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Coward, Charles Joseph "Count of Auschwitz"

Date of birth:
January 30th, 1905 (United Kingdom)
Date of death:
1976 (Londen, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Quartermaster Battery Sergeant Major Coward acted as secret agent during the war and saved the lives of 400 Jewish captives.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Quartermaster Battery Sergeant Major
Unit:
Military Intelligence Section 9 (MI9), Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
February 26th, 1965
Yad Vashem-decoration
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Quartermaster Battery Sergeant Major
Unit:
Military Intelligence Section 9 (MI9), Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
March 9th, 2010

Posthumously awarded
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Quartermaster Battery Sergeant Major
Unit:
Military Intelligence Section 9 (MI9), Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), War Office, British Government

He is one of just two British recipients of this medal.

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