Donald Hamilton-Hill

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Captain Donald Hamilton-Hill
Life dates
21 Jun 1907 - 30 May 1986
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Postings
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Blankney Hall, Lincolnshire Intelligence Officer 15 Jul 1940 31 Dec 1941
Lincolnshire Intelligence Officer 15 Jul 1940 31 Dec 1941
Wellingore Hall, Lincolnshire Intelligence Officer 15 Jul 1940 1940
Operation Ringlet SOE Agent Apr 1943 Sep 1943
Education

Dulwich College

Regiment
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Military number
108363
Commissioned or Enlisted
25 Nov 1939
Career

Territorial Honourable Artillery Company, Private 1935-39
Commissioned Cameron Highlanders 108363, 25th November 1939
Military Intelligence course, Minley College, 1939
War Office, 1939-1940
Intelligence Officer,  Lincolnshire, Captain 13th July 1940 - end 41
SOE, Tunisia, Sicily, Vis and Greece Major 1941-45

Including Operation Skiddaw, with Captain Prentice and four former Auxiliary Units Non-commissioned officers, three of whom would also join him on Operation Ringlet. After a brief spell with Force 133 in Cairo he joined Force 266 operating in Vis and took part in the liberation of Greece.

Other information

Born Ontario Canada, parents separated after 1911 and mother came to UK with the children.

Married Dec 1939 Mrs Dorothy Wiggly Allix Dease

Married 1947 Cynthia (plotter at Biggin Hill in war), died 2000

Prewar
Polo player in Argentina
Insurance work

Postwar
Kenya, insurance
Johannesburg, broadcasting

Family connections
Mother Canadian, Father English
Grandfather head of Hudson Bay Company
Brother Edward, born 1908, played rugby for England. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, MTB 14 Felixstowe, post war Malta 1946-716.