Sir Ivor Thomas


Volledige naam:

Sir Gwilym Ivor Thomas

Roepnaam:

Ivor

Geboren:

23-07-1893       Marylbone, London

Overleden:

29-08-1972      Salisbury, Zimbabwe

Begraven:

?

Ouders:

Zoon van John Thomas, harpist, en Joan Francis

Bijnaam:

Butcher Thomas  (de slager)


Promoties:

20-12-1912       Second Lieutenant

09-06-1915       Lieutenant

12-01-1916       Captain titulair

20-12-1916      Captain

10-04-1917      Major titulair

02-04-1931      Major

01-07-1933       Lieutenant-Colonel titulair

12-05-1938      Colonel

14-07-1939      Brigadier titulair

09-03-1942     Major-General titulair

11-11-1942      Major-General

18-09-1945     Lieutenant-General titulair

30-10-1946     Lieutenant-General

06-09-1949    General

08-09-1952    met pensioen


Carrière:

20-12-1912     in Royal Regiment of Artillery


Badge Royal Artillery


12-10-1914    Dienst in Frankrijk en België

12-03-1917    Gewond

22-09-1918   Staff Captain, War Office

20-01-1920   Adjutant

19-02-1926   Brigade Major, Aldershot Command

08-02-1930   in Royal Artillery Depot

07-01-1932   General Staff Officer 2 on staff Governor of Malta

20-11-1937   GSO 2, War Office

12-05-1938   GSO 1, War Office (Air Raid Precautions)

14-07-1939   Deputy Director, War Office (Recruiting & Organization)

09-06-1940  Director of Organization, War Office

03-09-1940  Commander Royal Artillery, 2nd Division


09-03-1942  GOC 43rd Wessex Infantry Division


Badge 43rd Wessex Infantry Division

17-09-1944   43rd Wessex Division spelt hoofdrol in de race van Joe’s Bridge naar Arnhem

                           Bridge.



Brig Sosabowski GOC Polish Para Brigade en

MG Ivor Thomas Driel 23-09-1944


05-07-1945   GOC I Corps, BAOR


Badge I Corps

1947                    Administrator Polish Forces under British Command

01-01-1948 – 31-12-1957 Colonel Commandant Royal Artillery

1948                   GOC-in-Chief Anti-Aircraft Command


Badge Anti-Aircraft Command

24-06-1950    Quartermaster-General to the Forces

08-09-1952    Army Reserve of Officers

23-07-1958     met pensioen



Aide-de-camp’s:

1948 – 1950   Captain John Griffin


Decoraties:

01-01-1917      Military Cross

26-09-1917     Military Cross

1918  1914       Star with clasp

1918                   War Medal

1918                   Victory Medal

9-01-1918        Distinguished Service Order

01-01-1944     Companion Order of the Bath

1945                  Officer Legion d’Honour (Frankrijk)

1945                  Croix de Guerre (Frankrijk)

12-06-1947     Knight Commander Order of the British Empire (Sir)

18-07-1947     Grand Cross Orde van Oranje – Nassau

08-06-1950    Knight Commander Order of the Bath

15-02-1952    Croix de Guerre (België)

15-02-1952    Commander Order of Leopold II (België)

5-06-1952      Knight Grand Cross Order of the Bath

****  4 x        Mentioned in Dispatches


Diverse:

**** 1949     getrouwd met Elliott Ellen van Kriekenbeek

****                 Thomas was niet geliefd bij zijn officieren en manschappen. O.a. Brigadier                             H. Essame Cdr 214th Infantry Brigade haatte hem.



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