Lt Col A G H Culverhouse MBE
Commanding Officer - The East Surrey Regiment
Commanded 1/6th Bn The East Surrey Regiment from March 1945 to August 1945.
Graham Culverhouse was born in December 1907 and educated at Victoria College, Jersey. He was commissioned in 6th Bn The East Surrey Regiment in 1939 and on the doubling of the Territorial Army was posted to the 1/6th Battalion. In 1940 he served with the Battalion in France as a company commander and as MTO.
He was wounded at Dunkirk and evacuated to England. In 1941 he rejoined the 1/6th Battalion and later was seconded to the Canadian Forces as a Brigade Major. He was wounded again, this time at Southampton dealing with incendiary bombs.
After this he became second-in-command of the 70th (YS) Battalion and then joined the 2nd Battalion. In 1943-44 he attended the Staff College after which he was posted to Italy, where for a short time he was Brigade Major of 11th Infantry Brigade in 78th Division - the 1st Battalion was in 11th Brigade. He then served on the staff at HQ Eigth Army and later was appointed second-in-command of 1st Bn The Buffs.
After a further period on the staff he rejoined the 1/6th Battalion in March 1945 and commanded the Battalion until August 1945. He was granted an Extended Service Commission and appointed GSO I Basic OCTU at Aldershot. From 1946 to 1948 he served in West Africa and on return to UK joined a Training Battalion REME and in 1949 became DAAG Southern Command. In 1950 he was appointed DAMS in 1 Corps, BAOR and was made a MBE.
He retired from the Army in 1954.
He died August 8th 1993
For obituary see QRSNL November 1993 page 41