POLLARD, Gordon

Rank: 
Major
Unit/Base: 
3 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Number: 
1480560 / 288876
Died : 
Wednesday, August 12, 1964
Maj Gordon Pollard MC MM
The then Sergeant Gordon Pollard, RA,  was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East (Egypt and Libya) during the period May, 1942 to October, 1942.
 
On the 16th May 1943 he was commisioned as Second Lieutenant. Subsequently he joined No 3 Commando remaining with them for the remainder of the war, his final rank attained in the Commandos was Major.
 
He was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry with No 3 Commando during operations at  Bova Marina, Termioli. 
 
It was announced in London Gazettes on the 31st August 1944 that the then Lieut (acting Captain) Gordon Pollard had been awarded a bar to his Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Normandy.
 
On the 8th November, 1945 the then Acting Major Pollard was Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North-West Europe.
 
Gordon Pollard remained in military service and in 1960 whilst Lieut. Colonel in the Parchute Corps TA he was awarded the 1st Clasp to the Territorial Efficiency Decoration.
 
He was later promoted Colonel and in 1960 was appointed OBE in Her Majesty the Queen's birthday honours list of 1960.
 
Sources
MM - L.G. supp. 35908, page 865.
Commission - L.G. supp. 36153, page 3882.
MC - L.G. supp. 36327, page 256.
Bar to MC - L.G. supp. 36679, page 4044.
MiD - L.G. supp. 37340, page 5437.
TD - L.G. supp. 42191, page 7734.
OBE - L.G. supp. 42051, page 3979.
 

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