Maurice Chilton

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Sir Maurice Chilton
Born 11 January 1898
Died 21 August 1956 (aged 58)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1915–1956
Rank Lieutenant General
Unit Royal Artillery
Commands held East Anglian District
Anti-Aircraft Command
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Lieutenant General Sir Maurice (Somerville) Chilton KBE CB (11 January 1898 – 21 August 1956) was Quartermaster-General to the Forces.

Military career

Educated at Rugby School, Chilton was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1915.[1]

He served in World War I in France and attended the Staff College, Camberley in 1930.[1] He also served in World War II latterly as Chief of Staff for the Second Army[2] and then as Deputy Adjutant General for 21st Army Group.[1]

After the war he became Director of Air at the War Office and then General Officer Commanding East Anglian District from 1948.[1] He was made General Officer Commanding-in-Chief at Anti-Aircraft Command in 1953; in that capacity he visited his units on Merseyside and Tyneside.[3] He became Quartermaster-General to the Forces in 1955 and died while still serving in that role in 1956.[1]


In 1926 he married Margaret Sinclair.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  2. ^ Hamilton, Nigel (1983). Master of the Battlefield Monty's War Years 1942-1944. McGraw-Hill Book Company. p. 735. 
  3. ^ Defence Exercise Glasgow Herald, 24 May 1954
  4. ^ Chilton genealogy

External links

  • Generals of World War II
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Charles Loewen
GOC-in-C Anti-Aircraft Command
Succeeded by
Post disbanded
Preceded by
Sir Ouvry Roberts
Quartermaster-General to the Forces
Succeeded by
Sir Nevil Brownjohn
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