmarket
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 19? - 1950
Rank Major-General
Commands held 2nd Battalion Scots Guards (1938 - 1940)
21st Infantry Brigade (1940)
Indian 29th Infantry Brigade (1940 - 1941)
22nd Guards Brigade (1941 - 1942)
200th Guards Brigade (1942)
200th Guards Motor Brigade Group (1942)
201st Guards Motor Brigade Group (1942)
32nd Infantry Brigade (1942 - 1943)
Guards Division (1945 - 1947)
Battles/wars East African Campaign
Western Desert Campaign
Awards KCVO (21 Feb 1950)
CVO(23 Jul 1937)
MVO (3 Jun 1935)
CB (1 Jan 1947)
DSO (4 June 1917)
DSO (30 December 1941)[1]
MC (2 June 1916)

Major-General Sir John Charles Oakes Marriott, KCVO, CB, DSO and Bar, MC (born 1895; died 1978) was a British Army officer during World War I and World War II.

Marriott won both the DSO and MC as well as the French Croix de Guerre fighting in World War I. In World War II he commanded Indian 29th Infantry Brigade, part of Indian 5th Infantry Division, in the East African Campaign and the 22nd Guards Brigade (under various names) in the Western Desert Campaign. Ha avoided capture when the brigade was forced to surrender when Tobruk was captured on 20 June 1942 by German and Italian forces.

He retired in 1950 having achieved the rank of Major General and was knighted in the same year.

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Army career

  • Commissioned into The Northamptonshire Regiment - (date?)
  • Transferred to Scots Guards - (date? before 1935)
  • Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion Scots Guards - 1938 - 1940
  • Assistant Quartermaster-General ?, Middle East - 1940 - 1942
  • Commanding Officer 21st Brigade, East Africa - 1940
  • Commanding Officer 29th Indian Brigade, East Africa - 1940 - 1941
  • Commanding Officer 22nd Guards Brigade, North Africa - 1941 - 1942
  • Commanding Officer 200th Guards Brigade, North Africa - 1942
  • Commanding Officer 200th Guards Motor Brigade Group, North Africa - 1942
  • Commanding Officer 201st Guards Motor Brigade Group, North Africa - 1942
  • Commanding Officer 32nd Infantry Brigade - 1942 - 1943
  • General Officer Commanding Guards Division - 1945 - 1947
  • District Officer Commanding London District - 1947 - 1950
  • Retired - 1950

Personal

In 1920 he married Maud (Momo) Emily Wolff Kahn, the daughter of Otto Hermann Kahn, investment banker, collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts. They had one child.

Publications

  • Marriott, John Charles Oakes (1931). Admiral of New England: The exploits of John Smith : his London epitaph. Times Pub. Co. ISBN B0008AZVP6.  
  • Marriott, Sir John (1946). Memories of Four-Score Years: The Autobiography of Sir John Marriott. London: Blackie.  

See also

References

Footnotes

  1. ^ London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 35396, p. 7332, 26 December 1941. Retrieved on 2008-06-23.
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