The Generals of WWII

Generals from New Zealand Flag for New Zealand
Portrait of Lieutenant-General Sir Leonard William Thornton

Thornton, Sir Leonard William


* 1916

† 1999


1943-XX-XX Commanding Officer 5th Field Regiment
1943-XX-XX 1944-XX-XX General Staff Officer 1 2nd New Zealand Infantry Division, Italy
1945-XX-XX Commander Royal Artillery 2nd New Zealand Infantry Division, Italy
1948-XX-XX 1949-XX-XX Deputy Chief General Staff
1949-XX-XX 1951-XX-XX Commandant of Linton Military Camp
1963-XX-XX 1965-XX-XX Chief General Staff
1965-XX-XX 1974-XX-XX Chief of Defence Staff
1974-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: "Sir William Slim. Negatives of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: 114/165/06-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand."