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Charrington, Harold Vincent Spencer

Date of birth:
1886
Date of death:
1965
Service number:
3270
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Colonel
Unit:
Headquarters, 1st Armoured Brigade, Force HQ Greece (W Force), British Army
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1941
"Brigadier CHARINGTON commanding the 1st Armoured Brigade. As Commander of the covering force in front of the Aliakman position, he carried out successfully the demolition programme and withdrew his force to the Monastir gap to face the German threat, when he successfully supported the covering force on that position on April 10th and following days, and finally covered the withdrawal by a spirited rearguard action. When the resistance of the Greek force in his neighborhood collapsed, he successfully extricated his Brigade in good order. He showed throughout cool and courageous leadership."
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Brigadier
Unit:
Headquarters, 1st Armoured Brigade, Force HQ Greece (W Force), British Army
Awarded on:
April 10th, 1942
Polemikos Stauros 1940 - 1st Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brigadier
Unit:
Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
November 19th, 1948

With palm leaf
Officier in de Leopoldsorde / Officier de l'Ordre de Léopold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brigadier
Unit:
Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
November 19th, 1948

With palm leaf
Croix de Guerre 1940

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