4 Special Service Brigade

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BUTLER, George Albert

The exact circumstances of the death of Marine George Butler are not known to this archive. He is listed on both the Westminster Abbey ROH and on the CWGC database Grave Registration Report (Finals) as 4 Special Service Brigade HQ. The Westminster Abbey ROH database additionally states killed in action.

LEICESTER, Bernard William

Brigadier Bernard Leicester DSO
Brigadier Bernard William 'Jumbo' Leicester commanded 4 Special Service Brigade. He was awarded the DSO for  gallant and distinguished service during the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy and during the advance to the River Seine [1].
  • Awarded a Bar to the D.S.O. for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren [2].
Sources
[1] +[2] National Archives file WO 373/47/35.

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