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London Gazette editions 30787-31099 (July-December 1918)


Arranged by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net

HMS Vindictive in Dover Harbour, after the Zeebrugge Raid on 23 April 1918 and before the Ostend Raid on 9 May (Jon Richards, click to enlarge)

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30787 - 9 JULY 1918

 

Admiralty, 8th July, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Albert Medal to Captain George. Parker Bevan, C.M.G., D.S.O., R.N., for gallantry in saving life at sea. The following is the account of the services in respect of which the decoration has been conferred:

 

On the 8th November, 1916, a series of explosions and fires occurred at Bakaritsa, Port of Archangel, on merchant ships and on the wharves. The S.S. "Baron Driesen" had blown up at 1 p.m. and part of the S.S. "Earl of Forfar" forty minutes later, and fresh explosions were expected every instant. It was thought that all their crews had either escaped or been killed or rescued, but after dark cries of distress were heard from the ''Earl of Forfar." The ship was a mass of flame at the time, and burning embers from the fire which was raging on shore were continually showered over her. She had a cargo of explosives on board and was abreast of the main conflagration. The flames were blown towards her by the wind, and the remaining portion of the ship was expected to be blown up at any moment. Captain Bevan, however, on hearing the cries proceeded on board, accompanied by Lieutenant-Commander MacMahon, and, hearing moans from under the smouldering debris of the forecastle, cleared away the wreckage and extricated the mate, who had an arm and a leg and his collarbone broken, and passed him into a tug. Captain Bevan displayed the utmost gallantry and disregard of his personal safety.

 

The KING has further been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Albert Medal to Lieutenant Edward Henry Richardson, R.N.R., 2nd Engineer Christopher Watson, A.B. James Dixon Henry, and A.B. Malcolm Thompson, for gallantry in saving life at sea. The following is the account of the services in respect of which the decoration has been conferred:

 

On the 8th November, 1916, a series of fires and explosions occurred at Bakaritsa, Port of Archangel, on merchant ships and on the wharves. The S. S. "Baron Driesen'' had blown up at 1 p.m. and part of the S.S. "Earl of Forfar" forty minutes later. The latter ship, with a cargo of explosives, was on fire, and might have blown up at any moment, and explosions were continually taking place in the immediate vicinity. The ship was alongside the main fire on shore, and burning embers were constantly showered over her. Lieutenant Richardson, 2nd Engineer Watson, and, Able Seamen Henry and Thompson, of the Tug "Sunderland," nevertheless volunteered to board the "Earl of Forfar" and effected the rescue of a considerable number of wounded and helpless men who would otherwise have perished. They displayed the utmost .gallantry and disregard of their own personal safety in saving the lives of others.

 

 


 

 

30793 - 12 July 1918

 

Whitehall, 8th July, 1918.

 

His Majesty the KING (is) pleased to award the Imperial Service Medal to the following retired members of H.M. Civil Service in recognition of long and meritorious service:

(including)

Baillie, Peter Wilson, Electrical Station Supervisor, Class A, R.N. Hospital, Chatham.

Borner, Alfred Henry, Joiner, H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness.

Calcott, Frederick, Electrical Fitter (Chargeman), Portsmouth Dockyard.

Cooper, Thomas George, Skilled Labourer, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Dawkins, Thomas George, Inspector of Shipwrights, Acting Foreman of Yard, Pembroke Dockyard.

Dicks, George, Skilled Labourer, Portsmouth Dockyard.

George, Charles, Assistant Draughtsman, Acting 2nd Class Draughtsman, H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness.

Golding, William John, Engineer Fitter, H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness.

Horn, Henry George, Skilled Labourer, H.M. Dockyard, Portsmouth.

Jolliffe. George Henry, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Knoyle, Henry William, Engine Fitter, H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness

Lloyd, Stephen, Shipwright, Pembroke Dockyard.

Lovett, Harry, Elfctrical Fitter (Chargeman), Portsmouth Dockyard.

Martin, Edwin, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Palmer, Samuel, Skilled Labourer (Turncock), Devonport Yard.

Phillips, Walter Henry, Skilled Labourer, Royal Victoria Yard, Deptford.

Rees, Joseph, Shipwright, Pembroke Dockyard.

Reynolds, Charles Adolphus. Skilled Labourer, Devonport Yard.

Spry, Richard William, Smith (Chargeman), H.M. Dockyard, Gibraltar.

Stephens, Hugh Eddy, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Thompson, Philip, Smith, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.

Warren, George William, Ship Fitter (Chargeman), Acting Inspector of Ship Fitters, H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness.

Watson, Lemuel Martin, Engine Fitter, H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness.

Watts, Nicholas Albert, Shipwright, H.M. Dockyard, Devonport.

Wright, William, Shipwright, H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.

 

 


 

 

30797 - 12 JULY 1918

 

War Office, 16th, July, 1918.

 

(included in Army lists)

His Majesty the KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of a Bar to the Military Medal to the under-mentioned Noncommissioned Officers and Men:

OZ/676 Ldg. Sea. W. McMullan, M.M., R.N.V.R. (Glasgow). (M.M. gazetted 2nd April, 1918.)

 

His Majesty the KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the undermentioned Non-commissioned Officers and Men:

CZ/830 C.P./O. C. Ashby, R.N.V.R. (Buckie).

TZ/3459 A./B. W. Atherton, R.N.V.R. (S. Shields).

CZ/1448 P./O. J. Bell, R.N.V.R. (Barrow-in-Furness).

CZ/1183 A./B. J. Caldow, R.N.V.R. (Rutherglen)

Ply./144 (S) Sjt. J. Carter, R.M.L.I. (Masham).

Deal/3075 Cpl. H. Chadwick, R.M. Med. Unit (Royton).

KX/276 A./B. F. Dickinson, R.N.V.R. (Howden-le-Wear).

Deal/3971 L./C. J. Dillon, R.M., Med. Unit (Gateshead-on-Tyne).

Deal/4067 Pte. A. Ditchburn, R.M., Med. Unit (Hope Town).

Deal/3704 Pte. J. E. Fisher, R.M., Med. Unit (Chorley).

TZ/5066 Ldg. Sea. T. W. Foreman, R.N.V.R. (North Shields).

TZ/1106 A./B. C. Gibson, R.N.V.R. (S. Shields).

Ply./17539 Pte. J. Grimshaw, R.M.L.I. (Blackburn).

Ply./884 (S.) Sjt. G. H. Hastings, R.M.L.I. (Aston).

L/Z1232 P./O. A. Hilton, R.N.V.R. (Belmont).

CZ/1914 P/O I. M. Houston, R.N.V.R. (Springburn).

Po./17738 Pte. (A./Cpl.) E. V. Holden, R.M.L.I. (Cocking Causeway).

Po/1099 (S) Cpl. G. Ingram, R.M.L.I. (Hull).

CZ/1823 P/O J. F. Ingram, R.N.V.R. (Cullen).

CZ/5091 A/B. D. Jeffrey, R.N.V.R. (Motherwell). 

KW/311 A./B. A. Longley, R.N.V.R. (Sheffield).

Ply./1426(S) Pte. E. Martin, R.M.L.I. (Lifton).

Po./182(S.) L./C. J. Meese, R.M.L.I. (Radford).

Deal/4300 Pte. F. Mills, R.M., Med. Unit (Bacup).

Deal/4167 Pte. H. Moxon, R.M. Med. Unit. (Salford).

Ch/19537 Cpl. (A./L./Sjt.) G. W. Parkes, R.M.L.I. (Ilford).

Po/1779(S) Pte. J. Partridge, R.M.L.I. (Birmingham).

TZ/2165 A./B. W. Pearson, R.N.V.R. (South Moor).Po/18637

Pte. (L./C.) F. G. Penny, R.M.L.I. (Reading).

Ply./12388 Sjt. (A./Coy. S./M.) T. W. Read, R.M.L.I. (Plymouth).

CZ/4106 P./O. G. Robertson, R.N.V.R. (Kirkmichael) .

CZ/2365 A./B. W. J. M. Russell, R.N.V.R. (Glasgow) .

Ch./1047(S) Cpl. F. Shuttleworth, R.M.L.I. (Harlesden).

Ply./2450(8) Pte. E. Smith, R.M.L.I. (Ystrad, S. Wales).

PO/13153 Pte. (A./Col.-Sjt.) G. Smith, R.M.L.I. (Stourbridge).

Deal/3372 S./Sjt. G. Tamberlin, R.M. Med. Unit. (Liverpool).

Po./1222 (S) Pte. J. Tomlinson, R.M.L.I. (Huddersfield).

KP/534 A./B. (H.G.) G. F. Traill, R.N.V.R. (Ryton-on-Tyne) .

TZ/721 A./B. E. G. Turnbull, R.N.V.R. (Gateshead).

KW/666 A./B. J. W. Vamplow, R.N.V.R. (Rotherham) .

CZ/4617 A./B. (A./Ldg./Sea.) A. Wardrope, R.N.V.R. (Blantyre).

TZ/229 P./O. R. Watson, R.N.V.R. (Burnopfield). TZ/6631

A./B. C. Wilson, R.N.V.R. (Dunston-on-Tyne).

Po./1161(S) Pte. (A./Cpl.) F. B. Wilson, R.M.L.I. (Longwood).

R.M.A./268(S) Dvr. (Cpl.) G. E. Wood, R.M.A. (Gravesend).

 

 


 

 

30798 - 16 JULY 1918

 

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

 

Memorandum.

 

The appointment of Captain (Commodore, 2nd Class) Herbert Lyon, R.N.R. (Vice-Admiral, retired), to be an Additional Member of the Civil Division of the Third Class, or Companions, of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, is hereby cancelled, and, in substitution thereof, the KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following Appointment, to date from the 3rd June, 1918:

 

To be an Additional Member of the Military Division of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said Most Honourable Order:

 

Captain (Commodore, 2nd Class) Herbert Lyon, R.N.R. (Vice-Admiral, retired).

 

The appointment of Captain Cyril Samuel Townsend, R.N. to be an additional member of the Third Class, or Companions, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, is hereby cancelled, and in substitution thereof, the KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following Appointment to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, to date from the 3rd June, 1918:

 

To be an Additional Member of the Military Division of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said Most Honourable Order:

 

Captain Cyril Samuel Townsend, R.N.

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Admiralty, 12th July,1918.

 

His Majesty the KING (is) pleased to confer the R.N.R. Officers' Decoration upon the undermentioned officers:

 

Actg. Capt. James Turnbull, R.N.R.

Actg. Cdr. Robert J. Williams, R.N.R.

Actg. Lieut.-Cdr. Cedric A. Rowlinson, R.N.R.

Actg. Lieut.-Cdr. Frederick P. Summers, R.N.R.

Actg. Lieut.-Cdr. Charles H. Kendall, R.N.R.

Actg. Commander Basil J. Ohlson, R.N.R.

Commander (ret.) Charles H. S. Tocque, R.N.R.

 

 


  

 

30807 - 19 JULY 1918

 

ZEEBRUGGE AND OSTEND RAIDS

NAVAL DESPATCH dated 23 July 1918

 

Honours for Services in the Operations against Zeebrugge and Ostend on the Night of the 22nd-23rd April, 1918.

 

Admiralty, 23rd July, 1918.

 

(Click here for Zeebrugge and Ostend Raids Naval Despatch dated 9 May 1918)

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Victoria Cross to the undermentioned Officers and men:

 

Commander (Acting Captain) Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, R.N. For most conspicuous gallantry. This officer was in command of "Vindictive." He set a magnificent example to all those under his command by his calm composure when navigating mined waters, bringing his ship alongside the mole in darkness. When "Vindictive" was within a few yards of the mole the enemy started and maintained a heavy fire from batteries, machine guns and rifles on to the bridge. He showed most conspicuous bravery, and did much to encourage similar behaviour on the part of the crew, supervising the landing from the "Vindictive" on to the mole, and walking round the decks directing operations and encouraging the men in the most dangerous and exposed positions. By his encouragement to those under him, his power of command and personal bearing, he undoubtedly contributed greatly to the success of the operation. Capt. Carpenter was selected by the officers of the "Vindictive," "Iris II.," and "Daffodil," and of the naval assaulting force to receive the Victoria Cross under Rule 13 of the Royal Warrant, dated the 29th January, 1866.

 

Lieutenant Richard Douglas Sandford, R.N, For most conspicuous gallantry. This officer was in command of Submarine C.3, and most skilfully placed that vessel in between the piles of the viaduct before lighting his fuse and abandoning her. He eagerly undertook this hazardous enterprise, although, well aware (as were all his crew) that if the means of rescue failed and he or any of his crew were in the water at the moment of the explosion, they would be killed outright by the force of such explosion. Yet Lieutenant Sandford disdained to use the gyro steering, which would have enabled him and his crew to abandon the submarine at a safe distance, and preferred to make sure, as far as was humanly possible, of the accomplishment of his duty.

 

Lieutenant Percy Thompson Dean, R.N.V.R. (Motor Launch 282). For most conspicuous gallantry. Lieutenant Dean handled his boat in a most magnificent and heroic manner when embarking the officers and men from the blockships at Zeebrugge. He followed the blockships in and closed "Intrepid" and "Iphigenia" under a constant and deadly fire from machine and heavy guns at point blank range, embarking over 100 officers and men. This completed, he was proceeding out of the canal, when he heard that an officer was in the water. He returned, rescued him, and then proceeded, handling his boat throughout as calmly as if engaged in a practice manoeuvre. Three men were shot down at his side whilst he conned his ship. On clearing the entrance to the canal the steering, gear broke down. He manoeuvred his boat by the engines, and avoided complete destruction by steering so close in under the mole that the guns in the batteries could not depress sufficiently to fire on the boat. The whole of this operation was carried out under a constant machine-gun fire at a few yards range. It was solely due to this officer's courage and daring that M.L.282 succeeded in saving so many valuable lives.

 

Captain Edward Bamford, D.S.O., R.M.L.I. For most conspicuous gallantry. This officer landed on the mole from ''Vindictive" with numbers 5, 7 and 8 platoons of the marine storming force, in the face of great difficulties. When on the mole and under heavy fire, he displayed the greatest initiative in the command of his company, and by his total disregard of danger showed a magnificent example to his men. He first established a strong point on the right of the disembarkation, and, when satisfied that that was safe, led an assault on a battery to the left with the utmost coolness and valour. Captain Bamford was selected by the officers of the R.M.A. and R.M.L.I. detachments to receive the Victoria Cross under Rule 13 of the Royal Warrant, dated the 29th January, 1856.

 

Serjeant Norman Augustus Finch, R.M.A., No. R.M.A./12150. For most conspicuous gallantry. Serjeant Finch was second in command of the pompoms and Lewis guns in the foretop of "Vindictive," under Lieutenant Charles N. B. Rigby, R.M.A. At one period the "Vindictive" was being hit every few seconds, chiefly in the upper works, from which splinters caused many casualties. It was difficult to locate the guns which were doing the most damage, but Lieutenant Rigby, Serjeant Finch and the Marines in the foretop, kept up a continuous fire with pompoms and Lewis guns, changing rapidly from one target to another, and thus keeping the enemy's fire down to some considerable extent. Unfortunately two heavy shells made direct hits on the foretop, which was completely exposed to enemy concentration of fire. All in the top were killed or disabled except Serjeant Finch, who was, however, severely wounded; nevertheless he showed consummate bravery, remaining in his battered and exposed position. He once more got a Lewis gun into action, and kept up a continuous fire, harassing the enemy on the mole, until the foretop received another direct hit, the remainder of the armament being then completely put out of action. Before the top was destroyed Serjeant Finch had done invaluable work, and by his bravery undoubtedly saved many lives. This very gallant serjeant of the Royal Marine Artillery was selected by the 4th Battalion of Royal Marines, who were mostly Royal Marine Light Infantry, to receive the Victoria Cross under Rule 13 of the Royal Warrant dated 29th January, 1856.

 

Able Seaman Albert Edward McKenzie, O.N. J31736 (Ch.). For most conspicuous gallantry. This rating belonged to B Company of seaman storming party. On the night of the operation he landed on the mole with his machine-gun in the face of great difficulties and did very good work, using his gun to the utmost advantage. He advanced down the mole with Lieutenant-Commander Harrison, who with most of his party was killed, and accounted for several of the enemy running from a shelter to a destroyer alongside the mole. This very gallant seaman was severely wounded whilst working his gun in an exposed position. Able Seaman McKenzie was selected by the men of the "Vindictive," "Iris II," and "Daffodil'" and of the naval assaulting force to receive the Victoria Cross under Rule 13 of the Royal Warrant dated the 29th January 1856.

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Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath in recognition of distinguished services during the operations against Zeebrugge and Ostend on the night of the 22nd-23rd April, 1918:

 

To be Additional Members of the Military Division of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said Most Honourable Order.

Capt. (Cdre, 2nd Cl.) Hubert Lynes, C.M.G., R.N.

Capt. Wilfred Tomkinson, R.N.

Capt. Ralph Collins, R.N.

Maj. Bernard George Weller, D.S.C., R.M.L.I.

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Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

 

The KING (is) pleased to give directions for the following appointments to the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, in recognition of distinguished services during the operations against Zeebrugge and Ostend on the night of the 22nd-23rd April, 1918:

 

To be Additional Members of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said Most Distinguished Order:

Capt. (Cdre., 1st Cl.) the Hon. Algernon Douglas Edward Harry Boyle, C.B., M.V.O., R.N.

Capt. Henry Percy Douglas, R.N.

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Admiralty, 23rd July, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of the undermentioned Officers

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

 

Cdr. Edward Oliver Brudenell Seymour Osborne, R.N. Gunnery Officer on Staff of Vice-Admiral Dover. Was responsible for the fitting out of "Vindictive" with howitzers, mortars, pompom and machine-guns. During the action displayed an exceptional combination of knowledge, skill, courage and devotion to duty in circumstances of great difficulty and danger.

 

Cdr. Alfred Edmund Godsal, R.N. (Since killed in action). This officer in "Brilliant" led the Ostend blockships and stood in to the shore in the face of a tremendous barrage from the shore batteries, the wind having shifted and driven back the'smoke screen at a critical moment. His spirit and bearing were those of a very gallant officer; he at once volunteered on hearing that another operation was in contemplation.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Kenneth Cary Helyar, R.N. ("North Star"). While his vessel was lying totally disabled and under heavy fire from shore batteries off Zeebrugge, displayed the greatest bravery and devotion to duty. He refused to leave his ship until she was sinking under his feet. Showed throughout an admirable example to those under him.

 

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Ronald Charles Boddie, R.N. ("Thetis"). When both engines of "Thetis" had been disabled and the order to clear the engine-room given, the ship being in a sinking condition, this officer returned to the engine-room. He got the starboard engine going ahead, thereby enabling the ship to be turned into the fairway before she was sunk.

 

Lieut, (actg. Lieut.-Cdr.) Keith Robin Hoare, D.S.C., R.N.V.R. When "Sirius" was sinking he went alongside in his motor-launch under very heavy fire and took off 50 of the crew; then proceeding to "Brilliant" he took on board 16 men, and afterwards returning to "Sirius" took off remainder of officers and crew. He showed the utmost coolness and judgment in handling his vessel throughout.

 

Lieut. Harold George Campbell, R.N. ("Daffodil"). Handled his ship magnificently under extremely heavy and unceasing fire; but for his skill and devotion the storming parties from "Vindictive" could neither have landed, nor, having been landed, recovered. During the greater part of the time he was suffering from a wound in the eyes.

 

Lieut. Stuart Sumner Bonham-Carter, R.N. ("Intrepid"). Handled his ship with great skill and coolness in a position of considerable danger under heavy fire. Great credit is due to him for his success in sinking ''Intrepid" in the Bruges Canal.

 

Lieut. Cecil Courtenay Dickinson, R.N. Was in command of the demolition party, displaying able leadership, and did splendid work on the mole. Was of the greatest assistance in securing "Vindictive" alongside and in facilitating the retirement from the mole. His work after the ship had left the mole was invaluable.

 

Lieut. Oscar Henderson, R.N. ("Iris II."). When a shell carried away the port side of the bridge of his ship and caused a serious fire amongst the ammunition and bombs, he led a volunteer fire party with a hose on to the upper deck to quench the fire. Took over the command of the ship after Cdr. Gibbs had been mortally wounded.

 

Lieut. Arthur Eric Pole Welman, D.S.C., R.N. During the action the units of the coastal motor-boat flotilla under his command were handled in a masterly manner, rendering the greatest service in screening and rescue work. He, himself, was in a coastal motorboat, and was always in the most exposed positions across the harbour entrance covering "Vindictive," "Iris II." and "Daffodil" by smoke screen.

 

Lieut. John Campbell Annesley, R.N. In command of a coastal motor-boat showed great bravery when under heavy machine-gun and battery fire at short range. He continued to make smoke screens, and only withdrew when he and all his crew had been wounded.

 

Lieut. Edward Whaley Billyard-Leake, R.N. ("Iphigenia"). Exhibited the greatest bravery, and is deserving of much credit for placing his ship by calculated manoeuvring under heavy fire exactly where he wanted to place her to block the canal, before blowing his charges and leaving the ship.

 

Surg. Frank Pearce Pocock, M.C., R.N. ("Iris II."). By his devotion to duty, he undoubtedly saved many lives. When "Iris II." was hit he at once commenced tending the wounded, and as all the sick-berth staff were killed, had all the work to do alone. After the dynamo was damaged, he had to work by candle and torchlight.

 

Lieut. John Howell-Price, D.S.C., R.N.R. (H.M. Submarine C3). His assistance in placing Submarine C3 between the piles of the viaduct before the fuse was lighted and she was abandoned was invaluable. His behaviour in a position of extreme danger was exemplary.

 

Lieut. Roland Bourke, R.N.V.R. Throughout the action showed the greatest coolness and skill in handling his motor-launch. Repeatedly went alongside "Brilliant" under very heavy fire and took off 38 officers and men. Took in tow and brought back to harbour another motor-launch which was damaged.

 

Lieut. Hugh Alexander Littleton, R.N.V.R. Handled his motor-launch in a magnificent manner. Embarked over sixty officers and men from "Thetis" under heavy machine-gun fire at close range. It was solely due to his courage and daring that his boat succeeded in making good her escape with the survivors of the " Thetis."

 

Capt. Arthur Reginald Chater, R.M.L.I. Was of the greatest assistance in keeping up communication between the various units of the battalion, and carried out his duties in a calm manner, which greatly contributed to the success of the operations. Gave great assistance in the preparation of the plan for the assault.

 

Lieut, (actg. Capt.) Reginald Alexander Dallas Brooks, R.M.A. ("Vindictive"). He imbued his men with the highest degree of devotion to duty. The manner in which the howitzer, in its exposed position on the quarter deck, was used under his personal direction was very fine.

 

Chaplain Rev. Charles John Eyre Peshall, B.A., R.N. ("Vindictive"). His cheerful encouragement and assistance to the wounded, calm demeanour during the din of battle, strength of character, and splendid comradeship were most conspicuous to all with whom he came in contact. Showed great physical strength, and did almost superhuman work in carrying wounded from the mole, over the brows into "Vindictive."

 

Lieut. Theodore Frederic Vernon Cooke, R.M.L.I. By his personal bravery under fire set a magnificent example to his men, and led them forward with the greatest courage and dash in spite of being wounded. He was wounded a second time whilst endeavouring to carry a wounded man back to the ship.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Lieut. Francis Charles Harrison, D.S.O., R.N. Was in charge of a coastal motor-boat division operating off Ostend. Led his division with conspicuous ability and resource, and carried out the whole programme up to the last moment. Laid out the calcium flares to mark the pier ends in a most efficient manner under a heavy fire from both shore batteries and machine-guns.

 

Distinguished Service Cross.

 

The KING has further been graciously pleased io give orders for the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

 

Lieut. Francis John Lambert, R.N. ("Thetis"). Carried out his duties with perfect coolness and judgment under very heavy fire. Although gassed, he showed great bravery in returning from the boat to "Thetis," after she hajd been abandoned, to look for an officer who, he supposed, Had been left behind.

 

Lieut.Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley, R.N. ("Brilliant"). Showed great coolness under heavy fire, and set a fine example to his men. He at once volunteered on hearing that another operation was in contemplation.

 

Lieut. Alan Cory-Wright, R.N. ("Intrepid"). Showed great coolness during the action, and by his bravery and cheerfulness throughout set a fine example to his men.

 

Lieut. Cuthbert Francis Bond Bowlby, R.N. In command of a coastal motor-boat. Showed great coolness under very heavy fire, stopping his boat abreast the seaplane sheds at a range of 60 to 70 yards, and continued firing, making numerous direct hits.

 

Lieut. Philip Edward Vaux, R.N. ("Iphigenia"). Performed valuable services as navigating officer, in a position of considerable danger, at times under heavy fire.

 

Act. Lieut. George Devereux Belben, R.N. ("Thetis"). Carried out his duties with perfect coolness and judgment under very heavy fire. On abandoning "Thetis" he took charge of the overcrowded boat, which was holed and partially waterlogged, and handled her most ably, keeping her afloat until picked up by a motor launch.

 

Eng. Lieut. Wilfrid Long, R.N. ("Brilliant"). Whilst his ship was under very heavy fire approaching the position where she was to be sunk, this officer showed great bravery, and by his devotion to duty set a fine example to his men.

 

Eng. Lieut R.N. William Richard McLaren ("Sirius"). Rendered great services in "Sirius" during operations off Ostend. After "Sirius" had been sunk, pulled thirteen miles out to sea with ten men of "Sirius" so as to avoid capture. Volunteered for the second operation as soon as he knew it was contemplated.

 

Surg. William Little Clegg, M.B., R.N. ("Vindictive"). Was in charge of the stretcher parties on the upper deck of "Vindictive." Landed on the mole to recover casualties. Later, when he was proceeding with his party along the forward mess deck of "Vindictive," a shell entered and burst close to him, killing one of his stretcher-bearers. He continued his work immediately, and by his personal example kept his stretcher-parties going.

 

Lieut. Leonard James Lee, R.N.V.R. Volunteered for specially dangerous work in charge of machine-guns in a motor-launch. Took command when the commanding officer was killed and the vessel so damaged that she had to be sunk to avoid capture. Showed great coolness, setting a fine example to his men in spite of a severe wound.

 

Lieut. James Courtenay Keith Wright, R.N.V.R. Second in command of H.M. Motor Launch 282. Showed great courage and coolness in embarking the crews of "Intrepid" and "Iphigenia." It was largely due to the magnificent manner in which he and others carried out their duties that so many officers and men were rescued from the blockships in the canal at Zeebrugge. He was dangerously wounded during the operation.

 

Lieut. John William Robinson, R.N.V.R., 2nd in command of H.M. Motor Launch 424. When the captain was killed and the vessel completely disabled Lieut. Robinson took command. He got the wounded and crew away in the dinghy and destroyed the motor launch by setting fire to the engine-room. Showed great coolness throughout.

 

Lieut. Arthur Gerald Bagot, R.N.V.R., 2nd in command of H.M. Motor Launch 283. Showed great coolness under fire. It was largely due to the magnificent manner in which the officers and men of Motor Launch 283 carried out their duties that so many officers and men of "Brilliant" and "Sirius" were rescued.

 

Lieut. George Frederick Bowen, R.N.V.R., 2nd in command of H.M. Motor Launch 110. When the captain was killed and the vessel completely disabled Lieut. Bowen took command, got the wounded and crew away in the dinghy, and sank the motor launch by firing the Lewis gun through the bottom of each compartment. Showed great coolness throughout.

 

Lieut. Malcolm Stuart Kirkwood, R.N.V.R. Volunteered for rescue work and showed coolness and courage throughout the operations off Ostend. After his vessel was damaged alongside "Brilliant" and the engineers gassed, he went down to the engine-room, which was full of fumes, and started the starboard engines, thereby saving the vessel from being either sunk or captured. Shortly afterwards he lost consciousness and was rescued with difficulty.

 

Act. Lieut. Harold Vivian Rogers, R.N.R., Navigating Officer of "Daffodil." Throughout the operations was of the greatest assistance, performing any duty required of him with promptness and fearlessness in an exposed position, and at times under very heavy fire. When his commanding officer was temporarily incapacitated by wounds, took command of the ship, and did everything possible to ensure the safety of the ship and crew.

 

Sub-Lieut. Cedric Robert Leonard Outhwaite, R.N.V.R. In command of a Coastal Motor Boat. Under considerable gunfire from shore defences, torpedoed an enemy destroyer proceeding eastward from Zeebrugge harbour.

 

Mate (E.) Sidney Greville West, R.N, ("Iphigenia"). Throughout the preparations and the operation this officer worked his department in an admirable manner. After the alarm bell for blowing the charges had been rung he returned to the engine room in order to start the engines ahead, and did not finally leave until he received an order from the commanding officer to do so. He was thus of the greatest assistance in the accurate placing of the blockship.

 

Lieut. Charles Robert Wharram Lamplough, R.M.L.I. Was in the Marine storming party. In spite of great difficulties, showed the greatest dash and determination in leading his men. He covered the retirement with great resource.

 

Lieut. George Underhill, R.M.L.I. Was in the Marine storming party. Showed great coolness and courage. At a critical time he organised and led reinforcements with the greatest dash and contempt of danger. His action was of the utmost value to the success of the operation.

 

Act. Sub-Lieut. (Act.) Peter Booth Clarke, R.N.R. In command of a Coastal Motor Boat. Showed great coolness and courage under very heavy fire, returning to "Sirius" after she had been abandoned to look for an officer and some men who, it was thought, had been left behind. He handled his boat with marked ability.

 

Act. Sub-Lieut. (Act.) Leslie Robert Blake, R.N.R. In command of a Coastal Motor Boat. Led an attack on enemy vessels moored inside the mole at Zeebrugge with skill and coolness under heavy fire from the shore defences. His boat, though damaged, was successfully brought back into harbour.

 

Act. Sub-Lieut. (Act.) Alfred Victor Knight, R.N.R. ("Sirius"). Showed great coolness under heavy fire, and was most useful throughout the operation. He at once volunteered on hearing that another operation was in contemplation.

 

Gnr (T.) Thomas William Galletly, R.N. "North Star"). Took charge of his gun with coolness and ability under a very heavy fire until it was put out of action. He showed an energetic example to the men, and successfully evacuated all the wounded before abandoning ship, she being in a sinking condition and continually hit.

 

Art. Eng. William Mark Sutton, R.N. ("Daffodil"). Displayed wonderful leadership and devotion to duty. At the commencement of the operations it appeared doubtful whether sufficient head of steam could be kept in the boilers to enable "Daffodil" to perform the duties required. Mr. Button's untiring exertions, initiative and resource enabled this difficulty to be overcome. Throughout the pushing operation he managed to maintain 160 Ibs. of steam, a pressure which would have seemed impossible in view of previous experience. The engine-room was holed and two compartments flooded, but these were immediately and efficiently dealt with by Mr. Sutton.

 

Act. Art. Eng. William Henry Edgar, R.A.N. ("Iris II."). It was due to this officer that the ship was kept going during the action under very heavy fire, and though holed several times, succeeded in returning to base under her own steam. He did invaluable work in the engine-room and boiler-room throughout the operation for a period of seventeen hours without rest. He showed great bravery when ship was under very heavy fire, by coming on to the upper deck, and with the help of an engine room artificer turned on the smoke apparatus.

 

Serjt.-Maj. Charles John Thatcher, R.M.L.I. Was mainly instrumental in conveying the heavy scaling ladders from the ship to the Mole, and throughout the operation displayed great coolness and devotion to duty.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

Lieut. Edward Lyon Berthon, D.S.C., R.N. ("Sirius"). This officer accompanied Lieut.-Cdr. Hardy to look for an Engineer Lieut, and some men who, it was thought, had been left behind. This was done under heavy and accurate fire from 4.1-inch and machine guns.

 

Sub-Lieut. Maurice Charles Humphrey Lloyd, D.S.C., R.N. ("Iphigenia"). (Since died of wounds). Showed great coolness under heavy fire, and by his bravery and devotion to duty set a fine example to his men. On abandoning ship, after she had been sunk, Sub- Lieut. Lloyd was severely wounded. This very gallant young officer has since died of wounds.

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

 

Ch. Motor Mech. James Attwood, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1915.

Ch. Motor Mech. Sydney Harold Fox, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1872.

Ldg. Dkhnd. William George Weeks, R.N.R., O.N. 13682 D.A.

The three ratings above mentioned were amongst those who volunteered to man the motor launches detailed to rescue the crews of the blockships, and it was largely due to the coolness and courage with which the crews of these motor launches carried out their duties that so many officers and men were rescued. These three men displayed most conspicuous gallantry in the face of intense gun and machine-gun fire at short range.

 

Sig. Thomas Charles Bryant, O.N. 215297 (Po.). This man, like all the crew of "Iris II.," behaved with great coolness and in a most exemplary manner (under very heavy fire throughout the whole operation. Shortly after leaving the mole at Zeebrugge the ship came under very heavy fire from the mole and shore batteries, being ten times hit by small shell and twice by large ones. The first large shell carried away the port side of the bridge on which Signalman Bryant was stationed, seriously wounding him and causing many other casualties. Subsequently, being the only Signalman left in the ship, he was carried to the upper deck, and, although both his legs were shattered, he endeavoured to answer signals which were being made, behaving with great fortitude, while in considerable pain.

 

Sto., 1st Cl., Henry Cullis Bindall, O.N. K.5343 (Po.).

P.O. Walter Harner, O.N. 228795 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. William Gladstone Cleaver, O.N. 2211961 (Po.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Allan Gordon Roxburgh, O.N. 272442 (Ch.).

The ratings above mentioned were members of the crew of Submarine C.3, which was skilfully placed between the piles of the Zeebrugge mole viaduct and there blown up, the fuse being lighted before the submarine was abandoned. They volunteered for and, under the command of an officer, eagerly undertook this hazardous enterprise, although they were well aware that if the means of rescue failed, and that if any of them were in the water at the time of the explosion, they would be killed outright.

 

Ldg. Sea. Albert Oscar Davis, O.N. 189243 (Ch.). Leading Seaman Davis remained at his station in "Iphigenia" after the mines had been fired and after the cutter had left, awaiting, in accordance with instructions previously given, orders to destroy his gun. The order | was not received, and he stayed at his post until the ship sank under him, when he jumped into the water and swam to the boats.

 

Ch. E.R.A. Frank Marsden Gale, O.N. 272503 (Ch.). After both engines of "Thetis" had been disabled, and when the ship was in a sinking condition, this Chief Petty Officer returned to the engine-room, with an Engineer Officer, and succeeded in re-starting the starboard engine, thereby enabling the ship to be turned more into the fairway before she sank.

 

Pte. William Hppewell, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./15995. After the No. 1 and No. 2 of his Lewis gun section had become casualties in the ship in which Private Hopewell was serving, he took the Lewis gun ashore and brought it into action. He continued to fire the gun throughout the operation, and was almost the last man to retire, bringing his gun out of action with him, until it was rendered useless by a direct hit by a shell.

 

Sergt. Frank John Knill, R.M.A., No. R.M.A./12738. This non-commissioned officer was in charge of "Vindictive's" howitzer, which fired continuously under the most difficult conditions during the whole period that the ship was alongside the mole at Zeebrugge. In spite of being semi-gassed, Sergt. Knill did not leave his post, but remained in charge of his gun until it ceased firing.

 

A.B. Ferdinand Eugene Minns Lake, O.N. J.22273 (Po.). This Able Seaman formed one of the seaman storming party. His commanding officer reports that when "Iris II." was hit by several large shells, he found Able Seaman Lake extinguishing a fire under the fore-bridge with sand, under very heavy shrapnel fire. Regardless of his own safety, Able Seaman Lake assisted his commanding officer to throw overboard Stokes and Mills bombs, which were quite hot. He then took the wheel, and acted as quartermaster for six hours.

 

Pte. John Denis Lyons Press, R.M.L.I., No. Po./15394. Private Press landed on the mole at Zeebrugge as runner to an officer of the Royal Marines. When his officer was seriously wounded, in the head and rendered unconscious, Private Press remained with him, and, although himself wounded, eventually succeeded in carrying him back on board "Vindictive."

 

P.O. David Percy Smith, O.N. 225904 (Po.). Petty Officer Smith acted as quartermaster of "Iris II.," and carried out his duties with great coolness throughout. On leaving the mole at Zeebrugge, the bridge of his ship was partially shot away, the captain and the navigator being severely wounded. Petty Officer Smith remained at his exposed post under heavy fire, steering the ship to safety with one hand while lighting the compass with a torch held in the other.

 

P.O., 1st Cl., Edwin George Youlton, O.N. 183625 (Po.). This petty officer steered "Vindictive" when going alongside the mole at Zeebrugge, after which he remained with his commanding officer throughout, and gave a fine example of courage when standing in a most exposed position. When a bursting shell caused a fire in a pile of boxes containing fused Stokes bombs, he averted a catastrophe by stamping without the slightest hesitation on the burning parts. This brave action was repeated shortly afterwards, when the fire restarted, just before he was struck, down and severely wounded by a shell.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

 

H.M.S. "Vindictive."

 

Ch. Air Mech. Clifford Armitage, R.N.A.S., O.N. F6981.

E.R.A., 4th Cl., Norman Carroll, O.N. M17679 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Herbert Cavanagh, O.N. M1111 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., William Crawford, O.N. K34438 (Ch.).

M.A.A. Charles George Dunkason, O.N. 191301 (Po.).

Arm. Arthur William Evans, O.N. M7148 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sig. Albert James Gamby, O.N. J11326 (Ch.).

A.B. Arthur Geddes, O.N. J30822 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 5th Cl., Herbert Alfred Harris, O.N. M6218 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Thomas Haw, O.N. 306429 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., James Lewis Hayman, O.N. K35627 (Dev.).

P.O. Herbert Jackson, O.N. 213767 (Ch.).

A.B. Richard Ellis Makey, O.N. 219228 (Po.).

S.B.S. Arthur Ernest Page, O.N. M960 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Alfred Edward Sage, O.N. 281683 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Joseph Smith, O.N. K24538 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 4th Cl., Alan Thomas, O.N. M16493 (Dev.).

P.O. Thomas Wood, O.N. 171903 (Ch.).

 

H.M.S. "Thetis."

 

Sig. Harold Albert Stephen Clinch, O.N. J34097 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto. Frederick William Freestone, O.N. K7324 (Ch.).

P.O. Alfred John Messer, O.N. 228561 (Po.).

A.B. Edgar Charles Radley, O.N. J55797 (Ch.).

Sto. George Charles Summers, O.N. SS111550 (Ch.).

P.O. Ernest Sidney Tanner, O.N. J16136

Ldg. Sea. Charles Thesdon Winfield, O.N. 223785 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. James Wynn, O.N. K1660 (Po.).

 

H.M.S. "Iphigenia."

 

Plumber Charles Augustus Batho, O.N. M6328 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Arthur John George Burton, O.N. M7269 (Ch.).

Sto. Victor Reginald Bush, O.N. K23345 (Dev.).

Arm. Edwin Gibson, O.N. M3735 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Henry Ernest Jeffries, O.N. 178838 (Ch.).

Act. C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Ernest Stephen George James Johnson, O.N. 271752 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Walter Ernest Joy, ON. K12668 (Ch.).

A.B. Leonard John King, O.N. J41060 (Ch.).

A.B. Frederick James Woodroofe, O.N. J38918 (Dev.).

 

H.M.S. "Intrepid."

 

A.B. Herbert Kerrison Bambridge, O.N. J3947 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A. Thomas Percival Farrell, O.N. 270955 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., John Ferguson, O.N. M12154 (Ch.). A.B Frederick Henry Hide, O.N. J3075 (Ch.).

P.O. Percy Stanley Inge, O.N. J1840 (Ch.).

Sto. John Palmer, O.N. K38313 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Albert David Smith, O.N. 303896 (Ch.).

E.R.A. Herbert Stapleton Smith, O.N. 271777 (Ch.).

 

H.M.S. "Brilliant."

 

Sto. William Thomas Furze, O.N. K37167 (Dev.).

A.B. Walter Alfred Giles, O.N. J26257 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 4th Cl., Bertie Heath, O.N. M2172 (Dev.).

P.O. Joseph James Reed, O.N. 230360 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. John Wardropper Turner, O.N. 222462 (Cfh.).

 

H.M.S. "Sirius"

 

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Harry Cramp, O.N. 270893 (Ch.).

A.B. Handel Lawe, O.N. 227293 (Ch.).

Sto. Leonard Frederick Packman, O.N. K24125 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Thomas Frank Scales, O.N. 311486 (Po.).

P.O. William Charles Vincent, O.N. 213301 (Ch.).

A.B. Edward Ware, O.N. J5153 (Ch.).

 

H.M.S. "Iris II."

 

Ldg. Sea. William Edwin Bassett, O.N. 227412 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Henry Mabb, O.N. K1043 (Ch.).

Pte. Charles Henry Martyn, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./1903 (S).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Stanley George Odam, O.N. M3166 (Dev.).

 

H.M.S. "Daffodil."

 

E.R.A., 1st Cl., Harry Baker, O.N. 271447 (Dev.).

P.O. James Holroyd Cownie, O.N. 239385 (Dev.).

Sto. Frederick John Easter, O.N. 224844 (Ch.).

Ldg. Mech. George Pemberton, R.N.A.S., O.N. F13706.

 

Seaman Storming Party

("A" Company).

 

P.O. George Richard Antell, O.N. 232634 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. George J. Bush, O.N. R.A.N. 7018.

A.B. William Clark, R.N.V.R., O.N. Clyde 3/1495.

A.B. Harold Eves, O.N. J15626 (Dev.).

A.B. Frederick James Larby, O.N. J27317 (Po.).

A.B. William Lodwick, O.N. J17820 (Dev.).

A.B. Horace Charles Nash, O.N. J19150 (Po.).

A.B. John Reynolds, O.N. J1639 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Dalmorton Joseph Owendale Rudd, O.N. R.A.N. 3389.

A.B. George E. Staples, O.N. R.A.N. 2858.

 

("B" Company.)

 

Ldg. Sea. William Wallace Childs, O.N. J20481 (Po.).

P.O. Frederick Joyce, O.N. J522 (Po.).

A.B. Thomas Henry Ripley, O.N. J30094 (Po.).

A.B. Benjamin Charlestone, O.N. J17646 (Dev.).

A.B. Frederick Charles Summerhayes, O.N. J17594 (Dev.).

A.B Albert Joseph West, O.N. J32673 (Ch.).

A.B. Frank White, O.N. J12608 (Po.).

 

("C" Company.)

 

A.B. William Jesse Bishop, O.N. J40117 (Dev.).

A.B. Walter Butler, O.N. J16311 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Veines James Hawkins, O.N. J15592 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Edward Joseph Thompson, O.N. J18760 (Ch.).

P.O. John Webb, O.N. 210040 (Po.).

 

(" D" Company.)

 

A.B. Andrew Carnochan, O.N. J32306 (Ch.).

A.B. Francis Henry Kelland, O.N. J30116 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. George Shiner, O.N. 234467 (Dev.).

A.B. Thomas Tusler, O.N. J24729 (Po.).

P.O. Henry Wenman, O.N. 226886 (Po.).

 

4th Battalion, Royal Marines.

 

Pte. John William Adam, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./16271.

Act. Sergt. Crispin Percy Frederick Budd, R.M.L.I., No. Po./15765.

Sergt. Reginald Claude Burt, R.M.L.I., No. Po./15162.

Pte. Albert George Clark, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./I6838

Act. Sergt. George James Harold Hewitt, R.M.L.I., No. Po./15858.

Corpl. William Kingshott, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./14785J.

Pte. Leonard Iles Lane, R.M.L.I., No. Po./16430.

Pte. Albert Victor Lee, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./17591.

Lce.-Serjt. Frank Radford, R.M.L.L, No. Ply./14991.

Pte. Walter James Wakefield, R.M.L.I., No. Po./18387.

Corpl. Bert Wells, R.M.L.I. No. Ply./12841.

 

R.M.A. Detachment.

 

Gnr. Edward Hearn, R.M.A., No. R.M.A./12169.

Gnr. Norman Mclntosh McPhee, R.M.A., No. R.M.A./14125.

 

H.M.S. "Phoebe."

 

A.B. Robert Horace Catchpole, O.N. 222758 (Ch.). C.P.O. Frederick William Forster, O.N. 182600 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Henry Charles Rainbow, O.N. 296938 (Ch.).

 

H.M.S. "North Star."

 

C.E.R.A. George Carter, O.N. 270392 (Ch.).

P.O. Robert Cockburn, O.N. J4132 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Robert Frank Hall, O.N. 161596 (Ch.).

 

H.M.S. "Warwick."

 

Yeo. Sigs. Alfred Elliot, O.N. 229352 (Ch.).

 

Picket Boats, Motor Launches and Motor Boats.

 

Ch. Motor Mech. Roy Leslie Alexander, R.N.V.R.,O.N. M.B. 1839.

Dkhnd. Frank Elisha Bowles, R.N.R., O.N. 3938 S.D.

Dkhnd. Albert Ernest Brooks, R.N.R., O.N. 16116 D.A.

Dkhnd. Charts Cowling, R.N.R., O.N. 13973 D.A.

P.O. Thomas Edward Crust, O.N. J2018 (Ch.).

Ldg. Dkhnd. Percy Dalman, R.N.R., O.N. 5001 S.D.

Dkhnd. William Francis, R.N.R., O.N. 13899 D.A.

Dkhnd. William Stanley John Golding, R.N.R., O.N. 4488 S.D.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Arthur Melbourne Grain, R.N.R., O.N. 3212 S.D.

Ldg. Teleg. William Halsey, O.N. J24951 (Ch.).

Ldg. Dkhnd. James Frederick Heaver, R.N.R., O.N. 3029 S.D.

Ch. Motor Mech. Stanley Hill, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1473.

Ch. Motor Mech. Frederick William Holmes, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1668.

Dkhnd. Frank Edward Johnson, R.N.R., O.N. 15397 D.A.

Dkhnd. Charles Harold Lawrence, R.N.R., O.N. 13039 D.A.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Donald McAllister, R.N.R., O.N. 1890 S.D.

Sig. Clement Edward Page, R.N.V.R., O.N. London/Z. 3892.

Ch. Motor Mech. Howard Pank, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 836.

Motor Mech. Robert George Pratten, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 2085.

Ch. Motor Mech. Charles Douglas Pulsford, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1853.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., John Findlay Drew Shrewsbury, R.N.A.S., O.N. F20056.

Dkhnd. Cyril George Slough, R.N.R., O.N. 16793 D.A.

Ch. Motor Mech. Leslie Thomas Spillman, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 2306.

Ldg. Sto. Edwin Starks, O.N. K6588 (Po.).

Sig. John Stewart, O.N. J3450 (Ch.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Harold Thornton, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 596.

Dkhnd. William George Warnes, R.N.R., O.N. 4554 S.D.

Ch. Motor Mech. Edward James Whitmarsh, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1891.

Ch. Motor Mech. Arthur Wilkins, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1808.

Ch. Motor Mech. Edward Gordon Windley, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1457.

Ch. Motor Mech. Howard Frank Wolfe, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1204.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal.

 

P.O. Charles Biss, D.S.M., O.N. 183877 (Dev.), Seaman storming party, " C " Company.

C.P.O. Aubrey Charles Tagg, D.S.M., O.N. 167336 (Ch.), H.M.S. "Intrepid."

Ldg. Dkhnd. William Wigg, D.S.M., R.N.R., O.N. 2722S.D., Motor Launch 532.

 

Mentions.

 

The following Officers and Men were mentioned in despatches by Vice-Admiral Sir Roger J. B. Keyes, K.C.B., C.M.G., C.V.O., D.S.O., Commanding the Dover Patrol, for distinguished services on the night of the 22nd-23rd April, 1918:

Capt. Charles Samuel Wills, C.M.G., D.S.O., R.N.

Capt. Charles William Bruton, R.N.

Capt. Ernest Wigram, D.S.O., R.N.

Capt. George Ronald Beddard Blount, D.S.O., R.N.

Capt. William Vansittart Howard, D.S.O., R.N.

Cdr. (actg. Capt.) Henry Crosby Halahan, D.S.O., R.N. (Killed in action.)

Lieut.-Col. Pryce Peacock, R.M.A.

Maj. (tempy. Lieut.-Col.) Frank Arthur Brock, O.B.E., R.A.F. (Killed in action.)

Mai. (tempy. Lieut.-Col.) John Tulloch Cull, D.S.O., R.A.F.

Maj. (actg. Lieut.-Col.) Bertram Nowell Elliot, D.S.O., R.M.L.I. (Killed in action.)

Cdr. Reginald James Newall Watson, D.S.O., R.N.

Cdr. Frederick Edward Ketelbey Strong, D.S.O., R.N.

Cdr. Edward Altham, R.N.

Cdr. Reginald St. Pierre Parry, R.N.

Cdr. Henry Gerard Laurence Oliphant, M.V.O., D.S.O., R.N.

Cdr. Arthur Edward Frederick Bedford, R.N.

Cdr. Valentine Francis Gibbs, R.N. (Died of wounds.)

Cdr. Fischer Burges Watson, D.S.O., R.N.

Cdr. Reginald Thornton Amedroz, R.N.

Cdr. Victor Lindsey Arbuthnot Campbell, D.S.O., R.N.

Cdr. Patrick Harrington Edwards, R.N.V.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Sebald Walter Bluett Green, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Claude Philip Champion de Crespigny, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) Robert Herbert Borgnis Hammond-Chambers, D.S.O., R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Frank George Bramble, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Francis Edmund Blechynden Haselfoot, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. William Herbert Sandford, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles Hugo Knox-Little, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Leyland Harrison, R.N. (Killed in action.)

Lieut.-Cdr. George Nicholson Bradford, R.N. (Killed in action.)

Maj. Alexander Allen Cordner, R:M.L.L (Killed in action.)

Maj. Charles Edward Campbell Eagles, D.S.O., R.M.L.I. (Killed in action.)

Lieut. Arthur Beaumont Goddard Twyford Chamberlain, R.N. (Killed in action.)

Lieut. Harold Thomas Coulthard Walker, R.N.

Lieut. Llewellyn Vaughan Morgan, D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut. Aubrey Cecil Newbold, R.N.

Lieut. Ronald Ernest Cotton Dunbar, R.N.

Lieut. Claude Denzil Bury, R.N.

Lieut. William Hamilton Bremner, R.N.

Lieut. Edward Eliot Hill, R.N.

Lieut, the Hon. Cecil Edward Robert Spencer, R.N.

Lieut. Claude Ernest Vincent Hawkings, R.N. (Killed in action.)

Lieut. Charles Theodore Paynter, R.N.

Lieut. Kenneth Clarke Kirkpatrick, R.N.

Eng. Lieut. Arthur Douglas Lougher, R.N.

Lieut. George Spencer, D.S.C., R.N.R. (Died of wounds.)

Lieut. Archibald Dayrell-Reed, D.S.O., R.N.R.

Lieut. James Robert Andrew, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Harold Wellesley Adams, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Herbert Tracey, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Gordon Stanley Maxwell, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Wilfred Edwin Kelly, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Rawsthorne Procter, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Albert Alexander Webb, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Sidney David Gowing, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Max Breeze Downing, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Allan Lefroy Geddes, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Collamer Chipman Calvin, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Graham Scott Hewett, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. David Edmund John Macvean, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. William Alma Wilson, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. John Harold Senior, R.N.V.R.

Surg. Sidney Wilfred Grimwade, M.B., R.N.

Surg. Arthur Campbell Vaughan Green, R.N.

Surg. Frederick Munton Payne, R.N.

Capt. John Maurice Palmer, D.S.C., R.M.L.I. (Prisoner of War.)

Act. Lieut. Guy Leslie Cockburn, R.N.

Act. Lieut. Wilfred Stanfield, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Leopold Joseph Hegarty, R.N.R.

Act. Payr. Herbert George Arthur Woolley, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Frank Alan Winsom Ramsay, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Henry Roger Hancox, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Humphrey Victor Low, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Alexander McBain Young, R.N.V.R.

Surg. Prob. Philip Cornelius du Toit R.N.V.R.

Surg. Prob. George Francis Abercrombie, R.N.V.R.

Mate Victor Hamilton Arthur Price, R.N.

Lieut. Daniel Broadwood, R.M.L.I.

Lieut. A. L. Eastlake, R.E.

Act. Lieut. Hubert Arthur Phayre de Berry, R.M.L.I.

Act. Sub-Lieut, (act.) Thomas Norman Heap, R.N.R.

2nd Lieut. Arthur Gilbert Norris, R.M.

Gnr. (T.) Arthur Powell, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) Christopher Bysouth, R.N.

Warrt. Eng. Dugald Campbell, R.N.R.

Mid. Norman Sidney Herbert, R.N.R.

Mid. Felix John Mossop, R.N.R.

Mid. Allan Holmes Robertson, R.N.R.

Tempy. Lieut. Joseph Charles Watts, R.M.L.I.

Tempy. Lieut. Edward Taylor, R.M.L.I.

P.O. Ambrose Adams, O.N. 186488 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., William Adams, O.N. K.13617 (Dev.).

Gnr. John William Akrill, R.M.A., No. R.M. A./14383.

P.O. Charles Henry Arnold, O.N. 236201 (Po.).

Senior R.A. Geoffrey James Arthur, O.N. M16819 (Ch.).

Serjt. John Henry Bailey, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./12237.

Serjt. William John Baker, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./16101.

Dkhnd. Herbert Barlow, R.N.R., O.N. 14435 D.A.

Elect. Art., 3rd CL, Leonard Penhorwood Beer, O.N. M2714 (since died).

Dkhnd. Albert Bell, R.N.R., O.N. 2723 S.D.

A.B. Frederick John Matthew Berry, O.N. J36264 (Po.).

Senior R.A. Harry Bevington, O.N. M10547.

A.B. Arthur William Bishop, O.N. 237372 (Po.).

A.B. William Maurice Bone, O.N. J5234 (Po.).

P.O. Ernest James Borrott, O.N. 178833 (Ch.).

Sto. Benjamin John Boxall, O.N.K9366 (Po.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Henry Gilbert Selman Bradfield, O.N. M21098 (Dev.).

Dkhnd. Edward Brennan, R.N.R., O.N. 13890 D.A.

Sto. P.O. Frederick Charles Bridge, O.N. K28571 (Ch.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Herbert Walter Britton, O.N. 198651 (Ch.).

Yeo. Sigs. John Buckley, O.N. 212203 (Ch.). (Killed in action).

A.B. Reginald Bult, O.N. J22432 (Po.). (Died of wounds.)

P.O. Arthur Burberry, O.N. 223280 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Frederick Burke, O.N. J4730 (Ch.).

P.O., 1st Cl., John Callaghan, O.N. 232547 (Ch.).

Ldg. Dkhnd. Jack Cannon, R.N.R., O.N. 12327 D A

A.B. James Carter, O.N. 233522 (Ch.).

Off. Std., 1st Cl., Percy George Carter, O.N. L7099 (Ch.)

A.B. Arthur Henry Cassell, O.N. J34572 (Po.). (Missing.)

A.B. Joseph William Causton, O.N. J26987 (Ch.)

A.B. Charles Frederick Clark, O.N. 219208 (Dev.).

A.B. John Cochrane, O.N. 218409 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., James Cole, O.N. SS114754 (Dev.).

Off. Std., 3rd Cl., Frederick George Collyer, O.N. L9351 (Dev.).

Dkhnd. James Connolly R N R , O.N. 13590 D.A.

Sto., 1st Cl.,  William Connor, O.N. SS108723 (R.F.R., Ch./ B.10756).

A.B. Arthur William Constable, O.N. 237580 (Ch.).

P.O. David Albert Cook, O.N. J722 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., John Coxhedge, O.N. K35770 (Ch.).

Corpl. William Craig, R.M.L.I., No. Po./ 13319.

Sto. P.O. William Crockett, O.N. 297096 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 4th Cl., William Arthur Benson Cross, O.N. M2604 (Ch.).

A.B. Jesse Matthew Culmer, O.N. J3816 (Ch.). (Died of wounds.)

Clh. Motor Mech. W. George Culverwell, D.S.M., R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 242.

Gnr. William Dance, R.M.A., No. R.M.A./ 903 (S.).

Yeo. Sigs. William George Daymon, O.N. 227899 (Dev.).

A.B. Cecil Pitcairn Duncan, O.N. J27505 (Dev.).

P.O., 1st Cl., John Henry Edwards, O.N. 222833 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Norman Isaac Evans Edwards, O.N. M17534 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl.. Philip Edwards, O.N. K33613 (Po.).

C.P.O. George Ellen, O.N. 181884 (Ch.).

Air Mech. Roland Ross Entwistle, R.N.A.S., O.N. F39326.

A.B. David Evans, O.N. JS2471 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Frank Clifford Evans, O.N. J21870 (Ch.).

Pte. John Evans, R.M.L.I., No. Po./18079.

Motor Mech. Robert Alfred Everett, R.N.V.R., O.N, M.B. 2262.

Sto. Edwin Arthur Fisher, O.N. K16534 (Po.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Atholstone Foster, R.N.V.R., O.N. MB1846.

A.B. Albert Ernest Franklin, O.N. J28783 (Po.).

A.B. Edward Friday, O.N. 188057 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Cecil George Fullwood, O.N. 238998 (Ch.).

A.B. Daniel Barrett Gilbey, O.N. J18858 (Dev.).

Pte. William James Gilkes, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./15525.

A.B. Henry J. Gillard, O.N. R.A.N. 8517.

Air Mech. William Henry Gough, R.N.A.S., O.N. F19842

Gnr. James Henry Grady, R.M.A., No. R.M.A./14829.

Dkhnd. Arthur Charles Gurr, R.N.R., O.N. 5077 S.D.

Bugler Leonard Francis Guttridge, R.M.L.I., Po./16989.

Pte. George William Hall, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./7413.

Sto., 1st Cl., Robert Hall, O.N. K26346 (Ch.).

P.O. Michael Daniel Hallihan, O.N. 238198 (Dev.) (Killed in action.)

A.B. George Hanson, O.N. SS7482 (Ch.).

P.O. George Edward Harlow, O.N. 224836 (Ch.).

Off. Std., 2nd Cl., Alfred Charles Harris, O.N. L8985 (Ch.).

Dkhnd. Albert Arthur Hartung, R.N.R., O.N. 5084 ,S.D.

Pte. James Frederick Hawksworth, R.M.L.I., No. Po./16101.

P.O. Arthur William Heard, O.N. J2644 (Ch.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Gerald Hargreaves Hebblethwaite, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B.1423.

Bugler Charles Heffernan, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./7537. (Killed in action.)

A.B. Arthur John Hilling, O.N. J17893 (Po.).

Pte. Frederick William Hoath, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./18302.

Ch. Motor Mech. Walter Almond Hocking, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B.948.

C.P.O. Albert Frederick Hurrel, O.N. 166164 (Dev.).

Yeo. Sigs. Albert Ebenezer James, D.S.M., O.N. 210513 (Po.).

A.B. Charles William Jarrett, O.N. J48074 (Po.).

A.B. Charles Jeffries, O.N. J38074 (Dev.).

Pte. Nelson Stanley Jermy, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./19356.

Arm. Albert Ralph Jobson, O.N. M3812 (Ch.).

Ch. Ship's Cook Harry Jones, O.N. 346974 (Po.).

Vict. Assist. Percy Kenworthy, O.N. M28587 (Ch.).

Vict. C.P.O. Samuel Charles Kimpton, O.N. 177382 (Po.).

C.P.O. George Lancaster, O.N. 186999 (Ch.).

A.B. Richard Lawrence, O.N. J8260 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. William Arthur Lee, O.N. J7055 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto. William Stephen Lee, O.N. K6885 (Ch.).

Ldg. Dkhnd. Fred Lissenden, R.N.R., O.N. 4750 S.D.

A.B. Frederick Lorriman, O.N. 169559 (Oh.).

P.O. Samuel Lowe, O.N. 208093 (Po.).

Dkhnd. Donald MacAlister, R.N.R., O.N. 1973 S.D.

E.R.A. Robert Henderson McCorquodale, O.N. M20108 (Ch.).

Dkhnd. John McCrackan, R.N.R., O.N. 4231 S.D.

Stoker Herbert Joseph McCrory, O.N. R.A.N. 1183.

Dkhnd. Angus Mclntyre, R.N.R. O.N. 1677 S.D. (Died of wounds.)

Ch. Motor Mech. Friend Charles Mackie, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B.791.

Dkhnd. George McKruly, R.N.R., O.N. 1930 S.D. (Killed in action.)

A.B. Leonard William Maidment, O.N. 228495 (Po.).

C.P.O. William John Main, O.N. 185676 (Ch.).

Pte. Percy Bernard Mann, R.M.L.I., No. Po./15400.

A.B. Richard Mantle, O.N. J45822 (Ch.).

A.B. Albert Oliver Matthews, O.N. 189716 (Po.). (Killed in action.)

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., William May, O.N. 270362 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. William Thomas Mereweather, O.N. J9073 (Dev.).

Dkhnd. Sidney James Meridith, R.N.R., O.N. 13914 D.A.

Ch. Motor Mech. Roland Albert Meyer, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B.1943.

P.O. William Charles Miller, O.N. 230083 (Oh.).

A.B. John Milroy, O.N. J56386 (Po.).

Dkhnd. John Morrison, R.N.R., O.N. 1523 S.D.

Pte. Frederick William Mundy, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./15482.

A.B. Jeremiah Murphy, O.N. J19705 (Ch.).

A.B. Leo T. Newlands, O.N. R.A.N. 1937.

Sig. Herbert Arthur Nickerson, R.N.V.R., O.N. Bristol Z/3098.

P.O. Edwin Thomas Noble, O.N. 221927 (Ch.).

A.B. Albert James Olive, O.N. J14316 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. David Henry Palmer, O.N. 298490 (Ch.).

Sergt. Henry Joseph Parker, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./14212.

Ch. Motor Mech. Meredith Bertram Parker, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B.1374.

Shipwt. Frederick Charles Partis, O.N. M15618 (Ch.).

A.B. Francis James Patton, O.N. J6077 (Po.).

P.O. Charles Cann Pearson, O.N. 220920

Sto. George Henry Philp, O.N. K18888 (Dev.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Charles William Pitt, O.N. 171734 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. William Potter, O.N. J20666 (Ch.).

Sto. William James Potter, O.N. K32051 (Ch.).

Ldg. Dkhnd. David Pottinger, R.N.R., O.N. 221L.

Senior R.A. Edwin George Poynter, O.N. M10228 (Ch.).

Pte. Herbert Claude Proctor, R.M.L.I., No. Po./15762.

Gnr. William Ranson, R.M.A., No. R.M.A./ 14438.

A.B. Frederick William Richards, O.N. J32880 (Po.). (Missing.)

Ch. Motor Mech. Henry Albert Rist, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B.1024.

S.B.A. Albert Robinson, ON. M3682 (Ch.)

Motor Mech. James Robinson, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B.2220.

Dkhnd. Alec John Rowland, R.N.R., O.N. 15403 D.A.

Ch. Air Mech., 2nd Cl., William George Ryan, R.N.A.S., O.N. F48864.

A.B, Frederick William Salter, O.N. J14727 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. William Tom Sansome, D.S.M., O.N. 229071 (Po.).

P.O. George William Schoon, O.N. 191190 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. Valentine Selth, O.N. K18532 (Ch.).

Corpl. Noel Sharrock, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./ 17862.

Sto. Arthur Edward Smith, O.N. K38079 (Ch.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Ernest Victor Smith, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B.1947.

Dkhnd. James Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 12271 D.A.

Ch. Motor Mech. Laurence William Courtney Smith, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B.1696.

P.O. William Richard Smith, O.N. 194997 (Ch.).

A.B. Archer Charles Southgate, O.N. J27981 (Ch.).

P.O. John Caton Spencer, O.N. 207113 (Ch.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Walter Stevens, O.N. 201137 (Po.).

Ord. Sea. Robert Danham Symons, O.N. J38872 (Po.).

C.P.O. Edgar Terry, O.N. 166452 (Ch.).

Sergt. William John Thomson, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./15438.

Air Mech., 1st Cl., Keith Hay Thow, R.N.A.S., O.N. F12770.

A.B. Stanley William Trumper, O.N. J21467 (Dev.).

Dkhnd. Richard Turner, R.N.R., O.N. 13430 D.A.

A.B. Sidney Vincent, O.N. J20640 (Ch.).

Air Mech., 1st Cl., George Warrington, R.N.A.S., O.N. F26702.

A.B. Alfred Henry Edward Watkins, O.N. J29668 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Alfred John Watts, O.N. 154974 (R.F.R., Ch./A.1784).

A.B. Thomas Edward Wescott, O.N. J34631

Ldg. Sea. Thomas Westwood, O.N. SS3557 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Robert White, O.N. M1159 (Ch.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Thomas Edward White, O.N. 203558 (Po.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Garnet Wolseley Wickson, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1483.

Sto. P.O. Arthur Nathaniel Wiggins, O.N. 306338 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Albert Wilson, O.N. 287554 (Ch.) (Killed in action.)

Sig. Arthur Wilson, R.N.V.R., O.N. Tyneside Z/7210.

A.B. William Woodhead, O.N. J2076 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Albert Edward Woodley, O.N. 201676 (Dev.).

A.B. George Thomas Worth, O.N. J61680 (Po.).

Dkhnd. Philip Wright, R.N.R., O.N. 3017 S.D.

 

The following officers were mentioned by Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes for services in connection with the preparatory work of the operations:

Rear-Adml. Cecil Frederick Dampier.

Col. (tempy. Brig.-Gen.) Charles Laverock Lambe, C.M.G., D.S.O., R.A.F.

Capt. Alexander Percy Davidson, D.S.O., R.N.

Capt. Herbert Charles John Grant, R.N.

Lieut.-Col. Frederick Crosby Halahan, M.V.O., D.S.O., R.A.F.

Maj. (tempy. Lieut.-Col.) Peregrine Forbes Morant Fellowes, D.S.O., R.A.F.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Macleod Gamul Arthur Edwards, R.N.

Staff Payr. Walter Clifford Northcott, R.N.R.

Payr. (act. Staff Payr.) Alec Ernest Haine, R.N.

Lieut. Ivan Bromhead Franks, R.N.

Lieut. Frank Croome Archer, R.N.V.R.

 

Special Promotions for Service in Action.

 

The following promotion has been made, to date the 23rd April, 1918:

 

Cdr. (act. Captj) Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, R.N., to be Capt.

 

Other special promotions and notations for early promotion were announced in the London Gazette of the 21st May, 1918. Statements of the services of the officers concerned are as follows:

 

Cdr. Ralph S. Sneyd, D.S.O., R.N. This officer commanded the "Thetis," and was the senior officer and leader of the three Zeebrugge Blockships. "Thetis" forced her way through the net obstruction protecting the inner harbour, by which both her engines were brought up. Her way carried her to the west side of the Channel, where she settled on the bottom in a sinking condition, due to the enemy's fire. Commander Sneyd, seeing it was impossible to take the ship further, blew the charges to make salvage of the vessel impracticable. In this position, while still under heavy fire, and himself wounded, he gave valuable directions which ensured "Intrepid" and "Iphigenia" taking up the positions in which they were ordered to be sunk, and did not abandon his own ship until he was satisfied that he could be of no further assistance in attaining the objective.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Robert R. Rosoman, R.N. Was First Lieutenant of "Vindictive," and, in the absence of his Captain, who was employed on the Vice-Admiral's Staff, at Dover, was mainly responsible for the very complete preparation of the ship for the special service required. He set a magnificent example during the action, and refused to leave the conning position during the return voyage, though shot through both legs.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Hiibert E. Gore-Langton, R.N. Was in command of "Phoebe." When "North Star" was disabled, he handled his vessel with conspicuous gallantry under heavy fire. He repeatedly circled round "North Star" making smoke screens, and under their cover he towed her out of action. The hawser being shot away, he stood by "North Star" and took off all the survivors.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Henry N. M. Hardy, D.S.O., R.N. Was in command of "Sirius." Although the ship did not actually reach her objective, she stood in to the shore in the face of tremendous fire from the batteries, the wind having shifted and driven back the smoke screen at a critical moment. After the ship had been sunk and abandoned, he returned to look for the engineer officer, who was thought to have been left behind. He at once volunteered on hearing that  another operation was in contemplation.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Friancis H. Sandford, D.S.O., R.N. This officer's staff work in the preparation of the demolition arrangements generally, and in the fitting out of submarines particularly was invaluable. He carried out the rescue of the crew of submarine C.3., by means of a service picket boat, in which, he covered 170 miles during the voyage to and from the Belgian coast.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Bryan F. Adams, R.N. Was in command of "A" Company of the Grand Fleet storming parties. Was amongst the first to land on the mole, and remained there the whole time, behaving with great coolness and bravery. He was the senior surviving officer of the Grand Fleet contingent at Zeebrugge, consisting of 10 officers of whom 5 were killed and 2 wounded.

 

Sub-Lieut. Felix E. Chevallier, R.N. Was in command of Nos. 1 and 3 parties of demolition party in ''Daffodil.'' He proceeded with great bravery and determination over the bows of "Daffodil," as the duties of that vessel prevented her going alongside the "Vindictive" as intended.

 

Sub-Lieut. Dudley A. Babb, R.N. Navigating officer of "Intrepid." By his bravery and cheerfulness throughout the action set a fine example to his men.

 

Sub-Lieut. Angus H. Maclachlan, R.N. ("Brilliant").  Showed great coolness throughout the operation, and set a fine example to his men by his bravery under heavy fire. He at once volunteered on hearing that another operation was in contemplation.

 

Gnr. John H. Cobby, R.N. ("Vindictive"). Was employed in the most exposed positions, assisting in placing brows and mole anchors, disembarking and re-embarking storming parties, securing "Daffodil" in place, and carrying the wounded below. Displayed throughout an entire disregard of personal danger and high qualities of initiative and resource.

 

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. William A. Bury, R.N. ("Vindictive"). During the preparation of the expedition this officer worked with untiring energy and exceptional ability, not only in his own department, but in every possible way in which he could assist other departments in furthering the general interests of the enterprise. When "Vindictive" was alongside the mole, he displayed great bravery in helping to bring in the wounded, and in generally assisting the medical staff.

 

Ch. Art. Engr. Frederick Steed, R.N. ("Phoebe"). Remained in the engine room during the whole of the operation, rendering great assistance by the prompt way in which he obeyed all orders from the bridge. Set a very good example to his men below by his bravery and devotion to duty in a position of considerable danger under heavy fire.

 

Eng. Sub-Lieut. Edgar V. Meikle, R.N. ("Intrepid"). Rendered invaluable services throughout the preparation for and during the operation. It became necessary to blow the sinking charges before he could get out of the engine room. He displayed the most admirable spirit throughout.

 

Art. Eng. Percy R. Brooker, R.N. ("North Star"). Behaved splendidly when his ship was hit in the engine room and boiler room, all the boilers being put out of action and the engine room wrecked. He endeavoured with great courage to repair the damage, working in a thick and suffocating smoke, under very difficult conditions, until the ship was sinking under his feet, and had to be abandoned.

 

Staff-Surg. James McCutcheon, M.B., B.A., R.N. ("Vindictive"). Was the Senior Medical Officer of the force. It would be difficult to exaggerate the splendid qualities displayed by this officer. He organised the medical arrangements excellently, and imbued his subordinates with a fine spirit, and by his own personal skill and attention contributed to the saving of the lives of many gallant officers and men.

 

Surg. Henry St. C. Colson, M.B., R.N. Was attached to the R.M. storming party. Worked for many hours under the greatest disadvantages in gas fumes and by the light of a torch only with the utmost devotion to duty.

 

Maj. Bernard G. Weller, D.S.C., R.M.L.I. Did invaluable work in the training of personnel and preparation of material for the R.M. storming party. The Lieutenant-Colonel and Second-in-Command of the party having been killed before landing, the command devolved on Major Weller, who directed the landing on the mole and the reembarkation in a very gallant manner.

 

Capt. Edward Bamford, D.S.O., R.M.L.I. For services see announcement of award of Victoria Cross above.

 

Capt. Arthur R. Chater, R.M.L.I. For services see announcement of. award of D.S.O. above.

 

Sub-Lieut. George L. Nicolle, R.N.R. Was in command of a Coastal Motor Boat detailed to approach Ostend Harbour for the purpose of locating the entrances and laying calcium light floats. Remained within close range of the shore under very heavy fire until he observed both "Brilliant" and "Sirius " ashore, when he proceeded to their vicinity with the intention of picking up survivors.

 

Act. Sub-Lieut. (Act.) Peter B. Clarke, R.N.R. For services see announcement of award of D.S.C. above.

 

Mid. Henry C. P. Clifford, R.N.R. Showed great coolness under heavy fire with a Coastal Motor Boat which attacked Zeebrugge mole at close range.

 

Mid. John P. Wheeler, R.N.R. Second in Command of the Coastal Motor Boat detailed to attack enemy craft inside Zeebrugge mole. Performed his duties in a most cool and efficient manner under very heavy fire.

 

Asst. Payr. Edward J. L. Young, R.N.R. Did good work in assisting the wounded in exposed positions, and showed an admirable bearing throughout.

 

Cdr. Ion H. Benn, D.S.O., M.P., R.N.V.R. The Senior Officer in the R.N.V.R. in the Dover Patrol. By his energy and fine spirit he inspired the officers and men of the Motor Launches with devotion to duty and readiness for self-sacrifice. During the engagement he was in Motor Launch 582, in one of the most inshore berths, and went alongside "Brilliant" under very heavy fire, after she had grounded.

 

Act. Lieut.-Cdr. William W. Watson, R.N.V.R. (Motor Launch 105). Led the Eastern Division of Motor Launches at Ostend, and it was largely due to his good judgment and initiative that the smoke screen was so successful.

 

Act. Lieut.-Cdr. Lionel S. Chappell, D.S.C., R.N.V.R. (Motor Launch 558). Showed great coolness and good judgment under heavy fire. His Motor Launch was damaged by shell fire in screening "Iris II." by smoke screen in the retirement.

 

Act. Lieut.-Cdr. Keith R. Hoare, R.N.V.R. For services see announcement of award of D.S.O. above.

 

Act. Lieut.-Cdr. Jean L. Miéville, R.N.V.R. (Motor Launch 280).

Act. Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur G. Watts, R.N.V.R. (Motor Launch 239).

Lieut. Alec E. Dixon, R.N.V.R. (Motor Launch 258).

Lieut. Geoffrey H. Drummond, R.N.V.R. (Motor Launch 254).

Leaders of smoke units, and by their skill and judgment contributed to the great success of the smoke screen in their section.

 

Lieut. Edward Hilton Young, M.P., R.N.V.R. Was severely wounded in the right arm at the commencement of the action, but continued to encourage and direct the men with absolute indifference to suffering or danger.

 

Lieut. Raphael Saunders, R.N.V.R. (Motor Launch 128). Volunteered for rescue work, but owing to a breakdown in his engines, did not arrive in time. He, however, went in and took off the crew of Motor Launch 424, when that vessel was sinking, under heavy fire.

 

Lieut. Roland Bourke, R.N.V.R. For services see announcement of award of D.S.O. above.

 

Lt. Percy T. Dean, R.N.V.R. For services see announcement of award of V.C. above.

 

Sub-Lieut. Thomas Turnbull, R.N.V.R. Second in Command of Motor Launch 556. When this vessel was in an extremely exposed position for several hours, he set a splendid example to his crew, and materially assisted in the maintenance of the smoke screen at this dangerous point.

 

Sub-Lieut. William Scott, R.N.V.R. Showed great coolness and steadiness under fire in Motor Launch 397, and rendered most valuable assistance to his commanding officer throughout the operations.

 

Lieut. Theodore F. V. Cooke, R.M.L.I.

Act. Capt. Reginald A. Dallas Brooks, R.M.A.

Cdr. Edward O. B. S. Osborne, R.N.

Cdr. Alfred E. Godsal, R.N.

For services see announcement of award of D.S.O. above.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Frank G. Bramble, R.N. ("Vindictive").  Was of the greatest assistance in looking after the gunnery requirements of the squadron, and had charge of the port battery of 6 inch gun in "Vindictive" where he was wounded.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Francis E. B. Haselfoot, R.N. Borne for surveying duties on the staff of the Vice-Admiral Commanding, Dover Patrol, and did invaluable work during the past few months in connection with this operation and the bombardments of the Belgian Coast generally, having frequently been under fire. On the night of the 22nd-23rd April rendered valuable services on board "Attentive."

 

Lieut. Harold G. Campbell, R.N.

Lieut. Stuart S. Bonham-Carter, R.N.

For services see announcement of award of D.S.O. above.

 

Lieut. Richard D. Sandford, R.N. For services see announcement of award of V.C. above.

 

Lieut. Arthur E. P. Welman, R.N.

Lieut. Edward W. Billyard-Leake, R.N.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Ronald C. Boddie, R.N.

For services see announcement of award of D.S.O. above.

 

Eng. Lieut. Wilfred Long, R.N.

Mate (E.) Sydney G. West, R.N.

Surg. Frank P. Pocock, M.C., R.N.

For services see announcement of award of D.S.C. above.

 

Lieut. Archibald Dayrell-Reed, D.S.O., R.N.R. In command of a Coastal Motor Boat. Showed great coolness under heavy fire, commencing and maintaining a most satisfactory smoke screeen across the harbour entrance throughout the whole operation, thereby contributing greatly to the success of the operation.

 

Mid. Felix J. Mossop, R.N.R. Second in Command of a Coastal Motor Boat during the attack made by this boat on vessels inside the mole at Zeebrugge. Displayed great coolness, and rendered valuable assistance in finding the entrance through the boom at the harbour entrance, and sighting the destroyer which was attacked.

  

 


 

 

30813 - 23 JULY 1918

 

War Office, 26th July, 1918.

 

His Majesty the KING (is) pleased to approve of the following Awards to the undermentioned Officers and Warrant Officers, in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field:

(including)

 

Awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

 

T./Lt.-Cmdr. Archibald  Walter Buckle, D.S.O., R.N.D., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a battalion. He repelled the enemy's attack, organised a counter-attack, and drove the enemy completely out of the menaced area. It was largely due to his courage, initiative and leadership that this important success was obtained. (D.S.O. gazetted 4th March, 1918.)

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order. 

 

T./Comdr. Daniel Marcus William Beak, M.C., R.N.D., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a night attack by the enemy the right flank of his division was left in a dangerous position. He arranged for a flank to be formed in that direction, and subsequently covered the retirement of two brigades with a composite rear-guard which he organised and commanded. His initiative and presence of mind greatly assisted in extricating these brigades from a very difficult situation. Throughout, the skilful handling of his battalion was particularly noticeable. 

 

Maj. (A./Lt.-Col.) Noel Stanley Clutterbuck, R.M.L.I. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when he handled his battalion in a most skilful manner during a successful counterattack, when the whole of the lost ground was regained he personally led the attack, which was organised with great promptitude.

 

Maj. (A./Lt.-Col.) Edward  Keeling Fletcher, R.M.L.I. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when, by a personal reconnaissance, which proved to be invaluable, he discovered that a gap had been made on the right flank of his battalion, and he dealt with the situation promptly; and again, on the following morning, when he led a successful counter-attack, which regained all the lost ground. 

 

Awarded a Bar to the Military Cross.

 

T./Sub-Lt. Basil Bedsmore Rackham, M.C., R.N.D., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although suffering from the effects of gas he remained at duty, and materially assisted in keeping the battalion together. It was only when the enemy's advance had been held up, and he was directly ordered to do so, that he went to hospital. (M.C. gazetted 26th March, 1917.) 

 

Awarded the Military Cross

 

T./Sub-Lt. (A./Lt.) Horace John Arnold,  R.N.D., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when acting as rearguard during a withdrawal. His skilful manoeuvring of his company under heavy machine-gun fire covered both his own battalion and other units of the Division. He displayed great courage and initiative while carrying this out, and throughout the operations did much to maintain the morale of the troops. 

 

T./Capt. Francis Geoffrey Eliot, R. Marines. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in handling his transport with great ability and go, controlling the supply of ammunition, rations, water, and stores, often under fire, yet always delivering the supplies to troops in the immediate presence of the enemy, and extricating his vehicles in the midst of confusion and congestion with the utmost skill and courage. It was in great measure due to his efforts that the withdrawal was carried out so successfully. 

 

T./Sub-Lt. (A./Lt.) Max Medforth Hirschfeld, R.N.D., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all communications had broken down, he organised a series of patrols and messengers, by means of which touch was regained with the units of the brigade at a very critical time. In addition to making excellent arrangements, he showed the greatest skill and courage in leading one of these patrols through heavy shell fire to the unit it was most necessary to warn. 

 

T./Sub-Lt. Horace Alfred Marlow, R.N.D., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a company. He maintained posts in a village throughout the night and so prevented the enemy from establishing himself therein. Later, he also displayed great qualities of leadership and contributed in no small degree to the safe withdrawal of his company under heavy machinegun fire. 

 

T./Lt. John William Middleton, R. Marines. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He performed the duties of transport officer with great ability, never failing to bring the transport up and thus ensuring regular supplies. On more than one occasion, although in close contact with the enemy and at great risk, he came through with rations and also with ammunition. 

 

T./Sub-Lieut. Arthur Alfred Oldham, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy attempted to establish a post close to our line, he jumped out of the trench and with one man drove the enemy away, taking one prisoner and dispersing the remainder. This action undoubtedly facilitated our withdrawal the same night. 

 

T./S.-Lt. (A./Lt.) Keith Everard Pearson, R.N.D., R.N.V.R., attd. M.G.C. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while attached, with four guns, to an infantry company under orders to counter-attack. He succeeded in taking his guns forward under intense shell fire to the best position obtainable, and after all the officers of the company had become casualties he took command, and led the company to their objective. His fearlessness and intiative were the admiration of all. 

 

T./Sub-Lt. Frederick John Philp, R.N.D., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At night time, when an enemy patrol had got into a village, he displayed great courage and initiative in getting together his headquarters' signallers, runners and batmen, and dispersing the patrol. Afterwards he collected all available headquarters' details and formed control posts at the entrance and exits of the village, thus denying the village to the enemy until a defensive flank had been made. Throughout the whole operations his dogged tenacity and cheerfulness greatly assisted to maintain the moral of those around him. 

 

T./Lt. Frederick Angelo Proffitt, R. Marines. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After the enemy had broken through on the flanks and had captured the front line, he continued with his company to offer a stubborn resistance, and, although quite isolated, held the position until he finally withdrew in good order, closely pressed by the enemy. Later, he rendered the most valuable assistance and was largely responsible for the success of a counter-attack.  

 

T./Lt. Harold Algernon Sawyer, R.N.D., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When communications had been cut and the situation was very obscure, he volunteered to go forward, and in spite of heavy machine-gun fire succeeded in reaching the battalion, to whom he gave instructions. Later in the night, he again showed splendid grit and determination in his daring efforts to reach the front line. 

 

T./Lt. Percy Albert Shepherd, R.N.D. R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack on enemy machine-gun positions. In spite of the difficult nature of the attack, which took place through a dense wood, he showed great skill and initiative in the handling of his company, so that the enemy were outflanked and forced to retire, leaving a machine gun behind them. 

 

T./Lt. Percy Albert Shepherd, R.N.D. R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack on enemy machine-gun positions. In spite of .the difficult nature of the attack, which took place through a dense wood, he showed great skill and initiative in the handling of his company, so that the enemy were outflanked and forced to retire, leaving a machine gun behind them. 

 

Sub.-Lt. Percy Jack Smith, R.N.D., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as battalion signalling officer. During a rearguard action he maintained communication with the withdrawing troops under heavy shell and machine-gun fire; and by keeping Battalion Headquarters informed as to the situation of the enemy's advance he ably assisted in extricating the battalion from a very precarious position.

 

T. /Capt. Rawden Henry Pitt West, R. Marines. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while performing the duties of Adjutant to the battalion. Although suffering acutely from gas poisoning, he performed his duties with great ability, and it was largely due to him that the battalion was enabled to withdraw in good order when instructed to do so.  

 

 


 

 

30817 - 26 JULY 1918

 

War Office, 27th July, 1918.

 

His Majesty the KING (is) pleased to approve of the undermentioned rewards for distinguished service in connection with Military Operations in East Africa. Dated 3rd June, 1918:

(including)

 

Awarded the Military Cross.

T./Lt. James Campbell Morrison Guy, R. Mar. Arty. (temp. attd. Stokes Gun Bty.).  

  

 


 

 

30825 - 2 AUGUST 1918

 

Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

 

The KING (is) pleased to give directions for the following promotions in the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George:

 

To be an Additional Member of the First Class, or Knights Grand Cross, of the said Most Distinguished Order:

Admiral the Honourable Sir Alexander Edward Bethell, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., on relinquishing the command of the Plymouth Station.

 

To be an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knights Commanders, of the said Most Distinguished Order:

Rear-Admiral Lionel Halsey, C.B., C.M.G., on relinquishing the post of Third Sea Lord. 

  

 


 

 

30830 - 2 AUGUST 1918

 

War Office, 6th August, 1918.

 

(including)

His Majesty the KING has been graciously  pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the undermentioned Non-commissioned Officers and Men:

Po./17741 Pte. N. Artis, R.M.L.I., T.H. By. (Norwich)

Ch./16167 Pte. E. T. Bell, R.M.L.I. (Broadstairs).

Ply./1068 (S) Pte. G. W. Bell, R.M.L.I. (Greenfield).

Po./652 (S) Cpl. E. Beresford, R.M.L.I. (Chesterfield).

Ply./13042 Sjt. W. D. Croke, R.M.L.I. (Plymouth).

WZ/342 P./O. C. O. Evans, Howe Bn., R.N.V.R. (Newport, Mon.).

Po./16832 Pte. A. S. Green, R.M.L.I. (Portsmouth).

Ply./1093 (S) L./C. E. Holway, R.M.L.I. (Halifax). Ply./11929 Pte. (A./Sjt.) J. Kissock, R.M.L.I. (Craigwood).

Ply./827/S Cpl. I. Larter, R.M.L.I., attd. T.M. By. (Plymouth).

Po./1500 (S) Pte. P. Marshall, R.M.L.I. (Epsom) .

Ply./13941 Cpl. (A./Sjt.) G. J. McCormack, R.M.L.I. (Belfast).

Ply./14352 Pte. (A./Sjt.) H. S. McCullough, R.M.L.I. (Belfast).

KP/266 A./B. J. W. Parkin, Drake Bn., R.N.V.R. (Rotherham).

TZ/3065 A./B. D. Ramsden, Drake Bn., R.N.V.R. (Prestwich).

Ply./12883 Cpl. (A./Sjt.) D. O. West, R.M.L.I. (Ramsgate). 

 

 


 

 

30833 - 6 AUGUST 1918

 

Admiralty, S.W., 7th August, 1918.

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Light Cruisers which attacked Norwegian Convoy on the 17th October, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honour, decoration and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men in recognition of their gallantry in the action between H.M. Torpedo Boat Destroyers "Mary Rose" and "Strongbow'' and three German light cruisers which attacked a convoy on the 17th October, 1917:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Edward Brooke, R.N. In command of H.M.S. "Strongbow," fought a gallant action against overwhelming odds in endeavouring to protect a convoy. He was severely wounded during the engagement.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

Act. Lieut. John Richard Dudley Freeman, R.N. Gallantly performed his duty in charge of a 4-inch gun in H.M.S. "Mary Rose" while in action against superior forces.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.P.O. Herbert Edward Fielder, O.N. 180659 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., George Herbert Routley, O.N. 272367 (Ch.).

 

The following Officers and Men were mentioned in despatches for their services in this engagement:

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles Leonard Fox, R.N. (Killed in action.)

Eng.-Lieut.-Cdr. William Howie Cleghorn, R.N. (Killed in action.)

Eng.-Lieut.-Cdr. Stephen Brown, R.N. (Killed in action.)

Lieut. Anthony James Bavin, R.N. (Killed in action.)

Surg.-Prob. Ivan Curror Christie Barclay, R.N.V.R. (Killed in action.)

Act. Lieut. Rupert Warden James, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Arthur John Purey Cust, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Frederick William Marsh, R.N.V.R.

Gnr. (T.) Isaac Hancock, R.N. (Killed in action.)

Gnr. (T.) Alexander Wesley Stephens, R.N.

Mid. Michael Lorenzo Pollastrini R.N.R. (Killed in action.)

A.B. William Alfred Ooates, O.N. 215078 (Ch.).

Sig. Arthur Edwin George Coxhill, O.N. J33681 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. John Ingram, O.N. 284222 (Ch.). (Killed in action.)

C.P.O. Robert Edward Perkins, O.N. 175303 (Ch.). (Killed in action.)

P.O. Arthur John Read, O.N. 237122 (Ch.).

P.O. Walter Webb, O.N. 191348 (Ch.).

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Honours for Services In Action With Enemy Submarines.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut. Richard Ivor Pulleyne, D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut. Charles Loftus Tottenham, R.N.R.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Eng.-Lieut. Edward Jones, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. William Philip Lillie, R.N.

Mid. David Henry Millward, R.N.R.

Ch. Skpr. George Herbert Treece Birch, R.N.R., 951 W.S.A.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Ldg. Sea. George Atkinson, O.N.J14020 (Ch.).

A.B. William Richard Brown, O.N. 203661 (R.F.R., Po./B6460). (Since killed.)

C.P.O. William Chard, O.N. 149287 (Ch.).

Sea. John Crorkran, R.N.R., O.N. 8654A.

P.O. Reginald Clyde Smith, O.N. J5688 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A. Alan Tatham, R.N.R., O.N. 1061 E.A.

Dkhnd. William George Thrower, M.M.R., No. 180095.

Ldg. Sea. John Henry Tye, O.N. J14921 (Ch.).

Lance-Corpl. Albert Winwood, R.M.L.I., O.N., Ply./16849.

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Maurice Yate Dane, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Edward Stirling Carver, R.D., R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. William Henry Cross, R.N.R.

Art.-Eng. Walter Lee, R.N.

Act. Gnr. Herbert Pearson, R.N.

Act. Ldg. Sea. Frank William Arthurs, R.N.V.R., O.N. (Bristol), Z825.

Gnr. Sidney Mascall Curtis, R.M.A., No. R.M.A./9459 (R.M.A. B/552).

Ldg. Sea. Harold Charles Goodhead, O.N. 216029 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Reginald George Greef, O.N. 201073 {R.F.R., Ch./B2770).

Pte. George Hopps. R.M.L.I., No. Ply./9828 (R.M.R. B/231).

A.B. Alfred Martin, R.N.V.R. O.N. (Tyneside), Z7257.

Lce.-Corpl. Luther Peach. R.M.L.I., No. Po./15282 (R.M.R. B/1404).

Sea. William Rees, R.N.R., O.N. 6986A.

Sea. John Reid, R.N.R., O.N. 5026A.

Sig. Percy Baron Richens, O.N. 237049 (Ch.).

Pte. William Edward Skerry, R.M.L.I., No. Po./12978 (R.'M.R. B/1193).

Sea. George Somers, R.N.R., O.N. 5063A.

P.O. George Richard Tanner, D.S.M., O.X. 196486 (Po.).

Std. Horace Robert Wadley, M.M.R., No. 114759.

Act. Ldg. Sea. Thomas James White, O.N. 206894 (R.F.R., Po./B6856).

Fireman Alfred William Wilkinson, M.M.R., No. 114740.

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Honours for Services in Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honour and medals to the undermentioned Officer and Men:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Roy Neville Suter, R.N. In recognition of the zeal and ability displayed by him as Flag Commander to the Rear-Admiral, Persian Gulf and Mesopotamia, from June, 1917, to May, 1918. Lieut.-Cdr.Suter has served in the trying climate of this station for five years, and took part in many actions whilst in command of H.M.S. "Lawrence."

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.P.O. George Baker, O.N. 174322 (Ch.).

Act. C.P.O. Robert Hugh Davies, O.N. 163281 (Dev.).

P.O. John Garner, O.N. 189651 (Ch.).

S.B.S., 2nd Cl., Laurence Frederick Gibbons, O.N. M1868 (Po.).

Offrs. Std., 1st Cl., Donald Large, O.N. L876 (Po.).

P.O. Richard Seth Lawrence, O.N. 165596 (Ch.).

P.O. Albert May, O.N. J3428 (Ch.).

Yeo. Sigs. Hamlet Augustus Millward, O.N. 227730 (Ch.).

C.P.O. John Moore, O.N. 183630 (Dev.).

Act. C.P.O. Arthur Reece, O.N. 126927 (Po.).

A.B. Charles Rumbolds, O.N. 211924 (Ch.).

S.B.S., 2nd Cl., Ernest George Seagars, O.N. M4760 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Henry Thomas Wakeford, O.N. 167246 (Po.).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Eng.-Cdr. Francis Blake O'Dogherty, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Albert Siegmund Elwell-Sutton, R.N.

Maj. St. George Frederick Gordon Caulfield, R.M.A.

Eng.-Lieut. Carl Rousey Leopold Bergner, R.N. (Eng.-Lieut., R.I.M.).

Surg. James Percy Shorten, D.S.C., R.N.

Payr. Harold Gray King, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Edward Douglas Lyon-Brown, R.N. (Lieut., R.I.M.).

Warrt. Shipwt. William Brown, R.N.

Sto. P.O. Harry Frank Ayling, O.N. 295749 (Po.).

P.O. Charles Edward Bailey. O.N. 209450 (Ch.).

S.B.A. Jack Bamberg, O.N. M38 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl. (now Act. Art. Eng.), James Kennedy Bowden, O.N. M12524 (Ch.).

A.B. Herbert George Bowditch, O.N. 229122 (Po.).

Act. E.R.A., 4th Cl., William John Chapman, O.N. M14185 (Ch.).

C.P.O. William Thomas Cook, O.N. 168159 (Ch.).

Ship's Std. Thomas Richard Finch Evans, O.N. 346181 (Dev.).

S.B.A. Percy Hardwick, O.N. M7841 (Po.).

Ch. Sto Edward Jesse Harris, O.N. 282793 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Edward Hemsley, O.N. 288752 (Ch.).

P.O. Harry Hutchins, O.N. 229877 (Po.).

Arm.'s Mate. Herman Willie Holden, O.N. M7362 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Frederick Martin, O.N. 295672 (Ch.).

Ldg. Carp. Crew Farquhar Martin, O.N. M15613 (Ch.).

A.B. Charles Tyler Orbell, O.N. J13766 (Po.).

Plumber Ernest Gravatt Phillips, O.N. 343789 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Ernest George Pile, O.N. K384 (Ch.).

P.O. Herbert Ralph, O.N. 221909 (Po.).

Shipwt., 2nd Cl., Andrew Reid, M18049 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A. Thomas Roe, O.N. 270742 (Dev.).

Shipwt., 2nd Cl., Richard Reginald Sainsbury, O.N. 347148 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A. Abram Skyrme, R.N.R., O.N. 1526 E.A.

Ldg. Carp. Crew John Alfred Stevens, O.N. M15496 (Ch.).

Shipwt., 2nd Cl., Charles William Tavener, O.N. M18048 (Ch.).

Ch. Writer Abraham Ernest Taylor, O.N. 345813 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sig. Samuel Thomas, O.N. J21395 (Dev.).

Shipwt., 2nd Cl., Thomas Joseph Thornton, O.N. M18045 (Ch.).

A.B. William Henry Trevor, O.N. S.S.43 (Ch.).

A.B. Harry Western, O.N. 184497 (Dev.).

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honour and decoration to the undermentioned Officers:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Cdr. Cyril Herbert Gordon Benson, R.N. In recognition of great gallantry displayed in carrying out specially dangerous minesweeping operations.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

Lieut. (actg. Capt.) John Herbert Hollingsworth, R.M. In recognition of his services with the Royal Naval and Royal Marine Artillery siege guns in Flanders from November, 1916, to May, 1918. During this period he has displayed great zeal and devotion to duty, and has done very valuable work in ranging the heavy guns mounted in the sector.

 

The following officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Fleet Payr. Lefebvre Hammond, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Claude Methuen Leggatt, R.N.

Lieut. Francis Charles Harrison, D.S.O., R.N.

Lieut. Walter James Tomkins, D.S.C., R.N.R.

C.P.O. William Henry Kemp, O.N. 120344 (R.F.R. Dev./A1302).

Ch. Sto. Albert Manley, O.N. 296618 (Dev.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Kenneth Murchison, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B.1438.

Pte. James Copeland O'Brien, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./17543.

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Honours for the Mercantile Marine.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of decorations and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Man of the Mercantile Marine in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. Andrew Brown.

Capt. Frederick Galway Cadiz.

Capt. Robert Capper (Commander, R.N.R.).

Capt. William James Campbell.

Capt. Joseph Harry Cole.

Capt. Henry Daniel.

Capt. Angus Keith.

Capt. John Lewis.

Capt. McArthur McLean.

Capt. James McNaughton.

Capt. John Roberts.

Capt. George Francis William Sim.

Ch. Off. Stewart Darragh.

Ch. Eng. Andrew Allan.

Ch. Eng. Thomas Boleyn.

Ch. Eng. George Gemmell.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Bos'n David McKay Shannon.

 

The KING has further been graciously pleased to give orders for the publication of the names of the undermentioned Officers and Men in the London Gazette as having received an expression of commendation for their services:

Capt. Harold James Abbey.

Capt. Hugh Montgomerie Beattie.

Capt. John Begg, D.S.C.

Capt. John Brew.

Capt. Thomas Alexander Brown.

Capt. Frederick Helmrich.

Capt. Robert Nixon Hodgson.

Capt. Edwin George Humby, D.S.C.

Capt. George Irwin (Lieutenant-Commander, R.N.R.).

Capt. Charles Henry Jenkins.

Capt. Frederick Thomas Jones.

Capt. William Herbert Jones.

Capt. Frank Kidman.

Capt. Frederick William King.

Capt. James Kinnaird.

Capt. William Alexander McPhail (killed).

Capt. Francis Thomas Mee.

Capt. Arthur James Peters (killed).

Capt. George Alfred Powell.

Capt. Thomas Ryan (killed).

Capt. Edward Mathew Saul.

Capt. William Henry Smith (killed).

Capt. Thomas McComb Taylor, O.B.E.

Capt. James Tully.

Capt. William Williams.

Ch. Offr. Philip Ormond Britten.

Ch. Offr. George Percy Clark.

Ch. Offr. William Donkin.

Ch. Offr. Cecil Relf Grundy.

Ch. Offr. Thomas Davies Lewis.

Ch. Offr. James Charles McCormick.

Ch. Offr. Dudley Fletcher Moore.

Ch. Offr. Augustine William Postle.

Ch. Offr. Harry Chamberlayne Waters

Mate Arthur Hardley.

Mate Edward Parry.

Ch. Engr. Alan Ayers.

Ch. Engr. Frederick Dring.

Ch. Engr. Frederick Graham.

Ch. Engr. Griffith Hughes.

Ch. Engr. Henry Michael Ainsworth London.

Ch. Engr. Robert Milligan.

Ch. Engr. George Bell Poppelwell.

2nd Offr. Allan Macphail.

2nd Engr. Arthur Crawford.

2nd Engr. John Kane.

3rd Engr. Alexander Anderson.

3rd Engr. William Francis Hardy.

Apprentice Alexander Innes.

Apprentice Cuthbert John Ridley.

Bos'n John Jones.

Bos'n James Wishart.

Ship's Cook John Ferguson.  

 

 


 

 

30845 - 13 AUGUST 1918

 

War Office, 16th August, 1918.

 

With reference to the awards conferred as announced in the London Gazette dated 4th Match, 1918, the following are the statements of service for which the decorations were conferred: 

(including)

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

 

T./Lt.-Comdr. Archibald Walter Buckle, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in command of a battalion detailed to counter-attack, he carried out a daring reconnaissance, under extremely heavy artillery fire, enabling him to form sound dispositions, which resulted in the recapture of an important position. Throughout the day his coolness and example inspired all ranks.

 

T./Sub. Lt. Herbert Donaldson, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a company in the front line which was subjected to several intense bombardments, after which the enemy attacked six times. They were driven off on each occasion, and the position was held intact, although one flank was in the air. He worked continually, getting the shattered line into a state of defence, and set his men a magnificent example of courageand determination. When the enemy attacked with liquid flame and forced back his flank a short distance, he led a counterattack which re-established the position and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy.

 

T./Lt. Walter Kilroy Harris, M.C., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy attacked under an intense bombardment and captured his trench, he directed repeated bombing attacks until he had regained half the trench and established block which was hotly contested all day. Towards evening he led a bombing attack along both sides of the trench, which regained the whole position and resulted in the capture of five enemy machine guns. Throughout the day he led his company with great courage and determination under heavy fire, and set them a magnificent example. It was entirely due to his efforts that the position was re-established. 

 

T./Comdr. Henry Brodhurst Pollock. R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great fearlessness and ability in handling his battalion in a most difficult situation during an attack. Under very heavy shell fire he personally superintended the reorganisation of his line, and inspired his men by his example of coolness and gallantry. 

 

Awarded the Military Cross.  

 

T./Sub. Lt. Francis Leo Hall, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a bombing party which cooperated with the counter-attack. He pushed forward with great determination, and was instrumental in driving out the crew of a machine gun, thus greatly assisting in the capture of the trench system.  

 

T./Sub-Lt. John Stewart Kessen, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in command of a platoon during an attack by the enemy, he repelled the first attack, and when eventually driven back by superior numbers, proceeded to establish blocks in the communication trench, led bombing. parties and maintained his ground until the arrival of supports. It was largely owing to his courage and resource that the enemy were prevented from breaking through. 

 

T./Lt. Aubrey Granville Maudsley, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led forward reinforcements and assisted in bombing out parties of the enemy who had penetrated the front line. He took charge of a company in the front line, whose commander was wounded, and held his position against five attacks, inflicting heavy losses on the enemy. The company was subjected to an intense bombardment, and it was largely owing to his determined and courageous example that the line was held intact. 

 

T./Sub-Lt. John Bell Ramwell, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when the enemy attacked his position after an intense bombardment. By his leadership and good judgment he kept his men well under control and drove back the enemy with heavy losses. Though his flank was exposed he maintained his position intact, encouraging his men throughout by his coolness and courage under very heavy fire. 

 

T./Sub-Lt. Tom Simmonds, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led repeated bombing attacks, and, though heavily outnumbered, forced the enemy back and established a bombing block. He held the block with the greatest determination under intense fire for six hours, remaining at his post, though he was wounded. His fearless and courageous leadership was of the greatest value in a most difficult situation. 

 

T./Sub Lt. Frederick Charles Stacey, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a counter-attack on an enemy position he led his platoon with marked courage and determination. On reaching the enemy position he bombed along the trench, driving the enemy before him, and established touch with the battalion on the left. By his fine example and determination the left flank of the attack was secured and the position consolidated. 

 

T./Sub Lt. John Miller Coutts Weir, M.M., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy attacked after an intense bombardment and penetrated part of his line, he kept his men well in hand and fought every inch of ground. He led a counter-attack, drove the enemy back to their own lines, and reorganised the position. He held his ground against several further attacks under heavy fire, and inspired his men throughout by his determined and courageous leadership.

  

 


 

 

30852 - 20 AUGUST 1918

  

Admiralty, 20th August, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Albert Medal for Gallantry in Saving Life at Sea to Commodore Sir James Startin, K.C.B., R.N.R. (Admiral, retired).

 

The account of the services in respect of which the Decoration has been conferred is as follows:

 

An explosion occurred on board H.M. Motor Launch 64, on the 10th June, 1918. Immediately after the explosion Commodore Startin proceeded alongside M.L. 64, the engine-room of which was still burning fiercely. On learning that the engineer was below, he sprang down the hatch without the slightest hesitation, and succeeded in recovering the body practically unaided. In view of the fact that the bulkhead between the engine-room and the forward tanks had been blown down by the force of the explosion, and that the fire was blazing upon the side and on the top of the forward tanks, which are composed of exceedingly thin metal and were consequently liable to burst at any moment, the action of Commodore Startin in entering the engine-room before the fire was subdued showed the utmost possible gallantry and disregard of personal safety. Had the engineer not been past human aid he would undoubtedly have owed his life entirely to the courage and promptitude of Commodore Startin.

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The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Albert Medal for Gallantry in Saving Life at Sea to Lieutenant-Commander Keith Robin Hoare D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.V.R., and Lieutenant Arthur Gerald Bagot, D.S.C., R.N.V.R.

 

The account of the services in respect of which the Decoration has been conferred is as follows:

 

On the 12th April, 1918, an explosion took place in the engine-room of H.M. Motor Launch 356, and the forward tanks burst into flame. The Officer and some of the crew were blown overboard by the explosion, and the remainder were quickly driven aft by the flames, and were taken off in a skiff. By this time the flames were issuing from the cabin hatch aft, and there was much petrol burning on the surface of the water. It was then realised by the crews of adjacent vessels that the aft petrol tanks and ijhe depth charge were being attacked by the fire, and might explode at any moment. At the moment when others were running away, Lieutenant Hoare and Sub-Lieutenant Bagot jumped into their dinghy, rowed to the wreck, got on board, and removed the depth charge, thereby preventing an explosion which might have caused serious loss of life amongst the crowd of English and French sailors on the quay.

 

  


 

 

30859 - 20 AUGUST 1918

 

Admiralty, 23rd August, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Lieutenant Reginald Dundas Merriman, R.I.M., for valuable services in connection with the defence of Kut el Amara.

 

 


 

 

30868 - 27 AUGUST 1918

 

Chancery of the Royal Victorian Order.

 

The KING (is) pleased, on the occasion of His Majesty's recent visit to His Army in the Field, to make the following appointments to the Royal Victorian Order:

 

(including)

To be Member of the Fourth Class.

Commander Reginald St. Pierre Parry, Royal Navy.

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Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens, 27th August, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to make a posthumous award of the Decoration of the Albert Medal in recognition of the gallantry of Reginald Curtis Clayton, an apprentice in the Mercantile Marine.

 

In March last the steamship in which Mr. Clayton was serving was in collision, and a serious fire broke out on board. Mr. Clayton was aft, where the accommodation for the crew was situated. It was his fire-station duty to stand by the flood valve of the magazine; and, in spite of the whole of the deck being in flames, he groped his way through the fire, found the valve, and turned it on to "flood." He received such severe injuries that he succumbed in hospital four days later. Those of the crew who survived no doubt owed their lives to the flooding of the magazine.

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Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens, 26th August, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to make a posthumous award of the Decoration of the Albert Medal in recognition of the gallant conduct of Mr. Robert Coulson, a second engineer in the Mercantile Marine.

 

The steamship in which Mr. Coulson was serving was struck by a torpedo in the stokehold. The engine-room became full of escaping steam, and Mr. Coulson and the fourth engineer were seriously scalded. Instead of making for safety, however, Mr. Coulson, in spite of his injuries, carried the fourth engineer, who was in a helpless condition, up the engine-room ladders to the top platform, out of immediate danger of steam and the inrush of water, and he then himself became exhausted. The chief engineer, who had run to the engine-room from the bridge, assisted both the injured men out of the engine-room, and with help managed to get them into a lifeboat After being landed they were taken to hospital, where both succumbed to their injuries.

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Admiralty, 20th August, 1918.

 

H.M. The KING (is) pleased to confer the R.N.R. Officers' Decoration on the following:

Actg. Cdr. Derwent Simmonds, R.N.R.

Lt.-Cdr. Stephen U. Beauchant, R.N.R.

Lt.-Cdr. Sutton C. Patterson, R.N.R.

Cdr. Reginald M. Partridge, R.N.R.

Lt.-Cdr. Henry Layland, O.B.E., R.N.R.

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Admiralty, 22nd August, 1918.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to confer the R.N.R. Officer's Decoration on Lieut.-Cdr. Robert B. Lyness, R.N.R.

 

 


 

 

30870 - 27 AUGUST 1918

 

OSTEND RAID - HONOURS

NAVAL DESPATCH dated 24 July 1918

 

Admiralty, S.W., 28th August, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Victoria Cross to the undermentioned Officers in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty as described in the foregoing despatch (see Ostend Raid - Honours, Naval Despatch dated 24 July 1918):

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Geoffrey Heneage Drummond, R.N.V.R.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Roland Bourke, D.S.O., R.N.V.R.

 

Lieut. Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley, D.S.C., R.N.

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Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

St. James's Palace, S.W., 28th August, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointment to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, in recognition of the distinguished services mentioned in the foregoing despatch:

 

To be an Additional Member of the Military Division of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said Most Honourable Order:

(Cdr. (Act. Capt.) Ion Hamilton Benn, D.S.O., M.P., R.N.V.R.

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Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.

Downing Street, 28th August, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give directions for the following appointment to the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, in recognition of the distinguished services mentioned in the foregoing despatch:

 

To be an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companions of the said Most Distinguished Order:

Captain Ernest Wigram, R.N., D.S.O.

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Admiralty, 28th August, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of honours, decorations, and medals to the undermentioned Officers, Petty Officers, and men, in recognition of the distinguished services mentioned in the foregoing despatch: 

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Reginald St. Pierre Parry, R.N.

Cdr. William Wordie Watson, R.N.V.R.

Engr.-Cdr. William Archibald Bury, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Jean Louis Miéville, R.N.V.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur George Watts, R.N.V.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Raphael Saunders, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Sir John Meynell Alleyne, Bart., D.S.C., R.N.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Keith Robin Hoare, D.S.O., D.S.C., A.M., R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Arthur Eric Pole Welman, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut. Archibald Dayrell-Reed, D.S.O., R.N.R.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Russell Hamilton McBean, R.N.

Lieut. William Hamilton Bremner, R.N.

Lieut. Albert Lawrence Poland, R.N.

Lieut. Rawsthorne Procter, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Anthony Charles Mackie, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Felix Francis Brayfield, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Allan Lefroy Geddes, R.N.V.R.

Sub-Lieut. George Robertson Shaw, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. James Petrie, R.N.V.R.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut, the Hon. Cecil Edward Robert Spencer, R.N.

Lieut. Cuthbert Francis Bond Bowlby, D.S.C., R.N.

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

P.O. Joseph James Reed, D.S.M., O.N. 230360 (Ch.).

Ldg. Dkhnd. David George Rees, R.N.R., O.N. 3146 S.D.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Ldg. Sto. John Willie Nicholas Akid, O.N. K.5345 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Roger Bailey, O.N. 111004 (Po.).

A.B. Frank John Bore, O.N. J.24770 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., William Carter, O.N. 292476 (R.F.R. Ch./B. 4246).

A.B. John Chambers, O.N. 225973 (Ch.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Edgar Frank Chivers, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1919.

Dkhnd. William George Clark, R.N.R., O.N. 2966 S.D.

Ldg. Sto. Thomas Everitt Chitty, O.N. K.8585 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., George Cross, O.N. K.37963 (Ch.).

Motor Mech. Arthur John Davis, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 2356.

Sto., 2nd Cl., George William Kenneth Elliott, O.N. K.46559 (Ch.).

Ldg. Dkhnd. Walter George Farthing, R.N.R., O.N. 2825 S.D.

Shipwt., 1st Cl., George Frater, O.N. M.8037 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. George Herbert Fryer, O.N. K.5979 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Frederick Gilroy, O.N. S.S. 117139 (Ch.).

Sig. David Heale, O.N. 233488 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Michael Henry, OX 307662 (Dev.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Robert Charles Jeffreys, O.N. 206540 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., William John Johnson, O.N. S.S. 116938 (Ch.).

Ch. Motor Mech. George Jones, R.N.V.R., O.N., M.B. 1131.

Sto. P.O. Samuel John Jordan, O.N. 310625 (Dev.).

Sto., 1st Cl., William Joslin, O.N. K.I 5132 (Ch.).

Ch. Motor Mech. George Kerr, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1747.

Sto., 1st Cl., Edward Largey, O.N. K.26917 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Albert Westly Ling, O.N. 239540 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto. Bernard Whirledge Lowe, O.N. S.S. 111939 (Po.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Eric William McCracken, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1942.

Sto., 1st Cl., Samuel McCracken, O.N. K.7432 (Ch.).

Ldg. Dkhnd. George McGee, R.N.R., O.N. 4177 S.D.

Ch. Motor Mech. Leslie Roy McGinley, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1850.

Ldg. Dkhnd. John Maclean, R.N.R., O.N. 267 S.D.

Ch. Motor Mech. Hugh McMillan, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 834.

Ch. Motor Mech. Leonard Ernest McQueen, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1852.

Ch. Motor Mech. Ernest Seymour Mountain, O.N. M.B. 1217

Ch. Motor Mech. Archibald Murray Macfarlane, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 549.

Sto., 1st Cl., Frank Neville, O.N. K.13235 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. James Percy Newington, O.N. 307026 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., James Norris, O.N. S.S. 105228 (Ch.).

Sto., 2nd Cl., Patrick O'Reilly, O.N. K.44713 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl.,Harold Parr, O.N. 108301 (R.F.R., Dev./B.5749).

Ldg. Sto. Stanley Pearce, O.N. K. 18074 (Dev.).

Mechn. John Pelham, O.N. 307635 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Francis Joseph Pickerell, O.N. M.3343 (Ch.).

Yeo. Sigs. Thomas Pinches, O.N. 218985 (Dev.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Charles Potter, O.N. 188035 (Ch.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Robert Rae, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 676.

Sto. P.O. James Relf, O.N. 302366 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Ernest Edward Robertson, O.N. J.2307 (Ch.).

Sto., 2nd Cl., Frederick Charles Russell, O.N. K.47238 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto. Albert Edward Saunders, O.N. K. 15952 (Ch.).

Air Mech., 1st Cl., Douglas Gordon Smith, R.N.A.S., O.N. F12853.

Sto., 1st Cl., John Henry Statton, O.N. K.24312 (Dev.).

A.B. Victor Vernon Surridge, O.N. 235405 (Ch.).

Dkhnd. Charles Edward Surtees, R.N.R., O.N. 19054 D.A.

Dkhnd. Hugh Sutherland, R.N.R., O.N. 4282 S.D.

Ch. Motor Mech. Fred Clark Talbot, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1140.

Sto., 1st Cl., John Edward Taylor, O.N. K.34589 (Ch.).

Ldg. Dkhnd. George Turner, R.N.R., O.N. 621 S.D.

A.B. Henry Frederick George Wilson, O.N. J.23754 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., William Thomas Wood, K.22062 (Ch.).

 

To Receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal.

E.R.A., 4th Cl., Norman Carroll, D.S.M., O.N. M.17679 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Herbert Cavanagh, D.S.M., O.N. M.1111 (Po.).

Ch. Yeo. Sigs. Daniel Paul Foley, D.S.M., O.N. 191303 (Ch.).

Act. E.R.A., 4th Cl., Herbert Alfred Harris, D.S.M., O.N. M.6218 (Po.).

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Additional Awards for Services in the Operations against Zeebrugge on the Night of the 22nd-23rd April, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the following further awards in addition to those announced in the London Gazette of the 23rd July, 1918:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Act. tempy. Co. Serjt.-Maj. (Warrt. Offr., 2nd Cl.) Ernest Edward Kelly, No. Ch./10068.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Pte. Herbert Claude Proctor, R.M.L.I., No. Po./15762.

Bugler Leonard Francis Guttridge, R.M.L.I., No. Po./16989.

Sergt. William John Thomson, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./15438.

Pte. William James Gilkes, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./15525.

 

 


 

 

30873 - 26 AUGUST 1918

 

War Office, 29th August, 1918.

 

His Majesty the KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the undermentioned Non-commissioned Officers and Men:

(including)

 

TZ/10228 Teleg. R. Goldsbrough, R.N.V.R. (Bradford).

 

 


 

 

30876 - 30 AUGUST 1918

 

Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens, 28th August, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to award the Decoration of the Albert Medal upon Mr. Charles McKenzie, a chief officer in the Mercantile Marine.

 

A violent explosion, followed by a fire, occurred in one of the holds of the steamship in which Mr. McKenzie was serving, which had a cargo of petroleum and case oil. Four men were in the hold at the time, and received serious injuries. Mr. McKenzie, who was on duty at the top of the hold, immediately rushed down, regardless of the possibility of further explosions, found the ship's carpenter, and assisted him to a sling, by means of which the man was hauled up on deck. Mr. McKenzie then searched the hold again and rescued a seaman in the same way. Both men, however, subsequently died of their injuries. Mr. McKenzie also found the third man, who was badly burnt, and assisted him to mount the ladder. The fourth man managed to escape by his own exertions

 

 


 

 

30900 - 13 SEPTEMBER 1918

 

Admiralty, S.W., 14th September, 1918.

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations, and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men for services in action with enemy submarines:

 

To receive the Victoria Cross.

 

Lieut. Harold Auten, D.S.C., R.N.R.

 

 

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut. Oliver North, R.N.

Lieut. Geoffrey Howard Barnish, R.N.R.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut. Guy D'Oyly-Hughes, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. John Alun Pennington Legih, R.N.

Lieut. Cyril Whichelo Bower, R.N.

Lieut. Gerald Roger Cousins., R.N.

Lieut. Alan Duncan Leslie Macpherson, R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Mallorie Coleman, R.N.

Lieut. John William Townsley, R.N.R.

Lieut. Louis Edgar Workman, R.N.R.

Actg. Lieut. Edward John Grey, R.N.R.

Surg. Prob. George Edward Strahan, R.N.V.R.

Asst. Payr. Athol Dalston Davis, R.N.R.

Actg. Sub-Lieut. (Actg.) George Samuel Anakin, R.N.R.

Art. Eng. Charles Palmer, R.N.

Skpr. Richard Brouckxon, R.N.R., 408 W.F.S.

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

Offr's Std., 2nd Cl., Reginald John Starling, O.N. L6027 (Dev.).

A.B. Samuel James Livingstone, O.N. J 39103 (Dev.).

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Ldg. Dkhnd. William Edward Bennett, R.N.R., O.N. 2047 S.D.

P.O. Percy Edward Coulter, O.N. 236379 (Ch.).

A.B. Ernest Edward Gumming, O.N. 179623 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Thomas Robinson Cunningham, O.N. J74831 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. William Karl Davies, O.N. 197S94 (Dev.).

P.O. Cyril George Day, O.N. 216962 (Fo.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Arthur John Early, O.N. M.4225 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Frederick Frost Ferguson, O.N. J.6295 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., William Field, O.N. 272006 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Francis Joseph Fowler, O.N. 271434 (Ch.).

Actg. Ldg. Sea. Walter Norman Gooderidge, R.N.V.R., O.N. (Bristol) Z.5524.

Ch. Sto. Eobert Edward Hodges, O.N. 302479 (Ch.).

Motor Mech. Preston Hoggan, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B.2075.

C.P.O. Morgan James, O.N. 132543 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. William Liddycoat, O.N. 280421 (Dev.).

P.O. William Austen Marsh, O.N. 193267 (Ch.).

Sig. Vernon Harry Morton, O.N. J.30272 (Ch.).

W.T. Op., 1st Cl., Abraham Gates, R.N.R., O.N. 349 W.T.S.

P.O. Ernest Offord, O.N. 234565 (Ch.).

E.R.A. James Nesbitt Reed, R.N.R., O.N. 1163 E.A.

Ldg. Cook's Mate William Edward Seagle, O.N. M.1981 (Po.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Harold Skelton, O.N. M.11477 (Dev.).

P.O. William James Spinner, O.N. 217540 (Ch.).

P.O. George Sweeny, O.N. 201030 (Dev.).

Pte. Benjamin Trowse, R.M.L.I., O.N. Ch./13974 (R.F.R. Ch. B.1452).

E.R.A., 1st Cl., George Christopher Waldron, O.N. 270532 (Dev.).

A.B. William Thomson Wann, O.N. J.24809 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. William Williams, R.N.R., O.N. 3504 C.

 

To be awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.P.O. William Butland, D.S.M., O.N. 148467 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. James McHardy, D.S.M., O.N. J. 10485 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Louis David Snell, D.S.M., O.N. 311582 (Dev.).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. Cecil Reginald Ade Newby, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut, (actg. Lieut.-Cdr.) Robert Love Alexander, D.S.O., R.N.R.

Lieut. Frederick Albert Richardson, D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut. Eric Paul Vivian, R.N.

Lieut. William Devlin, R.N.R.

Lieut. Guy Overton, R.N.R.

Actg. Lieut. Stephen Reginald Sunnucks, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. William Mather Young, R.N.V.R.

Actg. Sub-Lieut. Edward Arnold Ritson, R.N.R.

Gnr. (T) Albert Edward Pitts, R.N.

Actg. Gnr. Arthur James Bennett, R.N.

Actg. Gnr. Herbert Walter Kemp, R.N.

Actg. Gnr. William Mulrooney, R.N.

Art. Eng. (now Ch. Art. Eng.) Job Barnard Bucknall, R.N.

Mid. Hugh Nevill Jackson, R.N.R.

Skpr. George Noel, R.N.R., 466 W.S.A. (Died of wounds as prisoner of war.)

Arm's. Crew Harry Banks, O.N. M. 15307 (Dev.).

Ord. Sea. Watson Bell, R.N.V.R., O.N. Palace, Z3585.

Ldg. Sto. William John Board, O.N. 231253 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Arthur George Bolt, O.N. 305241 (Dev.).

P.O. William Adam Botham, O.N. 217897 (Ch.).

Sea. John Edward Brodigan, R.N.R., O.N. 3150 B.

Ldg. Sig. Albert Ernest Callaway, O.N. J.6814 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Richard William Carey, O.N. 311916 (Ch.).

Mech. Edward Chapman, O.N. 285926 (Ch.).

P.O. Frank Robert Croucher, O.N. 192036 (Fo.).

A.B. Albert John Edwards, O.N. J.32247 (Ch.).

P.O., 1st Cl., William Castilla Ellen, O.N. 189248 (Ch.).

Dkhnd. Frank Evans, R.N.R., O.N. 693 D.A.

Actg. Ldg. Sto. Andrew Gibson, O.N. 228239 (Dev.).

P.O. William Gray, O.N. 235853 (Ch.).

Dkhnd. Cyril James Green, R.N.R., O.N. 13001 D.A.

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Jonathan Green, O.N. M.5708 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., William James Hamilton, O.N. 293070 (Ch.).

P.O. Richard Healy, O.N. 222359 (Po.).

C.P.O. William Hexter, O.N. 159153 (Dev.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Thomas Henry Humphreys, O.N. K. 14672 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. Robert Jackson, D.S.M., O.N, J. 14828 (Dev.).

A.B. James Gordon Lawrence, O.N. J.26878 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Thomas Lewis, O.N. 305557 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Stephen Warren Howard Love, O.N. J.954 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Henry McGrath, R.N.R., O.N. 2517 C.

Ord. Sea. Frank Moore, O.N. J.51883 (Ch.).

Sea. James Norman, R.N.R., O.N. 2153'C.

Sea. John Roberts, R.N.R., O.N. 3559 C.

Ldg. Sea, James Schofield, O.N. J. 15853 (Dev.).

Shipwt., 2nd Cl., Albert Edward Scott, O.N. M.23217 (Dev.).

A.B. Alfred Henry Wallace Stainer, O.N. J.40422 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Frederick Ernest Stanyard, O.N. M.2434 (Ch.).

Sea. William Sutherland, R.N.R., O.N. 7811 A.

P.O. Ernest Charles Tibbals, O.N. 216984 (Po.).

Sea. Alexander Gray Watson, R.N.R., O.N. 7066.A.

Sto. P.O. Henry Ernest Woodland, O.N. 297947 (Po.).

A.B. Tom Williams, M.M.R., No. 928353.

 

Honours for Services in Action with the "Goeben" and "Breslau" in January, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men in recognition of their services on the occasion of the sortie of the "Goeben" and "Breslau" from the Dardanelles on the 20th January, 1918:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Lieut-Cdr. Joseph Bernard Newill, R.N. (H.M.S. "Tigress"). For the great skill and gallantry displayed by him in handling his ship in the presence of a greatly superior enemy force and under heavy fire. He performed most efficiently his main duty of shadowing the enemy and reporting his movements. He proceeded into the minefield to engage a superior force of enemy destroyers and drove them back to their base. He again entered the minefield at great risk to his ship, and gallantly rescued 162 survivors of the "Breslau" whilst still being fired on from shore batteries.

 

Lieut. Norman Albert Gustave Ohlenschlager, R.N. (H.M.S. "Lizard"). He showed great skill and gallantry in handling his ship in the presence of a greatly superior enemy force and under very heavy fire. He performed most efficiently his main duty of shadowing the enemy and reporting his movements. He proceeded into the minefield to engage a superior force of enemy destroyers and drove them back to their base. He again entered the minefield at great risk to his ship, and gallantly rescued 162 (sic) survivors of the " Breslau " whilst still being fired on from shore batteries.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

Lieut. Frederick Faulkner, R.N. (H.M.S. "Lizard"). He showed great coolness throughout the action. He got the armament into action against the "Breslau," and later against destroyers, ably and quickly and soon obtained a straddle. He personally took charge of first-aid party, reviving survivors, and made excellent arrangements for the custody of prisoners.

 

Lieut. Arthur Jelfs Cubison. R.N. (H.M.S. "Tigress"). He showed marked ability as gunnery officer of the ship; straddled quickly and hit an enemy destroyer.

 

Flt.Cdr. Ralph Squire Sorley, R.N.A.S. (now tempy. Capt. R.A.F.). For the determined and successful bombing attacks on the "Breslau" and "Goeben" on the 20th January, 1918, and subsequent days, both by day and by night.

 

Surg. James Maurice Harrison, R.N. (H.M. Monitor "M28"). A wounded man having fallen into the water, Surg. Harrison went in after him and kept him afloat until picked up. It was due to his untiring efforts that eight severely wounded cases arrived in good condition at the hospital ship twenty-two hours later.

 

Flt. Lieut. Harry Vernon Worrall, R.N.A.S. (now Hony. Capt., R.A.F.). Made a successful attack on the "Goeben," obtaining a direct hit, although this was his first night flight.

 

Acting Lieut. David Blyth Dun, R.N.R. (H.M. Monitor "M28 "). He was sent by his Captain in the whaler to rescue men in the water. After landing them, although "M28" was visibly on fire, he returned with a volunteer crew, and remained alongside until she blew up, sinking his boat.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Robert Withy Peel, R.N.A.S. (now Lieut., R.A.F.). Carried out a determined and courageous bombing attack on the "Goeben" in the face of attacks from a vastly superior enemy air force.

 

Obs. Sub-Lieut. Frederick Charles Smith, R.N.A.S. (now Lieut., R.A.F.). Acted as observer for Flt. Cdr. Sorley during a determined and successful bombing attack on the "Breslau" on the 20th January, 1918, and also during subsequent day and night attacks on the "Goeben."

 

Skpr. Harry Oliver Hunn, R.N.R., 1145 W.S.A., H.M. Drifter "Anchor of Hope II."

Skpr. Benjamin George Reynolds, R.N.R., 2114 S.A., H.M. Drifter "Supernal."

Remained on patrol in their drifters during the action and made smoke screen in a gallant endeavour to screen H.M. Monitors "Raglan" and "M28," showing great presence of mind and initiative. Both vessels were invaluable in rescuing survivors.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Ldg. Sig. Percy Brewer, O.N. J.16518 (Dev.).

P.O. Teleg. Herbert Downing, O.N. J.307 (Ch.).

Ldg. Carp. Crew. William Edward Dutch, O.N. M.12309 (Ch.).

Ldg. Teleg. David Johns Evans, O.N. J.9947 (Dev.).

P.O. Edwin Pengilley, O.N. 192256 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Reginald George Smith, O.N. K.3252 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A. Edward George Trimmer, O.N. 268683 (Po.).

2nd Hnd. William Thomas, R.N.R., O.N. 4484 D.A.

C.E.R.A. James Danie Watson, O.N. 268761 (Po.).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Lieut.-Cdr. Donald Priaulx Macgregor (killed in action).

Lieut. Melvill Willis Ward, R.N.

Flt. Cdr. Lionel Arthur Hervey, R.N.A.S. (now tempy. Capt., R.A.F.).

Capt. William Robert McBain, M.C., R.F.C.

Sub-Lieut. Garth Henry Fyson Owles, R.N.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Samuel Porter Colt, R.N.A.S. (now Lieut., R.A.F.).

2nd Lieut. Alexander Dalgety Ferguson, Highland L.I., attached R.F.C.

Ch. Writer Vallance Cruttenden, O.N. 347357 (Ch.) (killed in action).

Ldg. Sto. Stephen Joseph Dodge, O.N. 312316 (Ch.).

A.B. Morgan Richard Flynn, O.N. 232778 (Dev.).

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honour, decorations and medal to the undermentioned Officers and Men:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Col. John Markham Rose, R.M.A. For the manner in which he organised and commanded the Royal Marine Artillery unit in German South-West Africa during 1914.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

Tempy. Capt. John Edward Reynolds, R.M. For services with the Royal Marine Artillery Unit in German South-West Africa during 1914.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Thomas Hinshelwood, R.N.A.S. (now Capt., R.A.F.). For general good work and successful long reconnaissances under fire when serving with the Expeditionary Force in German South West Africa in 1914. Exhibited courage and resource, when compelled to make a forced landing, whilst endeavouring to reestablish touch with the right advance on Olavifontein.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.P.O., 3rd Grade, Alfred John Humphries, O.N. F.547 (now R.A.F.).

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Additional Award for Services in the Operations against Zeebrugge on the Night of the 22nd-23rd April, 1918.

 

The following further award, in addition to those announced in the London Gazette of the 23rd July, 1918, has been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Act. C.P.O. George Cann, O.N. 1740Q2 (Ch.).

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Honours for the Mercantile Marine.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve pf the award, of decorations and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men of the Mercantile Marine in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. Charles Philip Dickens.

Capt. Joseph Marcus Pearson.

Capt. William Robertson.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Capt. Richard Langmaid.

Apprentice Thomas Cuthbert Green.

 

The KING has further been graciously pleased to give orders for the publication of the names of the undermentioned Officers and Men in the London Gazette as having received an expression of commendation for their services:

Capt. John Oscar Theodore Berlin.

Capt. Gilbert Berry.

Capt. James Ri hards Carnon.

Capt. John Charrington.

Capt. Thomas Edmund Cuffley.

Capt. George William Ferris.

Capt. William Bowling Firth.

Capt. James Cecil Alfred Hall.

Capt. Frederick Holt Hobson.

Capt. John McMath, O.B.E.

Capt. Walter James Sturgess.

Ch. Offr. Charles Lawrence Johnstone.

Ch. Offr. Bryce Girvan Murdock.

Ch. Offr. Charles James Owen.

Ch. Offr. John Rogers.

Ch. Offr. Varwell Shears.

Ch. Offr. Frederick Whorrall.

Ch. Engr. George Crombie.

Ch. Engr. Andrew Cunningham.

Ch. Engr. James Feathers.

Ch. Engr. John Hunter.

Ch. Engr. John William West Tyrie.

2nd Offr. Frank Arthur Noel.

2nd Offr. William Robertson.

3rd Offr. Edward Harry Canby.

4th Offr. Albert Duncan Legg.

2nd Engr. Douglas Bertram.

4th Engr. Thomas Wallace.

Bos'n Edward Adams, (Dis. A. 883991).

W.T., Op., Harold Sydney Beach (Dis. A. 838017).

Carp. William Thomas Bentley.

Bos'n Hugh Browne (killed).

Ch. Std. Joseph Arthur Cook.

2nd Std. Arthur Oswald Foxcroft.

A.B. Marquis McAllister (Dis. A. 887112).

A.B. Denis Madden (Dis. A. 566567).

Ch. Std. Frank Lewis Scragg.

Scullery Boy Matthew Robinson (died of wounds).

 

 


 

 

30905 - 17 SEPTEMBER 1918

  

Admiralty, 14th September, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to award the Royal Red Cross Decoration to the undermentioned lady in recognition of her valuable services in connection with the war:

 

Royal Red Cross, 1st Class.

Miss Ellen Kate Finnemore, Matron, Queen Mary's R.N. Hospital, Southend.

 

 


 

 

30909 - 17 SEPTEMBER 1918

 

Admiralty, S.W., 20th September, 1918.

 

Honours for Services in the Auxiliary Patrol, Minesweeping and Coastal Motor Boats, between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Cecil Willis Burleigh, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Stafford Harry Dillon, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Thomas Paul Webb, R.N.R.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut, the Hon. Cecil Edward Robert Spencer. R.N.

Lieut. William Rudolph Slayter, R.N.

Lieut. Richard Francis John Onslow, R.N.

Lieut. Charles Ronald Cameron, R.N.R.

Lieut. George Stuart Thomson, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Hugh Merifield, R.N.R.

Lieut. William John Holland Hall, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Whitefield, R.N.R.

Lieut. Albert Robert Williamson, R.N.R.

Lieut. Duncan Alexander MacKinnon Watt, R.N.R.

Lieut. Grant Rougvie, R.N.R.

Lieut. Hugh Owen, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Victor John Clarke, R.N.R.

Lieut. Louis Whitehead, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Wilson, R.N.R.

Lieut. Theodore John Butler Beard, R.N.R.

Lieut. George Andrew Drummond, R.N.R.

Lieut. Reginald Hubert Foley, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Samuel Rayer, R.N.V.R.

Ch. Skpr. Horace Walter Bristow, R.N.R., 86 W.S.A.

Ch. Skpr. William Henry Maunder, R.N.R., 498 W. S.A.

Ch. Skpr. Thomas May, R.N.R., 141 W.S.A.

Ch. Skpr. Peter Yorston, R.N.R., 1 W.S.A.

Skpr. James Johnston Donaldson, R.N.R., 814 S.A.

Skpr. George Innes, R.N.R., 1380 W.S.A.

Skpr. Jim Ritchie McBeath. R.N.R., 1772 W.S.A.

Skpr. George Henry Rogers, R.N.R., 221 S.A.

Skpr. (now Ch. Skpr.) James Henry Smith (a). R.N.R., 43 W.S.A.

Skpr. (now Ch. Skpr.) William John Thomas, R.N.R., 534 W.S.A.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Engmn. Herbert Baldry, R.N.R., O.N. 4693 E.S.

Engmn. George Batty, R.N.R., O.N. 1557 E.S.

P.O. William George Baxter, R.N.R., O.N. 2099 D.

2nd Hnd. Thomas Edward Blowers, R.N.R., O.N. 2112 S.A.

A.B. George Dalton Bowles, O.N. 233429 (Ch.).

Teleg. Horace Charles Brundan, R.N.V.R. O.N. (Mersey) Z2520.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Sidney George Bunting, R.N.R., O.N. 2995 S.D.

C.P.O. (Mercantile) Walter Carter.

Engmn. Charles Harrison Chapman, R.N.R. O.N. 4441 E.S.

Dkhnd. Thomas Clarke, R.N.R., O.N. 14512 D.A.

2nd Hnd. William Henry Clarke, R.N.R., O.N. 2571 S.A.

Engmn. John Coull, R.N.R., O.N. 3226 E.S

2nd Hnd. Alexander Coull, R.N.R., O.N. 2662 S.A.

2nd Hnd. Charles Davidson, R.N.R., O.N. 1844 D.A.

Shipwt., 1st Cl., William John Davies, O.N. 344865 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Henry Frogley, O.N. 137998 (R.F.R. Po/A3228).

Dkhnd. Frederick John Gayfer, R.N.R., O.N. 8541 D.A.

Dkhnd. John William Grimmer, R.N.R., O.N. 6070 D.A.

Sig. Douglas McDonald Hall, R.N.V.R., O.N. (Clyde) Z7.

C.P.O. Cornelius Lawton, O.N. 109269 (Po.).

Ch. Motor Mech. George Arthur Lock, R.N.V.R., O.N.M.B. 663.

Greaser Robert McCrea, Mercantile Rating.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Alexander Mclnnes, R.N.R., O.N. 890 S.D.

Engmn. George Manthorpe, R.N.R., O.N. 3073 D.A.

2nd Hnd. Herbert Alfred Moss, R.N.R., O.N. 4386 D.A.

Ldg. Sea. Harry William Murray, R.N.R., O.N. 3542  C

P.O., 1st Cl., Walter Henry Mussett, O.N. 167354 (R.F.R., Ch./B815).

Ldg. Dkhnd. James Henry Patterson, R.N.R., O.N. 2509 S.D.

Sea. John Peel, R.N.R., O.N. 4815 A.

Ch. Motor Mech. William John Pittaway, R.N.V.R., O.N., M.B. 1302.

Ch. Motor Mech. Frank Herbert Plumer, R.N.V.R., O.N.M.B. 1375.

Dkhnd. Adam Reid, R.N.R., O.N. 20320 D.A.

C.P.O. John Rid, O.N. 150980 (R.F.R. Dev./A4212.).

P.O. Harold Rooks, O.N. 196424 (R.F.R. Ch./B8145).

Engmn. George William Russell, R.N.R., O.N. 335 E.S.

Act. P.O. Alfred Scammell, R.N.R., O.N. 4671 B.

Engmn. Michael Sheahan, R.N.R., O.N. 79 E.S.

2nd Hnd. Robert Henry Sheriff, R.N.R., O.N. 47 D.A.

Engmn. William Shreeve, R.N.R., O.N. 1722 E.S.

Dkhnd. George Davidson Skinner, R.N.R., O.N. 2208 D.A,

Engmn. William Skinner, R.N.R., O.N. 2218 U.

Dkhnd. Harry Terry, R.N.R., O.N. 12941 D.A.

Ldg. Sea. Henry Richard Thomas, R.N.R., O.N. 2119 D.

Engmn. David Williams, R.N.R., O.N. 581 E.S.

Sig. Thomas Wood, R.N.V.R., O.N. (Tyneside) Z1912.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal.

Act. C.P.O. Charles Stuart Masters, D.S.M., O.N. 178072 (R.F.R., Oh./B5425).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Lieut.-Cdr. Thomas Gilbert Carter, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Claude Preston Hermon-Hodge, D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut. William Alfred Price, R.N.

Lieut. Michael Dennis O'Driscoll, R.N.R.

Lieut. Charles Crawford, R.N.R.

Lieut. Bryce Allan Thomson, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alexander Robinson, R.N.R.

Lieut. David Owen Evans, R.N.R.

Lieut. Arthur William Wenlock, R.N.R.

Lieut. John William Grimston, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alexander James Cook, R.N.R.

Lieut. Charles Frederick Home, R.N.R.

Lieut. Edward Broad, R.N.R.

Lieut. Douglas St. John Duke, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Henry Hughes, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Granville George Keele, R.N.V.R.

Sub.-Lieut. James Milne, R.N.V.R.

Ch. Skpr. Charles Allum, R.N.R., 260 W.S.A.

Skpr. Charles Robert Baker, R.N.R., 1627 W.S.A.

Skpr. Edward Thomas Bowles, R.N.R., 13 S.A.

Skpr. Frank Owen Dale, R.N.R., 117 S.A.

Skpr. Edward Arthur Dixon, R.N.R., 94 W.S.A.

Skpr. James Duthie, R.N.R., 1762 W.S.A.

Skpr. Daniel Dennis McCarthy, R.N.R., 2319 S.A.

Skpr. Alexander Morgan, R.N.R., 1855 W.S.A.

Skpr. James Kennedy Robertson, R.N.R., 11 W.S.A.

Skpr. (now Ch. Skpr.) Alfred Royal, R.N.R., 311 W.S.A.

Skpr. Samuel Shaw, R.N.R., 118 S.A.

Skpr. John Ernest Shepherd, R.N.R., 608 W.S.A.

Engmn. Henry Anderson, R.N.R., O.N. 2464 E S

Dkhnd. William Robert Barker, R.N.R., O.N. 1298 D.A.

Ldg. Sea. William Bennetts, R.N.R., O.N. 1555 D.

Dkhnd. Angus James Brophy, R.N.R., O.N. 6914 D.A.

Dkhnd. William John Buchan, R.N.R., O.N. 16539 D.A.

2nd Hnd. William Ruxton Buchan, R.N.R., O.N. 123 D.A.

2nd Hnd. John Edmund Crawford, R.N.R., O.N. 1946 S.A.

Dkhnd. John Denny, R.N.R., O.N. 3855 D.A.

C.P.O. Walter Dixon, O.N. 147040 (Po.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Reginald John Dominey, R.N.V.R., O.N. MB1182.

Dkhnd. Harry Evans, R.N.R., O.N. 3127 S.D.

Dkhnd. James Buchanan Finlayson, R.N.R., O.N. 8674 D.A.

Sea. Michael Foley, R.N.R., O.N. 8204 A.

Ch. Motor Mech. Ernest James Goodyear, R.N.V.R., O.N. MB1964.

Dkhnd. Eadley Grunnill, R.N.R., O.N. 9958 D.A.

Engmn. Ralph Haslam, R.N.R., O.N. 1174 T.S.

Dkhnd. Harry Hatch, R.N.R., O.N. 1769 S.D.

Engmn. Walter James Hollis, R.N.R., O.N. 2190 E.S.

Dkhnd. David Ingram, R.N.R., O.N. 2419 D.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Percy Charles King, R.N.R., O.N. 2602 S.D.

C.P.O. Peter James Landeryou, O.N. 136735 (R.F.R., Ch./A1478).

Sig. Francis Henry Law, R.N.V.R., O.N. (Tyneside) Z8574.

Engmn. Fred Harper Leighton, R.N.R., O.N. 1967 E.S.

2nd Hnd. Walter Lewis, R.N.R., O.N. 7230 D.A.

Dkhnd. Duncan Macdonald, R.N.R., O.N. 12997 D.A.

2nd Hnd. John McAulay, R.N.R., O.N. 7733 D.A.

Engmn. John McKenzie, R.N.R., O.N. 9 E.S.

Engmn. Duncan McLackland, R.N.R., O.N. 1109 E.S.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Duncan McLennan, R.N.R., O.N. 4531 D.A.

Sea. William Cregol Nicholls, R.N.R., O.N. 6898 A.

W./T. Op., 1st Cl., John Joseph Plunkett, R.N.R., O.N. 164 W.T.S.

Engmn. John Porterfield, R.N.R., O.N. 925 E.S.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Alfred Edwin Reed, R.N.R., O.N. 2279 S.D.

2nd Hnd. (now Skpr.) William Charles Rendlesham, R.N.R., O.N. 838 D.A.

Teleg. Matthew Roberts, R.N.V.R., O.N. (Tyneside) Z1386.

A.B. William Roberts, Mercantile Rating.

Dkhnd. James William Robinson, R.N.R., O.N. 1157 D.A.

A.B. William James Rowe, O.N. J47333 (Ch.).

2nd Hnd. William Rushby Scott, R.N.R., O.N. 348 S.A.

Dkhnd. Thomas Shaw, R.N.R., O.N. 2287 D.A.

Dkhnd. Ernest George Shipley, R.N.R., O.N. 17053 D.A.

Dkhnd. Basil Cyril Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 2965 D.A.

Dkhnd. Samuel James Smooting, R.N.R., O.N. 8508 D.A.

Ch. Motor Mech. Harry Swaine, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 2137.

Sea. William Tait, R.N.R., O.N. 1507 D.

Dkhnd. William Charles Thomas, R.N.R., O.N. 19027 D.A.

P.O., 1st Cl., Fredrick Thrower, O.N. 151795 (Po.).

Ch. Motor Mech. James Hesket Warwick, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1503.

Ldg. Sig. Sydney Walter White, O.N. 199484 (Ch.).

2nd Hnd. William Wilson, R.N.R., O.N. 6462 D.A.

Ldg. Dkhnd. William George Wiseman, R.N.R., O.N. 3384 D.A.

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Honours for Services in Monitors and Destroyers of the Dover Patrol, between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

Tlhe KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Hubert Edwin Gore-Langton, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. William Lindsay Jackson, R.N.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Robin Rampling, R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Richard Hungerford Caldwell, R.N.

Lieut. Kenneth Clarke Kirkpatrick, R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

P.O., 1st Cl., Ernest James Borrott, O.N. 178833 (Ch.).

Yeo. Sigs. Robert Douglas, O.N. 203927 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Norman Isaac Evans Edwards, O.N. M17534 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Alfred Thomas Ellwell, O.N. 310556 (Po.).

Ord. Sea. George Hanson, O.N. S.S. 7482 (Ch.).

A.B. Charles Jeffries, O.N. J38074 (Dev.).

C.P.O. William John Main, O.N. 185676

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., William May, O.N. 270362 (Dev.).

A.B. Albert James Olive, O.N. J14316 (Ch.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Charles William Pitt, O.N. 171734 (Ch.).

Actg. C.P.O. George William Schoon, O.N. 191190 (Ch.).

P.O., 1st Cl., John Caton Spencer, O.N. 207113 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 4th Cl., Joe William Sykes, O.N. M24038 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Albert Edward Woodley, O.N. 201676 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Frank Worthington, O.N. 206924 (Po.).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Capt. Charles William Bruton, R.N.

Cdr. (Actg. Capt.) Edward Altham, R.N.

Lieut. John Hermann Brougham, R.N.

Lieut. William Albert Dumbleton, R.N.

Surg. Prob. George MoCoull, R.N.V.R.

Art. Eng. Charlie Rogers Barter, R.N.

A.B. William Edward Acklam, O.N. J31034 (Ch.).

P.O. William Albert Beer, O.N. 208197 (Dev.).

C.P.O. Harry Paul Bicker, O.N. 158671 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., William Gillespie, D.S.M., O.N. 270080 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Edgar Godfrey Goodere, O.N. J15671 (Ch.).

Shipwt. Charles Griffiths, O.N. 344939 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. George William Hood, O.N. 285777 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Owen Alexander Jones, O.N. 271170 (Po.).

Ldg .Sea. Alexander McCaw, O.N. 224564 (Dev.).

Act. Ldg.Sto. Herbert Padget, O.N. S.S. 113972 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. Frederick George Ruddick, O.N. 292653 (Po.).

P.O. Frederick William Sparks, O.N. 207036 (Po.).

Ord. Teleg. James Watson Turner, O.N. J33902 (Po.).

P.O., 1st Cl., James Charles Wedge, O.N. 171150 (Po.).

C.P.O., John Percy Williams, O.N. 162326 (Dev.).

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Honours for Services in Destroyers of the Harwich Force between the 1st January and the 30th June, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honour, decoration, and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. James Ashton, R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Alban Edward Trevor Tate, R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

A.B. Albert Victor Collins, O.N. J.27628 (Ch.).

P.O. Teleg. Alfred Thomas Whiting, O.N. J.2246 (Ch.).

P.O., 1st Cl., William John Dixon, O.N. 182471 (Ch.).

P.O. Richard Charles Carr, O.N. 136307 (Po.).

P.O. Arthur Edward Kennett, O.N. 183716 (Ch.).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Lieut. Edward Schuyler Rodd Butlin, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) Arthur James Roach, R.N.

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Charles Edward Barlow, O.N. M4609 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. John Diwell, O.N. 279173 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Richard Timothy Harlow, O.N. 305360 (Ch.).

A.B. Harold Scotchmer, O.N. 236435 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Willie Welch, O.N. 270335 (Ch.).

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Honours for Services in Minesweeping Operations between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following decoration and medal to the undermentioned Officer and Man:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Gerald Henry Lee Jones, R.N.R.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Alfred Frank Carter, O.N. M.6318 (Po.).

 

The following Officer and Man have been mentioned in despatches:

Art. Eng. John Dean, R.N.

E.R.A., Ist Cl., William Smith, O.N. 270823 (Dev.).

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Honours for Services in Local Defence Flotillas between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following decoration and medal to the undermentioned Officer and Man:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. William Ahern, R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., John Redmond, O.N. 268700 (Dev.).

 

The following Officers and Man have been mentioned in despatches:

Lieut. Robert Tennant Park, R.N.R.

Gnr. Frederick Thomas Hicks, R.N.

P.O., 1st Cl., Thomas Lewis, O.N. 17678S (Dev.).

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Honours for Services in Vessels employed on Escort, Convoy, and Patrol Duties between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations, and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) Herbert Maynard Denny, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Michael Kavanagh Horsley Kennedy, R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Ernest Beeley, R.N.

Lieut. Archibald Talbot Yardley, R.N.R.

Lieut. Norman John Gibson, R.N.R.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

A.B. Arthur Bishop, O.N. J21181 (Po.).

Act. C.P.O. Albert Edward Ernest Bradley, O.N. 207524 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Albert Butcher, O.N. 309459 (Ch.)

Ldg. Sto. Henry Alexander Clark, O.N. K11414 (Po.),

Sig. Arthur Donald Dicker, O.N. J536.65 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., William Flynn, O.N. 299621 (Dev.).

Ldg. Teleg Sydney Victor Heley, O.N. J19718 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Joseph Newby, O.N. K.16259 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Henry John Pearson, O.N. M432 (Ch.).

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.P.O. John Robert Plummer, O.N. 173750 (Ch.).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Capt. Frank Oswald Lewis, R.N.

Cdr. (act. Capt.) Alfred Bertram Finch Dawson, R.N.

Cdr. Charles Thomas Alexander Bunbury, R.N.

Eng.-Cdr. Christopher Roberts, R.N.R.

Eng.-Cdr. Thomas Pierce Pover, R.N.R.

Eng.-Cdr. Andrew Graham Liston, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Harry James Bowden, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) Conyngham Charles Denison, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) William Charles Tarrant, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. John Willite, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Thomas Wallace Young, R.N.R.

Payr. (act. Staff Payr.) William George Ewart Enright, R.N.

Lieut, (act. Lieut.-Cdr.) George Davey, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alexander Maitland Donovan, R.N.

Lieut. Richard Herbert Mack, R.N.

Lieut. Joseph Patrick Kieran, R.N.R.

Lieut. Walter Sydney Colbourne, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut. William Ernest Crumplin, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Bilton, R.N.R.

Lieut. Herbert Spencer Cox, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Claude Wilmot, R.N.V.R.

Asst. Payr. Cyril Vernon Fry, R.N.R.

Ch. Art. Eng. Alfred Bailey, R.N.

Art. Eng. Thomas Anthony Kelly, R.N.

Mid. Maurice Harvey Ryan, R.N.R.

Ldg. Sig. Harry Edmund Beale, O.N. J10280 (Po.).

A.B. John Bell, O.N. 177886 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Henry Bishop, O.N. 269093 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. William Freake Bone, O.N. 228365 (Po.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Herbert Charles Hughes Coppins, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B.1718.

Ch. Sto, Timothy Crowley, O.N. 280375 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Henry Curtin, O.N. 277761 (Dev.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Ernest William Dunton, O.N. 216619 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., George Elliott, O.N. M.12139 (Ch.).

Donkeyman Edward Fitzpatrick, M.M.R., No. 622459.

E.R.A., 1st Cl., Hubert Hale, O.N. 270361 (Dev.).

Ch. Arm. Charles John Halford, O.N. 169633 (Dev.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Herbert Nicholas Ford Herbert, O.N. 158045 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. James Hill, O.N. 285016 (Dev.).

Ldg. Cook's Mate Percy Holmes, O.N. M2574 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. John Newton Jones, O.N. J10644 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Henry George Knudsen, O.N. 179337 (Ch.).

C.P.O. George Frederick Milton Lewis, O.N. 137980 (R.F.R., Ch./A.1495).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., George Francis Lockwood, O.N. 270190 (Ch.).

E.R.A. 3rd Cl., Henry John Thomas Murkin, O.N. M3196 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Henry John Northey, O.N. 270703 (Dev.)

M.A.A. Henry Price, O.N. 350364 (Ch.).

Pte. William Porter, R.M.L.I., No. Po./7518.

Corpl. Charles Frederick Rogers, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./16953.

C.P.O. James Frederick Rowsell, O.N. 170558 (Po.).

C.P.O. William John Shillabeer, O.N. 146975 (R.F.R., Dev./A.3940).

Teleg. Leonard Henry Trim, O.N. J24322 (Dev.).

A.B. Frank Edgar Vincent, O.N. 225527 (Ch.).

Donkeyman Thomas Walsh, M.M.R., No. 862846.

Ldg. Sig. Norman Whiteley, O.N. 230815 (Ch.).

A.B. James Andrew Young, O.N. J11882 (Dev.).

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Honours for Services on the Mediterranean Station between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following decoration to the undermentioned Officer:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Ch. Gnr. Daniel Patrick Joseph Enright, R.N.

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. Robert Henry Ramsay Mackay, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) Arthur William Barber, R.N.R.

Lieut. Stephen Leonard Hoare, R.N.R.

Eng. Sub-Lieut. Leonard Alfred Jackson, R.N.R.

Skpr. Alexander Cowie, R.N.R., 2085 S.A.

P.O., 1st Cl., William Henry Baker, O.N. 121004 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Richard Benjamin Boast, O.N. J12.639 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Charles Campbell, O.N. 269396 (Po.).

P.O. Rees Thomas Davies, O.N. 195544 (Ch.).

Engineer Richard William Drew.

Fireman Frederick Walter Eastman.

A.B. William Wilkinson Elliott, R.N.V.R., O.N. (Tyneside) Z9592.

C.P.O. John William Greenham, O.N. 1314B3 (R.F.R. Ch./A1329).

Sto. P.O. Ivan Massey, O.N. K13113 (Po.).

Greaser Robert Pudner.

2nd Writer William Thomas Tyrrell, O.N. M4560 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sig. Augustus Widicombe Stenson Wells, O.N. 225676 (R.F.R. Dev./B4666).

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Honours for Services on the Mediterranean Station (Egyptian Division) for the Period ending the 31st December, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following decorations and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Bertie Etherington Smith, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Brydon Chilton. R.N.R.

Gnr. Will Messenger, R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Sergt. Arthur Edward Bowen, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./8910.

P.O. Albert Victor Brister, O.N. 235117 (Ch.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Joseph Waller Burman, O.N. 134804 (Ch.).

Sergt. William Henry Padwick, R.M.L.T., No. Po./10224.

C.P.O. William Roman, O.N. 173878 (Po.).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Lieut.-Cdr. Herbert Edward Walter Christian Whyte, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Swinfen Durance George, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. George Percival Maxwell Fitzgerald, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Robert Rolls Gore-Browne, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. George Thomas Wolfe Perkins, R.N.

Lieut. FitzRoy Evelyn Patrick Hutton, R.N.

Lieut. Henley Dale Nichol, R.N.

Eng. Lieut. Joseph Robert Drake, R.N.

Lieut. William Wilson Rickard, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Stanley Edward Norfolk, R.N.

Ch. Art. Eng. Harry Voaden, R.N.

Ch. Warrt. Eng. George Thomson, R.N.R.

Gnr. Alfred Maguire, R.N.

Chief Serang of Lascars Shaikh Bhiku Bala, O.N. R.I.

P.O., 1st Cl., Arthur John Beavis, O.N. 12362 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Henry Carley, O.N. 225510 (Ch.).

C.P.O. William Henry Duke, D.S.M., O.N. 202254 (Ch.).

Sto. 1st Cl., Philip Gray, O.N. K28013 (Ch.).

Sergt. Richard George Hall, R.M.L.I., No. Po./15174.

Ldg. Sea. William Thomas Charles Hawkes, O.N. 229617 (Po.).

P.O. Henry John Hill, O.N. 159248 (Ch.).

Ch. Arm. Herman Kriebel, O.N. 340132 (Po.).

Ch. Arm. Albert Lillicrap, O.N. 340234 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Ernest Archibald McPhail, O.N. M14107 (Dev.).

Carp. Peter Watson Malcolm, M.M.R., No. 387038.

Sto., 1st Cl., Hugh Moore, O.N. K28683 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A. Frederick Silvanus Pickard, O.N. 269356 (Dev.).

C.P.O. John Pinnegar, O.N. 155294 (Po.).

C.P.O. William Albert Porter, O.N. 147096 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., George James Roberts, O.N. 270201 (Po.).

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Honours for Services in Submarines between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honour, decoration and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men:

 

To he a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Allan Poland, R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Alfred Mark Lee, R.N.R,

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Actg. C.P.O. William Cyril Baldwin, O.N. 193085 (Po.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Sydney John Ethelbert Gore, O.N. M4720 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Oliver Roper, O.N. 286768 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Ernest Edward Stevens, O.N. J5146 (Ch.).

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honour, decoration and medals to Officers and Men for services in action with enemy submarines:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Arthur Winnifred Benson, R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Herbert Ffrench Rainey, R.N.R.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Ldg. Sea. James McHardy, O.N. J10485 (Dev.).

C.P.O. Henry Wilkins, O.N. 158654 (Ch.).

 

The following Officer and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Gnr. (T.) William Ewart Hiscock, R.N.

A.B. Sydney William Victor Edgecombe, O.N. J5382 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl. John Thomas, O.N. 268879 (Dev.).

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honour, decoration and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Henry Taprell Dorling, R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Eng. Sub-Lieut. Thomas Daiiiells, R.N.R.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.P.O. Walter Charles Auckland, O.N. 179332 (Ch.).

Actg. C.P.O. Walter Lewis Rice, O.N. 182530 (Dev.).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Capt. Francis Alexander Clutterbuck, D.S.O. R.N.

Lieut. John Osment Richards, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alfred William Owdy, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Gillies, R.N.V.R.

Eng. Sub-Lieut. John James Cox, R.N.R.

1st Eng. Frank Ablett.

C.P.O. Arthur Bambrick, O.N. 175133 (Po.).

2nd Mate Neil Campbell.

Donkeyman James Henry Evans.

Fireman Arthur James Knubley, M.M.R., No. 791114.

P.O. Frederick Looms, O.N. 174691 (Dev.).

Sea. John Madden, R.N.R., O.N. 2955C.

Stwd. Charles Alfred Major.

A.B. Joseph Reed R.N.V.R., O.N. (Tyneside) Z1804.

 

 


 

 

30911 - 20 SEPTEMBER 1918

 

Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

 

The KING (is) pleased to give directions for the following promotion in the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and St. George:

 

To be an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knights Commanders, of the said Most Distinguished Order:

Captain Guy Reginald Archer Gaunt, R.N., C.B., C.M.G., late Naval Attache to His Majesty's Embassy at Washington

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Admiralty, 16th September, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve the award of the Albert Medal for gallantry in saving life at sea to John Allan, Donkeyman, M.M.R., No. 942760.

 

The account of the services, in respect of which this medal has been conferred, is as follows:

 

As the R.F.A. "Mixol" was dropping alongside to fuel one of H.M. Battle Cruisers on the 19th June, 1918, an Able Seaman slipped and fell overboard between "Mixol" and the Cruiser; "Mixol" was only about ten feet clear of the Cruiser, and was closing at the time. Donkeyman John Allan, who was standing on the fore well deck of "Mixol," saw the man fall and that he was struggling in the water. Although it was clear that the man in the water was in imminent danger of being crushed between the two ships, Allan at once jumped overboard in the clothes he was wearing to save him. He assisted the Able Seaman to keep afloat until a rope was thrown, which he gave to him, the Able Seaman being hauled on board before Allan took the rope himself. The ship was in an open anchorage, and the temperature of the water was 50°.

 

 


 

 

30913 - 20 SEPTEMBER 1918

 

Air Ministry, 21st September, 1918.

 

His Majesty the KING (is) pleased to confer the undermentioned rewards on Officers and other ranks of the Royal Air  Force, in recognition of gallantry in flying operations against the enemy:

(ex-RNAS and Sea Patrol only)

 

Awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Lieut: (T./Major) Raymond Collishaw, D.S.O. D.S.C., D.F.C. (late R.N.A.S.). A brilliant squadron leader of exceptional daring, who has destroyed fifty-one enemy machines. Early one morning he, with another pilot, attacked an enemy aerodrome. Seeing three machines brought out of a burning hangar he dived five times, firing bursts at these from a very low altitude, and dropped bombs on the living quarters. He then saw an enemy aeroplane descending over the aerodrome; he attacked it and drove it down in flames. Later, when returning from a reconnaissance of the damaged hangars, he was attacked by three Albatross Scouts, who pursued him to our lines, when he turned and attacked one, which fell out of control and crashed (D.S.O. gazetted 11th August; 1917; D.S.C. gazetted 20th July, 1917; D.F.C. gazetted 3rd August, 1918.)

 

Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) Bernard Arthur Smart. D.S.O. (Sea Patrol). Led his flight for 160 miles over sea and land, and destroyed by bombs an important enemy airship shed. This service was carried out under exceptionally difficult circumstances, requiring great skill, and was most creditably performed. (D.S.O. gazetted 2nd November, 1917.)

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) William Forster Dickson (Sea Patrol). Displayed great skill and gallantry on the occasion of a long-distance bombing raid. He succeeded in dropping bombs on an airship station from a low altitude with destructive effect, and although subjected to severe fire from the enemy obtained valuable information.

 

Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross,

 

Lieut, (temp. Capt.) Sydney Anderson (Sea Patrol). In an engagement between three of our machines and seven of the enemy this officer displayed remarkable courage and determination. Wounded early in the fight and suffering great pain, he continued the action, and drove down one hostile aircraft, causing it to make a very bad landing.

 

Capt. Arthur Thomas Barker (Sea Patrol). Has led flights of seaplanes on long-distance reconnaissances, attacking hostile aircraft wherever found. He has set a fine example in gallantry and determination to all serving with him. 

 

Capt. Eric Bourne Coulter Betts, D.S.C. (Sea Patrol). An observer officer of great skill who has carried out over 20 long-distance photographic reconnaissances during the past four months, and in conjunction with his pilot, has brought home about 1,000 photographs of enemy positions of inestimable value, in addition to destroying eight enemy machines. 

 

Lieut. Colin Peter Brown (Sea Patrol). Was engaged in a bombing raid on an enemy seaplane base by night, and dropped his bombs from a height of 500 feet, causing considerable destruction. Shortly afterwards he bombed an enemy aerodrome in daylight, also from a. height of 500 feet, and then descended to 300 feet and destroyed an enemy machine. On arriving at his aerodrome fifty-nine bullet-holes were found in his machine. He has since then destroyed two enemy aeroplanes. Lieutenant Brown has been engaged in several other aerial fights, and has proved himself a gallant and resourceful flight leader. 

 

Lieut. (T./Capt.) John Foster Chisholm, D.S.C. (Sea Patrol). A gallant and successful Flight Commander. He has led his formation in twenty-five raids in a period of thirty days, generally to a distance of 25 miles over the lines. On a recent occasion he encountered seven enemy aircraft whilst he was engaged in bombing a particularly dangerous enemy position. He destroyed one enemy machine, and his formation accounted for three more. All our machines returned safely.

 

Lieut. Leonard Arthur Christian (late R.N.A.S.). Since joining his squadron this officer has taken part in forty-seven bomb raids, displaying at all times keenness and determination, and rendering his pilot most valuable support. He has accounted for four enemy aeroplanes, destroying two, and driving down two out of control.

 

Lieut. Henry Edward Clark {Sea Patrol). An officer of exceptional skill and determination as observer and bomb-dropper. He has been engaged on thirty raids, and recently obtained direct hits on a great enemy war factory which caused immense explosions and fire therein.

 

2nd Lieut. George Brenton Coward (Sea Patrol). A very efficient pilot and able leader who has done most valuable service, displaying at all times the greatest courage and devotion to duty. When attacking lockgates and shipping in an enemy port he sunk a hostile destroyer, obtaining a direct hit on its stern.

 

Capt. Bernard Charles Henry Cross (Sea Patrol). Has set a splendid example to young pilots by his gallantry in going up in any weather when the necessity so demands. Captain Cross has carried out a vast number of reconnaissance patrols in hostile waters, and has attacked submarines on many occasions.

 

Lieut. Samuel Dawson (Sea Patrol). Was engaged in a long-distance bombing raid on an enemy aircraft station under very difficult circumstances, and, carried out a successful attack from a low height in the face of severe enemy fire.

 

Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) Hippolyte Ferdinand Delarue (Sea Patrol). This officer, in a Short seaplane, accompanied by another, formed escort to machines carrying out a long-distance bombing raid. When nearing the objective both machines were attacked by a fast enemy scout, and the companion plane was forced to alight. Captain Delarue at once followed it down, picked up pilot and observer, and returned with the two additional passengers. A brave and meritorious action, for the risk he ran was great in such close proximity to the enemy, it being extremely doubtful if his machine would rise from the water with four on board.

 

Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) Euan Dickson, D.S.C. (late R.N.A.S.). Since 17th April, 1918, this officer has led eighty-four successful bombing raids. His leadership has been conspicuous for remarkable bravery, skill, and determination. On one raid directed, against a town in occupation by the enemy he obtained seven direct hits on the railway station and four on a dump outside. Thrice on a prior date he led his flight to attack enemy billets and horse lines, descending to low altitudes and engaging enemy troops on the ground.

 

Capt. Grahame Donald (Sea Patrol). An exceedingly keen and capable Pilot, who has proved himself subsequently to be a skilful Flight Commander. Has carried out valuable escort and reconnaissance patrols, and has brought down at least two enemy aircraft.

 

Capt. Albert James Enstone, D.S.C. (Sea Patrol). Has been engaged for eighteen months on active service flying ten months as Flight Leader. Has destroyed twelve hostile machines and brought down six more out of control. During the past month Capt. Enstone attacked an enemy gun, which was firing on one of our crashed machines, and succeeded in blowing up the ammunition dump alongside the gun, causing a great explosion, with flames reaching to a height of  nearly 300 feet.

 

Capt. Stanley John Fetherston (Sea Patrol). Has been continuously employed on long reconnaissances for fourteen months, during which period he has been in action many times with hostile aircraft. Capt. Fetherston has always performed his arduous duties with courage and determination. He assisted a few months back in destroying an enemy submarine. 

 

Capt. John Osborn Galpin, D.S.C. (Sea Patrol). A skilful and gallant pilot, who has performed valuable services in attacks on enemy aircraft.

 

Capt. James Lindsay Gordon (Sea Patrol). A pilot of great experience, initiative and skill. Has led formations over the seas and attacked with success enemy aircraft in their own area. Capt. Gordon has been instrumental in saving life in disabled seaplanes on several occasions, and whenever any arduous duty has to be done, he is always to the fore to carry it out.

 

Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) Edwin Tufnell Hayne, D.S.C. (late R.N.A.S.). During the recent enemy offensive this officer carried out forty-eight special missions. Flying at extremely low altitudes he has inflicted heavy casualties on massed troops and transport. In addition he has accounted for ten enemy machines, destroying three and driving down seven out of control; in these encounters he has never hesitated to engage the enemy, however superior in numbers. On one occasion he observed ten hostile aeroplanes harassing three Dolphines; he attacked three of the enemy, driving one down in flames. 

 

Capt. (T. /Major) Thomas Hinshelwood (Sea Patrol). A most efficient squadron commander. With great ability and judgement he has led  his squadron on photographic and long distance bombing raids, obtaining valuable information. The high standard of efficiency attained by his squadron is largely due to his personal influence. 

 

Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) William Douglas Jackson (Sea Patrol). Led his flight in a long-distance bombing raid on an enemy aircraft station under very difficult circumstances, and carried out a successful attack from a low height, in the face of severe enemy fire.

 

Lieut. John Kingsley Jeakes (Sea Patrol). A gallant officer who has taken part in numerous long-distance reconnaissance and bombing raids. While on one of the latter he destroyed an enemy seaplane on the water, obtaining two direct hits. 

 

Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) William Lancelot Jordan, D.S.C. (late R.N.A.S.). A brilliant and most gallant leader who has already been awarded the D.S.C. and Bar for distinguished services and devotion to duty. He has led numerous offensive patrols into action, displaying at all times marked ability, determination and dash. He is an ideal Squadron Commander who has personally accounted for twenty-five enemy machines.

 

Lieut. Solomon Clifford Joseph (Sea Patrol). A gallant pilot who has accounted for eight enemy aircraft within the past four months. On many occasions the enemy were numerically superior to Lieutenant Joseph's patrol, but this did not prevent his attaining success.

 

Lieut. (T./Capt.) Noel Keeble, D.S.C. {'Sea Patrol). This officer (with an observer) has obtained 1,000 invaluable photographs of enemy positions miles behind the lines, and has brought home extremely important new information during this period. He has destroyed eight enemy machines, including one biplane during the past month. Captain Keeble is a most capable and gallant Flight Commander.

 

Capt. (T./Maj.) Gerald Edward Livock (Sea Patrol). Has rendered valuable services on numerous occasions on reconnaissance patrols in enemy waters, in attacks on hostile seaplanes, and in connection with anti-submarine patrol work.

 

Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) Harold Thomas Mellings, D.S.C. (Sea Patrol). A very gallant officer who, on a recent patrol, attacked and caused to crash an enemy two-seater. Later, on the same patrol, he was attacked by four Fokkers, one of which he shot down at a range of ten yards; this machine was seen to crash. A second was driven down smoking. Since he was awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross Captain Mellings has, in addition to the above, accounted for eleven enemy machines - seven destroyed, and four driven down out of control.

 

Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) Robert Redfern (Sea Patrol). A zealous and very able observer who has carried out extremely valuable photographic reconnaissances on enemy country and bases. He has also taken part in many long-distance bombing raids on important enemy towns.

 

Lieut. Richard George Shaw (Sea Patrol). In company with another machine he recently attacked seven enemy seaplanes and destroyed one of them. Lieut. Shaw has shown exceptional ability as a flight leader. He has carried out successfully 21 bombing raids, 51 anti-submarine patrols, and has descended to very low altitudes to attack hostile submarines, destroyers and trawlers, scoring at least two direct hits. This officer displays great determination and keenness in his work.