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Major-Gen. Sir John Swinton of Kimmergham KCVO, OBE

Discussion in 'WWII Obituaries' started by GRW, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "His many friends in Berwickshire and beyond learnt of the death of Major-General Sir John Swinton with great sadness. He died peacefully at the age of 93 at home at Kimmerghame in the early hours of 4 October.
    Sir John was a very popular Lord Lieutenant for Berwickshire from 1989 to 2000. During this time, he organised a number of Royal visits, including a very successful one by The Queen and Prince Phillip in 1994.
    Sir John was born on 21 April 1925, appropriately sharing that birthday with The Queen. Commissioned into the family regiment, The Scots Guards in 1944, he saw active service in Europe, being wounded twice.
    He celebrated VE Day in a hospital ship returning to the United Kingdom having lost a leg at a place very close to where his father had suffered a similar wound in the Great War."

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