George Vincent CAVANAGH, MiD, Royal Army Chaplains’ Department attached 1 Irish Guards

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    Name Cavanagh, Father G V
    Rank: Chaptain
    Regiment: Royal Army Chaplain's Department attached 1 Battalion Irish Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Norway
    Award: Mention in Despatches
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 20 December 1940

    At 00.15 hours on May 15, 1940, H.M.T. ‘CHOBRY’ was bombed, set on fire and subsequently abandoned. The bomb, or bombs, dropped in the cabins occupied by the senior officers of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, six officers including the Commanding Officer and 4 other Ranks being killed.

    Father Cavanagh did magnificent work amongst the wounded throughout, giving valuable advice and encouragement. During the evacuation he conducted a Service which contributed towards the maintenance of calm and order. Although suffering from shock he never faltered from the task he set himself, and every man speaks of him with gratitude and admiration.

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    Personal Number:
    Name: Reverend George Vincent CAVANAGH
    Unit: Royal Army Chaplains' Department attached 1 Irish Guards

    London Gazette : 23 October 1939
    The undermentioned to be Chaplns. to the Forces, 4th Cl.: —
    9th Oct.. 1939: —
    Rev. George Vincent CAVANAGH.

    London Gazette : 20 December 1940
    The names of the undermentioned have been brought to notice in recognition of distinguished services in connection with operations in Norway.
    CAVANAGH, Rev. G. V. (R.O.) 4th Class.
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