Connect "Mad Jack" to AJ

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Anyone want to tackle connecting Jack Churchill to AJ?  This guy is quite a character!  He was  a British soldier who went to war armed with a longbow, a broadsword.....and yes....bagpipes.

Did I mention that war was World War II??

WikiTree profile: John Churchill
asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
OK, I will bite; what is AJ?

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ref=acom  has this on him...


Birth:  Sep. 16, 1906
Death:  Mar. 8, 1996
Churchill married Rosamund Margaret Denny on 8 March 1941. They had two children.

In March 2014, the Royal Norwegian Explorers Club published a book that featured Churchill, naming him as one of the finest explorers and adventurers of all time.

ErgoSum (#48057957) March 25 2015 suggestion:

"Jack" Churchill was born in Ceylon. 
Son of Alec Fleming Churchill
Grandson of John Fleming Churchill

He, his dad, and his grandfather
all served in the Ceylon Civil Service. 

Jack was brother of, at least:
Thomas Bell Lindsay Churchill
Robert Alec Farquar Churchill 

Jack married Rosamund Margaret Denny
They wed on March 8, 1941. 

Rosamond was:
Dau of Sir Maurice Edward Denney
Granddau of Sir Archibald Denny.
(Her dad was a Scottish ship building baronet)

Jack and Rosamond had, at least:
Malcolm John Leslie Churchill
Rodney Alistair Gladstone Churchill 

Jack was a British soldier who fought
during the Second World War armed
with a longbow, bagpipes, and a basket-
hilted Scottish broadsword. He was known for the motto "any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed."

In March 2014, the Royal Norwegian Explorers Club published a book that featured Churchill, naming him as one of the finest explorers and adventurers of all time.

He died in Surrey in 1996.

Known grandchildren include, at least:
James Alistair Gladstone Churchill
... son of Rodney Alistair Gladstone Churchill ... and Susan L. Dicker
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Bear Hugs
Record added: Dec 10, 2014 
Find A Grave Memorial# 139828224

MILITARY CROSS (MC)Rank: Lieutenant (Temp. Captain)Unit: Company Commander, 2nd Battalion, The Manchester Regiment, Royal ArmyAwarded on: December 20th, 1940Action: Recommendation:"On 27 May this officer when in command of his company was continually attacked and eventually surrounded. Never the less he fought his two M.G.'s until all ammunition was finished when he distroyed his guns and extricated his command after dark passing trough the enemy lines and eventually reported back to Brigade Head Quarters. His action undoubtedly held up the enemy in that area for a considerable time enabling other troops to withdraw across the canal"

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER (DSO)Rank: Temporary Lieutenant-ColonelUnit: Comanding Officer, No. 2 Commando, Royal ArmyAwarded on: January 13th, 1944Action: Citation:"Lt-Col Churchill commanded No.2 Commando during the opposed landing in Marina Bay in the early hours of September 9th and throughout the subsequent actions at Vietri on September 10th,the Molina defile onthe 12th-13th September and the Piegolette on the 15th-16th September.In the initial assault Lt-Col Churchill landed with the first flight of the attacking troops.He organised and personally led th eattack on a German 4 gun battery.From 9th-13th Septamber Lt-Col Churchill on several occassions led counter-attacks against enemy infiltyration into his positions.By his cool courage and complete disregard of danger he personally inspired his men ,exhausted as they were, to hold the position.During this period he found a badly wounded man whom he and his adjutant carried back under fire on a rucksack to cover behind a ridge some 250 yds away.On the night of the 15th-16th September Lt-Col Churchill organised the advance of his Commando up the Piuelolette Valley, personally directing the advance by leading the right hand troop which had only one newky joined subalttern left On reaching the objective he went forward with one man into the village in which the enemy were sniping and throwing hand grenades.Although the bright moonlight made movement in the streets dangerous, his disregard of danger resulted in the capture of over 100 prisoners.Subsequently the capturd position wwas heavily attacked under cover of intense machine gun and mortar fire. Lt-Col Churchill at once left his headquarters and visited each of his troop post in turn proceeding alone in order not to endanger the lives of others. Throughout the dayLt-ColChurchill supervised our successful efforts to hold the determined onslaught on the enemy continually visiting our exposed positions. All through the foillowing night he remained on duty directing artillery and mortar fire onto the enemy patrols which were seeking to turn our position by the wooded valleys.When dawn broke Lt Col Churchill again had no sleep for 36 hours,had personally led two long and heavily opposed attacks and had inspired our troops to beat off all attempts by the enemy topenetrate positions.It is beyond doubt that Lt-Col Churchill's gallantry tilted the scales of battle on more than one occassion.The magnetic power of his personal leadership frequently rallied his exhausted troops when they could scarcely stagger forward. His powers of endurance and the cool and unflinching manner in which he exposed himself to danger so that he seemed to bear a charmed life were unquestionably a brilliant inspiration ranking with the highest traditions of the British Army."

answered by Stephne Churchill G2G Crew (970 points)
selected by Sharon Centanne
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I wish I had the time to do this.  He sounds like a fun perrson to research!
answered by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (496k points)

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