Wavell, Archibald Percival, 1st Earl Wavell

Date of birth:
May 5th, 1883 (Colchester/Essex, England)
Date of death:
May 24th, 1950 (London, England)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Brigade Major
Unit:
9th Infantry Brigade, British Army
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1915
Wounded in the Second Battle of Ypres of 1915, losing his left eye.
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1915
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1916
With swords
Order of St. Stanislaus III class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
January 4th, 1917
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1917
Order of St. Vladimir 4th Class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1919
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
January 22nd, 1919
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1920
Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
May 7th, 1920
Commandeur de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1935
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1939
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
March 4th, 1941
Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1941
Basilikon Tagma toy Georgioya A - Grand Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1941
Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz Srebrny
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
April 10th, 1942
Polemikos Stauros 1940 - 1st Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1942
Commander to the Order of Solomon's seal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1943
Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.1)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1943
Ceskoslovenský válecný kríž 1939
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1943
Grand Commander of the Star of India (GCSI)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1943
Grand Commander of the Indian Empire (GCIE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
January 4th, 1944
Knight/Dame to the Venerable Order of Saint John (KStJ/DStJ)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1948
Legion of Merit - Chief Commander (LoM - CC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Order of the Cloud and Banner with Special Grand Cordon (1st Class)
India General Service Medal (1909 IGSM)
General Service Medal 1918-1962
King George V's Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
King Edward VII Coronation Medal

Sources

  • Photo 1: United Kingdom Government public domain
  • - The London Gazette, issue 35094, dated 4th March 1941
    - The 2nd Supplement to the London Gazette, issue 35157, dated 9th May 1941
    - The 3rd Supplement to the London Gazette, issue 35282, dated 23rd September 1941
    - The 4th Supplement to the London Gazette, issue 35519, dated 10th April 1942
    - The 2nd Supplement to the London Gazette, issue 35546, dated 5th May 1942
    - The 2nd Supplement to the London Gazette, issue 35863, dated 15th January 1943
    - The 2nd Supplement to the London Gazette, issue 36103, dated 23rd July 1943