The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Harold Rawdon Briggs

Briggs, Harold Rawdon


* 14th of July 1894

† 27th of October 1952

(10th Baluch Regiment)

(Indian Army)

Nickname: Briggo


1937-09-17 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-09-24 Acting Colonel
1940-09-24 Acting Brigadier
1941-03-24 Temporary Colonel
1941-03-24 Temporary Brigadier
1942-05-12 Acting Major-General
1942-09-22 Colonel (Dated back to 1940-09-17)
1943-02-12 Temporary Major-General
1945-07-16 Major-General (Dated back to 1945-02-10)
1946-01-XX Temporary Lieutenant-General
1948-08-07 Granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant-General


1937-10-15 1940-09-14 Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion, 10th Baluch Regiment
1940-09-15 1942-05-14 Commanding Officer 7th Indian Infantry Brigade [North Africa]
1942-05-15 1944-07-05 General Officer Commanding 5th Indian Infantry Division [North Africa - Iraq - Burma]
1944-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX District Officer Commanding Bihar & Orissa District [India]
1946-01-30 1948-XX-XX General Officer Commanding in Chief Burma Command
1948-08-07 Retired
1950-03-21 1951-12-03 Director of Operations Malaya
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