The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier Lionel Bootle-Wilbraham

Bootle-Wilbraham, Lionel

Brigadier

* 23rd of September 1896

† 21st of July 1973

(Coldstream Guards)

Nickname: Baron of Skelmersdale

Promotions

1938-09-28 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-09-20 Acting Colonel
1940-09-20 Acting Brigadier
1941-03-20 Temporary Colonel
1941-03-20 Temporary Brigadier
1942-07-02 Reverted to Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-11-17 Colonel (Dated back to 1941-09-28) promotion: 06.09.1943 Temporary Brigadier
1945-02-20 Reverted to Colonel
1945-04-04 Temporary Brigadier
1949-08-06 Granted the honorary rank of Brigadier

Service

1938-09-28 1940-XX-XX Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion 2nd Coldstream Guards 31.05.40-03.06.40: Acting Commanding Officer 1st Infantry Brigade [France]
1940-09-20 1941-09-22 Commanding Officer 126th Infantry Brigade
1941-09-22 1941-10-06 Commanding Officer 215th Infantry Brigade
1941-10-01 1942-07-03 Commanding Officer 32nd Infantry Brigade
1943-09-06 1944-XX-XX Brigadier General Staff, Eastern Command
1945-04-03 1945-XX-XX Commanding Officer 137th Infantry Brigade
1949-08-06 Retired