The Generals of WWII

Generals from Australia Flag for Australia
Portrait of Brigadier Arthur Leslie Varley

Varley, Arthur Leslie


* 13th of October 1893

† 14th of September 1944


1939-12-01 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-07-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-02-12 Colonel
1942-02-12 Temporary Brigadier


1939-09-18 1940-06-30 Commanding Officer 25th Infantry Battalion
1940-07-01 1942-02-11 Commanding Officer 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion [Malaya]
1942-02-12 1942-02-15 Commanding Officer 22nd Australian Infantry Brigade [Malaya]
1942-02-15 1944-09-14 Prisoner of War
1944-09-14 Drowned when a prisoner transport ship was torpedoed by a US submarine
Picture source: Courtesy of Anonymous