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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Confessions Of A Special Agent: Wartime Service In The Small Scale Raiding Force And SOE
Agent Michael Trotobas and SOE in Northern France
SOE: Churchill's Secret Agents
Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER: The Top Secret Story Behind 007
She Landed By Moonlight: The Story of Secret Agent Pearl Witherington: The Real Charlotte Gray
We Will Remember Them: A Record of the Jews Who Died in the Armed Forces of the Crown from 1939-1945
The Spy Who Loved: The secrets and lives of Christine Granville, Britain's first female special agent of WWII
Odette
Violette: The Missions of SOE Agent Violette Szabó GC
Unearthing Churchill's Secret Army: The Official List of SOE Casualties and Their Stories
SOE Heroines: The Special Operations Executive's French Section and Free French Women Agents
Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan
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