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The DSO
« on: Saturday 25 July 20 12:05 BST (UK) »
I see in Ancestry.co.uk that the husband of one of my cousins was awarded the DSO for service in NW Europe between 1944 and 1945. The award was made on 12 April 1945 I believe.
His name was Frederick Alexander Clift and he was ultimately a Brigadier General in the Canadian Army.
I wonder if a citation or recommendation for this award is still accessible?
Geoff
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McPake, Carluke
Stormont, Forfar
Waterston, Forfar

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Re: The DSO
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 July 20 12:24 BST (UK) »
You can order a digital copy of the Citation from the National Archives.

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9122673
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: The DSO
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 July 20 15:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much Jebber. Job done!
Geoff
Mann, Forfar
Dalrymple, Closeburn
McPake, Carluke
Stormont, Forfar
Waterston, Forfar


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Re: The DSO
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 25 July 20 16:13 BST (UK) »
The action was part of the Battle of the Falaise Pocket https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falaise_Pocket

For the context, the war diary of his battalion can be read here:

http://data2.archives.ca/e/e456/e011382102.pdf

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Re: The DSO
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 26 July 20 11:03 BST (UK) »
Thank you Max, fascinating reading!
Geoff
Mann, Forfar
Dalrymple, Closeburn
McPake, Carluke
Stormont, Forfar
Waterston, Forfar

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Re: The DSO
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Re: The DSO
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 09:26 BST (UK) »
Thanks Spikey this is more information to complete the picture.
Geoff
Mann, Forfar
Dalrymple, Closeburn
McPake, Carluke
Stormont, Forfar
Waterston, Forfar