The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier Lionel Bryan Douglas Burns

Burns, Lionel Bryan Douglas


* 5th of December 1895

† 20th of November 1966

(Royal Artillery)


1940-05-21 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-08-21 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-07-01 Acting Colonel
1942-08-15 Reverted to Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-08-17 Acting Colonel
1942-08-17 Acting Brigadier
1943-01-01 War Substantive Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-01-01 Temporary Colonel
1943-02-17 Temporary Brigadier
1944-06-30 Lieutenant-Colonel
1946-01-22 Colonel (Dated back to 1946-01-01)
1949-05-25 Granted the honorary rank of Brigadier


1940-XX-XX 1941-XX-XX General Staff Officer 1, 46th Infantry Division
1942-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Commander Royal Artillery, 52nd Infantry Division [North-West Europe]
1946-02-23 1949-XX-XX Deputy Director of Personnel Services, War Office
1949-05-25 Retired