BEATTIE, James Simpson

Rank: 
Corporal (later Second Lieutenant)
Unit/Base: 
1 Commando
Police Service: 
Edinburgh City Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Scots
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241854
314128
Corporal James Beattie was awarded the Military Medal in 1943 in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa [1].
1 April 1944  commissioned Second Lieutenant from O.C.T.U. [2].
1967 (Chief Superintendent, Edinburgh City Police) awarded the Q.P.M. [3]. 
1978 (Deputy Chief Constable, Lothian and Borders Police appointed O.B.E. [4].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 35987, page 1846.
[2] London Gazette 36540, page 2524.
[3] London Gazette 44210, page 32.
[4] London Gazette 47723, page 9.
 
Notes
His first service number indicates that he likely volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942.
 

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