Hambro Nigel Harold Scott Captain 75378

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Name Hambro Nigel Harold Scott
Army number 75378
Rank Captain
Decorations Territorial Decoration awarded 1945.
Date of birth Born 18/1/1915. Birth registered Q1 1915 in Chelsea, London.
Age 72 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the 108th Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry Field Brigade, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 26/4/1938. In the re-organisation of the Royal Artillery units during the increase in the strength of the TA he was posted to the 55th (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, which succeeded the 108th Field Brigade, and was one of the regimental conversions to an Anti-Tank role. The Regiment became the Divisional Anti-Tank Regiment of the 54th (East Anglian) Division. In 1939, when Regiments were ordered to create duplicate units, the unit was split - with the 55th (Suffolk Yeomanry) remaining attached to the 54th Division until September 1942, with 220 Battery originally based at Beccles. The Suffolk Yeomanry was then moved to 79th Armoured Division until April 1943. In July 1943 it was attached to the 49th Division. The unit served in Normandy. The entries in the London Gazette tracing Major Hambro's remaining service have not been able to be traced as yet.
Company/Battery 220 Battery.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Battery Officer. Battery Commander.
Joined Brigade 220 Battery served in support of 70th Infantry Brigade in Normandy.
Promotions Appointed Acting Major 23/7/1943.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War No.
Died/Killed in action Died 29/1/1987 at High Ham, Langport, Somerset aged 72. Death was registered at Yeovil, Somerset in February 1987. Probate granted by the Bristol Registry 26/3/1987.
Home address Major Hambro's father was Lt Col Harold Everard Hambro and his mother was Katherine Alethea Scott. He was educated at Eton College. He married Marjorie Caroline Innes on 30/10/1938 and the marriage was registered in Q4 1938 at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. They resided in St Marylebone in 1938 and the City of Westminster in 1939. The couple had two children. His entry on the Peerage Website can be found [1] here.
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