Ware Richard Fenwick Major 1738

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Name Ware Richard Fenwick
Army number 1738
Rank Major
Decorations (WW 1) British War Medal, Victory Medal, M.C. India Medal and Clasp. M.i.D. February 1942. p.s.cf.
Date of birth 3/1/1899 at York. Baptised 2/4/1899 at Caundle-Bishop, Dorset.
Age 88 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - commissioned as a 2/Lt 27/10/1916. Served France and Belgium 15/4/1918 to 11/11/1918. ADC to Commander Allied Corps, Turkey-in-Europe 7/2/1920 to 30/10/1920. Posted to 2nd Battalion DLI. Served North West Frontier of India 1930-31. Brigade Major - Northern Command 1/4/1935 to 2/5/1937. Seconded to Staff as Air Staff Officer (GSO 3) 17/5/1937 to 30/6/1939. Posted 2nd Bn Home Service Details ITC 10/10/1939. Served B.E.F. HQ 1939. Posted to command 11th Bn DLI 30/6/1940. Served Iceland. Posted Northern Command as GSO1 4/3/1942. Posted to command 16th Bn DLI 1/6/1942 to 10/3/1943. Infantry Base Depot 11/3/1943. Posted N Africa.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - Battalion HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Commanding Officer.
Joined Brigade 30-Jun-40
Promotions Lieutenant 27/4/1918. Acting Captain 27/1/1919 to 15/3/1919. Captain 28/6/1930. Major 27/7/1938, Acting Lt Colonel 30/6/1940 to 29/9/1940. Temporary Lt Colonel 30/9/1940. Brigadier.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 29/11/1987. Buried Wolvercotes Cemetery, 4/12/1987, plot H2 95. His widow was subsequently buried in the same grave on 27/4/2000.
Home address Father - Francis Ware, mother - Gertrude Agnes Hopkins. Married Evereld Margaret Josephine Jaqueline Edwardes at St George's, Hanover Square, London in 1929. Served as Editor of "The Bugle" - DLI Regimental Journal in 1930's.
Source table 11DLI