The Generals of WWII

Generals from South Africa Flag for South Africa
Portrait of Major-General William Henry Evered Poole

Poole, William Henry Evered


* 8th of September 1902

† 9th of March 1969


1936-06-10 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-08-28 Colonel
1941-04-17 Brigadier
1943-02-01 Major-General


1938-03-16 1940-08-28 Commandant of South African Military College Robert Heights
1940-01-28 1940-10-01 General Staff Officer 1 1st South African Division
1940-10-01 1941-06-11 General Staff Officer 1 2nd South African Division
1941-06-11 1942-05-25 Command Officer 2nd South African Brigade, North Africa
1942-05-25 1942-09-XX Cape Fortress Commander
1942-09-XX 1943-02-01 Commanding Officer 2nd South African Brigade, North Africa
1943-06-01 1945-08-18 General Officer Commanding 6th South African Armoured Division, Italy
1945-XX-XX 1946-XX-XX General Officer Administration, Union Defence Forces Administrative Headquarters, Italy
1946-XX-XX 1948-XX-XX Deputy Chief General Staff, Union Defence Forces
1948-XX-XX 1951-XX-XX Head South African Military Mission to Germany
1951-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley