Colonel G B Chetwynd-Stapylton CB OBE TD DL

Commanding Officer - The East Surrey Regiment

Colonel G B Chetwynd-StapyltonCommanded 5th Bn The East Surrey Regiment from 9th April 1924 to 9th April 1930.

Granville Brian Chetwynd-Stapylton was born in 1887. He was educated at Charterhouse and was commissioned on 23rd June 1906 in 2nd Vol Bn The East Surrey Regiment renamed in 1908 as 5th Battalion. In 1914 he was posted to the 1st 5th Battalion and sailed to India in October 1914. From November 1916 to October 1917 he was Brigade Major Nowshera Brigade on the North West Frontier. until September 1919. He then served as a GSO 3 in the Tigris Defences From 1919 to 1920 he served with the 5th Battalion in the South Kurdistan Expedition. He was Mentioned in Despatches in November 1918. After the 1914-18 War he rejoined the 5th Battalion and commanded it from 9th April 1924 to 9th April 1930. He was promoted Brevet Colonel in 1927 and served with TARO from 1930-1936. From 1939 to 1943 he was County Army Welfare Officer and from 1943 to 1945 Command Army Welfare Officer, Southern Command. On 27th January 1947 he was appointed Honorary Colonel of 381 (East Surrey) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA).

He was Chairman of Surrey TA & AF Association from 1939 to 1943 and again from 1944 to 1947.

He was made an OBE in 1947 and a CB in 1949. He was High Sheriff of Surrey in 1952 and he died on 20th January 1964.

For details of service see the Journal of The East Surrey Regiment Vol III No 2 May 1948 page 85.

For obituary see the Journal of The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Vol 2 No 1 May 1964 page 55.


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