Lt Col PH Macklin OBE
Commanding Officer - The East Surrey Regiment
(The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment)
Commanded 2/6th Bn The East Surrey Regiment from August 1943 to July 1944 and 13th (HD) Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment from July to August 1944.
Paul Herbert Macklin, known as 'Micmac', was born on 18th September 1899. He was commissioned in The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment in August 1918. Apart from service with his Regiment he was seconded to the Auxiliary Force, India from February 1928 to January 1936. He was GSO II Home Forces from January to September 1940. He commanded 9th Bn The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment ,from June 1941 to July 1942. In August 1943 he was appointed to command 2/6th Bn The East Surrey Regiment and in July 1944 he was appointed to command 13th (HD) Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment.
From 25th August 1944 to 18th June 1945 he commanded 2nd Bn The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment and the 1st Battalion from 8th May 1946 to 21st August 1947.
He retired from the Army on 7th November 1949.
He was made an OBE for his services.
He died on 23rd June 1976.
For obituary see the Journal of The Queen's Regiment Vol 10 No 2 December 1976 page 73.