Wills Hill BRETT

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Wills Hill BRETT. Lieutenant Colonel, 8th King George Own Cavalry, Indian Army.
Born 3 September 1899 at Osborne Park, Belfast to Sir Alfred Edward and Harriett Agnes Brett nee Traill
1901 residing with his siblings at the home his grandparents Charles Henry and Margaret at 2 Bladon Park, Belfast. 1911 with his parents and siblings at 35 Osborne Park, Belfast.
20 December 1932 he disembarked of SS Burma at London Port from Rangoon. He was stationed in Burma and is proposed address in Northern Ireland was Richmond Lodge, Strandtown, Belfast.

London Gazette dated 10 February 1920. Indian Army. Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to Lieutenant 31 August 1919.

London Gazette dated 2 November 1923. Indian Army. promoted from Lieutenant to Captain, 31 August 1923. Transferred to (S.U.L.) Special Unemployed List (Indian Army) Gazetted 13 December 1935.

London Gazette dated 24 March 1939. Royal Air Force (Reserve of Air Force Officers)
granted commissions in class CC as Flight Lieutenants on the date stated 2nd Jan. 1939.
Capt. Wills Hill BRETT (Special Unemployed List, Indian Army) (S.U.L.)

London Gazette dated 15 August 1939. Royal Air Force.
Flight Lieutenant Wills Hill BRETT relinquishes his commission on cessation of duty.
16th July 1939

London Gazette dated 18 August 1939 Receiving Orders
Wills Hill Brett, Major Indian Army (Special Unemployed List), lately Cosford, Albrighton, Staffs, present address unknown.

London Gazette dated 12 April 1940. Indian Army. Capts. of the Spec. Unemployed. Promoted to Major 3rd Sept 1939, with seniority from 3 July 1939

London Gazette dated 9 September 1949. The KING has approved the following retirements,
relinquishments, etc. Special List (Ex Indian Army) British Army. Maj. W. H. BRETT, Special Unemployed List granted honorary rank of Lt-Colonel 3rd Sept. 1949.

Died 12 April 1961. At rest in Old Priory Churchyard, Holywood, County Down opposite the cemetery.

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