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Hugh Syme (GC) was born on 20 February, 1903 in Kew, Victoria, is an officer. Discover Hugh Syme (GC)’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 62 years old?

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Age 62 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born 20 February 1903
Birthday 20 February
Birthplace Kew, Victoria
Date of death (1965-11-07)
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Nationality Australia

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He returned to The Age and became general manager in 1946. He continued in senior posts in newspapers and broadcasting for the rest of his life. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal in 1953 but turned down a knighthood, feeling that he had performed no more than his duty. Hugh Syme died on 7 November 1965 from a cerebral tumour at Epworth Hospital, Richmond, and was cremated with Anglican rites and full naval honours.


In 1943 he was awarded the George Cross “for great bravery and undaunted devotion to duty”. He had carried out nineteen mine-recovery operations. The most important was in November 1942 at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, where he defused a new mine known as a Type T. He had to hang upside down in a mudhole and endure painful electric shocks while insulating the wires for the detonator. His George Cross made him the most decorated member of the Royal Australian Navy at that time. He returned to Australia in 1943 and set up a mine disposal unit at HMAS Cerberus. However the unit was not used operationally, as the United States Navy controlled mine clearance operations in the Pacific area.


He was a keen amateur yachtsman and part-owner of an 82-foot (25 m) yacht, and joined the Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve on the outbreak of war. He was posted to Britain and ended up at HMS Vernon, the Royal Navy’s mine disposal and developing mine countermeasures establishment. He won the George Medal in 1941 for defusing a series of mines, and was awarded a Bar to this in 1942 after defusing a mine lodged in a reservoir embankment in London.


Hugh Randall Syme, GC, GM & Bar (20 February 1903 – 7 November 1965) was an Australian naval officer, bomb disposal operative, and newspaper proprietor. He was awarded the George Cross for his actions in defusing unexploded bombs and landmines during the Second World War. Syme is one of only two people to be awarded the George Cross, George Medal, and Bar, the other being John Bridge.