The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Sir Frank Walter Messervy

Messervy, Sir Frank Walter


* 9th of December 1893

† 2nd of February 1974

(Indian Army)

Nickname: The Bearded Mand


1932-09-01 Local Lieutenant-Colonel
1933-07-01 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1938-04-10 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1939-09-21 Colonel (Dated back to 1936-07-01)
1941-03-01 Acting Brigadier
1941-04-14 Acting Major-General
1942-04-14 Temporary Major-General
1943-04-17 Major-General
1944-12-08 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1945-06-01 Lieutenant-General (Dated back to 1944-04-03)
1947-08-15 Acting General
1948-08-22 Granted the honorary rank of General


1932-09-01 1936-01-16 Instructor at Staff College Camberley
1938-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX Commanding Officer 13th Duke of Cambridge's Own Lancers
1939-09-21 1941-02-28 General Staff Officer 1 5th Indian Division [East Africa]
1940-10-16 1941-02-15 Commanding Officer Gazelle Force [Ethiopia]
1941-02-XX 1941-03-XX Acting Commanding Officer 9th Indian Brigade [Ethiopia]
1941-03-XX 1941-04-13 Commanding Officer 9th Indian Brigade [Ethiopia]
1941-04-27 1941-12-30 General Officer Commanding 4th Indian Division [North Africa]
1942-01-03 1942-02-12 General Officer Commanding 1st Amoured Division [North Africa]
1942-03-09 1942-06-19 General Officer Commanding 7th Amoured Division [North Africa]
1942-06-28 1942-08-14 Deputy Chief of Staff Middle East Command
1942-10-XX 1943-04-03 General Officer Commanding 43rd Amoured Indian Division
1943-07-30 Director Amoured Fighting Vehicles, Army Headquarters India
1943-07-XX 1944-12-08 General Officer Commanding 7th Indian Division India
1944-12-08 1945-07-15 General Officer Commanding IV Indian Corps, Burma
1945-08-18 1945-11-01 General Officer Commanding IV Indian Corps
1945-12-08 1946-XX-XX General Officer Commanding in Chief Malaya Command
1946-10-15 1947-XX-XX General Officer Commanding in Chief Northern Command [India]
1947-08-15 1948-02-10 Commander in Chief Pakistan Army
1948-08-22 Retired
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