BURTON, Harold Rex

Rank: 
Temporary Captain (Acting Temporary Major)
Unit/Base: 
46RM Commando
44RM Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Honours & Awards: 
Major Harold Burton, commanding  'A' Troop 46RM Commando, received a Mention in Despatches for good services whilst operating with the 21st Army Group in NW Europe [1][1a][1b].
  • October 1944 Second in Command 46RM Commando [2].
  • April 1945 3 Commando Brigade HQ [3].
  • June 1945 Second in Command of 44RM Commando in the Far East [4]][4a][4b].
Sources
[1]  London Gazette 36979, page 1386.
[1a] The Story of 46RM Commando published 1946 for those who served.
[1b] Commando Association newsletter 28 issued March 1959.
[2] Navy Lists Oct'44 [See Linked Content below].
[3] Navy Lists April 1945.
[4] 44RM Commando - Achnacarry to the Arakan, author Tony Mackenzie.
[4a] Membership application for Burma Star Association.
[4b] Navy Lists July 1945.
 

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