The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General William Henry Ewart Gott

Gott, William Henry Ewart


* 13th of August 1897

† 7th of August 1942

Nickname: Strafer


1938-10-30 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-02-16 Acting Colonel
1940-02-16 Acting Brigadier
1940-08-16 Temporary Colonel
1940-08-16 Temporary Brigadier
1941-09-06 Acting Major-General
1941-10-21 Colonel
1942-02-09 Acting Lieutenant-General


1938-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX Commanding Officer 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps
1939-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX General Staff Officer 1 7th Armoured Division [North Africa]
1940-01-31 1940-02-16 Acting Commanding Officer 7th Support Group [North Africa]
1940-02-16 1941-09-12 Commanding Officer 7th Support Group [North Africa]
1941-04-08 1941-04-16 Commanding 2nd Support Group [North Africa]
1941-XX-XX Commanding Officer Pivot Group 7th Armoured Division [North Africa]
1941-09-03 1942-02-06 General Officer Commanding 7th Armoured Division [North Africa]
1942-02-09 1942-08-07 General Officer Commanding XIII Corps [North Africa]
1942-08-07 Killed in an Air Crash [North Africa]
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley