41622 Lieutenant Colonel John Henry Hamlyn WHITTY, DSO, MC, MiD, Cdg. 5 QORWK: 23/10/1944

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    LIEUTENANT COLONELJOHN HENRY HAMLYN WHITTY
    Service Number: 41622
    Regiment & Unit/Ship
    Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, Cdg. 5th Bn.
    Date of Death: Died 23 October 1944
    Age 34 years old
    Buried or commemorated at FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY
    Grave Reference: IV. B. 4.
    Location: Italy
    Awards Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross
    Additional Info Son of Hamlyn and Marguerite Louisa Whitty; husband of Sheila Hope Whitty, of Seaford, Sussex. Represented the Army at Rugby Football, Cricket and Golf.
    Personal Inscription GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

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    Personal Number: 41622
    Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel
    Name: John Henry Hamlyn WHITTY, DSO, MC, MiD
    Unit: Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment


    London Gazette : 12 April 1929
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33485/page/2436/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY RESERVE OF OFFICERS.
    INFANTRY.
    R.W.K.—John Henry Hamlyn Whitty (late Cadet Co. Serjt.-M,aj., Clifton Coll. Contgt., Jun. Div., O.T.O.).

    London Gazette : 5 August 1938
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34539/page/5051/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the undermentioned awards for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine: —
    The Military Cross.
    Lieutenant John Henry Hamlyn Whitty, 2nd Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

    London Gazette : 3 February 1939
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34595/page/757/data.pdf
    INFANTRY.
    R.W.K.—Lt. J. H. H. Whitty, M.C., to be Capt. 4th Feb. 1939.

    London Gazette : 3 October 1939
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34701/supplement/6711/data.pdf
    COMMANDS ANDSTAFF.
    The undermentioned appts. are made:—
    Capt. J. H. H. Whitty, M.C., R.W.K., to be Staff Capt. (temp.). 28th July 1939.

    London Gazette : 20 December 1940
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35020/supplement/7190/data.pdf
    The names of the undermentioned have been brought to notice in recognition of distinguished services in connection with operations in the field.
    March-June, 1940.
    THE QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT.
    Capt. J. H. H. WHITTY, M.C.

    London Gazette : 4 May 1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36497/page/2044/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy
    The Distinguished Service Order
    Major (temporary Lieutenant-Colonel) John Henry Hamlyn Whitty, M C (41622), The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (Guildford)
     
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