BETTY, Arthur John

Private (later Captain)
Unit / Base: 
1 Commando
Prior Police Service: 
Gloucestershire Constabulary
Gloucestershire Regiment
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Private Arthur Betty was reported missing 6 December 1942 during operations in North Africa later found to be a prisoner of war in Italian hands. In 1944 he is reported no longer a prisoner of war [1][1a].
Arthur John Betty was a Police Constable from Campden, Gloucestershire, who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes that commenced in 1942. On completion of his training he was attached to No.1 Commando [1][7].
15 September 1945 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Gloucestershire Regiment [2].
30 November 1945 - 24 November 1946 (Lieutenant) Parachute Regiment [3].
25 November 1946 (Lieutenant) Gloucestershire Regiment [4].
19 February 1955 (Captain) Royal Military Police [5].
1957 Manager of the Royal Automobile Club in Brighton [6].
Post war member of the Commando Association [6].
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/55, 56 and 80.
[1a] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/21.
[2] London Gazette 37311, page 5108.
[3] London Gazette 37462, page 899.
[4] London Gazette 37944, page 1945.
[5] London Gazette 40409, page 1003.
[6] Commando Association newsletter 25 (1957).
[7] Report on his wedding and former Police Service in the Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer 24 April 1948.
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