On the 30th November 1874 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born to a wealthy, aristocratic family. He found fame as an army officer, journalist, writer, politician Prime Minster and statesman.
On the 29th November, the ‘Hell Ship’ Suez Maru was sunk in the Java Sea claiming the lives of 548 prisoners of war, including 17 Royal Signals soldiers.
On the 28th November Signalman GH Jones earned a Meritorious Service Medal for gallantry for fighting off armed brigands.
On the 26th November 1942 a key viaduct was destroyed in the Battle of Gorgopotamu.
On the 25th November 1895 Maj R N DODDS MBE MC DCM MM.
Dodds was one of only two men ever to be awarded the combination of MBE, MC, DCM and MM.
On the 24th November 1972 Sir Basil Ferdinand Jamieson Schonland CBE died.