Officers Record of Service Book (Army Book 439)

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  1. AB64

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    MURRAY McCALLUM TELFORD 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars
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    Photos restored - I've a few more to add that I'll get too soon, I should also add information rather than just having photos
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    I've added a brief note below each - not a great deal I can add to them at the moment - I think I have another 9 to add when I get a chance
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    John Charles BRETT 5559 of the 10th Baluch, he had served as 5331657 in the Berkshire Regiment and prior to that in WW1 he was with the Middlesex Regiment and RFC, he was promoted in April 1942
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    187764 John Desmond BROOKS of the Cameronians,
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    142580 Ian Stuart Rae BRUCE of 3rd Scots Guards, he was wounded 16/2/45 but remained at duty - he was awarded an MC (citation attached)

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    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: John Charles Brett
    Death Age: 77
    Birth Date: 19 Aug 1900
    Registration Date: Jun 1978
    Registration district: Plymouth
    Inferred County: Devon
    Volume: 21
    Page: 1716

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    Thomas Andrew BRUIN EC6682 who initially served in the Lovat Scouts before being promoted in the Indian Army with the 7/10th Baluch Regiment. He was wounded 26/5/44. I was lucky enough to find his obituary on Ancestry (see attached) which gives a good bit of info on his service

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    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: John Desmond Brooks
    Death Age: 55
    Birth Date: 10 Nov 1920
    Registration Date: Mar 1976
    Registration district: Radnorshire West
    Inferred County: Powys
    Volume: 26
    Page: 0298

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    UK, Recommendations for Honours and Awards Index, 1935-1990
    Name: Ian Stuart Rae Bruce
    Publication Date: 11 Oct 1945
    Rank: Lieutenant, Temporary Captain
    Service Number: P/142580
    Regiment or Unit: 3 Tank Battalion Scots Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North West Europe 1944-1945
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of Action or Award: 1945
    URL: http://discovery.nationalarchi...

    Recommendation for Award for Bruce, Ian Stuart Rae Rank: Lieutenant, Temporary... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 373/55/106
    Name Bruce, Ian Stuart Rae
    Rank: Lieutenant, Temporary Captain
    Service No: P/142580
    Regiment: 3 Tank Battalion Scots Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North West Europe 1944-45
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 11 October 1945
    Folio: 167-168
    Date: 1945
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Ian S R Bruce
    Death Age: 60
    Birth Date: abt 1907
    Registration Date: Sep 1967
    Registration district: Uckfield
    Inferred County: Sussex
    Volume: 5h
    Page: 515

    Its possible he was born in India - but I cannot access records
    India, Select Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947
    Jan Stuart Rae Bruce (Assume name is Ian and not Jan)

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    Michael Conrad Greer FRY 423176 who was Commissioned 1952, he seemed to go to Korea shortly after the Armistice with 5th RTR
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    Walton Holmes LINDSAY P271169, he had been 13040753 initially Pioneer Corps then RAOC, his commission was in the RE - I believe he was with Force 135 liberating the Channel Islands

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    James Eric LUGG P/271170 who had been 1953549 before his commission in the RE (notice his officer number is the next one up from Lindsay above)

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    Walter Jeenss TOWNSEND 115302 of the Welch Regiment - he had served in WW1 as 9417 then 3948054 (also in the Welch)
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    William MACGILLIVRAY of the Gordon Highlanders
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    Henry William Morgan POTTER of the 6th Middlesex, he was wounded 9/11/16 - I believe early in the Somme offensive he tool temporary command of 1st Battalion - late 1916 he was awarded the MC, citation "For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led the second wave of the attack with great courage and initiative under intense fire. Later, he established and maintained his position under very trying circumstances" I'm not sure which attack this relates to, if it was part of the Somme battle.
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    Cecil Adam SMELLIE of the Royal West Kents (medical records on findmypast mention 1st, 2nd and 3rd so no idea who he was with) - he arrived in France 18/9/16 but wasn't in action long as he was wounded 20/10/16 suffering a shrapnel wound to his arm and wrist which resulted in amputation of his left arm. He continued to serve as ADC to Major General Sir Herbert Mullaly in the Thames and Medway Garrison
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    The latest pickup - John Penry Garnons Worlledge, originally RE then RCOS - he served in France and Flanders as well as in Southern Russia - he was made OBE and twice Mentioned in Despatches - at Loos on 30/9/15 he was badly wounded when he was leading a part of Sappers forward for a work detail which unfortunately coincided with a German Counter Attack. He served in various duties between the wars and at the start of WW2 he was given command of the Radio Security Service a branch of M.I.8 responsible for monitoring illicit radio traffic from the UK from spies, his team had some success in code breaking (outdoing Bletchley by the look of it) and he managed to get into a bit of bother - the unit was then put under command of M.I.6 - he retired due to ill health in 1942.

    His medals were sold a few years ago and the listing gives a more details write up of his service Lot 778, Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (27 & 28 September 2016) | Dix Noonan Webb
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  20. timuk

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    From the London Gazette:


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