Lieutenant General Sir Henry Rawlinson

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Lieutenant General Sir Henry Rawlinson was born in London in 1864. His father was a diplomat. Rawlinson was educated at Eton and Oxford before going on to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. In 1916, he was appointed to command the Fourth Army, reporting to General Haig, who held supreme British command at the Somme. After the Offensive, in December 1916, Rawlinson wrote to Lord Derby and you can hear his letter below...

General Lord Rawlinson died in Delhi in 1925, aged 61.

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