LRDG McCoy, Samuel Vallis

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
McCoy
  • FORENAME
Samuel Vallis
  • UNIT
Indian Long Range Squadron (C.O.)
  • RANK
Captain (T/Major)
  • NUMBER
IA38
  • AWARD
Member of the Order of the British Empire
  • PLACE
North Africa 1942
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Indian Armoured Corps
from Co.Waterford
born 25.11.1908
son of James Abernethy and Ethel Elizabeth (nee Peet) McCoy
commissioned 31.1.1929 2Lt Unattached List,indian Army
commissioned Indian Army 3.4.1930
Lieutenant 30.4.1931
ADC to the Governor of Burma 1.1.1933 - 18.1.1935
Captain 27.3.1939
ADC to ? 20.2.1939 - 2.10.1940
A/Major 31.2.1941 - January 1946
Indian Long Range Scouts (or Squadron) (C.O.) January 1942 - 1945
later Flight Lieutenant (503365),R.A.F.
awarded Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct 1957
 
The Long Range Desert Group in Action 1940-1943: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
The Men Who Made the SAS: The History of the Long Range Desert Group
Long Range Desert Group in the Mediterranean
The Long Range Desert Group In The Aegean
The Long Range Desert Group 1940-1945: Providence Their Guide
Ghost Patrol: A History of the Long Range Desert Group, 1940 - 1945
Long Range Desert Group
Bearded Brigands
In Rommels Backyard: A Memoir of the Long Range Desert Group
The Sting of the Scorpion
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