De Winton Robert William Michael Lt/Col 41108

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Brigadier R W M de Winton
Brigadier R W M de Winton

Name de Winton Robert William Michael
Army number 41108
Rank Lt/Col
Decorations D.S.O. and Bar
Date of birth 16-Sep-08
Age 38
Unit Commissioned as 2/Lt in the Gordon Highlanders 31/1/1929. Posted 1 TS in command 10/4/1944. Wounded with 1 TS July 1944. Posted 2nd Bn Gordons. Posted HQ 13th Infantry Brigade, Assassinated aged 38 while inspecting guard at Brigade HQ, Pola (then in Italy, later Yugoslavia).
Company/Battery Bn HQ
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role CO,
Joined Brigade 10/4/1944
Promotions Lt-Col 10/4/1944, A/Brigadier 17/8/1945, T/Brigadier 17/2/1946.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Murdered 10-Feb-47
Home address Son of William Edward de Winton and Hon Sibyl Laura Edwardes. Attended Sherborne School. Married Augusta Anne Gregory (13/9/1911 - 23/12/2008) on 9/8/1945 - one son, William de Winton. Forest Green House, Ockley, Surrey. Assassinated by Maria Pasquinelli at Pola, Yugoslavia, while commanding 13th Infantry Brigade.
Source table 1TS

With an acknowledgment to the "Find a Grave" Website for the image.

To read his entry on "The Peerage" Website please click here.

To read his Sherborne School Obituary, please click here.