Rawlings, Henry Bernard

Date of birth:
May 21st, 1889 (St Erth/Cornwall, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
September 30th, 1962 (Bodmin/Cornwall, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1920
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
H.M.S. Valiant (02), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1940
Action:
"For continued gallantry and devotion to duty in operations in the Mediterranea."
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Awarded on:
January 8th, 1942
Awarded for:
Operation Merkur
Action:
"For gallantry, leadership and skill during the Battle of Crete."
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1942
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Awarded on:
August 11th, 1942
Polemikos Stauros 1940 - 3rd Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Unit:
Flag Officer, Eastern Mediterranean, Mediterranean Fleet, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1944
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Unit:
Task Force 57, British Pacific Fleet, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
September 4th, 1945
Awarded for:
Operation Iceberg
Action:
"For good services rendered whilst in command of the British Task Force operating in Japanese waters."
Knights/Dames Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (K/DBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1946
Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1946
Legion of Merit - Commander (LoM - C)

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