Captain Reginald Elwin was a solicitorís clerk before being called up and enlisted into the Hampshire Regiment on June 13 1940.
Being commissioned in June 1942 he was posted to the 1/4th Battalion as a platoon commander.
He served throughout the Tunisian Campaign, at Huntís Gap and then Pichon. In Italy he was mentioned in dispatches during the time the battalion fought its way to cross the Volturno river and on towards the Garigliano.
Elwin was discharged in 1946, he qualified as a solicitor and worked at Bramsdon & Childs Solicitors in Southsea until his retirement at the age of 75.
He was permanent life president.of the Royal Hampshire Regiment Comradesí Association.
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