Collings William Alfred T/Major REME, 67425.

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Name Collings William Alfred
Army number 67425
Rank Temporary Major
Decorations Mentioned in Despatches - N West Europe (gazetted 8/5/1945). M.B.E. (gazetted 9/10/1945). Territorial Efficiency Decoration and 1st Clasp (gazetted 31/12/1954).
Date of birth Research suggests he was born 26/6/1916 in Bedwellty, Wales - mother's maiden surname Phillips.
Unit Commissioned as a 2/Lt into the Royal Warwickshire Regiment 15/4/1936 (gazetted 14/4/1936). Posted 7th Battalion. Transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps as a Lieutenant, retaining seniority, 1/7/1940 (gazetted 21/2/1941). Transferred to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 1/10/1942, retaining seniority, (gazetted 29/12/1942). Posted to CREME, 49 Division. Posted to 70th Infantry Brigade Workshops in command 5/5/1943 (vice Noble).
Company/Battery 70 Brigade Workshops (REME).
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Officer Commanding.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Lieutenant (date not yet known). Temporary Captain. Captain. Temporary Major.
Wounded Not as far as is known
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Research indicates he died in November 1984, aged 68, at Southam, Warwickshire.
Home address No further family information as yet. Too many marriages of men with the same name to identify him accurately.
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