Colonel C G S McAlester OBE MC
Commanding Officer - The East Surrey Regiment & (The King's Own Scottish Borderers)
Commanded 1/6th Bn The East Surrey Regiment from June 1944 to February 1945.
Charles Godfrey Somerville McAlester, known as 'Jock' was born on 26th February 1906 and was commissioned in The King's Own Scottish Borderers in February 1926 .He served in China between November 1935 and December 1938. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1940. From June 1944 to February 1945 he commanded 1/6th Bn The East Surrey Regiment and left for a staff appointment in Crete. He was Mentioned in Despatches in November 1945 and made an OBE in December 1945.
He retired from the Army on 21st June 1949.