52592 William Richard De Bacquencourt DES VOEUX, MiD*, Grenadier Gds & CO 156 Bn Para Regt: 20/07/19

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  1. dbf

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    Personal Number: 52592 (LG); 52952 (CWGC online record, but Concentration reports concur with LG)
    Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel
    Name: Sir William Richard De Bacquencourt Des VOEUX, MiD*
    Unit: Grenadier Guards; OC 156th Bn Parachute Regiment


    London Gazette : 5 February 1937
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34368/page/789/data.pdf
    FOOT GUARDS.
    Gren. G'ds.—
    Lt. W. R. de B. des Voeux to be Adjt. vice Capt. H. R. H. Davies. 4th Feb.
    1937.

    London Gazette : 29 August 1939
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34660/page/5916/data.pdf
    FOOT GUARDS.
    Gren. G'ds.—
    The undermentioned Lts. to be Capts. 27th Aug. 1939: —
    W. R. de B. des Voeux.

    London Gazette : 24 August 1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36668/supplement/3931/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy : —
    Foot Guards.
    Gren. G'ds.
    Maj. (temp. Lt.-Col.) Sir W . R. de B. Des Voeux (52592).

    London Gazette : 20 September 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37274/supplement/4684/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at Arnhem: —
    Foot Guards.
    Gren. G'ds.
    Lt.-Col. (temp.) Sir William R. de B. des VOEUX, Bt. (52592).
     
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    Lieutenant Colonel (9th Bart) DES VOEUX, Sir WILLIAM RICHARD De B.
    CO of 156 PARA
    Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery

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    The son in Law of Lt Col John Elkington DSO of the Warwickshire Regiment, cashiered for the St Quentin incident, but redeemed his honour after his gallentry in action as a 49 year old Legionnaire in the French Foreigh legion on Vimy Ridge. White feathers stuff.
     
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    Casualty Details | CWGC

    LIEUTENANT COLONEL Sir WILLIAM RICHARD De B. DES VOEUX
    Service Number: 52952
    Regiment & Unit: Grenadier Guards, Cdg. 156th Bn. The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
    Awards: Twice Mentioned in Despatches
    Date of Death: Died 20 September 1944
    Age 32 years old
    Buried or commemorated at ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY
    Grave Reference: 6. C. 10.
    Location : Netherlands
    Additional Info: 9th Baronet. Son of Lt.-Col. Henry John Des Voeux, O.B.E., and Dorothy Gladys Des Voeux; husband of Lady Des Voeux (nee Elkington), of Adbury Holt, Newbury, Berkshire.
    Personal Inscription: "ALTIORA IN VOTIS" HIGHER THINGS ARE AMONG OUR WISHES

    From
     
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  9. Guy Hudson

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    'Some Crisis-Week Promotions'
    The Bystander 6th September 1939
     
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