Davies William Kenneth Harcourt T/Captain REME 277365.

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Name Davies William Kenneth Harcourt
Army number 277365
Rank T/Captain
Decorations Military Cross (North West Europe) gazetted 27/2/1945 (supplement dated 1/3/1945).
Date of birth Research suggests his birth took place on 4/3/1918 and was registered in Q2 1918 in Northwich, Cheshire - mother's maiden surname Maddock.
Age 85 at the time of his death.
Unit Posted as Cadet to OCTU. Commissioned as a 2/Lt in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers on 22/5/1943. Joined 70 Brigade Workshops as an E.M.E. on 22/9/1943. Left the Workshop on posting to 70 Brigade HQ - possibly as Brigade E.M.E. - on 16/1/1944. Subsequently (possibly on the disbandment of 70 Brigade in August 1944) posted to 56 Brigade, which succeeded 70 Brigade as the Junior Brigade of 49 Division. Posted to Regular Army Reserve of Officers.
Company/Battery 70 Brigade Workshops REME.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role E.M.E.
Joined Brigade
Promotions On 28/8/1953 promoted from Lt (War Substantive Captain) from an Emergency Commission to be a Captain with the honorary rank of Major.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Research indicates his death was recorded in July 2003, aged 85, in Cheshire East.
Home address Marriage took place to Diana Rosalind Mantle from Eastbourne (died March 2021).
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Research also showed Captain Davies on ship passenger lists and immigration records - arriving from South America (Buenos Aires) in London on 16/8/1951 aboard the Highland Monarch.