Biography

Birth date: 20 February 1903
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Kew
Death date: 07 November 1965
Death place: Australia: Victoria, Richmond
Final rank: Lieutenant
Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: HMS Vernon

Melbourne-born Hugh Syme (1903-1965) had a lifelong involvement in the newspaper industry. He was awarded the George Cross and the George Medal and Bar for his brave work in dealing with enemy mines. Returning to Victoria, he set up a mine disposal section before leaving the navy to return to business in 1944.

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Rolls and Awards

  • Recommended for: Bar to George Medal
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Recommended for: George Cross
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Recommended for: George Medal
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Awarded: George Medal
  • Unit: HMS Vernon
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Awarded: Bar to George Medal
  • Unit: HMS Vernon
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Awarded: George Cross
  • Unit: HMS Vernon
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

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Date of birth 1903-02-20
Date of death 1965-11-07