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
    Details:
    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
    Action:
    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 (H 71), Polish Navy
    Awarded on:
    October 21st, 1941
    Action:
    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
    Action:
    For courage and services during Operation Avalanche.
    Details:
    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
    Action:
    For gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy.
    Details:
    Third DSC received as bar.
    Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Commander
    Awarded on:
    January 1st, 1945
    Details:
    New Year '45 Honours
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Captain
    Awarded on:
    August 14th, 1945
    Action:
    For services in the Aegean operations, relief of Greece.
    Mentioned in Despatches

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