BRODIE, Alexander Clare Cunningham

Rank: 
Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel)
Regiment/Corps: 
Black Watch
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
53740
Captain Alexander Brodie served in the Middle East Commando. This Commando was short lived and he eventually returned to his Unit [1].
  • 11 July 1944  (Captain)  (5th Bn The Black Watch) awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst commanding 'A' Company during operations at Colombelles, North West France [2][2A].
  • 20 February 1945 (Major) (5th Bn The Black Watch) awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his gallantry and leadership whilst commanding 'D' Company during operations South of Goch (Reichswald) to capture three strongly held positions on the enemy line of communications. Although wounded 4 times he continued to attack until his objective had been captured [3][3A].
  • 31 May 1956 (Lieutenant Colonel) (Temporary Local Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) whilst Military Attache to the British Embassy in Seoul, a post he had held since 1953 [4][4A].
Sources
[1] Commando Association newsletter 102 issued March 1996.
[2] London Gazette 36850, page 5856.
[2A] National Archives file WO373/49/722.
[3] London Gazette 37072, 2451.
[3A] National Archives file WO373/53/738.
[4] London Gazette 40787, page 3105.
[4A] National Archives file WO373/164/24.
 

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