Cumberlege, Claude Michael Bullstrode "Mike"

Date of death:
April 10th, 1945 (Flossenbürg Concentration Camp/Bavaria, Germany)
Mentioned on:
Chatham Naval Memorial
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Claude Michael Bullstrode Cumberlege served with "Force 133" Special Operations Executive and Special Boat Squadron. During the years 1941-1943 he was involved in sabotage actions at Crete. In 1943 he was caught and eventually ended up in Concentrationcamp Flossenbürg. He he was shot by SS guards on April 10th, 1945. He has no known grave. He is being comemmorated at the Naval Monument Chatham, Paneel 82.1.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
Force 133, Special Operations Executive (SOE), War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1942
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant-Commander
Unit:
Force 133, Special Operations Executive (SOE), War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
1942
Details:
Permission to wear the decoration granted on August 11th, 1942.
LG 35662/3504.
Polemikos Stauros 1940 - 3rd Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant-Commander
Unit:
Force 133, Special Operations Executive (SOE), War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1944
Action:
Citation:
"For great gallantry, and determination of the highest order in clandestine operations behind the enemy lines in Greece in January and February, 1943."
Details:
Second DSO awarded in the form of a bar to be worn on the ribbon of the first DSO.
LG 37805/5911.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

Sources

  • - Admiralty Fleet Orders, 29th January 1942
    - Admiralty Fleet Orders, 20th August 1942
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette of 7th August 1942, Issue 35662, dated 11th August 1942
    - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of 29th November 1946, Issue 37805, dated 3rd December 1946
    - Commonwealth War Graves Commission