The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Merton Beckwith Beckwith-Smith

Beckwith-Smith, Merton Beckwith

Major-General

* 11th of July 1890

† 11th of November 1942

(Coldstream Guards)

Nickname: Becky

Promotions

1926-10-15 Local Lieutenant-Colonel
1930-07-01 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1932-10-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1934-10-01 Colonel (Dated back to 1933-07-01)
1938-02-12 Temporary Brigadier
1940-07-14 Acting Major-General
1940-08-02 Major-General (Dated back to 1938-08-04)

Service

1926-10-15 1930-10-14 Commanding Officer Oxford University Contingent, Officer Training Corps
1931-XX-XX Attending the Senior Officer's School Sheerness
1932-10-01 1934-10-01 Commanding Officer 1st Battalion Welsh Guards 01.10.34-25.01.38: Commanding Officer the Regiment & Regimental District of the Welsh Guards
1938-02-12 1939-06-28 Commanding Officer Lahore Brigade Area [India]
1939-07-03 1940-05-31 Commanding Officer 1st Infantry Brigade [France]
1940-05-31 1940-06-03 Acting General Officer Commanding 1st Infantry Division [France]
1940-06-03 1940-07-14 Commanding Officer 1st Infantry Brigade
1940-06-09 1940-06-13 Acting General Officer Commanding 1st Infantry Division
1940-07-14 1942-02-15 General Officer Commanding 18th Infantry Division [Malaya]
1942-02-15 1942-11-11 Prisoner of War
1942-11-11 Died in captivity
Picture source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b4/Maj-Gen_Beckwith-Smith.jpg