Blaxland William Gregory Lieutenant 95239
Name Blaxland William Gregory
Army number 95239
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Born 7/12/1918 at Norwich, Norfolk. Mother's maiden surname Andrews.
Age 67 at the time of his death.
Unit Attended Royal Military College Sandhurst as a Cadet. Commissioned as a Regular Army 2nd Lieutenant in the Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) 1/7/1939. Posted to the ? Battalion. Served with the B.E.F. in Northern France. Transferred on attachment to the Royal Artillery and posted to the 89th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. Served Normandy. Retired, on retirement pay, on the grounds of disability 23/9/1955.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Details awaited.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions Promoted Lieutenant 1/1/1941. Promoted Captain 1/7/1946. Promoted Major 1/7/1952.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died 4/2/1986 at Canterbury, Kent, aged 67. Probate granted 28/4/1986 at the Brighton Registry.
Home address Father - Athelstan Jaspen Blaxland (1880 - 1963). Mother - Anna Marion Andrews (1879 - 1963). Married Elizabthe Bradshaw Finn in December 1953 in Canterbury. Lived at Lower Heppington, Canterbury.
Gregory Blaxland is probably best known as the author of the classic work of military history "Destination Dunkirk", published by William Kimber and listed in the bibliography on this Website, and a copy of which rests currently on the lead researcher's bookshelf. He also authored several other books and Regimental Histories.