The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Berthold Wells Key

Key, Berthold Wells


* 19th of December 1895

† 26th of September 1986

(Indian Army)

Nickname: Billy


1935-07-01 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1937-07-15 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-03-16 Colonel (Dated back to 1938-07-01)
1940-08-18 Acting Brigadier
1941-02-18 Temporary Brigadier
1942-01-14 Acting Major-General
1946-09-18 Temporary Major-General
1947-01-20 Major-General (Dated back to 1944-04-02)


1937-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion The 11th Sikh Regiment
1939-12-21 1940-08-17 Deputy Military Secretary, Army Headquarters India
1940-08-18 1942-01-14 Commanding Officer 8th Indian Brigade [Malaya]
1942-01-14 1942-02-15 General Officer Commanding 11th Indian Division [Malaya]
1942-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Prisoner of War [Japan]
1945-XX-XX 1947-XX-XX Aide-de-Camp to the King
1946-XX-XX District Officer Commanding Rawalpindi District, India
1947-XX-XX District Officer Commanding Lahore District, India
1949-01-18 Retired