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Anderson, John, 1st Viscount Waverley

Date of birth:
July 8th, 1882 (Eskbank/Midlothian, Scotland)
Date of death:
January 4th, 1958 (Lambeth/London, Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Nicknamed the "Home Front Prime Minister" during the Second World War.

Political career:
4 September 1939 – 3 October 1940: Home Secretary/Minister of Home Security
3 October 1940 – 24 September 1943: Lord President of the Council
24 September 1943 – 26 July 1945: Chancellor of the Exchequer, War Cabinet

1st January 1952: 1st Viscount Waverley. ("For political and public service")

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Unit:
Civil Service staff, Ministry of Shipping, British Government
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1919
"For valuable services rendered in connection with the War."
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Unit:
Civil Service staff, Ministry of Shipping, British Government
Awarded on:
February 7th, 1922
"In recognition of valuable services rendered during the War."
Commandeur de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Unit:
Civil Service staff, Ministry of Shipping, British Government
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1922
"In recognition of valuable services rendered during the War."
Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Commendatore
Unit:
Home Office
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1923
Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB)
Rank:
Governor of Bengal
Awarded on:
March 3rd, 1932
Grand Commander of the Indian Empire (GCIE)
Rank:
Governor of Bengal
Awarded on:
1937
Grand Commander of the Star of India (GCSI)
Awarded on:
1957
Order of Merit
Knight/Dame to the Venerable Order of Saint John (KStJ/DStJ)
Grand Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Sanct Olavs Orden Grand Cross
Storkommandører af Dannebrog

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