William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim

former Governor-General of Australia

1891   -   1970

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: King Edward's School
occupation: politician, military officer
award received: Military Cross, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Chief Commander of the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Order, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George, Legionnaire of Legion of Merit, Commander of the Order of the British Empire
position held: Governor-General of Australia, Member of the House of Lords, Chief of the General Staff

Field Marshal William Joseph Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, (6 August 1891 – 14 December 1970), usually known as Bill Slim, was a British military commander and the 13th Governor-General of Australia. Slim saw active service in both the First and Second World Wars and was wounded in action three times. During the Second World War he led the 14th Army, the so-called "forgotten army" in the Burma campaign. After the war he became the first British officer who had served in the Indian Army to be appointed Chief of the Imperial General Staff. From 1953 to 1959 he was Governor-General of Australia and is regarded by many Australians as an authentic war hero who had fought with the Anzacs at Gallipoli. In the early 1930s, Slim also wrote novels, short stories, and other publications under the pen name Anthony Mills.
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