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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
» MARSHALL-CORNWALL General Sir James Handyside
» MAYNE General Sir A. G. O. M.
» McCAY Lieutenant General Sir R. C.
» MESSERVY General Sir F. W.
» MITCHINER, Major General Philip
» MOLESWORTH Lieutenant General G. N.

Those written to date are:

MALTBY Major General Christopher Michael (REVISED: 27 March 2014);
MARSHALL-CORNWALL General Sir James Handyside (REVISED: 27 March 2014);
MAYNE General Sir Ashton Gerard Oswald Mosley,
McCAY Lieutenant General Sir Ross Cairns,
MESSERVY General Sir Frank Walter,
MITCHINER, Major General Philip (NEW: 13 May 2020)
MIDDLETON Brigadier Donald Stewart,
MOLESWORTH Lieutenant General George Noble.

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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