The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Henry Gordon Bennett

Bennett, Henry Gordon

Lieutenant-General

* 15th of April 1887

† 1st of August 1962

Promotions

1915-05-09 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1916-12-03 Temporary Colonel
1916-12-03 Temporary Brigadier-General
1917-09-24 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1919-01-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1920-01-03 Colonel
1920-01-03 Granted the Honorary rank of Brigadier-General
1928-11-18 Temporary Colonel Commandant
1929-01-03 Temporary Brigadier
1930-08-01 Major-General
1942-04-30 Temporary Lieutenant-General
1942-09-01 Lieutenant-General

Service

1915-06-08 1916-12-02 Commanding Officer 6th Infantry Battalion
1916-12-03 1919-05-15 Commanding Officer 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade [France]
1919-08-31 1920-01-02 Area Officer, South Melbourne
1921-03-01 1921-04-30 Unemployed List
1921-05-01 1926-04-30 Commanding Officer 9th Australian Infantry Brigade
1926-11-18 1931-12-31 General Officer Commanding 2nd Australian Infantry Division
1931-01-01 Unemployed List
1937-11-11 Commanding Officer
1940-07-01 1940-09-24 Comamnding Officer Training Depots, Eastern Command
1940-09-24 1942-02-15 General Officer Commanding 8th Australian Infantry Division [Malaya]
1941-10-13 1942-02-15 General Officer Commanding Australian Imperial Force [Malaya]
1942-04-06 1944-04-15 General Officer Commanding III Australian Corps
1944-05-09 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley