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Robert Edward Dudley Ryder

RN. British

Born  16 Feb 1908
Died  29 Jun 1986(78)


 Croix de Guerre
21 May 1942VC
2 Oct 1942Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
10 Nov 1944Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
15 Dec 1944Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

This is a Commander. See our Allied Commander entry for Robert Edward Dudley Ryder

Roster information listed for Robert Edward Dudley Ryder

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HMS Willamette Valley (X 39)Special service vesselLieutenant Commander29 Jun 1940U-51

Personal information

Son of Colonel Charles Henry Dudley Ryder, CB, CIE, DSO and Ida Josephine Ryder (nee Grigg). He was awarded the Victoria Cross for leading the Operation Chariot, the Commando Raid on the dry dock at St. Nazaire on 27/28 March 1942.

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