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(Thomas) Herbert Shoubridge

(1871-1923), Major-General

Sitter in 6 portraits

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(Thomas) Herbert Shoubridge, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x162228

(Thomas) Herbert Shoubridge

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1923
NPG x162228

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Thomas Lort-Phillips

15 July 2020, 20:15

Thomas Herbert Shoubridge is my paternal grandfather. He was a professional soldier. serving in The North West frontier Wars, The Boer Wars, and the 1st World War. He ended the WW1 as a Major General, having commanded the British 7th Division on the Western Front and in Northern Italy.
He was awarded the DSO, and CMG, Croix de Guerre, together with other Italian and UK awards. He was appointed Commandant of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in 1923, but unfortunately died just as he was starting. He is buried in the RMA graveyard at Sandhurst. His only son was my father, who served in WW2 in the Grenadier Guards, earning DSO and Bar. My father changed his name to Lort-Phillips in 1926 to inherit property in Pembrokeshire, where the family now lives. Thomas Shoubridge also had a daughter, who married firstly Earl Glanusk, (died 1947), and secondly Lord de Lisle and Dudley (VC, Grenadier Guards) of Penshurst, Kent. A third child, Zara, died aged 2 years in 1921 of the Spanish Flu pandemic.

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