Lieutenant Hubert Stanley KREYER
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Lieutenant Hubert Stanley KREYER

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Lieutenant Hubert Stanley KREYER

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Lieutenant Hubert Stanley KREYER

The following biographical notes are from "Officers of the Green Howards 1688 - 1931" by M L Ferrar;-
"Born at Kamptee, 4th July, 1890, younger son of Lieut.-Col Frederick Augustus Christian Kreyer, Indian Army.
2nd Lieut., 25th March, 1911 ; Lieut., 22nd January, 1914; Capt. 15th April, 1916 ; Brevet-Major, 3rd June, 1919 ; Adjt., 21st October, 1919 — 21st November, 1922 ; Major, 27th September, 1929.
Went to Belgium with the 2nd Battn. in October, 1914, and took part in the fighting at Ypres. Was wounded in the attack on Neuve Chapelle, 11th March, 1915 (twice mentioned in despatches, bronze star and clasp and Distinguished Service Order). Was awarded the D.S.O. " for having shown conspicuous gallantry on several occasions in carrying messages along the trenches under heavy fire. His commanding officer considers that it was largely due to the service rendered by this officer on one occasion that the battalion was extricated from a difficult position."
Rejoined 2nd Battn., 7th October 1915 and remained with it till 20th March, 1916, when he was invalided home with a dislocated knee. Afterwards as Brigade Major of the 185th Infantry Brigade in the 2nd battle of the Marne and operations around Rheims (French Croix de Guerre). Took part in the final advance from 23rd August, to the Armistice (mentioned in despatches, Brevet of Major, silver and bronze medals).
Awarded the OBE 1st January, 1923. Served in Southern Ireland during the rebellion, and with the Shanghai Defence Force, 1927."

The following additional biographical notes are from "Officers of the Green Howards 1931 - 1972" by M L Ferrar;-
"Lt. Colonel 19 January 1935. Colonel 19 January 1938.
Half Pay 9 April 1941. Retired 31 May 1941 (Hon. Brigadier).
Brigade Major, Home Forces 1917-1918. Brigade Major, France 1918 1919.
GSO 3, Rhine Army and Brigade Major Rhine Army 1919.
Instr. Small Arms School, Hythe, 1922 - 1926. Staff Captain, W. Command 1928 - 1930. DAA & QMG 1930 - 1932.
Commanded 1st Battalion 1935 - 1937. Commander 150 (York & Durham) Brigade (T.A.). 2nd World War B.E.F. 1940.
1939-45 Star, Defence Medal, War Medal. H M King George V Jubilee Medal. H M King George VI Coronation Medal.
Died at Hodnet, Salop, 14 August 1949."

Married Alice Leonie Berkeley in Wandsworth, April 1918. (Alice Leonie Kreyer, b 1884 d. July 1967 in Folkestone, Kent.)

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