Field Marshal Sir William Slim, 1947 (c).

 
Field Marshal Sir William Slim, 1947 (c).
4 0 c m
 
36cm
actual image size: 28cm x 32cm

Field Marshal Sir William Slim, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, DSO, MC, Commander-in-Chief, 14th Army, 1947 (c).

Photograph, World War Two, 1947 (c).

Slim joined Lord Kitchener's Army of 1914, serving in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was badly wounded at Gallipoli in 1915 and later served in Mesopotamia. With a regular commission he transferred to the Indian Army, joining the 1st Battalion 6th Gurkha Rifles. He commanded the 10th Indian Infantry Brigade in Eritrea 1940-1941 and the 10th Indian Division in Iraq and Syria in 1941. In 1942 he was sent to Burma and successfully commanded the 14th Army from October 1943. He was promoted to field marshal in 1949, served as Chief of the Imperial General Staff 1948-1952 and Governor General of Australia 1953-1960.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
94153
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1951-02-10-2

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