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Brigadier John Godfrey Spragge, DSO, OBE, late QOR of C

December 14 2013 at 2:12 PM
Dan Martel 

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It took a while for me to identify, but the brigadier is Jock Spragge. He was a pre-war militiaman enlisting as a private (rifleman) in 1925. He became a brigadier at age 37; not the youngest, but still young for the rank. He won the DSO for his actions as CO of the QOR on D-Day and in the ensuing combat. His OBE was awarded for his time as CO of his battalion and periods as acting brigade commander prior to the invasion.

I couldn't find the date of his investiture. Nor could I find anything about what happened to him after the war.


Royal Winnipeg Rifles Captain at left, Brigadier Spragge on right

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