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Symes, George William (1896-1980)

Symes commanded 70 Division in the Middle East and India until it was broken up for cadre for the Chindits. Symes became the deputy to Wingate was passed over for command of the Chindits following Wingate's death. With the dissolution of the Chindits, Symes commanded line of communications troops for the remainder of the war.

Service record

1896     

Born
1940
Brigadier     
Commander, 8 Brigade
1941

Staff, Eastern Command
1942
Major general     
Commander, 70 Division
1943-10     

Deputy commander, Special Force (Chindits)
1944

Deputy commander, Lines of Communication, 21 Army Group
1944-11

Commander, Lines of Communication, Southeast Asia Command
1945

Commander, South Burma District
1946

Commander, Southwestern District
1947

Commander, 43 Division
1949

Retires
1980

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2011-10-15)

Pettibone (2006)



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