Richard M., CB, MBE, DL Jerram

JERRAM, Major-General Richard, CB MBE, DL

Richard Jerram was born in India in 1928. He was the son of Brigadier Roy Jerram, DSO, MC, who had commanded the 7th Royal Tank Regiment in the Western Desert, in 1940. Richard Jerram was commissioned into the Royal Tank Regiment in 1948 and served in 2RTR, 3RTR and 4RTR, in Hong Kong, Libya, Northern Ireland, the United States, Malaya and the British Army of the Rhine. His army career spanned five decades. During the 1970's he was Commander, Royal Armoured Corps (CRAC) and in 1981 he was promoted to Major-General and made Director, Royal Armoured Corps (DRAC). He retired in 1984, subsequently becoming honorary Colonel Commandant of the Royal Tank Corps from 1982 to 1988.

In civilian life, he became commander of the St John Ambulance for Cornwall and president of the local British Legion. He was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Cornwall in the year of his death. He died in 1993, aged 65, following a stroke.

COMPANION OF THE MOST HONOURABLE ORDER OF THE BATH - MILITARY DIVISION

MEMBER OF THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

ORDER OF ST. JOHN (ALL CLASSES)

GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1918-62, MALAYA (GEORGE VI) BAR

QUEEN ELIZABETH II SILVER JUBILEE 1977

MEDAL RIBBON GROUP

MINIATURE MEDAL GROUP