WESLEY, Edward Alfred Wellesley

Rank: 
Lieutenant (later Captain)
Regiment/Corps: 
Gordon Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
2889509 & 305003
Honours & Awards: 
Edward Arthur Wellesley Wesley SBS
Corporal Edward Wesley serving at the time in 2 S.B.S. was granted an immediate emergency commission  and appointed 2/Lieutenant on the 6th December 1943 [1]. He was retained within 2 S.B.S. and then proceeded overseas to Supreme Allied Command, South East Asia (S.A.C.S.E.A.) [2].
 
He was awarded the M.C. [3] whilst a Lieutenant attached to 'B' Group Special Boat Section, Small Operations Group, in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during patrols on the River Irrawaddy at Paattukku on the night of 20/21 February 1945 [4].
 
Lieutenant Wesley relinquished his commission on 27 April  1955 and was granted the honorary rank of Captain [5].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 36313, page 79.
[2] 2 SBS memorandum of timeline [read below].
[3] London Gazette Supp. 37138, page 3238.
[4] National Archives file WO 373/ 38/27.
[5] London Gazette Supp. 40460, page 2408.
[Image] CVA Gallery, credit Gordon Highlanders Museum.
 
Notes
[1] The LG entries at [1] and [3] show Alfred as one of his middle names, the NA database reference at [4] has Arthur.
[2] There is reference on the actual award recommendation on file at [4] above, and also in Commando Association newsletter 3 that he resided in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 

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