Biographies - H & I
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 ‘H’ or ‘I’ and either:
- Reached the rank of Colonel or above;
- 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:
HARMAN Lance Corporal John Pennington (REVISED: 13 October 2019 to feature Sgt TACON)
HARVEY Major General Sir Charles Offley (IN PREPARATION)
HEATH Lieutenant General Sir Lewis Macclesfield (IN PREPARATION)
HODGEN Major General Gordon West (IN PREPARATION)
HOLDEN Major General William Corson (BEING UPDATED)
HONE Major General Sir Herbert Ralph (REVISED: 23 July 2019);
INSKIP Major General Roland Debenham (New: 7 February 2023)
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 us.