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Spencer-Churchill, Winston Leonard

Date of birth:
November 30th, 1874 (Blenheim Palace/Woodstock, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
January 24th, 1965 (Kensington/London, United Kingdom)
Buried on:
St Martin's Church Churchyard
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Winston Churchill was also awarded :
- Grand Sash of the High Order of Sayyid Mohammed bin Ali el Senoussi, Kingdom of Libya, awarded on 14 April 1962
- Cuban Campaign Medal, 1895-98, Spain, awarded in 1914

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Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
4th Queen's Own Hussars
Awarded on:
December 8th, 1895
Churchill was involved in skirmishes after joining Spanish troops attempting to suppress independence fighters during the war of independence in Cuba.

First Class, Red Ribbon
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
4th Queen's Own Hussars
Awarded on:
1898

With "Punjab Frontier 1897-98" clasp.
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
21st Lancers
Awarded on:
1899
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
21st Lancers
Awarded on:
1899

With "Khartoum" clasp.
Period:
Second Boer War (1899-1902)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
South African Light Horse
Awarded on:
1901

With clasps for: Diamond Hill, Johannesburg, Relief of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Tugela Heights, Cape Colony
Rank:
Home Secretary
Awarded on:
1911
King George V Coronation Medal
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
4th Queen's Own Hussars
Awarded on:
1914
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Minister of Munitions
Unit:
Ministry of Munitions, British Government
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1919
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
1919
1914 Star
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
1919
British War Medal 1914-1920
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
1920
Victory Medal 1914-1918
Rank:
Secretary of State for the Colonies
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1922
Order of the Companions of Honour
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars
Awarded on:
October 31st, 1924

GVR
Efficiency Medal / Territorial Decoration
Awarded on:
1935
King George V's Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Awarded on:
1937
King George VI Coronation Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Honorary Colonel
Awarded on:
March 1943

Honorary
Flying Badge
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1945

With Palm.
Grootlint in de Leopoldsorde / Grand cordon de l'Ordre de Léopold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1945

Witk Palm
Croix de Guerre 1940
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
1945
1939-1945 Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
1945
Africa Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
1945
Italy Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
1945
France and Germany Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
1945
Defence Medal 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
1945
War Medal 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1946
Order of Merit
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
May 1946
Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (NL.1)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
July 14th, 1946
Grand Officier du l'Ordre de la Couronne de Chêne
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
July 14th, 1946
Medaille  Militaire
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1947
Médaille Militaire
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1947

With Palm
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
1947
Medal 'Pro Dania'
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
1948
Sanct Olavs Orden Grand Cross
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1950
Elefantordenen
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1953
Order of the Garter
Awarded on:
1953
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Medal 1953
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1958
l' Ordre de la Libération
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1961
Nepal Tara 1st Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Unit:
War Cabinet, British Government
Awarded on:
2014
For his merits benefiting the Czech Republic

Posthumously awarded. It was received by his grandson Nicholas Soames.
Clas I Řád bilého lva
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Honorary Colonel

Honorary
Pilot Wing
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Compagnon
Awarded on:
June 18th, 1958
l' Ordre de la Libération
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

He is one of just two British recipients of this medal.

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