Brigadier John Ormsby Evelyn Vandeleur, DSO and Bar, ON (14 November 1903 – 4 August 1988), usually known as Joe Vandeleur from his initials, was a British Army officer who served in the Second World War.
He was the son of Colonel Crofton Bury Vandeleur and Evelyn O'Leary. His family was originally from Kilrush, County Clare, where they were the local landlords. Vandeleur was born in Nowshera, India (now Pakistan).
As commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards, he led the breakout of XXX Corps during Operation Market-Garden. His second cousin Lieutenant-Colonel Giles Vandeleur (their grandfathers were brothers) was acting commanding officer of the 2nd Armoured Battalion, Irish Guards. He went on to command the 129th Infantry Brigade and 32nd Guards Brigade. He retired from the Army in 1951.
He lived out his life after the war in a magnificent manor house in Pinkneys Green, near Maidenhead in Berkshire. He married firstly Felicity Bury-Barry, who died in 1948, and secondly Norah Christie-Miller (who was a Vandeleur cousin on her mother's side).
- Joe's Bridge, the nickname given to Bridge No.9 on the Maas–Scheldt Canal in the Belgian city of Lommel just south of the Belgian–Dutch border.
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