List of British generals and brigadiers

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This is a list of people who held general officer rank or the rank of brigadier (together now recognized as starred officers) in the British Army, Royal Marines, British Indian Army or other military force.

It does not include English Army generals (England has not had its own army since the Act of Union with Scotland in 1707) or Scottish Army generals.

See also Category:British generals - note that a "Brigadier" is not classed as a "general" in the British Army, despite being a NATO 1-star equivalent rank.[1]

Hence, in the lists below:

  • 1* = Brigadier General/Brigadier
  • 2* = Major General
  • 3* = Lieutenant General
  • 4* = General

(dates after the name are birth and death)

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Rank Name Born Died Notes
Major-General Abadie, Henry RichardHenry Richard Abadie 1841 1915
Major-General Abbott, Herbert Edward StacyHerbert Edward Stacy Abbott 1814 1883
General Abbott, Sir JamesSir James Abbott 1807 1896
Brigadier Abbott, Burton EdwardBurton Edward Abbott 1906 [2]
Abbott, Leonard HenryLeonard Henry Abbott DA&QMG [3]
General Abercrombie, JamesJames Abercrombie 1706 1781
General Abercromby of Airthrey, RobertRobert Abercromby of Airthrey 1740 1827
Lieutenant-General Abercromby, Sir JohnSir John Abercromby 1772 1817
Lieutenant-General Abercromby, Sir RalphSir Ralph Abercromby 1734 1801
Lieutenant-General Abinger, William Scarlett, 3rd BaronWilliam Scarlett, 3rd Baron Abinger 1826 1892
Major-General Abraham, Kevin DavidKevin David Abraham 1960 late Royal Regiment of Artillery [4]
Major-General Abraham, Sir WilliamSir William Abraham 1897 1980 [2]
Lieutenant-General Acland, Wroth PalmerWroth Palmer Acland 1770 1816
Major-General Acland, Sir JohnSir John Acland 1928 2006
General Adam, FrederickFrederick Adam 1784 1853
Brigadier-General Adam, Frederick John StuartFrederick John Stuart Adam 1920 Indian Staff Corps
Lieutenant-General Adams, AlexanderAlexander Adams 1835
Brigadier-General Adams, ThomasThomas Adams 1730 (circa) 1764 posthumously promoted
Major-General Adams, John WorthingtonJohn Worthington Adams 1764 1837
Major-General Sir Adair, Allan Henry ShaftoAllan Henry Shafto Adair 1897 1988
Major-General Adams, Robert BellewRobert Bellew Adams 1856 1928
General Adam, RonaldSir Ronald Adam 1885 1982
Brigadier-General Adlercron, Rodolph LadevezeRodolph Ladeveze Adlercron 1873 1966 GOC Infantry Brigade and Calais Base[3]
Major-General Addison, George HenryGeorge Henry Addison 1876 1964 [2]
Brigadier Addison, Leonard Joseph LancelotLeonard Joseph Lancelot Addison 1902 1975 [2]
Brigadier Addison, William Michael RutherfordWilliam Michael Rutherford Addison 1935 2000
Brigadier Adye, John FrederickJohn Frederick Adye 1900 1977 [2]
General Adye, John MillerJohn Miller Adye 1819 1900
Brigadier-General Agnew, JamesJames Agnew 1719 1777
Ainslie, Henry SandysHenry Sandys Ainslie GOC Infantry Brigade[3]
General Airey, Richard Airey, 1st BaronRichard Airey, 1st Baron Airey 1803 1881
Major-General Airy, ChristopherChristopher Airy 1934
Major-General Aitken, ArthurArthur Aitken 1861 1924 temporary Major-General
Brigadier Afridi, Monowar KhanMonowar Khan Afridi 1900 1968 [2]
Brigadier Aikenhead, David FrancisDavid Francis Aikenhead 1895 1955 [2]
Brigadier Aird-Smith, WilliamWilliam Aird-Smith 1893 1942 [2]
Lieutenant-General Airey, TerenceSir Terence Airey 1900 1983
Brigadier Aitken, William Henry HuttonWilliam Henry Hutton Aitken 1898 1978 [2]
Major-General Aizlewood, John AldamJohn Aldam Aizlewood 1895 1990
General Akehurst, Sir JohnSir John Akehurst 1930 2007
Major-General Akerman, William Philip JoppWilliam Philip Jopp Akerman 1888 1972 [2]
Major-General Alban, Clifton Edward Rawdon GrantClifton Edward Rawdon Grant Alban 1889 unknown [2]
General Albemarle, George Keppel, 3rd Earl ofGeorge Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle 1724 1772
General Albemarle, George Keppel, 6th Earl ofGeorge Keppel, 6th Earl of Albemarle 1799 1891
Lieutenant-General Albemarle, Willem van Keppel, 2nd Earl ofWillem van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle 1702 1754
Lieutenant-General Alderson, Sir EdwinSir Edwin Alderson 1859 1927
Brigadier Aldous, James Robert TraversJames Robert Travers Aldous [2] 1898 1985
Lieutenant-General Alderson, Sir Edwin Alfred HarveySir Edwin Alfred Harvey Alderson GOC Corps[3]
Brigadier General Alexander, Charles HenryCharles Henry Alexander 1856 1946 CRA[3]
Major General Alexander, Henry LethbridgeHenry Lethbridge Alexander 1878 1944 CB, CMG, DSO - DA&QMG[3]
Major-General Alexander, Henry TemplerHenry Templer Alexander 1911 1977
Major General Alexander, Ernest WrightErnest Wright Alexander 1870 1934 GOCRA
Major-General Alfieri, Frederick JohnFrederick John Alfieri[2] 1892 1961
General Alison, 2nd Baronet, Sir ArchibaldSir Archibald Alison, 2nd Baronet 1826 1907
Brigadier-General Allan, Percy StuartPercy Stuart Allan[5] GOC 155th Brigade, 52nd (Lowland) Division TF
Brigadier-General Allason, WalterWalter Allason[5] 1875 1960 GOC 52nd Infantry Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division
Brigadier-General Allen, Alfred James WhitacreAlfred James Whitacre Allen[5] 1857 1939 GOC 74th Brigade, 25th Division
Brigadier Allen, Algernon Anderson JohnstonAlgernon Anderson Johnston Allen[2] 1894 Military Commander of Jerusalem, Lydda and Gaza Districts
Brigadier Allen, Basil GeorgeBasil George Allen[2] 1893
Brigadier Allen, Frederick JosephusFrederick Josephus Allen[2] 1897
Brigadier Allen, John RobertJohn Robert Allen[2] 1893
Brigadier Allen, John Frederick WhitacreJohn Frederick Whitacre Allen MC [2] 1890 1976
Major-General Allen, Robert HallRobert Hall Allen[2] 1886 1984
Brigadier Allen, Ronald LewisRonald Lewis Allen 1916 1986 Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Lieutenant-General Allfrey, Sir Charles WalterSir Charles Walter Allfrey 1895 1964 General Officer Commanding V Corps during the Italian Campaign.
Brigadier-General Allgood, William Henry LoraineWilliam Henry Loraine Allgood[5] 1868 1957 GOC 45th Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division
Brigadier Allison, George FrederickGeorge Frederick Allison KBE MC[2] 1888 1946 Royal Army Medical Corps
Brigadier Allison, William WigramWilliam Wigram Allisonref name="generals.dk" /> 1895 1984 Commanding Officer 307th Infantry Brigade [North-West Europe]
Brigadier Allman-Smith, Edward PercivalEdward Percival Allman-Smith[2] 1886 1969 Deputy Director of Medical Services in British Palestine and Trans-Jordan
Brigadier Alms, George Frederick HillGeorge Frederick Hill Alms[2] 1895 Royal Engineers
Brigadier Alston, Llewellyn Arthur AugustusLlewellyn Arthur Augustus Alston CBE DSO MC [2] 1890 1968 Royal Welch Fusiliers
Major-General Alten, Sir CharlesSir Charles Alten GCB 1764 1840 Led Wellington's 3rd Division during the Hundred Days
Brigadier Ambrose, Robert DenisRobert Denis Ambrose OBE, MC [2] 1896 1974 Inspector-General of Frontier Corps
Major-General Amps, Leon WilliamsonLeon Williamson Amps[2] 1892 1989 Director of Works, War Office
General Ancaster and Kesteven, Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke ofPeregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven 1714 1778
Brigadier Anderson, Austin ThomasAustin Thomas Anderson 1868 1949 CRA;[3] commanded the 48th (South Midland) Division's artillery in 1920-24[6]
Lieutenant-General Anderson, Sir Charles AlexanderSir Charles Alexander Anderson 1857 1940 GOC Corps[3]
Major-General Anderson, Nelson GrahamNelson Graham Anderson 1875 1945 DA&QMG[3]
Brigadier-General Anderson, Stuart MilliganStuart Milligan Anderson DSO CRA[3]
Lieutenant-General Anderson, Warren HastingsWarren Hastings Anderson 1872 1930 Quartermaster-General to the Forces; MGGS[3]
Brigadier-General Anderson, A. T.A. T. Anderson 1886 1949  An Australian brigadier-general who received the Légion d'honneur when a colonel in the British Army
Brigadier Anderson, AndrewAndrew Anderson 1890 1999[7] Commanding Officer 11th Indian Infantry Brigade [North Africa]; POW in Colditz
Major-General Anderson, Alexander VassAlexander Vass Anderson[2] 1895 1963 Director of Civil Affairs at the War Office
Lieutenant-General Anderson, Sir Desmond FrancisSir Desmond Francis Anderson 1885 1967 Command III and then II Corps
Brigadier Anderson, Sir Duncan LawSir Duncan Law Anderson KBE TD* CEng FICE MIStructE 1901 1980 Chairman of the materials committee of the Allied economics board[8]
Brigadier Anderson, Sir Gilmour MenziesSir Gilmour Menzies Anderson[2] 1914 1977  Commanding Officer of the 16th Infantry Brigade 
General Anderson, Sir John D'ArcySir John D'Arcy Anderson[2] 1908 1988  Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff 
Major-General Anderson, Sir John EvelynSir John Evelyn Anderson[2] 1916 2007  Signals Officer-in-Chief.
General Anderson, Sir Kenneth Arthur NoelSir Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson 1891 1959 Commander of the British First Army
Lieutenant-General Anderson, Sir Richard NevilleSir Richard Neville Anderson 1907 1979  General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Ireland Command
Brigadier Anderson, Robert Charles BeckettRobert Charles Beckett Anderson DSO[2] 1895 1982 A&SH
Brigadier Andrews, Reginald WoodReginald Wood Andrews MC [2] 1897 1978 Royal Regiment of Artillery
Brigadier Angus, Tom HardyTom Hardy Angus[2] 1889 1984 Director of Air, Army Headquarters India
Brigadier Anketell-Jones, Seymour WilloughbySeymour Willoughby Anketell-Jones OBE, MC [2] 1898 1972 Deputy Director of Ordnance Services
Brigadier-General Anley, Barnett Dyer Lempriere GrayBarnett Dyer Lempriere Gray Anley CMG, DSO.[3] 1873 1954 GOC 125th (Lancashire Fusiliers) Brigade TA 
Brigadier-General Anley, Frederick GoreFrederick Gore Anley CB CMG [3] 1864 1936 GOG No 8 Demobilisation Area

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