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Barratt, Roger

Date of death:
2003
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Staff Officer, G-5, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (CHAEF)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1945
"Major R. Barratt has been in charge of the Personnel Branch of G-5. He has been responsible, not only for (...) thirty British officers in this Section, but for all personnel arrangements for CA and Military Government officers in Italy and the Balkans. In addition, he has had the task of dealing with all Establishments for this Section, for the various staffs in Austria, and for the reorganization which has arisen out of UNRRA's participation in the Balkans. He has worked in (...) and successful liaison with the Dep. Military Secretary's Branch they are, I understand, equally appreciative of Major Barratt's work. He has shown complete discretion and tact, and has proved himself an excellent judge of character in every way."

Signed T. R. HERN, Brigadier, G.S Deputy Asst. Chief of Staf, G-5
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-Colonel
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1947
"For exceptionally meritorious co in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations from 12 August 1945 to 12 January 1946. As Chief of the Italy Section and later as Executive Officer of the Policy and Control Division, Lieutenant Coloonel Barratt was responsible for the institution, organisation, plans for training, and equipping of the (....). Under the highly commendable supervision of Lieutenant Colonel Barratt, the program of world wide repatriation of Italian prisoners of War proceeded smoothly and efficiently. A (....) resume of Civil affairs and Military Government in Italy was (....) and maintained under the direction of its clarity and perspective and presentation provided the foundation upon which Members of Parliament and Members of Congress, visiting the theater, were able to proceed with a sound background and more (...) to assess their observations. Lieutenant Colonel Barrat's (...) devotion to duty and his constant initiative were valuable contributions to the success of his outstanding accomplishments and reflect great credit upon himself, his organisation, and upon the military service."
With bronze palm
Medal of Freedom

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