Tovey, Lord of Langton Matravers, John Cronyn

Date of birth:
March 7th, 1885 (London, Great Britain)
Date of death:
January 12th, 1971 (Cosham/Portsmouth, Great Britain)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Unit:
H.M.S. Onslow, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1916
Action:
For "the persistent and determined manner in which he attacked enemy ships" in the Batle of Jutland.
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Commander
Unit:
H.M.S. Onslow, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1917
Action:
"For distinguished services rendered during the war."
Details:
With swords
Order of St. Anna III class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Commander
Unit:
H.M.S. Ursa, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
November 2nd, 1917
Action:
"For distinguished services rendered during the war"
Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Unit:
Royal Naval Staff College, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1919
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Unit:
RN Barracks Chatham, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
February 1st, 1937
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Admiral
Unit:
Home Fleet, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1941
Details:
As Commander-in-Chief
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Admiral
Unit:
Home Fleet, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1941
Action:
"For distinguished services in the masterly and determined action in which the German Battleship Bismarck was destroyed."
Details:
As Commander-in-Chief
Knights/Dames Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (K/DBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Unit:
Home Fleet, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
April 13th, 1943
Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB)
Details:
As Commander-in-Chief
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Unit:
Commander-in-Chief The Nore, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
February 29th, 1944
Action:
"For distinguished services in securing the passage of convoys to the U.S.S.R"
Orden Suvorova 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Unit:
Commander-in-Chief The Nore, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
May 28th, 1946
Action:
"For distinguished service to the Allied Cause throughout the war"
Legion of Merit - Commander (LoM - C)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Unit:
Commander-in-Chief The Nore, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1947
Details:
With swords

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