Major General Edward James Montagu-Stuart-Wortley CB, CMG, DSO, MVO (31 July 1857 – 19 March 1934) was a British general during the First World War who is best remembered as the first British general to be dismissed during the Battle of the Somme. He was a younger son of Francis Dudley Montagu-Stuart-Wortley and nephew of Edward Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Wharncliffe.
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