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Allsopp, David

Geboortedatum:
4 augustus 1917 (Bakewell district/Derbyshire, Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Overlijdensdatum:
9 september 1987 (Poole/Dorset, Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Dienstnummer:
105457
Nationaliteit:
Britse (1801-heden, Koninkrijk)

Biografie

Bevorderingen:
?: A/Cpl.
29 november 1939: 2nd Lt. [105457]
29 mei 1941: WS/Lt.
7 augustus 1943: T/Capt.
26 december 1944: WS/Capt. (reld > april1946)
26 december 1944: T/Maj.

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Periode:
Tweede Wereldoorlog (1939-1945)
Rang:
Temporary Captain (Tijdelijk Kapitein)
Eenheid:
Headquarters, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron, 1st Airborne Division, British Army
Toegekend op:
31 juli 1945
Uitgereikt voor:
Operatie Market Garden
"At Arnhem, this officer took over command of the Reconnaissance Squadron after his Commander had become a casualty. From the time the Divisional perimeter was formed on the 20th September until the positions were evacuated, the squadron under the leadership of Captain Allsop was always where the fighting was thickest.

The initiative and resource shown by this officer was quite outstanding and the excellence of his leadership both then and during the subsequent withdrawal enabled a large proportion of his men to be evacuated. During this withdrawal Captain Allsop was wounded in two places but in spite of this he managed to make his own way across the river.

This officers gallantry, fearless leadership and devotion to duty were outstanding."
Koninklijk Besluit No.29, 31 juli 1945.
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