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Biographies - L

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 ‘L’ 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.


» LAMBERT Major Henry Alexander
» LENTAIGNE Lieutenant General Walter David Alexander
» LLOYD Major General Wilfrid Lewis
» LYON Brigadier Cyril Arthur

Those written to date are:

LAMBERT Major Henry Alexander – also featuring Jemadar Abdul HAFIZ, V.C. (Revised 22 January 2021)
LENTAIGNE Lieutenant General Walter David Alexander (Revised 20 January 2021)
LLOYD Major General Wilfrid Lewis (BEING REVISED)
LYON Brigadier Cyril Arthur (IN PREPARATION)

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.

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