The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Walter David Alexander Lentaigne

Lentaigne, Walter David Alexander


* 15th of July 1899

† 24th of June 1955

(Indian Army)

Nickname: Joe


1940-12-01 Local Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-07-19 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-10-19 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-08-06 Acting Colonel
1942-08-06 Acting Brigadier
1943-02-06 War Substantive Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-02-06 Temporary Colonel
1943-02-06 Temporary Brigadier
1944-03-30 Acting Major-General promotion: 01.10.1944 Lieutenant-Colonel
1945-03-30 War Substantive Colonel
1945-03-30 Temporary Major-General


1940-12-01 1941-07-17 Instructor at Staff College Quetta [India]
1941-07-19 1942-08-XX Commanding Officer 1st Battalion 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles
1942-08-06 1944-03-30 Commanding Officer 111th Indian Brigade [Burma]
1944-03-27 1944-03-30 Acting General Officer Commanding 3rd Indian Division [Burma]
1944-03-30 1945-03-10 General Officer Commanding 3rd Indian Division
1945-03-11 1946-02-XX General Officer Commanding 39th Indian Division
1947-XX-XX Director of Military Operations, Army Headquarters India
1947-XX-XX Deputy Quartermaster-General, Army Headquarters India
1947-XX-XX 1955-XX-XX Commandant of Indian Staff College
1955-XX-XX Retired
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