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Second Lieutenant Ivan Dmitrivitch Zvegintzov was an officer of the British Army who died during the Second World War.

He was born in Russia, the son of Colonel Dmitriy Ivanovich, of the Chevalier Gardes,[1] and Princess Maria Obolensky. After the Bolshevik uprising in 1917, the Zvegintzov family settled in Britain. The younger Zvegintzov belonged to the 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit before being commissioned into the 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) in June 1940.[2] His older brother, Dmitri, survived the war and went onto attain the rank of brigadier.

Zvegintzov died on 28 December 1941, during Operation Crusader, while serving with his regiment in the Western Desert Campaign. He had married, in 1940, to Rosemary, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel L.C. Haslam.[3]

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Alamein Memorial.

NotesEdit

  1. The Times (49136), Col A, p. 1: "Deaths". 17 January 1942.
  2. The London Gazette (34888), p. 4074, 2 Jul 1940. Retreieved 3 January 2013.
  3. The Times (48856), Col B, p. 7: "Marriages". 21 February 1941.

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