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Sir John Westall
Born 1901
Napier, New Zealand
Died 1986
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch RoyalMarineBadge.svg Royal Marines
Years of service 1919–1955
Rank General
Commands held Royal Marines
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

General Sir John Chaddesley Westall KCB CBE (1901-1986) was a Royal Marines officer who became Commandant General Royal Marines.

Military career[edit]

Born the son of a New Zealander,[1] Westall joined the Royal Marines in 1919.[2] He served in World War II as a Staff Officer in intelligence activities in Singapore and Malaya from 1939 and as a Staff Officer in intelligence activities in India and Burma from 1942 before becoming a Staff Officer at the Director of Naval Intelligence Department in the Admiralty in 1944.[2] After the War he became Commander of Infantry Training Centre, Royal Marines and then a Staff Officer in intelligence activities in Cape Town from 1947.[2] He was appointed Chief Staff Officer at Plymouth in 1948, Commander of the Royal Marine Barracks at Plymouth in 1949 and Commander of the Royal Marine Barracks at Deal in 1950.[2] He went on to be Chief of Staff to the Commandant General Royal Marines in 1951 and Commandant General Royal Marines in 1952 before retiring in 1955.[2]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Leslie Hollis
Commandant General Royal Marines
1952 – 1955
Succeeded by
Sir Campbell Hardy

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