Field Marshal Alexander

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Field Marshal Alexander

Post by AJK » 23 Mar 2020 02:22

I am trying to get exact dates of promotion to Acting Lieutenant-Colonel (May 1917) and substantive Lieutenant-General (December 1940) for Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander.

23 Sep 1911: 2nd Lieutenant
5 Dec 1912: Lieutenant
15 Nov 1914: Temporary Captain
7 Feb 1915: Captain
10 Dec 1916: Acting Major
May 1917: Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
1 Aug 1917: Major
15 Oct 1917: Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
14 May 1922: Lieutenant-Colonel
1 Feb 1928: Colonel (backdated to 14 May 1926)
13 Oct 1934: Temporary Brigadier
16 Oct 1937: Major-General
13 Jul 1940: Acting Lieutenant-General
Dec 1940: Lieutenant-General
17 Jan 1942: General
4 Jun 1944: Field Marshal

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AJK

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Re: Field Marshal Alexander

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 23 Mar 2020 11:13

Hi AJK,

The dates I have is somewhat different from yours:

23 Sep 1911 2nd Lieutenant
5 Dec 1912 Lieutenant
22 Oct 1915 Temporary Captain
7 Feb 1915 Captain
22 Oct 1915 Temporary Major
1 Nov 1915 Relinquishes the Temporary rank of Major
10 Dec 1916 Acting Major
3 Mar 1917 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
22 May 1917 Relinquishes the Acting rank of Lieutenant-Colonel
1 Aug 1917 Major
15 Oct 1917 Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
19 Dec 1919 Relinquishes the Acting rank of Lieutenant-Colonel
14 May 1922 Lieutenant-Colonel
1 Feb 1928 Colonel (backdated to 14 May 1926)
13 Oct 1934 Temporary Brigadier
16 Oct 1937 Major-General
8 Jun 1940 Acting Lieutenant-General
1 Jul 1940 Lieutenant-General (backdated to 13 Jul 1938)
17 Jan 1942 General
4 Jun 1944 Field-Marshal

Source: Various Army Lists
(edit: Forgot promotion to Temp.Brig)
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Re: Field Marshal Alexander

Post by AJK » 23 Mar 2020 14:49

Hi Steen,

Great, thanks so much for your help (as always)! Stay well, my friend!

Regards,

AJK

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Re: Field Marshal Alexander

Post by Andy H » 23 Mar 2020 17:15

Hi

Scroll down to his name and you'll get exact dates

https://www.unithistories.com/officers/ ... s_A05.html

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Re: Field Marshal Alexander

Post by AJK » 23 Mar 2020 17:26

Hi Andy,

Thanks very much for the link - that will be very useful for my research regarding other senior officers.

Regards,

AJK

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