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Syfret, Edward Neville

Date of birth:
June 20th, 1889 (Newlands, South Africa)
Date of death:
December 10th, 1972 (Highgate, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1918
Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1941
"For courage, resolution and leadership in operations in Mediterranean waters."
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Vice-Admiral
Unit:
Commanding Officer, Naval Force H, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1942
Awarded for:
Operation Ironclad
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1942
Awarded for:
Operation Pedestal
"For bravery and dauntless resolution in fighting an important Convoy through to Malta in the face of relentless attacks by day and night from enemy submarines, aircraft, and surface force."
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
September 7th, 1943
Legion of Merit - Commander (LoM - C)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
December 18th, 1945
Knights/Dames Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (K/DBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1948
Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB)

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