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Enderby, Samuel - CVO DSO MC JP

Rank : Colonel

Army Number : 39320

Unit : 2/5th Bn

Biography :

Educated at Uppingham School and RMC Sandhurst. Played cricket for Worcestershire and for Northumberland. Commissioned into The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (RNF) on 2.2.1928. In 1930s served in Jamaica, Egypt, and Palestine where he was awarded the M.C. in 1939 for action as Company Officer in 1st Bn RNF, Sarafand, on 26 Feb 1939 (L.G.14.4.1939). Commanded 2nd/4th KOYLI in North Africa and commanded the 2/5th Bn The Leicestershire Regiment in Italy from 7.11.1943 to April 1944. Awarded the D.S.O. for action at Calabritto 1-7 Dec 1943. He later commanded the School of Infantry in Palestine and in England, and 7th Bn RNF (TA). Retired from the Army in 1954. Served as a JP from 1956, and High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1968. From 1954-78 was a member of The Sovereign's Bodyguard and the Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (Standard bearer 1976-77), for which he was awarded the C.V.O. (L.G. 11.6.1977.

Date of Birth : 15.9.1907

Place of Birth : Northumberland

Date of Death : 20.12.1996

Place of Death : Hexham

Civil Occupation : Hexham Steeplechase Company

Period of Service : 1928-54

Conflicts : Palestine, WW2

Places Served : Jamaica, Egypt, Palestine, North Africa, Italy

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