Lawson, George Maxwell

Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Second-Lieutenant
Unit:
4rd Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment, British Army
Awarded on:
July 26th, 1917
Action:
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in charge of a wiring party in front of an advanced post, he directed the work under continual hostile fire, and succeeded in putting up a strong entanglement. He has on previous occasions shown courage of a high order and fine leadership."
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Group Captain
Unit:
Headquarters, Fighter Command, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1941
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Action:
"This officer has performed the responsible duties of Group Captain in charge of operations at headquarters for 18 months, including the period of intensive operations in May, August and September 1940. His judgment, initiative and energy have been of the highest value to the command."
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Air Commodore
Unit:
Headquarters, First Army, British Army
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1943
Awarded for:
Operation Husky
Mentioned in Despatches

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