George Elvey Creasy DSO, RN

Born  13 Oct 1895
Died  31 Oct 1972(77)Great Horkesley, Essex, England

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15 May 1913 Mid.
15 May 1915 A/S.Lt.
15 Nov 1915 S.Lt.
15 May 1917 Lt.
15 Jun 1924 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1930 Cdr.
31 Dec 1935 Capt.
8 Jul 1943 Rear-Admiral
4 Jan 1948 Vice-Admiral
15 Jan 1951 Admiral
22 Apr 1955 Admiral of the fleet


21 Nov 1934 MVO
11 Jul 1940 DSO
1 Jan 1943 CBE
25 Jul 1944 CB
1 Jan 1949 KCB
1 Jun 1953 GCB

Warship Commands listed for George Elvey Creasy, RN

HMS Grenville (i) (H 03)Capt.Destroyer11 Jun 193819 Jan 1940
HMS Codrington (D 65)Capt.Destroyer8 Feb 194016 May 1940
HMS Duke of York (17)Capt.Battleship2 Sep 19426 Aug 1943

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Destroyer HMS Grenville (i) (H 03)

18 Dec 1939
The British destroyers HMS Grenville (Capt. G.E. Creasy, MVO, RN), HMS Greyhound (Cdr. W.R. Marshall-A'Deane, RN), HMS Griffin (Lt.Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, RN) and the Polish destroyer Blyskawica (Lt.Cdr. J. Umecki, ORP) formed the escort of two British minelayers which conducted a night operation off the German coast. Mines were laid between Sylt Island and the harbour of Emden. (1)


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