Evelegh, Vyvyan "Santa Claus"

Date of birth:
December 14th, 1898
Date of death:
August 27th, 1958
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit:
II Corps, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), British Army
Awarded on:
July 11th, 1940
Action:
For "distinguished services in the field"
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Major-General
Unit:
78th Infantry Division, V Corps, First Army, British Army
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1943
Awarded for:
Operation Torch
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Major-General
Unit:
78th Infantry Division, V Corps, First Army, British Army
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1942
Awarded for:
Operation Torch
Legion of Merit - Commander (LoM - C)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Major-General
Unit:
VI Corps, Fifth Army, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
March 23rd, 1944
Awarded for:
Operation Avalanche
Action:
"in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field"
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

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