BYRNE, Patrick Joseph

Rank: 
Acting Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Irish Guards
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
2719257 & 436106
Sergeant Patrick Byrne was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe [1].
 
Post war service
  • 27th May 1954 commissioned Lt. (Qr.Mr) in the Foresters [2].
  • 29th January 1957 received a MiD in recognition of distinguished services in Cyprus for the period 1st July to 3lst December, 1956 [3].
  • 2nd July 1959 promoted Captain (Qr.Mr.) Parachute Regiment [4].
  • 20th October 1959 awarded Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Military) (The Parachute Regiment )[5].
  • 11th June 1960 appointed MBE (Parachute Regiment) [6].
  • 2nd July 1965 promoted Major (Qr.Mr.) Parachute Regiment [7].
  • 22nd January 1971 promoted Lt. Col. (Qr.Mr.) Parachute Regiment [8].
  • 15th January 1975 retired from service [9].
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 37172, page 3594.
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 40221, page 3882.
[3] London Gazettes Supp. 40987, page 654.
[4] London Gazettes Supp. 41769, page 4618.
[5] London Gazettes Supp. 41847, page 6611.
[6] London Gazettes Supp. 42051, page 3979.
[7] London Gazettes Supp. 43700, page 6294.
[8] London Gazettes Supp. 45292, page 1060.
[9] London Gazettes Supp. 46476, page 1212.
 

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