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|Colonel Alonzo John STOCKER, D.S.O. (40721)|
Commanded the 7th Battalion Worcestershire
Regiment from March 1944 to May 1944.
Alonzo John Stocker was born at Sevington Manor, Alresford,
Hampshire on the 1 1th October 1908 and baptised at Tichborne on the 28th
November 1908. Son of Alonzo Harold Stocker (Proprietor of a Private Asylum
and a Captain with the Hampshire Yeomanry) and Amy Mary Stocker (née Parry).
His mother was born in Canada and was the daughter of Major-General Frederick William Best Parry
He was commissioned into the South Wales Borderers Regiment on the 28th August 1928, with the rank of 2nd. Lieutenant.
On the 18th March 1938 he was promoted to rank of Captain.
As Temporary Lieut.-Colonel he commanded the 7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment in Burma from March to May 1944. He was then moved to command the 1st Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers.
He was awarded the D.S.O. (London Gazette 28th June 1945) for gallantry and distinguished service in Burma and was promoted to rank of Major. He also received a mention-in-despatches (London Gazette 10th January 1946) for actions in Burma.
On the 30th August 1945 he was promoted to substantive rank of Major.
He was Commanding Officer of the 26th East African Brigade, India (1945-46)
with the Temporary rank of Brigadier.
Alonzo John Stocker died on the 5th December 1950 (age 41) whilst serving with G. Branch H.Q., Hamburg District, B.A.O.R. 3., Germany.