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Brigadier Charles Hilary Vaughan Pritchard, DSO (1905-1976)

Charles Hilary Pritchard was born on October 29th, 1905. He was the son of Lt.-Col. Charles Hamerton Pritchard. The Vaughan was added in order to inherit as he was not a direct descendent. He married Mary Patricia Monck (born 1911) in 1935.

When he died in 1976, the house left the direct line of Cadwgan (an 850 year line).

He was commanding officer of the 2nd Parachute Brigade.

Awards:
Distinguished Service Order (Greece 1944-45)
Commander of the Royal Order of King George I with swords (Greece)

Service (Courtesy of generals.dk and the full dates are available there)

1943 - Commanding Officer 6th Battalion The Parachute Regiment

1943 - Commanding Officer 2nd Parachute Brigade, Italy

1943-1944 - Commanding Officer 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group, Italy

1944 - Commanding Officer 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group, Italy - North-West Europe

1944 - Commanding Officer 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group, Italy - Greece

1944-1945 - Commanding Officer 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group, Greece - Italy

1945 - Commanding Officer 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group, Italy

1945-1946 - Commanding Officer 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group

1946-1948 - Commanding Officer Airborne Establishments

1949 - Commanding Officer 10th Cadet Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers

1949 - Retired

  • Brigadier Charles Hilary Pritchard Vaughan Grave

    His grave in Llanfachreth churchyard

  • Brigadier Charles Hilary Pritchard Vaughan Plot

    The Vaughan family plot in Llanfachreth churchyard