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  • Timothy Frederick Cape

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX74788

    Timothy joined the unit as a Major, on Timor from Headquarters, Sparrow Force, after the fall of Koepang, approx March 1942. It is not known when he was evacuated from Timor as his service file is not available.

    He was Mentioned in Despatches, London Gazette, 25 May 1943 and in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No 119-3 Jun 1943. These are the two Gazettes for the Timor Campaign.

    He is known to have been awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire, Military Division, (MBE), London Gazette, dated 29 Apr 1944.

    Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, (DSO) London Gazette dated 4 Mar 1947.

    United States Bronze Star Medal, Commonwealth Gazette, dated 15 Jan 1948.

    After WW2 his Service Number changed to 381 and he attained the rank of Major General and was awarded the following,

    Commander of the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire, (CBE), London Gazette, dated 31 Dec 1965.

    Companion of the Military Order of the Bath, (CB), London Gazette, dated 31 Dec 1971.

    He was discharged on 5 Aug 1972.

    The CBE would be an upgrade of the MBE, which he would cease wearing. He would be known as Major General Timothy Frederick Cape, CB, CBE, DSO.







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    USA Bronze Star.JPG

    Edited by Peter Epps


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