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43 (Wessex) Infantry Division

Command Appointments

General Officer Commanding

From To Rank Name Acting
07-Dec-1938 05-Feb-1940 Major-General AN Floyer-Acland
05-Feb-1940 22-Apr-1940 Major-General AE Percival
22-Apr-1940 29-Apr-1940 Brigadier GEM Whittuck
29-Apr-1940 28-Feb-1941 Major-General RV Pollock
28-Feb-1941 09-Mar-1942 Major-General Sir Charles Allfrey
09-Mar-1942 27-Dec-1944 Major-General GI Thomas
27-Dec-1944 28-Jan-1945 Brigadier SB Rawlins
28-Jan-1945 01-Jun-1945 Major-General GI Thomas
01-Jun-1945 14-Jun-1945 Brigadier H Essame
14-Jun-1945 19-Jun-1945 Major-General GI Thomas
19-Jun-1945 05-Jul-1945 Brigadier BA Coad
05-Jul-1945 31-Aug-1945 Major-General GI Thomas

Attached to the General Staff

Royal Artillery

Commander Royal Artillery

From To Rank Name Acting
28-Oct-1939 17-Jul-1940 Brigadier RH Studdert

Branch of The Adjutant General and The Quartermaster General

Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General

From To Rank Name Acting
12-Dec-1944 31-Aug-1945 Lieutenant-Colonel DAB Clarke


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Order of Battle Order of Battle for this Unit
Subordinates Units subordinated to or attached to the Unit
Superiors Units to which this Unit was subordinated or attached
Theatres Theatres of Operations which Unit served in