The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Edouard-Sylvain Cousse

Cousse, Edouard-Sylvain

Major-General

* 27th of November 1878

† 17th of November 1944

Promotions

1924-06-25 Lieutenant-Colonel
1930-09-25 Colonel
1935-09-10 Brigadier-General
1938-09-23 Major-General

Service

1923-XX-XX 1924-10-23 Trainee at 1st Bureau, Army General Staff
1924-10-23 1930-03-20 Chief of Staff, 36th Infantry Division
1930-03-20 1930-09-25 Temporary Commanding Officer 43rd Infantry Regiment
1930-09-25 1932-03-XX Commanding Officer 43rd Infantry Regiment
1932-03-XX 1933-09-21 Chief of Staff, 1st Military Region
1933-09-21 1935-09-15 Temporary Commandant of Thionville
1933-09-21 1935-09-15 Temporary Commanding Officer Infantry, Fortified Region Metz
1935-09-15 1940-01-01 Commanding Officer Fortified Sector Thionville
1940-01-01 1940-03-24 Commanding Officer Fortified Sector Colmar
1940-03-24 1940-06-22 General Officer Commanding 104th Fortress Infantry Division
1940-06-22 1942-04-16 Prisoner of War
1942-04-16 Released on ground of illness
1942-04-16 1942-06-17 On leave
1942-06-17 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy by Frederic Dumait