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About Gordon Nevil Macready
Lieutenant-General Sir Gordon Nevil Macready, 2nd Baronet KBE CB CMG DSO MC (5 April 1891 – 17 October 1956) was a British Army officer who served as Assistant chief of the Imperial General Staff during World War II.
Born the son of General Sir Nevil Macready, Macready joined the Royal Engineers and served on the Western Front during World War I becoming Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General for 66th Division in 1917. After the War he became Assistant Adjutant General for the British Military Mission to Berlin. He was appointed Assistant Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence in 1926, Deputy Director of Staff Duties at the War Office in 1936 and Head of the British Military Mission to Egypt in 1938. He served in World War II as Assistant Chief of the Imperial General Staff from October 1940 and as Head of the British Army mission in Washington D. C. from 1942 until his retirement in 1946.
In retirement he became Regional Commissioner for Lower Saxony in 1946, British Chairman of the Economic Control Office for the British and American Zones of Germany in 1947 and then Economic Advisor to the UK High Commissioner in 1949.
He is author of the book "In the wake of the great" published by Clowes in 1965.
In 1920 he married Elisabeth Pauline Sabine Marie de Noailles; they had one son.