69813 Major Thomond 'Toby' O'Bryen HORSFORD, MC, MiD, 11 Hussars (Prince Albert's Own)

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    Personal Number: 69813
    Rank: Major
    Name: Thomond O'Bryen HORSFORD, MC, MiD
    Unit: 11th Hussars

    London Gazette : 18 February 1941
    The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts.:
    1st Jan.1941:—
    11th H.
    T. O'B.Horsford (69813).

    London Gazette : 8 July 1941
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned for distinguished services in the Middle East during the period December, 1940, to February, 1941: —
    Horsford, Lt. T. O'B. (69813).

    London Gazette : 24 February 1942
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East:—
    The Military Cross.
    Lieutenant Thomond O'Bryen Horsford (69813), Royal Armoured Corps (Hussars) (Camberley).

    London Gazette : 2 July 1946
    The undermentioned Lts. to be Capts , 1st July 1946 —
    11th H.
    T O'B HORSFORD, M.C. (69813).

    London Gazette : 21 June 1966
    Capt. (Hon. Maj.) T. O'B. HORSFORD, M.C. (69813), having attained the age limit ceases to belong to the Res. of Offrs., 20th June 1966.
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    • BBC - WW2 People's War - Diary of a Cherrypicker
    • "The next day Lt Tony Hunter MC, led 4th Tp to a new start line on the Hamburg/Kiel Road north of Quickborn. General/ Admiral von Friedeberg, representing Admiral Doenitz the new Fuhrer together with a small delegation, entered the British lines and the Admiral gave himself up to Mr Hunter who alerted the Sqdn Ldr. The Admiral and his staff had come to surrender all German Land, Naval and Air Forces in North West Europe, a memorable day for 4th Tp, the Sqdn and the Regiment. The Sqdn Ldr Captain Toby Horsford MC joined us within minutes. He waited to receive the staff officers from Field Marshal Montgomery’s Headquarters who would escort the delegation to Luneburg and then he sent us back on patrol along the road to Kiel. Captain Toby Horsford had cheerfully greeted the senior staff officer; a full Colonel from the Field Marshall’s HQ, “We don’t often see you buggers this far forward”. This caused Admiral von Friedeberg to split his sides with laughter. Probably the last laugh he enjoyed before the humiliation of the surrender. (From “The Cherrypickers” by Lt Col Peter Upton)"
    • https://www.krh.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/KRH-1995.pdf
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