A list of British Generals Killed in Action or Died of Wounds

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I found this list of British Generals - killed in action or died of wounds on the Western Front ... another 20 officers of general rank died in other theatres - meaning a total of 78 ( ? ) British generals lost during the war .... do you know any more ?

    (In WW2 only 21 British generals paid the ultimate sacrifice )

    Name Command Unit Casualty DoD

    Findlay, Neil Douglas BGRA 1st Division kia 10/09/14
    Hamilton, Hubert Ion Wetherall GOC Infantry Division 3rd Division kia 14/10/14
    Fitzclarence, Charles GOC Infantry Brigade 1st (Guards) Brigade kia 12/11/14
    Gough, John Edmund MGGS First Army dow 22/02/15
    Lomax, Samuel Holt GOC Infantry Division 1st Division dow 10/04/15
    Riddell, James Foster GOC Infantry Brigade 149th Brigade kia 26/04/15
    Hasler, Julian GOC Infantry Brigade 11th Brigade kia 27/04/15
    Cole, Arthur Willoughby George Lowry GOC Infantry Brigade 25th Brigade kia 09/05/15
    Nugent, George Colborne GOC Infantry Brigade 141st Brigade kia 31/05/15
    Nickalls, Norman Tom GOC Infantry Brigade 63rd Brigade kia 26/09/15
    Thesiger, George Handcock GOC Infantry Division 9th Division kia 26/09/15
    Capper, Thompson GOC Division 7th Division dow 27/09/15
    Wing, Frederick Drummond Vincent GOC Infantry Division 12th Division kia 02/10/15
    Wormald, Frank GOC Cavalry Brigade 5th Cavalry Brigade kia 03/10/15
    Trefusis, Hon. John Frederick Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes- GOC Infantry Brigade 20th Brigade kia 24/10/15
    Fitton, Hugh Gregory GOC Infantry Brigade 101st Brigade dow 20/01/16
    Gordon, Alister Fraser GOC Infantry Brigade 153rd Brigade dow 20/01/16
    Heyworth, Frederick James GOC Infantry Brigade 3rd (Guards) Brigade kia 09/05/16
    Mercer, Malcolm Smith GOC Infantry Division 3rd Canadian Division kia 02/06/16
    Ingouville-Williams, Edward Charles GOC Infantry Division 34th Division kia 01/07/16
    Prowse, Charles Bertie GOC Infantry Brigade 11th Brigade kia 01/07/16
    Holmes, William GOC Infantry Division 4th Australian Division dow 02/07/16
    Philpotts, Louis Murray BGRA 24th Division kia 08/09/16
    Clifford, Henry Frederick Hugh GOC Infantry Brigade 149th Brigade kia 11/09/16
    Stewart, Charles Edward GOC Infantry Brigade 154th Brigade kia 14/09/16
    Howell, Philip BGGS II Corps kia 10/10/16
    Glasfurd, Duncan John GOC Infantry Brigade 12th Australian Brigade dow 12/11/16
    Bull, George GOC Infantry Brigade 8th Brigade dow 11/12/16
    Long, Walter GOC Infantry Brigade 56th Brigade kia 29/01/17
    Bulkeley-Johnson, Charles Bulkeley GOC Cavalry Brigade 8th Cavalry Brigade kia 11/04/17
    Gosling, Charles GOC Infantry Brigade 10th Brigade kia 12/04/17
    Matthews, Godfrey Estcourt GOC Infantry Brigade 198th Brigade dow 13/04/17
    Ormsby, Vincent Alexander GOC Infantry Brigade 127th Brigade kia 02/05/17
    Brown, Charles Henry Jeffries GOC Infantry Brigade 1st New Zealand Brigade kia 08/06/17
    Broadwood, Robert George GOC Infantry Division 57th Division dow 21/06/17
    Gordon, Charles William Eric GOC Infantry Brigade 123rd Brigade kia 23/07/17
    Johnston, Francis Earl GOC Infantry Brigade 3rd New Zealand Brigade kia 07/08/17
    Maclachlan, Ronald Campbell GOC Infantry Brigade 112th Brigade kia 11/08/17
    Peake, Malcolm BGRA I Corps kia 27/08/17
    Maxwell, Francis Aylmer GOC Infantry Brigade 27th Brigade kia 21/09/17
    Rawling, Cecil Godfrey GOC Infantry Brigade 62nd Brigade kia 28/10/17
    Bradford, Roland Boys GOC Infantry Brigade 186th Brigade kia 30/11/17
    Cape, George Augustus Stewart BGRA 39th Division kia 18/03/18
    Barnett-Barker, Randle GOC Infantry Brigade 99th Brigade kia 24/03/18
    Feetham, Edward GOC Infantry Division 39th Division kia 29/03/18
    Fulton, Harry Townshend GOC Infantry Brigade 3rd New Zealand Brigade dow 29/03/18
    Forster, George Norman Bowes GOC Infantry Brigade 42nd Brigade kia 04/04/18
    Gore, Robert Clements GOC Infantry Brigade 101st Brigade kia 14/04/18
    Martin, Cuthbert Thomas GOC Infantry Brigade 151st Brigade kia 27/05/18
    Husey, Ralph Hamer GOC Infantry Brigade 25th Brigade dow 30/05/18
    Lumsden, Frederick William GOC Infantry Brigade 14th Brigade kia 04/06/18
    Lumsden, Alfred Forbes GOC Infantry Brigade 46th Brigade kia 24/06/18
    East, Lionel William Pellew CHA XIII Corps kia 06/09/18
    Sanders, Arthur Richard Careless GOC Infantry Brigade 50th Brigade kia 20/09/18
    Follett, Gilbert Burrell Spencer GOC Infantry Brigade 3rd (Guards) Brigade kia 27/09/18
    Kay, Sir William Algernon Ireland Bt. GOC Infantry Brigade 3rd Brigade kia 04/10/18
    Taylor, Stuart Campbell GOC Infantry Brigade 93rd Brigade dow 11/10/18
    Lipsett, Louis James GOC Infantry Division 4th Division kia 14
  2. forester

    forester New Member

    Hello Annie,

    According to ODGW there are 97 of general rank (including temporary commissions) who died.

    Phil :)
  3. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Hi Phil !

    This list only includes those who died of wounds or were killed in action .... I have no idea how many died of disease or other causes !!

    I just thought it was an interesting list as I was looking for just one General when I found it !! ( of course it put me a little off track .... again !! )

    Annie :rolleyes:
  4. Dolphin

    Dolphin New Member

    The definitive book on the subject is Frank Davies and Graham Maddocks' Bloody Red Tabs; ISBN 0 85052 463 6. The authors list 78 British and Empire officers ranking from Brigadier-General upwards who were killed or died as a result of active service, and a further 146 who were wounded.


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