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Loftus-Tottenham, Frederick Joseph (1898-1987)

Loftus-Tottenham was an Irishman who commanded 81 West African Division in Burma during the last two years of the war. Slim barely mentions him in his memoirs, which is not a good sign, given that Slim looked for excuses to praise his subordinates. Slim criticized 81 West African Division for requiring eight times as many white officers and NCOs as a typical Indian division and for making excessive use of unarmed porters, though he also felt it was more at home in the jungle than any other unit under his command.

Service record

1898     
  Born
1942
Colonel    
Commander, 153 Gurkha Parachute Battalion
1942
Brigadier     
Commander, 33 Indian Brigade
1943
Major general     
Commander, 81 West African Division
1946

Commander, Force 401
1987

Dies


References

Generals.dk (accessed 2009-12-23)

Slim (1956)



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