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Seligman, Herbert Spencer


SELIGMAN, HERBERT SPENCER (1872–1951), British army officer. Born in London, Seligman attended St. Paul's school and the Royal Military Academy. In 1892 he was commissioned in the Royal Artillery. He fought in the South African war, being awarded the Queen's Medal, and on the outbreak of World War i was sent as commander of a battery to the front in western France. Seligman was given command of an artillery brigade in 1915 and in the following year commanded the artillery of the Seventh Division. Subsequently he was made commanding officer of the Cavalry Corps artillery, and took part in the Allied assault on the German lines in the summer of 1918. Seligman was mentioned in dispatches six times and received numerous decorations. After the war he was promoted to honorary brigadier general and served in the Territorial Army until his retirement in 1935.


J. Ben Hirsch, Jewish General Officers (1967), 88.

[Mordechai Kaplan]

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