FOX-DAVIES, Harley Edmond Fitzroy

Known as: 
Harry
Rank: 
Captain (Acting Major)
Regiment/Corps: 
Durham Light Infantry
Service: 
Army
Number: 
39436
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Tuesday, September 17, 1907
Died : 
Thursday, May 15, 1941
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
33
Attached from the Durham Light Infantry to MI (R) Military Intelligence in July 1940 to assist with the setting up of Commando units in the Middle East.*
  • Second in Command of No.50 Middle East Commando July 1940*.
  • Commanding Officer No.52 Middle East Commando November 1940. Left the Commando shortly afterwards due to illness*.
  • On recovery rejoined his Regiment and awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service near the Barrack Area at Sallum, Egypt, whilst commanding a Fighting Patrol of the 1st Bn. Durham Light Infantry on 14 April 1941**.
  • 15 May 1941 killed in action.
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/2.
*The book Middle East Commandos, author Charles Messenger.
**London Gazette 35221, page 4110.
**National Archives file WO373/17/464.
 

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