74679 Brigadier Desmond Howitt GWILLIAM, MBE, MiD, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment

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    Personal Number: 74679
    Rank: Brigadier
    Name: Desmond Howitt GWILLIAM, MBE, MiD
    Unit: Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment,


    London Gazette : 28 January 1938
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34477/page/589/data.pdf
    The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military College, to be 2nd Lts. 27th Jan. 1938:—
    R.W.K.—
    Desmond Howitt GWILLIAM.

    London Gazette : 19 July 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37184/supplement/3732/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy: —
    R.W.K.
    Maj. (temp.) D. H. GWILLIAM (74679).

    London Gazette : 19 January 1946
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37446/supplement/704/data.pdf
    R.W.K.
    The undermentioned Lts. to be Capts.: —
    29th Jan. 1946: —
    War Subs. Capt. D. H. GWILLIAM(74679)

    London Gazette : 26 January 1951
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39132/supplement/473/data.pdf
    R.W.K.
    Capt. D. H. GWILLIAM (74679) to be Maj., 27th Jan. 1951.

    London Gazette : 25 June 1954
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40217/supplement/3819/data.pdf
    The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appoint- ments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st July to 31st December, 1953: —
    To be Additional Members of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:—
    Major Desmond Howitt GWILLIAM (74679), The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

    London Gazette : 27 July 1962
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/42742/supplement/5975/data.pdf
    Queens Own Buffs
    REGULAR ARMY
    Lt.-Col. D. H. GWILLIAM, M.B.E. (74679) to be Supernumerary to Establishment. 28th July 1962

    London Gazette : 15 March 1966
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/43922/supplement/2841/data.pdf
    The undermentioned Cols, to be Brigs on the dates shown:
    D. H. GWILLIAM, M.B.E. (74679), late Inf., 16th Feb. 1966.
     
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    AFM Results Page
    Surname: GWILLIAM
    Forenames/Initials: Desmond Howitt
    Rank: Brig
    Service: Army
    Service Number: 74679
    Regiment/Corps: The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
    Decorations: MBE
    Date of Birth: 23 December 1917
    Age: 48
    Date of Death: 06 June 1966
    Cemetery Name: Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Folkestone, Kent
    Grave Row: M
    Grave Number: 1253
    Included on Armed Forces Memorial: No
    Included on Roll of Honour: Yes


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    Major D.H. Gwilliam 1945
     
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