WALL, Patrick Henry Bligh

Captain (Acting Major)
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Thursday, October 19, 1916
Died : 
May, 1998
Acting Major Patrick Wall was awarded the M.C. [1] for bravery and great devotion to duty on 20/21st April 1945 whilst second in command of No.48 RM Commando and leading a patrol across the River Maas in the Biesbosch area of the Netherlands [2].
  • He was also awarded the Legion of Merit, Degree of Officer, bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished service during the invasion operations in Italy and Southern France [3]
  • 15 February 1954 he was elected as a Conservative Member of Parliament, Kingston-upon-Hull Haltemprice Constituency. [4].
  • In 1959 London Gazette shows the award of V.R.D. after his name [5]
  • 13 June 1981 he was appointed a Knight Batchelor for Political and Public Service. [6].
[1] London Gazette Supp. 37127, page 3090.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/47/67.
[3] London Gazette Supp. 37180, page 3672.
[4] London Gazette Supp. 40103, page 1009
[5] London Gazette Supp. 41842, page 6435.
[6] London Gazette Supp. 48639, page B2.

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