Award Winners 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
Captain Andrew Frederick Weatherby Beauchamp-Proctor, VC, DSO, MC and bar, DFC was a South African recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious 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 VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO was a British Army officer. He served in the Boer War, First World War, and Second World War; was shot in 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 was a senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force. Joining the army at the outbreak of World War I, he transferred to the ...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 KCVO, CB, DSO, DFC 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 KG, GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO & Bar was a senior commander in the British Army. He was the Chief of the Imperial General Staff during the ...more

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Albert Ball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Albert Ball, VC, DSO & Two Bars, MC 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, and ...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 DSO was a British Conservative Party politician. He was the son of Albert Braithwaite, one time Lord Mayor of Leeds and Patti Braithwaite. He was educated at ...more

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Albert Buckley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Albert Buckley Albert Buckley DSO, was a British Conservative politician. Buckley entered Parliament for Waterloo in the 1918 general election. He held office under Andrew Bonar Law as a Junior Lord of the ...more

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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 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
Major-General Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone KG GCB GCMG GCVO DSO PC ADC FRS, was a British military commander and major-general who served as ...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 VC GCB KCSI DSO was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to ...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 CB, CMG, DSO was an Australian Army colonel and temporary Brigadier-General in World War I. He retired as a Brigadier-General in 1942.

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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, GCVO, CB, DSO, MC*, JP, DL 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 was a British 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 CB, CMG, DSO, AFC was a pilot and commander in the Royal Flying Corps during World War I and a senior commander in the Royal Air Force during the 1920s. He saw ...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 was a British undercover agent in World War II. He received the Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross, Croix de guerre, and Légion ...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 DSO & Two Bars was a senior officer of the Royal Naval Division, a Royal Navy land detachment attached to the British Army during the First World ...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 VC CMG DSO was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious 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, CBE, DSO, DFC & Two Bars, GM was an Australian military aviator. He was the leading fighter ace of the Australian Flying Corps during World War I, with 29 ...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 CB, CBE, DSO, VD was an Australian soldier. During World War II he reached the rank of major general and commanded Allied forces in the ...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, VC, DSO, RN was a Royal Navy officer in both the First and the Second World War and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry ...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, joined the British 6th Airborne Division in 1943, and became CO of the 195th Field Ambulance. On D-Day he arrived at Ranville, France by ...more

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Billy Bishop is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Air Marshal William Avery "Billy" Bishop, VC, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC, ED, LL.D. was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 72 victories, making him the top ...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 DSO & Two Bars, DFC & Two Bars, AFC, CD was a Royal Air Force night fighter pilot and fighter ace during the Second World War. Braham was born ...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 DSO* DFC* is a former Royal Air Force night fighter pilot and night fighter ace—a pilot credited with at least five enemy aircraft ...more

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Brian Edmund Baker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Air Marshal Sir Brian Edmund Baker KBE CB DSO MC AFC was an officer of the British Royal Air Force who served in both World Wars. He was a flying ace in World War I credited, in conjunction with ...more

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Charles Blackader is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Charles Blackader Major-General Charles Guinand Blackader CB, DSO was a British Army officer of the First World War. He commanded an Indian brigade on the Western Front in 1915, and a Territorial brigade in ...more

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Charles Brand is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Charles Brand Major General Charles Henry Brand CB, CMG, CVO, DSO was an Australian Army brigadier-general in World War I. He retired in 1930 as a major-general.

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Charles Burke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Charles Burke Lieutenant-Colonel Charles James Burke DSO was an officer in the Royal Irish Regiment and the Royal Flying Corps and a military aviation pioneer. He was both the first commander of No. 2 ...more

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Charles Burnett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Charles Burnett is an African-American film director, film producer, writer, editor, actor, photographer, and cinematographer. His most popular films include Killer of Sheep, My Brother's ...more

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Charles Collet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Charles Collet Flight Lieutenant Charles Herbert Collet DSO, was a British naval airman during the First World War, regarded as one of the best naval airmen of his day.

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Charles Hamilton Boucher is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Charles Hamilton Boucher Major-General Sir Charles Hamilton Boucher KBE CB DSO and bar was an officer in the British Indian Army during World War I and World War II.

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Charles Walter Allfrey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Charles Walter Allfrey Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Walter Allfrey, KBE, CB, DSO, MC was a British Army officer who served in both the First and Second World Wars.

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Christopher Bushell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Christopher Bushell Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Bushell VC DSO was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to ...more

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Christopher Quintin Brand is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Christopher Quintin Brand Air Vice Marshal Sir Christopher Joseph Quintin Brand KBE, DSO, MC, DFC, was a South African officer of the Royal Air Force.

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Claud Charlton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Claud Charlton Brigadier General Claud Edward Charles Graham Charlton CB, CMG, DSO, was a British Army officer and Deputy Lieutenant for Essex.

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Claude Auchinleck is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Field Marshal Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck GCB, GCIE, CSI, DSO, OBE, nicknamed "The Auk", was a British army commander during the Second World War. He was a career soldier who spent ...more

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Claude de Baissac is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Claude de Baissac Claude Denis Boucherville de Baissac, DSO and bar, CdeG, known as Claude de Baissac or by his codename David was a Mauritian of French descent who became an agent in the Special Operations ...more

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Clifford Coffin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Major General Clifford Coffin VC, CB, DSO & Bar was an officer in the British Army and was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face ...more

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Clive Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Clive Caldwell Group Captain Clive Robertson Caldwell DSO, DFC & Bar was the leading Australian air ace of World War II. He is officially credited with shooting down 28.5 enemy aircraft in over 300 ...more

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Charles Coleman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Charles Coleman Lieutenant-General Sir Cyril Frederick Charles Coleman KCB CMG DSO OBE was a British Army officer. Coleman was born in Plymouth in 1903, the son of A. E. Coleman of Downderry, Cornwall. He was ...more

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Dallas Brooks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
General Sir Reginald Alexander Dallas Brooks GCMG, KCB, KCVO, DSO, KStJ was a British military commander who went on to become the 19th and longest-serving Governor of Victoria, Australia.

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Dalrymple Arbuthnot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Dalrymple Arbuthnot Brigadier-General Sir Dalrymple Arbuthnot, 5th Baronet, CMG, DSO, JP was a British baronet and officer.

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Daniel Burges is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Burges VC, DSO was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to ...more

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Daniel Marcus William Beak is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Major-General Daniel Marcus William Beak, VC, DSO, MC & Bar was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that ...more

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David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Admiral of the Fleet David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO, PC was a Royal Navy officer. After serving in the Mahdist War and then the response to the Boxer Rebellion, he ...more

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Don Bennett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Air Vice-Marshal Donald Clifford Tyndall Bennett CB CBE DSO RAF was an Australian aviation pioneer and bomber pilot who rose to be the youngest Air Vice-Marshal in the Royal Air Force. He led ...more

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Douglas Bader is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, FRAeS, DL was a Royal Air Force fighter ace during the Second World War. He was credited with 20 aerial ...more

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Duncan Frederick Campbell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Duncan Frederick Campbell Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Frederick Campbell, DSO was Unionist MP for North Ayrshire who died in World War I. He served with the Lancashire Fusiliers in the Second Boer War 1899–1901, and was ...more

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E. L. M. Burns is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companion of Distinguished Service Order Winners List
Eedson Louis Millard "Tommy" Burns, CC DSO OBE MC CD was a Canadian Army Lieutenant General and diplomat.