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Benson, Constantine Evelyn

Date of birth:
1895
Date of death:
1960
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Second-Lieutenant
Unit:
Grenadier Guards
Awarded on:
March 7th, 1918
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On his own initiative he pushed forward with a small patrol to make a reconnaissance, with the intention of locating the actual line held by the enemy. In doing so, he came under heavy fire from the enemy . machine-guns, and some of his party were killed. Realising the great importance of immediately securing certain high ground which had been temporarily evacuated by the enemy, he went back, despite the heavy machine-gun úre, and brought up his platoon to a point
where a commanding position was occupied .and consolidated. By his quick appreciation of the situation, and his own personal disregard of all danger, a position of considerable tactical importance was secured."
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Air Commodore
Unit:
Headquarters, Eighth Army, 15th Army Group, Allied Force Headquarters (AFHQ), Allied Forces
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1946
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

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