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Hetman Jack PARHAM, CBE, DSO & Bar; Royal Artillery; 1st Army

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    From The Times, Monday, July 8, 1940
    ARMY AWARDS

    GALLANT REARGUARD ACTIONS
    FINE LEADERSHIP AND COURAGE

    The War Office issues the following list of immediate awards by the Commander-in-Chief, British Expeditionary Force:-

    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER

    PARHAM, LT.-COL. HETMAN JACK, R.A.
    During the withdrawal Lt.-Col. Parham displayed great coolness and decision, keeping his forward guns going until the last possible minute and then withdrawing them, having arranged for other guns in rear to take up their task. On May 29, when covering with some of his guns the withdrawal at Bambecque, he noticed that the enemy had penetrated on his right. On his own initiative he collected some carriers and successfully counter-attacked. His truck was hit and he was wounded, but he managed to get back on foot.



    https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7356988
    Reference: WO 373/16/110
    Name Parham, H J
    Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    Regiment: 10 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: British Expeditionary Force 1939-40
    Award: Distinguished Service Order
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 22 October 1940
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