V FORCE Foster, Gretton Francis

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Foster
  • FORENAME
Gretton Francis
  • UNIT
V Force
  • RANK
A/Lieutenant Colonel
  • NUMBER
217359
  • AWARD
Distinguished Service Order
  • PLACE
Burma 1945
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Suffolk Regiment
born 26.1.1918 Coggeshall,Essex
son of M.E. and Mrs Foster,Stuart House,Coggeshall,Essex
educated Earls Colne Grammar School,Essex
Suffolk Regiment 1939
served in France 1940 (Lance Corporal)
commissioned 21.11.1941
1st Tribal Legion
SOE 1942-43 (Lt)
award M.C. (London Gazette 8.4.1943)
V Force 1943-45 (Captain - A/Lt Colonel)
farmer,Londiani,Kenya and Morayshire,Scotland
moved to Dorset 1970
employed with Edens (land agents)
married Evelyn Ann Knaggs 1952 (4 children)
died 26.7.2012 Sherborne,Dorset
 
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