Holden-White, Harold Vere

Date of birth:
1917 (London, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
1999
Service number:
162512
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Captain
Unit:
No. 2 Special Boat Section, Special Boat Service
Awarded on:
April 27th, 1944
Action:
"Capt. Holden-White was in command of the Special Boat Section Unit, which was detailed to carry out dangerous and delicate operations in conjunction with the assault on the port of Oran. He was in charge of the party operating from H.M.S. Walney in folboats and displayed courage and initiative of a high order in attacking with small torpedoes a French destroyer which was leaving the port, and it is believed that one hit on the vessel was obtained."
Details:
LG 36486/1927
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Captain
Unit:
No. 2 Special Boat Section, Special Boat Service
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1945
Mentioned in Despatches
Action:
Citation (general):
"In recognition of gallant and distinighuished services in Burma."
Details:
LG 37284/4785

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