Field Marshal Viscount Gort VC - Belgrave Square, London, UK
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N 51° 29.927 W 000° 09.134
30U E 697658 N 5709139
Quick Description: This English Heritage blue plaque, to Viscount Gort VC, is attached to a building on the south east side of Belgrave Square.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/10/2015 11:56:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMNNTH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben
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Long Description:

Wikipedia has an article about Field Marshal Viscount Gort that tells us:

Field Marshal John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort VC, GCB, CBE, DSO & Two Bars, MVO, MC (10 July 1886 – 31 March 1946) was a British and Anglo-Irish soldier. As a young officer during the First World War he was decorated with the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Battle of the Canal du Nord. During the 1930s he served as Chief of the Imperial General Staff (professional head of the Army). He is most famous for commanding the British Expeditionary Force sent to France in the first year of the Second World War, which was evacuated from Dunkirk. Gort later served as Governors of Gibraltar and Malta, and High Commissioner for Palestine.

Blue Plaque managing agency: English Heritage

Individual Recognized: Field Marshal Viscount Gort VC

Physical Address:
34 Belgrave Square
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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