Edward Noel Hume Townshend (657)
|Date of Birth:||1911|
|Date of Death:||Unknown|
|Residence:||Great Missenden, Berkshire|
|Father:||Edward Hume Steele Townshend |
|Mother:||Cummins, Una Jane|
|See Also:||Table VI ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree|
Notes for Edward Noel Hume Townshend
Edward was educated at Haileybury and trained as a solicitor.
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant into the 39th (Lancashire Fusiliers) Anti Aircraft Battalion TA (1) on 13 January 1937, when he would have been 26, Edward was promoted to War Substantive Lieutenant on 22 October 1940 (2). It is not known where he served during the Second World War. He was promoted to Captain on 11 April 1945 (3) and retired from the Reserve of Officers on 1 August 1962 (4).
Edward married in 1940 and was living at The Croft, Little Hampden, Great Missenden, Berkshire in 1976.
The book 'Blackmore Vale Childhood' was written by 'Hilary Townsend' - is this Edward's wife?
(1) London Gazette 34359 page 267 dated 12 January 1937.
(2) London Gazette 34975 page 6123 dated 18 October 1940.
(3) London Gazette 37355 page 5642 dated 16 November 1945.
(4) London Gazette 42744 page 6082 dated 27 July 1962.