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Welsh, William Lawrie

Date of birth:
February 10th, 1881 (Biggleswade/Bedfordshire, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
January 2nd, 1962 (Farmington/Connecticut, United States)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1917
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Squadron Leader
Unit:
No. 17 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service
Awarded on:
April 26th, 1918
"in recognition of his services at Dunkirk."
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1919
"For valuable services rendered in connection with the war."
Officier in de Kroonorde
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1919
"For valuable services rendered in connection with the war."

With palm
Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)
Rank:
Squadron Leader
Unit:
No. 216 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1920
Air Force Cross
Awarded on:
February 1st, 1937
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Air Marshal
Unit:
HQ, RAF Technical Training Command, HQ, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1941

HM Birthday Honours
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Air Marshal
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1943
Order Odrodzenia Polski Wielki
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Air Marshal
Unit:
RAF Mission to Washington D.C., HQ, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
April 11th, 1944
"In recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with the war."

In the function of head of this delegation
Legion of Merit - Officer (LoM - O)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Air Marshal
Unit:
RAF Mission to Washington D.C., HQ, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
March 15th, 1946
"In recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with the war."

In the function of head of this delegation
Legion of Merit - Commander (LoM - C)

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