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Latham, John Macduff

Date of birth:
August 9th, 1889
Date of death:
December 10th, 1965
Service number:
5092 (WW2)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

John MacDuff Latham was educated at Haileybury Trevelyan 1903.2 - 1907.1
He entered Royal Military College in 1908 and was commissioned into the Highland Light Infantry in 1909.

Promotions:
2nd Lieutenant 18/9/09
Lieutenant 12/6/12
Captain 17/5/15
Adjudant 25/8/19 to 11/4/23
Major 10/2/26
Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding 1st Battalion 1/11/1934
Colonel 13/3/1939 (Dated back to 1937-11-01)
Local Brigadier 13/3/1939

Service
1939-03-13 1940-XX-XX: Commanding Officer Troops Jamaica
1939-03-13 1940-XX-XX Inspector-General of the West Indian Local Forces

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Attached to 99th Infantry Brigade
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1918
Investiture by GV at Buckingham Palace 22 May 1919
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
With "5th August - 22nd November 1914" clasp.
1914 Star
King George V's Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
King George VI Coronation Medal

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