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Newgass, Harold Reginald

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

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Lieutenant
Unit:
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (Bomb Disposal)
Action:
Harold Newgass gained his George Cross for his hero´c work over two days from November 28-30,1940, for defusing a German mine which had dropped on Garston Gasworks in Liverpool.
Details:
Date of Gazette 4 March 1941.
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.
George Cross

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