Browning, Frederick Arthur Montague "Boy"

Date of birth:
October 20th, 1896 (Kensington/Greater London, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
March 14th, 1965 (Cornwall, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
December 14th, 1917
Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
May 23rd, 1918
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
July 2nd, 1918
Action:
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command of three companies whose officers had all become casualties, reorganised them, and proceeded to consolidate. Exposing himself to very heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, in two hours he had placed the front line in a strong state of defence. The conduct of this officer, both in the assault and more especially afterwards, was beyond all praise, and the successful handing over of the front to the relieving unit as an entrenched and strongly fortified position was entirely due to his energy and skill."
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major-General
Unit:
1st Airborne Division, Army Air Corps
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1943
Awarded for:
Operation Torch
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant General
Unit:
I Airborne Corps, First Allied Airborne Army
Awarded on:
December 7th, 1944
Awarded for:
Operation Market Garden
Action:
In recognition of distinguished services in the cause of the Allies.
Order Odrodzenia Polski Komandorski z Gwiazda
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant General
Unit:
I Airborne Corps, First Allied Airborne Army
Awarded on:
March 22nd, 1945
Awarded for:
Operation Market Garden
Action:
In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-general
Unit:
I Airborne Corps, First Allied Airborne Army
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1945
Awarded for:
Operation Market Garden
Action:
In recognition of distinguished services in the cause of the Allies.
Legion of Merit - Commander (LoM - C)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-general
Unit:
South East Asia Command, Royal Army
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1946
Action:
For his services with SEAC.
Knights/Dames Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (K/DBE)
Rank:
Lieutenant-general
Awarded on:
June 1st, 1953
Knight/Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (K(D)CVO)
Rank:
Lieutenant-general
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1959
Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)

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