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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.

Those written to date are:

VICKERS Lieutenant General Wilmot Gordon Hilton (Revised: 27 January 2020)
WALKER Captain Francis John George and Major Hugh David (Revised: 29 August 2020)
WHEATLEY Colonel Edward Eric Spencer (Revised: 3 November 2019)
WHITAKER Brigadier Harry Colwell (Revised: 29 August 2020)
WODEHOUSE, Brigadier Edmond (Revised 16 October 2020)
WOOD Lieutenant General Sir Ernest (Revised 28 September 2022 – V2_1)
WILSON Major General Sir Norman Methven (Under Review)

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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