41440 Major Edward William Harold WORRALL D.S.O. M.C. S.L.I. attached 9th D.L.I.

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  1. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    41440 Major Edward William Harold WORRALL D.S.O. M.C. Somerset Light Infantry
    attached 9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry

    21st November 1907 Taunton Deane, Somerset - 19th December 1981 Seven Ash, Somerset
    R.M.C. Sandhurst; 2Lt. The Somerset Light Infantry 30th August 1928; Lt. 30th August 1931; A.D.C. to the Governor of Bengal 1st November 1933 - 15th September 1936; Captain 1st April 1938; Retired receiving a gratuity, 1st February 1939; Recalled to Service; Captain; temporary Major; attached 9th Bn. Durham Light Infantry.
    Ceased to belong to the Reserve of Officers on account of disability 8th December 1944
    Hon. Major

    Awarded a Military Cross for actions at El Alamein on 2nd November 1942

    Awarded a D.S.O. for actions on 20/21st March 1943 Mareth Line, Tunisia
    Recommended for a Bar to his M.C. by Lt.Col. A.B.S. Clarke O.C. 9th D.L.I. Upgraded to an immediate D.S.O. by Major General J.S. Nichols G.O.C. 50th Division 31st March 1943
    Wounded in action 22nd March 1943
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    Wounded in action Sicily Date not reported
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    Western Morning News 2nd January 1943
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2020
  2. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Great post thank you , many mentions in the book Gateshead Gurkhas . Commanding B Coy at El Alamein , still OC B Coy at Mareth where he was wounded .Moved on the 9th June 1943 to become 2 IC 6 DLI , served in Sicily with that Bn .
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  3. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    According to ‘The Faithful Sixth’ (Moses), Major EWH Worrall, known as ‘Teddy’, was wounded at Primosole Bridge on 17 July 1943.
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