June 27- Coolest man to serve in army. Roll of Honour

This is the anniversary of the death in 2018 of “The coolest man to have served in the Army”, Major General Corran Purdon CBE MC CPM who went from Campbell to Colditz and much more.

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One Comment on “June 27- Coolest man to serve in army. Roll of Honour

  1. 2/Lt Arthur Henry Tottenham was probably related to Maj. Gen. Frederick Loftus Tottenham who commanded 81st (West African) Division in Burma and executed an outstanding Chindit-stye campaign in the Kaladan Valley. The writer of the citation for his DSO for those operations described him as playing ‘Jackson in the Valley’, a reference to Stonewall Jackson’s Shenandoah Valley campaign in the American Civil War.
    Commissioned in 2nd Gurkhas in 1916, his two sons later followed him with one being killed at Monte Cassino and the other in Burma, In the early 1950s Maj. Gen. Frederick Loftus Tottenham lived in Northern Ireland and commanded the revived Home Guard during its existence from 1952 to 1956.

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