Elrick Cecil Donald Major 148992

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Name Elrick Cecil Donald
Army number 148992
Rank Major
Decorations M.B.E. Gazetted 24/1/1946. M.i.D. T.E.M.
Date of birth 3/8/1913. Registered Q3 1913 Croydon, Surrey, mother's maiden name Totten.
Age 0
Unit Emergency Commission in the Black Watch as 2/Lt 14/9/1940, Posted 1 TS. Served Iceland. Left Battalion by January 1944. Posted to 70 Brigade HQ. Demobilised 1945. Subsequently served in Korea.
Company/Battery HQ Company/Support Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Pioneer Platoon 16/3/1942.
Task or role 1 TS - Duty Officer, Pioneer Officer. 70th Bde HQ - Brigade Staff Officer.
Joined Brigade Date not yet ascertained, but probably in Autumn 1940.
Promotions W/S Lt 14/3/42, T/Captain 4/8/42, Captain & T/Major 24/1/45. Short Service Commission in the Regular Army as Captain 1/9/1948 with seniority from 24/1/1945. T/Major 11/7/51 & 1/7/53. Major 24/3/1956.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered January 1993 in Kerrier, Cornwall at the age of 79.
Home address Electoral Register shows him at 11 Panmure Road, Lewisham in 1935. Station Cottage, Ballinluig, Pertholin. 321, Hillcross Avenue, Morden, Surrey.
Source table 1TS