The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Edmund Charles Beard

Beard, Edmund Charles

Major-General

* 21st of April 1894

† 20th of January 1974

(The Duke of Wellington's Regiment)

Promotions

1935-07-01 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1938-08-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-03-16 Acting Colonel
1940-06-20 Acting Brigadier
1940-09-16 Temporary Colonel
1940-10-01 Colonel (Dated back to 1938-07-01)
1940-12-20 Temporary Brigadier
1943-05-23 Local Major-General
1943-06-01 Acting Major-General
1944-06-01 Temporary Major-General
1946-08-21 Granted the honorary rank of Major-General

Service

1934-02-27 1938-02-20 General Staff Officer 2, War Office
1939-08-01 1939-12-15 Commanding Officer 1st Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
1940-01-05 1940-06-17 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General, 44th Infantry Division [France]
1940-06-19 1942-03-06 Commanding Officer 133rd Infantry Brigade
1942-04-01 1943-05-22 Brigadier General Staff, Home Forces
1943-XX-XX 1946-XX-XX District Officer Commanding Poona Area [India]
1944-11-27 Special appointment
1946-01-15 1946-08-21 Aide-de-Camp to the King
1946-08-21 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley