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Kenneth Anderson

1891 - 1959

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General Sir Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson, (25 December 1891 – 29 April 1959) was a senior British Army officer who saw service in both world wars. He is mainly remembered as the commander of the British First Army during Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa and the subsequent Tunisian campaign which ended with the capture of almost 250,000 Axis soldiers. An outwardly reserved character, he did not court popularity either with his superiors or with the public. His American superior, General Dwight D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenneth Anderson has received more than 28,463 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Kenneth Anderson is the 1,597th most popular military personnel (down from 1,434th in 2019), the 751st most popular biography from India (down from 660th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Indian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Kenneth Anderson ranks 1,597 out of 1,468Before him are Thomas Blamey, Aytaç Yalman, Nathaniel Lyon, John O'Connor, John Sullivan, and Max Horton. After him are Zaza Gogava, Isaac Shelby, Zebulon Pike, William Gott, Richard Myers, and Henry Heth.

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Among people born in 1891, Kenneth Anderson ranks 252Before him are Alfred Lane, Robert Sjursen, Irving Pichel, Irene Rich, Charles Coughlin, and Stanley Spencer. After him are Tullio Bozza, Gene Lockhart, Charlie Buchan, Tim McCoy, Carl W. Stalling, and Robert P. Patterson. Among people deceased in 1959, Kenneth Anderson ranks 185Before him are Frank Vaughn, Nils Granfelt, Eusebio Díaz, George Padmore, Paul Douglas, and Stanley Spencer. After him are Arvi Pohjanpää, James Gleason, Al LeConey, Bruce Harlan, Wayne Morris, and Lal Bokhari.

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Among people born in India, Kenneth Anderson ranks 751 out of 1,493Before him are Kamal Ranadive (1917), Johnny Lever (1957), Sugata Mitra (1952), Amjad Ali Khan (1945), N. R. Narayana Murthy (1946), and Begum Akhtar (1914). After him are Amit Shah (1964), Homai Vyarawalla (1913), V. Shantaram (1901), Jyoti Amge (1993), Fareed Zakaria (1964), and Gauri Khan (1970).


Among military personnels born in India, Kenneth Anderson ranks 12Before him are Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (1832), Orde Wingate (1903), Bipin Rawat (1958), John Frost (1912), Sam Manekshaw (1914), and John Hunt, Baron Hunt (1910). After him are Vikram Batra (1974).