58134 Brigadier 'Jack' John Edward Stracey STONE, CBE, MiD, East Lancs & 1 South Lancs

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  1. Chris Stone

    Chris Stone Member

    Hi everyone
    I’m a newcomer and am researching my late uncle Jack Brig J E S Stone CBE.
    Jack was commissioned into the East Lancs but landed with the S Lans on Sword Beach as 2i/c taking command when the C.O was killed shortly after landing . Jack was himself wounded on the 27th?
    He was back with the East Lancs by wars end as a GOS2 On Mountbatten’s staff temp Lt Col OBE.
    Any help or suggestions re filling the gaps would be great
  2. Wobbler

    Wobbler Patron Patron

    Welcome aboard Chris.

    If you have not done so already, then you may want to send off for your uncle’s service records. If these applications do not cover officers’ records then apologies and I’m sure someone will be along to correct me :D

    Get a copy of military service records

    You could also start a thread here Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy where forum members will add further (sound advice given to me by Clive, who I have quoted here, when I first joined the forum).

    Again, assuming you’ve not already had a good look around, enter South Lancs and East Lancs in the forum search engine and you’ll find plenty to assist research, e.g.

    south lancs d-day

    1st East Lancs Regiment 1939-45

    The Regiments’ War Diaries, held at the National Archives, will, of course, provide you with much information too and there may well be a member or two here who already has copies that may be of interest to you. This thread has the South Lancs diary for June ‘44 which I’m sure you will find of great interest:

    1st South Lancs War Diary June 1944

    Here’s an interesting entry from it for you about Lt Colonel Stone (courtesy of Paul Reed):


    The death of the CO on 6 June, as you correctly mention, is recorded here, again courtesy of Paul:


    You will find some great help and information on here from these guys and gals. I have.

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  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hope this is correct ...

    Personal Number: 58134
    Rank: Colonel
    Name: John Edward Stracey STONE, CBE, MiD
    Unit: East Lancashire Regiment; 1 South Lancashire Regiment

    London Gazette : 4 October 1935
    The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be 2nd Lts. (on prob.). 1st Oct. 1935:—
    J. E. S. Stone, E. Lan. R.

    London Gazette : 4 February 1941
    The undermentioned Lts. to be Capts.: —
    E. Lan. R.
    J. E. S. Stone (58134).

    London Gazette : 1 January 1946
    The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire:—
    To be Additional Officers of the Military. Division of the said Most Excellent Order:
    Lieutenant-Colonel (temporary) John Edward Stracey STONE (58134), The East Lancashire Regiment

    London Gazette : 19 September 1946
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma:—
    E. Lan. R.
    Lt.-Col. (temp.) J. E. S. STONE (58134).

    London Gazette : 30 April 1954
    E. Lan. R.
    Maj. & Bt. Lt.-Col. J. E. S. STONE, O.B.E. (58134), to be Lt.-Col., 1st May 1954.

    London Gazette : 27 November 1956
    The undermentioned Lt.-Cols. to be Cols, on the dates shown:—
    (Temp. Col.) J. E. S. STONE, O.B.E. (58134), from E. Lan., Emp. List, 7th Apr. 1956.

    London Gazette : 12 February 1957
    Lt.-Col. (Temp. Col.) P. W. G. POPE, D.S.O., M.C. (58002), from R.A. to be Col, 12th Dec. 1956, with seniority 7th April 1956, and precedence next above J. E. S. STONE (58134).

    London Gazette : 1 January 1958
    The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire:—
    To be Ordinary Commanders of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:—
    Colonel John Edward Stracey STONE, O.B.E. (58134), late Infantry.

    London Gazette : 30 May 1961
    The undermentioned Cols, to be Brigs, on the dates shown:
    J. E. S. STONE, O.B.E. (58134), late Inf., 1st Jan. 1961.

    London Gazette : 1 May 1962
    The undermentioned Brigs., to be Supernumerary to Establishment on the dates shown:
    J. E. S. STONE, C.B.E. (58134) late R.E., 7th Apr. 1962.

    London Gazette : 10 September 1963
    Brig. J. E. S. STONE, C.B.E. (58134), late Inf., retires on retired pay, 9th Sept. 1963.

    London Gazette : 21 September 1971
    Brig. John Edward Stracey STONE, C.B.E., relinquishes the appointment of Honorary Colonel 4th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment T. & A.V.R., 31st Mar. 1971, on reorganisation.
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  4. dbf

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  5. Chris Stone

    Chris Stone Member

    Thanks guys some great advice and info didn’t realise he’d been awarded an MID as well whilst with SEAC
    His eldest brother my grandad was also awarded an MID earlier in the war for his actions on HMS Capetown following her being torpedoed!
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  6. Jenny Stone

    Jenny Stone New Member

    Very interesting to read all this and to see that Chris Stone has been looking at it. I am one of Jack Stone's three daughters.
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  7. Chris Stone

    Chris Stone Member

    Hi Jenny
    I’m the eldest son of your cousin Bernard ( son of Ernest) who sadly is no longer with us.
    Jack always took a keen interest in my career and mum Maureen, still alive and kicking, always speaks hIghly of him.
    I have been researching the family’s military history so it’s not lost to future generations of the family. My nephew is serving in the RAF making him the 5th generation to serve.
    Would love to stay in touch if that is OK?
  8. Chris Stone

    Chris Stone Member

    I remember being told Jack had two girls didn’t realise there was a third!
  9. Jenny Stone

    Jenny Stone New Member

    Very pleased to be in touch. I remember meeting Bernard, Maureen and the family. Please email me your contact details atJstraceystone (at) hotmail.com and we can go from there.
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