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Lt Col R W M Wetherell, OBE

(The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry)

Lt Col R W M Wetherell, OBE.

Commanded 2/6th Bn The East Surrey Regiment from September 1945 to July 1946. (The Battalion was placed in suspended animation on 28th July 1946).

Robert William May Wetherell, known as 'Bobby', was born on 31st October 1904 and was commissioned in The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in August 1924. His service was mainly with his Regiment. He was appointed to command 2/6th Bn The East Surrey Regiment from September 1945 and was its commander until on 28th July 1946 the Battalion was placed in suspended animation.

He retired from the Army on 27th December 1954.

He died in 1989.

 

 

 

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