CANT, Evelyn Arthur George

Unit / Base: 
2 Commando
Prior Police Service: 
Essex County Constabulary
Essex Regiment
Honours & Awards: 
Evelyn Cant 2 Commando
Sergeant Evelyn Cant Essex Police
Corporal Evelyn Cant, 4 Troop, was wounded on 16 September 1943 during operations at Salerno, Italy [1][1a].
7 April 1945 commissioned Second Lieutenant from OCTU [2]
A serving Essex Police Officer he had volunteered as one of the May 1942 Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was Police Constable 313 E.C.C., single, and residing with his mother at 3 Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex. He resumed his police service post war and married Marjorie [3][4]
14 June 1969 Police Sergeant Cant, Essex County Constabulary, was awarded the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) [5].
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/70.
[1a] CVA Gallery for No.2 Commando.
[2]  London Gazette 37077, page 2506.
[3] The 1939 Register covering Essex.
[4][Images] His son Mike Cant.
[5] London Gazette 44863, page 5986. 

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