DE JONGHE, Arthur Jules Charles Baudoin

Title: 
Vicomte
Rank: 
Captain (later Major)
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
General List
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
229494
Born: 
Thursday, April 30, 1903
Arthur de Jonghe 10 Commando
Arthur de Jonghe
Temporary Captain Vicomte Arthur de Jonghe, a French speaking Belgian national, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was a Liaison Officer embarked on board motor launch ML446 and was evacuated back to the UK after the operation [1]
  • Captain De Jonghe is listed in the Personnel Files of the S.O.E [2].
  • February 1943 serving as the Demolition Officer at the Commando Basic Training Centre [3].
  • July 1944 listed as No.10(IA) Commando, Field Security Officer (FSO) of 1 Special Service Brigade [4].
  • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service attached to 1 Special Service Brigade HQ during operations in North West Europe [5].
  • 1947 announcement of award of the Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of distinguished servce in the cause of the Allies [6].
  • Post war Belgian representative of the Commando Association. His death was announced to members in their September 1968  newsletter [7].
Sources
[1] St Nazaire Society website.
[2] Personnel Files of the Special Operations Executive ref. National Archives file HS 9/810/7.
[3]  Image and detail in CVA Gallery ref. III-SC 180098, The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
[4] 1 Special Service Brigade HQ War Diary 1944.
[5] London Gazette 37595, page 2736.
[5] National Archives file WO373/102/182.
[6] London Gazette 38122, page 5354.
[7] Commando Association newsletter 47.
 

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