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Sir Ralph Eastwood
1890 – 1959
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Northern Command
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order

Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Ralph Eastwood KCB DSO MC (1890-1959) was a British Army General during World War II.

Military career

Ralph Eastwood was commissioned into the Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) in 1910.[1] He went on to become Commandant of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.[2]

He served in World War II becoming General Officer Commanding 4th Infantry Division. In 1942 he was appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command.[2] He went on to be Governor of Gibraltar in 1944 and retired from the British Army in 1947.[3]

He was also Colonel Commandant of 1st Bn the Rifle Brigade.[4]


  1. ^ London Gazette: no. 28346, p. 1684, 8 March 1910. Retrieved on 2009-10-17.
  2. ^ a b Farahardupre
  3. ^ London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 37969, p. 2475, 30 May 1947. Retrieved on 2009-10-17.
  4. ^ London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 36973, p. 1309, 6 March 1945. Retrieved on 2009-10-17.
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Noel Mason-Macfarlane
Governor of Gibraltar
Succeeded by
Sir Kenneth Anderson


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