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Abrial, Jean-Marie Charles

Date of birth:
December 17th, 1879 (Réalmont/Midi-Pyrénées, France)
Date of death:
December 19th, 1962 (Dourgne/Castres, France)
Nationality:
French

Biography

Vice Admiral Jean-Marie Charles Abrial took part in the evacuation of Dunkirk and was captured. He eventually joined the Vichy regime and was captured during the liberation of France and condemned by court martial for ten years forced labour yet given amnesty in the mid-50's. He was also forfeited any entitelement in relation to his Legion d'Honneur and forbidden to wear his decorations. He was reinstituted with the LdH by decret of 16 December 1960.

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Awarded on:
December 31st, 1913
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 30th, 1921
Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Contre-Amiral
Awarded on:
June 30th, 1932
Commandeur de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Periode:
First World War (1914-1918)
Details:
With 3 palm leaves
Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 30th, 1940
Grand Croix de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 14th, 1941
Médaille Militaire

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