BAVISTER, Robert John

Known as: 
Bob
Rank: 
Temporary Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
South Wales Borderers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
100219
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Monday, November 17, 2008
Age: 
91
T/Captain Bavister No 2 Commando
Captain Robert Bavister received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Mediterranean Theatre [2]. 
Service Record
30 September 1939 commissioned Second Lieutenant [3].
27 August 1942 attached to No 2 Commando when they were in Ayr [1].
1 July 1944 - 1 November 1945 No.2 Commando Administration Officer [1].
1 November 1945 No.2 Commando until 4 January 1946 [1]. (No.2 Commando disbanded).
4 - 9 January 1946 posted to No.21 Holding Bn.[1].
9 January 1946 posted to No.14 P.O.W. Camp, Doonfoot, Ayr [1].  
21 May 1946 discharged from service [1].
 
Sources
[1] His son David Bavister from service record and CO's report.
[2] London Gazette 37575, page 2465.
[3] London Gazette 34723, page 7402.
[Image] Mrs Desiree Roderick MBE.
 
Notes
There is an image of No. 2 Commando Officers Jan. 1943 which records that when was a Lieutenant he had also served in 4 Troop and the Heavy Weapons Troop.
 

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