Lennox Napier is confirmed dead at the age of 92.
Lennox was best known as a British major general.
Lennox Napier
Born28 June 1928
Died21 July 2020
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchBritish Army
Commands held1st Battalion South Wales Borderers
1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales
Berlin Infantry Brigade
Battles/warsSecond World War
Malayan Emergency
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Military Cross
Major-General Lennox Alexander Hawkins Napier CB OBE MC DL (28 June 1928 – 21 July 2020) was a British Army officer.
Military career
Educated at Radley College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Napier was commissioned into the South Wales Borderers in 1946. He saw action in Malaya and was recognised with the award of the Military Cross in December 1957 during the Malayan Emergency. He became commanding officer of the 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers in 1967 and commanding officer of the 1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales in 1969. He went on to be commander of the Berlin Infantry Brigade in 1974, Divisional Brigadier for the Prince of Wales' Division in 1976 and General Officer Commanding Wales in 1980 before retiring in 1983.
In 1959 he married Jennifer Dawn Wilson; they had one son and two daughters.
He died on 21 July 2020 at the age of 92.
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