Auchinleck, Claude John Eyre, 1884-1981

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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

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001394.0x0000d6

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referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "War Pictorial News" Newsreels. 1943 - 1945. WAR PICTORIAL NEWS, NO. 182 [OCT. 30] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Hubert Boyd Hudson papers., 1932-1948 British Library
referencedIn Demi-official correspondence and papers of Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-79) as Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command (SEAC). [Handlist available on request]., 1943-1946 British Library
referencedIn Daniel, Hawthorne, 1890-. Papers of Hawthorne Daniel [manuscript], 1945-1964. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers of Earl Mountbatten of Burma as Viceroy 1947 and Governor-General 1947-48 of India, 1947-1948 British Library
referencedIn Robert Lee Sherrod Papers, 1910-1963 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Papers of Maj-Gen Thomas Wynford Rees, Indian Army 1915-48, 1916-1947 British Library
referencedIn Ivor John N Jukes papers., 1943-1947 British Library
referencedIn Edward Lionel Gregory Stones papers., 1941-1945 British Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [JULY 26] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn ISMAY, Gen Hastings Lionel, 1st Baron Ismay of Wormington (1887-1965), 1893-1965 King's College London, Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
referencedIn Papers of the Jat Regiment Association, 1896-1988 British Library
referencedIn Peter Morison papers., 1930-1967 British Library
creatorOf Vol. XIII (ff. 248+122*). 1940-1941.includes:ff. 1-14, 27 Admiral Sir Geoffrey Layton: Letter, etc., to Adm. Sir A. B. Cunningham: 1940: Partly typewritten. f. 2 Admiral Sir Geoffrey Layton: Letter to Adm. Sir C. M. Forbes: 1940: Copy. f. 2 Admiral o..., 1940-1941 British Library
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associatedWith Daniel, Hawthorne, 1890- person
associatedWith Sherrod, Robert Lee, 1909- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Burma, Asia
Jodhpur State, India
Burma, Asia
Sind, India
New Delhi, India
Malaya, Malaysia
North Africa, Africa
Hyderabad State, India
India, Asia
Middle East, Asia
India, Asia
Alwar State, India
North-West Frontier, India
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
Indonesia, Asia
Burma, Asia
Assam, India
Ledo, Assam
Delhi, India
North-West Frontier, India
United Provinces, India
Burma, Asia
Viceroy's House, New Delhi
Thailand, Asia
Junagadh State, India
Teknaaf (Advanced Coastal Force Base), Bengladesh
Pakistan, Asia
Cape Town, South Africa
North-West Frontier Province, India
Singapore, Asia
Almora, United Provinces
Bengal, India
Punjab, India
Travancore State, India
Burma, Asia
Faridkot State, India
India, Asia
Penang, Malaysia
Bihar, India
Tibet, Asia
Baluchistan, Pakistan
Bombay, India
Arakan, Burma
Orissa, India
Central Provinces and Berar, India
North-West Frontier, India
Madras, India
Dograi, Pakistan
South Eastern Asia, Asia
Waziristan, Pakistan
River Danube, Eastern Europe


Birth 1884-06-21

Death 1981-03-23





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SNAC ID: 55304053