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General Sir Felix Fordati Ready GBE KCB CSI CMG DSO (16 July 1872 – 6 April 1940) was a British Army officer who served as Quartermaster-General to the Forces from 1931 to 1935. He was considered an expert in military tactics.[1]

Sir Felix Ready
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Gen. Sir Felix Ready
Born16 July 1872
Ballasalla, Isle of Man
Died6 April 1940 (age 67)
London, England
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service1891–1935
Commands held1st Infantry Division
Battles/warsSecond Boer War
World War I
AwardsKnight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of the Star of India
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order

Military careerEdit

Ready was the son of Colonel John Tobin Ready.[1] Educated at Wellington College, Ready was commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1891.[2] He took part in the Nile Expedition, the Siege of Khartoum and the Second Boer War.[2]

He served in World War I as Adjutant-General in Mesopotamia.[2] He was appointed General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland District in 1926 before becoming General Officer Commanding 1st Infantry Division at Aldershot in 1929 and then Quartermaster-General to the Forces in 1931. He was made a general in 1934[1] and retired in 1935.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1900, he married Marguerite Violet Daisy Cotterill.[2] He died at his home in Kensington, London, on 6 April 1940, aged 67.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "General Sir Felix Ready". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 8 April 1940. p. 11.
  2. ^ a b c d "Pedigree of Cotterill" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
  3. ^ "No. 34129". The London Gazette. 1 February 1935. p. 769.
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Archibald Cameron
General Officer Commanding the British Army in Northern Ireland
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Wauchope
Preceded by
John Duncan
General Officer Commanding the 1st Infantry Division
Succeeded by
Wentworth Harman
Preceded by
Sir Hastings Anderson
Quartermaster-General to the Forces
Succeeded by
Sir Reginald May