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Alexander, Harold Rupert Leofric George "Alex"

Date of birth:
December 10th, 1891 (London, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
June 16th, 1969 (Slough/Berkshire, South East England, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-general
Unit:
Headquarters, Southern Command, Home Commands, Headquarters, British Army
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1940
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C)
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-general
Unit:
Headquarters, Southern Command, Home Commands, Headquarters, British Army
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1942
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C)
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Unit:
Headquarters, Middle East Command, Headquarters, British Army
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1942
Commander-in-Chief
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Unit:
Headquarters, Middle East Command, Headquarters, British Army
Awarded on:
November 11th, 1942
Commander-in-Chief
Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Unit:
Headquarters, 15th Army Group, Allied Force Headquarters (AFHQ), Allied Forces
Awarded on:
February 19th, 1944
Orden Suvorova 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Unit:
Mediterranean Forces, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), Allied Forces
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1945
Supreme Allied Commander
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)

Sources

  • Photo: Imperial War Museum
  • - Smart, N., Biographical Dictionary of British Generals of the Second World War, Pen & Sword Books Limited, Barnsley, England, 2005
    - Mead, R., Churchill’s Lions – A Biographical Guide to the Key British Generals of World War II, Spellmount Publishers Ltd., Chalford, England, 2007
    - en.wikipedia.org
    - unithistories.com
    - forum.faleristika.info

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