General Sir Richard Edward Worsley, GCB, OBE

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Richard Edward Worsley

Death: Died
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Son of Henry Herbert Knight Worsley and + Worsley
Husband of Caroline, Lady Worsley
Ex-husband of Sarah Anne Worsley
Father of <private> Worsley

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About General Sir Richard Edward Worsley, GCB, OBE

General Sir Richard Edward Worsley GCB OBE (29 May 1923 - 23 February 2013) was a British Army General who achieved high office in the 1980s.

Military career[edit source]

Educated at Radley College, Worsley was commissioned into the Rifle Brigade in 1942.

He served in World War II in the Middle East and in Italy and then in the Malayan Emergency in 1948. He became an Instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst later in 1948 and then became Commanding Officer of the Royal Dragoons in 1962.

He was appointed Commander of 7th Armoured Brigade in 1965 and Chief of Staff Far East Land Forces in 1969. He became General Officer Commanding 3rd Division in 1972 and Commander 1st (British) Corps in 1976. His final appointment was as Quartermaster-General to the Forces in 1979; he retired in 1982.

He lived at Goring Heath in South Oxfordshire and died on 23 February 2013.


In 1958 he married Sarah Mitchell and they went on to have one son (Henry) and one daughter (Charlotte); then in 1980 he married Caroline, Duchess of Fife.

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General Sir Richard Edward Worsley, GCB, OBE's Timeline

May 23, 1923
Age 35
November 7, 1980
Age 57
Age 56
February 23, 2013
Age 89