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Wingfield, Charles Mervyn Hunt

Date of birth:
(Eastbourne/East Sussex, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
May 28th, 1944 (Near "Pimple I" Hill, British India)
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery Imphal
Plot: 1. Row: F. Grave: 22.
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Lieutenant colonel Charles Wingfield was shot in the head by an enemy sniper. This happened shortly after the capture of "Red Hill".

Military career:
?: Officers' Training Corps
1914-1918: 2/1st Battalion, 2nd Gurkha Rifles
?: King's Indian Orderlies
1939-1944: 1st Gurkhas

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Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1938

King's birthday honours
Member of the Royal Victorian Order
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit:
3/1st Gurkha Rifles, 80th Indian Infantry Brigade, 20th Indian Infantry Division, British Indian Army
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1944
In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma.

Posthumously awarded
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit:
3/1st Gurkha Rifles, 80th Indian Infantry Brigade, 20th Indian Infantry Division, British Indian Army
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1945

Posthumously awarded
Mentioned in Dispatches

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