Lord Wavell was the Viceroy and Governor-General of India from 1st October 1943 to 21st February 1947. Lord Wavell was a senior officer of the British Army and served in the Second Boer War, the Bazar Valley Campaign and the Great War where he was wounded in the Second Battle of Ypres. Lord Wavell was the Commander-in-Chief of the Middle East in the Second World War. He led the British forces to victory in western Egypt and eastern Libya during Operation Compass in December 1940. Under the leadership of Lord Wavell, the British forces defeated the Italians in western Egypt. In April 1941 the British forces under Lord Wavell were defeated by the German Army in the Western Desert. Lord Wavell was also part of the North African Campaign and the Pacific War. Lord Wavell expressed that India would become a running sore after the war and will sap the strength of the British Empire.
Born on 5th May 1883 in Colchester, Essex, England as Archibald Percival Wavell, Lord Wavell was the Field Marshal of the British Army. He was also the 1st Earl Wavell and was the member of the House of Lords from 28th July 1943 to 24th May 1950. Lord Wavell served as the Commander-in-Chief in India from July 1941 to June 1943. Lord Wavell served in the British Army from 1901 to 1943. Lord Wavell served in the unit of Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). Lord Wavell was also part of the First World War. Since Lord Wavell was at the rank of Field Marshal, he had commanded several regiments. Lord Wavell had the commands of American-British-Dutch-Australian Command. Lord Wavell was also the head of the Middle East Command, Southern Command and GHQ India. Lord Wavell also had the commands of British Troops Palestine and Trans-Jordan, 2nd Division and the 6th Infantry Command. Lord Wavell retired from service in February 1947. Lord Wavell died at the age of 67 on 24th May 1950 in Westminster, London, England.