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Roberts, Ouvry Lindfield (1898-1986)


Photograph of Ouvry L. Roberts

Inter-Services Public Relations Directorate.

Via Wikimedia Commons. Used by permission.

Roberts commanded 23 Indian Division in the Imphal campaign. He had studied at Camberley Staff College under Slim, who thought him likely to become an outstanding officer and leader. He had been flown in to Habbaniyeh in Iraq in 1941 and was credited with saving the base with his tenacious and aggressive defense. Following his success at Imphal, he was promoted to corps command.

Service record

1898     

Born
1917
Second lieutenant     
Royal Engineers
1939
Colonel     
Deputy Director of Military Operations and Intelligence, India
1941

Staff, 10 Indian Division
1941
Brigadier     
Commander 20 Indian Brigade
1942

Commander, 16 Brigade, Ceylon
1943

Chief of staff, 4 Corps
1943
Major general     
Commander, 23 Indian Division
1945-3     
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 34 Indian Corps
1945

Deputy Adjutant-General, War Office
1948

Commander, Northern Ireland
1949

Commander, Southern Command
1952

Quatermaster-General, War Office
1952

Aide-de-Camp General to the Queen
1955

Retires
1986

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2009-12-9)

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives (accessed 2009-12-9)

Pettibone (2006)

Slim (1956)



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