The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Edward Charles Colville

Colville, Edward Charles

Major-General

* 1st of September 1905

† 10th of January 1982

Promotions

1943-01-15 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-04-15 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1944-07-16 Acting Colonel
1944-07-16 Acting Brigadier
1945-01-16 War Substantive Lieutenant-Colonel
1945-01-16 Temporary Colonel
1945-01-16 Temporary Brigadier
1946-02-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1949-03-31 Colonel
1953-09-01 Brigadier
1954-06-10 Local Major-General
1954-06-29 Temporary Major-General
1955-07-07 Major-General

Service

1943-08-XX 1944-07-XX Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion The Gordon Highlanders
1944-07-16 1945-01-15 Commanding Officer 227th Brigade [North-West Europe]
1945-01-29 1945-06-25 Commanding Officer 227th Brigade [North-West Europe]
1945-07-08 1945-08-08 Commanding Officer 227th Brigade [North-West Europe]
1945-08-13 1945-XX-XX Commanding Officer 227th Brigade [North-West Europe]
1946-12-27 1947-11-05 Military Adviser to British High Commissioner in Canada
1949-11-04 1952-05-13 Commanding Officer ? Brigade
1952-06-09 1954-04-30 Brigadier General Staff Northern Army Group [Germany]
1954-06-26 1955-01-13 Chief of Staff Far East Land Forces
1956-03-15 1959-03-14 General Officer Commanding 51st Division
1956-03-15 1959-03-14 District Officer Commanding Highland District
1959-04-12 Retired