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
William the ConquerorWilliam the Conqueror
1028 AD
King of England

Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell
25 April 1599
Military & Political Leader

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

Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725
British Military Officer

Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-PowellRobert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
22 February 1857
Founder of the Scout Movement
Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl KitchenerHerbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener
24 June 1850
Field Marshal

John Churchill, 1st Duke of MarlboroughJohn Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
26 May 1650
Military Leader
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess CornwallisCharles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
31 December 1738
Former Governor-General of India

Reginald DyerReginald Dyer
09 October 1864
Military Leader

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

Rick RescorlaRick Rescorla
27 May 1939
Army Officer
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

Prince Michael of KentPrince Michael of Kent
04 July 1942
Member of the British royal family

Kim PhilbyKim Philby
01 January 1912
Spy, Journalist
Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of SuffolkCharles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk
1484 AD
James HewittJames Hewitt
30 April 1958
Military Leaders

Kenneth MoreKenneth More
20 September 1914

Myles StandishMyles Standish
1584 AD

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of DundonaldThomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
14 December 1775
Politician, Officer
Thomas GageThomas Gage
1721 AD
Military Officer

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

Arthur PhillipArthur Phillip
11 October 1738
Navy officer

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

Peter Carington, 6th Baron CarringtonPeter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington
06 June 1919
Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount AllenbyEdmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby
23 April 1861
Politician, Diplomat, Officer, Philosopher

Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
21 June 1884
Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron AmherstJeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
29 January 1717
Colonial administrator, Military personnel

Isaac BrockIsaac Brock
06 October 1769

Edward BraddockEdward Braddock
31 December 1695
military personnel
John Vereker, 6th Viscount GortJohn Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort
10 July 1886
Military personnel

Bruce ShandBruce Shand
22 January 1917
Lachlan MacquarieLachlan Macquarie
31 January 1762
Army officer

Keith ParkKeith Park
15 June 1892
Aviator, Military personnel

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

Hubert GoughHubert Gough
12 August 1870
Military personnel

Josh LewseyJosh Lewsey
30 November 1976
Rugby union player
Peter ScottPeter Scott
14 September 1909
Ornithologist, Illustrator, Painter, Postage stamp

Trafford Leigh-MalloryTrafford Leigh-Mallory
11 July 1892

Florence GreenFlorence Green
19 February 1901

Duke of WellingtonDuke of Wellington
01 May 1769
Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount WolseleyGarnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley
04 June 1833
Politician, Diplomat, Military personnel

John Bagot GlubbJohn Bagot Glubb
16 April 1897
Engineer, Officer
Guy Carleton, 1st Baron DorchesterGuy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
03 September 1724

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

Eric LomaxEric Lomax
30 May 1919
Writer, Screenwriter
Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount MilnerAlfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner
23 March 1854
Journalist, Diplomat

Henry IretonHenry Ireton
1611 AD
Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of VimyJulian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy
11 September 1862
Governor General

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

John Hunt, Baron HuntJohn Hunt, Baron Hunt
22 June 1910
Army Officer
Francis YounghusbandFrancis Younghusband
31 May 1863
Army Officer

Charles Howard, 1st Earl of NottinghamCharles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham
1536 AD
politician, military personnel
Frederick MarryatFrederick Marryat
10 July 1792
Naval officer

John ByronJohn Byron
08 November 1723
Navy officer

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
Sean MacStiofainSean MacStiofain
17 February 1928
Military Leader

Ernst BuschErnst Busch
06 July 1885
Senior officer

Henry ClintonHenry Clinton
16 April 1730

Andrew Browne CunninghamAndrew Browne Cunningham
07 January 1883
Naval Officer

Sir Mortimer WheelerSir Mortimer Wheeler
10 September 1890
Sir Wilfred ThesigerSir Wilfred Thesiger
03 June 1910
British explorer

Sir Michael RoseSir Michael Rose
05 January 1940
Military officer
Bertram Home RamsayBertram Home Ramsay
20 January 1883
Navy officer

Hastings Lionel Ismay, Baron IsmayHastings Lionel Ismay, Baron Ismay
21 June 1887
Military Officer

John Dudley, duke of NorthumberlandJohn Dudley, duke of Northumberland
1504 AD