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.
William the ConquerorWilliam the Conqueror
1028 AD
King of England
Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell
25 April 1599
Military & Political Leader

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

Benedict ArnoldBenedict Arnold
14 January 1741
American Revolutionary War General

Charles Edward StuartCharles Edward Stuart
31 December 1720
Military Leader

Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister
Enoch PowellEnoch Powell
16 June 1912

Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725
British Military Officer

Jack ChurchillJack Churchill
16 September 1906
Military Leader
Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
13 June 1911
Father of Aga Khan IV

William BlighWilliam Bligh
09 September 1754
Military Leader
Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl KitchenerHerbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener
24 June 1850
Field Marshal

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess CornwallisCharles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
31 December 1738
Former Governor-General of India

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

Charles George GordonCharles George Gordon
28 January 1833
British soldier and Administrator

John Churchill, 1st Duke of MarlboroughJohn Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
26 May 1650
Military Leader
John Graves SimcoeJohn Graves Simcoe
25 February 1752
First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada

Reginald DyerReginald Dyer
09 October 1864
Military Leader

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

Lawrence OatesLawrence Oates
17 March 1880
British Officer
Rick RescorlaRick Rescorla
27 May 1939
Army Officer

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

Horatio NelsonHoratio Nelson
29 September 1758

John French, 1st Earl of YpresJohn French, 1st Earl of Ypres
28 September 1852
British Army Officer
Kim PhilbyKim Philby
01 January 1912
Spy, Journalist

James HewittJames Hewitt
30 April 1958
Military Leaders
Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of SuffolkCharles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk
1484 AD

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and StrathearnPrince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
02 November 1767
Military officer

Prince Louis of BattenbergPrince Louis of Battenberg
24 May 1854
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and StrathearnPrince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
01 May 1850
Military officer

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Kenneth MoreKenneth More
20 September 1914
Edmund the MartyrEdmund the Martyr
0841 AD

Sir Arthur Harris, 1st BaronetSir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet
13 April 1892
Military officer

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of DundonaldThomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
14 December 1775

Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of TunisHarold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis
10 December 1891
Politician, Officer
Thomas GageThomas Gage
1721 AD
Military Officer
Prince Adolphus, Duke of CambridgePrince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge
24 February 1774

Arthur PhillipArthur Phillip
11 October 1738
Navy officer

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

Bruce ShandBruce Shand
22 January 1917
Prince William, Duke of CumberlandPrince William, Duke of Cumberland
26 April 1721
Military commander

William Slim, 1st Viscount SlimWilliam Slim, 1st Viscount Slim
14 December 1891
Military officer

Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
21 June 1884

Hugh DowdingHugh Dowding
24 April 1882
Air Chief Marshal

John Vereker, 6th Viscount GortJohn Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort
10 July 1886
Military personnel
Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount AlanbrookeAlan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke
23 July 1883
Military Officer

Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount AllenbyEdmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby
23 April 1861
Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron AmherstJeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
29 January 1717
Colonial administrator, Military personnel

Myles StandishMyles Standish
1584 AD

Hereward the WakeHereward the Wake
1035 AD
Isaac BrockIsaac Brock
06 October 1769
Military Officer

John Jellicoe, 1st Earl JellicoeJohn Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe
05 December 1859
Royal Navy officer
0015 AD
Military Commander

Henry HavelockHenry Havelock
05 April 1795
Military personnel

Lachlan MacquarieLachlan Macquarie
31 January 1762
Army officer

Edward BraddockEdward Braddock
31 December 1695
military personnel

Eric LomaxEric Lomax
30 May 1919
Writer, Screenwriter
Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron FreybergBernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg
21 March 1889
Military General

Humphrey, Duke of GloucesterHumphrey, Duke of Gloucester
03 October 1390
Military Leader

Simon Fraser, 11th Lord LovatSimon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat
05 January 1667
Military Leader

Florence GreenFlorence Green
19 February 1901
Trafford Leigh-MalloryTrafford Leigh-Mallory
11 July 1892

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

Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl RobertsFrederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts
30 September 1832
Military General

Robert, 1st Earl of GloucesterRobert, 1st Earl of Gloucester
1090 AD
Military chief
Charles James NapierCharles James Napier
10 August 1782
Military General

Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron IronsideEdmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside
06 May 1880
Military Officer
Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount TrenchardHugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard
03 February 1873
Police Officer

Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of BuckinghamHumphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham
30 November 1402

James FitzJames, 1st Duke of BerwickJames FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick
21 August 1670
Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount MilnerAlfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner
23 March 1854

Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of HastingsFrancis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings
09 December 1754
Miles DempseyMiles Dempsey
15 December 1896
Senior officer

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

John Bagot GlubbJohn Bagot Glubb
16 April 1897
Military General

Richard Howe, 1st Earl HoweRichard Howe, 1st Earl Howe
08 April 1726
Naval officer
Samuel Hoare, 1st Viscount TemplewoodSamuel Hoare, 1st Viscount Templewood
24 February 1880
Duke of WellingtonDuke of Wellington
01 May 1769

Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of GraftonHenry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton
28 September 1663

John DillJohn Dill
25 December 1881
Senior officer

John ByronJohn Byron
08 November 1723
Navy officer
Charles Howard, 1st Earl of NottinghamCharles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham
1536 AD
politician, military personnel

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

Henry IretonHenry Ireton
1611 AD

Hubert GoughHubert Gough
12 August 1870
Military personnel

Josh LewseyJosh Lewsey
30 November 1976
Rugby union player
Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of VimyJulian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy
11 September 1862
Governor General

Richard GrenvilleRichard Grenville
15 June 1542
Naval commander
John Hunt, Baron HuntJohn Hunt, Baron Hunt
22 June 1910
Army Officer

Charles Grey, 1st Earl GreyCharles Grey, 1st Earl Grey
23 October 1729
Military General
Percy HobartPercy Hobart
14 June 1885
Military Engineer
Francis YounghusbandFrancis Younghusband
31 May 1863
Army Officer