Fillingham George Sidney Captain 1057

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Name Fillingham George Sidney
Army number 1057
Rank Captain.
Decorations M.C. Gazetted 4/2/1918*. M.i.D. 11/11/1919 - Gazetted 3/2/1920 for services in North Russia. British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1914-15 Star. Awarded the Czech Order of the White Lion for Victory, Star 4th Class - Gazetted 16/1/1947.
Date of birth Birth registered Q1 1897, Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Age
Unit Cadet - Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst until 10/8/1915. Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as 2/Lt in the Regular Army 11/8/1915. Posted 2nd Bn DLI. Attached to the Royal Flying Corps. Posted 3rd (Militia) Battalion DLI as Adjutant 2/10/1922. Restored to Establishment 2/4/1923. Posted as Instructor in English to French Military School Graded Class FF 1/11/1925. Restored to Establishment 1/10/1928. Seconded to the Colonial Office 27/2/1929. Retired 15/4/1931. Regular Army Reserve of Officers. Posted 70th Brigade HQ as Staff Captain (Temp) 7/7/1939. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted 70th Brigade HQ 1/9/1939. Served B.E.F. Evacuated via Dunkirk. Posted No 4 Infantry Training Centre 30/6/1940. Ceased RARO on age grounds 2/12/1946.
Company/Battery
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander. Company Commander. Adjutant. Language Instructor. Staff Captain.
Joined Brigade 7/7/1939.
Promotions A/Captain as Company Commander 6/6/1917, relinquished rank 4/7/1917. Lt (date not known). A/Captain 16/11/1917, relinquished rank 11/7/1919. Captain 1939. Brevet Major 29/12/1940. W/S Major and T/Lt Colonel 14/2/1943. Honorary Colonel 2/12/1946.
Wounded
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 12/8/1962 at the age of 65 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, according to Probate Registry. Probate granted 19/12/1962.
Home address Boarder at Sevenoaks School, Kent at the age of 14 in the 1911 Census. Married Eileen M Martindale at St George's, Hanover Square, London in Q3 1933.
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  • The Citation for his Military Cross reads as follows:-

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the advance his Company came under point-blank fire from a hostile Field Battery which was holding up the attack on the flank. Having located and reported the exact position he was sent forward with two parties to attack the Battery. They charged the guns and captured the Battery, all the gunners being either killed or taken prisoners. The success of the enterprise was due to his gallant reconnaissance and dashing leadership."