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General Sir Peter Strickland as a cadet, 1886 (c)

Photograph, 1886 (c).

General Sir (Edward) Peter Strickland (1869-1951) served with the Norfolk Regiment Burma and in the 2nd Sudan War (1896-1899).

During World War One (1914-1918) Strickland commanded the 1st Battalion, the Manchester Regiment from 1914 to 1915. He saw action on the Western Front, at Neuve Chapelle and at the 2nd Battle of Ypres.

Strickland went on to command the 98th Brigade and the 1st Infantry Divison, leading the latter in the Battle of the Somme in July 1916. After World War One he became Commander of the Western Division of the British Army of the Rhine. Serving in Ireland during the War of Independence he escaped an assassination attack made on him by the Irish Republican Army (IRA). After serving in Egypt Strickland retired from the Army in 1931.

One of six photographs relating to General Sir Peter Strickland, 1886 to 1927 (c).

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2003-02-275-1


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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