Murray - Shireff Bruce Godwen Major 169214

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Name Murray-Shireff Bruce Godwen (or possibly Godwin)
Army number 3242 and 169214
Rank Major.
Date of birth 1/7/1898.
Age 49 at the time of his death.
Unit Commissioned as 2/Lt - unattached list Indian Army 29/6/1916. Posted Indian Army 17/7/1916. Retired 28/7/1922. Captain - Reserve of Officers General List 18/8/1934. Employed (embodiment day) - DLI 24/8/1939. Posted to 30th I.T.C. Blandford. Durham Light Infantry - Captain 23/9/1940. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 24/9/1940. Served Iceland. Posted to No 6 Primary Training Centre 4/8/1942. Unemployed list as Hon Major 1945. Relinquished Commission on age grounds 1/7/1948 as Honorary Major.
Company/Battery Battalion HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Battalion 2 i/c until 4/8/1942.
Joined Brigade 24-Sep-40.
Promotions Lt Indian Army 29/7/1917, A/Captain and Adjutant 8/8/1918, Captain 29/6/1920, T/Major 20/8/1940, A/Major 3/3/1943.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 12/12/1947. Probate granted in London on 2/3/1948.
Home address In the 1901 Census he is shown aged 2 as living with his parents, Murray and A.B.E.M. Shireff in Whitley, Melksham, Wiltshire. Married, firstly, Margaret Jane Philip in July 1920 at Bath and, apparently, secondly, Enid Murray Clarke at Marylebone in January 1947 (this latter information needs to be confirmed). A Baptism was recorded in Charlcombe which was probably of the daughter of Bruce and Margaret.
Source table 11DLI