SELWYN, John Jasper

Rank: 
Captain (later Major)
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
I3th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) R.A.C.
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
75243
Honours & Awards: 
Lieutenant (Acting Captain) John Selwyn was awarded the M.C. in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe. [1].  
 
He returned safely to the UK after the raid and, after leaving No. 3 Commando, returned to his Regiment. He landed on D Day at Normandy with H.Q. 27 Armoured Brigade. Shortly afterwards he transferred to the 6th Airborne Divisional Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment in Normandy, and was promoted to Squadron Leader. He remained with this unit until the end of hostilities in N.W. Europe on the Baltic. [2].
 
Promoted Major, he retired from military service on the 10th August 1959 [3]The death of "H.H. Judge (Major) John Jasper Selwyn MC (3 Cdo) of Maidenhead, Berks." was announced in Commando Association newsletter 105 issued September 1997. 
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 35729, page 4328.
[1] National Archives file WO 373/93/827.
[2] Clarification of service in Commando Association newsletter  93 of Sept. 1991.
[3] London Gazettes Supp. 41784, page 4987.
 

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