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Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List

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List of Companion of Distinguished Service Order winners from every year the award has been given out. All Companion of Distinguished Service Order winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Companion of Distinguished Service Order award are listed along with photos for every Companion of Distinguished Service Order winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Companion of Distinguished Service Order award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Companion of Distinguished Service Order are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Companion of Distinguished Service Order winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Companion of Distinguished Service Order winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Companion of Distinguished Service Order winners of all time. Anybody who won the Companion of Distinguished Service Order usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Companion of Distinguished Service Order-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Companion of Distinguished Service Order, so most of the famous Companion of Distinguished Service Order winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Companion of Distinguished Service Order?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. Use this factual list to make a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. This list features items like Reginald Bacon and Cyril Frederick Charles Coleman. (200 items)
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Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Andrew Frederick Weatherby (Anthony) Beauchamp-Proctor, (4 September 1894 – 21 June 1921) was a South African airman and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the ...more
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Adrian Carton de Wiart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart (5 May 1880 – 5 June 1963) was a British Army officer born of Belgian and Irish parents. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, the ...more
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Adrian Cole is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Adrian Cole
Air Vice Marshal Adrian Lindley Trevor Cole, CBE, DSO, MC, DFC (19 June 1895 – 14 February 1966) was a senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Joining the army at the outbreak ...more
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Alan Boxer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Alan Boxer
Air Vice Marshal Sir Alan Hunter Cachemaille Boxer, (1 December 1916 – 26 April 1998) was a senior Royal Air Force officer.
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Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alan... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Field Marshal Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, & Bar (23 July 1883 – 17 June 1963), was a senior officer of the British Army. He was Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS), ...more
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Albert Ball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Albert Ball, (14 August 1896 – 7 May 1917) was an English fighter pilot during the First World War. At the time of his death he was the United Kingdom's leading flying ace, with 44 victories, ...more
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Albert Braithwaite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Sir Albert Newby Braithwaite (2 September 1893 – 20 October 1959) was a British Conservative Party politician. He was the son of Albert Braithwaite, one time Lord Mayor of Leeds, and Patti ...more
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Albert Buckley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Albert Buckley
Lt.-Col. Albert Buckley (10 April 1877 – 13 November 1965) was a British Conservative politician and businessman.
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Albert Desbrisay Carter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Albert Desbrisay Carter DSO & Bar (2 June 1892 – 22 May 1919) was a Canadian World War I flying ace credited with 28 victories.
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Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone (Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George; born Prince Alexander of Teck; 14 April 1874 – 16 January 1957), was a British Army commander and ...more
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Alexander Cobbe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Alexander Cobbe
General Sir Alexander Stanhope Cobbe (6 June 1870 – 29 June 1931) was a senior British Indian Army officer and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of ...more
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Alfred Bessell-Browne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Alfred Bessell-Browne
Brigadier General Alfred Joseph Bessell-Browne (3 September 1877 – 3 August 1947) was an Australian Army colonel and temporary brigadier general in the First World War. He retired as a brigadier ...more
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Sir Allan Adair, 6th Baronet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Sir Allan Adair, 6th Baronet
Major General Sir Allan Henry Shafto Adair, 6th Baronet, (3 November 1897 – 4 August 1988) was a senior officer of the British Army who served in both World wars; as a company commander in the ...more
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Allen Bathurst, Lord Apsley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Allen Algernon Bathurst, Lord Apsley, DSO, MC, TD, DL (3 August 1895 – 17 December 1942) was a British Army officer and Conservative Party politician.
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Amyas Borton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Amyas Borton
Air Vice Marshal Amyas Eden Borton, (20 September 1886 – 15 August 1969) was a pilot and commander in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War and a senior commander in the Royal Air ...more
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Anthony Brooks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Anthony Brooks
Major Anthony Morris "Tony" Brooks (4 April 1922 – 19 April 2007) was a British undercover agent in World War II. He received the Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross, Croix de ...more
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Arthur Asquith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Brigadier General Arthur Melland Asquith, (24 April 1883 – 25 August 1939) was a senior officer of the Royal Naval Division, a Royal Navy land detachment attached to the British Army during the ...more
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Arthur Borton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Arthur Borton
Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Drummond Borton (1 July 1883 – 5 January 1933) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be ...more
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Harry Cobby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Air Commodore Arthur Henry Cobby, (26 August 1894 – 11 November 1955) was an Australian military aviator. He was the leading fighter ace of the Australian Flying Corps during World War I, with ...more
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Arthur Samuel Allen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Arthur Samuel Allen
Major General Arthur Samuel "Tubby" Allen, (10 March 1894 – 25 January 1959) was an Australian Army officer and accountant. During the Second World War he reached the rank of major ...more
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Augustus Agar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Commodore Augustus Willington Shelton Agar (4 January 1890 – 30 December 1968) was a Royal Navy officer in both the First and the Second World Wars. He was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the ...more
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Maurice Anderson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Maurice Anderson
Lieutenant-Colonel William Maurice E Anderson MD, DSO (often referred to as Bill Anderson despite the fact he went by the name of Maurice), joined the British 6th Airborne Division in 1943, and ...more
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Billy Bishop is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
William Avery Bishop, (8 February 1894 – 11 September 1956) was a Canadian flying ace of the First World War. He was officially credited with 72 victories, making him the top Canadian and ...more
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Bob Braham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
John Randall Daniel "Bob" Braham, (6 April 1920 – 7 February 1974) was a Royal Air Force (RAF) night fighter pilot and fighter ace during the Second World War. Braham was born in April ...more
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Branse Burbridge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Branse Burbridge
Wing Commander Bransome Arthur "Branse" Burbridge, (4 February 1921 – 1 November 2016) was a Royal Air Force (RAF) night fighter pilot and flying ace—a pilot credited with at least ...more