William Jackson (British Army officer)

General Sir William Godfrey Fothergill Jackson, GBE, KCB, MC & Bar (28 August 1917 – 12 March 1999)[1] was a British Army officer, military historian, author and Governor of Gibraltar.

Sir William Godfrey Fothergill Jackson
Sir William Jackson (left) with Sir Joshua Hassan, Chief Minister of Gibraltar (right), awaiting the arrival in Gibraltar of Charles, Prince of Wales in 1977.
Born(1917-08-28)28 August 1917
Blackpool, Lancashire
Died12 March 1999(1999-03-12) (aged 81)
Swindon, Wiltshire
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchBritish Army
Years of service1937–77
RankGeneral
Commands heldNorthern Command
Gurkha Engineers
Battles/warsSecond World War
Suez Crisis
Malayan Emergency
AwardsKnight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Military Cross & Bar
Mentioned in Despatches