SAS Dudgeon, Patrick Laurence

A Chindit's Chronicle
By Bill Towill
Bletchley Park: The Secret Archives
By Sinclair McKay, Bletchley Park

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Dudgeon
  • FORENAME
Patrick Laurence
  • UNIT
2 SAS
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
131676
  • DATE OF DEATH
3rd October 1943
  • AGE
23
  • GRAVESITE
Florence War Cemetery,Italy IX.H.8
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Royal Corps of Signals
born Egypt
son of Lt-Col Christopher Robson,OBE.MC and Alice Mary (nee Pumphrey) Dudgeon,Headley,Hampshire
educated Oundle School 1934-38
former 62 Commando (SSRF)
award M.C. (London Gazette 28.1.1943 as Lt R.C.S.)
Op.Speedwell - POW 2.10.1943 - executed next day,Italy
 

DATE OF DEATH:

03-Oct-1943

CITATION:

Military Cross : Lieut. Dudgeon has shown himself to be a most trustworthy and reliable officer, and to be possessed of resourcefulness and determination in action. In addition to the power of leadership which he has displayed, he speaks fluent German, and proved himself invaluable on operation DRYAD when it was necessary to interrogate German prisoners. On this operation Lieut Dudgeon's task consisted of entering one of the buildings alone and overcoming any resistance met with; he took two prisoners in this building and whilst holding them up extracted useful information from them regarding the disposition of arms, number of men on the post and other details. He has proved to be at all times cheerful and willing and to be a brave and courageous. officer. Lt. Dudgeon also took part in operation BASALT and as one of those tying the doors and windows of the houses entered did excellently. He was also invaluable as an interpreter.

WEB LINKS:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7395759

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56563560/patrick-laurence-dudgeon
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