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Lomax, Cyril Ernest Napier (1893-1973)

Lomax took temporary command of 14 Indian Division during the first Arakan campaign. In his memoirs, Slim praised Lomax for his steadiness and competence in reorganizing this division, which had been shattered under its previous commander when the Japanese launched a devastating counterattack.   

Lomax subsequently commanded 26 Indian Division during the second Arakan campaign, where his division was part of the hammer that smashed 55 Division against the anvil of 7 Indian Division.

Service record

1893     
  Born
1939
Brigadier    
Commander, 16 Brigade, Middle East and North Africa
1941

Acting commander, 70 Division, North Africa
1941

Commander, 16 Brigade, North Africa and Ceylon
1942

Acting commander, 70 Division, Middle East
1942

Commander, Ceylon Command
1943-4-16
Major general      Commander, 26 Indian Division
1945-4

Commander, East Anglia District
1948

Retires
1973

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2009-12-16)

Pettibone (2006)

Slim (1956)



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