William Slim blue plaque in Birmingham

Field-marshal William SlimViscount Slim of Burma
Freeman of the City 1947
Lived here

Field Marshal William Joseph "Bill" Slim, 1st Viscount Slim KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, DSO, MC, KStJ (6 August 1891 – 14 December 1970) was a British military commander and the 13th Governor-General of Australia. He fought in both the First and Second world wars and was wounded in action thrice. During World War II he led the 14th Army, the so-called "forgotten army" in the Burma campaign. From 1953 to 1959 he was Governor-General of Australia, regarded by many Australians as an authentic war hero who had fought with the Anzacs at Gallipoli.

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