The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Roger-Alexandre-Louis Leyer

Leyer, Roger-Alexandre-Louis


* 15th of February 1888

† 27th of December 1981


1936-06-24 Lieutenant-Colonel
1939-12-25 Colonel
1941-08-20 Brigadier-General
1942-12-25 Temporary Major-General
1943-08-25 Temporary Lieutenant-General


1939-07-16 1940-01-01 Assistant Director of Cavalry, Ministry of National Defence
1940-01-01 1940-06-10 Commanding Officer 12th Armoured Regiment
1940-06-10 1940-06-25 Commanding Officer 3rd Light Mechanized Brigade
1940-06-10 1940-06-25 Commanding Officer 4th Light Mechanized Division
1940-07-01 1940-08-20 Assistant Director of Cavalry, Secretary of State for War
1940-08-20 1942-01-15 Director of Cavalry, Secretary of State for War
1942-01-15 1942-04-04 Assistant Inspector of Cavalry
1942-04-04 1942-11-XX General Officer Commanding Cavalry, Morocco
1942-11-XX 1943-06-XX First Adjutant-General to the Commander in Chief of Land & Air Forces in North Africa
1943-06-XX 1943-08-06 Assistant Chief of the General Staff
1943-08-06 1944-11-15 Chief of the War General Staff
1944-11-15 1945-11-29 Chief of the Army General Staff
1946-06-16 Retired
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