BETTY, Arthur John

Rank: 
Private (later Captain)
Unit/Base: 
1 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Gloucestershire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241813
35447
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].
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].
 
Sources
[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).
 
Notes
His service number indicates possible Police Intake to the Commandos 1942/3.
 

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