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.
Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister
Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell
25 April 1599
Military & Political Leader

William the ConquerorWilliam the Conqueror
1028 AD
King of England

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
Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-PowellRobert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
22 February 1857
Founder of the Scout Movement

Enoch PowellEnoch Powell
16 June 1912

Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
13 June 1911
Father of Aga Khan IV
Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725
British Military Officer

John Churchill, 1st Duke of MarlboroughJohn Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
26 May 1650
Military Leader
Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl KitchenerHerbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener
24 June 1850
Field Marshal

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl HaigDouglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
19 June 1861
Military Leader

Henry MorganHenry Morgan
24 January 1635
Privateer, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica
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

Rick RescorlaRick Rescorla
27 May 1939
Army Officer
James OglethorpeJames Oglethorpe
22 December 1696
Founder of the colony of Georgia

John French, 1st Earl of YpresJohn French, 1st Earl of Ypres
28 September 1852
British Army Officer
Horatio NelsonHoratio Nelson
29 September 1758

Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of AlameinBernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
17 November 1887
Allied Commander in World War II

James HewittJames Hewitt
30 April 1958
Military Leaders
Prince Michael of KentPrince Michael of Kent
04 July 1942
Member of the British royal family

Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of SuffolkCharles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk
1484 AD
Kim PhilbyKim Philby
01 January 1912
Spy, Journalist

Bruce ShandBruce Shand
22 January 1917

Kenneth MoreKenneth More
20 September 1914
Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of DundonaldThomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
14 December 1775

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Thomas GageThomas Gage
1721 AD
Military Officer
Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of TunisHarold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis
10 December 1891
Politician, Officer

Myles StandishMyles Standish
1584 AD

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

Arthur PhillipArthur Phillip
11 October 1738
Navy officer
John Vereker, 6th Viscount GortJohn Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort
10 July 1886
Military personnel
Edward BraddockEdward Braddock
31 December 1695
military personnel

Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount AllenbyEdmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby
23 April 1861
Politician, Diplomat, Officer, Philosopher

Florence GreenFlorence Green
19 February 1901

William Slim, 1st Viscount SlimWilliam Slim, 1st Viscount Slim
14 December 1891
Military officer
Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
21 June 1884

Peter Carington, 6th Baron CarringtonPeter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington
06 June 1919

Lachlan MacquarieLachlan Macquarie
31 January 1762
Army officer

Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl RobertsFrederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts
30 September 1832
Politician, Military personnel

Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron AmherstJeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
29 January 1717
Colonial administrator, Military personnel
Eric LomaxEric Lomax
30 May 1919
Writer, Screenwriter

Keith ParkKeith Park
15 June 1892
Aviator, Military personnel
Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount WolseleyGarnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley
04 June 1833
Politician, Diplomat, Military personnel

Peter ScottPeter Scott
14 September 1909
Ornithologist, Illustrator, Painter, Postage stamp

John Bagot GlubbJohn Bagot Glubb
16 April 1897
Engineer, Officer
Trafford Leigh-MalloryTrafford Leigh-Mallory
11 July 1892

Hubert GoughHubert Gough
12 August 1870
Military personnel
Henry IretonHenry Ireton
1611 AD

Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount MilnerAlfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner
23 March 1854
Journalist, Diplomat

Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount TrenchardHugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard
03 February 1873
Police Officer

Guy Carleton, 1st Baron DorchesterGuy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
03 September 1724

Charles Grey, 1st Earl GreyCharles Grey, 1st Earl Grey
23 October 1729
Military General
Duke of WellingtonDuke of Wellington
01 May 1769

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

Charles Howard, 1st Earl of NottinghamCharles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham
1536 AD
politician, military personnel

Francis YounghusbandFrancis Younghusband
31 May 1863
Army Officer
Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of VimyJulian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy
11 September 1862
Governor General

Alexander SpotswoodAlexander Spotswood
1676 AD
John Hunt, Baron HuntJohn Hunt, Baron Hunt
22 June 1910
Army Officer

Horace Smith-DorrienHorace Smith-Dorrien
26 May 1858
Autobiographer, Military personnel

Sir James Outram, 1st BaronetSir James Outram, 1st Baronet
29 January 1803
John ByronJohn Byron
08 November 1723
Navy officer

Frederick MarryatFrederick Marryat
10 July 1792
Naval officer
Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of HungerfordCharles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford
21 May 1893
Senior military officer

Josh LewseyJosh Lewsey
30 November 1976
Rugby union player

Percy HobartPercy Hobart
14 June 1885
Military Engineer
Henry ShrapnelHenry Shrapnel
03 June 1761

William ShirleyWilliam Shirley
02 December 1694
Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of SandwichEdward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich
27 July 1625

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount HillRowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill
11 August 1772
Military Officer

Henry Maitland WilsonHenry Maitland Wilson
05 September 1881
Field marshal

William Stephen Raikes HodsonWilliam Stephen Raikes Hodson
19 March 1821
Military officer
William Beresford, 1st Viscount BeresfordWilliam Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford
02 October 1768
Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount HardingeHenry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge
30 March 1785
Former Governor-General of India

John BenbowJohn Benbow
10 March 1653

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron HawkeEdward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke
21 February 1705
Navy Admiral

Lord Charles BeresfordLord Charles Beresford
10 February 1846
Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st BaronetSir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet
05 April 1810
Army Officer

Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron DowdingHugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding
24 April 1882

George WadeGeorge Wade
1673 AD
military personnel, politician

Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount GoughHugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough
03 November 1779

John Harding, 1st Baron Harding of PethertonJohn Harding, 1st Baron Harding of Petherton
10 February 1896
Military officer
Robert McClureRobert McClure
28 January 1807

Edward BoscawenEdward Boscawen
19 August 1711
Watkin TenchWatkin Tench
06 October 1758
Marine Officer

F. W. WinterbothamF. W. Winterbotham
16 April 1897
Air Force Officer
Ian Standish Monteith HamiltonIan Standish Monteith Hamilton
16 January 1853
Military personnel
Frederick E. MorganFrederick E. Morgan
05 February 1894
Senior Officer