TURNBULL, John Hugh Stephenson

Rank: 
Major
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Gordon Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Service number/s: 
72893
Lieutenant Colonel John Turnbull MC 1 Commando
Major John Turnbull MC and bar assumed command of No 1 Commando at Myebon on the 10th February 1945 after the departure of Lt. Col. K.R.S. Trevor [view]. [1].
 
He had been awarded the MC whilst a T/Captain in No 1 Commando in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa. [2].
 
In April 1945 it was announced in Gazettes that Temporary Major Turnbull M.C. had been awarded a bar to his MC in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma. [3].
 
Post war he was promoted full Major on the 10th January 1952 [4],  he remained in military service with the Gordon Highlanders until retiring on the 13th May 1961 and being granted the honorary rank of Lieutent Colonel. [5].
 
The death of Lt. Col. John Hugh Stephenson Turnbull, MC of Comrie, Perthshire, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 119 issued September 2004.
 
Sources
[1] No 1 Commando War Diary Feb 1945. [view].
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 36180, page 4218 & Supp. 36198 page 4438 (errata).
[3] London Gazettes Supp. 37040, page 2079.
[4] London Gazettes Supp. 39436, page 242.
[5] London Gazettes Supp. 42350, page 3505.
 

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