156049 Lashmer Gordon WHISTLER, GCB, KBE, DSO**, MiD**, Royal Sussex Regiment

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    Personal Number: 13017
    Rank: General, Sir
    Name: Lashmer Gordon WHISTLER, GCB, KBE, DSO**, MiD**
    Unit: Royal Sussex Regiment


    London Gazette : 12 September 1917
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30280/supplement/9438/data.pdf
    The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the R. Mil. Coll., to be 2nd Lts. 13th Sept. 1917:—
    R. Suss. R.—Lashmer Gordon Whistler.

    London Gazette : 19 May 1919
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31347/page/6230/data.pdf
    R. Suss. R.—2nd Lt. L. G. Whistler to be Lt. 12th Mar. 1919.

    London Gazette : 3 May 1927
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33271/page/2875/data.pdf
    The undermentioned temp, appts. are made:—
    Spec. Appts. (Cl. GG).—
    Lt. L. G. Whistler, R. Sussex R. 6th Apr. 1927.

    London Gazette : 30 April 1929
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33490/page/2852/data.pdf
    5th Bn. R. Sussex R.—
    Lt. L. G. Whistler, R. Sussex R., to be Adjt., and is granted the temp, rank of Capt. in the T.A. (with pay and allces. of a Lt.) whilst holding that appt. 1st May 1929.

    London Gazette : 30 September 1932
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33868/page/6175/data.pdf
    R. Sussex R.—
    The undermentioned Lts., to be Capts. 30th Sept. 1932:—
    L. G. Whistler, and remains secd.

    London Gazette : 9 May 1933
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33938/page/3099/data.pdf
    R. Sussex R.—
    Capt. L. G. Whistler is restd. to the estabt. 1st May 1933.

    London Gazette : 24 November 1936
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34343/page/7572/data.pdf
    R. Sussex R.—
    Capt. L. G. Whistler is restd. to the estabt. 25th Nov. 1936.

    London Gazette : 27 November 1936
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34344/page/7645/data.pdf
    R. Sussex R.—Lt. D. H. Oliver to be Adjt. vice Capt. L. G. Whistler. 25th Nov. 1936.

    London Gazette : 5 August 1938
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34538/supplement/5024/data.pdf
    The undermentioned Majs. are secd, 1st Aug. 1938:—
    R. Sussex R.
    L. G. Whistler.

    London Gazette : 11 July 1940
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34893/supplement/4261/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the undermentioned awards for gallant and distinguished services in action in connection with recent operations.:—
    The Distinguished Service Order.
    Major (acting Lieutenant-Colonel) Lashmer Gordon Whistler, The Royal Sussex Regiment.

    London Gazette : 29 April 1941
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35146/supplement/2424/data.pdf
    The Royal Sussex Regiment.
    Whistler, Maj. (actg. Lt.-Col.) (nowtemp. Lt.- Col.) L. G., D.S.O. (13017).

    London Gazette : 22 April 1943
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35987/supplement/1845/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East: —
    Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.
    Brigadier (temporary) Lashmer Gordon Whistler, D.S.O. (13017), The Royal Sussex Regiment (Chichester).

    London Gazette : 8 December 1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36829/supplement/5619/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    War Subs. Lt.-Col. (temp. Brig.) L. G. Whistler (13017), R. Sussex R., is granted the actg. rank of Maj. Gen., 22nd June 1944.

    London Gazette : 19 January 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36897/supplement/451/data.pdf
    R. Sussex R.
    Maj. L. G. Whistler, D.S.O. (13017), to be Lt.- Col., 1st Jan. 1945.

    London Gazette : 22 March 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36994/supplement/1557/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe:—
    Infantry.
    Maj.-Gen. (actg.) L. G. Whistler, D.S.O. (13017)

    London Gazette : 29 March 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37004/supplement/1703/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North-West Europe:-
    To be Additional Members of the Military Division of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said Most Honourable Order:—
    Major-General (acting) Lashmer Gordon Whistler, D.S.O. (156049), The Royal Sussex Regiment.

    London Gazette : 24 July 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37189/supplement/3815/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    Lt.-Col. (temp. Brig.) (actg. Maj.-Gen.) L. G. WHISTLER, D.S.O. (13017), R. Sussex R ., to be temp. Maj.-Gen. and Waer Subs. Col., 2nd June 1945.

    London Gazette : 9 August 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37213/supplement/4053/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North-West Europe:—
    R. Sussex R.
    Maj.-Gen. (actg.) L. G. WHISTLER, C.B., D.S.O. (13017).

    London Gazette : 16 August 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37223/supplement/4161/data.pdf
    ERRATUM.
    Order of the Bath.
    The particulars of the following appointment are as now shown and not as shown in the London Gazette: —
    No. 37004 dated the 29th March, 1945.
    Page 1703:—
    For Major-General (acting) Lashmer Gordon WHISTLER, D.S.O. (156049), The Royal Sussex
    Regiment.
    Read Major-General (acting) Lashmer Gordon WHISTLER, D.S.O. (13017), The Royal Sussex Regiment.

    London Gazette : 4 April 1946
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37521/supplement/1672/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North-West Europe:—
    Maj.-Gen. (temp.) L. G. WHISTLER, C.B., D.S.O. 1(13017), late R. Sussex R.

    London Gazette : 2 July 1946
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37635/supplement/3361/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY
    The undermentioned to be Cols : —
    War Subs Col (temp. Maj. Gen.) L G WHISTLER, CB, DSO (13017), from R. Sussex R., 25th Feb 1946, with seniority 22nd June 1945.

    London Gazette : 14 February 1947
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37880/supplement/750/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    Col. (temp. Maj.-Gen.) L. G. WHISTLER, C.B., D.S.O. (13017) to be Maj.-Gen., 6th Feb. 1947 with seniority, 5th Apr. 1946.

    London Gazette : 11 April 1947
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37927/supplement/1613/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    Maj.-Gen. L. G. WHISTLER, C.B., D.S.O. (13017), to be granted the actg. rank of Lt.-Gen. from 11th Nov. 1946, to 30th Dec. 1946 (incl.).

    London Gazette : 25 September 1947
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38079/supplement/4517/data.pdf
    The KING has been pleased to grant unrestricted permission for the wearing of the following decora- tions which have been conferred on the under- mentioned personnel in recognition of distinguished services in the cause of the Allies:—
    DECORATIONS CONFERRED BY His ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE REGENT OF BELGIUM.
    Commander of the Order of the Crown with Palm. Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm.
    Major-General (temporary) Lashmer Gordon WHISTLER, C.B., D.S.O. (13017), late The Royal Sussex Regiment.

    London Gazette : 7 July 1950
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38962/supplement/3502/data.pdf
    TERRITORIAL ARMY.
    COMMANDS AND STAFF.
    Maj.-Gen. L. G. WHISTLER, C-B., D.S.O. (13017), late Inf. is appointed Commander of a District, and an Inf. Division (T.A.), 3rd July 1950

    London Gazette : 3 April 1951
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39188/supplement/1739/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    COMMANDS AND STAFF
    Maj. Gen. L. G. WHISTLER, CB, DSO (13017), late Inf relinquishes his appointment as Commander Northumbrian District and of an Inf. Div. (TA.), 15th March 1951, remaining on full pay.

    London Gazette : 11 May 1951
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39224/supplement/2639/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    Maj.-Gen. L. G. WHISTLER, C.B., D.S.O. (13017) late Inf. to be Lt.-Gen., 10th May 1951.

    London Gazette : 29 May 1951
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39238/supplement/2929/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    COMMANDS AND STAFF.
    Lt.-Gen. L. G. WHISTLER, C.B., D.S.O. (13017), late Inf. is appointed General Officer Commanding- in-Chief West Africa Command, 10th May 1951.

    London Gazette : 1 December 1953
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40030/supplement/6516/data.pdf
    R. Sussex.
    Lt.-Gen. Sir Lashmer Gordon WHISTLER, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O. (13017). is apptd. Col., 1st Dec. 1953, vice Col. (Hon. Brig.) Thomas Francis Vere FOSTER, C.B.E., M.C. (3175), tenure expired.

    London Gazette : 8 January 1954
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40067/supplement/207/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    COMMANDS & STAFF.
    Lt.-Gen. Sir Lashmer G. WHISTLER, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O. (13017), late Inf., relinquishes his appointment as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief West Africa Command, remaining on full pay, 25th Nov.1953.
    Lt.-Gen. Sir Lashmer G. WHISTLER, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O. (13017), late Inf., is appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Command, 7th Dec. 1953.

    London Gazette : 1 January 1955
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40366/supplement/3/data.pdf
    The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath: —
    To be Ordinary Members of the Military Division of the Second Class, or Knights Commanders of the said Most Honourable Order :—
    Lieutenant-General Sir Lashmer Gordon WHISTLER, K.B.E., CB., D.S.O. (13017), late Infantry (Colonel, The Royal Sussex Regiment).

    London Gazette : 30 September 1955
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40596/supplement/5483/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    Lt.-Gen. Sir Lashmer G. WHISTLER, K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O. (13017), Col. R. Sussex, to be Gen.. 6th .July 1955.

    London Gazette : 1 January 1957
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40960/supplement/3/data.pdf
    The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath:—
    To be Ordinary Members of the Military Division of the First Class, or Knights Grand Cross, of the said Most Honourable Order :—
    General Sir Lashmer Gordon WHISTLER, K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O. (13017), late Infantry; Colonel, The Royal Sussex Regiment.

    London Gazette : 1 January 1957
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40960/supplement/3/data.pdf
    The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath:—
    To be Ordinary Members of the Military Division of the First Class, or Knights Grand Cross, of the said Most Honourable Order :—
    General Sir Lashmer Gordon WHISTLER, K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O. (13017), late Infantry; Colonel, The Royal Sussex Regiment.

    London Gazette : 5 February 1957
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40992/supplement/799/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    Gen. Sir Lashmer G. WHISTLER, G.C.B., K.B.E., L>.S.O. (13017), late Inf., retires on retired pay, 4th Feb. 1957. (Reserve Liability.)
    Lt. Gen. Sir Dudley WARD, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O. (41238), late Inf., to be Gen., 4th Feb. 1957, vice Gen. Sir Lashmer G. WHISTLER, G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O., retired.

    London Gazette : 6 December 1957
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/41246/page/7115/data.pdf
    Commissions signed by His Grace the Duke of Norfolk, EM., K.G., G.C.V.O., P.C., Lord Lieutenant of the County of Sussex.
    General Sir Lashmer G. Whistler, G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O., Fairlawn, Heath Road, Petersfield, Hants., Air Vice-Marshal Cecil A. Stevens, C.B., C.B.E., M.C., Comilla, Kewhurst Avenue, Gooden, Beach, Bexhill. Sussex, to be Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Sussex. —Dated this 29th day of November, 1957.

    London Gazette : 21 February 1958
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/41318/supplement/1187/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY (RESERVE OF OFFICERS.
    Gen. Sir Lashmer G. WHISTLER, G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O. (13017), late Inf., is appointed Chairman of the Committee on the new Army, 3rd Dec. 1957.

    London Gazette : 1 April 1958
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/41348/supplement/2083/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    R.W.A.F.F.
    Gen. Sir Lashmer WHISTLER, G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O. (13017), Col. R. Sussex, is appointed Colonel Commandant R.W.A.F.F., 31st Mar. 1958, vice Brig. ((Hon. Maj.-Gen.) Charles Roger Alan SWYNNERTON, CjB., D.S.O. (438), Col. North Stafford's, tenure expired..

    London Gazette : 30 May 1958
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/41398/supplement/3358/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    Gen. Sir Lashmer G. WHISTLER, G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O. (('13017), late Inf. reverts to retired pay in the rank of Gen., 3rd May 1958.
     
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  2. Charley Fortnum

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    I was flicking through 'Bolo' Whistler's biography earlier, but the best anecdote I've seen about him tells of a post-war experience:

    Lord Mancroft recalled visiting Whistler at Chester and being amazed at his intricate knowledge of the Roman camp layout. He recalled a dinner later "Bolo got a fishbone stuck in his throat during dinner and went outside to clear the matter up. Nobody had told him that the regimental goat had been temporarily parked in the gentlemen's cloakroom pending its later ceremonial arrival, and Bolo returned quite shaken and very angry, having had the best of three rounds with the goat, and, I think, lost them all. As he said in his speech, nobody wants to fight a goat in a mess dress and spurs, even when you haven't got a fishbone stuck in your throat.

    Source:
    Lashmer Whistler - Wikipedia
     
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  3. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    He's fondly remembered in Overloon to this day.

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