Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameLt Gen Sir William Thomas FURSE KCB KCMG DSO , 10058
FatherThe Ven Charles Wellington FURSE , 9933 (1821-1900)
MotherJane Diana MONSELL , 10054 (1837-1877)
ChildrenRoger Kemble , 10069 (1903-1972)
 Judith , 10070 (1912-1974)
 David Gordon Roberts , 10144 (1900-1955)
Notes for Lt Gen Sir William Thomas FURSE KCB KCMG DSO
Lieutenant General Sir William Thomas Furse KCB KCMG DSO (1865–1953) was a Master-General of the Ordnance.

Military career

Educated at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, Furse was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1884.[1] He was Aide-de-Camp to Lord Roberts from 1891 to 1893.
He served in the Second Boer War as a Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General at Army Headquarters.[1] In 1911 he was appointed Commander 12th (Howitzer) Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He served in World War I initially as a General Staff Officer on the British Expeditionary Force and then as General Officer Commanding 9th (Scottish) Division from 1915. He was made Master-General of the Ordnance in 1916; in this capacity he opposed the introduction of the Madsen machine gun, preferring the Lewis gun. He retired in 1920.
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