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2nd Lieutenant D J Bryceson 1/54 Sikhs FF


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Can anyone find something on 2nd Lieutenant D J Bryceson I think he served with the Royal Engineers first then 1/54 Sikhs FF (Indian Forces) I have some records that I have got of Ancestry but would like to found out more.I can not see what medals he got when I look at his medal card. I think it shows at the bottom of his medal card that he was a POW I may be wrong on this.

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His medal card shows BWM only, as he served in India.

Donald John Bryceson, born 21/12/1897 Marylebone and died 1978 in Henley. Married Muriel G Hutton in 1925.

This may or may not be a film of him winning a number of events at the Public School Athletics for Latymer Upper in 1916 - http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060005362

Some LG entries etc;

Indian Army Unattached List December 1917 - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30438/supplement/13337/data.pdf

To Indian Army 21/3/1918 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31180/page/2282/data.pdf

Military Cross as a Captain 1930 - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33650/page/6094/data.pdf

Major 1935 - http://www.mocavo.com/The-Half-Yearly-Army-List-for-the-Period-Ending-31st-December-1939-Volume-July-December-1939/985565/294

April 1941 - Lt Col D J Bryceson MC raises 9th Battalion at Jhansi.

Lt Colonel Army List 1944 - http://www.mocavo.com/The-Quarterly-Army-List-April-1944-Part-Ii-Volume-January-March-1944/714174/705

I can only add that he requested, and received, planning permission to build a summer house and tool shed at his house in Aston Upthorpe in 1969. Whether he built it, I do not know - http://www.southandvale.gov.uk/ccm/support/dynamic_serve.jsp?ID=445842893&CODE=AD8C31C4949185A0E527BD81FB3A3187

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Adding to ITP's post:-

Promoted Lieutenant 21.12.1918


Promoted Captain 21.12.1922


Promoted Major 21.12.1935


Promoted Lieutenant-Colonel 21.12.1943


Retired 24.5.1948


A report in The Times of 10.1.1917 stated that he had passed the November 1916 entrance examination to the Royal Military College, being placed 81st of 308 successful candidates, achieving 6,849 marks.

His marriage announced in The Times, Tuesday 21.7.1925


Announcement of his death in The Times, Wednesday 14.6.1978


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Thank you for all you help. I now have found out that he got a bar for his Military Cross but I can not find it any where can any one help with his one to?



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