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5 Infantry Brigade

Command Appointments

Officer Commanding

From To Rank Name Acting
04-Aug-1914 16-Sep-1914 Brigadier RCB Haking
16-Sep-1914 20-Nov-1914 Lieutenant-Colonel CB Westmacott *
20-Nov-1914 20-Dec-1914 Brigadier RCB Haking
20-Dec-1914 31-Dec-1914 Lieutenant-Colonel HR Davies *
31-Dec-1914 13-Jul-1915 Brigadier AA Chichester
13-Jul-1915 15-May-1916 Brigadier CE Corkran
15-May-1916 25-Mar-1918 Brigadier W Bullen-Smith
25-Mar-1918 05-Apr-1918 Lieutenant-Colonel RH Pipon *
05-Apr-1918 05-Oct-1918 Brigadier WL Osborn
05-Oct-1918 12-Nov-1918 Lieutenant-Colonel RH Pipon *
12-Nov-1918 31-Dec-1918 ? Brigadier WL Osborn
13-Apr-1935 11-Oct-1937 Brigadier Sir Francis Nosworthy
11-Oct-1937 11-Jan-1938 Major-General Sir Francis Nosworthy
12-Jan-1938 15-Aug-1940 Brigadier GI Gartlan
15-Aug-1940 19-Sep-1940 Lieutenant-Colonel EL Stephenson *
19-Sep-1940 26-Feb-1941 Brigadier GI Gartlan
26-Feb-1941 26-Mar-1941 Lieutenant-Colonel EL Stephenson *
26-Mar-1941 18-Oct-1941 Brigadier CG Phillips
18-Oct-1941 16-Jul-1942 Brigadier JRT Aldous
16-Jul-1942 30-Jul-1942 Lieutenant-Colonel GN Wood *
30-Jul-1942 15-Aug-1942 Lieutenant-Colonel CE Barrington
15-Aug-1942 30-Sep-1942 Brigadier RVC Cavendish
30-Sep-1942 12-May-1944 Brigadier VFS Hawkins Wounded 12th May 1944
12-May-1944 16-May-1944 Colonel AE Howard *
16-May-1944 22-Aug-1944 Brigadier MM Alston-Roberts-West
22-Aug-1944 28-Aug-1944 Colonel AE Howard *
28-Aug-1944 14-Sep-1944 Lieutenant-Colonel AJJS McAlester *
14-Sep-1944 30-Sep-1944 Brigadier MM Alston-Roberts-West
30-Sep-1944 01-Oct-1944 Lieutenant-Colonel AJJS McAlester *
01-Oct-1944 31-Aug-1945 Brigadier MM Alston-Roberts-West

Branch of The General Staff

Brigade Major

From To Rank Name Acting
30-Jan-1934 23-Feb-1936 Major Sir Miles Dempsey


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