The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Sir Charles Hamilton Boucher

Boucher, Sir Charles Hamilton


* 26th of October 1898

† 15th of November 1951

(The Gurkha Rifles)

(Indian Army)


1938-01-21 Local Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-09-22 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-12-22 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-05-19 Acting Colonel
1941-05-19 Acting Brigadier
1941-11-19 War Substantive Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-11-19 Temporary Colonel
1941-11-19 Temporary Brigadier
1942-11-14 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-12-08 Reverted to Lieutenant-Colonel
1944-02-08 Temporary Colonel
1944-08-08 Temporary Brigadier
1945-01-19 Acting Major-General
1946-01-23 Temporary Major-General
1947-01-20 Major-General


1938-01-21 1940-09-21 Instructor at Staff College Quetta [India]
1940-10-26 1941-05-18 General Staff Officer 1 ?
1941-05-19 Brigadier General Staff, Eastern Command
1942-03-29 Brigadier General Staff, PaiForce [Iraq]
1942-03-XX 1942-06-06 Commanding Officer 10th Indian Infantry Brigade [North Africa]
1942-XX-XX 1943-XX-XX Prisoner of War [Italy]
1943-XX-XX Escaped
1944-02-08 1945-01-18 Commanding Officer 17th Indian Infantry Brigade [Italy]
1945-01-18 1945-12-XX General Officer Commanding 4th Indian Infantry Division [Italy-Greece]
1946-03-31 1946-06-XX General Officer Commanding 2nd Indian Airborne Division
1946-06-XX 1947-08-XX General Officer Commanding 2nd Airborne Division
1946-06-25 Colonel, 3rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles
1948-XX-XX 1950-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Malaya District
1948-XX-XX 1950-XX-XX Major-General Brigade of Gurkhas [Malaya]
1951-03-14 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley