Harrison, Edgar Charles

Date of death:
November 2005
Service number:
2320050 (NCO)/287928 (Officer)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Possibly he was awarded the MC too but this claim was not found in the Official London Gazette

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
Greek section (Force 133), Special Operations Executive (SOE), War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1943
Action:
Citation:
"After seeing service in Norway and France in November 1940, Sergeant HARRISON was sent on a special mission to Greece in which he was to maintain certain vital W/T communications. This he succeeded in under most trying and dangerous conditions until the evacuation of Greece. Assisted only by a junior N.C.O. (who was badly wounded and is now a P.O.W.) he remained continuous 24 hour watch dealing with traffic vital to the conduct of the campaign. During the evacuation he became separated from the H.Q. to which he was attached and showed great courage, initiative and determination in carrying on his work both in Greece and Crete, in the face of intense enemy action until forced to evacuate. Since that time he has been selected for a number of tasks all requiring the display of initiative, determination and skill of a very high order, and involving responsabilities normally delegated to commissioned officers. All these tasks he has carried out most successfully"
British Empire Medal (BEM & EGM)
Unit:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Government
Awarded on:
1958
Action:
For service to communications in Moscow.
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Unit:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Government
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1975
Action:
For service to Diplomatic Wireless Communications.
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Orden Krasnogo Znameni

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