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1914

 

All Admiralty, SW

 

 

28948 - 20 OCTOBER 1914

 

BATTLE OF HELIGOLAND BIGHT

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Distinguished Service Order, and for the award of the Distinguished Service Cross (late Conspicuous Service Cross), in respect of the undermentioned Officers in recognition of their services mentioned in the foregoing despatches (see Battle of Heligoland Bight, Naval Despatch dated 1 September 1914):

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross (late Conspicuous Service Cross).

Lieutenant Henry Edward Horan.

Lieutenant Charles Manners Sutton Chapman.

Lieutenant Charles Reid Peploe.

Chief Gunner Ernest Roper.

Gunner Robert Mitchell Taylor.

Gunner James Douglas Godfrey.

Gunner Harry Morgan.

(Acting) Boatswain Charles Powell.

 


 

 

29024 - 29 DECEMBER 1914

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant George Lionel Davidson, late His Majesty's Ship "Loyal."

Lieutenant Gerald Gordon Grant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval Division.

Sub-Lieutenant Charles Oscar Frittriof Modin, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval Division.

Lieutenant David James Gowney, Royal Marine Light Infantry, Royal Marine Brigade, Royal Naval Division.

Lieutenant Harold Owen Joyce, late His Majesty's Ship "Vestal."

Lieutenant Douglas Reid Kinnier, Royal Naval Reserve, S.S. "Ortega." (escaped German light cruiser Dresden in SW Pacific)

 

 

 

1915

 

All Admiralty, SW

 

 

29070 - 16 FEBRUARY 1915

 

..... award the Distinguished Service Cross to:

Lieutenant William Henry Propert, Royal Naval Reserve, of the Steamship "Laertes," for his gallant and spirited conduct in command of his unarmed ship when attacked by the gunfire and torpedo of an enemy submarine on the 10th February, 1915.

 


 

 

29076 - 16 FEBRUARY 1915

 

EAST COAST MINESWEEPING OPERATIONS

 

..... (see East Coast Minesweeping Operations, Naval Despatch dated 19 February 1915):

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant C. V. Crossley, R.N.R.

Skipper T. Trendall, R.N.T.R.

Skipper Ernest V. Snowline, R.N.T.R.

 


 

 

29087 - 2 MARCH 1915

 

BATTLE OF THE FALKLANDS

 

.....award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers, in recognition of their services Mentioned in the foregoing despatch (see Battle of the Falklands, Naval Despatch dated 19 December 1914):

Carpenter Thomas Andrew Walls.

Carpenter William Henry Yenning.

Carpenter George Henry Egford.

 


 

 

29088 - 2 MARCH 1915

 

BATTLE OF THE DOGGER BANK

 

..... (see Battle of the Dogger Bank, Despatch dated 2 February 1915):

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Surgeon Probationer James Alexander Stirling, R.N.V.R.

Gunner (T) Joseph H. Burton.

Chief Carpenter Frederick E. Dailey.

 


 

 

29106 - 19 MARCH 1915

 

..... award the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Lieutenant Denys Charles Gerald Shoppee, Royal Navy, for gallant and distinguished service in the field.

 

Lieutenant John William Bell, Royal Naval Reserve, of the steamship "Thordis" for his gallant and spirited conduct in ramming a German submarine, which had fired a torpedo at the "Thordis," on the 28th February, 1915.

 


 

 

29122 - 9 APRIL 1915

 

Admiralty, 9th April, 1915.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the following Officer in recognition of his gallant and resolute conduct when the steamship "Vosges," of which he was in command, was attacked by a German submarine on the 27th March, 1915: 

Lieutenant John Richard Green, Royal Naval Reserve.

 


 

 

29123 - 9 APRIL 1915

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross

 

For services in the action between H.M.S. "Carmania" and the German Armed Merchant Cruiser "Cap Trafalgar," on 14th September, 1914, when the latter vessel was sunk:

Chief Gunner Henry Middleton

Acting Sub Lieutenant George Frederick Dickens, R N R

Midshipman (now Acting Sub Lieutenant) Douglas Nowell Colson, R N R 

For services during the operations at Dar es Salaam, on the 28th November, 1914, when boats' parties from H.M.S. "Fox" and ''Goliath'' were attacked unexpectedly at the harbour entrance-

Lieutenant Eric Reid Corson, RN

Lieutenant Herbert Walter Julian Orde, RN

Sub-Lieutenant Clement James Charlewood, RNR

 

Lieutenant Corson was in H.M.S. "Fox's" steam cutter and under a close and heavy fire from both sides of the channel, climbed forward to relieve a stoker who was mortally wounded. By his exertions he kept the fires going and steam up at the most critical moment.

 

Lieutenant Orde was in H.M.S. "Helmuth," and, though himself wounded and under exceptionally heavy fire, with dangerous escape of steam, brought his ship safely through the narrow channel.

 

Sub Lieutenant Charlewood ably assisted Lieutenant Orde in bringing the "Helmuth" through the channel. 

For services in H.M.S. "Hardinge" during the operations on the Suez Canal, 3rd February, 1915:

Temporary Lieutenant George Carew, RNR. A shell struck the fore funnel of H.M.S. "Hardinge," and completely shattered one of Lieutenant Carew's legs from the knee down and broke one arm, besides inflicting other wounds. Notwithstanding this, he continued to advise on the piloting of the ship with coolness and equanimity.

 


 

 

29169 - 21 MAY 1915

(for Victoria Cross) ..... in command of Submarine E.14, when he dived his vessel under the enemy minefields and entered the Sea of Marmora on the 27th April, 1915. In spite of great navigational difficulties from strong currents, of the continual neighbourhood of hostile patrols, and of the hourly danger of attack from the enemy, he continued to operate in the narrow waters of the Straits and succeeded in sinking two Turkish gunboats and one large military transport.

The KING has further been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers of Submarine E.14:

Lieutenant Edward Geldard Stanley, Royal Navy.

Acting Lieutenant Reginald Wilfred Lawrence, Royal Naval Reserve.

 


 

 

29180 - 1 JUNE 1915

 

..... in recognition of their services with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli) (see Statements of Services):

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant Ernest G. Boissier, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division.

Lieutenant James Cheetham, Royal Marine Light Infantry, Chatham Battalion, Royal Marine Brigade, Royal Naval Division.

Lieutenant George Spence Davidson, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division.

 


 

 

29201 - 22 JUNE 1915

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to:

Flight Lieutenant John Philip Wilson, R.N., and Flight Sub-Lieutenant John Stanley Mills, R.N., for their services on the 7th June, 1915, when, after a long flight in the darkness over hostile territory they threw bombs on the Zeppelin shed at St. Evere, near Brussels, and destroyed a Zeppelin, which was inside. The two Officers were exposed to heavy fire from anti-aircraft guns during the attack.

 


 

 

29206 - 25 JUNE 1915

 

(for Victoria Cross) in command of one of His Majesty's Submarines while operating in the Sea of Marmora. In the face of great danger he succeeded in destroying one large Turkish gunboat, two transports, one ammunition ship and three storeships, in addition to driving one storeship ashore. When he had safely passed the most difficult part of his homeward journey he returned again to torpedo a Turkish transport.

 

The KING has further been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers of the same Submarine:

Lieutenant Guy D'Oyly-Hughes, Royal Navy.

Acting Lieutenant Robert Brown, Royal Naval Reserve.

 


 

 

29211 - 29 JUNE 1915

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

For services while attached to landing parties from H.M.S. "Doris" on the Syrian Coast:

Lieutenant H. Pirie Gordon, R.N.V.R. This Officer has been specially Mentioned for bravery under fire by the Commander-in-Chief East Indies.

 

The Commanding Officer of H.M.S. "Doris " reports:

"With regard to the Officers who have taken part in the landing parties, I should like particularly to bring to notice the name of Lieutenant H. Pirie Gordon, R.N.V.R., who has landed on every occasion, and whose conduct has gained my highest approval at all times."

For services in the operations off Smyrna, 8th March, 1915, when H.M. Minesweeper 285 was sunk by a mine:

Skipper James Sargent, R.N.R. Skipper Sargent was in the armoured wheel-house when the explosion occurred, and, although severely bruised by a heavy iron plate, picked his way to the after-end of the shattered and sinking vessel with the object of ordering Second Engineman F. W. Ingram to stop the engines, the engine-room telegraph being broken. He continued to encourage his men, and did not leave the vessel until she sank beneath him.

For services in connection with minesweeping operations in the Dardanelles:

Skipper Alfred Swain, R.N.R.

Skipper Alfred E. Berry, R.N.R.

For Meritorious Service in connection with the sinking of the German Cruiser "Dresden," 14th March, 1915:

Lieutenant Charles Gage Stuart, R.N.

For Meritorious Service in the North Sea:

Lieutenant Herbert James Ferguson, R.N.R.

Skipper John Cowie, R.N.R.

For services in connection with the attack on the Austrian Monitors, 21st and 22nd April, 1915:

Gunner (Acting) William Long, R.N. Mr. Long fired the torpedo which exploded against the enemy's Monitor and is believed to have sunk her.

 


 

 

29255 - 6 AUGUST 1915

 

..... in recognition of their services in the Patrol Cruisers since the outbreak of war:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant Samuel Bolton, R.N.R.

Lieutenant Bernard Herbert Symns, R.N.R.

Lieutenant Percy Reginald Vaughan, R.N.R.

Lieutenant (Acting) Herbert Spencer, R.N.R.

Lieutenant (Acting) Charles Walter Cartwright, R.N.R.

Lieutenant (Acting) Edwin Alexander Stuart. R.N.R.

Lieutenant (Acting) Robert Hobson, R.N.R.

Warrant Telegraphist Samuel Lemon, R.N.R.


 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant Ion Beauchamp Butler Tower, R.N. For conspicuous coolness and bravery in charge of a naval gun on shore in Belgium, when subjected to heavy and accurate fire from hostile artillery on the 28th April, 1915.

 

Sub-Lieutenant Arthur Henry Seymour Casswell, R.N. For conspicuous coolness and gallantry on the 28th April, 1915, when in charge of a naval gun on shore in Belgium, in removing ammunition from a burning building under heavy and well directed fire.

 

Lieutenant Frederick Henry Taylor, R.N.

Sub-Lieutenant (now Lieutenant) Charles Thomas Nettleingham, R.N.R.

 


 

 

29264 - 13 AUGUST 1915

 

GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN - LANDINGS

 

..... (see Gallipoli Campaign - Landings, Naval Despatch dated 1 July 1915):

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant Massy Goolden, R.N.

Boatswain John Murphy, R.N.

Midshipman Rupert Edward Maximilian Bethune, R.N.

Midshipman Eric Oloff de Wet, R.N.

Midshipman Charles Wilfred Croxford, R.N.R.

Midshipman Cecil Aubrey Lawson Mansergh, R.N.

Midshipman Alfred Martyn Williams, R.N.

Midshipman Hubert Malcolm Wilson, R.N.

Midshipman George Francis Dudley Freer, R.N.

Midshipman Richard Victor Symonds-Taylor, R.N.

Midshipman Cecil Hugh Clinton Matthey, R.N.

Midshipman John Saville Metcalf, R.N.R.

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The following awards have been made in recognition of services during the operations in the vicinity of the Dardanelles prior to 25th-26th April:

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Sub-Lieutenant (now Acting Lieutenant) Stephen Augustus Bayford, R.N.R., H.M.S. "Majestic."

Midshipman James Charles Woolmer Price. H.M.S. "Ocean."

These officers were both in command of picket boats on night of 13th-14th March. When "Ocean's" boat lay helpless, having been struck in the boiler-room by a shell, "Majestic's" took her in tow, under heavy fire, the conduct of these two young officers being altogether admirable, as was their handling of their boats.

 

Gunner (T) John William Alexander Chubb, R.N. Mr. Chubb, when a volunteer in trawler No. 488, on the night of 13th-14th March, brought his vessel out of action in a sinking condition, his commanding officer and three of the small crew being killed.

 

Gunner (T) William Walter Thorrowgood, R.N. Mr. Thorrowgood was in command of an armed whaler which, on night of 4th-5th March, twice went into the shore between Kum Kale and Yeni Shehr, bringing off two officers and five men, two of them wounded, exposed to rifle fire on both occasions.

 

Midshipman Hugh Dixon, R.N. Midshipman Dixon was in command of "Queen Elizabeth's" picket boat, and was responsible for saving several officers and men from " Irresistible " while under heavy fire, on the 18th March.

 

Acting Sub-Lieutenant (now Sub-Lieutenant) George Tothill Philip, R.N. Acting Sub-Lieutenant Philip, H.M.S. "Inflexible," was in charge of his picket boat on the 18th March to deal with floating mines. The picket-boat was struck by a heavy shell. Acting Sub-Lieutenant Philip got her alongside "Inflexible," ordered his crew inboard, and, though his knee was injured, got into the engine-room, shut off steam and closed scuttle to stokehold before leaving his boat.

 

Lieutenant Arthur Cyril Brooke-Webb, R.N.R.

Midshipman John Blaxland Woolley, R.N.

These officers took part in the picket-boat attack on the 18th April.

 

Lieutenant Colin George MacArthur, R.N. Lieutenant MacArthur (commanding submarine B 6) carried out two most enterprising reconnaissances of E lo(?), both under fire. During the latter reconnaissance his skilful handling saved his ship.

 


 

 

29292 -10 SEPTEMBER 1915

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the following Officers:

Lieutenant Colin Cantlie, R.N.

 

Lieutenant Irving Montgomery Palmer, R.N. For his services in command of H.M.S. “Comet'' during the advance on Amara, where he was landed with a very small force to preserve order, and at the barracks, though accompanied by only two men, he received the surrender of a battalion of Turkish officers and men.

 

Sub-Lieutenant Reginald Horace Lilley, R.N. For his services in charge of a 4.7" gun in a horseboat, and for the excellent manner in which he performed the difficult and dangerous task of securing a small steam tug, which had been left at Amara by the enemy with steam up, with a large lighter alongside her, and shipping in the lighter about 80 officers and 800 men who had been taken prisoners. Many of these had to be disarmed, and Sub-Lieutenant Lilley had only two men to assist him in the task.

 

Acting Lieutenant Alan Bennis Fennel Alcock, R.M.L.I., Portsmouth Battalion. For gallantry and good service near Gaba Tepe, between the 28th April and 1st May, 1915. Accompanied by Lieutenant Empson, of the same regiment, with two platoons, numbering in all 60 men, he defended an isolated trench against overwhelming odds. Lieutenant Empson was wounded early in the day on April 30th, and was killed on May 1st, and Lieutenant Alcock was finally compelled to withdraw, after having held this ground for four nights and three days. During this time no food or water could be conveyed to the trench, and at one time ammunition was reduced to about 15 rounds per man.

 

Lieutenant George Swinney, R.N.R.

Lieutenant John Thomas Randell, R.N.R.

Lieutenant Thomas Edward Price, R.N.R.

 

Lieutenant Francis William Lyte, R.N.R. For his services as pilot of the armed launch "Shushan," on the 9th May, 1915, when he handled the vessel with the utmost coolness under fire. Lieutenant Lyte has done good work in the Shatt-el-Arab operations on many other occasions.

 

Sub-Lieutenant Charles James Gibbon, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieutenant Charles Henry Hudson, R.N.R.

Acting Sub-Lieutenant Irvine Muirhead Twyman, R.N.R.

For his services in the submarine commanded by Lieutenant-Commander Cochrane in the Sea of Marmora.

 

Sub-Lieutenant Frederick Parslow, R.N.R. For his services in the horse-transport "Anglo-Californian," which was attacked by a German submarine on the 4th July, and subjected to heavy gun-fire for an hour and a half. Sub-Lieutenant Parslow steered the ship throughout the action, and maintained his post after his father, the Captain of the ship, had been killed by a shell, until some of our patrol boats arrived and drove the submarine off.

 

Engineer James Crawford, R.N.R. For his services as Chief Engineer of the same transport, in the escape of which he was largely instrumental by maintaining the vessel's maximum speed in spite of a shortage of firemen.

 

Skipper Jesse Jones, R.N.R.

Skipper Albert Edward Sayers, R.N.R.

 

Monsieur le Lieutenant de vaisseau Henri Julien Paul de 1'Escaille, de la Marine francaise. For his services in command of the French Seaplane Squadron in Egypt. During the earlier part of this year, when hostile patrols were in touch with the Allied forces holding the Suez Canal, Lieutenant de vaisseau de 1'Escaille, as pilot, made some brilliant and daring reconnaissances over long stretches of the Sinai Peninsula, where engine failure meant certain destruction to plane and to pilot. On these occasions, although under fire, by his skill and courage, he never failed to secure valuable information as to the enemy's movements.

 

Monsieur le Lieutenant de vaisseau Alfred Louis Marie Cintré, de la Marine francaise. For his services as a seaplane pilot in Egypt. He displayed great skill and intrepidity in a reconnaissance over Bir Saba on the 11th April, 1915, when his plane was subjected to a heavy shrapnel and musketry fire, and was hit in more than one place. With consummate coolness Lieutenant de vaisseau Cintré circled over Bir Saba again and again, until the number and position of the enemy were observed. He then turned his plane towards the ship, and, though the engine was damaged, succeeded by very skilful handling in traversing the distance of thirty-five miles to the coast-line in safety.

 


 

 

29358 - 5 NOVEMBER 1915

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned officers of the Royal Naval Division in recognition of their services in the Gallipoli Peninsula:

Lieutenant John Bigelow Dodge, R.N.V.R.

Surgeon John Pratt, R.N.

Lieutenant Ernest Horace Lamb, R.M.

Lieutenant Murdoch Campbell Browne, R.M.

Lieutenant Ronald Howarth Roe, R.M.

 


 

 

29374 - 19 NOVEMBER 1915

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Lieutenant Godfrey Craik Parsons, R.N. In recognition of his consistently gallant behaviour, whilst engaged in mine-sweeping operations, and particularly on the 4th September, 1915, when, the vessel in which he was serving having struck a mine and Lieutenant Parsons himself having been crippled by severe wounds, he nevertheless crawled from the bridge to the boat-deck to obtain assistance for another Officer who was lying unconscious on The bridge.

 

Lieutenant Charles Edward Hamond, R.N.

Lieutenant Cuthbert Helsham Heath-Caldwell, R.N.

For services during the operations in Mesopotamia. Lieutenant Heath-Caldwell has been in command of the armed launch "Miner," and has handled his ship with skill when under fire on many occasions.

 

Lieutenant Fitzadam Millar, R.N. For services in command of a naval detachment on shore at Aden.

 

Lieutenant Hugh Fortescue Curry, R.N. For his services in command of the stern wheel steamer "Muzaffri" on the 24th July, 1915, when he landed a supply of ammunition for the troops on the right bank of the Euphrates under heavy fire from the Turkish guns.

 

Lieutenant William Vesey Hamilton Harris, R.N. For his services in command of the armed launch "Sumana" on the 24th July, 1915, when he behaved with great gallantry under very heavy gun and rifle fire while placing a barge across the Mejenineh creek to bridge it for the troops.

 

Captain George Carpenter, R.M.L.I.

Lieutenant Edward Albert Singeisen, R.N.R.

For services during landing operations in the Persian Gulf in August, 1915.

 

Lieutenant James Cadman, R.N.V.R. For coolness and daring in charge of armoured cars under very severe shell and shrapnel fire from May 12th to 14th, 1915

 

Engineer John Munro Dowie, R.N.R.

Gunner Ernest Martin Jehan, R.N.

Mr. James George Law, Gunner T., R.N.

For services in charge of the mining launch employed in the Serbian rivers.

 

Acting Boatswain Thomas Tierney, R.N. For services during landing operations in the Persian Gulf in August, 1915.

 


 

 

29405 - 17 DECEMBER 1915

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officer in recognition of his services and signal gallantry in charge of machine guns in the Gallipoli Peninsula:

Lieutenant Theodore Douglas Hallam, R.N.V.R. (now Acting Flight-Lieutenant, R.N.).

 


 

 

29423 - 31 DECEMBER 1915

 

..... grant of the Victoria Cross to Squadron-Commander Richard Bell Davies, D.S.O., R.N., and of the Distinguished Service Cross to Flight Sub-Lieutenant Gilbert Formby Smylie, R.N., in recognition of their behaviour in the following circumstances:

On the 19th November these two officers carried out an air attack on Ferrijik Junction. Flight Sub-Lieutenant Smylie's machine was received by very heavy fire and brought down. The pilot planed down over the station, releasing all his bombs except one, which failed to drop, simultaneously at the station from a very low altitude. Thence he continued his descent into the marsh. On alighting he saw the one unexploded bomb, and set fire to his machine, knowing that the bomb would ensure its destruction. He then proceeded towards Turkish territory.

 

At this moment he perceived Squadron-Commander Davies descending, and fearing that he would come down near the burning machine and thus risk destruction from the bomb, Flight Sub-Lieutenant Smylie ran back and from a short distance exploded the bomb by means of a pistol bullet. Squadron-Commander Davies descended at a safe distance from the burning machine, took up Sub-Lieutenant Smylie, in spite of the near approach of a party of the enemy, and returned to the aerodrome, a feat of airmanship that can seldom have been equalled for skill and gallantry.

_____

 

..... in recognition of their bravery and devotion to duty during minesweeping and mine-laying operations:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant Humphrey John Lancaster, R.N.

Lieutenant Robert Jardine Carruthers, R.N.V.R.

Sub-Lieutenant Alexander Daniells, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieutenant George Grimshaw Rose, R.N.R.

Sub -Lieutenant William Quinn McKeown, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieutenant Harry Beedle, R.N.R.

Gunner (T) Arthur Samuel Edmund Roberts, R.N.

Artificer-Engineer Arthur Lewis Shaw, R.N.

Skipper Frederick Wink, R.N.R.

Skipper Francis McPherson, R.N.R.


 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Lieutenant Ralph Daniel Blyth Haddon, R.N. For his services during operations in the Cameroons. Lieutenant Haddon behaved with great gallantry when in command of H.M.S. "Cumberland's" picket-boat during the attacks on Jabassi on the 8th and 14th October, 1914, when he was frequently under fire of the enemy's maxims at close range. On the 27th November, 1914, during a reconnaissance with two motor-launches near Jabassi, the native crews left their posts on coming under a heavy fire, whereupon Lieutenant Haddon, with Midshipman H. Beckett Anderson, R.N., and Richard R. Beauchamp, R.N., continued to manoeuvre the launches and engage the enemy with maxims for fifty minutes, finally silencing them.

 

Lieutenant Arthur William Lancelot Brewill, R.N. For his services in command of a naval gun on shore in Flanders.

 

Captain (now Major) George Leonard Raikes, R.M.A. For services with the Royal Marine Artillery Heavy Howitzer Brigade in France.

 

Captain William Noel Stokes, R.M.A. For services with the Army Ordnance Department in France.

 

Captain George Pinckard Lathbury, R.M.L.I. For services with the Royal Naval Division in Gallipoli, where he performed exceptionally good services with the machine-guns of the Royal Marine Brigade, and showed coolness and resource on critical occasions.

 

Temporary Captain Frank Summers, R.M. For services with the Royal Naval Division Motor Transport Company in France.

 

Acting Lieutenant Harold Roger Lambert, R.M. For services with the Royal Marine Artillery Anti-Aircraft Brigade in France.

 

Temporary Lieutenant Thomas Cuming, R.M. For services with the Royal Marine Artillery Heavy Howitzer Brigade in France.

 

Acting Lieutenant Francis Cecil Law, R.M. For his services with the Royal Naval Division in Gallipoli, where by his behaviour at a critical moment he stopped a retirement.

 

Midshipman Hugh Beckett Anderson, R.N. For his services during operations in the Cameroons. On the 9th December, 1914, during a reconnaissance in a motor launch towards Jabassi Midshipman Anderson's maxim jambed (sic) while he was returning the fire of the enemy, who were engaging him from both banks. Mr. Anderson not only handled his boat well, but personally cleared his maxim under a continuous heavy fire, and then swept both banks with it, the enemy suffering heavily.

 

 

 

1916

 

All Admiralty, SW

 

 

29436 - 11 JANUARY 1916

 

BELGIAN COAST OPERATIONS

 

..... (see Belgian Coast Operations, Naval Despatch dated 3 December 1915):

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant Lionel Frederick Robinson, R.N.

Skipper Laurence Scarlett, R.N.R.

 


 

 

29446 - 21 JANUARY 1916

 

Admiralty, 2lst January, 1916.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers in recognition of their services during the advance on Kut-el-Amara on the 27th and 28th September, 1915:

Flight-Lieutenant Vivian Gaskell Blackburn, R.N. Flight-Lieutenant Blackburn did excellent air reconnaissance work, and came under heavy fire on the afternoon of the 28th September whilst carrying despatches between the General Officer Commanding and the "Comet."

 

Surgeon Dermot Loughlin, M.B., R.N. Surgeon Loughlin attended the wounded on board the "Comet" under a heavy fire at close quarters on the night of the 28th September.

 

Engineer Thomas Kerr, R.I.M. Engineer Kerr not only kept the Lascar engine-room complement of the ''Comet'' in excellent order during action, but assisted in carrying down the wounded under fire.

 

Sub-Lieutenant Lionel Charles Paul Tudway, R.N. Sub-Lieutenant Tudway was in command of the armed launch "Sumana," and showed remarkable ability and coolness in manoeuvring his vessel under heavy fire on the night of the 28th September, and on several other occasions under fire.

 


 

 

29487 - 24 FEBRUARY 1916

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned officers:

Surgeon Alfred Robinson MacMullin, R.N. For his services on the 23rd January, 1916, at Serengeti, in East Africa, when he showed remarkable bravery in searching for and rescuing a severely wounded officer under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire close to concealed enemy entrenchments.

 

Captain Dudley Leigh Aman, R.M.A. For his services with the Royal Marine Artillery Anti-Aircraft Brigade. Captain Aman has commanded two sections of antiaircraft guns in the salient of Ypres continuously since the 3rd May, 1915, with marked success, and has shown great ability and zeal, and a fine example of coolness and courage under fire.

 

Temporary Captain Guy Evans, R.M. For his services with the Royal Marine Artillery Anti-Aircraft Brigade. Captain Evans has commanded a section of anti-aircraft guns in the salient of Ypres continuously since the 12th May, 1915, and has shown an example of conspicuous coolness and courage on every occasion under the continual conditions of fire to which the section has been exposed.

 

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Arthur Strachan Ince, R.N. For his services as observer and gunner on the 14th December, 1915, when with Flight Sub-Lieutenant Graham he attacked and destroyed a German seaplane off the Belgian coast.

 


 

 

29499 - 7 MARCH 1916

 

The KING has further been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to:

Acting Lieutenant Francis Tweedie, R.N.R.

 


 

 

29507 - 14 MARCH 1916

 

GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN - NAVAL MENTIONS

 

Admiralty, March 14th, 1916.

 

Honours awarded in recognition of services rendered by Officers of the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron between the time of the landing in the Gallipoli Peninsula in April, 1915, and the evacuation in December, 1915- January, 1916 (see Gallipoli Campaign - Naval Mentions).

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Lieutenant Eric Ritchie Bent, R.N. Has performed consistent good work as Naval Observation Officer on shore from the first days of the landing.

 

Lieutenant John Gould Nicolas, R.N. In command of H.M.S. "Chelmer." Was twice wounded during the landing operations of 6th and 7th August, but refused to give up his duty of directing gunfire until no longer able to stand.

 

Lieutenant Leonard George Addington, R.N. In command of H.M.S. "Usk" on 4th May, 1915, at Gaba Tepe. Volunteered twice to go in to bring off wounded men, the beach and boat being at the time exposed to rifle and machine gun fire at close range.

 

Flight Commander Charles Henry Butler, R.N.A.S.

Flight Lieutenant Gordon Lindsay Thomson, R.N.A.S.

These two pilots have carried out photographic work, on many occasions flying at low altitudes over the enemy's lines to get good results.

 

Flight Lieutenant Edwin Harris Dunning, R.N.A.S. Has performed exceptionally good work as a seaplane flyer, making many long flights both for spotting and photographing.

 

Engineer Lieutenant Norman Seaton, R.N. Was in charge of the machinery of the motor-lighters. Displayed most untiring energy and zeal in this extremely important service, often under fire.

 

Lieutenant Ernest Edward Madge, R.N.R. Performed good service during the landing on 25th April, under heavy fire, and on subsequent days.

 

Lieutenant L. H. Strain, R.N.V.R. Has performed consistent good work as Observer since February, 1915.

 

Lieutenant William Park, R.N.V.R. Has proved one of the most valuable spotting Officers and has frequently performed most useful service.

 

Lieutenant Francis Hastings Thomas, R.M.L.I., H.M.S. "Talbot." Has on many occasions performed good service in keeping close touch from the shore between the military and his ship whilst the latter was supporting the Army.

 

Acting Lieutenant David Laidlaw Cowan, R.N.R. Was in charge of a Whaler on the 6th June at Porta Jano, and rescued crew of H.M.S. "Euryalus's" picket boat under heavy fire.

 

Acting Sub-Lieutenant John Edmund Sissmore, R.N.

Acting Sub-Lieutenant John Dyson Chapple, R.N.

Midshipman Erskine Knollys Heveningham St. Aubyn, R.N.

Have been continuously employed as Observation Officers in aircraft since April, and performed most valuable services.

 

Midshipman Haydon Marriott Sutherland Forbes, R.N.

Midshipman Maurice Charles Humphrey Lloyd, R.N.

While under heavy fire on the 25th April, assisted to secure the lighters which formed a pier between the ''River Clyde'' and the shore.

 

Midshipman William Henry Monier-Williams, R.N. On 25th April, though seriously wounded, brought his boat off the beach under fire, becoming unconscious after getting his boat clear.

 

Midshipman Eric Wheler Bush, R.N.

Midshipman Charles Douglas Horsfall Herbert Dixon, R.N.

Midshipman Frederick Ernest Garner, R.N.

Midshipman Raymond de Dibon Richardson, R.N.

Probationary Midshipman Reginald Allen, R.N.R.

All recommended for services performed under shell fire on the beaches and in steamboats off the beaches.

 

Midshipman Henry Dunsmore Johnston, R.N. Assistant to Commander Swabey, Naval Observation Officer, Cape Helles, since July, 1915. Has shown great ability and resource in his most important duties.

 

Gunner James Holden, R.N. Performed good Service on "W" Beach, and always set a fine example.

 

Signal Boatswain William James Scutt, R.N. In charge of Signal Station at Anzac since the 25th April.

 

Acting Warrant Telegraphist John A. Britten, R.N. Displayed great ability and resource in erecting Wireless Station at Cape Helles under fire. Served continuously there since 25th April.

 

Skipper Frederick William Barnes, R.N.R. While off Anzac gallantly took in tow a tug under heavy fire.

 

Skipper Robert W. Butler, R.N.R.

Skipper George Mellership, R.N.R.

Skipper Donald McBain Craig, R.N.R.

In command of trawlers. Have performed long, arduous, and dangerous duties, and are specially selected from over a hundred names.

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Honours awarded in recognition of services rendered by Officers of the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron in connection with the evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula in December, 1915-January, 1916.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Lieutenant Lionel Stanley Ormsby-Johnson, R.N. Flag Lieutenant to Vice-Admiral de Robeck. Did very good work in connection with Signal arrangements for the evacuation of Anzac and Suvla.

 

Lieutenant Herbert Julian Carnduff, R.N. Did good service during the evacuation of Suvla and Helles, being specially selected for the latter.

 


 

 

29530 - 31 MARCH 1916

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers, in recognition of their services in the Patrol Cruisers, under the command of Rear-Admiral Sir Dudley R. S. De Chair, K.C.B., M.V.O., during the period ending the 31st December, 1915:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant Marshal Llewelyn Clarke, R.N.

Acting Lieutenant Percy Palfrey Crawford, R.N.R.

Probationary Midshipman Cyril Assafrey Bamford, R.N.R.

 


 

 

29558 - 25 APRIL 1916

 

Admiralty, 24th April, 1916.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to:

Acting Lieutenant William Beswick, R.N.R.

 


 

 

29562 - 28 APRIL 1916

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to:

Eng. Lieut. Leonard S. Loveless, R.N.R.

 


 

 

29603 - 30 MAY 1916

 

Admiralty, S.W., 31st May, 1916.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers in recognition of their services whilst employed on Transport duties at the Dardanelles:

Lieut. Matthew Boggan, R.N.R., Troop Carrier "Ermine." Has carried out the arduous duties of ferry service between Mudros and the peninsula, carrying troops and military stores, entailing constant moving and going alongside other ships, in a zealous and most satisfactory manner, the service being frequently carried out under fire.

 

Lieut. Edward Davey, R.N.R., Cargo Carrier "Wheatberry." Whilst unloading alongside under the lee of the outer hulk, Helles beach, during a gale on 17th November, 1915, the wind rose so suddenly that it was not considered safe for the ship to leave, and he was ordered to secure with extra hawsers. At the height of the gale one of the sternfasts parted, and it became evident that the ship would break adrift. Lieutenant Davey, with great judgment, eased off his lines, turned his ship in a very confined space, and successfully got her to sea.

 

Lieut. Archibald Lamont, R.N.R., Cargo Carrier "Asteria." In command of "Asteria," has done excellent work in carrying supplies to Cape Helles and other beaches. Always anxious to load quickly and proceed as often as possible, regardless of weather. Has frequently experienced heavy shell fire alongside the pier at Cape Helles, during which he has coolly superintended the unloading of his ship.

 

Act. Lieut. Percival John Pycraft, R.N.R., H.M.S. "Europa." Whilst in command of a motor lighter this officer handled his craft in a most seamanlike manner, and on many occasions unloaded troops in bad weather, under the enemy's fire, at Anzac, showing skill and ability.

 

Sub-Lieut. John Stewart, R.N.R., H.M. Tug "Flying Witch." When H.M. Transport "East Point," containing hay and forage, caught fire at Suvla, due to shell fire, this officer volunteered and offered his help; he worked for three hours under very trying conditions, and thereby greatly assisted in getting the fire under.

 

Mid. George Tombeur Creft, R.N.R., H.M.S. "Europa." In command of a motor lighter. Has done excellent work off the Gallipoli Peninsula, landing troops and stores, often under shell fire, and especially during the evacuation of Cape Helles, when he handled his craft extremely well.

 

Charles B. Andersson, Captain of H.M.T. "Roman Prince." Has carried out many trips between Mudros and. the peninsula with valuable cargoes, the ship being generally used for conveyance of special material, such as guns, &c. Owing to this officer's zeal and energy the work has been carried out with invariable success. His ship has frequently been under fire, and he is a thorough seaman and handles his ship admirably.

 

David P. McDonald, Captain of H.M.T. "Queen Louise." Has displayed great energy, determination and keenness in the working of his ship and for the special purposes for which she has been used, viz., taking guns and valuable cargo to the peninsula. His ship has been frequently under fire.

 

Frederick Uren, Captain of H.M.T. "Trewellard." Has been frequently under fire off the peninsula. Has displayed much energy, determination and good seamanship.

 

Lawrence V. James, Captain of H.M.T. "Huntsgreen." Took the place of H.M.S. "Hannibal " for the evacuation of Helles, and showed courageous and skilful handling of his ship.

 

Robert Gumming, Captain of H.M.T. "Ajax." Performed good work off the peninsula, where his ship was twice damaged by shell fire. Was attacked by enemy submarine on voyage from Alexandria to Mudros on 10th October, 1915, and brought his ship safely into port.

 

Horace J. Young, Captain of H.M.T. "East Point." Performed good work off the peninsula, where his ship was set on fire by enemy shell fire, whilst unloading supplies.

 

Alfred R. Murley, Chief Officer of H.M.T. "Cardiganshire." Responded to the call for volunteers to man S.S. "Jessie" on 22nd April, 1915, and for a few weeks during the first landing operations did invaluable work in keeping up an unfailing supply of ammunition to the beach.

 

Harold G. E. Wightman, Officer Commanding cable ship "Levant." Rendered good services in connection with the laying of the cable from Imbros to Suvla on the night of the Suvla landing, and in laying and repairing cables off the peninsula frequently under heavy fire.

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..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned officers:

Lieut. George Arthur Coxall Sharp, R.N. In recognition of his services in a British submarine operating in the Baltic Sea.

 

Lieutenant Alfred Edward Wainwright, R.N.V.R. In recognition of his services in command of a motor-boat on Lake Tanganyika on the occasion of the destruction of the German gunboat "Hedwig von Wissmann " on the 9th February, 1916.

 

Acting Lieutenant Joseph McLoughlin, R.N.R.

 

Flight Sub-Lieut. Henry Karslake Thorold, R.N.A.S.

Sub-Lieut. Reginald Henry Portal, R.N.

For conspicuous gallantry during a combat with an enemy aeroplane in the Dardanelles. At the outset Flight Sub-Lieut. Thorold, the Pilot, was severely wounded in the back, and Sub-Lieut. Portal, the Observer, in the thigh and arm. The Pilot momentarily lost control and the machine nose dived, but he soon regained control and the Observer succeeded in firing another two magazines, whereupon the enemy aeroplane sheered off and disappeared. The Pilot took his machine safely back to the aerodrome, a distance of about twenty-five miles, and, after making a perfect landing, lost consciousness.

 

Skipper Walter Samuel Wharton, R.N.R.

Skipper Alfred Robert Thompson, R.N.R.

 


 

 

29635 - 20 JUNE 1916

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Lieutenant Frank George Fowle, R.N. In recognition of his services on the 18th January, 1916, when he landed in charge of a demolition party from one of H.M. ships and blew up a railway bridge near Porto Lagos.

 

Lieutenant Quentin Hunter Paterson, R.N.

 

Lieutenant Alexander Boyd Greig, R.N. In recognition of his services in one of H.M. submarines operating in the Baltic Sea.

 

Flight Commander (Acting Squadron Commander) Francis Knox Haskins, R.N. In recognition of his services as a pilot at Dunkirk since February, 1915. He has taken part in air raids on Ostend and Zeebrugge, and has been continually employed in coastal reconnaissances.

 

Lieutenant Douglas Claude Strathern Evill, R.N., Flight Commander, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services as a pilot at Dunkirk since February, 1915. In addition to his work as a pilot, Flight Commander Evill has shown great zeal and ability in carrying out experiments connected with signalling and spotting.

 

Lieutenant Desmond Neville Cooper Tufnell, R.N. Lieutenant Tufnell has commanded a naval gun in an advanced position in Flanders since September, 1915, and has frequently kept the gun in action under heavy and well-directed fire. He has been mainly responsible for the mounting of some of the naval guns, in which he has shown great technical skill and energy.

 

Flight Lieutenant John Joseph Petre, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services as a pilot at Dunkirk since February, 1915. He has taken part in air raids on Ostend and Zeebrugge, during one of which he successfully engaged a hostile aeroplane of the Fokker type, and has carried out many coastal reconnaissances under shell fire.

 

Flight Lieutenant Vincent Nicholl, R.N.A.S.

Flight Lieutenant Frederick George Darby Hards, R.N.A.S.

In recognition of their services on the morning of the 25th April, 1916, when they pursued a Zeppelin 65 miles out to sea, dived to within a few hundred feet of it, and attacked it with bombs and darts.

 

Flight Lieutenant Charles Henry Chichester Smith, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the morning of the 25th April, 1916, when be pursued a Zeppelin 50 miles out to sea, and on his return journey sighted the enemy fleet accompanied by submarines, which latter he attacked and compelled to submerge.

 

Flight Lieutenant (Acting Flight Commander) George Henry Beard, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services as a pilot at Dunkirk since May, 1915. He has carried, out frequent reconnaissances of the coast, and has continually been employed in aircraft and submarine patrols. He has twice attacked German submarines.

 

Lieutenant Walter Leonard Scott, R.N.R.

 

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Herbert Glynn Hall, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the morning of the 25th April, 1916, when he carried out an air patrol with an observer during the attack by a raiding squadron of enemy ships on Yarmouth. Although severely wounded in the shoulder by shrapnel and weak from loss of blood, Flight Sub-Lieutenant Hall succeeded in piloting the machine back to his station and landed safely.

 

Acting Lieutenant John Howell-Price, R.N.R. In recognition of his services on the 29th February, 1916, during the action between H.M.S. "Alcantara" and S.M.S. "Greif."

 

Lieutenant Charles William R.N.V.R.

Lieutenant Edward Raymond Peal R.N.V.R.

Sub-Lieutenant Horace William Furnival, R.N.R.

In recognition of their services as aeroplane observers and continuous good work whilst attached to a Wing of the Royal Naval Air Service at Dunkirk.

 

Engineer Sub-Lieutenant James William Grant, R.N.R.

 

Temporary Lieutenant Gerald Fenwick Haszard, R.M. In recognition of his services with the Royal Marine Artillery Anti-Aircraft Brigade in France. Lieutenant Haszard has on many occasions shown great coolness and resource under heavy fire, and has for several months controlled his section in an advanced position with marked ability.

 

Chief Carpenter Thomas Francis Barry, R.N.

Carpenter Francis Rundell Hill, R.N.

In recognition of their services during the action between our cruisers and the enemy squadron which bombarded Lowestoft on the 25th April, 1916.

 

Skipper Thomas Charles Wylie, R.N.R.

 


 

 

29668 - 14 JULY 1916

 

The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have received with much satisfaction from the officers in charge of the Auxiliary Patrol areas at home and abroad reports on the services performed by the officers and men serving under their orders during the period 1st January, 1915, to 31st January, 1916. These reports show that the officers and men serving in Armed Yachts, Trawlers and Drifters of the Auxiliary Patrol during the period in question have carried out their duties under extremely arduous and hazardous conditions of weather and exposure to enemy attack and mines with marked zeal, gallantry and success.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross

Lieut. George Metcalfe Mercer, R.N.R.

Lieut. Albert James Coles, R.N.R.

Lieut. Horace Bowyer Smith, R.N.R.

Lieut. Vernon Lamonnarie Delves Broughton, R.N.R.

Lieut. George Worley, R.N.R.

Lieut. Henry James Bray, R.N.R.

Lieut. Hugh Holmes, R.N.R.

Lieut. Frederick Henry Peterson, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Rodger Mackintosh, R.N.R.

Lieut. Albert Charles Allman, R.N.R.

Lieut. Allan Lansley, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. (now Act. Lieut.-Cdr.) Wybrants Olphert, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Walter George Morgan, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Robert Linaker, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Thomas Francis Lanktree, R.N.R.

Chief Gunner (now Lieut.) Michael Carey, R.N.

Skipper Jabez George King, R.N.R., 1436 W.S.A.

Skipper Alexander Watt, R.N.R., 702 W.S.A.

Skipper Albert Waters, R.N.R., 512 W.S.A.

Skipper William Bruce, R.N.R., 1386 W.S.A.

Skipper Andrew Noble Duthie, R.N.R., 1216 W.S.A.

Skipper Leonard Morley, R.N.R., 4148.A.

Skipper Alfred Alexander, R.N.R., 152 W.S.A.

Skipper James Edwin Mitchell Duncan, R.N.R., 1337 W.S.A.

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..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned officers in recognition of their services in connection with the evacuation of the Serbian Army and Italian troops from Durazzo in December, 1915, and January and February, 1916:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Act. Lt. Arnaud Adams, R.N.R.

Act. Lt. Edward Maitland Rae, R.N.R.

Act. Lt. Harry Cuthbertson Campbell Fry, R.N.R.

Skipper Robert Aaron George, R.N.R., 973W.S.A.

Skipper John Hughes, R.N.R., 1138W.S.A.

Skipper Frederick James Andrews, R.N.R., 937W.S.A.

Skipper William James Dow, R.N.R.., 1257W.S.A.

Skipper William Cowie, R.N.R., 1488W.S.A.

Skipper Walter Charles Alfred Scrivener, R.N.R., 1924W.S.A.

Skipper Hugh Mortimer Nesling, R.N.R., 2107S.A.

_____

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Howard Canute Davis, R.D., R.N.R. Lieut. Davis was in command of the whaler which led the way into Tanga Harbour on the 19th August, 1915.

 

Lieut. Herbert Keer Case, R.N.R. Lieut. Case was in command of one of the whalers which proceeded into Sudi Harbour on the 11th April, 1916, and handled his vessel under fire in the confined waters of the harbour with great skill and gallantry. His quiet and calm behaviour set a perfect example to those under him.

 

Bosn. John Park Mortimore, R.N. Mr. Mortimer was in one of the whalers which entered Sudi Harbour on the 11th April, 1916, and gave every assistance to his Captain, encouraging the guns' crews, making good spotting corrections, and rendering first aid readily and efficiently to the wounded.

 


 

 

29680 - 25 JULY 1916

 

DOVER PATROL OPERATIONS

 

..... (see Dover Patrol Operations, Naval Despatch dated 29 May 1916):

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant Henry Forrester, R.N.

Acting Lieutenant James Towrie Muir, R.N.R.

Skipper Robert George Hurren, R.N.R.

Chief Artificer Engineer Thomas Robson Hall, R.N.

 


 

 

29736 - 5 SEPTEMBER 1916

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Lieut. Frederick Septimus Kelly, R.N.V.R.

Capt. Bernard George Weller, R.M.L.I.

Temp. Lieut. Thomas Nixon Riley, R.M.

In recognition of their services with the Royal Naval Division in the Gallipoli Peninsula.

 

Flight Sub-Lieut. Roderic Stanley Dallas, R.N.A.S. Flight Sub-Lieut. Dallas, in addition to performing consistently good work in reconnaissances and fighting patrols since December, 1915, has been brought to notice by the Vice-Admiral, Dover Patrol, for the specially gallant manner in which he has carried out his duties. Amongst other exploits is the following: On the 21st May, 1916, he sighted at least 12 hostile machines, which had been bombing Dunkerque. He attacked one at 7,000 feet, and then attacked a second machine close to him. After reloading, he climbed to 10,000 feet, and attacked a large hostile two-seater machine off Westende. The machine took fire and nose-dived seawards. Another enemy machine then appeared, which he engaged and chased to the shore, but had to abandon owing to having used all his ammunition.

 

Sub-Lieut. (now Act. Lieut.) Christopher Bernard Oxley, R.N. Sub-Lieut. Oxley was acting as Observer with Flight-Lieut. Edward H. Dunning, D.S.C., as Pilot, on escort and reconnaissance patrol for a flight of bombing machines on the Bulgarian coast, on the 20th June, 1916. Two enemy machines were engaged at close, range and forced to retire, and as our machine withdrew Flight-Lieut. Dunning was hit in the left leg and the machine itself was badly damaged. Sub-Lieut. Oxley, having first improvised a tourniquet, which he gave to Flight Lieut. Dunning, took control of the machine, whilst the latter put on the tourniquet. The pilot was obliged to keep his thumb over a hole in the lower part of the petrol tank in order to keep enough fuel to return to the aerodrome, where he made an exceedingly good landing.

 

Flight Sub-Lieut. Donald Ernest Harkness, R.N.A.S.

Flight Sub-Lieut. Ralph Harold Collett, R.N.A.S.

In recognition of their services on the morning of the 9th August, 1916, when they dropped bombs on the airship sheds at Evere and Berchem St. Agathe. Flight Sub-Lieut. Collett dropped all his bombs on the shed at Evere from a height of between 300 and 500 feet, under very heavy rifle, machine-gun and shrapnel fire from all directions. Flight Sub-Lieut. Harkness could not descend so low owing to the very heavy antiaircraft fire which had by this time been opened on the machines, but he dropped some of his bombs on the shed, and then proceeded to Berchem St. Agathe, which he also bombed.

 

Act. Lieut. Frank Stewart Lofthouse, R.N.R. Lieut. Lofthouse showed admirable presence of mind on the occasion of the attack by an Austrian cruiser on a group of drifters in the Adriatic on the 9th July, 1916. When the cruiser opened fire on his drifter at point-blank range, this officer ordered the crew to put on lifebelts, and immediately went to the wireless apparatus himself and twice sent out a message as to the presence of the cruiser. Whilst he was sending this message three shots hit the ship. He then came on deck and, finding his ship was sinking, he got his crew overboard and by his example and behaviour kept them together until they were picked up six hours later.

 

Skipper Harold John Goldspink, R.N.R., 1937 W.S.A.

 

Skipper James Ritchie, R.N.R., 1271 W.S.A. Skipper Ritchie behaved in an admirable manner and displayed great coolness under fire on the occasion of the attack by an Austrian cruiser on a. group of drifters in the Adriatic, on the 9th July, 1916. He was instrumental in saving many lives by taking his drifter alongside damaged drifters and by picking up men who were in the water.

 

Skipper Frederick George Harris, R.N.R., 1147 W.S.A. Skipper Harris showed most seamanlike qualities on the occasion of the attack by an Austrian cruiser on a group of drifters in the Adriatic on the 9th July, 1916. He went to the assistance of the damaged drifters, took them in tow, and brought them safely into harbour.

 


 

 

29751 - 15 SEPTEMBER 1916

 

BATTLE OF JUTLAND - AWARDS TO OFFICERS

 

 ..... (see Battle of Jutland - Commendations and Awards to Officers, Naval Despatch dated 23 August 1916)

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant Arthur Malcolm Peters, R.N.

Lieutenant Cuthbert Coppinger, R.N.

Lieutenant John Hinton Carrow, R.N.

Lieutenant .Stewart Magee Walker, R.N.

Flight Lieutenant Frederick Joseph Rutland, R.N. (Lieutenant, R.N.).

Lieutenant John Gordon Cliff-McCulloch, R.N.R.

Lieutenant Percy Harrison, R.N.V.R.

Carpenter Lieutenant John Norman Matheson, R.N.

The Rev. Anthony Pollen (Roman Catholic Chaplain).

Sub-Lieutenant Newton James Wallop William-Powlett, R.N.

Surgeon Probationer Douglas George Patrick Bell, R.N.V.R.

Chief Artificer Engineer Alexander Noble, R.N.

Artificer Engineer Joseph House, R.N.

 


 

 

29799 - 24 OCTOBER 1916

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Lieutenant Stephen Clive Lyttelton, R.N.

Lieutenant Rodolph Henry Fane De Salis, R.N.

 

Lieutenant Anthony Bevis Lockhart, R.N. In recognition of his services in submarines in enemy waters.

 

Lieutenant George Samuel Brown, R.N.

Lieutenant James Lawrence Boyd, R.N.

Lieutenant Douglas Carteret Sealy, R.N.

Lieutenant Adrian Henry James Stokes. R.N.

In recognition of their services in submarines in enemy waters.

 

Flight Commander Tom Harry England, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the 26th August, 1916, when, accompanied by a Military Officer as Observer, he flew a seaplane 43 miles inland from the Syrian Coast, crossed a range of hills 2,000 feet high, with clouds at 1,500 feet, and after dropping bombs on the station of Horns returned safely to his ship. The machine was exposed to rifle fire at extremely low altitudes for long periods, and Flight Commander England showed remarkable pluck, determination and skill in carrying out the flight under adverse conditions.

 

Flight Lieutenant Charles Teverill Freeman, R.N.A.S. In recognition of the gallantry and skill displayed by him on the night of the 2nd August, 1916, when he made a determined attack on a Zeppelin at sea, only abandoning the attack when he had exhausted all his ammunition. As darkness was approaching at the time, and his chances of being picked up were problematical, his courage and devotion in returning to the attack a second and third time were exemplary.

 

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Stanley James Goble, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the 24th September, 1916, when he attacked two hostile machines in the vicinity of Ghistelles at close range, and brought one of them down on fire in a spiral nose-dive.

 

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Ronald Grahame, R.N.A.S. For exceptional gallantry in attacking and beating off four enemy seaplanes whilst on escort duty off the Belgian coast on the 22nd September, 1916.

 

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Daniel Murray Boyne Galbraith, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services in attacking a large enemy two-seater seaplane on the 28th September, 1916. Flight Sub-Lieutenant Galbraith's machine was severely damaged by gun-fire from the enemy machine, which finally blew up in the air.

 

Sub-Lieutenant (now Act. Lieut.) John Gwyndd Wood, R.N.R. Sub-Lieutenant Wood was sent down the river Tigris from Umm-al-Tubal Camp in a motor-boat about 2.0 a.m., on the 1st December, 1915, with an important message. He displayed great bravery under heavy fire, and was wounded.

 

Lieutenant Benjamin Rowley George Kent, R.N.R.

Acting Lieutenant Hugh Donald Wynne, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieutenant Frederick Henry Good, R.N.R.

Chief Gunner Robert John Thomas, R.N.

In recognition of their services in the Patrol Cruisers during the period January to June, 1916.

 

Acting Lieutenant Denis A. Casey, R.N.R.

Acting Lieutenant Arthur George Madan, R.N.R.

In recognition of their services in submarines in enemy waters.

 

Gunner (T) Reuben James McVittie, R.N.

 

Skipper Charles Angus, R.N.R., 390 W.S.A. In recognition of his conduct in an engagement with enemy submarines on the 11th July, 1916, and of the skilful and seamanlike manner in which he manoeuvred his vessel when she was disabled by gunfire, thereby saving practically the whole of his ship's company.

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..... award of a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross of the undermentioned Warrant Officer for a subsequent act of gallantry:

Skipper Alfred Robert Thompson, D.S.C., R.N.R. (The award of the Distinguished Service Cross was notified in Gazette dated 31st May, 1916, page 5418.)

 


 

 

29848 - 5 DECEMBER 1916

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Flight Lieut. Egbert Cadbury, R.N.A.S.

Flight Sub-Lieut. Gerrard William Reginald Fane, R.N.A.S.

In recognition of the skill and gallantry, which they displayed on the morning of the 28th November, 1916, in pursuing out to sea and attacking at close range a Zeppelin, which had been engaged in a raid on England. Both officers were exposed to machine-gun fire throughout their attacks.

 


 

 

29877 - 22 DECEMBER 1916

 

..... award of Decorations and Medals to the following officers and men of the British 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.

Captain Charles John Walker.

Captain Henry Vaughan Rigby.

Captain James Trickey.

Captain Alban Chittenden.

Captain George Wallace Cockman, R.D. (Commander R.N.R., retired).

Captain Frederick Hubert Robinson.

Captain Frederick Edward Beeching.

Chief Officer Frank Aubrey McGowan Richardson.

Captain James Ernest Churchill (Lieut. R.N.R., retired).

Captain Edward Borrowdale Johnson.

Captain George Richard Thompson.

 


 

 

29886 - 29 DECEMBER 1916

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers in recognition of their services in the Battle of Jutland:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Mr. Francis William Potter, Gunner, R.N. For very important duties during the action, carried out with great coolness and accuracy.

 

Mr. Thomas Bazley, Gunner (T), R.N. Was of great assistance during action on night of 31st May-lst June. In charge of torpedo armament of ship, and fired at enemy's Battle Fleet during the night with effect.

_____

 

Mine-Sweeping Operations.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Peter Alexander Crawford Sturrock, R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Edgar Buckland, R.N.

Tempy. Lieut. James Collis Bird, R.N. (Lieut., R.I.M., retd.).

Lieut. William G. Wood, R.N.R.

Lieut. Geoffrey Unsworth, R.N.R.

Lieut. Rudolph Lancelot Wikner, R.N.R.

Lieut. William St. Clair Fleming, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Percival Tugwood, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. William George Duggan, R.N.R.

Skipper Frederick Alfred Sibley, R.N.R., 20 W.S.A.

Skipper Benjamin Robert Joyce, R.N.R., 60 W.S.A.

Skipper George Ferguson, R.N.R., 233 W.S.A.

Skipper Alexander McLeod, R.N.R., 303 W.S.A.

Skipper Alexander McKay, R.N.R., 356 W.S.A.

Skipper Donald McMillan, R.N.R., 2010 W.S.A.

Skipper Samson Herbert Hayes, R.N.R., 2118 W.S.A.

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Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flight Lieut. Ernest William Norton, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his skill and gallantry in destroying a German kite balloon on the 20th October, 1916, under severe anti-aircraft fire.

 

Surgeon Hother McCormack Hanschell, R.N. In recognition of his services with the Tanganyika Flotilla. The comparative immunity from sickness enjoyed by the members of the expedition was due to the unremitting care bestowed by Surgeon Hanschell on the health of the personnel and on the sanitary state of the camps and vessels.

 

Lieutenant Arthur Darville Dudley. R.N.V.R. In recognition of his services with the Tanganyika Flotilla. He showed great coolness and skill in handling his ship in all circumstances.

 

Sub-Lieut. Guy Trevarton Sholl, R.N.V.R. In recognition of his services in charge of a squadron of Royal Naval Armoured Cars in Armenia and Persia. By his presence of mind he saved the cars when they were ambushed by the Turks at Marnik on the 1st September, 1916, and by his devotion to duty, courage and hard work he effected the capture of the village of Norsehen on the 9th September, and secured the explosion of a Turkish magazine, with great loss to the enemy. His consistent cheerfulness and unselfishness were a material factor in the success of the work accomplished by the cars.

 

Gunner (T) James Albert Graham, R.N. In recognition of his services in a submarine, which carried out a successful .attack on an enemy Battle Squadron on the 5th November, 1916.

 

Captain John Couch, Master of the Transport "Trevorian." In recognition of the great coolness, judgment and resource which he displayed under very trying circumstances during the evacuation of Constantza on the 22nd October, 1916. The "Trevorian" was the last ship to leave the harbour, which was already being shelled, was exposed to shell fire for an hour after putting to sea, and successfully avoided a submarine attack during the voyage. During the whole of this time Captain Couch remained on the bridge.

 

 

 

1917

 

All Admiralty, SW

 

 

29947 – 16 FEBRUARY 1917

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the following Officers:

Lieut. John Lawrie, R.N.R.

Lieut. Cedric Naylor, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Philip James Hogg, R.N.R.

Ch. Gnr. (T.) Richard Hawkes, R.N.

 

Flight Cdr. William Geoffrey Moore, R.N.A.S. In recognition of the excellent work which he has done in East Africa, and especially on the 10th January, 1917, when he flew a distance of 300 miles from Ubena to Mahenje. He obtained important results in bombing flights.

 

Flight Lieut. Lionel Conrad Shoppee, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and enterprise during a bomb attack by aircraft on an important enemy railway bridge. A subsequent reconnaissance showed that the whole of the centre section of the bridge had collapsed into the river, thereby interrupting important enemy railway communications.

 

Flight Lieut. Edward Rochfort Grange, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and skill on several occasions in successfully attacking and bringing down hostile machines, particularly on the 4th January, 1917, when during one flight he had three separate engagements with hostile machines, all of which were driven down out of control. On the 5th January, 1917, he attacked three hostile machines, one of which was driven down in a nose-dive. On the 7th January, 1917, after having driven down one hostile machine, he observed two other enemy aircraft attacking one of our scouts. He was on the way to its assistance when he was attacked by a third hostile scout. He was hit in the shoulder by a bullet from this machine, but landed his aeroplane safely in an aerodrome on our side of the lines.

 

Flight Sub-Lieut. Robert Alexander Little, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous bravery in successfully attacking and bringing down hostile machines on several occasions. On 11th November, 1916, he attacked and brought down a hostile machine in flames. On 12th .December, 1916, he attacked a German machine at a range of 50 yards; this machine was brought down in a nose-dive. On 20th December, 1916, he dived at a hostile machine, and opened fire at 25 yards range; the observer was seen to fall down inside the machine, which went down in a spinning nose-dive. On 1st January, 1917, he attacked an enemy scout, which turned over on its back and came down completely out of control.

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..... award to the undermentioned officer of a Bar to his Distinguished Service Cross:

Flight Lieut. Daniel Murray Boyne Galbraith, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry. On 23rd November, 1916, he attacked single-handed a formation of six hostile aircraft, no other allied machines being in the vicinity. One hostile machine was shot down, a second was driven down under control, and the remaining four machines then gave up the fight and landed. In several other combats in the air Flight Lieutenant Galbraith has displayed exceptional gallantry, particularly on 10th and 16th November, 1916, on each of which days he successfully engaged and shot down an enemy machine. (The award of the Distinguished Service Cross was announced in the Gazette of the 25th October, 1916.)

 


 

 

29997 - 23 MARCH 1917

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Capt. John Maurice Palmer, R.M.L.I.

Lieut. Edward Overend Priestley, R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Francis Eric Palliser, R.N,

Lieut. Leon Stopford Acheson, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Arthur Hanna, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Francis Cecil Pretty, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. James Sinclair Campbell, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Edgar William Bowack, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Stephen Philip Robey White, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Magnus Leo Musson, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Francis Robert Hereford, R.N.R.

Asst. Payr. William Richard Ashton, R.N.R,

Sub-Lieut. Leonard Clifton Warder, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Richard Percy Nisbet, R.N.R.

Asst. Payr. Reginald Arthur Nunn, R.N.R.

Gnr. (T.) Harry Morgan, R.N.

Gnr. Morris Roseman Cole, R.N.

Skipper George Albert Novo, R.N.R., 1338 W.S.A.

Skipper David Wallace, R.N.R., 1443 W.S.A.

Skipper Philip William Page, R.N.R., 559 W.S.A.

Skipper Thomas Crisp, R.N.R., 10055 D.A.

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..... award to the undermentioned Officer of a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross for a subsequent act of gallantry:

Skipper Walter Samuel Wharton, D.S.C., R.N.R. (The award of the Distinguished Service Cross was announced in London Gazette dated 31st May, 1916.)

 


 

 

30015 - 10 APRIL 1917

 

In addition to the honours notified in the Supplements to the London Gazette dated 14th March, 15th May (3rd Supplement), and 31st May, 1916 (3rd Supplement), The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointment to the Distinguished Service Order and for the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned officers, in recognition of their services in the Eastern Mediterranean up to the 30th June, 1916:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant Kenneth Edwards, R.N. Performed good service at the landing and at the evacuation of Helles. Set a fine example to his men whilst assisting at salvage operations on Monitor M.30 under fire from enemy's guns.

 

Lieutenant Charles Leonard Fawell, R.N.V.R. For consistent good service, often under heavy fire, whilst in command of motor gunboat in the Smyrna inner patrol.

 


 

 

30029 - 20 APRIL 1917

 

Honours for Service in the Patrol Cruisers.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers in recognition of their services in the Patrol Cruisers, under the command of Vice-Admiral Reginald G. O. Tupper, C.B., C.V.O., during the period 1st July-31st December, 1916:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Asst. Payr. (now Payr.) Frank Lankester Horsey, R.N.

Lieut. Howard Uncles, R.N.R.

Mid. Thomas Edwin Hunter Grove, R.N.R.

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Honours for Royal Naval Air Service.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Flt.-Lieut. (now act. Flt.-Cdr.) Charles Cyril Rogers Edwards, R.N.A.S.

Sub-Lieut. Charles Keith Chase, R.N.V.R.

In recognition of their services on the 1st March, 1917, when they were attacked by two hostile machines whilst on a reconnaissance flight and brought them both down out of control. Flt.-Lieut. Edwards was hit by a bullet which passed through the left shoulder, fracturing the collar-bone, and at the same time was slightly wounded in both feet. Although suffering considerably, he brought his machine home safely, in spite of being again attacked by two hostile aircraft. By his determination and pluck he probably saved his own life and that of his observer.

 

Flt.-Cdr. Alfred William Clemson, R.N.A.S.

Sub-Lieut. James Leslie Kerry, R.N.V.R.

In recognition of their conspicuous gallantry on the 28th February, 1917, when they carried out a reconnaissance of Rayak and Damascus in a seaplane. During this flight they crossed two mountain ranges whose lowest ridges are 4,000 feet high, and brought back valuable information.

 

Lieut. (now Lieut.-Cdr.) Erskine Childers, R.N.V.R. In recognition of his services with the R.N.A.S. for the period January-May, 1916. During this time he acted as observer in many important air reconnaissances, showing remarkable aptitude for observing and for collating the results of his observation.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Horace Ernest Philip Wigglesworth, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and enterprise on the 23rd January, 1917, during a bomb attack by aircraft when considerable damage was done to enemy blast furnaces at Burbach. During this flight he fought five engagements with enemy aircraft in formations of three, four and five at a time.

 

Sub-Lieut. (now Lieut.) Eric Bourne Coulter Betts, R.N.V.R. In recognition of his services on the 1st February, 1917, when he carried out a long reconnaissance and returned with extremely important information, shooting down an enemy scout machine which attacked him on his way back.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Act. Lieut. John Herman Ritchie Elfert, R.N.R.

Eng. Sub-Lieut. John Smith, R.N.R.

Gnr. William John Hubbard, R.N.

Art.-Eng. Ernest Thaxter, R.N.

 


 

 

30061 - 8 MAY 1917

 

DOVER STRAITS ACTION

 

Honours for Service in the Action Between H.M. Ships "Swift" and "Broke" and German Destroyers on the night of the 20th to 21st April, 1917.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers for their services during this action:

Lieut. Geoffrey Victor Hickman, R.N. Navigator and second in command of H.M.S. "Broke." He assisted with great coolness in handling the ship in action. His proper appreciation of the situation when one enemy destroyer was torpedoed, which his commanding officer had made ready to ram, enabled course to be altered in time to ram the next astern.

 

Lieut. Robert Douglas King-Harman, R.N. Navigating Officer of H.M.S. "Swift." He was of the utmost assistance to his commanding officer throughout.

 

Lieut. Maximilian Garden Despard, R.N. First and Gunnery Lieut of H.M.S. "Broke." He controlled gun fire and gave the orders which resulted in an enemy destroyer being torpedoed.

 

Lieut. Henry Antony Simpson, R.N. Executive Officer and Gunnery Lieut. of H.M.S. "Swift." He displayed great coolness and method in the control of fire which he had very ably organised and zealously drilled, and greatly assisted his commanding officer throughout the action.

 

Surg. Prob. Christopher Thomas Helsham, R.N.V.R. ("Broke").

Surg. Prob. John Sinclair Westwater, R.N.V.R. ("Swift").

Worked with great energy and ability in attending to the wounded.

 

Gnr. (T.) Henry Turner, R.N. ("Swift.") Obtained a hit with a torpedo on one of the enemy destroyers.

 

Gnr. (T.) Frederick Grinney, R.N. ("Broke.") Gave orders for the firing of the torpedo which struck one of the enemy destroyers.

 

Mid. Donald Allen Gyles, R.N.R. ("Broke.") He took charge on the forecastle, and, although wounded in the eye, organised a gun's crew from the survivors of the crews which had suffered heavy casualties and kept the guns on the forecastle going. He repelled the German sailors who swarmed on board from the destroyer which was rammed, and remained at his post until after the action was finished.

 


 

 

30066 - 11 MAY 1917

 

Honours for Royal Naval Air Service.

 

.... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Flt.-Cdr. Bertram Lawrence Huskisson, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous skill and gallantry during the past eighteen months. This officer led his flight with great courage and determination during the three months he was attached to the Royal Flying Corps, and has destroyed or driven down several hostile machines.

 

Flt.-Lieut. (now Flt.-Cdr.) Arthur Dennis Wigram Allen, R.N.A.S. This officer has done a very large amount of flying during the past nine months on fast scouts on fighter patrol work. In addition, he has done a great deal of testing work at the aircraft depot. He is a brilliant pilot.

 

Flt.-Lieut. (now Flt.-Cdr.) Bertram Charles Bell, D.S.O., R.N.A.S. For conspicuous skill and gallantry during the last fifteen months. This officer has had charge of a flight during this period, and has continuously carried out most valuable work as a pilot both of reconnaissance and photographic and of fighter escort machines. His machine has been constantly under heavy anti-aircraft fire for long periods while carrying out his work.

 

Flt.-Lieut. (now actg. Flt.-Cdr.) Frank Fowler, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous skill and gallantry during the last nine months, in reconnaissance, photographic and spotting machines. On the majority of occasions he has acted as pilot to Lieut. Gow, R.N.V.R., his machine being constantly hit by anti-aircraft fire.

 

Flt.-Lieut. Frank Thomas Digby, R.N.A.S. For conspicuously good work as a pilot of bombing machines. He has taken part in numerous bomb raids with successful results.

 

Flt.-Lieut. Herbert George Brackley, R.N.A.S. For conspicuously good work as pilot of a bombing machine. Has carried out twelve raids since the 1st June, 1916, mostly by night. On one occasion he returned with forty holes in his machine.

 

Flt.-Lieut. Noel Keeble, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry on the 23rd October, 1916, when he attacked four German seaplanes and brought one of them down in a vertical nose-dive into the sea.

 

Flt.-Lieut. Thomas Frederick Le Mesurier, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous work as a pilot of a bombing machine. Has taken part in fourteen raids and numerous fighter patrols.

 

Flt. Lieut. Irwin Napier Colin Clarke, R.N.A.S. For conspicuously good work as a pilot of bombing machines. He has taken part in seventeen attacks with good results, in addition to carrying out numerous fighter patrols.

 

Flt. Lieut. Robert John Orton Compston, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous skill and gallantry during the past nine months, in particular when attached to the Royal Flying Corps, when he had numerous engagements with enemy aircraft, and certainly destroyed one.

 

Flt. Lieut. William Edward Gardner, R.N.A.S. For conspicuously good work as a pilot of a bombing machine. He has taken part in seventeen raids and numerous fighter patrols.

 

Lieut. Russell William Gow, R.N.V.R. For consistently good work when acting as observer, being responsible for many valuable photographs; also for his good work in connection with artillery spotting. His machine has been hit on many occasions by anti-aircraft fire.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Philip Sidney Fisher, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous skill as a seaplane pilot during the last nine months. Has carried out many valuable reconnaissance patrols and several bomb attacks with good results

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Douglas Alexander Hardy Nelles, R.N.A.S. For conspicuously good work as a pilot of a bombing machine. He has taken part in seventeen raids, and has also done a large amount of fighter patrol work.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Ernest John Cuckney, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and ability when taking part in a raid on the seaplane station at Zeebrugge.

 

Flight Sub-Lieut. John Edward Sharman, R.N.A.S. For devotion to duty during long distance air raids. On one occasion, after leading a flight in the morning and returning safely he volunteered and flew a bombing machine with a second flight in the afternoon, again acting as leader.

 

Flight Sub-Lieut. Walter Ernest Flett, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry during an air raid. Shortly after leaving the objective he was engaged with three enemy machines - two single-seater and one two-seater. His gunlayer, Air-Mechanic, 1st Grade, R. G. Kimberley, was slightly wounded in the wrist, which numbed his hand. Notwithstanding this he succeeded in bringing down two of the enemy machines, being again wounded by an explosive bullet in the ankle. The machine was riddled with bullets, and owing to the damage navigation was most difficult, and the return journey was very slow. Consequently he was again attacked, but although the gunlayer was twice wounded, the enemy machine was driven off.

..... award to the undermentioned officer of a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross:

Flt. Lieut. Ronald Grahame, D.S.C.. R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry during raids on the seaplane station at Zeebrugge. On one occasion he descended to 600 feet, and on another occasion to 300 feet, before releasing his bombs. (The award of the Distinguished Service Cross was announced in London Gazette dated 25th October, 1916.)

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Lieut. Walter Napier Thomason Beckett, R.N.

Engr. Lt. Alexander Hargreaves Boyle, R.N.

Lieut. Frank Tomkinson Brade, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alfred Swann, R.N.V.R.

Act. Lieut. James Alexander Pollard Blackburn, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. William Murdoch McLeod, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Arnold George Morgan, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Harold William Green, R.N.R.

Asst. Payr. John Weston Sells, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Harold Drew, R.N.

Act. Sub-Lieut. (actg.) Edmund George Smithard, R.N.R.

Ch. Art. Engr. Edward Ethelbert Rose, R.N.

Gnr. Percy John Joseph Cullum, R.N.

Skipper Joseph Powley, R.N.R., 240 S.A.

Skipper William Wood, R.N.R., 648 S.A.

Skipper James Thompson.

..... award to the undermentioned Officer of a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross for a subsequent act of gallantry:

Lieut. Walter Leonard Scott, D.S.C., R.N.R. (since drowned – 29 March 1917, HM Q-ship Bayard). (The award of the Distinguished Service Cross was announced in the London Gazette dated 22nd June, 1916.)

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Honours to 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. Frederick John Lane.

Capt. John Harris Howard Scudamore.

Ch. Off. James Black Ruhe.

Ch. Eng. Thomas Dix Lowthian.

2nd Off. William Foster.

Ch. Eng. Alexander Graham Stewart.

Capt. Andrew McIntosh McKend.

Capt. Patterson Kirkaldy.

Ch. Off. Harry Rawcliffe.

Ch. Eng. Alexander Rose Arthur.

 


 

 

30088 - 22 MAY 1917

 

Honours for Service in Destroyer Patrol Flotillas, Armed Boarding Steamers, &c.

 

..... in recognition of their services in the Destroyer Patrol Flotillas, Armed Boarding Steamers, &c., during the period which ended on the 30th September, 1916:

 

To be awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. (now Lieut.-Cdr.) Henry Radcliffe James, R.N.

Lieut. Cecil Rudolph Ernest Wilbraham Ferryman, R.N.

Lieut. Keith Richard Farquharson, R.N.

Lieut. Herbert Owen, R.N.

Lieut. Ernest Kirkbank Irving, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Murray, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Thomas Henry Coughtrey, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Albert Ernest Trivett Morris, R.N.R.

Asst. Payr. Hugh James Leleu, R.N.R.

Ch. Gnr. Reginald Cardwell Ide, R.N.

Ch. Art. Engr. Herbert Edward Pope, R.N.

Ch. Art. Engr. John William Farrow, R.N.

Gnr. Thomas Henry Keyes, R.N.

Art. Engr. William Thomas Hall, R.N.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross

Lieut. Henry Antony Simpson, D.S.C., R.N.

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Honours for Service in the Dover Patrol.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned officers in recognition of their services in vessels of the Dover Patrol, under the command of Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald H. S. Bacon, K.C.B., K.C.V.O., D.S.O., during the period from 1st July-31st December, 1916:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. John Brooke, R.N.

Lieut. Sir John Meynell Alleyne, Bart., R.N.

Lieut. Wyndham Charles Johnson, R.N.

Lieut. Charles Herbert Lightoller, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. John Douglas Gibbon Chater, R.N.R.

Ch. Art.-Eng. Henry Taylor, R.N.

Gnr. George Gates, R.N.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned officers:

Lieut. Francis William Crowther, R.N.

Lieut. William Strickland Harrison, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Charles Bruce Long Filmer, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Charles O'Callaghan, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Laurence James Meade, R.N.R.

..... awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross for subsequent acts of gallantry:

Lieut. Cedric Naylor, D.S.C., R.N.R. (The award of the Distinguished Service Cross was announced in the London Gazette dated 16th February, 1917.)

 

Act. Lieut. Stephen Philip Robey White, D.S.C., R.N.R. (The award of the Distinguished Service Cross was announced in the London Gazette dated 23rd March, 1917.)

 

Asst. Payr. William Richard Ashton, D.S.C., R.N.R. (The award of the Distinguished Service Cross was announced in the London Gazette dated 23rd March, 1917.)

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Honours for Royal Naval Air Service.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Flt.-Lieut. Lloyd Samuel Breadner, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and skill in leading his patrol against hostile formations. He has himself brought down three hostile machines and forced several others to land. On the 6th April, 1917, he drove down a hostile machine which was wrecked while attempting to land in a ploughed field. On the morning of the 11th April, 1917, he destroyed a hostile machine, which fell in flames, brought down another in a spinning nose dive with one wing folded up, and forced a third to land.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Joseph Stewart Fall, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous bravery and skill in attacking hostile aircraft. On the morning of the 11th April, 1917, while escorting our bombing machines, he brought down three hostile aircraft. The first he attacked and brought down completely out of control. He was then attacked by three hostile scouts who forced him down to within about two hundred feet of the ground. By skilful piloting he manoeuvred his machine close behind one of them, which was driven down and wrecked. Shortly afterwards this Officer was again attacked by a hostile scout, which he eventually brought down a short time before recrossing the lines. He then landed at one of the aerodromes, his machine having been riddled with bullets from the hostile machines, and also by rifle fire from the ground.

 


 

 

30111 - 1 JUNE 1917

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned officer:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Asst. Payr. Lawrence William Williams, R.N.R.

 


 

 

30133 - 15 JUNE 1917

 

EAST AFRICAN CAMPAIGN

 

..... (see East African Campaign, Naval Despatch dated 28 January 1917):

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant Eldred Stuart Brooksmith., R.N. Was in sole command of the defences of the southern part of the defence lines at Bagamoyo, when he showed conspicuous ability; also contributed largely to the successful firing by the monitors.

 

Flight Lieutenant James Edward Baker Maclean, R.N.A.S. Since April, 1916, has carried out constant flights over the enemy's coast, including reconnaissances, bomb-dropping and spotting; was wounded when flying over Bagamoyo.

 

Mr. John Mackay, Chief Gunner, R.N. Was in command of whaler "Salamander," and did excellent work under fire; organised mine-sweeping with great efficiency.

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..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers in recognition of their services with the East African Military Forces:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Squadron Commander Eric Roper Curzon Nanson, R.N.A.S. Organised his unit with great efficiency and zeal, and carried out reconnaissance work under great climatic difficulties.

 

Lieutenant Vincent Holland Pryor Molteno, R.N. Organised the naval gun detachment which he commanded during part of the Kibata operations.

 

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Leslie O. Brown. For bravery, zeal and ability shown in many long flights over enemy territory on reconnaissance work and bomb-dropping expeditions; was repeatedly under fire.

 

Flight Lieutenant Norman Gordon Stewart-Dawson. Carried out reconnaissance over difficult country on 30th May, 1916, when he was obliged to land in the bush.

 

Lieutenant William John King, R.N.V.R For continuous good service in the operations of the Umba Valley Field Force; also served as Assistant Transport Officer and as Port Captain, Tanga.

 

Captain Ernest William O'Connor, Master of Transport "Barjora." Showed exceptional ability in the coast operations, the success of the landings being largely due to his professional capacity and zeal.

 


 

 

30147 - 22 JUNE 1917

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

.... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Lieut. Hugh Evelyn Raymond, R.N.

Lieut. Reginald Nash, R.N.

Lieut. Edward Arthur Aylmer, R.N.

Lieut. Colin John Lawrence Bittleston, R.N.

Lieut. Leonard Ernest Pearson, R.N.

Act. Lieut. Edward Lyon Berthon, R.N.

Lieut. William Stanley Nelson, R.N.R.

Lieut. Hugh Ross Mackay, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Joseph Fulton, R.N.R.

Lieut. Nelson Cooper, R.N.R.

Lieut. Richard James Turnbull, R.N.R.

Eng.-Lieut. Alexander Kenny, R.N.R.

Lieut. Robert Alexander Paterson, R.N.V.R.

Sub-Lieut. James Henry Arnold, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Clarence Aubrey King, R.N.V.R.

Skipper Thomas Edward Cain. R.N.R., 2061 W.S.A.

Skipper William Henry Brewer, R.N.R., 2440 S.A.

Skipper William Arthur Mead, R.N.R., 1518 S.A.

Skipper Adam Forbes, R.N.R., 66 W.S.A.

 

..... awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross for a subsequent act of gallantry:

Lieut. Frederick Henry Peterson, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.R. (The award of the Distinguished Service Cross was announced in London Gazette dated 14th July, 1916.)

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Flt. Cdr. Philip Leslie Holmes, R.N.A.S.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. (now act. Flt. Cdr.) Herbert Gardner Travers, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services with the Army in France. This Officer has himself brought down three hostile aeroplanes completely out of control, and has taken part in two other combats in which enemy machines were forced to land in our lines. He has always shown the greatest determination in leading his flight on offensive patrols, and has on many occasions driven down superior numbers of hostile machines.

 

Flt. Lieut. Edward J. Cooper, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Charles Reginald Morrish, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Henry George Boswell, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Charles Langston Scott, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Walter Travers Swire Williams, R.N.A.S.

 

Flt. Lieut. Thomas Grey Culling, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the 23rd April, 1917, when with two other machines he engaged a formation of nine hostile scouts and two-seater machines. Two two-seater machines were shot down, one of them by Flt. Lieut. Culling unassisted.

 

Flt. Lieut. Francis Dominic Casey, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous bravery and skill in attacking hostile aircraft on numerous occasions. On April 21st, 1917, he attacked a hostile two-seater machine at a range varying from 40 to 100 yards, and brought it down completely out of control. On April 23rd, 1917, on four different occasions during one flight, he attacked hostile machines, one of which was driven down in a spinning nose dive and another turning over on its side went down completely out of control. This Officer has driven down four machines completely out of control, and forced many others down.

 

Flt. Lieut. Charles Adrian Maitland-Heriot, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. John Roland Secretan Devlin, R.N.A.S.

Sub-Lieut. Rupert Forbes-Bentley, R.N.V.R.

In recognition of their services in a bombing attack on the Kuleli Burgas Bridge on 4th January, 1917, when several direct hits were scored and considerable damage done. The machines were exposed to anti-aircraft, rifle and machine gun fire during the attack, and also on the return journey.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Leo Philip Paine, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Robert Leckie, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Basil Deacon Hobbs, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Charles McNicoll, R.N.A.S.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Valentine Edgar Sieveking, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the night of 3rd to 4th May, 1917, when he dropped bombs on Ostend seaplane base with good results, making two trips.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Harold Thomas Mellings, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the 19th March, 1917, when he attacked a hostile aeroplane with great gallantry at heights varying from 12,000 to 2,000 feet.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Frederick Earle Fraser, R.N.A.S.

 

Flt. Lieut. (act. Flt. Cdr.) Charles Dawson Booker. For special gallantry in the field on numerous occasions, especially the following: On 26th April, 1917, he went to the assistance of some of our photographic machines, which were about to be attacked by twelve Albatross scouts. One of these he fired on at close range, and brought it down out of control. On 24th May, 1917, whilst on patrol, he went to the assistance of a formation of our machines, which was being attacked by nine hostile scouts. He attacked one of the latter, which was driven down in flames and crashed. Later in the same day he attacked and drove down out of control another hostile machine. On numerous other occasions he has attacked enemy machines and driven them down out of control.

 

Flt.-Lieut. George Goodman Simpson. For gallantry and able leadership in aerial fighting, notably on the following occasions: On 3rd May, 1917, he drove down a hostile aeroplane out of control. On 11th May, 1917, while on offensive patrol with five other machines, he attacked six hostile aircraft. One of these he brought down out of control, and a few minutes later he attacked another at close range and brought it down in flames. On 23rd May, 1917, he led a formation of five machines to attack at least twice that number of hostile aeroplanes. Both formations became split up, and a general fight ensued. Five times during the combat he drove off hostile aeroplanes from another of our machines, and one of those which he attacked was seen to go down in a spin.

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....awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross for subsequent acts of gallantry:

Flt.-Cdr. Theodore Douglas Hallam, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. (The award of the Distinguished Service Cross was announced in the London Gazette of 15th December, 1915.)

 

Flt.-Cdr. Roderic Stanley Dallas, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the 23rd April, 1917, when with two other machines he engaged a formation of nine hostile scouts and two-seater machines. Two two-seater machines were shot down, one of them by Flt.-Cdr. Dallas unassisted. (The award of the Distinguished Service Cross was announced in the London Gazette of 6th September, 1916.)

 

Flt.-Lieut. Charles Langston Scott, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

 

Flt.-Lieut. Robert Alexander Little, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For exceptional daring and skill in aerial fighting on many occasions, of which the following are examples: On the 28th April, 1917, he destroyed an Aviatik; on the 29th April he shot down a hostile scout, which crashed. On the 30th April, with three other machines he went up after hostile machines and saw a big fight going on between fighter escorts and hostile aircraft. Flt.-Lieut. Little attacked one at fifty yards range, and brought it down out of control. A few minutes later he attacked a red scout with a larger machine than the rest. This machine was handled with great skill, but by clever manoeuvring Flt.-Lieut. Little got into a good position and shot it down out of control. (The award of the Distinguished Service Cross was announced in the London Gazette of 16th February, 1917.)

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Honours to 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. William Frodsom.

Capt. Stanley Cooper.

 


 

 

30153 - 26 JUNE 1917

 

Honours for Service in the Auxiliary Patrol.

 

..... in recognition of their services in vessels of the Auxiliary Patrol between the 1st February and 31st December, 1916:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Walter Stafford, R.N.R.

Lieut. Ronald James Mortimer, R.N.R.

Lieut. Norman Baker, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Henry Holman, R.N.R.

Lieut. David Jefferson, R.N.R.

Lieut. George Walker, R.N.R.

Lieut. Ernest Victor Hugo, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alfred Henry Barnes, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alfred Sand Holmes, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Henry Askew Bee, R.N.R.

Lieut. Geoffrey Messenger, R.N.R.

Lieut. Edward Lewis Owen, R.N.R.

Lieut. Edward Wilkinson, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Trewhella Rowe, R.N.R.

Lieut. Tom Turnbull Laurenson. R.N.R.

Lieut. Alfred George Dodman, R.N.R.

Lieut. Gordon William Hatchard Lyndon, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Williams le Boutillier, R.N.R.

Lieut. Henry Jones, R.N.R.

Lieut. Richard Stephens Durham, R.N.R.

Lieut. Gordon Murray Croal Thomson, R.N.R.

Lieut. James Hogg Reid, R.N.R.

Lieut. Henry Brodie Conby, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Noble Day, R.N.R.

Lieut. Lawrence Peel Massy, R.N.R.

Lieut. Edward Horrabin Clements, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Robert Henry Baunton, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Ben. Chaplin R.N.R.

Lieut. Norman Graham Croall, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Lionel Sheard Chappell, R.N.V.R.

Ch. Skipper Frederick Ernest Willis, R.N.R., 1615W.S.A.

Ch. Skipper William Alfred Capps, R.N.R., 1796W.S.A.

Skipper Alexander Bruce Summers, R.N.R., 1048W.S.A.

Skipper John Bruce, R.N.R., 1331W.S.A.

Skipper James Cutter, R.N.R., 833D.A.

Skipper William Bramwell Jenner, R.N.R., 1848W.S.A.

Skipper John Samuel Macey, R.N.R., 497 W.S.A.

Skipper Thomas Turner, R.N.R., 664W.S.A.

Skipper William Henry Sweet, R.N.R., 2134 W.S.A.

 


 

 

30159 - 29 JUNE 1917

 

Honours for Service in Mine-Sweeping Operations.

 

..... in recognition of their services in Mine-sweeping operations between the 1st July, 1916, and the 31st March, 1917:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. William Victor Rice. D.S.O., R.N.

Lieut. Claude Preston Hermon-Hodge, R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Perfect Meredith Lewes, R.N.

Lieut. William Dene Keith Dowding, R.N.

Lieut. Archibald Henry L. S. Ruddell, R.N.

Lieut. Ebenezer Gordon, R.N.R.

Lieut. Edward L. Dobson, R.N.R.

Lieut. John H. Pitts, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alfred Havercroft Chafer, R.N.R.

Lieut. Howard McGlashan, R.N.R.

Lieut. Percy Noble Taylor, R.N.R.

Lieut. George B. Musson, R.N.R.

Lieut. Eric Rees, R.N.R.

Lieut. Charles Sidney Mence, R.N.R.

Lieut. Arthur Sandison, R.N.R.

Lieut. Wilfrid Walter Storey, R.N.R.

Lieut. Benjamin Swinhoe Stothard, R.N.R.

Lieut. Fred Collins, R.N.R.

Lieut. Thomas Elliott Hodge, R.N.R.

Lieut. Francis Joseph Woods, R.N.R.

Lieut. Roxburghe Tulloch, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alexander Duff Thomson, R.N.R.

Lieut. lann Mackenzie Adie, R.N.R.

Eng. Lieut. Joseph Hall, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. John Williams Powell, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Alexander Finlayson, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Charles Frederick Le Patourel, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Bernard Lawson Parker, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Percy Ridley, R.N.R.

Skipper Alexander McLeod, R.N.R., 759S.A.

Skipper George Mair, R.N.R., 770S.A.

Skipper Francis Thompson. R.N.R., 54S.A.

Skipper John Yolland, R.N.R., 58W.S.A.

Skipper Horace Edward Nutten, R.N.R., 60 S.A.

Skipper Thomas Reid, R.N.R., 490W.S.A.

Skipper James Edward Calvert, R.N.R., 767 W.S.A.

Skipper Robert Barker, R.N.R., 843W.S.A.

Skipper Samuel Beach Ward, R.N.R., 1369 W.S.A.

Skipper George Gill. R.N.R., 1979W.S.A.

 


 

 

30182 - 13 JULY 1917

 

EAST AFRICAN CAMPAIGN

 

..... (see East African Campaign, Army Despatch dated 10 March 1917):

 

Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant A. E. Wainwright, R.N.V.R.

Lieutenant Arthur Dudley, R.N.V.R.

Surgeon H. McC. Hanschell, R.N.

 


 

 

30194 - 20 JULY 1917

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Lieut. (now Lieut.-Cdr.) Edward Bernard Cornish Dicken, R.N.

Asst. Payr. (Act. Payr.) Victor Cecil Gould Eason, R.N. For services on the Staff of the Vice-Admiral commanding the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron, between June, 1916 and June, 1917.

 

Lieut. John Jenkins, R.N.R. For services in command of a seaplane-carrying vessel, on the East Indies and Egypt Station during the period 1st April, 1916-31st March, 1917.

 

Lieut. John Kerr, R.N.R. For services in command of a seaplane-carrying vessel on the East Indies and Egypt Station during the period 1st April, 1916-31st March, 1917.

 

Sub.-Lieut. (Act. Lieut.) Henry Beattie Bell-Irving, R.N.V.R. In recognition of his services in command of H.M. Drifter "I.F.S." in an engagement with five enemy seaplanes on the 11th June, 1917. Two of the enemy machines were brought down by gun-fire and destroyed.

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. John Edward Alfred Hoare, R.N.A.S.

Lieut. Peter Shaw, R.N.R.

Lieut. Charles William Walters, R.N.R.

Lieut. Herbert Lionel Upton, R.N.R.

Lieut. Peter Nicholson, R.N.R.

Lieut. Charles George Bonner, R.N.R.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. William Louis Anderson, R.N.A.S.

Sub-Lieut. Keith Morris, R.N.R.

Skipper John Kime, R.N.R., 670 WSA.

Skipper George Hubert Cecil Gray, R.N.R., 1558 WSA.

Skipper Harry Gower, R.N.R., 1845 WSA.

Skipper John Watson, R.N.R., 920 SA.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. William Geoffrey Messenger, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Richard Percy Nisbet, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Asst. Payr. Reginald Arthur Nunn, D.S.C. R.N.R.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

Flt. Cdr. John Callaghan Brooke, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services in the East Indies and Egypt Seaplane Squadron during the period 1st April 1916-31st March 1917. During this time he took part in several valuable reconnaissances and bombing flights, obtaining important information, and doing considerable damage to enemy organisations.

 

Flt. Cdr. Thomas Francis Netterville Gerrard, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services during an air fight on the 4th June, 1917. This officer led his flight against 15-20 hostile aeroplanes, and alone had ten engagements with these machines. He attacked one, and fired sixty rounds into its cockpit at point-blank range, the enemy machine rolling over and over for 3,000 feet, and then falling vertically out of control. He then attacked another enemy machine which had dived on to one of our machines from behind, and with the help of a Scout he shot it down, the enemy being seen to crash to the ground. Another hostile scout was then attacked by pilot, end-on, and received a long burst at very close range, the enemy going down in a spin, but apparently righting himself lower down. During this last encounter Flt. Cdr. Gerrard's machine was riddled with bullets, but, by fine piloting, he landed safely, although all but his lateral controls were shot away and his machine damaged to such an extent as to require return to Depot for complete rebuilding. This officer has now destroyed at least seven hostile aircraft. He was on active service in France and Belgium from April to September, 1916, and during that period performed much valuable work.

 

Flt. Cdr. Reginald Frederick Stuart Leslie, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his gallantry in pursuing hostile raiding aeroplanes out to sea in a land machine on the 25th May, 1917. He attacked one hostile aeroplane, and caused it to descend in a steep nose dive, emitting smoke and steam. He was unable to observe its fate, as he was himself immediately attacked from behind by two other hostile machines and temporarily lost control. When he regained control, the machine which he had first attacked had disappeared, and two others were proceeding eastwards at a considerable height above him. He then returned safely to his aerodrome.

 

Flt. Lieut. Guy Duncan Smith, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services in the East Indies and Egypt Seaplane Squadron during the period 1st April, 1916-31st March, 1917. During this time he took part in several valuable reconnaissances and bombing flights, obtaining important information and doing considerable damage to enemy organisations.

 

Flt.-Lieut. Raymond Collishaw, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on various occasions, especially the following: On June 1st, 1917, this officer shot down an Albatross Scout in flames. On 3rd June, 1917, he shot down an Albatross Scout in flames. On 5th June, 1917, he shot down a two-seater Albatross in flames. On the 6th June, 1917, he shot down two Albatross scouts in flames and killed the pilot in a third. He has displayed great gallantry and skill in all his combats.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Norman Richard Cook, R.N.A.S. For his services in an air-raid on Zeebrugge Mole and hostile shipping, on the 27th of May, 1917.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Robert Frederick Lea Dickey, R.N.A.S.

 

Warrt. Offr. (2nd Gr.) Frank Henry Whitmore, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services in the East Indies and Egypt Seaplane Squadron during the period 1st April, 1916, to 31st March, 1917.

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Honours to 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. Arthur Matravers King.

Capt. Ernest Stanley Hutchinson.

Capt. John McClelland.

Capt. John Prideaux.

Ch. Engr. Robert Bay.

To Receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. David Philip McDonald.

 


 

 

30227 - 10 AUGUST 1917

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. William Edward Senior, R.N.R. In recognition of his services in mine sweeping operations between the 1st July 1916, and the 31st March, 1917.

 

Sub-Lieut. Alistair Gordon Cameron, R.N.R. For his services in oversea submarines in enemy waters during 1915-16.

 

Lieut; Wright Charles Walter Ingle, R.N.V.R For services with a Naval Armoured Car Squadron in France, Belgium. Turkey and Roumania. On the 2nd December, 1916. he showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when his car was bogged and his leg was shattered by a bullet whilst he was for the second time starting up the engine. He took refuge in a shell hole and crawled back to the Russian trenches on his back during the night, taking twelve hours to accomplish the distance.

 

Lieut. Edwin Follett. R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Edward Corfrae Ruft D'Eye. R.N.V.R.

Sub-Lieut. (now Lieut.) Robert Cowley R.N.V.R.

Sub-Lieut. Stanley Webber. R.N.V.R.

Engr. (now Eng. Lieut.-Cdr.) George Harold Hindman, R.I.M.

Lieut. Henry Philip Hughes-Hallett, R.I.M

Lieut. Albane Rabere Castleton Poyntz. R.I.M.

Lieut. Cecil Gwydyr Hallett, R.I.M.

Lieut. Harold Townshend Boulthee. R.I.M.

Lieut. Charles Jacomb Nicoll, R.I.M.

Lieut. Isaac John Duncart, R.I.M.

Lieut. Thomas Joseph Farrell, R.I.M (now Capt., R.E.).

Lieut. Joseph Noel Metcalfe, R.I.M. (now Capt., R.E.).

Sub-Lieut. Arcel Price Llewellyn, R.I.M.

In recognition of zeal, devotion to duty and gallantry whilst serving in River Steamers for long periods during the operations in Mesopotamia.

 

Capt. Samuel Davison, Mercantile Marine. For the conspicuous zeal and gallantry which he displayed on discovering an enemy mine. Capt. Davison took steps to warn shipping of the possible presence of a minefield, and towed the mine for several miles out of the route of traffic. He then remained secured to the moorings of the mine until one of H.M. ships arrived on the scene, when he actively assisted in the recovery of the mine.

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

..... award of the following honours, decorations and medals to Officers and Men for services in action with enemy submarines:

 

To Receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. Warren Rawson Mackenzie, R.N.A.S.

Lieut. Reginald Charles Butler, R.N.R.

Lieut. Henry Johnson, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Pollok, R.N.R.

Lieut. George Leslie, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Kerr, R.N.R.

Lieut. Thomas Hughes, R.N.R.

Engr. Lieut. James Burns, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Charles Jones, R.N.V.R

To Receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Richard Frederick Lea Dickey, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

..... award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned officers:

Flt. Cdr. Alexander Macdonald Shook, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Arnold Jaques Chadwick, R.N.A.S. (since reported drowned).

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Albert James Enstone, R.N.A.S.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Langley Frank Willard Smith, R.N.A.S. (since missing). For exceptional gallantry and remarkable skill and courage whilst serving with the R.N.A.S. at Dunkirk during May and June, 1917, in repeatedly attacking and destroying hostile aircraft.

 

Flt. Lieut. Cecil Hill Darley, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous skill and gallantry on the night of the 2nd July, 1917. One of his engines having seized whilst he was over Bruges, he dropped his bombs on the objective and managed to fly his machine home on one engine and effected a safe landing on the aerodrome.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. (now Flt. Lieut.) John Edward Scott, R.N.A.S. For the skill and gallantry with which he engaged a hostile machine returning from an air raid on England. Descending to 8,000 feet, he fired continuously until the enemy machine lost control, descended in a spinning nose dive, and crashed into the sea.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Ellis Vair Reid, R.N.A.S. (since missing). In recognition of his services on the following occasions: On the 6th June, 1917, he attacked and drove down one of four hostile scouts. This machine dived nose first into the ground and was destroyed. On the afternoon of the 15th June, 1917, he was leading a patrol of three scouts and encountered a formation of ten enemy machines. During the combat which ensued he forced one machine down completely out of control. Next he attacked at a range of about 30 yards another hostile scout. The pilot of this machine was killed, and it went down completely out of control. This officer has at all times shown the greatest bravery and determination.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Edward Robert Barker, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the occasion of an air raid on the Solway works at Zeebrugge on the night of the 15th-16th July, 1917, when bombs were dropped on the objective with good results.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Rowan Heywood Daly, R.N.A.S. For skill and gallantry in attacking enemy aircraft returning from a raid on England. After a long chase he engaged and brought down one machine in flames. Afterwards he engaged a second machine, but his gun jambed, and though he continued the pursuit to the enemy coast, he failed to clear the jamb, and was obliged to return to his aerodrome.

 

Flt. Lieut. Reginald Rhys Soar, R.N.A.S. For courage and skill as a scout pilot. On 23rd May, 1917, he attacked a two-seater artillery machine, and as the result of a well thought out attack brought the machine down out of control. On 12th June, 1917, he brought down two enemy machines out of control. On 29th June, 1917, in company with Flt. Lieut. Little, he attacked and brought down an Albatross scout. On 3rd July, 1917, whilst leading an offensive patrol, a formation of seven Albatross Scouts was engaged, and he brought down one, out of control. On 13th July, 1917, in company with Flt. Lieut. Little, he attacked and drove down out of control one two-seater machine, following it down to within 1,000 feet of the ground.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Cdr. Robert John Orton Compston, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For gallantry in action and for very good work in driving away German artillery aeroplanes. On the 12th June, 1917, with three other machines, he attacked six hostile scouts. He got close to one, and shot it down out of control. On the 16th June, 1917, he attacked and brought down a two-seater Aviatik. On the 3rd July, 1917, he attacked two Aviatiks, which he drove down and forced to land.

 

Flt. Lieut. John Edward Sharman, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For courage and skill in attacking enemy aircraft. On the evening of the 14th June, 1917, while on an offensive patrol with three other scouts, he observed five Albatross Scouts. He dived on one of these, firing from his machine gun at about 50 feet range. The Scout then went down in a spin. On the 24th June, 1917, with six other machines, he attacked fifteen Albatross Scouts. After a combat at close range he destroyed one of these, its right plane and tail plane falling off.

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Honours to the Mercantile Marine.

 

..... award of decorations and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men of the British 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. George McDonald Dobbie.

Capt. David Lawton.

Capt. Robert George James.

Capt. Walter Gay.

Capt. Frederick Douglas Struss.

Ch. Offr. Alexander Smith.

Ch. Engr. William Russell Stobo.

 


 

 

30258 - 28 AUGUST 1917

 

Honours for Service in the Action in the Straits of Otranto on the 15th May, 1917.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross: 

Skipper William Bruce, R.N.R., 1486 W.S.A. He remained at his post with his crew when under the fire of a very superior force until his ship, H.M. Drifter "Quarry Knowe," blew up.

 

Skipper Robert Stephen, R.N.R., 1384 W.S.A. He remained at his post, although under heavy fire from a very superior force, until his ship, H.M. Drifter "Taits," was badly damaged and in a sinking condition.

 

Skipper William Farquhar, R.N.R, 1310 W.S.A. He remained at his post with his crew, although under the fire of a very superior force, only leaving his ship, H.M. Drifter "Admirable," as she was sinking.

 

Skipper Robert Cowe, R.N.R., 1774 W.S.A. Although under fire from a very superior force, he remained at his post, keeping his ship, H.M. Drifter "Coral Haven," heading for the enemy, and encouraging his crew to fight their small gun. Four rounds were fired, and he and his crew only escaped from their ship when she was on fire and in a sinking condition.

 

Skipper Dennis John Nichols, R.N.R., 834 W.S.A. He remained at his post in the wheel house, steering his ship, H.M. Drifter "Floandi," and although wounded himself, assisted in removing the more severely wounded members of his crew. Later he went in a small boat, plugging the holes in ship's side, thereby enabling her to reach port.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Robert Henry Baunton, D.S.C., R.N.R. He was in charge of the patrol line, and did extremely good work in rallying the Drifters and reorganising the various groups.

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Frederick Albert Richardson, R.N.

Lieut. George Spencer, R.N.R.

Lieut. Henry Joseph Osborne, R.N.R.

Lieut. Evans Stanley MacLennan, R.N.R.

Lieut. Adam Yule Catto, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. George Hambrook Dean Doubleday, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Charles Murray Mutch, R.N.V.R.

Gnr. (T) Thomas Alfred Browning, R.N.

Skipper William Smith, R.N.R. 1683 SA.

Skipper Richard Webb Hannaford, R.N.R. 1389 SA.

Skipper William Moodie, R.N.R., 2140 WSA.

Skipper Arthur Bland, R.N.R., 622 WSA

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross:

Lieut. William Strickland Harrison, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Keith Morris, D.S.C., R.N.R.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. Henry McClelland, R.N.A.S.

Lieut. Percy Townley Rawlings, R.N.V.R.

In recognition of their services on the night of the 9th July, 1917, when a successful attack was carried out against the Turkish-German fleet lying off Constantinople. When the "Goeben," surrounded by warships (including submarines), had been located, the attack was made from a height of 800 feet. Direct hits were obtained on the "Goeben" and on the other enemy ships near her. Big explosions took place on board them, followed by a heavy conflagration. The War Office at Constantinople was also attacked, and a direct hit obtained.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Lacey Norman Glaisby, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the 20th July, 1917, during a bombing raid on Aertrycke aerodrome. He was attacked by a hostile machine whilst over the target, and fought an engagement lasting twenty minutes. Flt. Sub-Lieut. Glaisby was wounded in the head, and his observer was shot through the arm shortly after the engagement began, but they succeeded in driving the enemy machine down in a vertical nose-dive.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. (act. Flt. Lieut.) Alfred Williams Carter, R.N.A.S. This officer has at all times led his patrols with great courage, skill and pertinacity, often engaging superior numbers of hostile aircraft. On the 22nd July, 1917, he engaged single-handed for half-an-hour five enemy scouts, which he prevented from carrying out a reconnaissance. On the 24th July, 1917, with one other pilot he attacked four enemy aircraft, one of which he drove down completely out of control.

 

Flt. Lieut. Lancelot Giberne Sieveking. R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. John Roy Allan, R.N.A.S.

In recognition of their services in dropping bombs on enemy railway lines and ammunition damps on the night of the 11th-12th July, 1917.

 

Obsr. Lieut. Ronald George St. John, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the 20th July, 1917, during a bombing raid on Aertrycke aerodrome. After the bombs had been dropped on the objective, his machine was attacked by an Albatross Scout, which he shot down at point-blank range. Another hostile machine then attacked, but was driven off.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Cdr. Thomas Frederick Le Mesurier, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For consistent skill and courage in leading his flight on bombing raids, particularly on the 28th July, 1917.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Illtyd Dillwyn Llewellyn, R.N.R.

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Honours to 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. Daniel Evans.

Capt. John MacMillan.

Capt. Crawford George Smith.

Capt. William Thomas King.

Ch. Engr. Edward Gordon.

 


 

 

30285 - 14 SEPTEMBER 1917

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. George Haines Faulkner, R.N.

Lieut. Edmund Gerald Noel Rushbrooke, R.N.

Payr. Kenneth Edgar Badcock, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) John Henry Evans, R.N.

For their services in vessels of the Harwich Force during the war.

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. (actg. Flt. Cdr.) Osborne Arthur Butcher, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. John Osborn Galpin, R.N.A.S.

Lieut. John Henry Blyth, R.N.R.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Charles Leslie Young, R.N.A.S.

Skipper Albert Lawrence Petherbridge, R.N.R.

Skipper Alexander McLeod, R.N.R., 2137 W.S A.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. Warren Rawson Mackenzie, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. (Act. Flt. Cdr.) Robert Jope Slade, R.N.A.S. For his services during a bombing raid on Snelleghem Aerodrome on the 5th August, 1917. He was attacked by an enemy machine when leaving the target. After firing about thirty rounds, the hostile machine appeared to lose control and suddenly dived without regaining it.

 

Flt. Lieut. (Act. Flt. Cdr.) William Melville Alexander. R.N.A.S. On 16th August, 1917, he attacked at about 3,000 feet two hostile scouts, one of which, after a short combat, fell completely out of control. On 20th August, 1917, while returning from patrol, he observed three enemy scouts. These he pursued until they turned to fight. One of the scouts he shot down completely out of control, and the remaining two dived away. On 21st August, 1917, while on an offensive patrol, he attacked and drove down completely out of control an enemy scout, which was attacking another member of his patrol. Flt. Lieut. Alexander has at all times shown the greatest bravery and determination.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Charles Philip Oldfield Bartlett, R.N.A.S. For exceptionally good work on the occasion of. a bombing raid on Houttave Aerodrome on the 25th July, 1917.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Cdr. Irwin Napier Colin Clarke, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For exceptionally good work on the occasion of a bombing raid on Houttave Aerodrome on the 25th July, 1917. This officer has shown great skill and persistence in leading his flight on many occasions.

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Honours to the Mercantile Marine.

 

..... award of decorations to the undermentioned Officers of the British 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 Ruthven Stewart.

Capt. Edward John Holl.

 


 

 

30298 - 21 SEPTEMBER 1917

 

MESOPOTAMIAN CAMPAIGN

 

..... (see Mesopotamian Campaign, Naval Despatch, dated 7 May 1917):

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Robert P. D. Webster, R.N.

Act. Lieut. John P. Bradley, R.N.R.

Lieut. Hugh Lincoln, R.N.R.

Lieut. John H. A. Wood, M.C., R.N.V.R.

Sub. Lieut. (act. Lieut.) Ernest C. W. Vane-Tempest, R.N.V.R.

Sub-Lieut. Gerald A. Feilmann, R.N.V.R.

Surgeon James C. Kelly, R.N.

Surgeon James P. Shorten, R.N.

Surgeon Robert G. Elwell, R.N.

 


 

 

30316 - 28 SEPTEMBER 1917

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross:

Lieut. Jocelyn Heneage Drummond, R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Rowland Banks, R.N.

Lieut. Neville Duncan Burleigh Taylor, R.N.

Lieut. John Cracroft-Amcotts, R.N.

Payr. Roger Ernest Worthington, R.N.

Lieut. William Avern, R.N.R.

Lieut. Claude Bennett Walker, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Birtles, R.N.R.

Engr. Lieut. William Peterson, R.N.R.

Actg. Lieut. John Henderson Jack, R.N.R.

Actg. Lieut. Charles Thomas Wilson, R.N.R.

Ch. Gnr. John Steel, R.N.

Ch. Gnr. Leonard Parsons, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) Alexander George Stock, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) Albert William Grose, R.N.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross:

Lieut. Rodolph Henry Fane De Salis, D.S.C., R.N.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

(1) For services on patrol duties and submarine searching in Home Waters:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Cdr. George Fred Breese, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Cdr. Arthur Quilton Cooper, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Cdr. John Sylvester Wheelwright, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Cdr. James Gardner Struthers, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Cdr. Clarence MacLaurin, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. John Anthony Carr, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Frederic William Walker, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Charles Sydney Coltson, R.N.

Flt. Lieut. John Francis Dixon, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Arthur Stanley Elliott, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Thomas Godfrey Currie Wood, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. William Jerome de Salis, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Lieut. Arthur Leslie Simms, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Harold Marsh Morris, R.N.A.S.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Sqdrn. Cdr. Frederick Joseph Rutland, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

(2) For services in reconnaissance and bombing flights in the Eastern Mediterranean:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Sqdrn. Cdr. Herbert Stanley-Adams, R.N.A.S.

 


 

 

30363 - 30 OCTOBER 1917

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To Receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. Thomas Henry Newton, R.N.A.S.

Act. Lieut. James Jickell, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Walter Henry Frame, R.N.R.

Surg. Prob. Alexander Coutts Fowler, R.N.V.R.

Skipper Henry Newman, R.N.R.

Ch. Gnr. James Hamilton, R.N.

Warrt. Teleg. Allan Andrews, R.N.R.

To Receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Engr Lieut. (Act. Engr. Lieut.-Cdr.) Leonard Samuel Loveless, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. Ronald James Mortimer, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. John Lawrie, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. Thomas Hughes, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Engr. Lieut. James William Grant, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Francis Robert Hereford, D.S.O., .D.S.C., R.N.R.

To Receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Staff Payr. William Richard Ashton, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. Stephen Philip Robey White, D.S.C., R.N.R.

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Honours for Service in Submarines.

 

..... in recognition of their services in submarines in enemy waters:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Cromwell Hanford Varley, R.N.

Lieut. Alan Courtenay Moncrieff Bennett, RN.

Lieut. George John Mackness, R.N.

Lieut. Clive Askew Robinson, R.N.

Lieut. John Jasper Ray Peirson, R.N.

Lieut. John Maurice Mansfield, R.N.

Lieut. Thomas Arthur Watterson, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Hamilton Blair, R.N.R.

Art. Engr. William James Williams, R.N.

Art. Eng. Harold Lindsay Smith, R.N.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Charles Manners Sutton Chapman, D.S.C., R.N.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut Eric Pole Welman, R.N. In recognition of his gallantry in action off the Belgian Coast.

 

Lieut. Alpin Errol Thomson, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Robert Cuming, R.N.V.R.

In recognition of their gallantry when one of H.M. minesweepers struck a mine.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Alexander Daniells, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Henry Beattie Bell-Irving, D.S.C., R.N.V.R.

In recognition of their gallantry when one of H.M. minesweepers struck a mine.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Cdr. Harold Austen Buss, R.N.A.S. For his services on the occasion of a bombing raid on Bruges Docks on the night of the 2nd-3rd September, 1917, when numerous direct hits on the docks, submarine shelters and railway sidings on the quay were obtained.

 

Act. Flt. Cdr. Stearne Tighe Edwards, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the following occasions: On the 3rd September, 1917, with his flight he attacked a two-seater Aviatik. The enemy machine was observed to go down in a vertical nose dive and the enemy observer was seen to collapse in the cockpit. On the 21st September, 1917, he drove a two-seater enemy machine down out of control. On the 23rd September, 1917, he attacked an Albatross scout, which crashed into the sea. On the same date he attacked three Albatross scouts. One got on the tail of another officer's machine at very close range, shooting him up very badly. Flt. Cdr, Edwards attacked him from above, and the enemy machine turned on its back and went down in a vertical dive. He followed the enemy machine down to 8,000 feet, when its wings came off, and it fell to the ground.

 

Act. Flt. Cdr. Howard John Thomas Saint, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous bravery in attacking superior hostile formations of enemy aircraft. On the 21st September, 1917, he, with three other machines, attacked five hostile scouts. After getting to close quarters with one of them, he fired three bursts from his machine-gun and drove it down completely out of control. On the 23rd September, 1917, while leading a patrol of eight scouts, he attacked a hostile formation of ten machines. One of these he drove down, diving vertically out of control. He has forced down other machines completely out of control, one of them in flames; and has also shown great courage in attacking enemy troops and aerodromes with machine-gun fire from very low altitudes.

 

Flt. Lieut. Harold Spencer-Kerby, R.N.A.S. For the great courage and initiative shown by him on many occasions, notably on the 12th August, 1917, when he attacked hostile machines returning from a raid on England. One hostile machine was driven down by him to the water, where it was observed to turn over.

 

Flt. Lieut. John Fleming Jones, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the night of the 15th-16th August, 1917, when under adverse weather conditions, he dropped bombs on railway sidings at Ostend causing a fire which continued to burn as long as it was under observation.

 

Flt. Lieut. Arthur Frank Brandon, R.N.A.S, (since killed). For services on the 22nd August, 1917, when he attacked single-handed an enemy formation returning from a raid on England and brought down one of them in flames. As his aeroplane had been hit several times, he landed to change machines, and proceeded to attack again with a new one, making repeated attacks on individual machines, and pursuing the enemy formation over the North Sea to the Belgian coast, where he made a final attack.

 

Flt. Lieut. Ronald Roscoe Thornley, R.N.A.S. For gallantry and skill in aerial combats, notably on the following occasions: On the 16th June, 1917, whilst on patrol, he attacked a two-seater Aviatik, which fell to the ground, inside our lines. On the 15th August, 1917, he attacked an Albatross scout and shot it down out of control. On the 19th August, 1917, he attacked an Aviatik and drove it down out of control. On the 11th September, 1917, he engaged one of three enemy machines, firing about fifty rounds when quite close, apparently wounding the observer at once, and shortly afterwards the enemy machine fell out of control.

 

Act. Flt.-Lieut. Richard Pearman Minifie, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the following occasions:On the 22nd April, 1917, he destroyed two enemy scouts. On the 8th August, 1917, he brought down an Albatross scout in flames. On the 16th September, 1917, he destroyed an Albatross scout. On the 19th September, 1917, he crashed an Albatross scout. In addition to the above Mentioned combats, he has driven down numerous enemy machines out of control, and on the 3rd July, 1917, he attacked parties of troops on the road from a height of 200 feet. On the 19th August, 1917, he attacked two enemy aerodromes, firing 450 rounds at the hangars from a height of 400 feet. On the 20th September, 1917, he did excellent work in detecting and scattering troops massing for counter-attacks, flying at an extremely low altitude.

 

Act. Flt.-Lieut. (now Flt.-Lieut.) Arthur Roy Brown, R.N.A.S. For the excellent work he has done on active service. On the 3rd September, 1917, he attacked a two-seater Aviatik, in company with his flight. The enemy machine was seen to dive down vertically, the enemy observer falling over on the side of the fuselage shot. On the 5th September, 1917, in company with formation, he attacked an Albatross scout and two-seater, driving them away from our lines. One machine was observed to go down apparently out of control. On the 15th September, 1917, whilst on patrol, he dived on two Aviatiks and three Albatross scouts, followed by his flight. He dived several times and picked out one enemy scout, firing about 200 rounds, when the enemy machine went down out of control, spinning on its back. On the 20th September, 1917, whilst leading his flight, he dived on five Albatross scouts. Flt.-Lieut. Brown picked out one enemy machine and opened fire. One of his guns jambed, but he carried on with the other. The enemy machine went down out of control and over on its back, and remained in that position for about thirty seconds, whilst Flt.-Lieut. Brown continued firing until his other gun jambed. The enemy machine then disappeared in the clouds, still on its back. Another officer of the same patrol was later followed by four enemy machines, as he was separated from the formation. Both Flt.-Lieut. Brown's guns were jambed, but he dived on the enemy machines and drove them off, thus undoubtedly saving the pilot's life.

 

Act. Flt.-Lieut. (now Flt.-Lieut.) Desmond Fitzgerald Fitzgibbon, R.N.A.S. For exceptional courage and determination in leading offensive patrols against enemy formations, although often outnumbered by them. On the 14th September, 1917, he and his patrol of seven machines attacked a hostile formation of eight enemy scouts. In the combat that ensued three hostile machines were brought down completely out of control, one of these by Flt.-Lieut. Fitzgibbon, while the patrol suffered no casualties. On the 26th September, 1917, he attacked with his patrol of eight machines fifteen hostile scouts. He himself engaged four different machines, one after the other, finally driving one down completely out of control.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Charles Beverley Sproatt, R.N.A.S. Carried out a bombing attack on Bruges Docks on the 4th September, 1917, obtaining direct hits. He was subjected to heavy and accurate anti-aircraft fire, and his machine was shot about and radiator pierced.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Leonard William Ormerod. R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. John Southey Wright, R.N.A.S.

In recognition of their services on the 5th September, 1917, when they carried out a bombing attack on Bruges Docks, obtaining direct hits.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. William Allan Scott, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the night of the 15th-16th August, 1917, when, in spite of difficult conditions, he dropped bombs on Thourout railway station and sidings. He circled the objective for an hour, at a height of 3,000 feet, dropping his bombs singly, and achieved good results.

 

Obsr. Sub-Lieut. Paul Breweher, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the night of the 15th-16th August, 1917, when, with Flt.-Lieut. Jones, in spite of adverse weather conditions, he dropped bombs on railway sidings at Ostend, causing a fire which continued to burn as long as it was under observation.

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Honours to 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. Henry Saunders. (Master, SS Morinier)

Capt. Henry George Speed. (Master, SS Coblenz)

Capt. William Philip Hains. (Master, SS Missanibie)

 


 

 

30386 - 16 NOVEMBER 1917

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross

Lieut (now Lieut Cdr) Kenneth Michell RN

Lieut Charles Stuart Burgon, R.N.R.

Lieut Nicholas Frederick Smiles, R.N.R.

Lieut Alexander MacRae, R.N.R.

Engr Lieut William Begg McDonald, R.N.R. (since killed)

Act Lieut Claude Martin Butlin, R N

Act Lieut Lancelot Vivian Donne, R N

Act Lieut Arthur John Booth, RNR

Act Lieut Joseph Russell Stenhouse, R.N.R.

Flt Sub Lieut Charles Stanley Mossop, RNAS

Asst Payr Harry Manley, R.N.R.

Act Sub Lieut Benjamin Evans RNR

Act Sub Lieut George Edmunds Martin, R.N.R.

Gnr (T ) Samuel Baker, R N

Skpr James Ballard, R.N.R., 1099W S A

Skpr Alexander Forbes, R.N.R., 175S A

Skpr Samuel Charles Kennington, RNR (F R )

Skpr John Watson, R.N.R., 318W S A

Skpr Frederick William White, R.N.R., 72S A

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross

Sub Lieut Reginald Allen, D S C, R.N.R.

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Honours to the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Cdr. Gerald Essex Hervey, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in air fights and bombing raids. On the 22nd August, 1917, he attacked a formation of ten hostile aircraft engaged in a raid on England and brought one of them down into the sea.

 

Act. Flt. Cdr. Henry Guy Holden, R.N.A.S. In recognition of the great courage and gallantry displayed by him in obtaining important photographs under heavy anti-aircraft fire on the 14th October, 1917, and on other occasions. He has also on many occasions been the pilot of spotting machines.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. (now Flt. Lieut.) Victor Richard Gibbs, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in numerous night bombing raids, particularly on the night of the 25th September, 1917, when in spite of difficult weather conditions he carried out a double trip and made good shooting from 3,000 feet and below, and was responsible for dropping over 1 1/2 tons of bombs on his objectives.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. (now Flt. Lieut.) Leonard Horatio Slatter, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and skill on many occasions both as observer and pilot. He has taken part in numerous night bombing raids, and on one occasion he ascended at night for the purpose of attacking hostile machines, notwithstanding the fact that he had only returned a few hours previously from a successful action with hostile aircraft in superior numbers. On the 4th September, 1917, he attacked an enemy Torpedo Boat Destroyer with machine gun fire.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Stanley Wallace Rosevear, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has destroyed several hostile machines, and has also attacked and scattered parties of enemy infantry from low altitudes, on one occasion from a height of only 100 feet.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Frederic Ross Johnson, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a bombing raid on Thourout Railway Station on the night of the 20th-21st September, 1917, when he came down to about 3,000 feet and made particularly good shooting.

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Honours to 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. Rowland Robinson Barker.

Capt. Frederic Hadley Bryant.

Capt. Samuel Cook.

Capt. Henry John.

Capt. Walter Keslake.

Capt. James Lee.

Capt. Neil McNeill.

Capt. William Surman Mason.

Capt. Joseph Stephen Meria.

Capt. George Moir.

Capt. David Russell Murray.

Capt. Richard Edward Oliver.

Capt. Henry George Orchard.

Capt. Edwin Alan Porter.

Capt. Isaac Bedlington Tose.

Capt. Peter Urquhart.

Capt. Edward Witten.

Ch. Offr. William Whitehead.

Ch. Engr. Oliver Henry Jelley.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. Rowland Robinson Barker, D.S.C.

 


 

 

30408 - 27 NOVEMBER 1917

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. Basil Deacon Hobbs, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

To receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. (now Flt. Lieut.) Frederick Lea Dickey, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Thomas Benbow McNabb, R.N.V.R. In recognition of his gallantry in going overboard and securing a line to a drifting mine after attempts to sink it by gunfire had failed owing to a choppy sea and considerable swell which made accurate shooting impossible.

 

Lieut. Samuel Jackson Hanna, R.N.V.R. In recognition of his services with a Naval Armoured Car Squadron in Belgium, France, the Dobrudja and Galicia. He has carried out his duties as Assistant Adjutant and Adjutant with conspicuous success, and always shown himself to be a plucky, capable and unselfish officer.

 

Lieut. George Reginald Turner, R.N.V.R. In recognition of his services with a Naval Armoured Car Squadron in Galicia. In the trenches opposite Brzezany he beat back the German attack with his maxim parties. He was struck by a shell but refused to leave his post for 48 hours until off his head from the shock.

 

Lieut. John Andrew Quarrie, R.N.R. In recognition of his services in submarines.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Act. Flt. Cdr. Fred Carr Armstrong, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services with a Wing of the R.N.A.S. at Dunkirk between February and September, 1917. He has destroyed several hostile machines, and has led his flight with very great skill and gallantry.

 

Flt. Lieut. Harold Francis Beamish, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services with a Wing of the R.N.A.S. at Dunkirk between January and September, 1917, during which time he has destroyed several hostile machines and driven down numerous others.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. (now Flt. Lieut.) Edwin Tufnell Hayne, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services with a Wing of the R.N.A.S. at Dunkirk between March and September, 1917. He has had numerous engagements with enemy aircraft and on the 16th August, 1917, attacked an enemy aerodrome and placed a whole flight of machines out of action by machine-gun fire. During a flight of over two hours, during which time he attacked transport and railways, he never exceeded a height of 1,000 feet.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Geoffrey William Hemming, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services with a Wing of the R.N.A.S. at Dunkirk between March and September, 1917, during which period he has been continuously employed on the Belgian coast, and on many occasions has been in charge of a flight. On the 22nd September, 1917, he led his flight against a formation of twenty enemy aircraft, and engaging three consecutively, brought them all down.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. John Ellis Langford Hunter, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services with a Wing of the R.N.A.S. at Dunkirk between July and September, 1917, during which time he has carried out continuous work on offensive patrols. On the 22nd September, 1917, he destroyed two enemy aircraft which were attempting to interfere with our spotting machines.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Act. Flt. Cdr. Richard Pearman Minifie, D.S.C., R.N.A.S, For conspicuous gallantry in air fighting throughout October, 1917, during which period he has destroyed several enemy machines and driven down others out of control.

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Honours for 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. Thomas Henry Beard.

Capt. Joseph Brown.

Capt. Theobald John Claude Buret.

Capt. John Crockart.

Capt. George Fenby Hiles.

Capt. David Isaac Jenkins.

Capt. James Herbert Needler (since died).

Capt. William Park Purdon.

Capt. Edward Wilson Rettie.

Capt. Francis Thomas Skellern.

 


 

 

30437 - 18 DECEMBER 1917

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Henry Neville Lake, R.N.

Lieut. George Gillen Astbury, R.N.R.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. (now Flt. Lieut.) Norman Ansley Magor, R.N.A.S.

Act. Lieut. Eric Templer Wiggins, R.N.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Ronald Jarman, R.N.A.S.

Ch. Gnr. Thomas Frederick Britton, R.N.

Gnr. Henry Samuel Randall, R.N.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross,

Lieut. Alexander MacRae, D.S.C., R.N.

Flt. Lieut. Ernest John Cuckney, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

To receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Cdr. Theodore Douglas Hallam, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. Richard Gregory Gardner, R.N.A.S. In recognition of the great zeal and gallantry displayed by him on the night of the 15th October, 1917, when a bombing raid was carried out on Bruges Docks and good results obtained in spite of heavy and accurate anti-aircraft fire. This officer has taken part in thirty-six bombing raids.

 

Flt. Lieut. John William Alcock, R.N.A.S. (now prisoner). For the great skill, judgment and dash displayed by him off Mudros on the 30th September, 1917, in a successful attack on three enemy seaplanes, two of which were brought down in the sea.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. (now Flt. Lieut.) Charles Ferris Montagu-Chambers, R.N.A.S. During the combined naval and military operations in the neighbourhood of Lindi, East Africa, on the 10th and 11th June, 1917, this officer flew his machine at all hours of the day under heavy fire with excellent results, bringing back to his Commanding Officer clear and concise reports.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. (act. Flt. Lieut.) Wilfred Austin Curtis, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has on many occasions destroyed and driven down out of control enemy machines. On the 21st October, 1917, in a combined attack with two other pilots, he sent down an enemy machine in flames, and twenty minutes later he followed another enemy scout from 10,000 to 2,000 feet, and sent it down in a vertical dive, which ended in a crash.

 

Obs. Lieut. Cyril Chapman, R.N.A.S. In recognition of the great gallantry and skill displayed by him on the 18th October, 1917, when he carried out a photographic reconnaissance in spite of adverse conditions and intense cold, as a result of which he was severely frostbitten. He has repeatedly carried out valuable photographic reconnaissances at long distances behind the enemy lines under very heavy and extremely accurate anti-aircraft fire and despite the tactics of enemy aircraft.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Charles Roger Lupton, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Euan Dickson, R.N.A.S.

Obs. Sub-Lieut. William Laurence Hill, R.N.A.S.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a bombing raid on Thourout Railway Station and Varsennaere Aerodrome on the 25th October, 1917. These officers volunteered for the expedition in spite of extremely unfavourable weather conditions. They have all previously taken part in many bombing raids.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. John Gerald Manuel, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in air fights and bombing raids, particularly on the 26th September, 1917, when he attacked alone the Abeele Aerodrome, dropping his bombs from about 1,500 feet with good results. A machine gun then opened fire on him, but he dived down low and silenced it by firing fifty rounds from his machine gun.

 

Obs. Sub.-Lieut. Thomas Terrell, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a long distance bombing raid on the 28th October, 1917, when a direct hit was obtained on a munitions factory. He was heavily attacked by machine gun fire on his homeward journey, which was carried out under exceedingly trying conditions. He has also carried out other bombing raids and a number of photographic reconnaissances.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. (act. Flt. Cdr.) Joseph Stewart Temple Fall, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. In recognition of the conspicuous courage displayed by him in attacking enemy aircraft in superior numbers on many occasions. On the 15th October, 1917, he attacked an enemy machine from in front at very close range, at times within twenty-five yards. He then turned sharply and attacked from behind, sending the enemy machine down spinning on its back and emitting great volumes of black smoke.

 

Flt. Lieut. Harold Thomas Mellings, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For the great skill, judgment and dash displayed by him off Mudros on the 30th September, 1917, in a successful attack on three enemy seaplanes, two of which were brought down in the sea.

To receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. (act. Flt. Cdr.) Joseph Stewart Temple Fall, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the 12th and 13th November, 1917, when he had successful engagements with three enemy machines. He has always shown great courage and gallantry in the face of the enemy, and maintained a high record of achievement, having destroyed many enemy machines.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Gnr. Mark Methuen, R.N. During the combined naval and military operations in the neighbourhood of Lindi, East Africa, on the 10th and 11th June, 1917, the ship in which Mr. Methuen was serving was hit by an enemy 4.1 shell. Hearing that a fire had been started, he immediately proceeded aft and descended to the after flat, which was full of fumes and smoke, to investigate the course of the fire and to take the necessary steps to extinguish it. Whilst carrying out this task he was exposed to the effects of the shell gas, as a result of which he had to be placed on the sick list. His coolness and judgment prevented the fire from spreading.

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Honours for 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. John Begg. Capt. Robert Logan.

Capt. John Martin Parker.

Capt. Thomas Strike.

Capt. Charles Vermulen.

Ch. Offr. Alfred Henderson Moodie.

2nd Engr. James Laws Pennington.

 

 

 

1918

 

All Admiralty, SW

 

 

30536 - 19 FEBRUARY 1918

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt.-Lieut. James Frederick Hart, R.N.A.S.

Flt.-Lieut. John Eld Barrs, R.N.A.S.

Lieut. Douglas Ramsden Attwood, R.N.R.

Lieut. Harold Luke Forster, R.N.R.

Lieut. Norman Leslie, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Isdale, R.N.R.

Lieut. Francis Graham John Manning, R.N.R.

Engr.-Lieut. Neil Shaw MacKinnon, R.N.R. (since killed).

Lieut. John Francis Buller Kitson, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Alexander John Mackenzie, R.N.V.R.

Act. Lieut. Ernest Hutchison, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Murdo Murchison, R.N.R.

Gnr. James Barber Gledhill, R.N.

Art.-Engr. Herbert Robbins, R.N.

Mid. Frederick William Hartley, R.N.R.

Skpr. Richard William Barker, R.N.R. 725W.S.A.

Skpr. James Culling, R.N.R., 380W.S.A.

Skpr. Edward Hemp, R.N.R., 726W.S.A.

Skpr. Thomas Lane, R.N.R., 220W.S.A.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt.-Cdr. James Gardner Struthers, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

To receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt.-Cdr. James Gardner Struthers, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Surgn. Alexander Frederick Richmond Wollaston, M.B., M.A., R.N. For conspicuous devotion to duty and for his unfailing care of the sick and wounded during military operations in East Africa. During the operations in the Rufigi River Delta he voluntarily attended to the casualties of the Rufigi River transport service in addition to those of his own unit.

 

Capt. Walter George Arthur Shadwell, R.M.A. For the courageous manner in which he behaved on the 28th November, 1915. His prompt action and judgment saved his gun, and he was responsible for the removal of the wounded to safety, and for getting his gun and stores away so that they were able to bring them into action the following day. His conduct on this and other occasions showed the highest qualities of an officer.

 

Lieut. John Samuel James, R.N.R.

Skpr. Francis Joint Hulland, R.N.R. 1522S.A.

In recognition of their services in minesweeping operations abroad during the period June, 1916, to June, 1917.

 

Lieut. James Pittendrigh, R.N.R. In recognition of gallant conduct and good seamanship under fire. Whilst he was on patrol in H.M. Trawler "Restrivo" in the Kos Channel, on the 25th October, 1917, fire was opened on him from the shore. At the same time a caique, flying the Italian flag, was seen between the trawler and the shore, dismasted and drifting towards the enemy coast. Though a strong southerly wind was blowing and the sea was rough, Lieut. Pittendrigh closed the caique, took her in tow, and brought her into safety. The enemy meantime maintained a hot fire from a 4-inch gun, to which the trawler, owing to her inferior armament, was unable to make an effective reply.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 Flt.-Cdr. Wilfred Henry Dunn, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services whilst employed in connection with military operations in East Africa. He did splendid work during the operations in the Lindi area, and carried out valuable bombing and reconnaissance flights.

 

Flt.-Cdr. Guy William Price, R.N.A.S. In recognition of the gallantry and determination displayed by him in leading offensive patrols, which have constantly engaged and driven away enemy aircraft. On the 2nd January, 1918, he observed seven Albatross scouts, and crossing the lines in the clouds, he attacked one, which fell vertically, bursting into flames, and crashed to the ground. He has on several other occasions driven enemy aircraft down out of control.

 

Flt.-Lieut. (now Flt.-Cdr.) Alan Murray Waistell, R.N.A.S. For the determination and pluck shown by him in carrying out a bombing raid on Chanak on the night of the 17th October, 1917. In spite of the fact that there was no moon and that the weather conditions were so adverse that other pilots were unable to reach the objective, he succeeded in reaching Chanak and dropping his bombs. On the return journey he hit the side of a mountain, being unable to see it on account of the darkness, the machine catching fire on crashing. Although severely injured about the face and knee, he was able to climb out of the machine, and eventually reached the aerodrome, having ridden ten miles over extremely rough country with a badly lacerated knee.

 

Flt.-Lieut. (Act. Flt.-Cdr.) Norman Miers Macgregor, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his skill and courage in aerial combats. On the 12th December, 1917, whilst leading his flight on an offensive sweep, he encountered a body of six Albatross scouts at 14,000 feet. In the general fight which ensued he attacked a scout which was engaging one of our machines and drove it down out of control, and it was seen to crash. Act. Flt.-Cdr. Macgregor has destroyed several enemy machines and has led his flight with great dash and judgment.

 

Flt.-Lieut. Rudolph Dawson Delamere, R.N.A.S. In recognition of the gallantry and devotion to duty shown by him in carrying out reconnaissance, bombing and photographic flights during the military operations in the Lindi (East Africa) area.

 

Flt.-Lieut. Samuel Marcus Kinkead, R.N.A.S. In recognition of the conspicuous gallantry and skill displayed by him in the face of the enemy in aerial combats, notably on the following occasions: On the 24th October, 1917, he brought down an enemy machine, and immediately afterwards encountered and drove off a group of seven hostile aeroplanes. On the 4th December, 1917, he brought down an enemy two-seater machine completely out of control. By his skill and determination in attacking enemy machines he has always shown a fine example to other pilots.

 

Flt.-Lieut. John Foster Chisholm, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the 6th December, 1917, when he carried out a photographic reconnaissance in the vicinity of Zeebrugge, and for the great skill and determination with which he has carried out his duties at all times.

 

Lieut. Evelyn Cecil Walter Fitzherbert, R.N.V.R. In recognition of the valuable services performed by him as observer in the R.N.A.S. during the military operations in East Africa. His reports on the country, enemy positions, etc., and his photographs have been of the greatest assistance to the operations.

 

Flt.-Sub-Lieut. Ronald McNeill Keirstead, R.N.A.S. In recognition of conspicuous gallantry in aerial combats. On the 24th September, 1917, he engaged single-handed four enemy aeroplanes, of which two were destroyed by him. On the 21st October, 1917, during an engagement between a British and a German formation, he attacked one of the enemy scouts and shot its port wings away from the rest of the machine. He then dived on to some enemy scouts which were attacking another of our machines and brought one of them down in a spinning nose dive.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. William Lancelot Jordan, R.N.A.S. In recognition of the courage and initiative displayed by him in aerial combats. On the 13th July, 1917, in company with another pilot, he attacked an enemy two-seater machine. After bursts of fire from both of our machines, the enemy observer was seen to collapse in the cock-pit, and the enemy aircraft was last seen disappearing among some houses. On the 6th December, 1917, whilst patrolling at 15,000 feet, he saw a two-seater enemy aircraft at 10,500 feet, and dived on him, firing about thirty rounds. After falling over to the left, enemy aircraft went down vertically. He has also been instrumental in bringing down other enemy machines.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Harold Day, R.N.A.S. In recognition of the skill and determination shown by him in aerial combats, in the course of which he has done much to stop enemy artillery machines from working. On the 6th January, 1918, he observed a new type enemy aeroplane. He immediately dived to attack, and after a short combat the enemy machine went down very steeply, and was seen to crash. On several other occasions he has brought down enemy machines out of control.

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Honours to 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. Francis William Chambers.

Capt. Thomas Henry Clatworthy.

Capt. Paul Egbert George.

Capt. Edwin George Humby.

Capt. Charles Mathews.

Capt. George Shearer.

Capt. Henry Thomas Shilling.

Capt. David Mason Taggart.

Capt. William Tinmouth.

Ch. Offr. John Herbert Carter.

Ch. Offr. Charles Nugent St. Clair.

Ch. Engr. David Alexander Young.

2nd Offr. Otto Henry Bohner.

 


 

 

30564 - 5 MARCH 1918

 

Honours for Services in Destroyer and Torpedo Boat Flotillas

 

..... award of the following honours, decorations and medals to Officers and Men for services in Destroyer and Torpedo Boat Flotillas during the period ending 31st December, 1917:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Frederic Thornton Peters, D.S.O., R.N.

Lieut. Edward Chicheley Thornton, R.N.

Lieut. Walter Fitzgerald Smithwick, R.N.

Lieut. Frederick Edward Raw, R.N.

Lieut. John Myers, R.N.

Lieut. William Alexander Herlihy, R.N.

Lieut. Cyril Eustace Douglas-Pennant, R.N.

Lieut. Ronald James Usher, R.N.

Lieut. Henry John Haynes, R.N.

Lieut. Alexander Grant, R.N.

Lieut. Ralph Clement Smith, R.N.

Lieut. (Act. Lieut.-Cdr.) Arthur Cocks, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Robert Don Oliver, R.N.

Payr. (Act. Staff Payr.) Herbert Percy Hunter, R.N.

Lieut. Charles Leonard Dettmar, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Ibbotson Harrison, R.N.R.

Surgn. Prob. Wilfrid Parsons Warner, R.N.V.R.

Ch. Art.-Engr. Patrick Nolan Flannigan, R.N.

Ch. Art.-Engr. Frederick Duckworth, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) Peter John Skuse, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) Charles James Pounds, R.N.

Gnr. William Robert Lockyer, R.N.

Sig.-Bosn. Albert Samuel Hart, R.N.

Art.-Engr. Albert Henry Benfield, R.N.

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. George Gordon Dustan Salmon, R.N.

Mate Claude George Rogers Hayhoe, R.N.

 


 

 

30581 - 15 MARCH 1918

 

Honours for Services in Action on the Occasion of the

Raid into the Straits of Dover by Enemy Destroyers on the Night of the 14th-15th February, 1918

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross

Engr. Lieut. John Abraham Kirkham, R.N.R. Displayed great courage and devotion to duty. His ship had been heavily shelled, was holed below water, and was settling down by the head. Engr. Lieut. Kirkham kept the pumps going as long as steam lasted, thus saving the vessel by keeping her afloat, until another vessel came to her assistance and towed her stern first into Dover harbour.

 

Skpr. Henry Bennett, R.N.R., 1013S.A., H.M. Trawler "James Pond". Displayed the utmost courage and devotion to duty. Skpr. Bennett ably assisted Ch. Skpr. Berry in his efforts to save the vessel after she had been heavily shelled and set on fire. Attempts were made to put out the fire and to get up the ammunition from below, but both efforts failed, and finally the ship was abandoned. The boat was successfully launched in spite of the fact that the falls had been destroyed by the shelling. The crew got away in her, and succeeded in effecting a landing on the French coast, where they received every attention from the French authorities.

 

Skpr. Samuel Alger Head, R.N.R., 1S08 W.S.A., H.M. Drifter "Vera Creina." Displayed gallantry and presence of mind in keeping his ship afloat, when badly holed by two 4-inch shells, by plugging the holes with beds and blankets.

 

Skpr. John Mair, R.N.R., 1323W.S.A., H.M. Drifter "W. Elliott." Displayed great coolness and presence of mind when his ship was sunk with the loss of seven hands and he himself was injured.

 

Skpr. John Turrell, R.N.R., 1126W.S.A., H.M. Drifter "Golden Rule." When his ship was severely damaged and ten of his crew had been killed and three badly injured, he displayed great courage and energy in giving orders to the remaining three hands although severely injured himself

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To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Alexander Duff Thomson, D.S.C., R.N.R. Displayed the greatest courage, coolness and devotion to duty. The vessel which he commanded was heavily shelled, and very considerable damage was done to her. The first salvo wrecked the bridge, the W.T. room, and Lieut. Thomson's cabin underneath the bridge, the Officer of the Watch being killed outright. Lieut. Thomson managed to get out of his cabin alive and made for the bridge. He maintained his coolness throughout, and after the action was over managed to get an S.O.S. signal through to Folkestone Pier, his W.T. having been put out of action. He then examined his vessel, and found she had been holed below water, and was settling down by the head. At 6.30 a.m. another vessel came to his assistance and towed his ship stern first into Dover Harbour.

 

Ch. Skpr. Alfred Edward Berry, D.S.C., R.N.R., 111S.A., H.M. Trawler "James Pond." Displayed the utmost coolness and devotion to duty, and behaved in a most courageous manner. His vessel was heavily shelled and set on fire. His cabin was pierced by a shell which exploded and wrecked it, wounding Ch. Skpr. Berry in the legs and setting fire to the whole of the wheelhouse. He remained cool and collected throughout, immediately giving orders to all hands to lie down until the firing was over. He then made every effort to get the fires out, and although the hose had been blown to pieces, it was replaced under his directions. Both the attempt to put out the fires and to bring up the ammunition failed, and then Ch. Skpr. Berry gave orders to abandon ship. He refused to abandon his vessel, though offered assistance by a French T.B.D., until he was convinced she was doomed. It was found that the falls of the boat had been destroyed, but the boat was successfully man-handled and launched, and the crew got away in her, Chief Skipper Berry being the last to leave.

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Frederick William Hawkridge, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Henry Harvey Clement Ainslie, R.N.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross

Flt. Cdr. Richard Bernard Munday, R.N.A.S. For courage and initiative. Offensive patrols under his able and determined leadership have consistently engaged enemy aircraft, and he has displayed the utmost courage in carrying out special missions alone, both by day and by night. On the 21st February, 1918, he attacked a new type enemy two-seater machine. The enemy machine dived steeply east, and Flt. Cdr. Munday followed and closed in, firing a long burst at close range, after which the enemy went down vertically out of control. On other occasions he has brought down enemy machines completely out of control, and has set fire to and destroyed enemy kite balloons both by day and night. On one occasion he attacked an enemy kite balloon at night, and destroyed both the balloon and its shed by fire.

 

Flt. Lieut. (actg. Flt. Cdr.) Miles Jeffrey Game Day, R.N.A.S. (since killed). For great skill and bravery as a fighting pilot. On the 25th January he attacked, single-handed, six enemy triplanes, one of which he shot down. On the 2nd February, 1918, he attacked and destroyed an enemy two-seater machine on reconnaissance at 18,000 feet. He destroyed several enemy machines in a short space of time, and, in addition, had numerous indecisive engagements.

 

Flt. Lieut. Ernest Edward Deans, R.N.A.S. In recognition of great skill and bravery in flying machines of an old type in East Africa. Ha has carried out some very useful and long flights, and has completed his reconnaissances even when the machine has been practically uncontrollable through "bumps." He has been eager and ready to go up at all times, and has shown no thought of personal danger.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Edward Grahame Johnstone, R.N.A.S. For the pluck and determination shown by him in engaging enemy aircraft. On the 19th January, 1918, he attacked five Albatross scouts, and engaged one, nose on, opening fire at 75 yards range. The enemy aircraft turned on its side and spun. He followed, and engaged again at 30 yards range. The enemy aircraft went down completely out of control. Later in the day, in a general engagement with fourteen Albatross scouts, he followed one down to 8,000 feet, firing all the time. This is confirmed by other pilots of the patrol to have fallen completely out of control. On several other occasions he has destroyed enemy machines or brought them down completely out of control.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross

Flt. Cdr. Guy William Price, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For consistency and determination in attacking enemy aircraft, often in superior numbers. On the 22nd January, 1918, when on offensive patrol, he observed seven Albatross scouts. He dived and fired into one of the enemy aircraft, which stalled, side-slipped, and eventually fell over on its back, disappearing through a thick bank of clouds, and was observed by others of our machines to fall completely out of control. On several other occasions he has destroyed enemy machines or brought them down completely out of control.

 

Flt. Lieut. (act. Flt. Cdr.) Wilfrid Austin Curtis, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For continuous skill and courage as a fighting pilot. On the 23rd January, 1918, whilst on offensive patrol, he followed three two-seater enemy machines and an enemy scout through the clouds. The enemy were then joined by five other scouts. He dived and fired into an enemy two-seater from about 40 feet behind. The enemy machine fell over on its side and started to spin, and was observed by another pilot to break up in the air while spinning down. Since the award of the Distinguished Service Cross this officer has destroyed several enemy machines and driven down others absolutely out of control.

 

Flt. Lieut. William Lancelot Jordan, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For skill and determination when leading offensive patrols. On the 6th January, 1918, when on offensive patrol he observed ten Albatross scouts. The enemy dived and spread out, and Flt. Lieut. Jordan, in conjunction with another pilot, attacked one, into which he fired at close range, sending it down in a side-slipping dive. On numerous other occasions he has attacked enemy aircraft with great dash and gallantry, and has destroyed or sent them down out of control.

To receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Cdr. Robert John Orton Compston, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For ability and determination when leading offensive patrols, in which he displays entire disregard of personal danger. On the 1st January, 1918, he observed a new type twin-tailed two-seater enemy machine, which he attacked, firing a good many rounds at point blank range. The enemy machine dived, but was again attacked and went down vertically with his engine full on. The wings came off, and the machine was observed to crash. Later in the day Flt. Cdr. Compston observed two formations of ten and five Albatross scouts respectively. He attacked one of the enemy machines and sent it down in a flat spin and falling over sideways completely out of control. On numerous other occasions Flt. Cdr. Compston has destroyed or driven down enemy machines completely out of control, and has frequently had more than one successful engagement in the same day.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

(a) For services with the Royal Naval Siege Guns in France.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. Humphrey Peck, R.M.A. For continuous good work while in charge of a gun, and in command of its crew and camp from the 2nd February, 1917, until the present date. Previous to the formation of the R.M.A. Heavy Siege Train, this officer was in command of a detached gun from June, 1916, until February, 1917. He has also been of the greatest assistance whilst acting as Adjutant of the unit from February, 1917, until present date.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. Gerald Fenwick Haszard, D.S.C., R.M.A. Has on many occasions shown an example of coolness under fire. Twice in one month when the bombardment was very heavy he went to the assistance of wounded men. On the 15th July, 1917, when a dug-out was blown in by a shell, he extricated two severely wounded men under heavy shellfire and carried them to a place of safety. On the 28th July, 1917, whilst his gun position and the road adjoining were under heavy and continuous shell fire, a dump of heavy ammunition was blown up, causing a great cavity in the road. An ambulance containing a wounded officer and man fell into the shell hole. Capt. Haszard immediately went out, and with the help of Gnr., Walker, R.M.A., who was wounded directly afterwards, and died subsequently, carried the wounded officer on his back into an adjoining dug-out. He then returned and. brought in the wounded man.

(b) For services with the Royal Naval Transport Service in France.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Asst. Payr. (actg. Payr.) Reginald Charles Yorke, R.N.R.

 


 

 

30616 - 5 APRIL 1918

 

Honours for Service in the Auxiliary Patrol.

 

..... in recognition of their services in vessels of the Auxiliary Patrol between 1 January and 31 December, 1917:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. (act. Lieut.-Cdr.) Richard Cowell Coppock, R.N.R.

Lieut. (act. Lieut.-Cdr.) Keith Robin Hoare, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. George Foote, R.N.R.

Lieut. Albert Arthur Crowther, R.N.R.

Lieut. James William Naylor, R.N.R.

Lieut. George Holmes, R.N.R.

Lieut. Helmar August Dillner, R.N.R.

Lieut. George Scott, R.N.R.

Lieut. Arthur Henry Sawdon, R.N.R.

Lieut. Richard Mate Jackson, R.N.R.

Lieut. Arthur Lakeland Sanderson, R.N.R.

Lieut. Arthur Hulme, R.N.R.

Lieut. Robert Ernest Andrews, R.N.R.

Lieut. Robert Jobling, R.N.R.

Lieut. Herbert Sutor, R.N.R.

Lieut. Eric Thomson Skelton, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Richard Charles Carter, R.N.R.

Lieut. Louis George Duncan Parkes, R.N.R.

Lieut. Richard Andrew Crafter, R.N.R.

Lieut. Richard Brightman Young, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Andrew Campbell, R.N.R.

Lieut. Ernest William King, R.N.R.

Lieut. Donald Luke Webster, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Percival Abernethy Richardson, R.N.V.R.

Ch. Skpr. James Henry Brown, R.N.R., 838 W.S.A.

Ch. Skpr. Thomas Albert Dawson, R.N.R. 37 W.S.A.

Ch. Skpr. Edwin Charles Smith, R.N.R. 1872 W.S.A.

Ch. Skpr. William Wood, R.N.R. 2551 S.A.

Skpr. Henry John Alger, R.N.R. 1898 W.S.A.

Skpr. Ernest Edward Breach, R.N.R. 195 W.S.A.

Skpr. George Crockett, R.N.R. 2195 W.S.A.

Skpr. James Falconer, R.N.R. 1170 W.S.A.

Skpr. Robert Sinclair Harkes, R.N.R. 444 S.A.

Skpr. John Charles Hayward, R.N.R. 218 W.S.A.

Skpr. George Lewis Ormes, R.N.R. 578 W.S.A.

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Honours for Service in Vessels Employed on Patrol and Escort Duty.

 

..... for services in Vessels of the Royal Navy employed on Patrol and Escort duty during the period 1st January to 31st December, 1917:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Engr.-Lieut. Albert William Gannaway, R.N.

Lieut. Harold Auten, R.N.R.

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross

Lieut. William Campbell, R.N.R.

Lieut. George Robert Ainslie, R.N.R.

Skpr. Joseph Henry Bullock, R.N.R. 1944 S.A.

Skpr. Matthew Martin Pockley, R.N.R. 529 W.S.A.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services

 

To Receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Alan Ernest Cain, R.N.R.

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Honours to 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. John Robert Godfrey.

Capt. John Montador.

Capt. Oliver Stoker-Johnson.

Capt. Ebenezer Bow Watters.

Capt. Eowardus Vooght.

Chief Offr. Harry Pindar Barker.

Chief Offr. Richard Hodgson.

Chief Engr. Alexander Cumming.

Chief Engr. William Alexander Johnstone.

Chief Engr. William Sharp Martin.

Chief Engr. Edward Rutherford Wright.

 


 

 

30635 - 16 APRIL 1918

 

Honours for Service in Mine-Sweeping Operations

 

..... in recognition of their services in minesweeping operations between the 1st April and 31st December, 1917:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross

Lieut Francis Howard, R N

Lieut Geoffrey Henry Hughes Onslow, R N

Lieut Henry Heath Wood, R N R

Lieut Walter Leonard Cook, R N R

Lieut William Armstrong Westgarth, R N R

Lieut William Highton, R N R

Lieut William Worrall, R N R

Lieut Walter James Tomkins, R N R

Lieut James Trenance, R N R

Lieut Charles Waterland Read, R N R

Lieut Martin Smith, R N R

Lieut Geoffrey Thomas Whitehouse, R N R

Lieut John Henry James, R N R

Lieut James Walker Stephen, R N R

Lieut John Mitchell, R N R

Lieut Harold Sapsworth, R N R

Lieut John Henry Owen, R N R

Lieut Edward John Dawes, R N R

Lieut Oswald Franklin Pennington, R N R

Lieut David McClymont, R N R

Lieut Herbert Klugh, R N V R

Lieut Edwin George Cole, R N V R

Engr Lieut John Black, R N R

Engr Lieut William Shand Archibald, RNR

Asst Payr (Act Payr) Louis Needham, RNR

Engr Sub Lieut William Keaner Brown, RNR

Ch Bosn Ernest Albert Griffin RN

Ch Skpr John Ballard, R N R , 7 W S A

Ch Skpr Edwin Barlow, R N R , 78 W S A

Gnr Walter George Collingwood Crouch, R N

Act Art -Engr Richard Henry Thomas, R N

Skpr George James Richard Worledge, 745 WSA

Skpr Harry Roberts, R.N.R., 488 W.S.A.

Skpr. William Cooke, R.N.R., 678 W.S.A.

Skpr. William Bell, R.N.R., 1447 W.S.A.

Skpr. William Henry Bevan, R.N.R., 1400 W.S.A.

Skpr. William Brown, R.N.R., 537 W.S.A.

Skpr. Robert Buchan, R.N.R., 618 W.S.A.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Arthur Edgar Buckland, D.S.C., R.N.

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Honours for the Submarine Service

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Hugh Richard Marrack, R.N.

Lieut. Richard Ivor Pulleyne, R.N.

Lieut. Frank Percival Busbridge, R.N.

Lieut. Denis William Boyd, R.N.

Lieut. Reginald John Brook-Booth, R.N.

Art. Engr. George Arthur Rickaby, R.N.

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. Harry Laurence Nunn, R.N.A.S.

Skpr. Roderick Ralph, R.N.R., 2017W.S.A.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Harold Owen Joyce, D.S.C., R.N.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. (now Lieut.-Cdr.) John Norman Tait, R.N. In recognition of his services as Navigating Officer of one of H.M. Ships during an attack on the Naval Works at Ostende on the 22nd September, 1917.

 

Surg. (actg. Staff Surg.) Armin Gascoigne Vavasour Elder, R.N.V.R. In recognition of his services in connection with Naval ambulance trains and sea hospital transport throughout the war. Actg. Staff Surgeon Elder was frequently under fire at the Gallipoli beaches.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. (Actg. Flt. Cdr.) Cyril Burfield Ridley, R.N.A.S. For distinguished services as a pilot and for courage in low-flying expeditions during which he attacked enemy trenches with machine-gun fire from a height of 30 feet. On the 9th March, 1918, he attacked a formation of enemy scouts, selecting one which was attacking one of our machines. The enemy aircraft dived down with a quantity of smoke issuing from it, but appeared to flatten out at 2,000 feet and disappeared in the mist. He has previously destroyed several enemy machines, and has at all times led his flight with great skill and courage.

 

Actg. Flt. Cdr. Cyril Fraser Brewerton, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Obs. Hector Albert Furniss, R.N.A.S.

For the skill and courage displayed by them in carrying out many long and valuable photographic reconnaissances over enemy territory, particularly over Ostende on the 21st February, 1918.

 

Flt. Lieut. Bertie Arthur Millson, R.N.A.S. For the skill and courage displayed by him in carrying out two successful bombing raids on Bruges Docks on the night of 17th-18th February, 1918. This officer has taken part in many night bombing raids.

 

Flt. Lieut. John de Campbourne Paynter, R.N.A.S. For the good work performed by him during a bombing attack on Ostende Seaplane Base on the 3rd March, 1918, carried out in spite of very adverse weather conditions. He has shown great zeal and courage as a fighting pilot, having destroyed several enemy machines, and been twice wounded in aerial combats.

 

Flt. Lieut. Frederick George Horstman, R.N.A.S. For good services rendered in a bombing attack on Ostende Seaplane Base on the 3rd March, 1918, when many direct hits were made. The raid was carried out in spite of very adverse weather conditions. He has also shown skill and courage as a fighting pilot during many engagements with the enemy.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Maxwell Hutcheon Findlay, R.N.A.S. For the courage and daring displayed by him as a pilot. On the 8th March, 1918, whilst on patrol, he engaged an Albatross scout, firing effectively from very close range. The enemy aircraft went down completely out of control. He has also destroyed or driven down out of control many other enemy machines.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. John Melbourne Mason, R.N.A.S. For consistently good work performed in the course of numerous bombing raids on enemy aerodromes. On the 18th February, 1918, he obtained a direct hit on a shed of the Varssenaere Aerodrome. On the return journey, during a fight with enemy aircraft, his control wire was shot away, but he succeeded in safely landing his machine.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Thomas Arthur Warne-Browne, R.N.A.S.

Obs. Sub-Lieut. Frederick Stratton Russell, R.N.A.S.

For the skill and determination displayed by them on the 18th March, 1918, when carrying out a reconnaissance over Bruges and Blankenberghe under heavy anti-aircraft fire. Both these officers have taken part in many reconnaissances over the enemy's lines, often in face of heavy anti-aircraft fire and attacks by hostile aircraft, and have always displayed great gallantry and determination.

 

Obs. Sub-Lieut. Frederick Harry Stringer, R.N.A.S. For the zeal and ability shown by him as observer in many daylight bombing attacks over enemy territory, especially on the 26th February, 1918, when a direct hit was made on Engel Dump.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Cdr. Cecil Hill Darley, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For zeal and determination in carrying out numerous night bombing raids on enemy aerodromes, docks, etc. On the night of the 18th.-19th February, 1918, he carried out two attacks on the St. Denis Westrem Aerodrome.

 

Flt. Lieut. Valentine Edgar Sieveking, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For skill and determination in attacking enemy aerodromes, docks, etc., with bombs. On the night of the 17th-18th February, 1918, he carried out two bombing attacks on Bruges Docks, and on the following night he again carried out two attacks, one on St. Denis Westrem Aerodrome and one on Bruges Docks. His zeal and determination cannot be too highly praised.

 

Flt. Lieut. Stanley Wallace Rosevear, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For the skill and gallantry displayed by him on the 15th March, 1918, when he attacked a formation of eight enemy aircraft, destroying two of the enemy machines. This officer has destroyed numerous enemy machines and is a very skilful and dashing fighting pilot.

To receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Act. Flt. Cdr. Richard Pearman Minifie, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For courage and daring in the face of the enemy, particularly on the 13th March, 1918. On that date, when on patrol with four machines, he attacked an enemy patrol of five scouts, destroying two, whilst a third was destroyed by another officer. Act. Flt. Cdr. Minifie has now destroyed numerous hostile machines.

 


 

 

30654 - 23 APRIL 1918

 

Honours for the Submarine Service

 

..... in recognition of distinguished services performed in difficult circumstances and during a long period in British submarines operating in the Baltic Sea:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross

Lieut. Basil Nugent Downie, R N

Mate John Pitt White, R N

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross

Lieut. Douglas Carteret Sealy, D S C , R N

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Sydney Pratt, R.N.R.

Lieut. Robert Wilson Baty, R.N.R.

Flt. Lieut. John Robert Crouch, R.N.A.S.

Eng. Lieut. Walter Clare, R.N.R.

Skpr. William Buchan, R.N.R., 2226W.S.A.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross

Skpr. George Hubert Cecil Gray, D.S.C., R.N.R., 1558W.S.A.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

 Operations on the Belgian Coast.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Llewellyn Vaughan Morgan, R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Wardell-Yerburgh, R.N.

Payr. John McLeod More, R.N.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

(1) Dunkirk.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Sqdrn. Cdr. Christopher Draper, R.N.A.S.

Sqdrn. Cdr. Anthony Rex Arnold, R.N.A.S.

Sqdrn. Cdr. William Laurie Welsh, R.N.A.S.

Flt.-Lieut. (Act. Flt.-Cdr.) Fred Everest Banbury, R.N.A.S.

(2) Miscellaneous.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Sqdn. Cdr. Arthur Bruce Gaskell, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the occasion of the evacuation of the Thermi aerodrome on the 9th to 15th October, 1917, under continuous bombardment by the enemy.

 

Flt. Lieut. (Act. Flt. Cdr.) Leonard Henry Rochford, R.N.A.S. For consistent determination, bravery and skill as a fighting pilot and flight commander. He has destroyed and driven down out of control many enemy machines.

 

Flt. Lieut. James Alpheus Glen, R N.A.S. For exceptional gallantry and skill as a fighting pilot and flight leader. On the 7th July, 1917, he attacked two seaplanes off Ostend. In conjunction with other pilots he shot down one which crashed into the sea. The second he attacked himself, and after a short combat it also crashed into the sea, sinking immediately. He has destroyed and driven down out of control many enemy machines.

 

Flt. Lieut. Arthur Treloar Whealy, R.N.A.S. For the most consistent determination, bravery and skill with which he has carried out numerous low flying harassing attacks on the enemy's troops, transports, etc., inflicting heavy casualties and damage. By his splendid example and gallantry a, great many hostile operations were hampered and frustrated. He has further brought down many enemy machines.

 

Flt. Lieut. Aubrey Beauclerk Ellwood, R.N.A.S. For the determination and skill displayed by him as a pilot. On the 10th March, 1918, he attacked three Albatross scouts. He drove two of the enemy aircraft down, and then dived on the third and fired a long burst. The enemy machine pulled up, fell over on its side, and fell straight down out of control until lost to sight. He has also destroyed or brought down out of control many other enemy machines.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. Samuel Marcus Kinkead, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For the skill and courage displayed by him as a pilot. On the 22nd March, 1918, he attacked and drove down out of control an Albatross scout which was attacking a French machine. He has brought down many other enemy machines. He is an exceptionally good pilot, and a clever and plucky fighter, and has performed very fine work, both on offensive patrols and on low flying missions.

 

Flt. Lieut. Euan Dickson, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry in attacking enemy aircraft and in carrying out bombing raids. On the 16th March, 1918, he went to the assistance of a machine of his formation which was being attacked at close quarters by twelve enemy scouts. Despite the fact that all the guns on his machine were useless owing to lack of ammunition, he turned and charged the hostile formation, splitting it up and diverting their attention from the other machine, thus undoubtedly saving it. On other occasions he has brought down enemy machines and taken part in many daylight bombing raids, at all times showing utter fearlessness and great determination.

 

Obs. Lieut. Cyril Chapman, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the 21st March, 1918, when he carried out successful spotting for the bombardment of Ostend. On other occasions he has carried out valuable reconnaissances for the Fleet.

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Honours for 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. Frederick Hanbury Gething.

Capt. William Leask.

Capt. Henry James Smith.

Capt. Gilbert Wilton.

2nd Offr. William Atkinson Clingly.

3rd Engr. Laurence Cuthbert Hemy.

 


 

 

30662 - 30 APRIL 1918

 

Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

..... for zeal and devotion to duty during the period from 1st July to 31st December, 1917:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Cdr. Gilbert George Herbert Cooke, R.N.

Flt. Cdr. William George Sitwell, R.N.

Flt. Cdr. William Hayland Wilson, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Cdr. Eustace de Courcy Hallifax, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Cdr. William Frith Horner, R.N.

Flt. Lieut. (actg. Flt. Cdr.) Basil Edward Pease Gregg, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. (actg. Flt. Cdr.) John Keith Waugh, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. (actg. Flt. Cdr.) Charles Gilmour, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Wilfred Underhill, R.N.

Flt. Lieut. Cyril Campbell Carlisle, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Frederick Neville Halsted, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Leopold Howard Wilkins, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Rupert Samuel Montague, R.N.

Flt. Lieut. Edward Garden Hopcraft, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Kenneth Foster Saunders, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Sidney Enfield Taylor, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Cecil Henry Fitzherbert, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Dennis Knowles, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Frederick Stanley Mills, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Garrett Michael Farrell O'Brien, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Thomas O'Connor, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Arthur Roach Thomas Pipon, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. (actg. Flt. Lieut.) Edward Errol Maitland-Heriot, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Norman Hargreave Woodhead, R.N.A.S.

 


 

 

30687 - 14 MAY 1918

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross

Lieut. John Stockton Rogers, R.N.R.

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Honours for Services in the Auxiliary Patrol.

 

..... in recognition of their services in vessels of the Auxiliary Patrol abroad between 1st January and 31st December, 1917:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Harry Liddell Mack, R.N.R.

Lieut. Duncan Rodger Boyd, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Geoffrey Richard Purcell Gilpin, R.N.V.R.

Skpr. William Wilson, R.N.R., 1409W.S.A.

Skpr. George Thomson, R.N.R., 2156W.S.A.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

(i.) For services in Mesopotamia:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross:

Lieut. Gilbert Dirk Nelson, R.N.V.R. For the great courage and devotion to duty displayed by him as engineer officer of his detachment. He was untiring in his work, in spite of attacks of malaria and dysentery, and the successful running of the engines was due to him.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. John Douglas Hume, R.N.A.S. (since killed). For continuous good patrol work, artillery spotting, feeding Kut-el-Amara, etc., sometimes making three trips a day under all weather conditions. He invariably displayed great coolness and resource in the face of the enemy, regardless of personal danger.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross:

Flt Lieut. Vivian Gaskell Blackburn, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For services in the advance and retreat from Ctesiphon, when he performed most excellent work.

 

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Wilfred Henry Dunn, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For conspicuous courage and skill in carrying out an extraordinary amount of flying, both in sea and land planes. He is invariably cheerful and ready when called on for work.

(ii) Miscellaneous.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross:

Flt. Cdr. Charles Philip Oldfield Bartlett, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in carrying out bombing raids and in attacking enemy aircraft. On the 28th March, 1918, he carried out three bombing raids. Whilst returning from one of these missions he was attacked at a height of about 2,500 feet by three enemy triplanes, and five other scouts. One of these he drove down, attacking it with his front guns, whilst his observer shot down out of control a second. Observing that two of the triplanes were diving on him and converging, he side-slipped his machine away with the result that the two enemy machines collided and fell to the ground together, where they burst into flames. He has carried out very many bombing raids, and brought down several enemy machines, invariably showing the greatest skill and determination.

 

Fit. Lieut. (Act. Flt. Cdr.) Leonard Horatio Slatter, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For distinguished service rendered during a bombing attack on Ostende Seaplane Station on the 26th March, 1918, when, in spite of intense anti-aircraft fire and the glare of numerous searchlights, he descended to 400 feet over his objective to drop bombs. Flt. Cdr. Slatter is a leader of unqualified keenness and dash and possessed of exceptional courage and judgment.

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Honours for the Naval Armoured Car Squadron

 

..... award of the following honours, decorations and medals to the undermentioned Officers and men in recognition of their services with the Naval Armoured Car Squadron during the Russian retreat from Galicia in July and August, 1917:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. William Noel Lucas Shadwell, R.N.V.R. When the Galician campaign of 1917 opened, he led a car many times into action on the first and subsequent days. During the first day of the retreat he took his car far beyond the Russian lines against the enemy. His car was destroyed by a shell, and he was wounded for the second time, but crawled back to the Russian trenches, where he rallied two companies of Russians, until too exhausted to go on. His courage, industry, and attention to detail deserve great praise.

 

Lieut. Walter Leonard Crossing, R.N.V.R. Did duty in the Russian trenches opposite Brzezany and during the retreat in cars, showing great courage and cool judgment.

 

Lieut. Francis Charles Bruce Lefroy, R.N.V.R. Acted as Transport Officer to the Force during the Galician retreat. So successful was his work that not a single ounce of stores was lost, although he had unexpectedly to evacuate two hospitals and to assist the Russians in the removal of much material. On one occasion Lieut. Lefroy was without sleep for four days and four nights.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services

 

(ii) Services on the Mediterranean Station.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross:

Lieut. (now Lieut.-Cdr.) Patrick Harry Mackenzie, R.N.

Payr. (act. Staff Payr.) George Arthur Patrick Webster, R.N.

Lieut. Guy Onslow Lydekker, R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Ronald Farquhar, R.N.

Lieut. Robert Maurice Stopford, R.N.

Lieut. Robin Edmund Jeffreys, R.N.

Lieut. Harold Percy Keeley, R.N.

Lieut. Walter Cyprian Battle, R.N.R.

Engr. Lieut. Peter Harvey, R.N.R.

Bos'n James Manby Waller, R.N.

Ch. Art. Engr. Richard John Figgins, R.N.

Skpr. William Innes, R.N.R., 1184 W.S.A.

(iii.) Miscellaneous.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Act. Lieut. Roderick Edward Francois McQuhae Mackenzie, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) John Guthrie Dewar, R.N.

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Honours for 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. Thomas Harrison Cooper.

Capt. John Dempster.

 


 

 

30723 - 31 MAY 1918

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross - in recognition of their services in the prosecution of the war:

Lieut. Stanley Napier Blackburn, R.N.

 


 

 

30732 - 4 JUNE 1918

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. George Leslie Harold Dean, R.N.R.

Lieut. Thomas Kippins, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Murray (b), R.N.R.

Lieut. Marshall Reay, R.N.R.

Lieut. Philip Ogwen Hughes, R.N.R.

Lieut. George Brotherton Morgan, R.N.R.

Skpr. George William Alexander, R.N.R., 962 W.S.A.

Skpr. John Henry Lawrence, R.N.R. 188S.A.

Skpr. George Ernest Stubbs, R.N.R., 837 W.S.A.

Skpr. Andrew Walker, R.N.R, 850W.S.A.

Skpr. Arthur Oswald Whatling, R.N.R. 996 W.S.A.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Charles Henry Hudson, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Donald McMillan, D.S.C., R.N.R.

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Honours for Service in the Auxiliary Patrol.

 

..... in recognition of their services in vessels of the Auxiliary Patrol in Foreign waters between. 1st January and 31st December 1917:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. James Milligan, R.N.R.

Lieut Malcolm Muirhead, R.N.R.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Viscount Maidstone, R.N.V.R. For services with the Royal Naval Siege Guns on shore in Flanders from December, 1915 to August, 1917. During this period he showed an utter contempt of danger and the greatest devotion to duty. As Plotting Officer he quickly acquired the necessary technique, combining with it sound judgment and a sense of responsibility which rendered his work absolutely reliable. On one occasion, his gun-pit being destroyed by enemy fire, he showed marked ability in handling ratings with courage and decision.

 

Lieut. George Davis, R.N.R. For skill and bravery shown by him in recovering enemy mines.

 

Lieut. Edward Hilton Young, M.P., R.N.V.R. For services with one of the most advanced Royal Naval Siege Guns on shore in Flanders from July, 1917, to February, 1918. For many months the gun-pit and adjoining camp were subjected to continual heavy fire from machine guns and guns of the largest calibre. The conduct and example of this officer during these arduous times was beyond all praise, and he displayed qualifies of leadership of the highest order. His gun was brought into action with skill and promptitude, and it was due to his example that the splendid moral of the ratings under him was maintained.

 

Eng.-Lieut. Ernest Miller Fittock, R.N. For the coolness and promptitude shown by him in keeping the engines of one of H.M. ships working at high speed when the ship had been holed in the engine room below the water-line in action off the Belgian coast.

 

Act. Lieut. Basil Baseby, R.M.A. In recognition of his services with the R.M.A. Siege Guns in Flanders. On 18th March, 1918, an enemy shell entered the right gun-pit, dismounting the gun, and causing a fire. Lieut. Baseby had been gassed the previous evening, and was still on the sick list, but at once proceeded to the gun-pit, and by his example and personal efforts extinguished the fire, which might otherwise have reached the ammunition in the ready magazine. The battery was under heavy shell fire at the time. He has at all times displayed zeal, cheerfulness, and ability.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Fit. Lieut. John Gamon, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 30th March, 1918, whilst returning from a bombing raid, he was attacked by three enemy triplanes, one of which he brought down and drove off the other two. He has carried out very many bombing raids on enemy lines of communication, aerodromes, and dumps. His work has always been of the greatest merit, and he has set a splendid example to those around him.

 

Flt. Sub.-Lieut. George Brown Sievwright McBain, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in carrying out bombing raids on enemy troops, aerodromes, and lines of communication. On the 18th March, 1918, while returning from bombing an enemy aerodrome, he was attacked by five enemy scouts. After a short combat one of the scouts was seen to nose-dive, and its tail plane fell off. The four other enemy aircraft retired. He has carried out many bombing raids, at all times showing great determination, and setting a splendid example.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. (act. Flt. Cdr.) Leonard Henry Rochford, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For consistent determination, bravery, and skill. As a Flt. Cdr. he has shown considerable ability, and has always set a fine example when dealing with enemy aircraft. On the 21st March, 1918, when on offensive patrol, he attacked one of nine Albatross scouts. Enemy aircraft was seen to go down in the mist out of control. He has destroyed or driven down out of control many other enemy machines.

 

Flt. Lieut. (act. Flt. Cdr.) Charles Roger Lupton, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For conspicuous bravery and skill in leading bombing formations, especially on 26th March, 1918, when he carried out at low altitudes four bombing raids on enemy communications. In the course of these raids he caused great damage to enemy transport, and inflicted serious casualties on large numbers of their reinforcements. He has carried out very many bombing raids, and by his courage and resource has instilled a spirit of confidence and daring in all those who have flown with him.

 

Flt. Lieut. James Alpheus Glen, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For exceptional gallantry and skill as a Flight Leader when engaging enemy aircraft. He has destroyed or driven down out of control many enemy machines.

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Honours for 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. John Banks Allan.

Capt. Edward John Hughes.

Capt. Charles Reginald King (Lieut.-Cdr., R.N.R.).

Capt. William Lobb.

Capt. William McCone.

Capt. James Edward Prettyman.

Capt. Samuel Shaw.

Capt. William Ferrie Wood.

 


 

 

30756 - 18 JUNE 1918

 

Honours for Services in the Action with Enemy Destroyers off the Belgian Coast on the 21st March, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. David Graham. Horndon Bush, R.N., H.M.S. "Botha." For the extremely cool and able manner in which he controlled gunfire. His orders were given with precision, and he was quick to seize the opportunity to shift to a better target. There was no hitch whatever in the control, and this was entirely due to his very careful organisation and training of control parties. Made preparations to be taken in tow with admirable promptitude.

 

Lieut. Basil Rupert Willett, R.N. Showed the greatest courage and judgment in an attack made on five enemy destroyers after they had broken off the engagement with the "Botha" and "Morris," scoring a direct hit with a torpedo on one of these vessels.

 

Art.-Eng. Evan Edward Wellman, R.N. For the exceptional coolness and initiative shown by him when, early in the action, a shell damaged the auxiliary steam pipes of H.M.S. "Botha." When escaping steam prevented the watch-keepers from making their escape from the boiler-room affected, Art.-Eng. Wellman isolated the compartment by closing stop-valves from the upper deck, the ship being under heavy fire at the time. By his action he saved the lives of the men and assisted them to escape.

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Cyril Ernest Remington Alford, R.N.

Lieut. Jamies Fullarton, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Watkin Thomas, R.N.R.

Lieut. James Stevenson. Allan, R.N.R.

Lieut. Joseph Stephen Bell, R.N.V.R.

Skpr. Ernest Robert Browne, R.N.R., 2007 W.S.A.

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Honours for Service in Patrol Cruisers.

 

..... award of the following honour, decorations and medals for services in the Patrol Cruisers under the command of Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald G. O. Tupper, K.C.B., C.V.O., and Vice-Admiral Sir Montague E. Browning, K.C.B., M.V.O., during the period 1st January to 31st December, 1917:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Joseph Arthur Wallis, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Charles John Leonard Hayward, R.N.R.

Asst. Payr. Thomas Johnston Elliot, R.N.R.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Surg. Henry Brice Parker, M.B., R.N. In recognition of the exceptionally good work done by him as Medical Officer of the Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, in Gallipoli.

 

Lieut. Leslie Thompson, R.N.R. In recognition of his services in submarines.

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Honours for Officers Late of the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. (tempy. Capt.) Stearne Tighe Edwards, D.S.C., R.A.F. For conspicuous bravery and most brilliant leadership of fighting patrols against enemy aircraft. On the 2nd May, 1918, whilst leading a patrol of four scouts, he encountered a hostile formation of eight enemy scouts, and drove down one enemy machine completely out of control. Soon afterwards he engaged another formation of six enemy scouts, driving down one to its destruction whilst his patrol accounted for another. He only broke off the fight owing to lack of ammunition. He has destroyed or driven down out of control many enemy machines since he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, and has at all times shown the greatest gallantry-and a fine offensive spirit.

 

Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) Arthur Roy Brown, D.S.C., R.A.F. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 21st April, 1918, while leading a patrol of 6 scouts he attacked a formation of 20 hostile scouts. He personally engaged two Fokker triplanes, which he drove off; then, seeing that one of our machines was being attacked and apparently hard pressed, he dived on the hostile scout, firing the while. This scout, a Fokker triplane, nose dived and crashed to the ground. Since the award of the Distinguished Service Cross he has destroyed several other enemy aircraft and has shown great dash and enterprise in attacking enemy troops from low altitudes despite heavy anti-aircraft fire.

 

Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) Arthur Treloar Whealy, D.S.C., R.A.F. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has proved himself to be a brilliant fighting pilot. Under his able and determined leadership his flight has engaged and accounted for many enemy machines, he himself being personally responsible for many of these.

To Receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. (temp. Capt.) Thomas Frederick Le Mesurier, D.S.C., R.A.F. For gallantry and consistent good work. He has at all times displayed the utmost gallantry in action, and by his determination and skill has set a very fine example to the pilots of his squadron. On the 23rd April, 1918, in spite of bad weather conditions, he successfully dropped bombs on the Ostend Docks from a height of 800 feet amidst very intense anti-aircraft and machine-gun fire. He also made valuable observations. He has taken part in many bomb raids, and has destroyed or driven down out of control several enemy machines.

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Honours to 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. Henry Arthur Yardley.

 


 

 

30807 - 19 JULY 1918

 

ZEEBRUGGE AND OSTEND RAIDS

 

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

 

Distinguished Service Cross.

 

..... 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 had 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.

 


 

 

30833 - 6 AUGUST 1918

 

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

 

..... 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 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.

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Honours for Services In Action With Enemy Submarines.

 

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.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

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.

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Honours for 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.

 


 

 

30859 - 20 AUGUST 1918

 

Admiralty, 23rd August, 1918.

 

..... 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.

 


 

 

30870 - 27 AUGUST 1918

 

OSTEND RAID - HONOURS

 

..... (see Ostend Raid - Honours, Naval Despatch dated 24 July 1918):

 

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.

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Additional Awards for Services in the Operations against Zeebrugge on the Night of the 22nd-23rd April, 1918.

 

..... 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.

 


 

 

30900 - 13 SEPTEMBER 1918

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. John Alun Pennington Legh, 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.

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Honours for Services in Action with the "Goeben" and "Breslau" in January, 1918.

 

..... 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 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.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

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.

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Honours for 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.

 


 

 

30909 - 17 SEPTEMBER 1918

 

Honours for Services in the Auxiliary Patrol, Minesweeping and Coastal Motor Boats, between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

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.

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Honours for Services in Monitors and Destroyers of the Dover Patrol, between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Richard Hungerford Caldwell, R.N.

Lieut. Kenneth Clarke Kirkpatrick, R.N.

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Honours for Services in Destroyers of the Harwich Force between the 1st January and the 30th June, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Alban Edward Trevor Tate, R.N.

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Honours for Services in Minesweeping Operations between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Gerald Henry Lee Jones, R.N.R.

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Honours for Services in Local Defence Flotillas between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. William Ahern, R.N.

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Honours for Services in Vessels employed on Escort, Convoy, and Patrol Duties between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

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.

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Honours for Services on the Mediterranean Station between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Ch. Gnr. Daniel Patrick Joseph Enright, R.N.

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Honours for Services on the Mediterranean Station (Egyptian Division) for the Period ending the 31st December, 1917.

 

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.

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Honours for Services in Submarines between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Alfred Mark Lee, R.N.R,

_____

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Herbert Ffrench Rainey, R.N.R.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Eng. Sub-Lieut. Thomas Daniells, R.N.R.

 


 

 

30936 - 4 OCTOBER 1918

 

Honours for Services in the Destroyer Action in the Adriatic on the Night of the 22nd-23rd April, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Act. Lieut. George Hugh Boddie, R.N. For extreme efficiency in extinguishing fires and reorganising ship after the action. He rendered great assistance in bringing the ship safely into harbour when the comdg. officer was wounded.

 

Surg. Prob. Charles C. Elliott, R.N.V.R. He carried out his duties' in attending wounded under heavy fire and difficult conditions. Although he was suffering from a painful sprained wrist, his skilful work undoubtedly saved several lives. His conduct was an example and encouragement to all on board.

 

Ch. Art. Eng. Edward Charles Phillips, R.N. He entered the burning shell-room accompanied by two men and rescued two wounded stokers, and afterwards by strenuous exertions succeeded in getting the fire under control, and finally extinguished it.

 

Gnr. George Marden, R.N. For coolness and ability in action, especially for keeping the after 4in. gun in action when the ship was hit aft, and for taking prompt steps to get the aerial in working order.

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Hugh Sydney Egerton, R.N.

Lieut. Leslie Londsdale-Cooper, R.N.

Lieut. Claude Asquith, R.N.R. (Prisoner of War interned in a neutral country).

Skpr. William Addy, R.N.R., 111 W.S.E.

Skpr. George Cook, R.N.R., 131 W.F.S.

Skpr. Sidney Hewitt, R.N.R., 93 W.S.E.

Skpr. Boreas Hume, R.N.R., 141 W.F.S.

Skpr. George Moston, R.N.R., 57 W.S.E.

Skpr. William Joseph Parish, R.N.R., 97 W.S.E.

Skpr. Robert John Syrett, R.N.R., 50 W.S.E.

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Honours for Services in the Auxiliary Patrol and Minesweeping between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Arnold Ernest McNab, R.N.R.

Lieut. Frank Ellis, R.N.R.

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Honours for Services In Minesweeping Operations between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Henry James Chapman, R.N.R.

Eng.-Lieut. Edward Walker Elliott, R.N.R.

Art. Eng. John Stobart, R.N.

Skpr. James Gale, R.N.R., 2774S.A.

Skpr. George Ladley, R.N.R., 55S.A.

Skpr. Lewis Albert McCombie, R.N.R. 299W.S.A.

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Honours for Services In Vessels Employed on Escort, Convoy and Patrol Duties between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Art. Eng. Frank Henry Knowles, R.N.

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Honours for Services in Local Defence Flotillas between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Frank James Couldrey, R.N.R.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. George T. Thompson, Trinity House Vessel "Argus." In recognition of the valuable work performed by him whilst empld. in connection with the maintenance of the Dover Patrol.

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Additional Awards for Services in the Battle of Jutland on the 31st May, 1916.

 

..... following further awards in addition to those announced in the London Gazette of the 15th September, 1916:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Surg. Prob. Alexander Joe, R.N.V.R. Medical officer of H.M.S. "Nestor." He behaved with the greatest coolness under fire, tending the wounded single-handed both in ''Nestor'' and later on board a German destroyer. His conduct was highly praiseworthy throughout.

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Honours for 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. Robert Liddle Allinson.

Capt. David Peregrine.

 


 

 

30979 - 25 OCTOBER 1918

 

Honours for Services In Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Ronald William Blacklock, R.N.

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Honours for Services In Action With Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. George Chisholm Reed, R.N.R.

Lieut. William John Davies, R.N.R.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Surg. Alfred Robinson MacMullin, D.S.C., R.N. For services with the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division in France. He worked unceasingly day and night for three days to succour the wounded. Times without number, when the enemy shelling and machine-gun fire was at its worst, he walked about in the most exposed places attending to the wounded, being utterly indifferent to his own safety. The result was that the lives of many men were saved, who might otherwise have been blown to pieces where they lay. Throughout the whole of the operations his unflinching bravery won the admiration of all who saw him.

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Honours for 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. Edward Fishwick.

Capt. William Nisbet Oliver.

 


 

 

31038 - 26 NOVEMBER 1918

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Walter Thomas Arthur Bird, R.N.

Lieut. Horace Leslie Vicary, R.N.R.

Lieut. Arthur James Baxter, R.N.R.

Lieut. Ernest Edwin Woodcock, R.N.R.

Lieut. Arnold Eric Peek, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Claude Verney Morgan, R.N.R.

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Honours for Operations off Terschelling on the 11th August, 1918.

 

..... award of the following honour and decorations to the undermentioned Officers of Coastal Motor Boats in recognition of their gallantry during a reconnaissance of the West Frisian coast on the 11th August, 1918:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Edward Rowsell Lewis, R.N. Displayed great gallantry as Second in Command of the Senior Officer's boat. In the middle of the fight he partially stripped down and reassembled a gun in an endeavour to bring it into action again. Lieut. Lewis, although hit in the arms and thighs by five or six bullets, continued his duty throughout the action with absolute cheerfulness and without remark or complaint. His boat being riddled with bullets and a hole blown in her hull by the explosion of a bomb, was destroyed by a demolition charge. The crew were picked up three hours later by a Dutch torpedo boat in a very exhausted condition. Lieut. Lewis, in spite of his wounds and three hours' immersion in the water, showed indomitable courage, and by his cheerfulness kept up the spirits of his men, who were nearly exhausted.

 

Lieut. Guy Leslie Cockburn, R.N. For the gallantry shown by him in command of a Coastal Motor Boat under very trying conditions. His boat caught fire and of the crew two were badly wounded. Having brought his boat to within half a mile of the shore, Lieut. Cockburn first placed the two wounded men in the water and then blew her up. He managed to get the wounded, who were unconscious, a little way towards the shore, when Dutch seamen swam out and brought them in.

 

Lieut. Robert William Bateman, R.N.R. For the exceptional gallantry and courage shown by him. In the middle of the fight Lieut. Bateman, who was serving in the Senior Officer's boat, stripped down and reassembled a gun in an endeavour to bring it into action. He undoubtedly saved the boat by spotting bombs as they left enemy aircraft. One bomb exploded close to the boat and blew a hole in her hull, and would have destroyed her if Lieut. Bateman had not warned his commanding officer in time for course and speed to be altered.

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Act. Lieut. (now Lieut.) Leopold Joseph Hegarty, R.N.R. ("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.

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Honours for 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. Thomas McMullan.

 


 

 

31060 - 10 DECEMBER 1918

 

Honours for Services in Grand Fleet Destroyers Between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Charles Ernest.Hotham, R.N.

Lieut Reginald Warren Hore, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) John Slater, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) Henry Jackson Epworth, R.N.

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Honours for Services in Other Destroyers between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Eng. Lieut. George Owen Hollins, R.N.

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Honours for Services in the Auxiliary Patrol and Minesweeping between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. James Budgen, R.N.R.

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Honours for Services on the Mediterranean Station between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

I. AEGEAN

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Gerald Charles Muirhead-Gould, R.N.

Lieut. Walter Murray Blair, R.N.V.R.

Ch. Gnr. George Harris, R.N.

 

II. ADRIATIC.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Act. Eng. Lieut. Frank Austin Truckle, R.N.

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Mine-Laying Operations off the Gallipoli Coast.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Noel Charles Akers, R.N.V.R.

 


 

 

31063 - 10 DECEMBER 1918

 

Honours for Services in White Sea Operations, 1918.

 

Modyugski Island, at the sea end of the channels leading to Archangel, was captured on 1st August, 1918, after the batteries had been silenced by the Allied warships, and the town of Archangel was occupied on the 2nd August, the Bolshevik Forces being quickly and efficiently overcome and driven out of the vicinity.

 

Following these operations, a River Expeditionary Force was organised with local craft, armed and manned by Allied crews, and this expedition succeeded, in co-operation with the military forces, in clearing the River Dwina and the River Vaga of hostile craft up to the time when Allied ships had to be withdrawn to avoid the ice, several of the principal enemy vessels being destroyed.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Payr. Lieut. (now Payr. Lieut.-Cdr.) John Geoffrey Elgar, R.N., H.M.S. "Attentive." Controlled the fire of 4-inch guns which assisted to silence the battery on Modyugski Island on the 1st August, 1918. He also rendered most valuable services in connection with supplies during both the Archangel operations and those on the West Coast of the White Sea in July, 1918.

 

Act. Lieut. Royer Mylius Dick, R.N. In command of the River Gunboat "Razlyff" during the Dwina operations, he saved a number of boats and a barge from falling into the enemy's hands, the ship being repeatedly fired on. In the Tchamova operations he handled his ship with conspicuous success.

 

Lieut. (actg. Lieut.-Cdr.) Eugene Emmanuel Frost Smith, R.N.R., H.M.S. "Nairana." For great zeal and devotion to duty. It was due to his fine navigation through narrow waters and in dense fog that the advance squadron was able to arrive off the mouth of the Dwina at the appointed time, thereby greatly facilitating the capture of Archangel.

 

Lieut. Henry James Francis Cavendish, R.N. He was senior officer of the Gunboat Squadron during the Dwina operations until the arrival of H.M.S. "M25." His gallant conduct and capable handling of his command saved an awkward situation, and inflicted considerable known damage on the enemy.

 

Act. Lieut. Edward Henry Richardson, A.M., R.N.R. He showed courage and enterprise of a high order as commanding officer of the Gunboat "Advokat" during the Dwina operations.

 

Gnr. William Henry Kewish. R.N. Commanded the Gunboat "Gorodok" during the Dwina operations until he was wounded, fighting her with much courage and ability.

 

Bosn. Herbert Gutherless, R.N. He took charge of and organised the Paddle Minesweeping Squadron which cleared the River Dwina of mines from Pless to Poutchouga under most difficult conditions and with the most meagre resources. He displayed very fine qualities of leadership during the landing at Tchamova.

 

 

 

1919

 

All Admiralty, SW

 

 

31130 - 14 JANUARY 1919

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Bernard Talbot Chick, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. George Hargreaves Greenwood, R.N.V.R.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. (act. Lieut.-Cdr.) Charles Herbert Lightoller, D.S.C., R.D., R.N.R,

Lieut. William Brydon Chilton, D.S.C., R.N.R.

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Additional Award for Services in the Battle of Jutland on the 31st May, 1916.

 

..... following further award in addition to those announced in the London Gazette of the 15th September, 1916:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Sub-Lieut. (now act. Lieut.) Reginald Dudley Rowe, R.N. Navigating Officer, H.M.S. "Nestor." During the action was stationed on the bridge, whence he controlled the gunfire of "Nestor" with such success and cool bravery that two of the enemy's destroyers were quickly sunk and the remainder of their flotilla put to flight. This control was carried out under the heaviest fire, not only from the opposing destroyers, but from the enemy's secondary armament.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. (now Lieut.-Cdr.) William Scott Chalmers, R.N In recognition of his services with the Horse Boats on the Belgian Canals and the Naval Siege Guns on shore in Flanders between December, 1914, and April, 1915. He at all times displayed the seamanlike qualities of quickness and resource and personal courage of a very high order. His good example of cheerful and fearless work under the most trying circumstances contributed in a great degree to the excellent behaviour of the men.

 

Capt. Henry Vincent Fuller, R.M., attd. R.M.L.C. On the night of the 6th-7th August, 1918, during an enemy air raid, in which several huts of the R.M.L.C. were demolished or severely damaged, his conduct was an example to all. He assisted in getting the men away from the wrecked huts, bandaging the wounded, rendering every assistance possible, and showed an utter disregard for his personal safety.

 

Lieut. Robert Hunter McNair, R.N.R. For excellent services in command of a gun barge in the advanced posts on the North Dwina River from the 11th to 20th October, 1918. On the latter date the barge was sunk by concealed enemy fire. During this period he was in constant action with superior forces of enemy flotilla, thus affording relief to the land forces ashore and covering their retirement from a difficult position.

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Honours for 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. Samuel Driver.

Capt. James Matthew Eaton.

Capt. Thomas Gunn.

Capt. Arnold Sadler Hawker.

Capt. Robert Hughes.

Capt. Charles Richard Raby.

Capt. David McQueen Reid.

Capt. Frederick Owen Seaborne.

Capt. Harold James Symonds.

Ch. Engr. Claud Charles Lapsley, O.B.E.

Ch. Engr. James Love Murray.

 


 

 

31182 - 14 FEBRUARY 1919

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Robert Vincent Mack, R.N.

Lieut. Albert Edward Holland, R.N.R.

Act. Payr. Lieut. Ernest Gordon Driscoll R.N.R.

Ch. Art. Eng. Frederick John Baker, R.N.

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Honours for Services in Minesweeping Operations.

 

..... in recognition of their services in minesweeping operations off the Belgian Coast, including the minefields off the ports of Ostend and Zeebrugge, between the 18th October and 8th November, 1918:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Warwick Lindsay Scott, R.N.V.R. Was in command of a section of minesweepers employed bottom sweeping off Ostend. While sweep was being hove in, a mine came off foul of sweep, Lieut. Scott went aft and cut the circuit wire on outside of mine, making the mine safe. Mine was then salved.

 

Lieut. Reginald Joynson, R.N.V.R. Displayed courage and good judgment in the work of opening up Zeebrugge, sweeping for and sinking mines in the harbour.

 

Eng. Lieut. Charles Frederic Holt, R.N.R. When his ship struck a mine off Ostend on the 19th October, 1918, this Officer showed great courage in going into the foremost stokehold, the stokehold being full of steam and rapidly filling with water, and the ship likely to hit another mine at any moment. He also rescued a badly injured man.

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Honours for Services in Monitors off the Belgian Coast between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. John Hermann Brougham, R.N.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Surg. Lieut. Walter Grimshaw Bigger, R.N. For services with the Royal Marine Artillery Siege Gun Detachment in Flanders. On the 29th May, 1918, while he was attending to the wounded in "Carnac" gun position a second shell burst in embrasure. Surgeon Lieutenant Bigger continued his work with noteworthy calmness and devotion to duty. The coolness under fire displayed by this officer on other occasions has gained for him the confidence of the officers and men under his medical charge.

 

2nd Lieut. Daniel Harding, R.M.A. For services with the Royal Marine Artillery Siege Gun Detachment in Flanders. On the 28th March, 1918, at "Carnac" battery, near Oost Dunkirk, after extricating himself from the debris caused by an enemy shell bursting in his gun position, displayed marked coolness in attending to the wounded and assisting to extinguish a fire. Has since shown zeal and devotion to duty on all occasions.

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Honours for 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. George Arthur Hope Flynn.

Capt. George McMillan.

Capt. William Charles Morgan.

 


 

 

31191 - 18 FEBRUARY 1919

 

Honours for Services in Minelaying Submarines between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Gerald Aylmer Garnons-Williams, R.N.

Lieut. Charles Stanley Sim, R.N.R.

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Honours for Services in Submarines between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. John Stewart Gilchrist Reid, R.N.R.

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Honours for Services in Destroyers of the Harwich Force between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Randolph Stewart Gresham Nicholson, R.N.

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Honours for Palestine Operations

(Oct.-Dec. 1917).

 

..... in recognition of their services during Naval operations carried out in conjunction with Military operations in Palestine from October to December, 1917:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. (now Lieut.-Cdr.) Melvill Willis Ward, R.N., H.M. Monitor Raglan.

Flt. Lieut. (act. Flt.-Cdr.) Edward James Pointer Burling, R.N.A.S. (now Capt., R.A.F.). Carried out very successful spotting work in connection with the bombardment of Deir Sineid. During this work he was attacked by a very fast hostile aeroplane, and it was only due to the extremely clever handling of his aeroplane that the machine was not destroyed.

 

Lieut. George Brand, R.N.R., H.M. Trawler Gwenllian. Commanded the Drifter Flotilla which laid, and maintained indicator nets off the beaches, on which stores were landed. Owing to the strength of the current off the coast, the nets frequently dragged out of position, necessitating their being weighed and relaid. That this defence was kept in so satisfactory a state was due to the unremitting care and attention paid by Lieut. Brand and the hard work done by the drifter crews.

 

Lieut. Harold Francis Addenbrooke-Kent, R.N.R., H.M.S. Blossom. In recognition of his services in going into a burning ammunition dump to assist in extinguishing a fire on the 16th October, 1917.

 

Skpr. Andrew Buchan, R.N.R., 1323S.A., H.M. Trawler Gwenllian.

 

Skpr. James Abraham King, R.N.R., 1528S.A. H.M. Drifter Twenty-eight. Ably assisted Lieut. Brand in laying and maintaining indicator nets off the beaches.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut. Henry Vernon Worrall, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. (now Capt., R.A.F.). Carried out very successful spotting work for "Requin" off the Wadi Hesi.

 


 

 

31236 - 14 MARCH 1919

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Percy Shadforth Atkins, R.N.R.

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Honours for Services in Destroyers of the Grand Fleet Flotillas between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Lachlan Donald MacKintosh, R.N.

Lieut. Pelham Alexander Maitland, R.N.

Lieut. Ivo Wyndham Laton Frewen, R.N.

Surg. Sub.-Lieut. Arthur Arnold Osman, R.N.V.R.

Gnr. (T.) John George Beaumont, R.N.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Raymond Benson Stewart, R.N. H.M.S. "Mounsey." For gallantry when H.M.S. "Otranto" was wrecked on the 6th October, 1918.

 

Capt. Richard Burton, R.M.L.I. In recognition of his services as Adjt. of the Allied Naval Brigade in North Russia between the 14th August and 28th November, 1918, when he carried out very difficult work in a most successful manner.

 

Lieut. Daniel Fedotoff White, R.N.V.R. On the 18th August, 1918, at Seltzo, with a few marines landed and captured an enemy battery. When acting in command of one of H.M. river gunboats at Borocovsko, on the 20th August, 1918, in an action with enemy gunboats kept his gunboat under fire while repairing his guns in order to cover the retreat of our troopships, showing a fine example of coolness and devotion to duty. He has throughout the operations in Northern Russia done exceptionally good work as Intelligence Officer.

 

Sub-Lieut. Wilfrid Edmund Warner, R.N. H.M.S. "Mounsey." For gallantry when H.M.S. "Otranto" was wrecked on the 6th October, 1918.

 

Skpr. John Stanley Higgs, R.N.R., 88S.A. In recognition of his services in the White Sea since 1916, where he has been continuously employed on Patrol work and Minesweeping.

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Honours for 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.

Ch. Engr. Ernest Richard Crafter.

2nd Offr. James McDonald Dunbar.

 


 

 

31248 - 21 MARCH 1919

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. James Simpson, R.N.R.

Lieut. Francis Edward Temple-West, R.N.V.R.

Sub-Lieut. William Edmund Liley, R.N.R.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross

Lieut. Walter Arthur Thomas Bird, D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut. Arnold Eric Peek, D.S.C., R.N.R.

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Honours for Services in Minelaying Operations between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Arthur Hugh Lloyd Terry, R.N.

Lieut. Edwin Charles Carter, R.N.R.

Lieut. Bernard Hwfa Harrison, R.N.R.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Francis William Crowther, D.S.C., R.N.

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Honours for Services in Minesweeping Operations between the 1st July and 31st December, 1918.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. (now act. Lieut.-Cdr ) Archibald Gordon Cranmer, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Duncan Campbell. R.N.

Lieut. Geoffrey Alan Brooke Hawkins, R.N.

Lieut. George Ernest Blackmore, R.N.

Lieut. William Edward Ross, R.N.R.

Lieut. Arthur Richard Haviland, R.N.R.

Lieut. Charles Wood, R.N.R.

Lieut. Ernest Matson Fall, R.N.R.

Lieut. Ernest Steere, R.N.R.

Lieut. Harry Terry, R.N.R.

Lieut. Charles Harold Daniel, R.N.R.

Lieut. George Syms. R.N.R.

Lieut. George Alexander Moir, R.N.R.

Lieut. Arthur Thomson, R.N.R.

Lieut. Bertie Warwick, R.N.R.

Lieut. James Ernest Eaglesham, R.N.R.

Lieut. Edward Briton Smallman, R.N.R.

Lieut. Edward Broad, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Henry Evans, R.N.R.

Ch. Skpr. John. Henry Reynolds, R.N.R., 10 S.A.

Skpr. Charles Brewster, R.N.R., 768 W.S.A.

Skpr. Andrew Buchan, R.N.R., 614 W.S.A.

Skpr. Philip Pascoe Glanville, R.N.R., 499 W.S.A.

Skpr. George William Tharrett, R.N.R., 403 W.S.A.