The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier Edward Henry Walford Backhouse

Backhouse, Edward Henry Walford


* 7th of February 1895

† 20th of November 1973

(The Suffolk Regiment)


1937-01-01 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1938-02-14 Lieutenant-Colonel
1939-08-28 Colonel
1939-08-28 Temporary Brigadier
1948-02-10 Granted the honorary rank of Brigadier


1936-01-17 1938-02-04 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, War Office
1938-02-05 1938-02-13 General Staff Officer 2, War Office
1938-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX Commanding Officer 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment
1939-08-28 1942-02-15 Commanding Officer 54th Infantry Brigade [Malaya]
1940-04-20 1940-05-14 Acting General Officer Commanding 18th Infantry Division
1942-02-15 1945-XX-XX Prisoner of War [Japan]
1947-06-10 1957-06-10 Colonel, The Suffolk Regiment
1948-02-10 Retired