The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General James Malcom Leslie Renton

Renton, James Malcom Leslie


* 18th of March 1898

† 11th of January 1972

(Rifle Brigade)


1940-02-01 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-05-01 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-06-30 Relinquish the Temporary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-08-12 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-02-11 Acting Colonel
1942-02-11 Acting Brigadier
1942-06-17 Acting Major-General
1942-08-11 War Substantive Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-08-11 Temporary Colonel
1942-08-11 Temporary Brigadier
1942-09-20 Relinquish the Acting rank of Major-General
1942-09-20 Relinquish the Temporary rank of Brigadier
1942-09-20 Relinquish the Temporary rank of Colonel
1943-02-01 Temporary Colonel
1943-02-01 Temporary Brigadier
1943-06-19 Lieutenant-Colonel
1944-05-17 Acting Major-General
1945-02-10 War Substantive Colonel
1945-02-10 Temporary Major-General
1945-03-15 Colonel
1948-10-03 Granted the Honorary rank of Major-General


1940-XX-XX 1941-XX-XX Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade
1941-03-15 1942-02-10 Commandant of Officer Cadet Training Unit Middle East
1942-02-16 1942-06-17 Commanding Officer 7th Motor Brigade Group [North Africa]
1942-06-17 1942-09-14 General Officer Commanding 7th Armoured Division [North Africa]
1943-02-01 1943-09-20 Commanding Officer 199th Infantry Brigade
1943-09-20 1944-XX-XX Commandant of Senior Officers' School
1944-05-17 1948-XX-XX Head of British Advisory Military Mission to Iraq
1944-05-17 1948-XX-XX Inspector-General of Iraqi Army
1948-10-03 Retired