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Grasett, Arthur Edward

Date of birth:
October 20th, 1888 (Toronto/Ontario, Canada)
Date of death:
December 4th, 1971 (Canada)
Buried on:
Grave General Arthur Grasett
Service number:
6855
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1914
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1916
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
January 17th, 1916
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
January 4th, 1917
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1917
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1919
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1919
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Lieutenant-General
Unit:
G-5 (Civil Affairs) Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), Allied Forces
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1945
"General GRASETT joined General EISENHOWER's staff on 16 June 1944 as A.C. of S, G-5, in which capacity he has since then been charged with the duty of planning, organising and executing the Civil Affairs operations in connection with the invasion of N.E. Europe.
In addition, General GRASETT has been charged with regulating liaison betwen SHAEF and the Governments and Military Authorities of out European Allies.
General GRASETT has performed his multifarious and unprecedented duties in a manner deserving of the highest praise. His unfailing tact and cheerfulness, his ever ready wit and sympathy, his great knowledge of the world and its ways and his resourceful commonsense have enabled him to cope with any and every situation.
The successful work of G-5 throughout the campaign, with its multifarious and very largely to General GRASETT's fine leadership and example. This sphere of work at Supreme Hq. has both smoothed the path of the armies through the liberated territories and has minised the effort required to organise the rearward areas. To his credit also may be laid to a notable degre the not inconsiderable assistance being afforded by our minor Allies. In all, General GRASETT's outstanding services have been such as to render him worthy of very high reward."
Knights/Dames Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (K/DBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Lieutenant-General
Unit:
G-5 (Civil Affairs) Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), Allied Forces
Awarded on:
November 8th, 1945
Legion of Merit - Chief Commander (LoM - CC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-general
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1946
Commander to the Venerable Order of Saint John (CStJ)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)

With clasp
1914 Star

With clasp Waziristan 192124
India General Service Medal (1909 IGSM)

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