77599 Ralph Cecil Horace PILCHER, MiD, 2 Welsh Guards

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    Personal Number: 77599
    Rank: Captain
    Name: Ralph Cecil Horace PILCHER, MiD
    Unit: Welsh Guards

    London Gazette : 18 February 1941
    The undermentioned 2nd Lts.to be Lts.:—
    W. G'ds.
    R. C. H. Pilcher (77599).

    London Gazette : 1 November 1945
    The KING has been graciously pleaded to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field: —
    Foot Guards.
    W. G'ds.
    Capt. (temp.) R. C. H. PILCHER (77599).

    London Gazette : 2 July 1946
    The undermentioned Lts to be Capts 1st July, 1946.—
    R. C H PlLCHER (77599).

    London Gazette : 9 October 1951
    W. G'ds.
    Capt. R. C. H. PILCHER (77599) to be Maj., 25th Aug. 1951.

    London Gazette : 6 October 1953
    Maj. R. C. H. PILCHER (77599) retires receiving a gratuity, 1st Oct. 1953.
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    Army Number: 77599
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Name: R C H PILCHER
    Unit: Welsh Guards
    POW Number: 632
    Date of Capture:
    Place of Capture:
    Camp: Oflag 9 A/Z
    TNA Reference:
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    P77599 Lieutenant Ralph Cecil Horace PILCHER, WELSH GUARDS

    Lieutenant PILCHER was taken prisoner at BOULOGNE during the summer of 1940. After participating in four unsuccessful tunnel schemes he and 5 other Officers attempted to escape from ROTENBURG, but were caught just outside the wire.

    On 29 March 1945 Lieutenant PILCHER escaped from the marching column of prisoners, and after hiding for four days joined an American unit.


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