CHESTER, John Shane

Major (later Major General)
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
Friday, April 21, 1944
Died : 
Thursday, September 10, 2015
John Shane Chester
Major John Chester, Chief of Staff 3 Commando Brigade RM, was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic [1].
  • 16 March 1982 (Major) (HQ 3 Cdo. Bde) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service In Northern Ireland in 1981 [2].
  • 25 March 1987 to 17 January 1989 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM [3].
  • 16 May 1989 (Lieutenant Colonel) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service in Northern Ireland [4].
[1] London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12857.
[1] National Archives file WO373/188/402.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 48922, page 3639.
[3] The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC.
[4] London Gazette Supp. 51733, page 5813.
[Image] Obituary Daily Telegraph online 30 Sept 2015.

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