Hanmer John Michael Major 39635
Name Hanmer John Michael
Army number 39635
Decorations India Medal and Clasp. D.S.O. - 21/6/1945. O.B.E. Order of the Crown with Palm, Croix de Guerre with Palm (Belgian) 16/1/1947. Mentioned in Despatches. WW2 service medals.
Date of birth 29/9/1907 - Atherstone, Warwickshire. Baptised at Grendon 20/12/1907.
Age 69 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - commissioned as a 2nd/Lieutenant 2/2/1928. Served North West Frontier of India 1930 - 31. Instructor 18/12/1938 to 1/9/1939. Posted No 4 ITC. Posted B.E.F. May 1940. Attended Staff College. Posted 17th Bn DLI 16/10/1941. Posted HQ I Corps as GSO2(CW) 17/11/1941. Posted 70th Bn DLI as 2 i/c 12/2/1942. Posted 10th Bn DLI as 2 i/c. Posted 11th Bn DLI 8/11/1943 in command. Attached to 49 Div HQ pending posting 8/8/1944. Attached I Corps (rear) on disbandment of 11th Battalion. Posted 6th Bn DLI 18/9/1944 in command. Posted 4th Royal Welch Fusiliers 1/6/1945 in command. Retired 29/12/1958. Ceased RARO on age grounds 29/9/1965.
Company/Battery Battalion HQ
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 2 i/c, C.O.
Joined Brigade 18-Jan-43.
Promotions Lieutenant 2/2/1931. Captain 30/6/1937. Acting Major 14/6/1940 to 13/9/1940. Temporary Major 14/9/1940 to 4/6/1941. T/Lt Col. Colonel 23/8/1952. Acting Brigadier. Brigadier 11/1/1957. Supernumerary to establishment 21/8/1958.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 17/6/1977 at Tarrant Monckton Cottage, Tarrant Monckton, Blandford. Death registered Westminster, London, June 1977. Probate granted at Winchester 16/8/1977.
Home address Father - Hugh Hanmer - Clergyman, Rector at Grendon, Atherstone, Warwickshire. Mother - Margaret Maude Hanmer. Resident at the Rectory in the 1911 Census, aged 3. Married Cicely B Twitchett, October 1945, Liverpool.
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