Kiggell, Sir Launcelot
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Kiggell, Sir Launcelot

(October 2, 1862, Ballingarry [Limerick] – February 23, 1954, Felixstowe [Suffolk]), British general. A general of traditional views and a confidant of Sir Douglas Haig, Kiggell was promoted to the rank of major-general in 1914 and served in the War Office until November 1915. Summoned to France by Haig in December of the same year, he was appointed chief of staff of the British Expeditionary Force. However, the Sandhurst-educated Kiggell had until then never had an opportuni…

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Tiefel, Marcus A., “Kiggell, Sir Launcelot”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 13 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0333>
First published online: 2015



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