WAKELING, James Dennis

Rank: 
Acting Temporary Major
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Thursday, December 12, 1918
Died : 
Sunday, October 10, 2004

Major James Wakeling was awarded the Military Cross for great courage and exemplary behaviour whilst carrying out commando operations under heavy enemy fire off the Yugoslavian coast.

Post war he was ordained a priest in 1948, and in 1970 became Bishop of Southwell.

Sources
London Gazette 36979, page 1386.
National Archives file WO373/47/54.
Obituary in the Independent 13 Oct 2004.
 

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