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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

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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.

«A los tenientes del ejército inglés, Winston Spencer Churchill y Reginald Barnes. Habiéndose dado conocimiento al Excmo. Sr. Comandante General del Distrito, del distinguido comportamiento observado por V. en la acción sostenida el día 2 del actual en Guayos contra las fuerzas reunidas de Maximiliano Gómez y Maceo, le he concedido, haciendo uso de las facultades que se ha dignado conferirme el gobierno de Su Majestad, la Cruz Roja de Primera Clase de la Orden del Mérito Militar. Lo digo para su conocimiento y satisfacción. Firmado en La Habana el 6 de diciembre de 1895».

«En vista de lo expuesto por el antecesor de VE a este Ministerio en comunicación de 6 de diciembre pasado el Rey, que Dios guarde, y en su nombre la Reina Regente del Reino, por resolución de 15 del corriente ha tenido a bien aprobar la concesión que ha hecho de la Cruz de Primera Clase del Mérito Militar con distintivo rojo libre de gastos a los Tenientes de Húsares del Ejército Inglés, Sres. Winston Spencer Churchill y Reginald Barnes, en atención a haber asistido en unión de las fuerzas del Ejército al combate sostenido contra los insurrectos en Guayo el día 2 del expresado mes de diciembre. De R.O. lo digo a VE para su conocimiento y demás efectos. Dios guarde a VE muchos ańos. Madrid 25 de enero de 1896. Rubricado por el General en Jefe del Ejército de Cuba».
Cruces del Mérito Militar - With Red Distinction 1st class
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:
1945
"whose foresight, faith and fortitude led free men to victory"
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
Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw - Ridder Grootkruis (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 Chęne
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
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 3rd, 1949
"In recognition of his services from the Dutch people and in honor of his advocacy for European unity."
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

Decree of June 18, 1958
l' Ordre de la Libération
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1961
Nepal Tara 1st Class
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1962
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)

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

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