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OFFICER'S PERSONAL OCCURRENCE - MAJOR D V BENDALL, CMG, MBE

9 January 2018

OFFICER'S PERSONAL OCCURRENCE

1. I regret to report the death, on 27th December 2017, of Major David Bendall. After Winchester and Cambridge where he won a Modern Language Scholarship, David Bendall joined the Regiment in September 1940 and was posted to the 3rd Battalion in December of that year.  In July 1942 he became an Intelligence Officer at HQ 1st Army and then GSO 3. In December 1944 he was appointed senior GSO 2 (Ops) at HQ 5 Corps where he was responsible for planning and overseeing the final battle in Italy.  For his work he was awarded the MBE.  He was twice Mentioned in Despatches (July and November 1945).  Further staff jobs followed at GHQ CMF until he was released in July 1946. An excellent linguist, he joined the Foreign Office after the war and was later made a CMG.

2. There will be a Memorial Service in Suffolk. Details will be promulgated in due course.

3. If you would like to write to his daughter, Fern Elbrick, the address is: Mrs Alfred Elbrick, Hawkeye House, Aldeburgh, IP15 5PD

 

 

MAJOR G V A BAKER
Regimental Adjutant