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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Brian Gwyne Horrocks

Horrocks, Brian Gwyne

Lieutenant-General

* 7th of September 1895

† 4th of January 1985

Nickname: Jorrocks

Promotions

1937-07-01 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1939-12-07 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-06-17 Acting Colonel
1940-06-17 Acting Brigadier
1940-12-17 Temporary Colonel
1940-12-17 Temporary Brigadier
1941-05-28 Colonel (Dated back to 1940-07-01)
1941-06-27 Acting Major-General
1942-06-27 Temporary Major-General
1942-08-13 Acting Lieutenant-General
1943-08-13 War Substantive Major-General
1943-08-13 Temporary Lieutenant-General
1943-11-16 Reverted to War Substantive Major-General
1944-08-03 Temporary Lieutenant-General
1944-08-27 Major-General
1946-02-12 Lieutenant-General (Dated back to 1944-12-29)

Service

1936-02-24 1938-01-29 Brigade Major, 5th Infantry Brigade
1938-03-13 1938-06-30 Special Employed, War Office
1938-07-27 1939-10-04 Instructor at Staff College Camberley
1939-10-04 1940-04-30 Chief Instructor at Staff College Camberley
1940-05-13 1940-05-30 Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment [France]
1940-05-30 1940-06-03 Acting Commanding Officer 11th Infantry Brigade [France]
1940-06-04 1940-06-16 Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment
1940-06-17 1941-02-04 Commanding Officer 9th Infantry Brigade
1941-02-04 1941-06-25 Brigadier General Staff, Eastern Command
1941-06-25 1942-03-14 General Officer Commanding 44th Infantry Division
1942-03-20 1942-08-12 General Officer Commanding 9th Armoured Division
1942-08-13 1942-12-08 General Officer Commanding XIII Corps [North Africa]
1942-12-09 1943-04-29 General Officer Commanding X Corps [North Africa]
1943-04-30 1943-06-XX General Officer Commanding IX Corps [North Africa]
1943-06-XX Wounded [North Africa]
1944-08-03 1945-XX-XX General Officer Commanding XXX Corps [North-West Europe]
1946-02-01 1947-XX-XX General Officer Commanding in Chief Western Command
1948-XX-XX 1949-XX-XX General Officer Commanding British Army of the Rhine
1949-01-13 Retired
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