Sebag-Montefiore Eric Cecil Major 15336

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Name Sebag-Montefiore Eric Cecil
Army number 15336
Rank Major
Decorations British War Medal, Victory Medal, N W Frontier of India 1930-31 Medal and Clasp, MiD 23/5/1946 - Mediterranean.
Date of birth 22/1/1899 in the Paddington District of London.
Age 92 at the time of his death.
Unit Commissioned as 2/Lt in the Durham Light Infantry 21/12/1917. Served France and Belgium 18/10/1918 to 11/11/1918. Served North West Frontier of India 1930-31. Posted 2nd Battalion Home Service Details 10/10/1939. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 25/10/1939. Detached to 70th Brigade HQ. Transferred back to No 4 ITC. Posted to No 2 Infantry Base Depot May 1940. Posted to the 14th Battalion as 2 i/c 15/10/1941. Posted to 30th Battalion DLI Apr 1942. Posted to 21 Group RAF Cranwell 28/4/1942. Posted to No 2 (?) PoW Cage May 1942 in command. Posted ITC 1943. Posted Italy 1/8/1943. RARO 8/11/1947 to 22/1/1949 on reaching the upper age limit.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 25/10/1939.
Promotions Lieutenant 21/6/1919. Captain 26/11/1931. Major 1/8/1938. Acting Lt Col 2/1/1941 to 4/2/1941. Honorary Lt Col 8/11/1947.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 5/5/1991 at West Meon in the Winchester District of Hampshire.
Home address Son of Major Cecil Sebag-Montefiore (1873 - 1923) and Emilia Margaret Raphael (1876 - 1942). Married Audrey Mabel Rose Haldin (11/11/1899 - September 1984) on 22/1/1924 at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, Lauderdale Road, London.
Source table 70BG

The help of Mr Houterman and his Website on British Officers for some of the family information is gratefully acknowledged, as is the support of family members.

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