Jacobsen Anton Hannar 2/Lt 128166

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Name Jacobsen Anton Hannar
Army number 128166
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations M.C. Gazetted 23/9/1943 for services in North Africa (Algeria and Tunisia).
Date of birth 26/2/1915.
Age 0
Unit Commissioned as a 2/Lt on the General List 21/4/1940. From the General List to be a 2/Lt in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) 3/12/1940. Posted 1st Battalion. Attached 70 Brigade 3/4/1942 for approximately three weeks. Relinquished Commission 5/2/1952 and granted the Honorary rank of Captain.
Company/Battery 70th Brigade Headquarters.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Mountain Warfare Adviser.
Joined Brigade 3/4/1942.
Promotions W/S Lt. T/Captain.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 8/11/1996.
Home address Son of Rolf Jacobsen and Alvilde Henriette Theodorsen (siblings Roal Hedegaard Jacobsen and Erna Odbjorg Jacobsen). London SW 19. Married Inger Johannsen.
Source table 70BG

Details of the recommendation for his Military Cross can be found at The National Archives in file WO 373/2/158.

Thanks are due to the Norwegian National Archives for the availability on-line of the family information set out above.

Research has identified the presence of Norwegian Instructors in Winter Warfare in Iceland, during the Brigade's service there, including those who taught the men of the Brigade, especially the Reconnaissance Platoons, to ski. It is not known whether Lt Jacobsen may have been one of these men.