CHANT, Stuart Whitemore
Surname later CHANT-SEMPILL
Lieutenant (later Honorary Lieutenant Colonel)
Saturday, July 27, 1991
On the 22nd October 1939 whilst in the Artists Rifles TA, the then Private (Cadet) Chant was granted an emergency commission as 2/Lieutenant having attended the 163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit .
In October 1940 he volunteered for the Army Commandos and was attached to No.5 Commando .
Lieutenant Stuart Chant was awarded the M.C. for his gallantry during Operation Chariot at St Nazaire on the 28th March 1942. He led a demolition team that sailed on HMS Campbeltown who successfully destroyed the pumping station by the dry dock. He was wounded and captured after the raid .
Post war on the 17th Apr. 1951 he was promoted Captain (Gordon Highlanders) and granted the honorary rank of Major .
In the 1954 Birthday Honours Lieutenant Colonel (temporary) Stuart Whitemore Chant, M.C. (Gordon Highlanders) was appointed O.B.E. .
He retired from the Gordons (Regular Army Reserve of Officers) on the 11th March 1967 having attained the age limit and was granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel .
 London Gazettes Supp. 37162, page3493.
 National Archives file WO 373/46/27.
 London Gazettes Supp. 39219, page 2510.
 London Gazettes Supp. 40188, page 3263.
 London Gazettes Supp. 44267, page 2886.
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