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Biographies - G

This section contains biographies of Army officers in either the British Army or Indian Army who saw service during the Second World War, whose surnames begin with the letter ‘G’ and either:

  1. Reached the rank of Colonel or above;
  2. Achieved some other notable distinction.

The biographies are a short synopsis of the career of each person. The main sources for these biographies are: Who’s Who, the London Gazette and Army Lists; supplemented by additional information from reliable sources. Several Indian Army officers have their service histories preserved at the British Library in the L/MIL/14 series.

Those written to date are:

GERTY Brigadier Bernard Charles Hamilton – (Version 2_1 – Revised: 12 April 2024),
GRASETT Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Edward – Revised: 25 November 2022
GREEVES Major General Sir Stuart – New: 21 May 2020,
GROVE-WHITE, Lieutenant General Sir Maurice Fitzgibbon – Revised: 21 June 2020,
GWATKIN Major General Sir Frederick, and the lives of and deaths of his sons, Captain F.C.N. GWATKIN and Lieutenant A.W. GWATKIN (New: 24 November 2022)

Other biographies are being written and will be added to this document on a regular basis. If information is sought on a specific individual, please contact me.

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