31864 Francis Godfrey Bertram ARKWRIGHT, DSO, MC, 12 Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps: 01/07/1942

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    Personal Number: 31864
    Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel
    Name: Francis Godfrey Bertram ARKWRIGHT, DSO, MC
    Units: 12 Royal Lancers; CO, 4 County of London Yeomanry


    London Gazette : 30 January 1925
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33016/page/685/data.pdf
    The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military College, to be 2nd Lts. 29th Jan. 1925:—
    12th L.—Francis Godfrey Bertram Arkwright.

    London Gazette : 1 July 1932
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33842/supplement/4301/data.pdf
    CAVALRY.
    Lt. F. G. B. Arkwright is secd, for duty with the Sudan Def. Force. 8th June 1932.

    London Gazette : 17 July 1934
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34070/page/4592/data.pdf
    CAVALRY.
    12th L.—Lt. F. G. B. Arkwright to be Adjt. vice Lt. K. E. Savill, and to be Capt. under the provisions of Art. 118, Royal Warrant for Pay and Promotion, 1931. 15th June 1934.

    London Gazette : 15 June 1937
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34408/page/3857/data.pdf
    12th L.—.Capt. F. G. B. Arkwright is restd. to the estabt. 15th June 1937.

    London Gazette : 18 October 1940
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34973/supplement/6109/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the undermentioned awards, for gallant and distinguished services in the field: —
    The Military Cross.
    Captain Francis Godfrey Bertram Arkwright, Royal Armoured Corps (Lancers)

    London Gazette : 27 January 1942
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35438/supplement/493/data.pdf
    ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS.
    The undermentioned Capts. to be Majs. : —
    29th Jan. 1942:—
    12th L.
    F. G. B. Arkwright, M.C. (31864).

    London Gazette : 13 August 1942
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35665/page/3543/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East: —
    The Distinguished Service Order.
    Major (temporary Lieutenant-Colonel) Francis Godfrey Bertram Arkwright, M.C. (31864), 12 th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's), Royal Armoured Corps (since killed in action).
     
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    Reference: WO 373/20/13
    Name Arkwright, Francis Godfrey Bertram
    Rank: Major
    Service No: 31864
    Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
    Award: Distinguished Service Order
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 13 August 1942

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    Casualty Details | CWGC
    LIEUTENANT COLONEL FRANCIS GODFREY BERTRAM ARKWRIGHT
    Service Number: 31864
    Regiment & Unit/Ship: Royal Armoured Corps, 12th Royal Lancers
    Awards: Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross
    Date of Death: Died 01 July 1942
    Age 37 years old
    Buried or commemorated at ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
    Memorial Reference: Column 19.
    Location: Egypt
    Additional Info: Son of Bertram and Grace Arkwright; husband of Joyce Nancy Evelyn Arkwright, of Newtownbarry, Co. Wexford, Irish Republic.
     
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