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Biographies - U, V & W

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 ‘U’, ‘V’ or ‘W’ 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.

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» VICKERS Lieutenant General W. G. H.
» WALKER Captain Francis John George and Major Hugh David
» WHEATLEY Colonel Edward Eric Spencer
» WHITAKER Brigadier Harry Colwell
» WOOD Lieutenant General Sir Ernest
» WILSON Major General Sir Norman Methven

Those written to date are:

VICKERS Lieutenant General Wilmot Gordon Hilton (AMENDED 4 December 2011);
WALKER Captain Francis John George and Major Hugh David (REVISED: 28 March 2014);
WHEATLEY Colonel Edward Eric Spencer (REVISED: 3 November 2019);
WHITAKER Brigadier Harry Colwell (NEW: 10 February 2016)
WOOD Lieutenant General Sir Ernest (REVISED: 28 March 2014);
WILSON Major General Sir Norman Methven (NEW: 10 February 2016)

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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