Fairclough J Major

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Name Fairclough A
Army number 67018.
Rank Major.
Decorations Awarded O.B.E. - date not yet confirmed.
Date of birth Not yet known
Age Not known
Unit Granted a Regular Commission in the Royal Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant. Service details not yet known. Posted to 1st Mountain Regiment 24/9/1942. Subsequent postings not yet known.
Company/Battery 452 Battery.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Battery Commander.
Joined Brigade 24/9/1942.
Promotions Lieutenant - date not yet known but possibly 1939. Captain from 30/1/1944. Temporary Major. Major from 30/1/1949. Lieutenant Colonel. From 1/4/1960 listed as Lt Col Supernumerary to the Establishment. Retired on retired pay 20/9/1962 and granted the Honorary Rank of Colonel.
Wounded Yes - in North West Europe on 1/11/1944 at Flushing.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address No family information as yet.
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