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Emilius Laurie, John (6th Baronet)

Date of birth:
August 12th, 1892
Date of death:
January 10th, 1983
Service number:
4812
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, 19th Brigade, 7th (Meerut) Division, British Army
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1916
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. At a critical time he rallied men of various units who were without leaders, did fine work consolidating the position and helped to repel a bomb attack."
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit:
1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, 19th Brigade, 7th (Meerut) Division, British Army
Awarded on:
March 8th, 1919
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

Second DSO received as bar
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Brigadier
Unit:
Headquarters, 157th Infantry Brigade, 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division, British Army
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Ariel
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

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