Eric Paytherus Nares
|Eric Paytherus Nares|
|Born||9 July 1892|
|Died||18 June 1947 (aged 54)
|Commands held||British Forces in Berlin|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Military Cross & Bar
He served in World War I and was wounded twice and was awarded the Military Cross (MC) with a bar. After the war he served with the West African Frontier Force until 1924. He became a staff captain in China in 1931 and was made assistant adjutant and quartermaster general for 8th Division in Palestine in 1936.
The theatres where he served in World War II included the Middle East, North Africa and Central Mediterranean including Italy. His World War II service was recognized by the crown when he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Later, his service in Italy, from January to November 1944, earned him the Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) from President Harry Truman in 1946. His last post was Commandant of the British Sector in Berlin after the war.
He died in London, on 18 June 1947 at Queen Alexandra’s Military Hospital. He was later cremated after a service at St Thomas-on-the-Bourne, Farnham, Surrey. A memorial tablet for him was dedicated to him by his fellow officers in the sanctuary of the regimental chapel in Chester Cathedral.
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- Military Biography of Major General Eric Nares (with Photo), last accessed 14 July 2009.
|Commandant, British Sector in Berlin
Sir Otway Herbert