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 28114 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 Humphrey Murray Boucher

Boucher, Humphrey Murray


* 28th of March 1899

† 1986

(The 17th Dogra Regiment)

(Indian Army)

Flag for Great Britain


1941-04-08 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-07-08 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-07-15 Reverts to Major
1942-05-22 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1944-04-24 Lieutenant-Colonel
1945-01-08 Acting Colonel
1945-01-08 Acting Brigadier


1945-01-08 Brigadier Q, Army Headquarters India
1948-06-12 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Jonathan Boucher


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