Lieutenant Colonel J R Terry

Lieutenant Colonel J R TerryCommanded 1st Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment from June 1945 to November 1946 and the 5th Battalion from March 1951 to March 1954.

John Rose Terry was born on 10th June 1913 and was educated at Wellington College and the RMC Sandhurst. He was commissioned in The Queen's Royal Regiment in February 1933 and served with the 2nd Battalion in UK in 1933 and 1934. From 1935 to 1938 he served with the 1st Battalion in India.

From January 1939 he was seconded to The King's African Rifles and served with the 2nd Battalion from 1939 to 1942 and took part in the Abyssinia Campaign. In 1943 he was posted to the 14th Battalion as 2 i/c and in 1944 returned to the UK. In March 1945 he rejoined 1st Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment at Shillong just before the start of its Burma operations in 1945. In April he was 2 i/c and in June 1945 was appointed to command the Battalion and led it for the remainder of the war and its stay in Bangkok. In November 1946 he left the Battalion to attend the Staff College, Camberley.

From 1948 to 1949 he was DAAG HQ Northern Command (York) and GSQ II at HQ S W District (Taunton) from 1950 to 1951. In March 1951 he was appointed to command the 5th Battalion (TA) which he did until March 1954. He then was appointed GSO II at HO N F District Nigeria from 1954 to 1956.

He retired from the Army on 29th July 1958.

He was Mentioned in Despatches for his services in Abyssinia in 1941.

He was a keen sportsman and played rugby and polo for 1 Queen's and rugby for 14 KAR in Tanganyika and for 7 Division in Bangkok.

He died on 29th June 1988.

For obituary see The Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Association Newsletter No.44 November 1988 page 22 and the Journal of The Queen's Regiment No 64 December 1988 page 56.


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