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Dennis, Stratford Hercules

    Date of birth:
    November 11th, 1899 (Portsmouth/Hampshire, United Kingdom)
    Date of death:
    1982 (Paris, France)
    Nationality:
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

    Military career:
    September 1912: Royal Navy
    15 May 1920: Lieutenant
    15 May 1928: Lieutenant Commander (retired)
    December 1941: Acting Commander (retired)
    July 1945: Acting Captain (retired)

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Lieutenant Commander
    Awarded on:
    July 11th, 1940
    HM Birthday honours
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Lieutenant Commander
    Unit:
    Royal Navy
    Awarded on:
    August 16th, 1940
    Awarded for:
    Operation Dynamo
    For services in the withdrawal of the Allied Armies from the beaches at Dunkirk.
    Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Lieutenant Commander
    Unit:
    O.R.P. Grom, Polish Navy, Polish Armed Forces in the West
    Awarded on:
    October 21st, 1941
    In recognition of services to the Polish Navy and in Polish Ships.
    Krzyz Walecznych
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Commander
    Awarded on:
    May 23rd, 1944
    Awarded for:
    Operation Avalanche
    For courage and services during Operation Avalanche.
    Second DSC received as bar.
    Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Commander
    Unit:
    Royal Navy
    Awarded on:
    November 28th, 1944
    Awarded for:
    Operation Neptune
    For gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy.
    Third DSC received as bar.
    Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Commander
    Awarded on:
    January 1st, 1945
    New Year '45 Honours
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Captain
    Awarded on:
    August 14th, 1945
    For services in the Aegean operations, relief of Greece.
    Mentioned in Despatches

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