Philip Neame

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 Title   Lt. Gen. Sir 
 Born   12 Dec 1888   Selling Kent (Faversham) [S23]  
 Sex   Male 
 Died   28 Apr 1978   Selling Kent  
 Father   Frederick Neame, b. 29 May 1847 
 Mother   Kathleen Stunt 
 Family 1   Harriet Alberta Drew 
 1. Gerald David Neame, b. 16 Dec 1935
 2. Veronica Kathleen Neame, b. 20 Oct 1937
 3. Nigel Patrick Neame, b. 27 Feb 1946
 4. Philip Neame, b. 27 Feb 1946
Sir Philip Neame - Obituary
 Notes  The following website had a photo of medals won by Philip Neame, and a short biography as well as a photographic portrait. These were framed and advertised for sale (May 2003):

The text reads: Lieutenant Philip Neame 15th field company. New Chapelle France. June 19 1914.

On 19 June 1914 at Neuve Chapelle, France, Lieutenant Neame, in the face of very heavy fire, engaged the Germans in a single-handed bombing attack, killing and wounding a number of them. He was able to check the enemy advance for 1/2 hour and to rescue all the wounded whom it was possible to move.
... As a Lieuteneant during World War I, he was awarded England's highest award for heroism, the Victoria Cross, for action in France in 1914. In 1924 he won an Olypic Gold Medal for shooting, making him the only Victoria Cross to win an Olymopic gold medal.
During World War II he attained the rank of Lt. General and commanded the British forces in North Africa until his capture on April 7 1941 by one of Rommel's recon groups. From 1945 through 1953 he was Lt. Governor of Guernsey and was knighted. General Sir Philip Neame died at his birthplace of Faversham, Kent in 1978 at age 89.
The below stunning group of twenty awards and decorations Neame recieved are: (follows a list of Honours including the VC, Order of Bath, DSO, Coronation Medals, Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre etc.)
 Last Modified   24 Jan 2003 

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