|Born||12 June 1917|
|Died||22 January 1977(aged 59)|
126th Infantry Brigade|
South West District
|Awards||Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
Military career[edit | edit source]
Acton was commissioned into the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) in the late 1930s and was mentioned in dispatches for his service during the Second World War. After the war, he became commander of 126th Infantry Brigade in October 1963, General Officer Commanding South West District in February 1967 and then Commander of Land Forces in Northern Ireland in February 1970 during the Troubles. He went on to be Chief of Staff at HQ Northern Ireland in July 1970 before retiring in May 1971.
References[edit | edit source]
- "No. 34545". 26 August 1938. p. 5476. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34545/page/5476
- "No. 37704". 27 August 1946. p. 4343. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37704/supplement/4343
- "Army Commands". https://www.gulabin.com/armynavy/pdf/Army%20Commands%201860-.pdf. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
- "No. 37704". 31 May 1963. p. 4343. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37704/supplement/4343
(as GOC 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division)
|GOC South West District
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