QUILL, Raymond Humphrey

Rank: 
Colonel
Unit/Base: 
'30 Commando Assault Unit'
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Born: 
Tuesday, May 4, 1897
Died : 
Monday, December 7, 1987
Colonel Raymond Humphrey Quill
Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Humphrey Quill was the Commanding Officer of 30 Assault Unit from November 1944. A veteran of World War 1 he had served with the RM Brigade at the Dardanelles 1914/15 and on board HMS Lord Nelson from October 1916 to November 1918 [1]
  • 28 March 1935 (Major) appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order [2].
  • 1939 Intelligence Officer, Naval Intelligence Division (N.I.D.), Singapore, later serving in Iceland and the Mediterranean with N.I.D [1].
  • June to October 1944  Commanding Officer, Holding Bn., Portsmouth Division [1].
  • November 1944 Commanding Officer 30 Assault Unit [1].
  • 11 December 1945 (Lieutenant Colonel)(Acting Colonel) appointed D.S.O. in recognition of distinguished service during the War in Europe [3].
  • 5 November 1946 publication of the award of Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer) conferred by the President of the United States of America [4].
  • 12 June 1947 (Colonel) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) [5].
  • 17 January 1950 to Retired List [1].
  • 1967 Master of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers [6].
Sources
[1] Full Service Record on National Archives file ADM196/64/181.
[2] London Gazette 34147, page 2230.
[3] London Gazette 37380, page 5987.
[4] London Gazette 37777, page 5417.
[5] London Gazette 37977, page 2578.
[6] London Metroplitan Archives.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 86 issued March 1988.
Navy Lists Jan. 1945.
[Image] Patricia Quill via Michael Martin.
 

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