Nicholas Monsarrat

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Liverpool, England, UK
Educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge. Joined R.N.V.R at start of WWII as a sub-lieutenant and rose to Lieutenant-Commander. Spent his time on convoy work, latterly in charge of a frigate. Director of UK Information Office in Johannesburg 1946-53, Ottawa 1953-56. Chairman of National War Memorial Health Foundation of South Africa. Awarded Heinemann Foundation Prize for Literature 1951, Coronation Medal 1953. Made Chevalier of the Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem 1973. His ashes were scattered over the sea. Read more...