The Generals of WWII


About the project

This project attempts to create a biographical database, which covers the army generals of all participating countries of the Second World War. At the moment the database contains 28115 short biographical sketches of the army generals of World War 2.

However, taking into account the scope of the project, the information on each general will vary in detail. Some generals have only been identified and listed with their last names, while others are listed with full names and sketches of their military careers. I am engaged in the quest for further biographical information on the generals and as a result there will be continual updates.

To find information on a specific general use the Search function or just click on The Generals and then choose the country of origin.

I hope that you will find this a useful reference tool.

General of the day

Portrait of Lieutenant-General Horace Clement Hugh Robertson

Robertson, Horace Clement Hugh


* 29th of October 1894

† 28th of April 1960

Flag for Australia


1936-06-27 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1937-07-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1939-08-28 Temporary Colonel
1939-11-02 Colonel
1940-04-04 Temporary Brigadier
1942-01-05 Temporary Major-General
1942-09-01 Major-General
1945-12-01 Temporary Lieutenant-General
1948-10-01 Lieutenant-General


1934-12-16 1939-03-12 Director of Military Art, Royal Military College Duntroon
1936-01-03 1936-02-08 Duty in New Zealand
1939-03-13 1940-04-09 District Officer Commanding 7th Military District
1940-04-04 1941-03-12 Commanding Officer 19th Australian Infantry Brigade [Middle East]
1941-03-13 1941-12-17 Commanding Officer Australian Imperial Force Reinforcement Depot [Middle East]
1942-01-05 1942-04-05 General Officer Commanding 1st Australian Cavalry Division
1942-04-06 1943-09-10 General Officer Commanding 1st Australian Armoured Division
1943-09-11 1944-02-09 General Officer Commanding 2nd Australian Infantry Division
1944-02-10 1944-06-30 General Officer Commanding 3rd Australian Infantry Division
1944-04-30 1944-06-30 General Officer Commanding III Australian Corps
1944-07-01 1945-07-25 General Officer Commander in Chief Western Command
1945-07-26 1945-11-30 General Officer Commanding 6th Australian Infantry Division
1945-12-01 1946-03-10 General Officer Commanding 1st Australian Army
1946-03-11 1946-05-15 General Officer Commander in Chief Southern Command
1946-03-11 1946-05-15 District Officer Commanding 3rd Military District
1946-06-15 1951-XX-XX Commander in Chief British Commonwealth Occupation Forces Japan
1950-XX-XX 1951-XX-XX Administrative Commander in Chief British Commonwealth Forces Korea
1951-XX-XX 1953-XX-XX Director-General of Recruiting
1953-XX-XX 1954-XX-XX General Officer Commander in Chief Southern Command
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.