The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Lechmere Cay Thomas

Thomas, Lechmere Cay


* 20th of October 1897

† 9th of May 1981


1940-04-19 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-07-19 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-02-12 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-04-20 Temporary Brigadier
1945-08-29 Acting Major-General
1946-01-26 Colonel
1946-08-06 Temporary Major-General
1947-11-01 Brigadier
1948-08-18 Granted the honorary rank of Major-General


1934-02-09 1939-09-30 Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion King's Own African Rifles
1940-XX-XX 1942-XX-XX Commanding Officer 9th Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [France]
1942-XX-XX Commanding Officer 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment
1942-XX-XX Commanding Officer Tomforce
1942-09-XX 1943-04-22 Commanding Officer 88th Indian Infantry Brigade [Burma]
1943-04-23 1945-04-01 Commanding Officer 36th Indian Infantry Brigade [Burma]
1945-08-29 1947-XX-XX Inspector-General of Burma Army
1947-XX-XX 1948-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Burma Army
1948-08-18 Retired