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Beresford-Peirse, Noel Monson de la Poer (1887-1953)

Beresford-Peirse commanded Western Desert Force in the abortive Battleaxe offensive of June 1941. Heavily criticized for his conduct of that operation, he was reassigned first to the Sudan and then to Southern Command in India, where he remained throughout most of the Pacific War.

Service record

1887-12-22      

Born
1907-12-18
First lieutenant

1913-8-1

Adjutant, 3 Home Counties Brigade
1914-10-30
Captain

1914-11-24

Middle East
1917-12-5
Major

1918-11-29

France
1929-1-1
Lieutenant colonel      
War Office
1927-7-13

Eastern Command
1929-6-21

War Office
1934-1-4

Southern Command
1937-3-8

India
1937-10-14
Colonel
Instructor, Senior Officers' School, Belgaum, India
1938

Commander, Artillery, Southern Command, India
1939-1-9
Brigadier Commander, Artillery, Middle East
1939-8-1

Aide-de-campe to the King
1940-8-5
Major general      Commander, 4 Indian Division
1941-4-14
Lieutenant general      Commander, Western Desert Force
1941-10-4     

Commander, British Troops in Sudan
1942-4-9

Commander, XV Indian Corps
1942

Commander, Southern Command
1945-4-15

Welfare General, India
1947

Retires
1953-1-14

Dies


References

Generals.dk (accessed 2010-10-27)

Pettibone (2006)

thePeerage.com (accessed 2010-10-27)

UnitHistories.com (accessed 2010-10-27)



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