SOE Steer, George Lowther

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Steer
  • FORENAME
George Lowther
  • UNIT
SOE India (Field Propaganda Unit)
  • RANK
T/Lieutenant Colonel
  • NUMBER
152641
  • DATE OF DEATH
25th December 1944
  • AGE
35
  • GRAVESITE
Rangoon Memorial,Myanmar Face 19
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Intelligence Corps
born 22.11.1909 Cambridge,East London,Cape Colony,South Africa
son of Bernard Augustine and Emma Cecilia Armitage (nee Nutt) Steer,East London,Cape Colony,South Africa
husband of Barbara Esme (nee Barton) Steer,Fulham,London (married 14.7.1939) (1908-88) (2 children)
educated St Andrew's Preparatory School,Grahamstown,South Africa
educated Winchester College 1923-28
graduated Christ Church,Oxford
journalist with South African Cape Argus
journalist with Yorkshire Post
special correspondent for The Times in Ethiopia 1935-36 and Spain 1937
journalist with Daily Telegraph 1939
commissioned Intelligence Corps (A/Captain) June 1940
SOE Field Propaganda Unit,India January 1943-44
Mention in Despatches 3 times
married (first) Margarita de Herrero y Hassett 4.5.1936 (died 29.1.1937 London)
killed when jeep overturned Fagu,West Bengal,India
buried Rungamuttee tea estate 26.12.1944
 
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