SOE Wake, Nancy Grace Augusta

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Wake
  • FORENAME
Nancy Grace Augusta
  • UNIT
F Section SOE
  • RANK
Ensign
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
George Medal,Medal of Freedom (US),Croix de Guerre (Fr)(x 3),Medaille de la Resistance (Fr)
  • PLACE
France 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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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A Life Well-Lived: Memoirs of a Fany in the SOE
An Englishman Abroad: SOE agent Dick Mallaby’s Italian missions, 1943–45
Secret War: Story of S.O.E., Britain's Wartime Sabotage Organisation
Odette: World War Two's Darling Spy
Greek Entanglement
Jungle Soldier: The True Story of Freddy Spencer Chapman
Nancy Wake
The Spy Who Loved: The secrets and lives of Christine Granville, Britain's first female special agent of WWII
Canadians Behind Enemy Lines, 1939-1945
Station 43: Audley End House and SOE's Polish Section
Code Name Lise: The True Story of Odette Sansom
The Wildest Province: SOE in the Land of the Eagle
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