Randle Frederick Hicks Darwall-Smith

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Major Randle Frederick Hicks Darwall-Smith
Life dates
11 Jul 1914 - 13 Jul 1999
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Unit or location Role Posted from until
Duntish Court, Dorset Intelligence Officer 12 Dec 1942 13 Aug 1943
Dorset Intelligence Officer 12 Dec 1942 02 Feb 1943
Dorset Intelligence Officer 04 Feb 1943 13 Aug 1943
Norfolk Intelligence Officer 13 Aug 1943 03 Dec 1944
Essex Intelligence Officer 01 Jan 1941 11 Dec 1942
River House, Essex Intelligence Officer 1942 1942

Charterhouse, Oxford

The Royal Sussex Regiment
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Commissioned or Enlisted
9 Aug 1939

Post war Headmaster


18 May 1940 2nd Lieutenant R.F.H Darwall-Smith was reported wounded as part of the Expeditionary Force in France

Intelligence Officer Essex as Captain late 1941 to 22 Jan 1942

Intelligence Officer Dorset as Major 12 Dec 1942 at Bingham Melcombe House 16 March 1943 and left 13 Aug 1943 from Duntish Court.

Intelligence Officer Norfolk as Major. Arrived 13 Aug 1943 and was still there  22 Apr 1944.

11 Jul 1964 ceased to belong to Territorial Reserve Officer

Bingham's Melcombe House, Dorset
Other information

Oxford University 1935-1939 cricket team

Headmaster school at Seaford, Sussex
Played one season first class cricket for Sussex (1946)

Family connections
Brother John Anderton Darwall-Smith, born 1912, served with Phantom (GHQ Liaison Regiment)

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Darwall-Smith 1960s using Commando knife as letter opener (from David Lampe)
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Caption & credit
TNA-WO199.3265-Norfolk IO

London Gazette April 1950

Army List

The Last Ditch, David Lampe

The Times 1936

British Army Casualty List TNA ref WO417/1

Wisden Cricket Monthly

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