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De'Ath, Robert Dudley

Date of birth:
October 7th, 1918
Date of death:
February 1st, 1960
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Lieut Col. De'ath died whilst serving at RMB Plymouth.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
H.M.S. Ajax (22), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1940
Citation:
"who, in charge of a Turret when an 11-inch shell passed through the working chamber below, went at once to the hatch, which had been blown open and was giving out sparks and smoke, to find out the damage. He gave the orders needed to ensure the safety of ammunition and at once did what he could to bring the Turret into action again. He set a fine example of courage and presence of mind."

Operation River Plate
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit:
Royal Marines, Combined Operations Headquarters, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1945
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Citation:
"For devotion to duty and great ability in the planning, and courage in the execution of Commando operations during the Italian campaign."
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
No. 45 Commando Royal Marines
Awarded on:
1957
For distinguished services during anti terrorist operations in Cyprus.
Mentioned in Despatches

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