CRUDEN, Peter Ramsay

12 Commando
6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Black Watch
Died : 
September, 1998
Captain Peter Cruden 12 and 6 Commando
Peter Ramsay Cruden was commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Artillery 22 March 1941[1].
  • Lieutenant in No.12 Commando [2]
  • 6 June 1944 (Lieutenant) (No.6 Commando) shot and wounded in shoulder by sniper at Normandy [3][3a].
  • 8 November 1945 (Temporary Captain) Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in NW Europe [4].
  • 4 January 1946 transferred to the Black Watch [5].
  • 17 October 1946 (Temporary Captain) approved to wear the Silver Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of distinguished service in the cause of the Allies [6].
  • Post war tea planter in Assam India. Married Daphne, 3 children, returned to England c.1962/3. Worked for Captain Ryan Price (No.6 Cdo and post war racehorse trainer). Later employed as the late Lord John Cowdray's Polo Manager [7][7a].
[1] London Gazette 35133, page 2099.
[2] Photos in No.12 Commando gallery.
[3] No.6 Commando War Diary.
[3a] Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/6.
[4] London Gazette 37340, page 5437.
[5] London Gazette 37446, page 707.
[6] London Gazette 37761, page 5138.
[7] His daughter Julia.
[7a] Commando Association newsletter 79 issied September 1984.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 108 issued March 1999.

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