TEVENDALE, Lewis Legertwood Legg

Regimental Sergeant Major (later Major)
Gordon Highlanders
Service numbers: 
2873628 / 226916
Died : 
Monday, October 16, 1961
Warrant Officer Class 1 R.S.M. Lewis Tevendale was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1] in recognition of his initiative and daring during the battle of Litani River on the 9-10 June 1941 when he assumed command of a detachment after all of its officers had been killed [2].
Leading his party forward under heavy fire they succeeded in dispersing several enemy detachments. He then remained in position clearing the enemy's lines of communication to their forward positions inflicting severe casualties on the enemy. They were eventually surrounded and captured but managed to escape the next day [2].
14th December 1941 granted an emergency commission to 2/Lieutenant Leicestershire Regiment. [3].  
21st November 1945 2nd Lt. (War Subs. Capt.) Lewis Legertwood Legg Tevendale from emergency commission, Leicester Regt., to be Lt., (Gordons), with seniority, 1st August 1938 [4].
21st November 1945 promoted Captain, (Gordons), with seniority 28th June 1941.[5].
1st July 1946 promoted Major, Gordon Highlanders.[6].
12th June 1957 retired. [7].
[1] London Gazette 35316, page 6087.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/27/32.
[3] London Gazette 35478, page 1057.
[4] London Gazette 37355, page 5636.
[5] London Gazette 37434, page 511.
[6] London Gazette 37635, page 3374.
[7] London Gazette 41100, page 3591.
Obituaries CA Newsletter 34 of March 1962.

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