- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Temporary Captain
- No. 2 Special Boat Section, Special Boat Service
- Awarded on:
- April 27th, 1944
"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."