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Mansfield, John Maurice

Date of birth:
December 22nd, 1893 (Easthampstead/Berkshire, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
February 4th, 1949 (Lower Woodford/ Wiltshire, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
November 2nd, 1917
"In recognition of services in submarines in enemy waters."
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Weserübung Nord
"For services in the successful withdrawal of troops from Namsos."

Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1941
"For zeal, resource and devotion to duty."
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Commodore (Second Class)
Awarded on:
October 13th, 1942
Awarded for:
Operation Weserübung Nord
Sanct Olavs Orden Commander
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Unit:
Support Group, Western Naval Task Force
Awarded on:
March 27th, 1945
Awarded for:
Operation Dragoon
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1945
HM Birthday honours
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Unit:
Support Group, Western Naval Task Force
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1945
Awarded for:
Operation Dragoon
"For distinguished service as Commander of a Support Group of the Western Naval Task Force during the invasion of the South of France, August, 1944"
Legion of Merit - Officer (LoM - O)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1947
"For valuable services to the Royal Hellenic Navy during the war in Europe."
Basilikon Tagma toy Phoinikos - Grand Commander
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1948
HM Birthday honours
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)

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