Poett Joseph Howard Nigel Lt Col 38346
Name Poett Joseph Howard Nigel
Army number 38346
Rank Lt Col
Decorations p.s.c. D.S.O. 29/3/1945. Bar to D.S.O. 24/6/1945. Silver Star (USA).
Date of birth 20/8/1907 - Dorchester, Dorset.
Age 84 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - commissioned 2/Lt 1/9/1927 from RMC Camberley. Served North West Frontier of India 1930 - 31. Adjutant (Battalion not yet known) 1/10/1934 to 30/9/1937. Posted 4 ITC 9/9/1939. Graduated from Staff College - granted psc 27/12/1939. Posted to War Office as GSO3 24/10/1939. Posted 11th Battalion DLI 20/7/1942 in command. Commanded Parachute Brigade 5/7/1943. HQ Para Brigade SEAC 1/10/1945. Appointed Chief of Staff FARELF 24/7/1950.
Company/Battery Bn HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role C.O.
Joined Brigade 20/7/1942.
Promotions Lieutenant 1/9/1930. Captain 30/6/1937. Acting Major 25/11/1939 to 24/2/1940. Temporary Major 25/2/1940 to 1/7/1940 and 5/7/1940 to 16/6/1941. War Substantive Major 17/6/1941. T/Lt Col 17/6/1941. T/Brigadier. Lt Colonel 25/3/1949. Colonel 31/12/1949. T/Major-General 24/7/1950.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died October 1991, Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Home address For family details see General Poett's biography.
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