Wilby Ronald John Major 79246

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Name Wilby Ronald John
Army number 79246
Rank Major
Decorations M.i D. 20/12/1945 and 14/2/1946. T.E.D. 3/11/1950.
Date of birth 3/2/1900. Baptised 29/4/1900 at Byfleet St Mary.
Age 0
Unit Formerly Indian Army- Cavalry Offr Rawalpindi, Royal Artillery TA Comm. as 2/Lt 4/1/1939, Trf DLI as 2/Lt 4/1/1939, Embodied 24/8/1939, Trf Black Watch 20/12/1939, Posted 1 TS, Posted 41 Group NDC September 1939, Posted 13th (HD) Bn DLI Dec 1939, Posted 1/13 (HD) Bn 9/40, Posted 30th Bn DLI Nov 1940, Demobilised 1945. TARO - ceased liability 26/4/1950 as Hon Major.
Company/Battery 23rd Division. Attached to RAF.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Bn 2 i/c
Joined Brigade
Promotions Captain 28/6/39, T/Maj 1/12/39.
Prisoner of War O12B, 557
Died/Killed in action Died 19/1/1951, St David's Hospital, Cardiff. Death registered March 1951, Cardiff.
Home address Son of William John Wilby and Rose Louisa Wilby. Educated King's School, Canterbury. 52, Reid Park Road, Jesmond, 146, Carlton Rd. Lowestoft. 38 Pencisely Rise, Cardiff. Married Frida Pondz Wilby.
Source table 1TS

The information indicating that Major Wilby was part of the Home Defence Battalions (drawn from the McGregor Card Index) may not be entirely correct as he apparently was taken Prisoner of War with the BEF. These items of data need to be further checked against other sources.