1955 Brigadier Gerald Waldon Browne TARLETON, CBE, DSO, MC*, MiD***, Border Regiment

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    Personal Number:1955
    Rank: Brigadier
    Name: Gerald Waldon Browne TARLETON, CBE, DSO, MC*, MiD***
    Unit: Royal Dublin Fusiliers ; Border Regiment

    London Gazette : 7 August 1914
    The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military Academy and Royal Military College, to be Second Lieutenants: —
    The Royal Dublin Fusiliers,
    Gerald Waldon Browne Tarleton.

    London Gazette : 1 January 1916
    SIR, In accordance with the last paragraph of my Despatch of the 15th October, 1915, I have the honour to bring to notice the names of those whom I recommend for gallant and distinguished service in the field.
    I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient servant, J. D.P. FRENCH, Field-Marshal, Commanding-in-Chief The British Army in France.
    Tarleton, Lieutenant G. W. B.

    London Gazette : 21 April 1917
    The following are among the Decorations and medals awarded by the Allied Powers at various dates to the British Forces for distinguished services rendered during the course of the campaign:—
    His Majesty the King has given unrestricted permission in all cases to wear the Decorations and medals in question: —
    Decorations and Medals conferred by
    (In recognitionof services during the operations in Serbia m November and December, 1915.)
    Order of the White Eagle, 5th Class.
    Lieutenant Gerald Waldon Browne Tarleton, M.C., Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

    London Gazette : 7 August 1918
    G.S.Os., 3rd Grade.—
    Capt. G. W. B. Tarleton, M.C., R. Dub. Fus., and to be secd., vice temp. Capt. C. N. Ambrose, R.E. 15th June 1918.

    London Gazette : 22 May 1919
    Brig.-Maj.—Capt. G. W. B. Tarleton, M.C., R. Dub. Fus., vice temp. Maj. A. H. Waton, M.C., Gen. List. 8th Mar. 1919

    London Gazette : 4 July 1941
    The undermentioned promotions are made: —
    The undermentioned Lt.-Cols. & Bt. Lt.- Col. to be Cols.:—
    (Actg. Brig.) G. W. B. Tarleton, M.C. (1955), late Border R., ist June 1941, with seniority loth Dec. 1940.

    London Gazette : 8 July 1943
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in East Africa and Madagascar :—
    Commands and Staff.
    Brig, (temp.) G. W. B. Tarleton, M.C. (1955), late Border R.

    London Gazette : 5 August 1943
    The-KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Persia-Iraq: —
    Commands and Staff.
    Brig, (temp.) G. W. B. Tarleton, M.C. (1955), late Inf.

    London Gazette : 21 October 1943
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Sicily: —
    The Distinguished Service Order.
    Brigadier (temporary) Gerald Waldon Browne Tarleton, M.C. (1955), late The Border Regiment

    London Gazette : 9 November 1944
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field : —
    Commands and Staff.
    Brig, (temp.) G. W. B. Tarleton, D.S.O., M.C. (1955). late Inf.

    London Gazette : 1 January 1946
    The undermentioned are retained on the Active List (supern.), 31st Dec. 1945: —
    Col (temp. Brig.) G. W. B. TARLETON, C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C. (1955).

    London Gazette : 18 January 1952
    Col. (Hon. Brig.) G. W. B. TARLETON, C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C. (1955), late Inf., having attained the age limit of liability to recall ceases to belong to the Res. of Offrs., 2nd Dec. 1951.
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    • Brigadier Gerald Weldon Browne TARLETON b. 02.12.1893 Agra, India d. 19.08.1955 Harrogate, Yorks.: Tarleton - Mardon Family History
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    • "Brigadier Tarleton’s decorations comprise Commander of the British Empire (1945), Distinguished Service Order (immediate award Sicily), Military Cross with Bar, 1914 Star, British War Medal, the Victory Medal with M.I.D., Indian General Service Medal with the Bar Waziristan (MID), a 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star (1945), 1939-45 War Medal with M.I.D., the Order of the White Eagle of Serbia, the USA Bronze Star and the Belgium Red Cross Medal First Class (1945). This outstanding group of medals has an estimate of £5,000-£6,000.
      Gerald Waldon Browne Tarleton was born on 2 December 1893 and at the outbreak of the First World War was commissioned into the Dublin Fusiliers as a Second Lieutenant. A keen sportsman, he played tennis for Hampshire and the Army and was a follower of cricket at Headingley.
      During the Great War he saw action in France and Belgium, Gallipoli, the Balkans and Germany. He was awarded the Military Cross twice (the first was an immediate award in 1915, the second in 1918), having meanwhile received the Order of the White Eagle of Serbia in 1917. When the Dublin Fusiliers were disbanded he transferred to the Border Regiment as their Adjutant.
      In the inter-war years he saw service in the UK, Malta, Burma and China and held various staff and brigade appointments in India.
      He was promoted to Substantive Captain in 1917, Major in 1931 and Lieutenant Colonel in 1937. In 1937 he commanded the 2nd Battalion, The Border Regiment, and was posted to India until the outbreak of the Second World War when he was ordered back to the UK.
      In 1940 he was promoted to Colonel with the rank of acting Brigadier and took command of the 17th Infantry Brigade, part of the 5th Infantry Division. He sailed in 1942 with the 5th Infantry Division for India, but was subsequently diverted to take part in the Madagascar operations with Command Force 121. After these operations he rejoined the 5th Infantry Division in India and took part in their operations in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Palestine and Egypt carrying out assault landings and operations in Sicily.
      Handing over the command of the 17th Infantry Brigade, he returned to the UK and in 1944 was appointed Brigadier Liaison at HQ 2nd Army and went with them to the beaches at Normandy. The following year saw him in action in France and Belgium where he took command of the Brussels Garrison. Brigadier Tarleton retired from the Army in 1947 when he took up the position of Secretary for the Yorkshire Brewers Association. He died in 1955 at the age of 62, at his home in Harrogate, North Yorkshire."
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    Military Cross citation
    London Evening Standard 5th July 1915
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    I wonder if this brave man, who fought in both world wars, is a relative of Banastre Tarleton, a British army officer, who was hated and feared by patriots in the southern states during the American Revolution? That officer became a baronet, it a very quick read it appears his title died within the family at some stage.

    See: Banastre Tarleton (U.S. National Park Service) and:Banastre Tarleton - Wikipedia

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