LORAINE, Paul Peter

Known as: 
forenames also seen as Peter Paul
Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
6 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Essex Regiment and Border Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
6028870 & 183050
Private Loraine, Essex Regiment, was awarded the Military Medal, announced in London Gazettes on 12 August 1941, in recognition of distinguished services in the Field [1].
  • 23 March 1941 Private Paul Peter Loraine from the Essex Regiment is commissioned as Second Lieutenant into the General List, service no. 183050, (without army pay and allowances). [2].
  • 10 August 1941 Second Lt. P.P. Loraine receives pay and allowances [3].
  • 31 March 1942 Second Lt. P.P. Loraine MM, from General List to the Border Regt. [4].
  • Temporary Captain Paul Peter Loraine, MM, Border Regt., awarded the Bronze Star Medal, bestowed by the President of the United States of America [5].
  • The recommendation for the Bronze Star Medal records Captain Paul Peter Loraine as serving as a Liaison Officer in the HQ 1st Commando Brigade. The record states "For heroic achievement not involving participation in aerial flight in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States. As Liaison Officer at Brigade Headquarters he habitually and successfully traversed hazardous routes, dominated by enemy fire, to deliver orders. Near Osnabruck and at the crossing of the Elbe River his Gallant and resourceful conduct had an important influence on the successfull outcome of the operations." [6].
  • In 1946 Captain Loraine MM received the Croix de Guerre with Palm conferred by the French Government for distinguished service during operations in Tunisia and Normandy. Report lists him as No. 6 Commando Intelligence Officer [7].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 35243, page 4653.
[2] London Gazette 35153, page 2579.
[3] London Gazette 35397, page 7372.
[4] London Gazette 35530, page 1742.
[5] London Gazette 38459, page 6060, dated 19 Nov. 1948..
[6] National Archives file WO373/149/150.
[7] National Archives file WO373/185/1305.
 
Notes
First and middle names are often reversed from Paul Peter to  Peter Paul, or simply shown as P.P. 
 

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