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Brooke, Alan Francis, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke

Date of birth:
July 23rd, 1883 (Bagnères-de-Bigorre, France)
Date of death:
June 17th, 1963 (Hartley Wintney/Hampshire, Great Britain)
Buried on:
St. Mary Old Churchyard
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Headquarters, Canadian Corps, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), British Army
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1918
"For distinguished service in the Field."
Second DSO received as bar.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Rank:
Major-General
Unit:
Directorate of Military Training, Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
February 1st, 1937
Director
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-general
Unit:
II Corps, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), British Army
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
"In recognition of distinguished service in the Field."
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Unit:
Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1942
Chief of Imperial General Staff (CIGS)
Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Unit:
Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1943
"In recognition of services in the cause of the Allies."
Order Odrodzenia Polski Wielki
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Unit:
Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
February 26th, 1944
"In recognition of services in the cause of the Allies."
Orden Suvorova 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Unit:
Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1946
Order of Merit
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Unit:
Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1946
"In recognition of services in the cause of the Allies."
Basilikon Tagma toy Soteros - Grand Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Unit:
Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1946
"In recognition of services in the cause of the Allies."
With palm
Grootlint in de Leopoldsorde / Grand cordon de l'Ordre de Léopold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Unit:
Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1946
With palm
Croix de Guerre 1940
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Unit:
Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
December 3rd, 1946
Order of the Garter
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Unit:
Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
February 13th, 1948
Royal decree no.34
Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (NL.1)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Unit:
Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
1951
Storkommandører af Dannebrog
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
June 1st, 1953
Knight/Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (K(D)CVO)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
1955
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Medal 1953

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