Early life[edit | edit source]
Military career[edit | edit source]
As Commanding Officer of 3rd Battalion Irish Guards he led the breakout of XXX Corps during Operation Market-Garden. His cousin Lieutenant-Colonel Giles Vandeleur (their grandfathers were brothers) was acting Commanding Officer of the 2nd Armoured Battalion Irish Guards. He went on to command the 129th Brigade and 32nd Brigade. He retired from the Army in 1951.
His memoirs A Soldier's Story were privately printed by Gale & Polden in 1967.
He lived out his life after the war in a magnificent manor house in Pinkneys Green, near Maidenhead in Berkshire.
Vandeleur died in Maidenhead, England in 1988.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Joe's Bridge — is the nickname given to Bridge No.9 on the Maas–Scheldt Canal in the Belgian city of Lommel just south of the Belgian–Dutch border.
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