The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Sir Charles Henry Gairdner

Gairdner, Sir Charles Henry


* 20th of March 1898

† 22nd of February 1983


1943-08-15 Temporary Major-General
1945-03-16 Acting Lieutenant-General


1937-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX Commanding Officer 10th Royal Hussars
1940-XX-XX 1941-XX-XX General Staff Officer 1 7th Amoured Division, North Africa
1941-XX-XX Brigadier Amoured Fighting Vehicles Middle East Command
1941-XX-XX Deputy Director of Plans Middle East Command
1941-10-29 1942-05-19 General Officer Commanding 6th Amoured Division, North Africa
1942-XX-XX Commandant of Staff School Haifa, Palestine
1942-08-24 1943-01-01 General Officer Commanding 8th Amoured Division, North Africa
1943-XX-XX Chief of Staff 15th Army Group, Italy
1943-08-15 1945-XX-XX Director of Amoured Fighting Vehicles, Army Headquarters India
1945-XX-XX 1946-XX-XX Head British Liaison Mission to Japan
1945-03-16 1948-XX-XX British Representative to General MacArthur
1949-XX-XX Retired
1951-XX-XX 1963-XX-XX Governor of State of Western Australia
1963-XX-XX 1968-XX-XX Governor of Tasmania
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley