The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Michael George Henry Barker

Barker, Michael George Henry

Lieutenant-General

* 15th of October 1884

† 21st of May 1960

(The Lincolnshire Regiment)

Promotions

1916-06-03 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1917-12-06 Major
1918-04-26 Temporary Brigadier-General
1919-01-01 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1919-04-01 Reverted to Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1921-02-04 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1924-02-12 Reverted to Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1927-03-22 Lieutenant-Colonel
1931-03-22 Colonel (Dated back to 1931-01-01)
1935-06-07 Major-General
1939-07-14 Lieutenant-General (Dated back to 1938-06-28) 03.06.16-25.04.18: Commanding Officer 11th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment [France]

Service

1918-04-26 1919-04-01 Commanding Officer 53rd Infantry Brigade [France]
1920-03-18 1921-01-31 General Staff Officer 2, Eastern Command [India]
1921-02-04 1924-02-12 Instructor at Senior Officers' School Belgaum [India]
1927-03-22 1931-03-21 Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment 22.03.31-02.04.31: Half-pay
1931-04-02 1933-03-30 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General, 4th Infantry Division
1933-03-31 1935-09-30 Brigadier General Staff, Eastern Command
1935-10-01 1936-12-01 Half-pay
1936-06-01 1946-03-20 Colonel, The York & Lancaster Regiment
1936-12-01 1939-07-13 Director of Recruiting & Organization, War Office
1939-07-14 1940-02-29 General Officer Commanding Palestine & Trans-Jordan
1940-03-07 1940-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Aldershot Command
1940-04-18 1940-05-31 General Officer Commanding I Corps [France]
1940-06-16 1940-06-25 General Officer Commanding Aldershot Command
1940-08-07 Special employment
1941-08-15 Retired
1941-XX-XX 1942-XX-XX Deputy Regional Commander for Civil Defence London
Picture source: NPG x86275, National Portrait Gallery, London