The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General John Sebastian Nichols

Nichols, John Sebastian


* 5th of July 1896

† 7th of February 1954

(Border Regiment)

Nickname: Crasher


1938-07-15 Local Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-12-01 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-03-01 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-01-21 Acting Colonel
1942-01-21 Acting Brigadier
1942-06-26 Acting Major-General
1942-07-25 War Substantive Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-07-25 Temporary Colonel
1942-07-25 Temporary Brigadier
1943-04-13 Relinquish the Acting rank of Major-General
1943-04-13 Relinquish the Temporary rank of Brigadier
1943-04-13 Relinquish the Temporary rank of Colonel
1943-12-10 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-12-12 Temporary Colonel
1943-12-12 Temporary Brigadier
1946-12-27 Colonel (Dated back to 1946-12-10)


1937-09-21 1940-11-30 Chief Instructor, British Military Mission to the Egyptian Army
1940-12-01 1941-01-21 Commanding Officer 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment
1942-01-25 1942-06-21 Commanding Officer 151st Infantry Brigade [Middle East]
1942-06-21 1942-07-06 General Officer Commanding 10th Indian Infantry Division
1942-07-07 1943-04-14 General Officer Commanding 50th Infantry Division [North Africa]
1943-11-27 1945-03-28 Commanding Officer 182nd Infantry Brigade
1945-03-XX 1945-07-XX Commanding Officer Special Allied Airborne Reconnaissance Force
1945-08-30 1945-XX-XX Commanding Officer 114th Infantry Brigade
1948-08-13 Retired
Picture source: NPG x169554, National Portrait Gallery, London