The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Charles Willoughby Moke Norrie

Norrie, Charles Willoughby Moke


* 26th of September 1893

† 25th of May 1977

Nickname: Baron Norrie of Wellington, New Zealand & Hawkesbury Upton


1931-07-06 Lieutenant-Colonel
1935-07-06 Colonel (Dated back to 1934-07-06)
1936-04-03 Temporary Brigadier
1940-08-24 Acting Major-General
1941-06-01 Major-General (Dated back to 1940-12-04)
1941-10-06 Acting Lieutenant-General
Reverted to Major-General
1944-09-20 Granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant-General


1931-07-06 1935-07-06 Commanding Officer 10th Royal Hussars
1935-07-06 1936-04-03 Half-pay
1936-04-03 1938-XX-XX Commanding Officer 1st Cavalry Brigade
1938-XX-XX 1940-04-14 Commanding Officer 1st Light Armoured Brigade
1940-04-14 1940-04-17 Commanding Officer 1st Armoured Brigade
1940-04-17 1940-05-10 Acting General Officer Commanding 2nd Armoured Division
1940-XX-XX Inspector of Royal Armoured Corps, War Office
1940-08-24 1941-11-05 General Officer Commanding 1st Armoured Division [North Africa]
1941-XX-XX 1942-07-07 General Officer Commanding XXX Corps [North Africa]
1943-XX-XX 1944-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Royal Armoured Corps
1944-XX-XX Head British Military Mission to the French Government
1944-XX-XX Retired
1944-XX-XX 1952-XX-XX Governor of State of South Australia
1952-XX-XX 1957-XX-XX Governor-General & Commander in Chief New Zealand