13 December 2011

Vale Jock McDiarmid, MM, C de G

I was very sorry to hear recently from one of his relatives of the death in 2009, at Tugun, of Jock McDiarmid, former School Sergeant at The Armidale School in northern NSW.

Jock had a very distinguished military career during World War II, which is touched upon in some earlier posts – see Jock McDiarmid, MM C de G, Jock McDiarmid’s MM commendation and On the trail of Jock McDiarmid – and was a fine School Sergeant, someone I feel honoured to have known.

I now have little more information about Jock, and by courtesy of a relative a photo of his Croix de Guerre citation, so in due course I will post a roundup of all the information I now have about him.

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