TANNER, Ralph Esmond Selby
Private (later Honorary Captain)
Royal Berkshire Regiment
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Honours & Awards:
Private Ralph Esmond Selby Tanner was Lt. Evelyn Waugh's batman . He received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Crete 1941 .
- 1 January 1942 commissioned 2nd Lieutenant with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry .
- 19 August 1946 granted honorary rank of Captain .
 Oral interview held at the National Army Museum ref. 1990-04-238.
 London Gazette 35396, page 7348.
 Burma 1942: Memoirs of a Retreat: The Diary of Ralph Tanner, KOYLI.
 London Gazette 35442, page 549.
 London Gazette 37869, page 595.
Lt. Evelyn Waugh was Liaison Officer to Layforce Commander, Col. Robert Laycock.
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