TREVOR, Kenneth Rowland Swetenham (Lt Col )
Joined No 1 Commando in 1941. As Captain of 1 troop in 1942 he took part in a raid at St Cecily Plage and the later Operation Torch landings. He received a Mention in Despatches North Africa. He took command of No 1 Commando from his cousin Tom Trevor when the Commando sailed to India in 1943. During the campaign in Burma he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for gallant and distinguished services.
Post war in Korea he received a 2nd Mention in Despatches, and was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services during the war.
1958 received a 3rd Mention in Despatches whilst commanding the Cheshire Regiment in Malaya.
1966 retired from military service as a Brigadier.
2003 Memorial Service held on Sunday 14 September at Chester Cathedral.
"The Brigadier, a greatly esteemed officer and very fair disciplinarian, took over command of No.l Commando in 1943 from his cousin, Lieut. Colonel Tom Trevor, O.B.E., and will long be remembered for his constant caring thought and understanding during No.1 Commando's time in India, and especially later in 1944/45 during fierce action against enemy forces in the Burmese campaign, particlarly during the battle of Hill 170 at Kangaw after which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
MiD (North Africa) : London Gazette 36180, page 4226.
DSO (Burma): London Gazette 37040, page 2079.
MiD (Korea): London Gazette 39328, page 4715.
OBE (Korea): London Gazette 39528, page 2307.
MiD (Malaya): London Gazette 41692, page 2764.
CBE: London Gazette 43343, page 4942.
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