Edwin Bramall

British army officer

Field Marshal Edwin Noel Westby Bramall, Baron Bramall, KG, GCB, OBE, MC, JP, DL (18 December 1923 – 12 November 2019) was a senior British Army officer.

The Lord Bramall
Lord Bramall in the robes of a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter, June 2006
Born(1923-12-18)18 December 1923
Tonbridge, Kent, England
Died12 November 2019(2019-11-12) (aged 95)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchBritish Army
Years of service1942–1985
RankField Marshal
Commands heldChief of the Defence Staff
Chief of the General Staff
Commander-in-Chief, Land Forces
Commander British Forces in Hong Kong
1st Division
5th (Airportable) Infantry Brigade
2nd Battalion Royal Green Jackets
Battles/warsSecond World War
Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation
Falklands War
AwardsKnight of the Order of the Garter
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Military Cross
Knight of the Order of St John
Mentioned in Despatches

Bramall was Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, between 1979 and 1982, and as Chief of the Defence Staff, professional head of the British Armed Forces, from 1982 to 1985.

On 25 April 2013 Bramall retired from service in the House of Lords.[1] Bramall died at the age of 95 on 12 November 2019.[2]


  1. Parliamentary Debates, House of Lords, 25 April 2013, column 1519
  2. "Field Marshal The Lord Bramall of Bushfield obituary". The Times. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.