The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Herbert Lumsden

Lumsden, Herbert


* 8th of April 1897

† 6th of January 1945


1936-01-01 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1938-07-29 Lieutenant-Colonel
Acting Brigadier
1940-08-01 Colonel (Dated back to 1939-01-01)
Temporary Brigadier
1941-10-15 Acting Major-General
1942-08-21 Acting Lieutenant-General
1942-10-05 Temporary Major-General
1943-01-15 Acting Lieutenant-General
1943-09-26 War Substantive Major-General
1943-09-26 Temporary Lieutenant-General
1944-05-17 Major-General (Dated back to 1943-12-23)


1937-12-21 1938-07-28 Instructor at Staff College Camberley
1938-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX Commanding Officer 12th Lancers [France]
1940-06-23 1940-12-01 Commanding Officer 3rd Motor Machine Gun Brigade
1940-12-01 1941-10-15 Commanding Officer 28th Armoured Brigade
1941-10-15 1941-10-29 General Officer Commanding 6th Armoured Division
1941-11-05 1942-01-03 General Officer Commanding 1st Armoured Division [North Africa]
1942-01-03 Wounded
1942-02-12 1942-07-19 General Officer Commanding 1st Armoured Division [North Africa]
1942-07-19 Wounded
1942-08-15 1942-08-19 General Officer Commanding 1st Armoured Division [North Africa]
1942-08-19 1942-12-13 General Officer Commanding XXX Corps [North Africa]
1943-01-15 1943-XX-XX General Officer Commanding VIII Corps
1943-XX-XX General Officer Commanding II Corps
1943-XX-XX 1945-01-06 British Liaison Officer with General MacArthur [South-West Pacific]
1945-01-06 Killed in Action
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley