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Biographies - M

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 ‘M’ 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.


» MALTBY Major General Christopher Michael
» MARINDIN, Brigadier Philip Charles
» MARSHALL-CORNWALL General Sir James Handyside
» MAYNE General Sir A. G. O. M.
» McCAY Lieutenant General Sir R. C.
» MESSERVY General Sir F. W.
» MIDDLETON, Brigadier Donald Stewart
» MITCHINER, Major General Philip
» MOLESWORTH Lieutenant General G. N.

Those written to date are:

MALTBY Major General Christopher Michael (Revised: 2 December 2020)
MARINDIN, Brigadier Philip Charles (Corrected: 2 December 2020)
MARSHALL-CORNWALL General Sir James Handyside (Revised: 3 December 2020)
MAYNE General Sir Ashton Gerard Oswald Mosley (In Preparation)
McCAY Lieutenant General Sir Ross Cairns (In Preparation)
MESSERVY General Sir Frank Walter (In Preparation)
MIDDLETON, Brigadier Donald Stewart (New: 3 December 2020)
MITCHINER, Major General Philip (NEW: 13 May 2020)
MOLESWORTH Lieutenant General George Noble (Under Revision)

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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