The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General David Tennant Cowan

Cowan, David Tennant

Major-General

* 1896

† 1983

(Indian Army)

Nickname: Punch

Promotions

1938-01-01 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1939-12-21 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-03-21 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-10-01 Acting Colonel
1941-10-01 Acting Brigadier
1942-05-03 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-03-02 War Substantive Colonel
1943-03-02 Acting Major-General
1943-03-02 Temporary Major-General
1943-04-17 Colonel (Dated back to 01.01.1941)
1945-02-12 Major-General

Service

1939-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX Commanding Officer 1st Battalion 6th Gurkha Rifles
1940-09-18 1941-02-17 General Staff Officer 1 ?
1941-02-18 1941-09-30 Deputy Director of Military Training, Army Headquarters India
1941-10-01 1941-12-14 Acting Director of Military Training, Army Headquarters India
1941-12-15 1942-03-01 Deputy Director of Military Training, Army Headquarters India
1942-03-02 1942-05-XX General Officer Commanding 17th Indian Division [Burma]
1942-05-XX 1944-10-XX General Officer Commanding 17th Indian Light Division [Burma]
1944-10-XX 1945-06-22 General Officer Commanding 17th Indian Division [Burma]
1945-XX-XX 1947-XX-XX General Officer Commanding British Commonwealth Occupation Force, Japan
1945-09-10 1945-11-01 General Officer Commanding Force152
1945-11-01 1946-06-XX General Officer Commanding BRINJAP Division, Japan
1946-06-XX 1947-03-12 General Officer Commanding BRINDIV Division, Japan
1948-01-09 Retired