Brigadier-General V B Mathew-Lannowe CMG DSO
Commanded 2nd Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment from 20th December 1920 to January 1924.
Mathew-Lannowe was commissioned in The Queen's Royal Regiment in 1895 and joined the 1st , Battalion in India. He took part in the North West Frontier Campaigns of 1897 and 1898 including the operations of the Malakand Field Force, the Mohmand Field Force and the Tirah Expedition. He was adjutant of the 1st Battalion from 1902 to 1905. He went to France with the Battalion and was severely wounded at the Aisne.
After further service in France in 1915 and 1916 he held appointments at the Machine Gun Corps Training Centre, at the War Office and at the end of the War was Commandant of the Tank Corps Training Centre in the rank of Brigadier-General. Having at his own request been appointed to command the 2nd Battalion he sailed from the UK to India and joined the 2nd Battalion on 20th December 1920. He led the Battalion in the Wazirstan Campaign of 1921 and after completing his tour of command in January 1924 he was appointed Commander of the 2nd (Rawalpindi) Brigade.
He retired from the Army in 1931
He died on 15th January 1940.
For an appreciation of his service see The Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Association Newsletter No 37 May 1985 page 17.