Gay Geoffrey Lytton 2/Lt 113543

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Name Gay Geoffrey Lytton
Army number 113543
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations Qualified Staff College 1944, Order of St John 1961, Knight of St John 1979, Licentiate RPS 1983, FRSA 1983.
Date of birth 14/3/1914.
Age 0
Unit Honourable Artillery Company 2 (V). Posted to 162 OCTU 1939. Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as 2/Lt 14/1/1940. Posted No 4 ITC 6/2/1940. Attached 10th Bn DLI 6/2/1940. Posted 10th Bn DLI 21/2/1940. Served B.E.F. Evacuated via Dunkirk. Special Employment 25/11/1940 to 4/10/1941. Posted 49 Division HQ. Served Iceland? Attached to 70 Bde HQ 10/5/1943 - 20/5/1943. Chief of Staff Sind District India 1943. DAAG HQ India 17/12/1945. Unemployed list and released 1946.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role G III. Staff Captain.
Joined Brigade 6/2/1940.
Promotions W/S Lt 14/7/1941, A/Captain 5/10/1941, T/Captain 5/1/1942, W/S Captain 25/5/1944, T/Major 25/5/1944, Hon Lt. Colonel.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action
Home address Blandford Forum, Dorset. Son of Charles M Gay of Kensington and his wife Ida. Traced on the Kensington and Chelsea Electoral Register between 1937 and 1960. Educated St Paul's School. Joined Knight, Frank and Rutley 1929 - Consultant 1973. Married 1947 Dorothy Ann.
Source table 10DLI