British 3rd Infantry Brigade 0oB & Info

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British 3rd Infantry Brigade 0oB & Info

Post by Andy H » 11 May 2003 20:09

3rd Infantry Brigade

Formed in September 1939

First commander was Brigadier H.O.Curtis
Followed by:-
Lt Col Grover (Acting) 18/12/39-27/12/39
Brig Wilson 28/12/39-18/12/40
Brig Penny 19/12/40-25/09/41
Lt Col Bryans (Acting) 26/09/41-19/10/41
Brig Matthews 20/10/41-23/04/43
Brig Maxwell (Acting) 24/04/43-29/04/43
Brig James 30/04/43-26/04/44
Brig Dorman-Smith 27/04/44-13/08/44
Lt Col Webb-Carter (Acting) 14/08/44-25/08/44
Brig St Clair-Ford 26/08/44-25/04/45
Lt Col Hulton-Harrap (Acting) 26/04/45-15/05/45
Brig St Clair-Ford 16/05/45-31/08/45

Units assigned & time period attached

1st Duke of Wellingtons Regiment 03/09/39-31/08/45
2nd Sherwood Foresters 03/09/39-31/08/45
1st Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 03/09/39-31/08/45
3rd Infantry Brigade Anti Tank Company 03/09/39-31/12/40

Higher units served under & time period served under

1st Infantry Division 03/09/39-31/05/45
9th Army 01/06/45-30/07/45
1st Infantry Division 31/07/45-31/08/45

Battles

Medjez Plain, Tunis, Anzio, Rome and The Gothic Line

Misc
During the battle of the Medjez Plain the 2nd Sherwood & 1st KSLI had some 329 casualties between them.

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Post by Andy H » 18 May 2003 00:35

Bio of Lt Col Webb-Carter (Acting) 14/08/44-25/08/44

Born 1894; commissioned into the Royal Marines, 1914; served in World War One, 1914-1918; service with Royal Naval Div, 1914; Special Service, HMS HYACINTH, Flagship of R Adm Herbert Goodenough King-Hall, Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, 1914-1915; Lt, 1915; Capt, Royal Marines Artillery, 1918; served on HMS IRON DUKE, Flagship of Adm Sir John Michael de Robeck, 1st Bt, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet, Black Sea and Turkey, 1919-1920; service on HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, Flagship of Adm Sir John Michael de Robeck, 1st Bt, Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet, 1922-1923; Capt, Royal Marines, HMS HAWKINS II, Colombo, Ceylon, 1931-1933; served in Chatham, Kent, 1933-1934; Maj, 1934; service in Deal, Kent, 1934-1935; Bde Maj, Deal, Kent, 1938-1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; acting Lt Col, 1940; Lt Col, 1942; Col, War Service Rank, 1945; retired [1945]; died 1983

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