SOE Yeo-Thomas, Forest Frederick Edward (Tommy)

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Yeo-Thomas
  • FORENAME
Forest Frederick Edward (Tommy)
  • UNIT
RF Section SOE
  • RANK
Flight Lieutenant + Wing Commander
  • NUMBER
89215
  • AWARD
George Cross,Military Cross and bar,Commander of Legion dHonneur (Fr),Croix de Guerre (Fr),etc
  • PLACE
France 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
born 17.6.1902 45 Balcombe Street,Marylebone,London
son of John Yeo and Daisy Ethel (nee Burrows) Thomas,London
educated Dieppe Naval College
educated Lycee Condorcet,Paris until 1914
dispatch rider,US Army 1917
secretary to the Fashion House of Molyneux
RAFVR 1939 (Sgt)
radar training
commissioned October 1941
308 Squadron (Intelligence Officer)
SOE February 1942
RF Section
dropped in France February 1944
arrested Paris
Buchenwald Concentration Camp
escaped - recaptured
Stalag XX-B
escaped April 1945
also awarded Cross of Merit (Poland)
representative,Federation of British Industries,Paris 1950
first marriage ended prewar (2 children)
married Barbara Joan Dean
died 26.2.1964 3 Rue des Eaux,Paris,France
Brookwood Cemetery,Surrey
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