The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier John Ormsby Evelyn Vandeleur

Vandeleur, John Ormsby Evelyn


* 14th of November 1903

† 4th of August 1988

Nickname: Joe


1941-02-21 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-05-21 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-05-15 Lieutenant-Colonel
1944-11-15 Acting Brigadier
1945-05-15 Temporary Brigadier
Reverted to Lieutenant-Colonel
1947-05-02 Colonel (Dated back to 1946-05-15)
1951-12-13 Granted the honorary rank of Brigadier


1944-XX-XX Commanding Officer 3rd Battalion Irish Guards [North-West Europe]
1944-11-15 1945-01-29 Commanding Officer 129th Brigade [North-West Europe]
1945-02-15 1945-07-09 Commanding Officer 129th Brigade [North-West Europe]
1945-07-08 1945-XX-XX Commanding Officer 32nd Brigade [North-West Europe]
1951-12-13 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley