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Enderby, Samuel - CVO DSO MC JP

Rank : Colonel

Army Number : 39320

Unit : 2/5th Bn

Biography :

Educated at Uppingham School and RMC Sandhurst, Samuel Enderby played cricket for Worcestershire and for Northumberland. He was commissioned into The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (RNF) on 2.2.1928. In the 1930s he served in Jamaica, Egypt, and in Palestine where he was awarded the M.C. in 1939 for action as Company Officer in 1st Bn RNF, Sarafand, on 26 Feb 1939 (L.G.14.4.1939). In World War Two he commanded 2/4th Bn The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in North Africa, and commanded the 2/5th Bn The Leicestershire Regiment in Italy from 7.11.1943 to April 1944. He was awarded the D.S.O. for action as CO 2/5th Leicesters at Calabritto 1-7 Dec 1943 (L.G. 24.2.1944). He later commanded the School of Infantry in Palestine and in England, and 7th Bn RNF (TA). He retired from the Army on 16.8.1949 with the honorary rank of Colonel. He was Honorary Colonel 4/5th RNF (TA) from 7.12.1954-16.1.1958. He served as a JP from 1956, and High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1968. From 7.12.1954 until 1978 he was a member of The Sovereign's Bodyguard and the Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (Standard Bearer 1976-77), for which he was awarded the C.V.O. (L.G. 11.6.1977).
He died in 1996, aged 89 years.

This page was last edited on 28.8.2019.

Date of Birth : 15.9.1907

Place of Birth : Northumberland

Date of Death : 20.12.1996

Place of Death : Hexham

Civil Occupation : Hexham Steeplechase Company

Period of Service : 1928-49; 195Y-58

Conflicts : Palestine, WW2

Places Served : Jamaica, Egypt, Palestine, North Africa, Italy, England

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