The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Eric Edward Dorman-Smith

Dorman-Smith, Eric Edward


* 24th of July 1895

† 11th of May 1969

(Eric Edward O'Gowan)

Nickname: Chink


1934-07-01 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1937-04-26 Lieutenant-Colonel
1938-05-10 Brevet Colonel (Dated back to 1937-05-10)
1938-05-10 Temporary Brigadier
1938-07-01 Colonel (Dated back to 1937-05-10)
1941-04-XX Reverted to Colonel
1942-06-16 Acting Major-General
1942-08-06 Reverted to Colonel
1942-09-17 Temporary Brigadier
1944-08-14 Reverted to Colonel
1944-12-14 Granted the honorary rank of Brigadier


1934-01-16 1935-12-31 General Staff Officer 2, War Office
1936-01-01 1937-04-25 Instructor at Staff College Camberley
1937-04-26 1938-05-09 Commanding Officer 1st Battalion Royal Northumbrian Fusiliers
1938-05-10 1939-XX-XX Director of Military Training, Army Headquarters India
1939-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX Commandant of Staff College Haifa [Palestine]
1940-09-19 Special employment
1942-XX-XX Deputy Chief of Staff, Middle East Command
1942-XX-XX Deputy Brigadier General, Staff 8th Army, North Africa
1942-09-17 1943-11-22 Commanding Officer 160th Infantry Brigade
1944-04-27 1944-08-14 Commanding Officer 3rd Infantry Brigade [Italy]
1944-12-14 Retired