LOCKETT, Jeffrey Gordon

Rank: 
Lieutenant (later Temporary Major)
Unit / Base: 
4 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Seaforth Highlanders
Royal Leicestershire Regiment, 7th Bn.
Service: 
Army
Number: 
149534
Born: 
Tuesday, November 11, 1913
Died : 
Saturday, February 20, 1960
Age: 
46
Served as a Gunner in a TA Royal Artillery unit from 2 September 1939 until 31 May May 1940 when he began officer training in 162 OCTU [1]
21 September 1940 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Seaforths [2].
1 August 1941 until 17 May 1942 attached to No.4 Commando at Troon, Ayrshire, before leaving  and being posted to India [1][3].
March 1943, Lieutenant commanding a Squad of No.3 Column Chindits,  awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Burma [4][5].
September 1944, Temporary Major, 7 Bn Leicestershire Regiment, awarded the Distinguished Service Order for gallant and distinguished service whilst commanding Column 74 in Burma [6][7].
5 December 1946 Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field [8].
Post war served in the Arba Legion in 1948 and with the S.A.S. in Malaya. Retired from service 4 November 1953 [1].
 
Sources
[1] Royal Leicestershire Regiment Museum website
[2] London Gazette 34957 page 5779 dated 27 September 1940.
[3] Commando Association Lost Legion List 8, last known address Karoi, Rhodesia.
[4] London Gazette 36120, page 3522.
[5] National Archives file WO373/30/50.
[6] London Gazette 37051, page 2212.
[7] National Archives file WO373/37/11.
[8] London Gazette 37808, page 5948.
 

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