Auchinleck, Claude John Eyre, 1884-1981

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Birth 1884-06-21
Death 1981-03-23

Biographical notes:

1903 second lieutenant, Indian army unattached list; 1904 joined the 62nd Punjabis; 1914-1915 served in Egypt; 1915 served in Aden; 1916-1919 served in Mesopotamia; 1917 DSO; 1919 served in Kurdistan; 1919 OBE; 1927 Imperial Defence College; 1929-1930 commanded the 1st battalion of the 1st Punjab regiment; 1930-1932 instructor, Staff College, Quetta; 1933-1936 commander of the Peshawar brigade, India; 1934 CB; 1936 CSI; 1936-1938 deputy chief, General Staff Army Headquarters, India; 1938 commander of the Meerut district, India and member of the Expert Committee on the Defence of India; 1940 general officer commanding-in-chief, Norway and general officer commanding-in-chief, Southern Command; 1940 GCIE; 1941 and 1943-1947 commander-in-chief, India; 1941-1942 commander-in-chief, Middle East; 1941-1946 aide-de-camp general to the king; 1943-1946 war member of the viceroy's Executive Council; 1945 GCB; 1946 field marshal; 1947 supreme commander in India and Pakistan.

Epithet: army officer

Title: Knight

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