Record Details for V M Fortune (Seaforth Highlanders)

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V M
Surname:
Fortune
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Major General
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Seaforth Highlanders
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WW1 Actions and Troop Movements (ORBATS) for ,

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ORBATS

Orders of Battle (ORBATS) are documents produced by the military to show the hierarchical structure, command organisation and disposition of units for particular engagements of the British Military. At the highest level they show a breakdown of the units involved in entire conflicts, the First World War in this case, including Divisional and Brigade commanding officers, the organisation of the divisions right down to the battalion level along with their attached units from for example, the Royal Artillery. With the ORBATS you are able to determine exactly where units were on a given date and the battle, action or event they took part in.

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Seaforth Highlanders during World War 2

WW2 Battalions of the Seaforth Highlanders

1st Battalion:
1942: The Battalion was involved the Burma Campaign and attached to the 23rd Indian Div.

2nd Battalion:
1940: The Battalion were part of the BEF and of the reconstituted 152 Brigade, 51st (Highland) Division
September 1944: It fought at Le Harve.
03 October 1944: The Battalion along with the 5th Battalion went to Best, Holland

4th Battalion:
1940: The Battalion was part of the BEF and of the 152 Brigade, 51st (Highland) Division.

5th Battalion:
The Battalion was nicknamed the 'Highway Decorators'. It was part of the reconstituted 152 Brigade, 51st (Highland) Division.
10/11 September 1944: Were along with the 5th Camerons, leading Battalions on the assault at Le Harve.
03 October 1944: The Battalion along with the 2nd Battalion went to Best, Holland

6th Battalion:
1940: The Battalion was sent to France as part of the BEF.
May 1940: It was involved in the Blitzkrieg.
01 June 1940: The remains of the Battalion were evacuated from Dunkirk.

7th Battalion:
26 June 1944: The Battalion in the 15th (Scottish) Division
Campaign Medals:
1939-1945 Star
1939-1945 Star This star was awarded for service in the Second World War between 3rd September 1939 and 2nd September 1945. The
 
War Medal 1939 - 1945
War Medal 1939 - 1945 The War Medal 1939–1945 was a British decoration awarded to all full time service personnel of the Armed Forces wherever 
* Medal entitlement listed above is worked out using the same methodology the MOD used for issuing them
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