The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Lewis Owen Lyne

Lyne, Lewis Owen

Major-General

* 19th of August 1899

† 4th of November 1970

Nickname: Lew

Nickname: Lou

Promotions

1939-07-01 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1939-11-23 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-02-23 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-07-24 Local Colonel
1942-02-18 Reverted to Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-03-12 Acting Colonel
1942-03-12 Acting Brigadier
1942-09-12 War Substantive Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-09-12 Temporary Colonel
1942-09-12 Temporary Brigadier
1943-07-03 Colonel (Dated back to 01.07.1942)
1944-03-29 Acting Major-General
1945-03-29 Temporary Major-General
1946-04-09 Major-General (Dated back to 02.09.1945)

Service

1939-04-27 1939-11-22 Deputy Assistant Military Secretary to the Secretary of State for War
1939-11-23 1940-08-08 Assistant Military Secretary to the Secretary of State for War
1940-XX-XX Commanding Officer 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers
1941-06-29 1942-02-18 Chief Instructor at Senior Officers' School
1942-03-12 1943-10-10 Commanding Officer 169th Infantry Brigade [Middle East - North Africa - Italy]
1943-10-10 1943-10-15 Acting General Officer Commanding 56th Infantry Division [Italy]
1943-10-16 1943-11-13 Commanding Officer 169th Infantry Brigade [Italy]
1943-11-13 Wounded
1943-11-28 1944-01-08 Commanding Officer 169th Infantry Brigade [Italy]
1944-01-08 Hospitalised
1944-01-21 1944-03-20 Commanding Officer 169th Infantry Brigade [Italy]
1944-03-29 1944-10-19 General Officer Commanding 59th Infantry Division [North-West Europe]
1944-10-17 1944-11-22 General Officer Commanding 50th Division [North-West Europe]
1944-11-22 1945-XX-XX General Officer Commanding 7th Amoured Division [North-West Europe]
1945-XX-XX Military-Governor British Zone Berlin [Germany]
1946-01-01 Director of Staff Duties, War Office
1949-02-03 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley