Woodhouse Christopher M (Monty)

NAME Woodhouse OBE DSO Christopher Montague (‘Monty’)
RANK IN GREECE

Major

ON DEMOB

Colonel

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

N/K

PRISONER

N/A

UNIT IN GREECE & CRETE

RA & SOE

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE & CRETE

1941 –  early 1944

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

N/K
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

N/A

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

N/A

NOTES

After enlisting in 1939 Woodhouse was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Artillery in 1940, rising to the rank of colonel by 1943. He served most of his time during WW2 in Greece, and in 1941 he was one of the SOE officers sent to Crete to organise resistance forces behind enemy lines. In September 1942 he was parachuted to mainland Greece as Second in Command of the Operation Harling Force (to demolish the Gorgopotomas railway viaduct north of the Brallos Pass) headed by Eddie Myers. Following the success of this operation Myers and Woodhouse were ordered by SOE Cairo to stay on in mainland Greece, and form the British Military Mission (BMM).

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