Wizard A R Second Lieutenant 265455
Name Wizard Alec Ronald
Army number 265455.
Rank Second Lieutenant.
Decorations Awarded the C-in-C's Certificate.
Date of birth Born 16/6/1918- registered at St George's, Hanover Square. Mother's maiden surname Trotman. Baptised 25/8/1918, St Andrew's Church, Westminster, London - the celebrant was M H M Jones.
Age (At time of death) 80.
Unit Attended OCTU as a Cadet. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers 14/3/1943. Posted to 294th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Served Normandy.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Details awaited.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Yes - WOUNDED in ACTION.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died April 1999, aged 80 in N. E. Hampshire.
Home address Father - Edward David Wizard (1872 - 1920), mother Fanny "Jessie" Trotman (1880 - 1958). In the 1939 Register he is apparently listed as living in Peabody Buildings, Buckingham Gate. Lived at 27, Horseferry Road, London S W 1 and later at 22, Imperial House, London S W 1. Married Dorothy Ireen Hurley in April 1956 at Paddington. In 1960 he is described as a Company Director.
Some information on this Page has been extracted from the Commemorative Booklet, prepared by Major Langley, covering the period from D-Day to VE Day in addition to that extracted from the War Diaries. There are issues around the possible duplication of names which remain to be clarified.