|Born||9 May 1920|
|Died||23 August 2017 (aged 97)|
|Years of service||1941 - 1985|
|Commands held||126th Infantry Brigade|
1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Order|
On the first day of the operation, 17 September 1944, Dauncey flew a Horsa glider into Arnhem. Several days of fighting ensued, during which he sustained eye injuries. Despite being blinded in one eye, he fought on, but was taken prisoner. With another officer he escaped from a Dutch hospital on a rope of knotted sheets and hid in the Utrecht English Parsonage for four months.  He was later awarded the Distinguished Service Order for bravery shown during this battle.
After a number of appointments he was made Colonel of the Cheshire Regiment in 1978.
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