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Abel-Smith, Henry

Date of birth:
March 8th, 1900 (London, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
January 24th, 1993 (Winkfield/Berkshire, United Kingdom)
Buried on:
Frogmore Royal Burial Ground
Service number:
18050
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Military career:
1919: Officer
1930: Captain
1934: Major
1941: Temp. Lieutenant Colonel
1944: Lieutenant Colonel
1946: Acting Colonel

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit:
2nd Household Cavalry Regiment, Headquarters, VIII Corps, Second Army, 21st Army Group, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), Allied Forces
Awarded on:
February 1st, 1945
In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Colonel
Unit:
Armoured Car Regiment, Headquarters, Guards Armoured Division, British Army
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1946
"Henry Abel-Smith distinguished himself in multiple functions for the Dutch cause."
Royal Decree No. 29, with swords
Officier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.4)
Rank:
Colonel
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1950
On the occasion of the Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II Birthday.
Knight/Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (K(D)CVO)
Rank:
Colonel
Awarded on:
July 4th, 1958
Knight/Dame to the Venerable Order of Saint John (KStJ/DStJ)
Rank:
Colonel
Unit:
Governor of the State of Queensland
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1961
Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG/DCMG)

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