The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General John Cecil Alexander Dowse

Dowse, John Cecil Alexander


* 11th of November 1891

† 16th of August 1964

(Royal Army Medical Corps)


1936-04-15 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-02-16 Acting Colonel
1940-08-16 Temporary Brigadier
1941-10-13 Acting Brigadier
1941-10-21 Colonel (Dated back to 1939-04-15)
1942-04-13 Temporary Brigadier
1944-05-08 Acting Major-General
1945-05-08 Temporary Major-General
1945-11-28 Major-General


1937-XX-XX Commanding Officer Military Families Hospital Tidworth
1937-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX Commanding Officer Louise Margaret Hospital
1939-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX Officer in Charge Surgical Division, 7th General Hospital [France]
1940-02-XX 1940-05-XX Commanding Officer 11th General Hospital
1940-XX-XX 1941-XX-XX Assistant Director of Medical Services, 44th Infantry Division
1941-10-13 1943-XX-XX Inspector of Army Medical Services, War Office
1943-08-XX 1943-09-XX Deputy Director of Medical Services, 15th Army Group [Italy]
1943-XX-XX 1944-XX-XX Deputy Director of Medical Services 57th Base Area
1944-01-XX 1944-05-XX Deputy Director of Medical Services, 8th Army [Italy]
1944-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Director of Medical Services, Middle East Command
1945-XX-XX 1946-XX-XX Director of Medical Services, Middle East Land Forces
1946-06-30 Honorary Physician to the King
1946-07-09 1948-XX-XX Deputy Director-General of Army Medical Services, War Office
1948-XX-XX 1949-XX-XX Commandant of Royal Army Medical College
1949-12-26 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley