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Captain R.J. Gold-Spilsbury
(formerly 1859961 Warrant Officer Class 2)
Royal Engineers

by
Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis 2008

Gold-Spilsbury enlisted in the Royal Engineers in 1919 or 1920. His surname was originally Spilsbury, but he changed it to Gold-Spilsbury about 1932. The following is a list of significant events in his military career:

1920: Won the Royal Engineers Training Battalion Silver Inter-Platoon Football Medal.

1922: Won the Army Rifle Association Bronze Medal, 2nd Prize, in the Corps Match.

1922-23: Won the Egyptian Command Bronze Football Medal.

1923: Won the Cairo YMCA Silver Football Medal.

1925: Won the Army Rifle Association Silver Medal in the Corps Shield Match.

2 January 1928: Promoted to the rank of Lance Sergeant.

1928: Won the Scottish Command Bronze Hockey Medal. Serving with a Territorial Army unit in Edinburgh.

25 October 1930: Promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

February 1932: Posted to Catterick in Ireland. Assigned to the 55th Field Company, R.E.

1935: Serving as a Platoon Sergeant Instructor at Chelmsford.

27 February 1936: Promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2 (Company Sergeant Major). In possession of a First Class Certificate of Education. Assigned as Company Sergeant Major of the 59th Field Company, R.E. at Canterbury.

12 October 1940: Given a Regular Army Emergency Commission in the rank of Lieutenant (Honorary Captain).