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Evans, Geoffrey Charles (1901-1987)


Photograph of Geoffrey C. Evans

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Evans commanded 5 Indian Division during the pursuit of the defeated Japanese following U-Go. However, However, he was relieved due to illness and exhaustion in September 1944. Following his recuperation, he commanded 7 Indian Division during EXTENDED CAPITAL, the 1945 British offensive in central Burma.

Postwar Evans wrote extensively about the campaign in Burma.

Service record

1901     

Born
1941
Colonel     
Commander, 1 Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
1943

Commandant, Staff College Quetta
1943
Brigadier general     
Staff, IV Corps
1944

Commander, 9 Indian Brigade
1944

Commander, 123 Indian Brigade
1944-7
Major general     
Commander, 5 Indian Division
1944-12     

Commander, 7 Indian Division
1945-8     

Commander, Allied Land Forces, Siam
1947

Commander, 42 Division
1948

Director of Military Training
1949

Commander, 40 Division
1951
Lieutenant general     
Commander, Hong Kong
1952

Staff, SHAPE
1953

Commander, Northern Command
1957

Retires
1987

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2011-11-9)

Lewin (1976)

Pettibone (2006)

Slim (1956)



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