Sir Felix Ready
Gen. Sir Felix Ready
|Born||16 July 1872|
Ballasalla, Isle of Man
|Died||6 April 1940 (age 67)|
|Years of service||1891–1935|
|Commands held||1st Infantry Division|
|Battles/wars||Second Boer War|
World War I
|Awards||Knight 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
General Sir Felix Fordati Ready, (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.
Ready was the son of Colonel John Tobin Ready and the grandson of John Ready, former Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man. Educated at Wellington College, Ready was commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment as a second lieutenant on 5 December 1891. He was promoted to lieutenant on 28 July 1894, and was part of the Kitchener Expedition to defeat the Mahdi in Sudan 1898–99, taking part in the battles of Atbara (April 1898) and Omdurman (September 1898).
With the 2nd battalion of his regiment, he served in South Africa during the Second Boer War 1899–1900, taking part in operations in the Orange Free State from February to July 1900 and Transvaal from July to November 1900. He returned to South Africa in 1902, as the war drew to a close, and was promoted to captain on 15 January 1902. For his service in the war he was mentioned in despatches, received the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and the Queen's South Africa Medal with three clasps. After the end of the war in June 1902, Ready and the rest of the 2nd battalion was sent to Egypt, where they arrived on the SS Dominion in November 1902.
He served in World War I as Adjutant-General in Mesopotamia. 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 and retired in 1935.
- "General Sir Felix Ready". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 8 April 1940. p. 11.
- "Pedigree of Cotterill" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
- Hart′s Army list, 1903
- "The Army in South Africa - The War office and reservist". The Times (36920). London. 8 November 1902. p. 10.
- "No. 34129". The London Gazette. 1 February 1935. p. 769.
Sir Archibald Cameron
| General Officer Commanding the British Army in Northern Ireland
Sir Arthur Wauchope
| General Officer Commanding the 1st Infantry Division
Sir Hastings Anderson
| Quartermaster-General to the Forces
Sir Reginald May