WILLASEY-WILSEY, Anthony Patrick

Major General
Unit / Base: 
47RM Commando
40 Commando RM
43 Commando RM
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
During WW2 Acting Captain Anthony Willasey-Wilsey served on ships before being posted to Commando service [1][1a][1b][1c] .
Service at Sea in WW2 
HMS Rodney (present at the Bismarck action)
HMS Howe
HMS Furious
RM Commando Service in WW2
January 1945 serving with the RM Holding Commando [1]
By April 1945 serving with 47RM Commando [1a].
August 1945 serving with 46RM Commando [1c].
Post WW2 
  • 1 January 1948 (Acting Captain) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
  • January 1951 posted to 40 Commando RM in Malaya [3a].
  • 1952 (Captain) (40 Commando RM) Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period from 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [3][3a].
  • 6 November 1955 (Major) (40 Commando RM) awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt [4][3a].
  • 1961 (Lieutenant Colonel) Officer Commanding 43 Commando RM [3a][5].
  • Appointed C.B. (Military Division) on 13 June 1970, rank of Major General [6].
[1] Navy Lists Quarterly 1945 January Volume 2/ National Library of Scotland [view....].
[1a] Navy Lists Quarterly 1945 April Volume 2/ National Library of Scotland [view....].
[1b] Commando Association newsletter 82 issued March 1986.
[1c] His son Col. Robert  Patrick Willasey Wilsey RM.
[2] London Gazette 38161, page 10.
[3] London Gazette 39675, page 5528.
[3a] The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C.Beadle MBE, MC.
[4] London Gazette 41092, page 3418.
[4] National Archives file WO 373/124/50.
[5] RMRO 154 dated 1961.
[6] London Gazette 45117, page 6366.

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