41440 Major Edward William Harold WORRALL D.S.O. M.C. S.L.I. attached 9th D.L.I.

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  1. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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    41440 Major Edward William Harold WORRALL D.S.O. M.C. Somerset Light Infantry
    attached 9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry

    21st November 1907 Taunton Deane, Somerset - 19th December 1981 Seven Ash, Somerset
    R.M.C. Sandhurst; 2Lt. The Somerset Light Infantry 30th August 1928; Lt. 30th August 1931; A.D.C. to the Governor of Bengal 1st November 1933 - 15th September 1936; Captain 1st April 1938; Retired receiving a gratuity, 1st February 1939; Recalled to Service; Captain; temporary Major; attached 9th Bn. Durham Light Infantry.
    Ceased to belong to the Reserve of Officers on account of disability 8th December 1944
    Hon. Major

    Awarded a Military Cross for actions at El Alamein on 2nd November 1942
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    Awarded a D.S.O. for actions on 20/21st March 1943 Mareth Line, Tunisia
    Recommended for a Bar to his M.C. by Lt.Col. A.B.S. Clarke O.C. 9th D.L.I. Upgraded to an immediate D.S.O. by Major General J.S. Nichols G.O.C. 50th Division 31st March 1943
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    Wounded in action 22nd March 1943
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    Wounded in action Sicily Date not reported
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    Western Morning News 2nd January 1943
     
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  2. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Great post thank you , many mentions in the book Gateshead Gurkhas . Commanding B Coy at El Alamein , still OC B Coy at Mareth where he was wounded .Moved on the 9th June 1943 to become 2 IC 6 DLI , served in Sicily with that Bn .
     
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  3. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    According to ‘The Faithful Sixth’ (Moses), Major EWH Worrall, known as ‘Teddy’, was wounded at Primosole Bridge on 17 July 1943.
     
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