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Newgass, Harold Reginald

Date of birth:
August 3rd, 1896 (London, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
November 17th, 1984 (West Stafford/Dorchester, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Harold Newgass'medal group is on display in the Victoria Cross & George Cross Gallery in the Imperial War Museum in London, Great Britain.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Lieutenant
Unit:
Bomb Disposal Team, H.M.S. President, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
March 4th, 1941
Action:
For his hero´c work over two days from November 28-30,1940, for defusing a German 1000kg 'Luftmine' which had dropped on Garston Gasworks in Liverpool.
George Cross

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