The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Robert Joseph Henry Risson

Risson, Robert Joseph Henry


* 20th of April 1901

† 19th of April 1992


1941-05-29 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-03-23 Colonel
1943-03-23 Temporary Brigadier
1945-12-22 Granted the Honorary Rank of Brigadier
1948-02-02 Temporary Brigadier
1949-01-04 Brigadier


1941-05-29 1942-01-23 Commander Royal Engineers, 7th Australian Infantry Division
1942-01-24 1942-11-02 Commander Royal Engineers, 9th Australian Infantry Division
1943-01-14 1943-03-22 Commander Royal Engineers, 9th Australian Infantry Division
1943-03-23 1944-04-11 Chief Engineer, II Australian Corps
1944-04-12 1945-10-10 Chief Engineer, I Australian Corps
1944-05-21 1944-07-01 Observer at Special Course for Senior Royal Australian Engineers Officers, School of Military Engineering
1945-12-22 Retired
1948-02-02 Recalled
1948-02-02 1949-09-30 Commanding Officer Headquarters Group, Northern Command
1949-10-01 Commanding Officer 4th Australian Infantry Brigade
1953-XX-XX General Officer Commanding 3rd Australian Infantry Division
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