SOE Wake, Nancy Grace Augusta

John Robertson

Staff member
Nancy Grace Augusta
  • UNIT
F Section SOE
  • RANK
George Medal,Medal of Freedom (US),Croix de Guerre (Fr)(x 3),Medaille de la Resistance (Fr)
France 1944
parent unit Women's Transport Service (F.A.N.Y.)
born 30.8.1912 Wellington,New Zealand
moved to Australia 1914
later moved to London
journalist in civilian life (European Correspondent for Hearst newspapers,Paris)
husband of Henri Fiocca,Marseilles (died 1943)
French Resistance including with Captain Ian Garrow's escape network
joined SOE 1944
codename Helene
Freelance Circuit (courier)
married John Forward,Australia 1957 (died 1997)
awarded Cavalier,Legion dHonneur (France) 1988
awarded Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) 2004
residing London 2006
Autobiography "The White Mouse" 1985
died 7.8.2011 London
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They Fought Alone: The True Story of SOE's Agents in Wartime France
Station 12: Aston House - SOE's Secret Centre
Fighting Back: British Jewry's Military Contribution in the Second World War: Anglo-Jewry' s Contribution in the Second World War
Claude and Madeleine: A True Story of War, Espionage and Passion
Gubbins SOE
Mission Improbable: A Salute to the Royal Air Force Women of Special Operations Executive in Wartime France
With SOE in Greece: The Wartime Experiences of Captain Pat Evans
The Bandits of Cisterna
Christine: SOE Agent and Churchill's Favourite Spy: A Search for Christine Granville
Gentleman Spy: The Extraordinary Story of SOE Agent Robert De La Rochefoucauld
The Women Who Lived for Danger: The Women Agents of S.O.E. in the Second World War
A Most Ungentlemanly Way of War: The SOE and the Canadian Connection