DALY, Dermot Ralph

Major (Temporary Lieutenant Colonel)
Unit / Base: 
8 Commando
Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Honours & Awards: 
Tuesday, August 4, 1908
Over Norton Park, Oxfordshire
Died : 
Friday, March 8, 1974
Educated at Eton College; 15/1/1927 Second Lieutenant, Supplementary Reserve of Officers, Scots Guards; 31/1/1930 Second Lieutenant Regular Army, Scots Guards; served with the King's African Rifles and the Colonial Office 1931/1932; Promoted Lieutenant 31/1/1933; served in Palestine 1936/1937; promoted Captain 1/8/1938; posted 24th Guards Brigade 15/2/1940; disembarked Norway, NWEF, 22/4/1940; returned to UK 10/6/1940; Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished service in Norway (LG 20/12/1940); posted Special Duties (Commando) 25/7/1940; embarked for Middle East with Layforce 31/1/1941; War Substantive Major, Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, appointed Officer Commanding 'B' Bn., Layforce 17/3/1941; posted Depot Commando Middle East 20/7/1941; ceased to be attached Depot Commando Middle East 6/8/41 on being appointed Officer Commanding GHQ Liaison Squadron; posted missing Middle East 23/1/1942, later confirmed prisoner of war; 20/11/1943 arrived by air in the UK; 17/1/1944 admitted Royal Masonic Hospital until 4/2/1944 when posted to Trng. Battalion; 7/7/1944 proceeded overseas; 30/3/1949 retired account of disability.
Scots Guards Service Record online.
MiD - London Gazette 35020, page 7201.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/21.

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