HARRY, John Grismond

Lieutenant (later Major)
Unit / Base: 
6 Commando
Prior Police Service: 
Northampton Borough Police
Welsh Guards, 3rd Bn.
South Wales Borderers
Royal Corps of Signals
2738332 and 341531
Honours & Awards: 
Wednesday, February 5, 1919
Swansea, Wales
Died : 
Wednesday, September 23, 1981
Place died: 
Breconshire, Wales
1939, Police Constable, Northampton Borough Police, residing Billing Road, Northants [1][1a].
19.02.1944, Lance Corporal, 3rd Bn., Welsh Guards, wounded during operations in Italy [2].
16.02.1945, Second Lieutenant, commissioned from O.C.T.U. to South Wales Borderers [3].
1945 (date not known), Second Lieutenant, No.6 Commando [4].
01.10.1946 (with seniority from 16 August 1945) promoted Lieutenant [5].
16.02.1951 promoted Captain, South Wales Borderers [6].
24.02.1958 promoted Major, South Wales Borderers [7].
01.01.1958 to 30.06.1958 Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Malaya [8]
05.02.1974, Major, Royal Corps of Signals, retired [9].
Member of the Commando Association residing Llangorse, nr. Brecon Powys [4].
[1] The 1939 Register covering Northampton.
[1a] Police Historians Jane King and Tony Moore, FRHistS.
[2] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/73.
[3] London Gazette 36995, page 1576.
[4] Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 74 (1982).
[5] London Gazette 37954, page 2172.
[6] London Gazette 39149, page 845.
[7] London Gazette 41359, page 2360.
[8] London Gazette 41508, page 5952.
[9] London Gazette 46199, page 1545.
There is a memorial Plaque to him on a Pew (Pew 8) at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, Brecon, The Havard Chapel.

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