On a journey of discovery to historical sites? Download the TracesOfWar app directly on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Windsor, Edward VIII Edward Albert Christian

Date of birth:
June 13th, 1894 (White Lodge, Richmond, Surrey)
Date of death:
May 28th, 1972 (4 Route du Champ d'Entraînement, Paris)
Buried on:
Frogmore Royal Burial Ground
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Do you have more information about this person? Inform us!

Awarded on:
1910
Order of the Garter
Rank:
Midshipsman
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1912
Rank:
Midshipsman
Awarded on:
August 1912
Grand Croix de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1914
Elefantordenen
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
1914
Sanct Olavs Orden Grand Cross
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1915
Ordine Supremo della Santissima Annunziata
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
1915
Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
May 16th, 1916
Cross of St. George III class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1916
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1916
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1917
Knight/Dame to the Venerable Order of Saint John (KStJ/DStJ)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
August 16th, 1917
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
1917

Grand Master
Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
1918
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 1
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
1919
Croce al Merito di Guerra
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
1920
Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
1921
Grand Commander of the Indian Empire (GCIE)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
1921
Grand Commander of the Star of India (GCSI)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
1921
Royal Victorian Chain
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
1922
Order of the Thistle
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
1922
Rank:
Group Captain
Awarded on:
November 12th, 1923
Kungliga Serafimerorden
Rank:
Group Captain
Awarded on:
1924
Rank:
Group Captain
Awarded on:
1925
Rank:
Acting Captain
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1926
Grand Cross to the Venerable Order of Saint John (GCStJ)
Rank:
Group Captain
Awarded on:
1927
Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1931
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
1931
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
1931
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
1933
Grã-Cruz del Ordem Nacional do Cruzeiro do Sul
Rank:
Admiral
Awarded on:
1935
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1936
Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB)
Imperial Service Order (ISO)

Sources

Photo