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 Brigadier John Edward Lloyd

Lloyd, John Edward


* 13th of April 1894

† 24th of December 1965

Flag for Australia


1940-07-10 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-03-07 Temporary Brigadier
1945-12-21 Granted the Honorary Rank of Brigadier


1939-11-04 1940-08-11 Commanding Officer 16th Infantry Battalion
1940-08-11 1942-03-06 Commanding Officer 2nd/28th Infantry Battalion [North Africa]
1942-03-07 1943-02-17 Commanding Officer 16th Australian Brigade [New Guinea]
1943-03-15 1943-10-13 Chief Instructor, Land Headquarters Tactical School
1943-10-13 1943-10-29 Attached to New Guinea Force
1943-10-29 1944-06-15 Attached to South East Asia Command
1945-02-28 1945-07-28 Commanding Officer Lae Base Sub-Area
1945-08-11 1945-12-03 Commanding Officer 2nd Australian Prisoner of War Reception Group
1945-12-20 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley


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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.