202597 William John CUMPER, MC, MiD, Royal Engineers attached 1 SAS

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    Personal Number: 202597
    Rank: Captain
    Name: William John CUMPER, MC, MiD
    Unit: Royal Engineers attached 1 Special Air Service Regiment

    London Gazette : 30 December 1941
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of distinguished services in the Middle East (including Egypt, East Africa, The Western Desert, The Sudan, Greece, Crete, Syria and Tobruk) during the period February, 1941, to July, 1941:—
    Lt. W. J. Cumper (202597).

    London Gazette : 14 October 1943
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East: —
    The Military Cross.
    Lieutenant (temporary Captain) William John Cumper (202597), Corps of Royal Engineers

    London Gazette : 16 January 1948
    The following officers are awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Military), without gratuity: —
    2nd Lt. (Now T/Maj.) W. J. CUMPER, M.C. (202597).
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    Revered and admired by his peers; Bill Cumper.

    Extracts from "Eastern Approaches", Fitzroy Maclean, published September 1949.

    Always remember, never forget,


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    Extract from "BORN OF THE DESERT" by MALCOLM JAMES ( Malcolm James Pleydell), published by Collins, 1945.

    Of Bill Cumper, and things sandy.

    Kind regards, always,


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    Wartime photo of Bill Cumper when Captain, plus comment (one of many mentions) from Bill Deakins, from;

    "THE LAME ONE "Sod this for a game of Soldiers"".

    Kind regards, always,


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