Arthur Asquith

Military Person

1883 – 1939

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Who was Arthur Asquith?

Brigadier-General Arthur Melland Asquith DSO** was a senior officer of the Royal Naval Division, a Royal Navy land detachment attached to the British Army during the First World War. His father, H. H. Asquith was the British Prime Minister during the first three years of the conflict and later became the Earl of Oxford. Arthur Asquith was wounded four times in the war and three times awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his bravery under fire. In December 1917, Asquith was seriously wounded during fighting near Beaucamp and was evacuated to Britain where one of his legs was amputated. Asquith retired from the military following his wound and worked for the Ministry of Munitions.

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Born
Apr 24, 1883
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Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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Education
  • Winchester College
Died
Aug 25, 1939
Devon

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on July 23, 2013

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