WAKEFIELD, Edward Roger
Honours & Awards:
Wednesday, July 13, 1910
Saturday, June 3, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Roll of Honour:
Captain Edward Wakefield was killed whilst attached to 2 Special Service Brigade during an operation involving Nos. 40 and 43RM Commando and Partisan forces, against German forces on the island of Brac.
He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in 1945.
London Gazettes Supp. 36886, page 337.
In 1989 a £300,000 gift to set up scholarships for post-graduate study was made to the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. Mrs. Pricilla Mitchell gave the money in memory of her brother, Capt. Roger Wakefield, a barrister killed in action in Yugoslavia in 1944. Two annual awards will be made to students from Canada, Australia and New Zealand. [CA Newsletter 89].
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