Much of your good night sleep is not because of a swanky done-up bed or a scrumptious meal - hundreds of thousands of soldiers stay awake all night to assure that their countrymen sleep well. And least that they expect is some amount of respect and admiration from the people. Every country, today, boasts of a talented pool of military personnel, brave, courageous and valiant, who dauntlessly serve their country and give their lives for the same as well. And Britain is one such country. The country has been home to countless brave and courageous military leaders who have served the country tirelessly notwithstanding wars, conflicts, battles and so on. While Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount was a popular military commander who gained prominence for his service in the First World War, the 17th century saw greats like Oliver Cromwell who served as the 1st Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Other eminent British military leaders include Bernard Montgomery, William Slim, Alan Brooke, Robert Clive, John Churchill, Arthur Wellesley and so on. Go through this write-up and get details about the life and works of British military leaders.
Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell
25 April 1599
Military & Political Leader
William the ConquerorWilliam the Conqueror
1028 AD
King of England

Rick RescorlaRick Rescorla
27 May 1939
Army Officer

Benedict ArnoldBenedict Arnold
14 January 1741
American Revolutionary War General

Charles Edward StuartCharles Edward Stuart
31 December 1720
Military Leader

Jack ChurchillJack Churchill
16 September 1906
Military Leader
Enoch PowellEnoch Powell
16 June 1912
 

Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
13 June 1911
Father of Aga Khan IV

John Churchill, 1st Duke of MarlboroughJohn Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
26 May 1650
Military Leader

Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-PowellRobert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
22 February 1857
Founder of the Scout Movement
Reginald DyerReginald Dyer
09 October 1864
Military Leader

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess CornwallisCharles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
31 December 1738
Former Governor-General of India
Charles George GordonCharles George Gordon
28 January 1833
British soldier and Administrator

William BlighWilliam Bligh
09 September 1754
Military Leader

John Graves SimcoeJohn Graves Simcoe
25 February 1752
First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada
James OglethorpeJames Oglethorpe
22 December 1696
Founder of the colony of Georgia

Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of AlameinBernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
17 November 1887
Allied Commander in World War II
John French, 1st Earl of YpresJohn French, 1st Earl of Ypres
28 September 1852
British Army Officer

Horatio NelsonHoratio Nelson
29 September 1758
Admiral

Prince Michael of KentPrince Michael of Kent
04 July 1942
Member of the British royal family
Kim PhilbyKim Philby
01 January 1912
Spy, Journalist

James HewittJames Hewitt
30 April 1958
Military Leaders
Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725
Politician

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl KitchenerHerbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener
24 June 1850
Politician, Diplomat, Engineer, Officer

Kenneth MoreKenneth More
20 September 1914
Actor

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl HaigDouglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
19 June 1861
Politician, Officer
Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of DundonaldThomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
14 December 1775
Politician, Officer
Prince Frederick, Duke of York and AlbanyPrince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
16 August 1763
Priest, Military personnel

Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of TunisHarold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis
10 December 1891
Politician, Officer

Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl WavellArchibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
05 May 1883
Politician, Officer

Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
21 June 1884
Officer
Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl RobertsFrederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts
30 September 1832
Politician, Military personnel

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Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron AmherstJeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
29 January 1717
Colonial administrator, Military personnel

John Vereker, 6th Viscount GortJohn Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort
10 July 1886
Military personnel

Bruce ShandBruce Shand
22 January 1917
Officer

Isaac BrockIsaac Brock
06 October 1769
Officer
Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount AllenbyEdmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby
23 April 1861
Politician, Diplomat, Officer, Philosopher

Edward BraddockEdward Braddock
31 December 1695
military personnel
Hubert GoughHubert Gough
12 August 1870
Military personnel

Eric LomaxEric Lomax
30 May 1919
Writer, Screenwriter

Duke of WellingtonDuke of Wellington
01 May 1769
 
Trafford Leigh-MalloryTrafford Leigh-Mallory
11 July 1892
Officer

Peter ScottPeter Scott
14 September 1909
Ornithologist, Illustrator, Painter, Postage stamp
Florence GreenFlorence Green
19 February 1901
Servicewoman

John Bagot GlubbJohn Bagot Glubb
16 April 1897
Engineer, Officer

Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount WolseleyGarnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley
04 June 1833
Politician, Diplomat, Military personnel

Keith ParkKeith Park
15 June 1892
Aviator, Military personnel

Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount MilnerAlfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner
23 March 1854
Journalist, Diplomat
Guy Carleton, 1st Baron DorchesterGuy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
03 September 1724
 

Colin Campbell, 1st Baron ClydeColin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde
20 October 1792
Officer, Politician

Josh LewseyJosh Lewsey
30 November 1976
Rugby union player

Charles Howard, 1st Earl of NottinghamCharles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham
1536 AD
politician, military personnel
Horace Smith-DorrienHorace Smith-Dorrien
26 May 1858
Autobiographer, Military personnel

George WadeGeorge Wade
1673 AD
military personnel, politician
Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron DowdingHugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding
24 April 1882
 

John MooreJohn Moore
13 November 1761
officer, politician

Ian Standish Monteith HamiltonIan Standish Monteith Hamilton
16 January 1853
Military personnel
Edward SmithEdward Smith
27 January 1850
 

John HawkinsJohn Hawkins
30 November 1532
Privateer
Ernst BuschErnst Busch
06 July 1885
Senior officer

Henry ClintonHenry Clinton
16 April 1730
Officer