26061 Lieutenant-Colonel John Arthur Mowbray ELLISON-MACARTNEY, MiD, Queen Victoria's Rifles

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    Personal Number: 26061
    Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel
    Name: John Arthur Mowbray ELLISON-MACARTNEY, MiD
    Unit: Queen Victoria's Rifles

    London Gazette : 7 February 1930
    9th Lond. R.—
    Lt. J. A. M. Ellison-Macartney to be Capt. 7th Dec. 192

    London Gazette : 20 September 1945
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Defence of Calais in May, 1940.
    Queen Victoria's Rifles.
    Lt.-Col. J. A. M. ELLISON-MACARTNEY (26061).
    (The ranks shown against the names of the above officers are those held by them at the time they were recommended)

    London Gazette : 13 June 1964
    Order of the British Empire
    Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
    Civil Division
    John Arthur Mowbray Ellison-Macartney, TD, Chairman, Board of Governors, St. John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin.
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    See also:
    • Private Diary: CALAIS, May 1940, 1st Battalion QUEEN VICTORIA'S RIFLES, Major TL Timpson
    • Prisoners of War - Victoria Rifles Lodge No 822
    • The defence of Calais and the aftermath saw the survivors of the Regiment interned as Prisoners of War. Amongst them were a number of members of the Lodge:
      Lt Col J A M Ellison-Macartney
    • https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/10487/lot/188/
    • FOUR TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL J.A.M.ELLISON-MACARTNEY, KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS, 1939-1945 Star; War Medal with MID Oakleaf; Coronation 1953; Territorial Decoration, G.VI.R., dated 1951, with three extra service bars, each dated 1951. Mounted as worn. Very fine. (4)
      T.D. and three clasps London Gazette 18.9.1951.
      Although the group does not contain any named medals the lot comes with a very dtailed folder of research attributing the medals to him.
      Lieutenant Colonel John Arthur Mowbray Ellison-Macartney was born on 12.3.1903, he was the son of the the Rt Hon Sir William Grey Ellison-Macartney K.C.M.G. and Lady Ellison-Macartney. He was educated in Tasmania and Eton, he later went on to Queen Mary College, University of London. He joined the Territorial Army in 1923 and reached the rank of Lt Colonel in 1939. He was the Commanding Officer of the 7th Bn K.R.R.C. and cwas captured at the capitulation of the Calais Garrison, 26.5.1940. He was held at Oflag 12B-Hadamar Germany until Liberation in 1945.
      After the war he was chairman of St.John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin 1947. He died on 25.10.1985.
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