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Darley, Frederick Thomas Russell

Date of death:
1968
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

24 December 1922: Lieutenant
3 August 1934: Captain
12 April 1949: Lieutenant Colonel
31 December 1951: Colonel
?: Brigadier

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, Sudan Defence Force (SDF), British Army
Awarded on:
1940
For distinguished Services in The Sudan August 1939 to November 1940.
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Colonel
Unit:
G-4, HQ Berlin District, SHAEF Mission Germany, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), Allied Forces
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1946

Assistant Chief of Staff
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Colonel
Unit:
G-4, HQ Berlin District, SHAEF Mission Germany, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), Allied Forces
Awarded on:
May 23rd, 1947
"Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Thomas Russell Darley, Leicestershire Regiment, British Army, displayed exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4 (British), Headquarters Berlin District, during the period 19 February to 10 May 1945. Realizing the importance and great scope of the problems involved and exhibiting a splendid and thoroughly unselfish desire to accomplish this task, he became a powerful agent in the production of great volume of superior staff work. Lieutenant Colonel Darley's background and experience enabled him to quickly appreciate the complex supply problems at hand. He contacted the many major headquarters within the theater, compiled extensive data, coordinated and developed an extremely practicable and acceptable British supply plan in outline and finally in detail for organisation of troops their movement into and occupation of the Berlin District. His spirit of cooperation assisted immeasurably in molding the British and American staff into an integrated team, thereby rendering an important contribution to both the United States and British services."
Legion of Merit - Officer (LoM - O)

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