Lt Col D. C. G. Seymour-Evans, M.C., died as a result of a motor car accident on Saturday, July 22nd, 1967, at the age of 54.

Delmé was educated at Harrow School and The Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and was commissioned into the 7th Hussars on February 2nd, 1933. He served with the Regiment both in England and Egypt and later served with The Trans Jordan Frontier Force on active service in Palestine.

In this campaign he was wounded in a skirmish with Arab rebels and was later awarded the Military Cross for the gallant part he played in this campaign.

He rejoined the Regiment at the outbreak of war and commanded “A” Squadron in the Western Desert Campaign. He took part in a number of actions against the Italians, including the memorable battle of Sidi Rezagh, after which he was captured.

He was awarded a bar to his Military Cross for his part in this campaign.

After the war he rejoined the Regiment and commanded “B” Squadron in Germany, later becoming Second-in-Command of the Regiment.

He retired from the Army in October 1957, when he joined the Staff of the Foreign Office, later becoming a Queen’s Messenger, an appointment he held at the time of his death.

Delmé was a true friend to all and was universally liked and admired both in the Regiment and in his home county in Wales. He was always charming, generous and kind, and nothing was ever too much trouble for him if it meant helping the Regiment or a friend.

He will be sadly missed by all his many friends, and our deepest sympathy goes out to his mother and family at this time.

A Memorial Service took place at his home, Penylan, Carmarthenshire, on August 2nd, and the large congregation included many of his friends in the Regiment and the county. At the conclusion of a moving service, a Regimental Trumpeter sounded the Last Post and Reveille.

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