The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General George Watkin Eben James Erskine

Erskine, George Watkin Eben James


* 23rd of August 1899

† 29th of August 1965

Nickname: Bobby


1937-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster-General Eastern Command
1939-XX-XX General Staff Officer 1 1st London Division
1940-XX-XX 1941-XX-XX Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps
1941-01-09 1942-02-06 Commanding Officer 69th Brigade, Cypress - Middle East - North Africa
1942-XX-XX Brigadier General Staff XIII Corps, North Africa
1943-01-24 1944-08-04 General Officer Commanding 7th Armoured Division, North Africa - Italy - North-West Europe
1944-XX-XX Head of SHAEF Mission to Belgium
1945-XX-XX 1946-XX-XX Deputy Chief of Staff Allied Control Commission Germany
1946-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Hong Kong
1946-XX-XX 1949-XX-XX Director-General Territorial Army
1949-XX-XX 1952-XX-XX General Officer Commanding British Troops in Egypt
1952-XX-XX 1953-XX-XX General Officer Commanding in Chief Eastern Command
1953-XX-XX 1955-XX-XX Commander in Chief East Africa Command
1955-XX-XX 1958-XX-XX General Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Command
1955-XX-XX 1958-XX-XX Aide-de-Camp General to the Queen
1958-XX-XX Retired
1958-XX-XX 1963-XX-XX Lieutenant-Governor & Commander in Chief Jersey
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley