19362 Major-General Sir Victor Morven FORTUNE KBE CB DSO MiD DL

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  1. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    He spend a long time as a POW in Germany.
    I think, died in Scotland.
    Does anyone know of children or other family members?

    Stefan
     
  2. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    He had one son John Bruce Forrester Fortune b 1921. He was awarded the MC in 1943.
     
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  6. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    John Fortune is buried in the family plot at Auchencairn Cemetery, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

    In loving memory of Lieutenant Colonel John Bruce Fortune, M.C., late of the Black Watch R.H.R., of Bengairn, born 19th July 1921, died 14th September 1995. And the trumpets sounded on the other side.
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  8. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Thank you all for this very comprehensive and detailed information.
    I will add Sir Victor to my list of heroes makingthe mass escape of 26 officers from OFLAG Vb.
    He will also be mentioned in my book about this escape.

    Stefan.
     
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    Personal Number: 19362
    Rank: Major-General
    Name: Sir Victor Morven FORTUNE, KBE, CB, DSO, (6x) MID, DL
    Unit: The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) ; The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)


    London Gazette : 11 January 1907
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/27985/page/257/data.pdf
    The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), Second Lieutenant V. M. Fortune, to be Lieutenant, vice C. C. Lamb, promoted. Dated 8th November, 1906.

    London Gazette : 17 February 1915
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29072/supplement/1664/data.pdf
    In accordance with the last paragraph, of my Despatch of the 20th November, 1914, I lave the honour to bring to notice names of those whom I recommend for gallant and distinguished service in the field.
    I have the honour to be, Your Lordship's most obedient Servant, J. D. P. FRENCH, Field-Marshal, Commanding-in-chief, The British Army in the Field.
    1ST BATTALION, BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS).
    Fortune, Captain V. M.

    London Gazette : 18 February 1915
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29074/supplement/1694/data.pdf
    The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).
    To be Brevet Major. Captain V. M. Fortune.

    London Gazette : 1 January 1916

    London Gazette : 15 June 1916

    London Gazette : 3 June 1916
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29608/supplement/5567/data.pdf
    Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
    Capt. and Bt. Maj. Victor Morven Fortune, R. Highrs.

    London Gazette : 1 May 1917
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30043/supplement/4156/data.pdf
    The following are among the Decorations and medals awarded by the Allied Powers at various dates to the British Forces for distin- guished services rendered during the course of the campaign:—
    His Majesty the King has given unrestricted permission in all cases to wear the Decorations and medals in question.
    Decorations conferred by THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC.
    Legion 'd'Honneur. Croix de Chevalier.
    Captain and Brevet Major (acting Lieutenant- Colonel) Victor Morven Fortune, D.S.O., Royal Highlanders.

    London Gazette : 21 December 1917
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30441/supplement/13364/data.pdf
    The following is a Continuation of Sir Douglas Haig's Despatch* of the 7th Novem- ber, submitting names deserving special mention, published in a Supplement to the London
    Gazette of Tuesday, 18th, December, 1917 : —
    ROYAL HIGHLANDERS.
    Fortune, Bt. Maj. (actg. Lt.-Col.) V. M., D.S.O.

    London Gazette : 20 December 1918
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31077/supplement/14926/data.pdf
    I have the honour to submit a list of names of those officers, ladies, non-commissioned officers and men serving, or who have served, under my command during the period 25th February, 1918, to midnight 16th/17th September, 1918, whose distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty I consider deserving of special mention.
    I have the honour to be, My Lord, Your Lordship's obedient servant, D. HAIG, Field-Marshal, Commanding-in-Chief., The British Armies in France.
    Fortune, Capt. and Bt. Maj. (T./Brig.-Gen.) V. M., D.S.O., R. Highrs.

    London Gazette : 1 January 1919
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31092/supplement/15/data.pdf
    TO BE BBEVET LIEUTENANT-COLONEL.
    (On Retired List, Reserve of Officers, Special Reserve, New Army, or Territorial Force, in the case of Officers belonging to these categories, as applicable.)
    Capt. and Bt. Maj. (T./Brig.-Gen.) V. M. Fortune, D.S.O., R. Highrs.

    London Gazette : 18 July 1919
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31465/supplement/9219/data.pdf
    The following are among the Decorations .-and medals awarded by the Allied Powers at various dates to the British Forces for dis- tinguished services rendered during the course
    of the campaign: —
    His Majesty the King has given unrestricted •permission in all cases to wear the Decorations .and medals in question.
    Decorations conferred by THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC.
    Legion d'Honneur. Officier.
    Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel (temporary Briga- dier-General) Victor Morven Fortune, D.S.O., Royal Highlanders.

    London Gazette : 12 July 1920
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31976/supplement/7437/data.pdf
    ARMIES OF OCCUPATION. REGULAR FORCES.
    INFANTRY.
    Service Battalions.
    R.W. Surr. R.
    11th Bn.—
    Capt. (Bt. Lt.-Col.) V. M. FORTUNE, D.S.O. (R. Highrs.), to be actg. Maj. while 2nd in comd. of the Bn. 7 Nov. 1919 to 21 Jan. 1920. (Substituted for Gaz. notification 21 May 1920.)

    London Gazette : 20 February 1923
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32797/page/1230/data.pdf
    ESTABLISHMENTS.
    The undermentioned appts. are made: —
    SMALL ARMS SCHOOL,
    Asst. Comdt. (Cl X).—Bt. Lt.-Col. V. M. Fortune, D.S.O., Black Watch, from a Comdr. of a Co. of Gentlemen Cadets (G.S.O., 2nd Grade), vice Bt. Col.. T. G. Dalby, D.S.O., K.R.R.C. 1st Feb. 1923.

    London Gazette : 8 June 1923
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32832/page/4061/data.pdf
    MEMORANDA
    Capt. (now Maj.) & Bt. Lt.-Col. V. M. Fortune, D.S.O., Black Watch, to be temp. Maj. whilst empld. as a Comdr. of a Co. of Gentlemen Cadets (G.S.O., 2nd Grade), R. Mil. Coll., from 1st Feb. 1921 to 31st Jan. 1923.

    London Gazette : 1 April 1932
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33813/page/2142/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY
    COMMANDS AND STAFF
    The undermentioned appts. are made:—
    Col. V. M. Fortune, D.S.O., from G.S.O., 1st Grade, 5th Div., to be Comdr., 5th Inf. Bde., 19th Mar. 1932, and is granted the temp, rank of Brigadier.

    London Gazette : 11 October 1935
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34207/page/6378/data.pdf
    TERRITORIAL ARMY.
    COMMANDS AND STAFF
    Maj. -Gen. V . M. FORTUNE, D.S.O., h.p. to be Comdr., 52nd (Lowland) Div. (temp.) 26th Sept.1935.

    London Gazette : 23 June 1936
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34296/supplement/3998/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday, to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath:—
    To be Ordinary Members of the Military Division of thei Third Class, or Companions of the said Most Honourable Order:
    Major-General Victor Morven Fortune, D.S.O. (late The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) and .The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's), Commander, 52nd (Lowland) Division, Scottish Command.

    London Gazette : 14 August 1936
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34314/page/5344/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY
    Maj.-Gen. V . M. Fortune, C.B., D.S.O., on ceasing to be empld. is placed on h.p. 15th Aug. 1936.

    London Gazette : 9 April 1937
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34387/page/2268/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY
    COMMANDS AND STAFF.
    Maj.-Gen. V. M. Fortune, C.B., D.S.O., h.p., to be Comdr. South Western Area, 1st Apr. 1937.

    London Gazette : 14 January 1938
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34473/page/292/data.pdf
    TERRITORIAL ARMY.
    COMMANDS AND STAFF.
    Maj.-Gen. V . M. Fortune, C.B., D.S.O., from Comdr., South Western Area, to be Comdr., 51st (Highland) Div. 3rd Jan. 1938

    London Gazette : 17 April 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37040/supplement/2077/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointment to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of valuable services in the interests of British Prisoners of War in Germany:—
    To be an Additional Knight Commander of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:—
    Major-General Victor Morven Fortune, C.B., D.S.O. (19362), late The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment).

    London Gazette : 11 October 1945

    London Gazette : 23 July 1948
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38359/page/4190/data.pdf
    DECORATIONS CONFERRED BY is MAJESTY THE KING OF THE HELLENES
    Grand Officer of the Royal Order of the Phoenix
    Major-General Sir Victor Marven FORTUNE, KBE, CB, DSO (19362), late Infantry
     
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  10. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Obituary from the Aberdeen Press and Journal - Monday 03 January 1949
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