49851 John Ernest FASS, 1 Welsh Guards

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    Lieutenant Colonel FASS, JOHN ERNEST
    Service Number 49851
    Died 30/06/1944
    Aged 33
    Cdg. 1st Bn. Welsh Guards
    Son of Sir Ernest Fass, K.C.M.G., C.B., O.B.E., and of Lady Fass (nee Neame), of Inkpen, Berkshire; husband of Elizabeth Mary Fass, of Sonning, Berkshire.
    Buried at ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX
    Location: Calvados, France
    Number of casualties: 2047
    Cemetery/memorial reference: III. F. 9.
    See cemetery plan

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    From A Soldier's Story, Vandeleur, page 75
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    War Diary: 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Jan - Dec 1944

    1944 June 30
    There was incessant gunfire, but little activity.
    The Medical Officer (Captain UNWIN) had had a night of non-stop work.
    Apart from Battalion H.Q. the Battalion had been lucky.
    Major General ADAIR the Divisional Commander came to see the Battalion during the day and gave even more pleasure than his visits normally do.
    That night Battalion H.Q. had its second piece of ill fortune as a mortar shell again burst immediately over head killing Major FASS and his orderly and wounding Serjeant WILCOX the Intelligence Serjeant.
    Major HEBER-PERCY, M.C. then took over the Battalion and settled all details of the re-arrangement of the Battalion with the Adjutant - List of Officers is appended. [N.B. Aside from Field returns, here have been no appendices included in the War Diary for any month so far.]
    As soon as the Adjutant had returned to Battalion H.Q. 14 shells fell slap on the position, fortunately not injuring anyone.

    Lieutenant Colonel JOHN ERNEST FASS 49851, Cdg. 1st Bn., Welsh Guards who died age 33 on 30 June 1944
    Son of Sir Ernest Fass, K.C.M.G., C.B., O.B.E., and of Lady Fass (nee Neame), of Inkpen, Berkshire; husband of Elizabeth Mary Fass, of Sonning, Berkshire.
    Remembered with honour ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX
    Grave/Memorial Reference: III. F. 9.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    Guardsman FREDERICK GRIFFITHS 2737098, 1st Bn., Welsh Guards who died age 32 on 30 June 1944
    Son of David and Elizabeth Griffiths, of Maesydre, Wrexham, Denbighshire.
    Remembered with honour ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUXGrave/Memorial Reference: III. F. 10.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    Guardsman CYRIL RAYMOND WHITE 2734144, 1st Bn., Welsh Guards who died age 26 on 30 June 1944
    Son of Richard and Beatrice White; husband of Dorothy White, of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.
    Remembered with honour BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. F. 14.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details
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    Personal Number: 49851
    Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel
    Name: John Ernest FAS
    Unit: Welsh Guards

    London Gazette : 30 January 1931
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33685/page/676/data.pdf
    The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military College, to be 2nd Lts. 29th Jan. 1931 :—
    ESTABLISHMENTS.
    R. Mil. Coll.—
    R. Berks R.—
    John Ernest FASS.

    London Gazette : 30 December 1938
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34584/page/8306/data.pdf
    The undermentioned Lts. to be Instrs. 18th Dec. 1938: —
    J. E. Fass, R. Berks. R.

    London Gazette : 3 January 1939
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34586/page/58/data.pdf
    R. Berks R.—
    Lt. J. E. Fass is secd. whilst empld. as Instr. R. Mil. Coll. 18th Dec. 1938.

    London Gazette : 31 January 1939
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34594/page/683/data.pdf
    R. Berks. R.—
    The undermentioned Lts. to be Capts. 29th Jan. 1939: —
    J. E. Fass.

    London Gazette : 3 October 1939
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34701/supplement/6712/data.pdf
    FOOT GUARDS.
    W. G'ds.—
    Capt. J. E. Fass, from R. Berks. R., to be Capt. 1st Oct. 1939, and retains his present seniority.
     
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