PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Abel-Smith, Henry (Service number: 18050)
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
Nationality:  British
BIOGRAPHY: 
Military career:
1919: Officer
1930: Captain
1934: Major
1941: Temp. Lieutenant Colonel
1944: Lieutenant Colonel
1946: Acting Colonel
     
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER (DSO)
Rank: Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit: 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment, Royal British Army
Awarded on: February 1st, 1945
Action: In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.
 
     
OFFICIER IN DE ORDE VAN ORANJE NASSAU (ON.4)
Rank: Acting Colonel
Unit: 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment, Royal British Army
Awarded on: April 24th, 1946
Action: "Henry Abel-Smith distinguished himself in multiple functions for the Dutch cause."
Details: Royal Decree No. 29, with swords
 
     
KNIGHT/DAME COMMANDER OF THE ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER (K(D)CVO)
Rank: Colonel
Awarded on: June 8th, 1950
Details: On the occasion of the Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II Birthday.
 
     
KNIGHT/DAME TO THE VENERABLE ORDER OF SAINT JOHN (KSTJ/DSTJ)
Rank: Colonel
Awarded on: July 4th, 1958
 
     
COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF ST MICHAEL AND ST GEORGE (KCMG/DCMG)
Rank: Colonel
Unit: Governor of the State of Queensland
Awarded on: June 10th, 1961
 
     
1939-1945 STAR
 
     
DEFENCE MEDAL 1939-1945
 
     
WAR MEDAL 1939-1945
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wikimedia Commons
Information source(s):   - The London Gazette, 1 February 1945,pp. 678
- The London Gazette, 18 July 1947,pp. 3320
- https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38929/supplement/2779/data.pdf
- https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/42370/supplement/4146/data.pdf
- https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/41437/page/4210/data.pdf
- British Army Officers 1939-1945; -- S
- Nederlandse onderscheidingen aan Britse staatsburgers voor de Tweede Wereldoorlog
- Person Page
- Sir Henry Abel Smith - National Portrait Gallery
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