90815 Richard Cecil TWINING, 3 Welsh Guards

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    Personal Number: 90815
    Rank: Captain
    Name: Richard Cecil TWINING
    Unit: 3 Welsh Guards

    London Gazette : 6 June 1939
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34632/page/3784/data.pdf
    GENERAL LIST.
    UNIVERSITY CANDIDATES.
    Richard Cecil TWINING to be 2nd Lt. 5th June 1939.

    London Gazette : 28 January 1941
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35056/supplement/539/data.pdf
    FOOT GUARDS.
    W. G'ds.
    The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts. 1st Jan. 1941: —
    R. C. Twining (90815).

    London Gazette : 25 January 1946
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37445/page/696/data.pdf
    Notices under Trustee Act
    Name: TWINING, Richard Cecil
    Addres: 922, Nell Gwynn House, Sloane Avenue, London, S.W.3,
    Description: Captain, Welsh Guards
    DOD: 9th April, 1943.
     
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    Casualty
    Captain TWINING, RICHARD CECIL
    Service Number 90815
    Died 09/04/1943
    Aged 27
    3rd Bn. Welsh Guards
    Son of Richard Haynes Twining and Ellen Irene Rosalind Twining, of South Kensington, London; husband of Loma Althea Twining. B.A. (Oxon.).
    INSCRIPTION: IN TREASURED MEMORY OF DICKIE "LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM, O LORD." R.I.P.
    Buried at ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY
    Location: Tunisia
    Number of casualties: 1466
    Cemetery/memorial reference: II. B. 17.
    See cemetery plan
     
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    It appears as a result of his death his wife became twice a war widow and then, having married for the third time, she herself died in1948.

    Captain Richard Cecil Twining | Christ Church, Oxford University

    In March 1943, he married Lorna Althea Holt nee Ravenhill, the widow of Pilot Officer G.C.A. Holt who had been killed on 15 October 1942.

    Richard Cecil Twining was killed, days later, on 9 April 1943 in the final days of the war in North Africa.

    He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery Plot II. B. 17.

    Lorna Twining married Desmond Clive Chichester in 1946 and died in 1948 having just given birth to a son.
     
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    Welsh Guards at War Article III
    Western Mail & South Wales News Saturday 25th January 1947
     
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