5412 Lieutenant-Colonel Montagu Reaney CHIDSON, DSO, MBE, MiD, Royal Artillery

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    Personal Number: 5412
    Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel
    Name: Montagu Reaney CHIDSON, DSO, MBE, MiD
    Unit: Royal Artillery

    London Gazette : 9 August 1912
    The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets from the Royal Military Academy to be Second Lieutenants. Dated 19th July, 1912:—
    Montagu Reaney Chidson.

    London Gazette : 2 January 1920
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    Lt. M. R. Chidson, Adj., to be Capt. 25th Sept. 1919, with seniority from 8th Aug. 1915, and precedence next above E. N. Aston, M.C.

    London Gazette : 30 January 1920
    His Majesty the KINO has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of valuable services rendered whilst prisoners of war or interned, which have been brought to notice in accordance with the terms of Army Order 193 of 1919. To be dated 5th May, 1919 : —
    To be Members of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:—
    Lt. Montagu Reaney Chidson, R.A.

    London Gazette : 20 December 1940
    The KING nas been pleased to approve of the undermentioned awards in recognition of gallantry in France and Flanders : —
    Lieutenant-Colonel MONTAGU REANEY CHIDSON, M.B.E., late Royal Artillery.

    London Gazette : 29 April 1941
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned for distinguished services in the field: —
    Commands and Staff.
    Chidson, Lt.-Col. M. R., D.S.O., M.B.E. (5412) Empld. List.

    London Gazette : 16 January 1948
    The KING has been pleased to grant unrestricted permission for the wearing of the following decorations which have been conferred on the under- mentioned personnel in recognition of distinguished services in the cause of the Allies:—
    Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau with Swords.
    Lieutenant-Colonel Montague Reandey CHIDSON (17912), Royal Regiment of Artillery.
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    Recommendation for Award for Chidson, Montague Reaney Rank: Lieutenant Colonel ... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 373/16/272
    Name Chidson, Montague Reaney
    Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    Regiment: Royal Artillery
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: British Expeditionary Force 1939-40
    Award: Distinguished Service Order
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 20 December 1940

    On May 12 information reached us that an extremely important collection of industrial diamonds were located in AMSTERDAM.
    Despite the fact that this Officer is on the German Black List, he insisted on going over himself.
    He proceeded to AMSTERDAM where he remained for some 24 hours, during which time there was considerable street fighting and Fifth Column activity in the town. He brought out the whole of the industrial Diamond stock and thus prevented the Germans from obtaining an extremely important source of industrial activity.
    His action would by itself have won a recommendation for an award but considered in the light of the certainty of his fate if caught by the Gestapo, he displayed courage of a very high order.

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    Lt. Col. Montagu Reaney CHIDSON, DSO, MBE, MiD
    13th April 1893 - 4Q 1957 Surrey Northern, Surrey aged 64
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    2nd Lt. M.R. CHIDSON 16 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
    Posted 16 Squadron 5.2.1915
    Posted as missing 28.2.1915


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    Lt. Col. Montagu Reaney CHIDSON, DSO, MBE, MiD
    13th April 1893 - 4Q 1957 Surrey Northern, Surrey aged 64
    Educated R,M.A. Woolwich
    2nd Lt. Royal Artillery 19.7.1912
    Seconded Flying Officer Royal Flying Corps 19.10.1914 - 31.3.1918
    Lt. 9.6.1915
    Seconded to the Air Ministry for service with R.A.F. 1.4.1918 - 23.3.1919
    Served in Flanders and France 7.2.1915 - 28.2.1915
    Pow and M.B.E. Londoon Gazette 30.1.1920 Lt. R.A.
    "In recognition of valuable services rendered whilst prisoner of war or interned, which brought to notice in accordance with terms of Army Order 193 9f 1919 to be dated 5th May 1919"
    Captain 25.9.1919 (Sen. 8.8.1916)
    Adjutant 8.10.1919 - 7.1.1920
    Spec. Employed War Office 30.7.1921 - 27.7.1924
    Adjutant 12.9.1924 - 31.10.1926
    Staff Captain Gibraltar 13.11.1926 - 31.5.1930
    Major 1.6.1930
    Seconded for service under the Foreign Office 1.10.1931
    Lt.Col. (Empld. List) 22.11.1938
    Spec. Employed 1.9.1939 - 13.7.1941 (D.S.O. and M.I.D. london Gazette 29.4.1941)
    Commandant Divisional School 14.7.1941 - 15.1.1943
    GSO1 16.1.1943 - 7.6.1944
    720th Provincial Det.
    Retired on retd. pay 26.4.1946
    Died 1957
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