Lieutenant-General Sir Oliver William Hargreaves Leese, 3rd Baronet KCB, CBE, DSO (27 October 1894 – 22 January 1978) was a senior British Army officer who saw distinguished active service during both World War I and World War II. During the Second World War he commanded XXX Corps in the Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943, serving under General Sir Bernard Montgomery, and later commanded the Eighth Army in the Italian Campaign throughout most of 1944.

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  • Lieutenant-General Sir Oliver William Hargreaves Leese, 3rd Baronet KCB, CBE, DSO (27 October 1894 – 22 January 1978) was a senior British Army officer who saw distinguished active service during both World War I and World War II. During the Second World War he commanded XXX Corps in the Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943, serving under General Sir Bernard Montgomery, and later commanded the Eighth Army in the Italian Campaign throughout most of 1944. (en)
  • Lieutenant General Sir Oliver William Hargreaves Leese, 3rd Baronet, (27 October 1894 – 22 January 1978) was a senior British Army officer who saw distinguished active service during both the world wars. He is most notable during the Second World War for commanding XXX Corps in North Africa and Sicily, serving under General Sir Bernard Montgomery, before going on to command the Eighth Army in the Italian Campaign throughout most of 1944. (en)
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  • 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division(1941)
  • 1st Battalion,Coldstream Guards(1936–38)
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  • XXX Corps(1942–43)
  • Allied Land Forces South-East Asia(1944–45)
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  • Lieutenant-General Sir Oliver William Hargreaves Leese, 3rd Baronet KCB, CBE, DSO (27 October 1894 – 22 January 1978) was a senior British Army officer who saw distinguished active service during both World War I and World War II. During the Second World War he commanded XXX Corps in the Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943, serving under General Sir Bernard Montgomery, and later commanded the Eighth Army in the Italian Campaign throughout most of 1944. (en)
  • Lieutenant General Sir Oliver William Hargreaves Leese, 3rd Baronet, (27 October 1894 – 22 January 1978) was a senior British Army officer who saw distinguished active service during both the world wars. He is most notable during the Second World War for commanding XXX Corps in North Africa and Sicily, serving under General Sir Bernard Montgomery, before going on to command the Eighth Army in the Italian Campaign throughout most of 1944. (en)
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