List of Royal Marines full generals

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This is a list of full generals in the Royal Marines. The rank of general (or full general to distinguish it from the lower general officer ranks) is the highest rank currently achievable by serving officers in the Royal Marines although no dedicated Royal Marines full general posts currently exist. From the post's inception in 1943 up until 1977 the professional head of the Royal Marines, the Commandant General, held the rank of full general but since that time he has been of lower general officer rank. The rank of general is immediately superior to lieutenant-general.

Promoted Name Born Died Notes
1854[1] Tremenheere, WalterWalter Tremenheere placed on the Retired List 1855[2]
1855[1] Nicolls, EdwardEdward Nicolls 1779 1865 Promoted while on the Retired List[2]
1855[2] George Jones 1857
1855[2] George Beatty 1857
1857[3] Thomas Parke 1780 1858
1857[4] Sir Charles Menzies 1783 1866
1862 Sir Samuel Ellis 1787 1865
1870[5] Sir Anthony Stransham 1805 1900
1875[6] John Gascoigne 1811[7] 1893[7]
1897[8] Sir Howard Jones 1835 1912[9]
1901[10] Ardley Henry Falwasser
1912[11] Sir William Thompson Adair 1850 1931[12]
1914 [13] James Henry Bor 1857 1914[14]
1914[15] William Inglefield Eastman 1856 1941[16]
1928 Sir Lewis Halliday 1870 1966
1945[17] Sir Thomas Hunton 1885 1970
1948 Sir Dallas Brooks 1896 1966
1951[17] Sir Leslie Hollis 1897 1963
Sir John Westall 1901 1986
Sir Campbell Hardy 1906 1984
1961[18] Sir Ian Riches 1908 1996
1964[19] Sir Malcolm Cartwright-Taylor 1911 1969
1967[20] Sir Norman Tailyour 1914 1979
1970[21] Sir Peter Hellings 1916 1990
1973[22] Sir Ian Gourlay 1920 2013
1977[23] Sir Peter Whiteley 1920

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The London Gazette: no. 21637. p. 3956. 5 December 1854.
  2. ^ a b c d The London Gazette: no. 21735. p. 2457. 26 June 1855.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 21966. p. 472. 10 February 1857.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 22019. p. 2376. 7 July 1857.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 23603. p. 2005. 1 April 1870.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 24286. p. 256. 21 January 1876.
  7. ^ a b Gosnell, Chris (2013). "John Hawkins Gascoigne". The Gascoigne Family. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26851. p. 2603. 11 May 1897.
  9. ^ "General Sir Howard S. Jones (Obituaries)". The Times (40078). 10 December 1912. p. 11. 
  10. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27387. p. 8834. 13 December 1901.
  11. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28583. p. 1343. 23 February 1912.
  12. ^ "Adair, Sir William Thompson". Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives. 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  13. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28838. p. 4536. 9 June 1914.
  14. ^ "Bor, James Henry". Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives. 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  15. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28940. p. 8249. 16 October 1914.
  16. ^ "Eastman, William Inglefield". Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives. 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  17. ^ a b Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen (2013). "Royal Marine (RM) officers 1939–1945 (Haines–Hunton)". unithistories.com. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  18. ^ The London Gazette: no. 42295. p. 1729. 7 March 1961.
  19. ^ The London Gazette: no. 43280. p. 2680. 24 March 1964.
  20. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 44267. p. 2883. 10 March 1967.
  21. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 45240. p. 13109. 27 November 1970.
  22. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 46138. p. 14082. 26 November 1973.
  23. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 47160. p. 2826. 1 March 1977.