George Lyndon Carpenter
(20 June 1872 – 9 April
1948) was the 5th General
of The Salvation Army
in Raymond Terrace, Australia, and became an
officer of the Army in
For the first 18 years of his officership, he worked
in property, training and literary work in Australia.
He and Ensign Minnie Rowell
married in 1899. She wrote such books as Notable Officers of The
of the Flag
, among others.
In 1911, George was called up to International
. He became the literary secretary of The Salvation
Army under General Bramwell Booth
served in this role until 1927. From 1927 to 1933, he was called
back for further service in Australia, to take over the ranks as
Chief Secretary of Australia Eastern Territory. In 1933, he became
South America East Territorial Commander. In 1937, he became
Territorial Commander of Canada, and served
at that post until he was elected General by the High Council in
His term in office as the General of The Salvation Army was during
some trying times. World War II
going on in Europe
, but he was a strong
leader. He retired as General 26 June 1946.
His books include Keep
the Trumpets Sounding
and Banners and Adventures
General George Carpenter died at the age of 75.