John Maurice Mansfield DSO, DSC, RN

Born  22 Dec 1893Easthampstead, Berkshire, England
Died  4 Feb 1949(55)Lower Woodford, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

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15 May 1911 Mid.
15 Sep 1913 A/S.Lt.
15 Jul 1914 S.Lt.
15 May 1916 Lt.
15 May 1924 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1929 Cdr.
30 Jun 1934 Capt.
12 Jan 1943 Rear-Admiral
15 Sep 1946 Vice-Admiral


2 Nov 1917 DSC
19 Jul 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
11 Mar 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
27 Mar 1945 DSO
14 Jun 1945 CB
10 Jun 1948 KCB

Warship Commands listed for John Maurice Mansfield, RN

HMS Devonshire (39)Capt.Heavy cruiser10 May 193929 Oct 1940

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Heavy cruiser HMS Devonshire (39)

6 Jun 1940
Transported King Haakon VII and members of the Norwegian Government to Britain where they remained in exile for the duration of the war (1)

23 Sep 1940
Between 23-25 September 1940 HMS Devonshire (Capt. J.M. Mansfield, DSC, RN) was engaged in Operation "Menace", shelling the coastal batteries and French defences around Dakar.


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