HOUGHTON, Robert Dyer

Known as: 
Major General
40RM Commando
40 Commando RM
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Thursday, March 7, 1912
Died : 
Monday, January 17, 2011
Robert Houghton 40 Commando
Acting Major Robert Houghton, Second in Command of 40RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross for bravery, endurance and inspiring devotion to duty whilst serving in Commando operations in the raid on Dieppe, 19th August, 1942, and later as prisoner of war in Germany, August 1942—May 1945 [1].
  • 1947-1949 Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM [2].
  • 7 January 1949 (Lieutenant Colonel) (40 Commando RM) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) for  gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March, 1948 and 30th July, 1948  [3].
  • 8 June 1963 (Major General) appointed C.B. (Military Division) [4].
  • November 1977 appointed Deputy Lieutenant East Sussex [5].
[1] London Gazette Supp. 37387, page 6085.
[2] Globe and Laurel Jan./Feb.1983 edition, p7.
[2] The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
[3] London Gazette Supp. 38508, page 189.
[4] London Gazette Supp. 43010, page 4794.
[5] London Gazette Supp. 47381, page 14420.

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