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#121 Drew5233

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:54 PM

Signaller, Acting Lance Corporal Richard Nelson BEM, The Royal Corps of Signals

During the night of the 4th/5th May 1941, during a heavy aerial bombardment, Lance Corporal Nelson was on duty at the Waverley Telephone Exchange, Belfast, which was being used for military purposes. For seven hours he continued at his post, notwithstanding grave dangers from the collapse of blazing buildings, and refused to leave the same until warned by A.F.S. and A.R.P. that there was an immediate danger of a fire spreading to the place in which he was operating.

Not until the heat became unbearable did he temporarily leave his post, coming back to it at short intervals and communicating with his headquarters, informing them of which lines were still operating.

There was a shift of wind about 6am which drew the flames away from the exchange which enabled Lance Corporal Nelson to resume continuous operations, which he until relieved at 8am, having been on duty under most trying conditions from 10pm the previous night.


LG 28.08.41

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:46 PM

Corporal Leonard Owens MM, Attached GHQ Liaison Regiment, The Royal Corps of Signals

Awarded Periodical Military Medal.

From 5th March 1945 to the cessation of hostilities Cpl. Owens has been the NCO in charge of wireless communications of a squadron of jeeps operating as forward reconnaissance for 2 Canadian Army in Holland and Germany. Throughout this operation Cpl. Owens carried out his duties to the utmost satisfaction often under fire.

Previously Cpl. Owens was senior NCO of a small detachment of GHQ Liasion Regiment which with a detachment of 2 SAS Regt. was dropped into the Eastern Vosges by parachute on August 12/13. Throughout this operation behind the enemy lines Cpl. Owens was largely resonsible for the vital communications which continuously worked perfectly in spite of many difficulties which would have deterred a less determined or less capable soldier. Without these excellent wireless communications, with the enemy always close at hand, the operation could have only ended in failure.

In addition to his signalling responsibilities this NCO was always willing to volunteer for any other task or duty which he discharged with cheerfulness and efficiency.

Cpl. Owens won the admiration and respect of all ranks of the Regt. to which he was attached.

LG 11.10.45

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:03 AM

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:40 PM

Sergeant Arthur Herbert Tracey DCM, Royal Signals

Calais 1940 (From POW Pool)

No citation listed


Gazetted 29.11.45

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:54 PM

Signalman James Bruce O'Neill MM, attached GHQ Signals BEF, The Royal Corps of Signals.

Awarded Military Medal

Harkin and O'Neill were captured on 26th May 40 at Calais and McCallum three days previously at La Chapelle near Boulogne. All three were imprisoned at Lamsdorf (Stalag VIII B - now Stalag 344) and working camps attached. During the winter of 1943/44 they began their preparations for escape, and whilst at Karlsbrunn stole a wireless set. Unfortuantely they were moved back to the main camp before everything was ready and, realising they would not be able to smuggle the wireless set into Lamsdorf, they gave it to a P/W in a working camp at Freudenthal.

In Apr 44 they were transferred to Romerstadt, but soon after their arrival they heard of an anticipated increase in the number of guards. Although they had not then obtained civilian clothes nor completed the forging of their papers, they decided to make an attempt.

On 24 Apr 44 they got through a window, the bar of which was removed and then replaced it after their exit by other P/W. They then cut the barbed wire fence and replaced it after they had emerged. Before morning they reached a deer-stalkers hut near Karlsbrunn, where they obtained civilian clothes from acquaintances they had made whilst working in that district.

On 13 May they begun a series of well planned train journeys which, after five days, brought them to Stettin. With the assistance of French workers, they remained hidden until 23 May, when they boarded a Swedish vessel. One of the crew hid them in a coal bunker and as the German Port Control party failed to discover them they were landed at Malmo, Sweden, on 26 May 44.

I recommend these three men for the award of the MM.

LG 6.7.44

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 08:16 PM

The BEF arrives in France, September - October 1939: Signals wireless vehicle being unloaded from a transport ship at Cherbourg.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 05:14 PM

Acting Lance Corporal Robert John Quy MM, 4 Corps Signals, The Royal Corps of Signals.

Awarded Military Medal.

Corporal Quy has served on the 4 Corps front for the past two years. In his capacity as a Linemanhe has shown outstanding courage and leadership on many occasions. Between 14 and 18 March 1944 he was one of a party which was entirely surrounded by the enemy in the neighbourhood of MS. 100 on the Imphal-Tiddim Road. For forty eight hours he repeatedly carried out line repairs in the face of heavy enemy machine gun fire, showing complete disregard for his own personal safety; later when it became apparent that line cmn. was no longer feasable he assisted in manning infantry machine guns with the enemy in very close proximity. On 18th March, together with another B.O.R. he carried a wounded officer on a stretcher for a total of eighteen miles, having first negotiated the enemy lines.

On 28th March the enemy has established a road block at MS 72; Cpl Quy volunteered to lay a cable diversion around this road block in the endeavour to re-establish line communication with our forces further north; he laid his line at great personal risk. as he was liable to be sniped or ambushed by the enemy who were in strength in this area. Throughout the whole period he showed cool premeditated courage and devotion to duty of a high order.


LG 05.05.45

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 05:35 PM

Corporal Ernest Albert Dowles MM, 13 Corps Signals, The Royal Corps of Signals.

Awarded Military Medal.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 05:39 PM

Acting Lance Sergeant, Corporal George Morton Vernon BEM, 12th Line of Communications Signals, The Royal Corps of Signals.

Recommended MM.

Awarded BEM.


During the laying of special underground carrier cables from Venlo to Terlinden, infm was received from Combat Tps 52 Div that mines were to be expected along our route. No RE mine lifting teams were immediately available. This NCO immediately volunteered to lead a party to go with a plough. In spite of no previous experience the party cleared 10 mines themselves and upon the arrival of the RE team assisted in clearing 100 more. At no time was the work, then of a major operational importance, held up. This inspiring example to his men was an instance of this NCO's continuously fine record of leadership and service.

LG 24.1.46

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:33 PM

Temporary Major Brian Forster Morton Franks MC, HQ Special Service Brigade, (Middlesex Yeomanry) Royal Corps of Signals.

Originally recommended a DSO and changed to an Immediate MC by Montgomery.


At Termoli between Oct 3rd and 7th Major Franks carried out duties of Brigade Major SS Bde. Throughout the period this officer showed a fine sense of initiative and complete disregard of personal danger. Early on he saw movement in the station and went forward by himself and captured two German soldiers. Later he was continually visiting the most forward troops making any necessary adjustments and exposing himself fearlessly. During the critical counter-attacks period his personal example and steadiness were an example to all ranks and did much to save the situation, particulary on the extreme RIGHT where he personally organised and placed the troops.

He was continually leading and encouraging the men and his resolute manner and confidence were a most important factor.


LG 27.1.44

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:54 PM

Lieutenant Richard Allen Cox GM, Royal Corps of Signals

Awarded GM

On the 10th January, 1945, at the Brussels/Evere aerodrome, an aircraft with full bomb load, overshoot on landing, crashed into a hangar and burst into flames. Lieutenant Cox and Sergeant Hooper went at once to the scene of the accident and were warned by escaped members of the crew that the bombs might go off at any moment. By this time the aircraft and hangar were burning fiercely, the ammunition was exploding and a pool of burning petrol was spreading slowly over the ground.

With complete disregard for their own safety, Lieutenant Cox and Sergeant Hooper went to the burning aircraft and succeeded in dragging two of the crew to safety. The bombs then exploded and Lieutenant Cox was blown some distance, fortunately without serious injury. Sergeant Hooper was blown violently to the ground and suffered injury to his eyes.

By their coolness and bravery, this officer and NCO saved the lives of two of the crew at great risk of loosing their own.


LG 8.6.45
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:57 PM

Sergeant George Hooper GM, Royal Corps of Signals

Awarded GM

On the 10th January, 1945, at the Brussels/Evere aerodrome, an aircraft with full bomb load, overshoot on landing, crashed into a hangar and burst into flames. Lieutenant Cox and Sergeant Hooper went at once to the scene of the accident and were warned by escaped members of the crew that the bombs might go off at any moment. By this time the aircraft and hangar were burning fiercely, the ammunition was exploding and a pool of burning petrol was spreading slowly over the ground.

With complete disregard for their own safety, Lieutenant Cox and Sergeant Hooper went to the burning aircraft and succeeded in dragging two of the crew to safety. The bombs then exploded and Lieutenant Cox was blown some distance, fortunately without serious injury. Sergeant Hooper was blown violently to the ground and suffered injury to his eyes.

By their coolness and bravery, this officer and NCO saved the lives of two of the crew at great risk of loosing their own.


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Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:17 AM

001 D'CRAIG C 2591237 - 20/06/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
002 DACE WE 2381605 78 FIELD REGT, RA, SIG SEC 21/04/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
003 DACKHAM EE 2324209 SINGAPORE SIG COY 21/09/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
004 DALE JHV 2325762 1ST DIV SIGS 27/05/1940 - - 02/06/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
005 DALLAWAY L 2382977 - 16/10/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
006 DALLOW A 2328931 N CORPS SIGS 18/05/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
007 DALTON T 3969739 - 19/02/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
008 DALTON E 2025109 77TH DIV SIGS 24/06/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
009 DALY HT 2389583 L OF C SIGS 20/12/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
010 DANBY OE 2338493 29TH CONSTR SEC 05/08/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
011 DAND RC 2597470 ATTD 11TH INDIAN DIV SIGS 06/08/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
012 DANIEL NJR 194971 - 04/12/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
013 DANNAN SJ 2323003 HONG KONG SIG COY 01/10/1942 - - 02/10/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
014 DARBY HJ 2588917 88 FIELD REGT, RA SIG SEC 24/09/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
015 DARCH S 2355217 1 AIR FORMATION SIGS 07/01/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
016 DARRALL R 2363196 18 DIV SIGS 21/08/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
017 DARROCH DH 2040322 4 AIR FORM SIGS THE NORTH SOMERSET YEOMANRY 23/03/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
018 DART JG 2340962 2 AIR FORM SIGS 20/11/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
019 DAVENPORT HW 5949672 50TH PARACHUTE BDE SIG SEC 26/03/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
020 DAVENPORT J 4202466 3RD DIV SIGS 07/07/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
021 DAVENPORT G 2594296 - 11/03/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
022 DAVEY JR 2341152 ATTD 11TH INDIAN DIV SIGS 22/06/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
023 DAVEY RC 2378345 - 19/02/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
024 DAVEY JE 2331371 15 L OF C SIGS 20/08/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
025 DAVEY LE 2343012 11TH INDIAN DIV SIGS 25/12/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
026 DAVID G 2345643 2 SPECIAL WIRELESS SEC 01/07/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
027 DAVIDSON LM 2367058 56TH DIV SIGS 21/03/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
028 DAVIDSON JL 14261688 151 AA REGT RA SIG SEC 23/09/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
029 DAVIDSON AB 2326455 EIGHTH ARMY SIGNALS 10/12/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
030 DAVIDSON J 2341723 - 17/10/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
031 DAVIDSON JS 2206207 61ST DIV SIGS 18/04/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
032 DAVIE LA 2386502 14 BEACH SIG SEC 07/06/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
033 DAVIE HS 2335586 - 05/05/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
034 DAVIES M 2380381 V CORPS SIGS 06/09/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
035 DAVIES C 2593550 - 25/12/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
036 DAVIES TW 2333272 - 03/12/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
037 DAVIES WT 2586513 1ST AIRBORNE DIV SIGS 20/11/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
038 DAVIES WE 2353599 XIII CORPS SIGS 11/07/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
039 DAVIES EW 2345206 1ST DIV SIGS 04/07/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
040 DAVIES B 2348575 ATTD III INDIAN CORPS SIGS 28/10/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
041 DAVIES FA 1078103 6 AIR FORMATION SIGS 14/07/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
042 DAVIES KW 14133772 3RD DIV SIGS 12/11/1946 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
043 DAVIES ER 2563887 7TH ARMD BDE SIGS 04/04/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
044 DAVIES DD 14574325 52ND DIV SIGS 13/03/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
045 DAVIES N 2588380 AND NO 1 BDE SIGS 24/03/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
046 DAVIES H 14316036 78 DIV SIGS 13/12/1944 - - 14/12/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
047 DAVIES H 2329079 7 COMMAND SIGNAL COY 29/12/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
048 DAVIES WH 2356782 - 05/01/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
049 DAVIES WJ 2352873 47TH DIV SIGS 13/02/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
050 DAVIES JH 2325265 - 06/05/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
051 DAVIES LJ 2367846 - 28/10/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
052 DAVIES DJ 2316786 1ST ARMD DIV SIGS 03/07/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
053 DAVIES JO 2580376 - 29/10/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
054 DAVIES MC 14285494 6TH AIRBORNE DIV SIGS 21/09/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
055 DAVIES DJ 2370291 86 LINE SEC 02/07/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
056 DAVIES C 5495085 ATTD III INDIAN CORPS OF SIGS 25/09/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
057 DAVIES WH 3968575 - 12/07/1947 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
058 DAVIES JK 2579785 11 OPERATING SEC 12/05/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
059 DAVIES DR 2367840 1ST ARMD DIV SIGS 06/02/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
060 DAVIES JH 2328988 FOURTH ARMY GROUP, RA, SIG SEC 14/07/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
061 DAVIES JG 2357603 1ST ARMD DIV SIGS 30/05/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
062 DAVIS JL 867873 32 FIELD REGT, RA SIG SEC 15/08/1944 - - 31/08/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
063 DAVIS JPWH 222631 - 14/06/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
064 DAVIS JE 5187430 149 ANTI TANK REGT SIG SEC 06/04/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
065 DAVIS ER 2591135 50 DIV SIGS 01/06/1942 - - 02/06/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
066 DAVIS DI 6144046 6TH AIRBORNE DIV SIGS 06/06/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
067 DAVIS E 2346323 MALAYA COMMAND SIGS 22/06/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
068 DAVIS HW 2337426 - 19/12/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
069 DAVIS J 2388862 6 SPECIAL WIRELESS SEC 07/05/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
070 DAVIS JA 2319779 8 L OF C SIGS 20/03/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
071 DAVIS J 2344217 23 FIELD REGT, RA SIG SEC 24/04/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
072 DAVIS CH 2341368 50TH DIV SIGS 03/08/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
073 DAVIS AG 14747054 - 22/08/1947 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
074 DAVIS DI 249901 1 L OF C SIGS 30/01/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
075 DAVISON FM 2598353 - 15/05/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
076 DAVY H 2309745 GHQ SIGS 24/07/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
077 DAWES A 849546 - 19/11/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
078 DAWSON SH 2369664 - 05/06/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
079 DAWSON J 257443 11 AIR FORM SIGS 20/09/1944 - - 21/09/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
080 DAWSON R 19000720 - 06/06/1947 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
081 DAWSON C 5828413 6TH AIRBORNE DIV SIGS 07/12/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
082 DAWSON J 5250739 52ND DIV SIGS 22/12/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
083 DAWSON GR 2351876 1ST DIV SIGS 26/10/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
084 DAWSON A 7956958 51ST DIV SIGS 18/07/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
085 DAY PE 928569 1ST AIRBORNE DIV SIGS 25/09/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
086 DAY AJ 7682950 - 11/03/1947 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
087 DAY LKC 14243024 12 L OF C SIGS 09/07/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
088 DAY GW 2340830 47TH DIV SIGS 27/04/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
089 DAY JE 2305012 29 CONSTRUCTION SEC 03/08/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
090 DAY WDA 2336266 ATTD 3RD INDIAN DIV SIGS 07/10/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
091 DAY GS 767828 2ND DIV SIGS 10/05/1940 - - 02/06/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
092 DAY L 134514 - 28/01/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
093 DAY NH 2587649 4TH DIV SIGS 29/05/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
094 DAYKIN F 6984550 - 12/06/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
095 DE FONTAINE L 2336070 - 07/06/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
096 DE LISLE AB 39196 50TH DIV SIGS 21/03/1943 - - 22/03/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
097 DE MORGAN CRC 2580631 2 RHA SIG TROOP 27/04/1941 - - 30/04/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
098 DEACON D 2597336 4TH HQ SIGS 24/08/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
099 DEACON RA 14371485 74 MEDIUM REGT, RA SIG SEC 21/11/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
100 DEAL H 2387426 - 03/01/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
101 DEAN FW 2319288 - 06/09/1946 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
102 DEAN SW 2317192 - 06/01/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
103 DEAN J 14298695 1ST AIRBORNE DIV SIGS 22/09/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
104 DEAN G 2317333 ATTD 3RD INDIAN DIV SIGS 06/09/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
105 DEANE JN 14554391 - 06/05/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
106 DEANE HT 7952777 - 10/02/1946 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
107 DEANUS GE 2573440 II CORPS SIGS 15/10/1939 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
108 DEAYTON FC 2365618 - 04/04/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
109 DEEBLE AD 2584999 - 05/08/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
110 DEIGHTON TW 2321855 - 10/09/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
111 DEIGHTON PW 2593447 3 GHQ SIGS 07/11/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
112 DELANY JR 2577772 - 23/09/1939 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
113 DELAPORTE JF 2325016 - 20/12/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
114 DELLAR AG 2321533 1ST ANTI TANK BDE SIGS 27/05/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
115 DEMAINE H 2563269 - 20/03/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
116 DEMMERY GE 14871395 - 27/12/1946 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
117 DEMPSEY AM 258453 HQ XI CORPS SIGS 02/02/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
118 DENDLE AJ 2341350 5TH DIV SIGS 03/08/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
119 DENHAM J 2580944 6 AIR FORMATION SIGS 06/04/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
120 DENMAN RPG 15482 - 20/11/1941 - - 21/11/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
121 DENNEY FA 2333158 18TH DIV SIGS 27/08/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
122 DENNISON FA 2364113 MALAYA COMMAND SIGS 21/09/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
123 DENNISON AC 6214464 21 LT AA REGT, RA SIG SEC 02/06/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
124 DENNISON BC 2386707 V CORPS SIGS 01/10/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
125 DENNISON W 2562823 4TH DIV SIGNALS 09/02/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
126 DENNY BJ 7537007 - 23/09/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
127 DENT GW 2331636 10 CORPS SIGS 12/09/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
128 DERBYSHIRE A 2584305 1 AIR FORM SIGS 19/01/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
129 DEVEY FI 14552443 - 11/01/1947 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
130 DEVINE J 4526698 2 AIR FORMATION SIGS 14/07/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
131 DEWAR A 14575067 Q L OF C SIGS 14/10/1946 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
132 DEWHURST R 2321358 11TH INDIAN DIV SIGS 02/10/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
133 DIAMOND R 14417739 VIII CORPS SIGS 18/07/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
134 DIBNAH KC 4347592 - 12/07/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
135 DIBSDALL WJL 2326315 - 25/06/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
136 DICK RK 3063574 - 16/07/1947 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
137 DICKENSON KF 2585877 - 12/01/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
138 DICKER D 14581923 ATTD 1 EA L OF C SIG SQN 13/10/1946 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
139 DICKSON A 2343074 - 08/02/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
140 DIGHTON WT 2346965 27 OPERATING SEC 10/07/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
141 DIGSBY JJ 2357678 77 HAA REGT, RA SIG SEC 29/11/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
142 DILLIWAY RF 2366760 - 07/10/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
143 DILWORTH H 14538870 11 AIR FORMATION SIGS 15/10/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
144 DINGWALL A 2757510 - 07/03/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
145 DINNEEN E 2326544 SINGAPORE FORTRESS SIGS 10/01/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
146 DIPPLE S 5948643 V CORPS SIGS 20/02/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
147 DISTIN JW 133776 - 29/04/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
148 DITCHFIELD N 2581714 18TH DIV SIGS 03/09/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
149 DIXON RE 2326789 9TH ARMD DIV SIGS 02/12/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
150 DIXON E 2333048 18TH DIV SIGS 05/07/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
151 DIXON HC 2580470 - 27/05/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
152 DIXON LC 2579922 201 B SIG SEC 06/04/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
153 DIXON RJ 14887768 - 19/09/1947 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
154 DIXON HV 2324289 HONG KONG SIG COY 08/12/1941 - - 25/12/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
155 DOBSON H 2378988 6TH GUARDS TANK BDE SIGS 04/10/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
156 DOBSON EC 2341223 - 08/11/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
157 DOBSON SH 117759 - 23/02/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
158 DODD G 2340511 - 01/04/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
159 DODD JRR 2593635 ATTD 7TH INDIAN DIV SIGS 29/11/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
160 DODSON J 6281726 - 11/05/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
161 DOIDGE JGM 2330526 50TH DIV SIGS 27/05/1942 - - 28/05/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
162 DOLPHIN JK 14724988 ATTD HQ AIRBORNE TROOPS SIG SEC 06/10/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
163 DONALD T 2584384 9TH H DIV SIGS 03/06/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
164 DONALDSON SM 2592789 EIGHTH ARMY SIGS 14/01/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
165 DONKIN AT 2344676 - 27/08/1947 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
166 DONNELLY H 3126649 45TH DIV SIGS 07/08/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
167 DONNELLY VP 2333435 61 HAA REGT, RA SIGS SEC 26/07/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
168 DONOGHUE J 2343411 - 13/07/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
169 DONOVAN H 14646239 - 22/11/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
170 DONOVAN LA 6089822 - 15/03/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
171 DOOGAN AW 19290 - 17/11/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
172 DOOGAN WR 2362220 ATTD III INDIAN CORPS SIGS 10/03/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
173 DORE SH 14856156 - 01/01/1946 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
174 DORFBERGER M 3534942 51ST DIV SIGS 13/08/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
175 DORKINS HG 2338377 ATTD III INDIAN CORPS SIGS 07/08/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
176 DORNEY EJ 2370632 1ST ARMD DIV SIGS 25/01/1942 - - 26/01/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
177 DORRINGTON A 2374608 - 21/08/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
178 DORRINGTON AG 72772 - 30/12/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
179 DOUGALL A 2353218 8TH ARMD DIV SIGS 24/10/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
180 DOUGHTY AEV 6526503 1ST ARMD BDE SIG SEC 21/01/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
181 DOUGLAS RLSC 52338 - 26/12/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
182 DOUGLAS GA 6460280 1ST ARMD DIV SIGS 27/05/1940 - - 02/06/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
183 DOUGLAS DH 2347732 4TH ARMD BDE SIGS 27/07/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
184 DOUGLAS J 2350441 - 13/07/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
185 DOVE MH 2339408 56 DIV SIGS 11/09/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
186 DOVER J 2318438 3RD COMMAND SIGS 11/10/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
187 DOWDING B 2320321 56TH INF BDE SIGS 13/06/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
188 DOWELL CH 2383313 - 10/12/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
189 DOWLING W 7672116 12 L OF C SIGS 08/05/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
190 DOWNER JH 2572014 - 17/10/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
191 DOWNES LH 14622999 - 22/11/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
192 DOWNEY GF 4270308 29 CONSTR SEC 21/09/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
193 DOWNING K 2093157 6TH ARMD DIV SIGS 05/08/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
194 DOWNS F 2361157 XXX CORPS SIGS 18/12/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
195 DOWRICK L 3970649 - 01/01/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
196 DOWSON RC 2590496 11TH ARMD DIV SIGS 09/09/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
197 DOXEY CF 2373578 11TH ARMD DIV SIGS 15/04/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
198 DOY RH 2589735 18TH DIV SIGS 12/09/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
199 DOY LC 2593122 18TH DIV SIGS 10/01/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
200 DOYLE EJ 1414353 ATTD XI INDIAN CORPS SIGS 30/05/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:26 AM

201 DRABBLE JA 2587538 2 AIR FORM SIGS 17/06/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
202 DRACUP E 4689213 5TH DIV SIGS 23/07/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
203 DRAKE HR 6401959 - 28/04/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
204 DRAPER AV 119214 44TH DIV SIGS 31/08/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
205 DRAYTON JA 5677593 - 25/04/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
206 DREW KFH 14412667 - 21/07/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
207 DREW P 2984093 6TH ARMD DIV SIGS 29/01/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
208 DRISCOLL R 2384932 - 21/02/1947 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
209 DRIVER F 1867619 - 16/05/1940 - - 17/06/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
210 DRIVER CW 2592234 18TH DIV SIGS 23/10/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
211 DRIVER HF 2367283 ATTD IV INDIAN CORPS SIGS 03/04/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
212 DRUCE EV 5191726 21 LT AA REGT, RA, SIG SEC 13/01/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
213 DRUMMOND A 2335588 - 17/09/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
214 DRUMMOND PW 2364715 - 04/07/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
215 DRYLAND E 2370533 8TH ARMD DIV SIGS 31/07/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
216 DRYNAN JA 2370190 XXX CORPS SIGS 03/08/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
217 DUCKER JR 4267683 - 03/04/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
218 DUCKER WLJ 2038637 - 29/07/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
219 DUDDY DK 2598773 6TH AA DIV SIGNALS 10/04/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
220 DUDGEON PL 131676 AND 2ND 03/10/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
221 DUDMA J 2590129 - 05/04/1941 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
222 DUFF HF 2337960 X CORPS SIGS 31/10/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
223 DUKE GW 2386041 - 06/06/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
224 DUMPLETON CJ 2336718 III INDIAN CORPS SIGS 21/09/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
225 DUNBAR RK 187981 - 21/12/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
226 DUNCALF TA 2343082 - 23/09/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
227 DUNCAN NL 2584342 - 16/05/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
228 DUNCAN TJ 2379948 - 12/05/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
229 DUNCAN GM 2594007 IV CORPS SIGS 19/09/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
230 DUNGEY EC 2368242 - 17/04/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
231 DUNLOP J 2110034 HQ SIGS 18/09/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
232 DUNLOP GE 2371916 - 03/03/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
233 DUNN GD 2593613 - 17/06/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
234 DUNNING GC 2328639 1ST AIRBORNE DIV SIGS 18/09/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
235 DUNSTER FC 2578876 5TH AA DIV SIGS 27/08/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
236 DURLING J 2352188 25TH TANK BRIGADE SIGS 01/09/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
237 DURWARD JG 2341528 11TH INDIAN DIV SIGS 08/02/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
238 DUSTAN GR 2343855 51ST DIV SIGS 03/11/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
239 DUTTON W 2594827 - 03/07/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
240 DUTTON AR 6299264 - 17/10/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
241 DUTTON J 2339837 - 14/12/1946 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
242 DWYER WJ 2326829 ATTD 6TH INDIAN INF BDE GROUP SIGS 06/04/1943 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
243 DYER TJ 14506509 - 15/09/1944 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
244 DYER LR 14939236 - 22/11/1945 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
245 DYER E 2587086 2 AIR FORM SIGS 17/06/1940 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
246 DYER V 883231 XXVI CORPS SIGS 29/04/1942 ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 02:55 PM

(No Service Number) 2nd Lieutenant A/ Lietenant John Jerome Collins MC, 2nd Divisional Signals, The Royal Corps of Signals.

This officer found himself at La Panne, on the beach, without any proper signals staff. He, however, not only ran a Corps Signal Office for some time, using dispatch riders and orderlies, without a relief, but personally found and laid cables with his own hands under shell fire and bombing. He was consistently cool in a situation of great difficulty and set a fine example to the men under him.


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Additional info posted by Dbf:
http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/allied-units/19612-royal-corps-signals.html#post198147

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 03:23 PM

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The Royal Corps of Signals - Laurette Burton.

Strangely the marching troops are giving an 'Eyes Right' but the parade officer leading the troops is not saluting.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 03:48 PM

Signalman Albert Richard Fish MM, 3rd Divisional Signals, The Royal Corps of Signals.

Awarded MM.

During the action at Furness on 30-31 May, this man was employed on repairing lines to forward battalions. He was for the greater part of the time under heavy shell firebut in disregard of all personal danger he carried out his work and it was largely due to his gallantry and devotion to duty that communications were maintained during the action.

His name was perviously submitted for an award for similiar gallantry during the action the action at Herent from 13-16 May.


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Posted 06 February 2010 - 08:55 PM

Signalman A. Gregory MM, attached 7 Royal Tank Regiment, The Royal Corps of Signals.

Devotion to duty and coolness during heavy enemy bombing and shelling attacks - whilst acting as operator on a wireless truck, this man remained at his post and was unperturbed even by the most furious onslaughts from the air and on the ground.


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Further information posted by Dbf see post 12:
http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/allied-units/19612-royal-corps-signals.html#post198145

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 09:29 PM

Lieutenant T/ Captain, A/ Major Arthur John Maunsell Atthill MBE, 4 Armd Bde, 7 Armd Div, 13 Corps, The Royal Corps of Signals.

Recommended OBE.

Awarded MBE.


Major Atthill has commanded the Signals serving my Bde. throughout the campaign. He has been untiring, most efficient and resourceful. The communications of 4 Armd Bde HQ have never broken down and have been extremely efficient due mainly to Major Atthill's thoroughness, powers of command and technical efficiency. The success of the Bde could not have been achieved but for the unfailing reliability of its Signals for which he, as their Cmdr, deserves the greatest credit.


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Approved 4.3.41

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 09:52 PM

Corporal Thomas Watson MM, Attached 1 Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, The Royal Corps of Signals.

Awarded Immediate Military Medal.

On th evening of 9th Dec. 44, the enemy began to harrass the Regimental gun area south of Faenza with shell-fire as soon as it was dusk and two vital telephone lines were broken. Corporla Watson immediately went out and repaired the lines and then on his own initiative remained out the whole night under almost continuous shell-fire locating and repairing breaks has they occurred.

On 13th Dec. 44, the area was again heavily and accurately shelled for a period of seven hours during which time all external lines were broken. Corporal Watson again remained out under fire the whole time and restored communications as soon as they were destroyed regardless of his personal safety and without waiting for the fire to slacken.

On both occassion he only returned to his HQ when he had ensured that all the lines were intact after the shelling had ceased.

His devotion to duty, initiative and cool courage were an inspiring example to the Line Laying and Maintenance Detachment of which he is in charge.




LG 21.6.45

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:21 PM

Lieutenant Douglas Harry Crittall MC, No.5 Indian Cipher Section att. 7th Indian Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals.

Awarded Military Cross (Original recommendation crossed out).

On 6th Feb 1944 at HQ 7th Indian Division (Laung-Chaung - E.Mayu Range) this officer, who is normally employed on cipher duties shared with another officer, Lt. Mackay, the duty of holding a portion of the Signal area of the perimeter defence. At about 0545 hrs Div HQ was strongly attacked. Although engaged by LMG from several directions he remained completely cool and manned a Bren gun himself. He held his sector for five hours until ordered to withdraw.

Shortly before the withdrawal Lt Mackay was mortally wounded and Lt Crittall at considerable personal danger from mortar fire applied torniquets and organised a carrying party in an effort to evacuate Lt Mackay.

Later, in the Div Adm Box area, although wounded, he assisted in the organisation of the defence of the MDS.

Throughout he showed a complete personal disregard for danger.


LG 18.5.44

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:18 PM

Signalman David Robertson MM, 4th Indian Divisonal Signals, attached to 5th Indian Infantry Brigade, The Royal Corps of Signals.

This Signalman displayed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty while in charge of a wireless set, during the attack on Camp Tumur West on 9th December, 1940.

At all times, under fire, he maintained communication thereby enabling control to be exercised over scattered units at a critical phase of the operation.

During an enemy counter-attack when his vehicle came under heavy fire, he left the set to his second operator and defended his vehicle with an entire disregard for his own personal safety.


LG 3.2.41

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:44 PM

S/ Captain, WS/ Major, T/ Lieutenant Colonel Arthur John Maunsell Atthill OBE MBE, HQ 79th Armoured Division, The Royal Corps of Signals.

Previous Awards:
MiD 1.4.41
MBE 8.7.41

Awarded OBE.

This officer commanded 79 Armd Div Sigs from 10 Mar 44 to 11 Apr 45.

With resources considerably less than those of a normal Armoured Division he had to train for and meet communication problems quite unparallelled for such a minor formation. Frequently Bdes were hundreds of miles apart and the distances between the parts of my HQ were of the same order.

In spite of this, by his knowledge, foresight, and skill, as well as by the admirable training he had given to his Signals, and the excellent spirit with which he had inspired them, he maintained communication for me throughout the campaign in a manner which is beyond praise; often by inprovisations and resourcefulness which were quite exceptional.

A most able, efficient and ingenious Signal expert. I strongly recommend him for recognition.


LG 24.1.46

Written by Maj-Gen Sir P C S Hobbart KBE CB DSO MC, Commander 79th Armoured Division on 13.10.45.

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 12:02 AM

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 12:17 AM

No Citation Found

Gazetted 13.7.44

Also received a MID 6.4.44

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 12:23 PM

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Photo of the last name on this post, commemorated on Sevenoaks War Memorial Kent.

KYLE, FREDERICK
Rank:Corporal
Regiment/Service:Royal Corps of Signals
Age:40
Date of Death:12/10/1942
Service No:2597553
Additional information:Son of Frederick and Emily Kyle; husband of Mavis Helen Kyle, of Reigate, Surrey.
Grave/Memorial Reference:1. A. 10.Cemetery:DELHI WAR CEMETERY

118 KYLEF2597553- 12/10/1942ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:10 PM

Corporal (Acting Sergeant) Frederick Thomas Roberts MM, 4th Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals.

Map Ref:- Italy Sheet No. 160.11 (888178)

Sgt. Roberts was responsible for laying lines in the Trocchio area and forwards. During the period May 11th / May 18th he spent on average five hours a day in th eopen repairing lines under shell fire and mortar fire. This was apart from the many hours repair work which had to be undertaken on lines which were not at the time under shell fire, and the time spent laying new lines.

In particular during the period 1550 hrs 12 May - 2355 13 May the line from Purple Sector Control to 99 Lt AA Regt. (874167) was constantly broken by shelling and mortar fire and Sgt. Roberts was employed for 21 hours on this line during this period. On one occasion fifty seven breaks were mended. This line was of the greatest importance as it provided the only communication to the regiment responsible for smoking the River Gari. In addition, during the day on 16 Apr Sgt. Roberts laid two lines from 10 Bde (894172) exchange across the river to the D.M.A. at 861178.

During the laying of these lines there was considerable shelling and mortaring and their construction was of great assistance in providing communication across the river both for Bdes and for the D.M.A.

During the whole of this period Sgt. Roberts working very long hours under very adverse conditions remained cheerful, tireless and a fine example to his men. His example did much to ensure good communication within his area of responsibility.


LG 26.10.44

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