Gretton, Peter William

Date of birth:
August 27th, 1912 (Farnham/Surrey, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
November 11th, 1992 (Oxford/Oxfordshire, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
1 May 1933: S.Lt.
1 Jun 1934: Lt.
1 Jun 1942: Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1942: Cdr.
30 Jun 1948: Capt.
7 Jul 1958: Rear-Admiral
10 Mar 1961: Vice-Admiral

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Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
1936
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
H.M.S. Sabre (H 18), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1941
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Unit:
HMS Wolverine (D 78), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1942
Action:
For bravery and dauntless resolution while serving in H.M. Wolverine when an important Convoy was fought through to Malta in the face of relentless attacks by day and night from enemy submarines, aircraft and surface forces.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Unit:
H.M.S. Duncan (D 99), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1942
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Action:
For gallantry and devotion to duty in determined and successful attacks on U-boats while serving in H.M. Ship Duncan on Convoy Escort duty.
Details:
Second DSO received as bar.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Commander
Awarded on:
April 18th, 1944
Action:
For outstanding skill and determination in H.M. Ships Duncan, Sunflower and Vidette on convoy escort duty in successful attacks on U-boats.
Details:
Third DSO received as bar.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1960
Details:
New Year Honours
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1963
Details:
New Year Honours
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Medal 1953

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