The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Erich Louis Bols

Bols, Erich Louis


* 8th of June 1904

† 8th of June 1985

(The King's Regiment)


1941-05-19 Reverted to Major
1941-05-22 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-08-22 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-02-13 Reverted to Major
1942-05-19 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1944-03-23 Acting Colonel
1944-07-02 Acting Brigadier
1944-09-23 War Substantive Lieutenant-Colonel
1944-09-23 Temporary Colonel
1944-12-08 Acting Major-General
1945-01-02 Temporary Brigadier
1945-12-08 War Substantive Colonel
1945-12-08 Temporary Major-General
Reverted to War Substantive Colonel
1946-10-29 Lieutenant-Colonel
1947-01-01 Temporary Major-General
1948-01-08 Granted the honorary rank of Major-General


Instructor at Staff College Camberley
General Staff Officer 1, 51st Infantry Division
Commanding Officer 3rd Reconnaissance Regiment
Colonel General Staff (Training), 21st Army Group
1944-07-02 1944-12-11 Commanding Officer 185th Infantry Brigade [North-West Europe]
1944-12-08 1947-XX-XX General Officer Commanding 6th Airborne Division [North-west Europe - Palestine]
1948-01-08 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley promotion: 12.09.1940 Local Lieutenant-Colonel