Lt Col G W Rothband TD
Geoffrey Rothband joined the Lancashire Fusiliers in December 1938 and was commissioned shortly afterwards.
He joined the 1/5 Battalion XX
The Lancashire Fusiliers (TA), and in early March 1940 the 1/5th embarked
with the BEF at Southampton for Cherbourg in France.
He left England in December 1940 and joined the 1st Bn in India and served in the Far East in Burma and with the Kings African Rifles in 14th Army, before arriving back in the UK in May 1945.
After demobilisation, he rejoined the 5th Bn The Lancashire Fusiliers when the Territorial Army re-started in 1947.
In 1959 he took Command of the
5th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers, a command he held until 1962 when he finally
ended his service.