Vyvyan Evelegh
Major-General Vyvyan Evelegh CB
Order of the Bath
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Order of the British Empire
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Distinguished Service Order
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 (1898–1958) was a British army officer during World War II
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Miitary career

Evelegh was appointed an Instructor at the Staff College, Camberley
Staff College, Camberley
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 in 1940, Commander of 11th Infantry Brigade in 1941 and Assistant Commandant at the Staff College, Camberley in 1942. He commanded 78th Infantry Division until December 1943, when he swapped commands with Charles Keightley
Charles Keightley
General Sir Charles Frederic Keightley, GCB, GBE, DSO was a senior officer in the British Army during and following World War II.-Military career:...

, commander of 6th Armoured Division. He continued his war service as Assistant Chief of the Imperial General Staff
Assistant Chief of the General Staff (United Kingdom)
-Responsibilities:The Assistant Chief of the General Staff supports the Chief of the General Staff in his responsibilities, sets the conditions for the British Army to contribute to success on operations, ensures coherence across the 'Defence Lines of Development' and develops the Army of the...

 from 1944 to 1945.

After the War he became General Officer Commanding North-West District and then General Officer Commanding 42nd Division before retiring in 1950.

He was colonel of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
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from 1953 to 1958.
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