Elwin, Reginald Leonard Thomas

Date of death:
September 14th, 2013 (Farlington/Yorkshire, Great Britain)
Service number:
235380
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
The Hampshire Regiment
Awarded on:
November 29th, 1945
LG 37368/5813
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
1/4 Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment
Awarded on:
December 13th, 1945
LG 37386/6062
WO 373/74
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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