|Unit or location||Role||Posted from||until|
|Coleshill House, GHQ||Commanding Officer Special Duties||Unknown||14 Mar 1942|
Marlborough College and Trinity College, Cambridge
Member of Parliament
Commissioned Royal Devon Yeomanry 1914,
Invalided out of Army 1915,
Foreign Office 1916-17,
Commissioned Royal Scots Greys 1917, France 1918
1931-1945 MP for Penryn and Falmouth, Cornwall,
1953-1971 Director of the Prudential Assurance Co. Ltd,
19 Feb 1957 Sheriff of Cornwall.
He wrote three books, including Victoire, a novel about resistance in France published in 1943.
In 1939 he is living at 18 Gledhow Gardens, North Kensington, London, with staff, for work at the Houses of Parliament. His home at Porthpean House was later utilized by the Cornwall Scout Section.
In 1981 Maurice (87) and his brother Lieutenant Colonel William Petherick (83) tackled an intruder in Porthpean House. The man was winded and they managed to bundle the burglar outside. He sped off in a car but immediately hit a wall and was soon arrested.
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34751/supplement/8245/data.pdf , https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/41009/page/1209/data.pdf , https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37205/supplement/3970/data.pdf
Daily Mirror 7 Dec 1981
Cornwall Record Office ref AD 2081/1-2