Blamey, Thomas, Sir, 1884-1951Variant names
Thomas Albert Blamey (b. Jan. 24, 1884, New South Wales-d. May 27, 1951) was an Australian general serving in World War I with the 1st Australian Division (Gallipoli, 1915) and on the Western Front. From March 1942 through the end of World War II, he was commander-in-chief of the Australian Military Forces. He signed the Japanese surrender document on behalf of Australia, joining General Douglas MacArthur on the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945. He retired in 1946, and in 1950 was promoted to Field-Marshal, becoming the highest ranking solider in Australian history.
From the description of Blamey, Thomas, Sir, 1884-1951 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10570130
Soldier; served in both World Wars; during 1939-1945 was Commander AIF, Middle East and later Commander of Allied Land Forces, 1942-1945. See J. Hetherington, Blamey Controversial soldier (AWM & AGPS, 1973).
From the description of Collection of papers. 1939-1984. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222231359
From the description of Papers [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225785432
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