LEICESTER, Bernard William

Known as: 
Jumbo
Rank: 
Brigadier
Unit/Base: 
Special Service Brigade, Group, & Signals
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
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.
[1] +[2] London Gazettes Supp. 36947, page 997.
[Image] Haste to the Battle author Maj. Gen. J.L. Moulton.
 

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