PARAS Hackett, John Winthrop (Shan)

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Hackett
  • FORENAME
John Winthrop (Shan)
  • UNIT
4 Parachute Brigade (C.O.)
  • RANK
T/Brigadier
  • NUMBER
52752
  • AWARD
bar to Distinguished Service Order,Mention in Despatches (twice)
  • PLACE
Italy 1943 (MiD) Arnhem 1944 (barDSO,MiD)
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 5.11.1910 Perth,Western Australia
son of John Winthrop and Deborah (nee Drake-Brockman) Hackett
educated Geelong Grammar School
educated Central School of Art,London
educated New College,Oxford
8th Hussars,R.A.C.
WIA
C.O. 4th Parachute Brigade
WIA and POW Arnhem 1944 - escaped
Commandant,Royal Military College of Science,Shrivenham 1958-61
GOC-inC Northern Ireland Command 1961-63
D.C.G.S. 1963-64
C-in-C BAOR 1965-66
Commander Northern Army Group,NATO
author "I Was a Stranger" 1977
awards GCB,KCB,CB,DSO and bar,MC,CBE,MBE
married Margaret Frena 1942 (1 daughter + 2 adopted step-daughters)
died 9.9.1997
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