Born 8 April 1897 Santiago, Chile Died 6 January 1945 (aged 47) Lingayen Gulf, Philippines Allegiance United Kingdom Service/branch British Army Years of service 1916–1945 Rank Lieutenant-General Service number 11523 Unit Royal Horse Artillery 12th Royal Lancers Commands held 12th Royal Lancers 3rd Motor Machine Gun Brigade 28th Armoured Brigade 6th Armoured Division 1st Armoured Division X Corps VIII Corps II Corps Battles/wars World War I World War II Battle of France Battle of Dunkirk North African Campaign Western Desert Campaign Second Battle of El Alamein Battle of Miteiriya Ridge Pacific War Philippines campaign Battle of Lingayen Gulf † Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath Distinguished Service Order & Bar Military Cross
Montgomery with his Corps Commanders: Lumsden, Leese and Horrocks.
Lieutenant-General Herbert William Lumsden, CB, DSO & Bar, MC (8 April 1897 – 6 January 1945) was a senior British Army officer who fought in both World War I and World War II. He was the most senior British Army combat casualty of the Second World War.
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House of Lumsden - Scottish Clans, Scotland Caricature of Lumsden by Leslie Ward, from Van
Derby Bentley, chassis B104EF, which was in Calcutta in the 1940s and 50s owned by Cren Sandys-Lumsdaine, who was a founder member of the Calcutta Motor Sports Club. The car was used a lot for racing in the 1950s and is believed to have won the 1956 Culcutta Grand Prix – The car was later owned by Cren in Kenya. The car was registered WBD-653 in India.
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A conference between Lieutenant General Bernard Montgomery, Lieutenant General Sir Bernard Freyberg and Lieutenant General Lumsden, near Halfaya Pass before the army commander passed into Cyrenacia, 24 November 1942.