Henry Hughes Wilson was a British field marshal. He was born on May 5 1864 in Currygrane, Ireland. He became Director Of Military Operations at the British War Office in 1910. He commanded an army corps in France for most of 1916. He was promoted to chief of Imperial General Staff, effectively the head of the armed forces, in February 1918. After the First World War, he resigned from the army and became a Member of Parliament for North Down, Ulster. He was shot by two assassins in London on June 22 1922.
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