Second Lieutenant LESLIE MAXWELL STEWART Military Cross 117945, 8th Bn., Suffolk Regiment

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Second Lieutenant LESLIE MAXWELL STEWART
    M C

    117945, 8th Bn., Suffolk Regiment
    who died age 22
    on 29 November 1940
    Son of James Guthrie Stewart and Katherine Mary Stewart, of Aston Clinton; husband of Dorothy Gossley Stewart. Head Boy Berkhamsted School.
    Remembered with honour
    BUCKLAND (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD

    "He Led His Men By Example"
     

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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Name Stewart, L M
    Rank: Second Lieutenant
    Regiment: The Suffolk Regiment
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: British Expeditionary Force 1939-40
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 20 August 1940
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=49645&d=1304028068
     

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  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    He would have been with 1 Suffolks prior to the Syme Bn being formed in France. There is no diary for the Syme Bn or Beauman Div.

    Edit:

    There is a diary called S Bn and for the Div its just called HQ. Niether of them appear to mention this incident.
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    No chance of locating where the action he was awarded MC for was then.
    :(
     
  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Thank you
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The S Bn diary which I'm assuming is Syme Bn is written on the back of message forms and has next to nothing regarding info. The HQ one is more detailed but doesn't really mention Syme Bn that I can see. The problem with a lot of 1940 citations is they tend not to say where and when which makes it virtually impossible to figure anything out.
     

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