The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Valentine Blomfield

Blomfield, Valentine

Major-General

* 29th of March 1898

† 11th of January 1980

(The Border Regiment)

Promotions

1940-07-21 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-10-21 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-03-16 Local Brigadier
1942-04-01 Acting Colonel
1942-04-01 Acting Brigadier
1942-10-01 War Substantive Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-10-01 Temporary Colonel
1942-10-01 Temporary Brigadier
Reverted to War Substantive Lieutenant-Colonel
1945-04-18 Temporary Brigadier
1945-07-31 Colonel
1945-08-01 Local Major-General
Brigadier
Acting Major-General
1947-11-01 Temporary Major-General
1948-06-06 Major-General (Back dated to 23.04.1946)

Service

1940-07-21 1941-06-16 General Staff Officer 1 ?
1942-04-01 1943-12-23 Deputy Director of Staff Duties, War Office
1943-12-24 1944-09-21 Commanding Officer 71st Infantry Brigade [North-West Europe]
1944-09-21 Wounded
1945-04-18 1945-XX-XX Deputy Director of Prisoners of War, War Office
1945-XX-XX 1947-XX-XX Director of Prisoner of War, War Office
1947-XX-XX 1950-06-01 Director of Personnel, War Office
1950-06-01 1950-09-15 Special employment
1950-10-16 1953-12-14 General Officer Commanding 42nd Infantry Division
1950-10-16 1953-12-14 District Officer Commanding North Western District
1952-06-03 1959-10-01 Colonel, The Border Regiment
1954-01-11 Retired
1959-10-01 1961-05-31 Colonel, The King's Own Royal Border Regiment
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley