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OFFICER'S PERSONAL OCCURRENCE - J B SUMNER ESQ

27 June 2017

OFFICER'S PERSONAL OCCURRENCE

1. I regret to report the death on 17 Jun 17, peacefully at home, aged 94, of John Black Sumner Esq.

2. John was commissioned into the Regiment in 1943 and served in the 4th Tank Battalion throughout the campaign in Northwest Europe. He was described thus, by his Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel The Lord Tryon: 'A really fine type of officer, he commanded a troop with conspicuous success throughout the entire campaign. Quiet, efficient and extremely capable, I only wish that this officer was a candidate for a regular commission. Very popular with all ranks.'

3. His funeral will be private.

 

G V A BAKER
Regimental Adjutant