Harrison Edgar

NAME Harrison OBE MC BEM Edgar Charles
RANK IN GREECE

Sergeant

ON DEMOB

Captain

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

2320050

PRISONER

N/A

UNIT IN GREECE

R Sigs, MI6 Section VIII Special Comms Unit, also ISLD (Inter Services Liaison Department)

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

Sep 1940 – 29 April 1941 (Greece)

May 1941 (Crete)

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Escaped by boat from Kalamata, rescued by HMS Kandahar. Taken off Crete by RN Operation
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

N/A

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

N/A

NOTES

Gave oration at Kalamata Commemorations

Died November 2005

Source: Widow Florence Harrison (died March 2014) and Edgar’s biographer Geoffrey Pidgeon

Summary of Decorations

British Empire Medal (Mil) for gallantry at Kalamata

Military Cross for conspicuous service in Yugoslavia

MBE in 1958 for service to communications in Moscow

OBE in 1974 for service to Diplomatic Wireless Communications.

Foreign decorations :-

Royal Yugoslavian Order of St. Michael & St.George

Soviet Russian Order of the Red Banner

Greek War Medal.

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