British Army generalDied when: 93 years 51 days (1117 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Major General John Strawson CBE (1 January 1921 – 21 February 2014) was a British Army officer, best known for his service during the Second World War in the Middle East and Italy, and afterwards in Germany and Malaya.
Following the amalgamation of the 4th and 8th Hussars as The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, he commanded the Regiment in Malaysia and Germany.
For his leadership during the Borneo campaign he was awarded the O.B.E.Later he commanded at brigade level and was Chief of Staff, United Kingdom Land Forces.
For this latter service he was awarded a C.B.E.He had previously been awarded the US Bronze Star for his leadership during the Italian campaign of 1944–45.
In civilian life he became a prolific author, especially on military matters.