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Dennys, Lancelot Ernest

Date of birth:
May 10th, 1890 (Simla, India)
Date of death:
March 14th, 1942 (Kunming, China)
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery Sai Wan
Plot: I. Row: C. Grave: 6.
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Rank: Major-General. Chief of the British military mission to China. Killed in an Air accident.

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
54th Sikh Regiment, Indian Army
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1919
At Shejarhar Bridge, on the 20th September 1918, he led his company through an intense cross machine-gun barrage and took his objective with the utmost determination and dash. His personal gallantry and disregard of danger greatly inspired all ranks. Although severely wounded, he endeavoured to crawl and continue commanding, but finally had to be carried back by his orderly.
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
2nd award: Bar
Military Cross (MC)

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