LONG, Donald Bayley

Rank: 
Lieutenant (later Colonel)
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Lancashire Fusiliers & King's Own
Service: 
Army
Number: 
284561
Born: 
Thursday, March 27, 1924
Died : 
Monday, May 17, 2004
Age: 
80
Donald Bayley Long 9 Commando
Lieutenant Donald Long was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations against the enemy held spit of land between Lake Comacchio, Italy, and the Adriatic [1][1A][Citation in Linked Content beow].
  • 28 June 1955 (Captain) (Acting Major) (King's Own) awarded the Territorial Efficiency Decoration [2].
  • 27 March 1958 (King's Own T.A.) promoted Major with seniority from 1 May 1947 [3].
  • 27 March 1962 (King's Own T.A.) promoted Lieutenant Colonel with seniority from 27 May 1960 [4].
  • 1 April 1967 (King's Own T.A.) promoted Colonel [5].
  • June 1967 appointed Officer (Brother) in the Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem [6].
  • June 1975 commissioned Deputy Lieutenant County of Lancashire [7].
  • December 1980 promoted to Knight in the Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem [8].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 37162, page 3494.
[1A] National Archives file WO373/13/19.
[2] London Gazette 40522, page 3731.
[3] London Gazette 41463, page 4877.
[4] London Gazette 42661, page 3507.
[5] London Gazette 44311, page 5455.
[6] London Gazette 44346, page 6814.
[7] London Gazette 46592, page 7290.
[8] London Gazette 48456, page 17522.
[Image ] Adrian Long (son).
 

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