Patrick Man

Major General Patrick Holberton Man CB CBE DSO MC (1913 - 10 October 1979) was General Officer Commanding Aldershot District.

Patrick Man
Died10 October 1979
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Commands heldAldershot District
Battles/warsWorld War II
Malayan Emergency
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross

Military careerEdit

Man was commissioned into the Hampshire Regiment in 1933.[1]

He served in World War II initially as a Staff Captain with 22nd Infantry Brigade and then as a General Staff Officer with 4th Infantry Division, with the War Office and then with the Staff College, Camberley.[1] In 1943 he was appointed Assistant Quartermaster General at the Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander for South East Asia Command moving on to be Director of Administration Planning there in 1944.[1]

After the War he became Assistant Adjutant General at the War Office before becoming a General Staff Officer at the Imperial Defence College in 1952.[1] He served in Malaya during the Malayan Emergency from 1954 and then became Director of Administration Planning at the War Office in 1956.[1] In 1958 he moved to the War Office and in 1959 he went to the British Army of the Rhine.[1] He was made General Officer Commanding Aldershot District in 1963 and Director of Personal Services (Army) at the Ministry of Defence in 1966; he retired in 1968.[1]

He was also Colonel Commandant of the Military Provost Staff Corps from 1967 to 1972.[1]

In retirement he wrote The Great Rebellion of Queen Boudicca, a historical novel about Queen Boudica.[2]

He lived at Wickham Market in Suffolk where he died in 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  2. ^ The Great Rebellion of Queen Boudicca by Patrick Man Athena Books, 2009, ISBN 978-1-84748-503-8
Military offices
Preceded by
John Francis Metcalfe
GOC Aldershot District
Succeeded by
Charles Stainforth