Brigadier H G Veasey DSO

Brigadier H G VeaseyCommanded 1/7th Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment from December 1944 to January 1946.

Harley Gerald Veasey was born on 29th January 1896 and educated at Haileybury.

He was commissioned in 5th Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment (TF) in May 1915 and joined the 2/5th Battalion. He then joined the 8th (Service) Battalion and served in France and Belgium from April 1918 and was wounded.

In October 1918 he was granted a Regular Army Commission in the Regiment. From 1922 to 1925 he was adjutant of the 5th Battalion and served in both the 1st and 2nd Battalions.

In 1939 he was with the 2nd Battalion in Palestine when he was awarded the DSO for his fine leadership there. In November 1940 he was posted to command 2nd Bn The Northern Rhodesian Regiment and in 1943 was promoted to command the 28th (East African) Infantry Brigade. On his return to UK he commanded the 1/7th Battalion from December 1944 to January 1946 when the Battalion was disbanded. After; that he commanded the PTC at Maidstone and finally the PTC at Guildford until he retired on 13th September 1948.

He died on 4th October 1982.

For obituary see The Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Association Newsletter No.33 May 1983 page 15.

See also J M A Tamplin's The Lambeth and Southwark Volunteers page 372


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