FUSSELL, Peter Lincoln

Rank: 
Private (later Major)
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Army Service Corps
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
214506 & 461895
Peter Fussell 1 Special Service Brigade
Private Peter Fussell served in No 4 Commando, 'F' troop, and took part in operations at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Later that year he moved to 1 Special Service Brigade HQ (Clerks) [1] and [2].
 
Post war he was commissioned and retired as a Major in the R.A.O.C. 
 
His award of the B.E.M., was for his service as a Staff Sergeant during the period 23 February 1949 to February 1951. He was the confidential short hand writer to Field Marshall Sir William Slim.
 
His appointment to be a M.B.E. was for his service when acting Warrant Officer Class 1 during the period 17 July 1956 to 9 June 1958. He was Personal Assistant to the Commander in Chief Far East Land Forces, Singapore, and shorthand writer to the Chief of the Imperial General Staff.
 
  • Awarded BEM (Military Division) 7 June 1951 [3] +[4].
  • Commissioned 6 July 1959 [5].
  • Appointed M.B.E., 29 December 1959 [6]+[7].
  • General List. Promoted Captain 1 April 1962 [8].
  • Posted Captain in R.A.O.C. 1 November 1965 [9].
  • R.A.O.C. Promoted Major (QM) 15 October 1969 [10].
  • R.A.O.C. Retires 31 December 1971 [11]. 

The death of Major Peter Lincoln Fussell MBE, BEM, of Attleborough, Norfolk, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 110 issued March 2000.

Sources
[2] CVA Gallery images.
[3] LG Supp. 39243, page 3087.
[4] National Archives file WO 373/159/142.
[5] LG Supp 41780, page 4882.
[6] LG Supp. 41909, page 8.
[7] National Archives file WO 373/167/262.
[8] LG Supp. 43026, page 5075.
[9] LG Supp. 43804, page 10208.
[10] LG Supp. 44960, page 10739.
[11] LG Supp. 45564, page 91.
 

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