Arthur Reginald Colenso Anderson M.B.E

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Captain Arthur Reginald Colenso Anderson, M.B.E
Life dates
06 Dec 1900 - 13 May 1971
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Born in Colchester, the son of Arthur (Royal Army Service Corps) and Frances (nee Merritt) he married Eileen Ann Ashford in Ranikhat, India in 1936.

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Coleshill House, GHQ Camp Commandant 20 Feb 1941 13 Apr 1942

Wimbledon College

Pembroke College

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AYBN 268/1
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26 Nov 1940

Secretary - commissioned H.M Forces 


1919-1937 East Surrey Regiment, India (invalided to UK and out of Forces).

Re-joined Oct 1940. Lieutenant (Quartermaster)

26 Jan 1941 Promoted Temporary Captain (Quartermaster).

11 Jun 1942 Awarded M.B.E

13 Apr 1942-16 Mar 1944 SOE Major MO Section Admin

25 Jan 1943 Arrived North Africa Massingham Temporary Major (Quartermaster) so was awarded the Africa Star.

27 Apr 1943 Promoted Substantive Captain

22 March 1944 Posted to No. 13 Group Pioneer Corps, C/o GPO Tadcaster, Yorkshire

Verna, Lower Weybourne Lane, Farnham, Surrey
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1937-40 Secretary and Accountant for the The Grovesnor Club at 200 Buckingham Palace Road. 

He is recorded as being 5 foot 8 inches tall with brown hair and grey eyes.

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