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Brooke, Alan Francis, Sir (Viscount Alanbrooke)

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Born: 1883 AD
Died: 1963 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Marshal

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1883 - Born on June 23rd in Bagnères-de-Bigorre, France. British field marshal.

1914-1918 - He fought in the First World War, where he was mentioned in dispatches six times.

         - He was decorated with the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) and bar.

1929 - He was Commandant of the School of Artillery.

1932 - He was Instructor of the Imperial Defence College.

1936-1937 - He gained the rank of Director, Military Training in the service of the War Office.

         - He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.).

         - He was Commander of the Mobile Division.

1938-1939 - He was Commander-in-Chief of the AA Command (Territorial Army).

         - He was General Officer Commander-in-Chief of the Southern Command.

         - He was Commander of the 2nd Army Corps.

         - He fought in the Second World War, where he was again mentioned in despatches.

1940 - He gained the rank of General in the service of the British Army.

         - He was General Officer Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force.

         - He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.).

         - He was Commander-in-Chief of the Home Forces.

1942 - He held the office of Aide-de-Camp General to HM King George VI.

1944 - He gained the rank of Field Marshal in the service of the British Army.

1945 - He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath (G.C.B.).

         - He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) by Queen's University, Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland.

         - He was created first Baron Alanbrooke, of Brookeborough, co. Fermanagh [U.K.] on September 18th.

1946 - He was decorated with the Order of Merit (O.M.).

         - He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.).

         - He was created first Viscount Alanbrooke, of Brookeborough, co. Fermanagh [U.K.] on January 29th.

1953 - He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.).

1957 - He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) by Leicester University, Leicester, Leicestershire, England.

1963 - Died of heart attack on June 17th.

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