The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Richard Nugent O'Connor

O'Connor, Richard Nugent


* 21st of August 1889

† 17th of June 1981

Nickname: Dick


1926-12-17 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1936-01-12 Lieutenant-Colonel
1936-04-03 Colonel (Dated back to 1929-12-17)
1936-04-03 Temporary Brigadier promotion: 29.09.1938 Major-General (Dated back to 1938-01-06)
1940-10-05 Local Lieutenant-General
1940-11-03 Acting Lieutenant-General
1944-05-18 Lieutenant-General (Dated back to 1941-08-10)
1945-04-17 General


1925-09-03 1927-08-31 Commanding Officer Company of Gentleman Cadets, Royal Military College Sandhurst
1927-10-01 1930-01-20 Instructor at Staff College Camberley
1930-01-XX 1930-12-XX Commanding Officer Machine Gun Company 1st Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) [Egypt]
1930-12-XX 1932-04-XX Brigade Machine Gun Officer ? [Egypt]
1932-04-07 1935-01-14 General Staff Officer 2, War Office
1935-01-15 1936-01-XX Attending the Imperial Defence College
1936-04-03 1938-09-28 Commanding Officer Peshawer Brigade [India]
1938-09-29 1939-11-03 Military-Governor of Jerusalem [Palestine]
1939-09-29 1939-11-03 General Officer Commanding 7th Division [Middle East]
1939-11-03 1940-06-17 General Officer Commanding 6th Division [Middle East - North Africa]
1940-06-17 1940-11-02 General Officer Commanding Western Desert Force [North Africa]
1940-11-02 1941-02-15 General Officer Commanding XIII Corps [North Africa]
1941-02-16 1941-04-08 General Officer Commanding British Troops in Egypt
1941-04-09 1943-12-XX Prisoner of War [Italy]
1944-01-21 1944-12-01 General Officer Commanding VIII Corps [North-West Europe]
1945-01-02 1945-11-XX General Officer Commanding in Chief Eastern Command [India]
1945-11-XX 1946-05-XX General Officer Commanding in Chief Western Command [India]
1946-04-05 1948-01-30 Aide-de-Camp General to the King
1946-06-17 1947-08-XX Adjutant-General to the Forces, War Office
1948-01-30 Retired
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