TURNBULL, John Hugh Stephenson

Rank: 
Major
Unit/Base: 
1 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Gordon Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Number: 
72893
Born: 
Monday, January 10, 1916
Died : 
Thursday, August 26, 2004
Place died: 
Crieff, Perthshire
Age: 
88
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].
  • 1943 (Temporary Captain) awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa. [2].
  • April 1945 (Temporary Major) awarded a bar to his Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma. [3].
  • 10th January 1952 promoted full Major [4], 
  • 1953 (Gordon Highlanders) Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June [5].
  • 13 May 1961 retired and granted the honorary rank of Lieutent Colonel. [6].
  • The death of Lt. Col. John Hugh Stephenson Turnbull, MC, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 119 issued September 2004.
Sources
[1] No.1 Commando War Diary Feb 1945. [view].
[2] London Gazette 36180, page 4218 & LG 36198 page 4438 (errata).
[3] London Gazette 37040, page 2079.
[4] London Gazette 39436, page 242.
[5] London Gazette 40000, page 5773.
[6] London Gazette 42350, page 3505.
 

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