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Richard Shafto MacDonald Edleston

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Richard Shafto MacDonald Edleston (c1911-1947)

1947 Obituary [1]

"Lt.-Colonel RICHARD SHAFTO MACDONALD EDLESTON, R.E.M.E., whose death occurred at Mundesley, Norfolk, on 15th February 1947 at the early age of thirty-six, was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1934 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1937. He was educated at Felstead School, and while serving his apprenticeship with Messrs. Leyland Motors, Ltd., from 1930 to 1933, received his technical instruction at the Harris Institute in Preston. In 1934 he was gazetted to the R.A.O.C. with the rank of lieutenant, and he attended a course of instruction at the Military College of Science. After acting as officer in charge of a vehicle repair shop at Tidworth, and later as ordnance mechanical engineer, he was posted to the Ordnance Depot at Hong Kong. In 1942 he was promoted to the rank of U.-Colonel and transferred to the R.E.M.E."

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