Walter Leslie (Indian Army officer)

Sir Walter Leslie
Born 1876
Died 1947
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Indian Army
Rank General
Commands held Lahore District

General Sir Walter Stuart Leslie KCB, KBE, CMG, DSO (23 March 1876 1947) was a British officer who served in the Indian Army.

Military career

Leslie was commissioned into the Royal West Kent Regiment in February 1896 and took part in the Siege of Malakand in July 1897 before transferring to the Indian army and the 40th Pathans in September 1898 and then again to the 31st Punjabis in December 1900.[1][2] He served in World War I and then subsequently in the Third Anglo-Afghan War in 1919.[1] He commanded a column in operations against the Waziris in 1920 and then became Director of Military Operations at Army Headquarters, India in 1923.[1] He went on to be Deputy Adjutant-General and Director of Personal Services in India in 1924, Deputy Quartermaster General in India in 1927 and Commander of Lahore District in 1928.[1] His last appointment was as Adjutant-General, India in 1932 before retiring in 1936.[1]

In retirement Leslie became colonel of the 2nd battalion 16th Punjab Regiment.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  2. January 1908 Indian Army List
  3. The London Gazette: no. 37406. p. 6290. 28 December 1945. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Norman MacMullen
Adjutant-General, India
Succeeded by
Sir John Brind
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