220618 Captain Douglass Augustine Dryden Lane CHUDLEIGH, Leicestershire Regiment: 26/08/1946

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  1. CL1

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    Rank: Captain
    Service No: 220618
    Date of Death: 26/08/1946
    Regiment/Service: Leicestershire Regiment
    Grave Reference: 4. E. 19.
    Location: Germany
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    Douglass A D L Chudleigh
    in the England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976

    Name: Douglass A D L Chudleigh
    Father's name: A C L Chudleigh
    Death Date: 26 Aug 1946
    Death Place: Germany

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    Chudleigh, Douglass Augustine Dryden Lyne
    Rank: Captain
    Army Number: 220618
    Unit: 2nd Bn

    Educated at Cranleigh School, Douglass Chudleigh was serving in Palestine in 1939 in The Royal Yorkshire Hussars. He was commissioned into The Leicestershire Regiment on 19.10.1941 and served 2nd Bn in Libya, and at Tobruk, Ceylon, and India. Selected for service in Force 133 (SOE), he returned to the Middle East. He parachuted into Yugoslavia to join the forces of General Mihailovitch and after 10 months behind German lines he returned and parachuted into Northern Italy during the occupation. He next parachuted into Norway for a specific operation which he completed in a month. While on leave in England on his return he proceeded in a glider with 6thAirborne Division for the Rhine Crossing. He was in Austria on a special mission in May 1945 and after VE Day he proceeded to Ceylon where he was waiting to be dropped into Japanese-occupied territory when VJ Day occurred. Returning to Europe he was soon detailed by the War Office for intelligence and counter-espionage work in Germany. He died in an accident in Germany on 26.8.1946. He is buried at Munster War Cemetery, Germany. He was the elder son of Lt Col A C L Chudleigh MBE of the Regiment.

    Date of Birth: 3.3.1920
    Date of Death: 26.8.1946
    Place of Death: Germany
    Period of Service: 1939-46
    Conflicts: WW2
    Places Served: Libya, Ceylon, India, Yigoslavia, Italy, Norway, Germany, Austria

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