Objective Arnhem Bridge


17-09-1944  t/m  26-09-1944
SIR IVOR THOMAS
Volledige naam:

Sir Gwilym Ivor Thomas

Roepnaam:

Ivor

Geboren:

23-07-1893       Marylbone, London

Overleden:

29-08-1972      Salisbury, Rhodesia (79)


Ouders:

Zoon van John Thomas, harpist, en Joan Francis

Bijnaam:

Butcher Thomas  (de slager)

Promoties:
Second Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Captain titulair
Captain
Major titulair
Major
Lieutenant-Colonel titulair
Colonel
Brigadier titulair
Major-General titulair
Major-General
Lieutenant-General titulair
Lieutenant-General
General
met pensioen
20-12-1912
09-06-1915
12-01-1916
20-12-1916
10-04-1917
02-04-1931
01-07-1933
12-05-1938
14-07-1939
09-03-1942
11-11-1942
18-09-1945
30-10-1946
06-09-1949
08-09-1952
in Royal Regiment of Artillery
Dienst in Frankrijk en België
Gewond
Staff Captain, War Office
Adjutant
Brigade Major, Aldershot Command
in Royal Artillery Depot
General Staff Officer 2 on staff Governor of Malta
GSO 2, War Office
GSO 1, War Office (Air Raid Precautions)
Deputy Director, War Office (Recruiting & Organization)
Director of Organization, War Office
Commander Royal Artillery, 2nd Division
GOC 43rd Wessex Infantry Division
43rd Wessex Division spelt hoofdrol in de race van Joe’s Bridge naar Arnhem Bridge.
Royal Artillery badge
Carrière:
20-12-1912
12-10-1914
12-03-1917
22-09-1918
20-01-1920
19-02-1926
08-02-1930
07-01-1932
20-11-1937
12-05-1938
14-07-1939
09-06-1940
03-09-1940
09-03-1942
17-09-1944
43rd Wessex Infantry
Division badge
Brig Sosabowski GOC Polish Para Brigade en
MG Ivor Thomas Driel 23-09-1944
GOC I Corps, BAOR
05-07-1945
I Corps badge
Administrator Polish Forces under British Command
Colonel Commandant Royal Artillery
GOC-in-Chief Anti-Aircraft Command
1947
01-01-1948 / 31-12-1957
1948
Anti-Aircraft
Command badge
Quartermaster-General to the Forces
Army Reserve of Officers
met pensioen
24-06-1950
08-09-1952
23-07-1958
Aide-de-camp’s:
Captain John Griffin
1948 – 1950
Decoraties:
Military Cross
Military Cross
Star with clasp
War Medal
Victory Medal
Distinguished Service Order
Companion Order of the Bath
Officer Legion d’Honour (Frankrijk)
Croix de Guerre (Frankrijk)
Knight Commander Order of the British Empire (Sir)
Grand Cross Orde van Oranje – Nassau
Knight Commander Order of the Bath
Croix de Guerre (België)
Commander Order of Leopold II (België)
Knight Grand Cross Order of the Bath
4 x  Mentioned in Dispatches
01-01-1917
26-09-1917
1918 / 1914
1918
1918
9-01-1918
01-01-1944
1945
1945
12-06-1947
18-07-1947
08-06-1950
15-02-1952
15-02-1952
5-06-1952
Diversen:
Getrouwd met Elliott Ellen van Kriekenbeek
Thomas was niet geliefd bij zijn officieren en manschappen. O.a. Brigadier
H. Essame Cdr 214th Infantry Brigade haatte hem.
1949
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