Maxwell Brander

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Maxwell Spieker Brander
Born 11 October 1884
Died 30 October 1972
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1906 - 1949
Rank Major General
Battles/wars First World War, Second World War
Awards CB, OBE

Major General Maxwell Spieker Brander CB OBE (1884-1972) was a senior British Army officer during the Second World War.


Born on 11 October 1884, Maxwell Brander was educated at Bedford School and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He received his first commission in the British Army in 1906. He served during the First World War and was mentioned in dispatches. Promoted to the rank of Major General in 1936, he was Director of Supplies and Transport at the War Office between 1937 and 1940, and Deputy Director-General of Mechanization at the Ministry of Supply between 1941 and 1947.[1]

Major General Maxwell Brander became an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1925,[2] and a Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1937.[3] He retired from the British Army in 1949 and died on 30 October 1972.