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 23779 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 Major-General Ronald Nicholas Lamond Hopkins

Hopkins, Ronald Nicholas Lamond


* 24th of May 1897

† 24th of November 1990

Flag for Australia


1940-04-26 Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-05-01 Colonel
1942-08-01 Temporary Brigadier
1949-01-01 Brigadier
1950-05-01 Temporary Major-General


1940-04-26 1940-11-21 Commanding Officer 2nd/7th Australian Divisional Cavalry Regiment
1940-11-22 1941-04-30 Attached to Army Headquarters
1941-05-01 1942-01-13 General Staff Officer 1, 1st Australian Amoured Division
1942-01-14 1942-07-31 Director of Military Operations, Army Headquarters
1942-08-01 1942-09-22 Brigadier General Staff, Advanced Land Headquarters
1942-08-01 1945-07-31 Aide-de-Camp to the Governor-General of Australia
1942-09-23 1943-02-03 Brigadier General Staff, New Guinea Force
1943-02-04 1943-03-22 Special Duty, G Branch, Army Headquarters
1943-02-23 1944-09-19 Australian Liaison Officer, 7th US Navy Amphibious Force
1944-09-29 1946-02-26 Commandant of Australian Staff School Carbalah
1946-04-18 1948-12-31 Commanding Officer 34th Australian Infantry Brigade [Japan]
1949-01-01 1950-04-30 District Officer Commanding 4th Military District
1950-01-01 1950-04-30 General Officer Commander in Chief Central Command
1950-05-01 1951-XX-XX Deputy Chief of the General Staff
1951-XX-XX 1955-XX-XX Commandant of Royal Military College Duntroon
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.