The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier Richard Maule Birkett

Birkett, Richard Maule

Brigadier

* 2nd of January 1882

† 30th of November 1942

(The Royal Sussex Regiment)

Promotions

1918-03-19 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel (Dated back to 1916-03-14)
1918-03-19 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1919-01-01 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1920-03-20 Reverted to Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1931-08-05 Lieutenant-Colonel
1934-02-18 Colonel (Dated back to 1923-01-01)
1937-11-24 Temporary Brigadier
1938-02-18 Granted the honorary rank of Brigadier
1939-09-12 Temporary Brigadier
1941-05-29 Re-granted the honorary rank of Brigadier

Service

1916-03-14 1917-03-31 Commanding Officer 17th Battalion, The London Regiment
1917-04-01 1918-03-18 Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment
1918-03-19 Commanding Officer 7th Battalion Machine Gun Corps
1921-01-01 Adjutant, 4th Battalion Essex Regiment
1921-01-21 1922-04-01 Brigade Major ?
1931-08-05 1934-02-18 Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment [India]
1934-02-18 1938-02-18 Commanding Officer 133rd Infantry Brigade
1938-02-18 Retired
1939-09-12 1941-05-29 Commanding Officer Headquarters Aldershot South
1941-05-29 Retired
1941-07-30 1942-11-30 Colonel, The Royal Sussex Regiment