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Eric Dormon-Smith

Eric Dorman-Smith was born in 1895. He joined the British Army and was stationed in India on the outbreak of the Second World War.

In 1940 he became commandant of the Middle East Staff College where he gave military advice to General Archibald Wavell and General Claude Auchinleck. In April 1942 he became Director of Military Operations in Cairo and acting deputy chief of staff to the 8th Army.

On 6th August 1942, Dorman-Smith was sacked along with Auchinleck and never held any important military positions again. Eric Dorman-Smith died in 1969.




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