The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Field Marshal Henry Maitland Wilson

Wilson, Henry Maitland

Field Marshal

* 5th of September 1881

† 31st of December 1964

Nickname: Jumbo

Nickname: Baron Wilson of Libya & Stowlangtoft

Promotions

1917-10-28 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1919-01-01 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1919-03-31 Reverted to Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1927-06-15 Lieutenant-Colonel
1930-05-01 Colonel (Dated back to 1928-01-01)
1934-01-16 Temporary Brigadier
1935-04-30 Major-General
1939-06-15 Lieutenant-General (Dated back to 1938-06-26)
1941-05-31 General (Dated back to 1941-05-06)
1944-12-29 Field Marshal

Service

1917-10-28 1919-03-31 General Staff Officer 1, New Zealand Division [France]
1919-XX-XX 1920-XX-XX Attending the Staff College Camberley
1920-01-28 1924-01-27 Commander 3rd Company of Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College Sandhurts
1924-XX-XX 1927-XX-XX Second-in-Command 2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade
1927-XX-XX 1930-XX-XX Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade
1930-05-01 1933-04-30 Chief Instructor at Staff College Camberley
1933-05-01 1934-01-16 Half-pay
1934-01-16 1935-09-30 Commanding Officer 6th Infantry Brigade
1935-10-01 1937-08-19 Half-pay
1937-08-19 1939-06-14 General Officer Commanding 2nd Infantry Division
1939-06-15 1941-02-04 General Officer Commanding British Troops in Egypt
1941-02-05 1941-02-27 Military-Governor of Cyrenaica
1941-02-05 1941-02-27 General Officer Commanding Cyrenaica
1941-02-28 1941-05-05 General Officer Commanding British Forces (W Force) in Greece
1941-05-06 1941-10-19 General Officer Commanding Palestine & Trans-Jordan
1941-10-20 1942-09-14 General Officer Commanding 9th Army [Syria]
1941-11-24 1944-12-29 Aide-de-Camp General to the King
1942-08-21 1943-02-18 Commander in Chief Persia & Iraq Command
1943-02-19 1944-01-07 Commander in Chief Middle East Command
1944-01-08 1944-12-11 Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean
1945-01-13 1947-04-23 Head of the British Joint Staff Mission Washington
1955-08-09 Constable of the Tower of London
Picture source: From "Churchill's Generals" Edited by John Keegan. 1991.