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30807 - 19 JULY 1918




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




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

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

Capt. Charles William Bruton, R.N.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cdr. Edward Altham, R.N.

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

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

Cdr. Arthur Edward Frederick Bedford, R.N.

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

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

Cdr. Reginald Thornton Amedroz, R.N.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lieut. Harold Thomas Coulthard Walker, R.N.

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

Lieut. Aubrey Cecil Newbold, R.N.

Lieut. Ronald Ernest Cotton Dunbar, R.N.

Lieut. Claude Denzil Bury, R.N.

Lieut. William Hamilton Bremner, R.N.

Lieut. Edward Eliot Hill, R.N.

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

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

Lieut. Charles Theodore Paynter, R.N.

Lieut. Kenneth Clarke Kirkpatrick, R.N.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Surg. Arthur Campbell Vaughan Green, R.N.

Surg. Frederick Munton Payne, R.N.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mate Victor Hamilton Arthur Price, R.N.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Rear-Adml. Cecil Frederick Dampier.

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

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

Capt. Herbert Charles John Grant, R.N.

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

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

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

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

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

Lieut. Ivan Bromhead Franks, R.N.

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



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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

Cdr. Alfred E. Godsal, R.N.

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


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


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


Lieut. Harold G. Campbell, R.N.

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


Eng. Lieut. Wilfred Long, R.N.

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

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

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


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


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




30833 - 6 AUGUST 1918


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Honours for Services In Action With Enemy Submarines.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

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

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

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

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

Act. Gnr. Herbert Pearson, R.N.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Honours for Services in Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

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

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

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

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

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

Payr. Harold Gray King, R.N.

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

Warrt. Shipwt. William Brown, R.N.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Honours for Miscellaneous Services.


The following officers and men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Fleet Payr. Lefebvre Hammond, R.N.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Honours for the Mercantile Marine.


..... expression of commendation for their services - in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

Capt. Harold James Abbey.

Capt. Hugh Montgomerie Beattie.

Capt. John Begg, D.S.C.

Capt. John Brew.

Capt. Thomas Alexander Brown.

Capt. Frederick Helmrich.

Capt. Robert Nixon Hodgson.

Capt. Edwin George Humby, D.S.C.

Capt. George Irwin (Lieutenant-Commander, R.N.R.).

Capt. Charles Henry Jenkins.

Capt. Frederick Thomas Jones.

Capt. William Herbert Jones.

Capt. Frank Kidman.

Capt. Frederick William King.

Capt. James Kinnaird.

Capt. William Alexander McPhail (killed).

Capt. Francis Thomas Mee.

Capt. Arthur James Peters (killed).

Capt. George Alfred Powell.

Capt. Thomas Ryan (killed).

Capt. Edward Mathew Saul.

Capt. William Henry Smith (killed).

Capt. Thomas McComb Taylor, O.B.E.

Capt. James Tully.

Capt. William Williams.

Ch. Offr. Philip Ormond Britten.

Ch. Offr. George Percy Clark.

Ch. Offr. William Donkin.

Ch. Offr. Cecil Relf Grundy.

Ch. Offr. Thomas Davies Lewis.

Ch. Offr. James Charles McCormick.

Ch. Offr. Dudley Fletcher Moore.

Ch. Offr. Augustine William Postle.

Ch. Offr. Harry Chamberlayne Waters

Mate Arthur Hardley.

Mate Edward Parry.

Ch. Engr. Alan Ayers.

Ch. Engr. Frederick Dring.

Ch. Engr. Frederick Graham.

Ch. Engr. Griffith Hughes.

Ch. Engr. Henry Michael Ainsworth London.

Ch. Engr. Robert Milligan.

Ch. Engr. George Bell Poppelwell.

2nd Offr. Allan Macphail.

2nd Engr. Arthur Crawford.

2nd Engr. John Kane.

3rd Engr. Alexander Anderson.

3rd Engr. William Francis Hardy.

Apprentice Alexander Innes.

Apprentice Cuthbert John Ridley.

Bos'n John Jones.

Bos'n James Wishart.

Ship's Cook John Ferguson.  




30900 - 13 SEPTEMBER 1918




Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. Cecil Reginald Ade Newby, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut. (actg. Lieut.-Cdr.) Robert Love Alexander, D.S.O., R.N.R.

Lieut. Frederick Albert Richardson, D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut. Eric Paul Vivian, R.N.

Lieut. William Devlin, R.N.R.

Lieut. Guy Overton, R.N.R.

Actg. Lieut. Stephen Reginald Sunnucks, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. William Mather Young, R.N.V.R.

Actg. Sub-Lieut. Edward Arnold Ritson, R.N.R.

Gnr. (T) Albert Edward Pitts, R.N.

Actg. Gnr. Arthur James Bennett, R.N.

Actg. Gnr. Herbert Walter Kemp, R.N.

Actg. Gnr. William Mulrooney, R.N.

Art. Eng. (now Ch. Art. Eng.) Job Barnard Bucknall, R.N.

Mid. Hugh Nevill Jackson, R.N.R.

Skpr. George Noel, R.N.R., 466 W.S.A. (Died of wounds as prisoner of war.)

Arm's. Crew Harry Banks, O.N. M. 15307 (Dev.).

Ord. Sea. Watson Bell, R.N.V.R., O.N. Palace, Z3585.

Ldg. Sto. William John Board, O.N. 231253 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Arthur George Bolt, O.N. 305241 (Dev.).

P.O. William Adam Botham, O.N. 217897 (Ch.).

Sea. John Edward Brodigan, R.N.R., O.N. 3150 B.

Ldg. Sig. Albert Ernest Callaway, O.N. J.6814 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Richard William Carey, O.N. 311916 (Ch.).

Mech. Edward Chapman, O.N. 285926 (Ch.).

P.O. Frank Robert Croucher, O.N. 192036 (Po.).

A.B. Albert John Edwards, O.N. J.32247 (Ch.).

P.O., 1st Cl., William Castilla Ellen, O.N. 189248 (Ch.).

Dkhnd. Frank Evans, R.N.R., O.N. 693 D.A.

Actg. Ldg. Sto. Andrew Gibson, O.N. 228239 (Dev.).

P.O. William Gray, O.N. 235853 (Ch.).

Dkhnd. Cyril James Green, R.N.R., O.N. 13001 D.A.

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Jonathan Green, O.N. M.5708 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., William James Hamilton, O.N. 293070 (Ch.).

P.O. Richard Healy, O.N. 222359 (Po.).

C.P.O. William Hexter, O.N. 159153 (Dev.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Thomas Henry Humphreys, O.N. K. 14672 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. Robert Jackson, D.S.M., O.N, J. 14828 (Dev.).

A.B. James Gordon Lawrence, O.N. J.26878 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Thomas Lewis, O.N. 305557 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Stephen Warren Howard Love, O.N. J.954 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Henry McGrath, R.N.R., O.N. 2517 C.

Ord. Sea. Frank Moore, O.N. J.51883 (Ch.).

Sea. James Norman, R.N.R., O.N. 2153'C.

Sea. John Roberts, R.N.R., O.N. 3559 C.

Ldg. Sea, James Schofield, O.N. J. 15853 (Dev.).

Shipwt., 2nd Cl., Albert Edward Scott, O.N. M.23217 (Dev.).

A.B. Alfred Henry Wallace Stainer, O.N. J.40422 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Frederick Ernest Stanyard, O.N. M.2434 (Ch.).

Sea. William Sutherland, R.N.R., O.N. 7811 A.

P.O. Ernest Charles Tibbals, O.N. 216984 (Po.).

Sea. Alexander Gray Watson, R.N.R., O.N. 7066.A.

Sto. P.O. Henry Ernest Woodland, O.N. 297947 (Po.).

A.B. Tom Williams, M.M.R., No. 928353.



Honours for Services in Action with the "Goeben" and "Breslau" in January, 1918.


The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches - in recognition of their services on the occasion of the sortie of the "Goeben" and "Breslau" from the Dardanelles on the 20th January, 1918:

Lieut.-Cdr. Donald Priaulx Macgregor (killed in action).

Lieut. Melvill Willis Ward, R.N.

Flt. Cdr. Lionel Arthur Hervey, R.N.A.S. (now tempy. Capt., R.A.F.).

Capt. William Robert McBain, M.C., R.F.C.

Sub-Lieut. Garth Henry Fyson Owles, R.N.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Samuel Porter Colt, R.N.A.S. (now Lieut., R.A.F.).

2nd Lieut. Alexander Dalgety Ferguson, Highland L.I., attached R.F.C.

Ch. Writer Vallance Cruttenden, O.N. 347357 (Ch.) (killed in action).

Ldg. Sto. Stephen Joseph Dodge, O.N. 312316 (Ch.).

A.B. Morgan Richard Flynn, O.N. 232778 (Dev.).



Honours for the Mercantile Marine.


..... expression of commendation for their services - in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

Capt. John Oscar Theodore Berlin.

Capt. Gilbert Berry.

Capt. James Richards Carnon.

Capt. John Charrington.

Capt. Thomas Edmund Cuffley.

Capt. George William Ferris.

Capt. William Bowling Firth.

Capt. James Cecil Alfred Hall.

Capt. Frederick Holt Hobson.

Capt. John McMath, O.B.E.

Capt. Walter James Sturgess.

Ch. Offr. Charles Lawrence Johnstone.

Ch. Offr. Bryce Girvan Murdock.

Ch. Offr. Charles James Owen.

Ch. Offr. John Rogers.

Ch. Offr. Varwell Shears.

Ch. Offr. Frederick Whorrall.

Ch. Engr. George Crombie.

Ch. Engr. Andrew Cunningham.

Ch. Engr. James Feathers.

Ch. Engr. John Hunter.

Ch. Engr. John William West Tyrie.

2nd Offr. Frank Arthur Noel.

2nd Offr. William Robertson.

3rd Offr. Edward Harry Canby.

4th Offr. Albert Duncan Legg.

2nd Engr. Douglas Bertram.

4th Engr. Thomas Wallace.

Bos'n Edward Adams, (Dis. A. 883991).

W.T., Op., Harold Sydney Beach (Dis. A. 838017).

Carp. William Thomas Bentley.

Bos'n Hugh Browne (killed).

Ch. Std. Joseph Arthur Cook.

2nd Std. Arthur Oswald Foxcroft.

A.B. Marquis McAllister (Dis. A. 887112).

A.B. Denis Madden (Dis. A. 566567).

Ch. Std. Frank Lewis Scragg.

Scullery Boy Matthew Robinson (died of wounds).




30909 - 17 SEPTEMBER 1918




Honours for Services in the Auxiliary Patrol, Minesweeping and Coastal Motor Boats, between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Lieut.-Cdr. Thomas Gilbert Carter, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Claude Preston Hermon-Hodge, D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut. William Alfred Price, R.N.

Lieut. Michael Dennis O'Driscoll, R.N.R.

Lieut. Charles Crawford, R.N.R.

Lieut. Bryce Allan Thomson, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alexander Robinson, R.N.R.

Lieut. David Owen Evans, R.N.R.

Lieut. Arthur William Wenlock, R.N.R.

Lieut. John William Grimston, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alexander James Cook, R.N.R.

Lieut. Charles Frederick Home, R.N.R.

Lieut. Edward Broad, R.N.R.

Lieut. Douglas St. John Duke, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Henry Hughes, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Granville George Keele, R.N.V.R.

Sub.-Lieut. James Milne, R.N.V.R.

Ch. Skpr. Charles Allum, R.N.R., 260 W.S.A.

Skpr. Charles Robert Baker, R.N.R., 1627 W.S.A.

Skpr. Edward Thomas Bowles, R.N.R., 13 S.A.

Skpr. Frank Owen Dale, R.N.R., 117 S.A.

Skpr. Edward Arthur Dixon, R.N.R., 94 W.S.A.

Skpr. James Duthie, R.N.R., 1762 W.S.A.

Skpr. Daniel Dennis McCarthy, R.N.R., 2319 S.A.

Skpr. Alexander Morgan, R.N.R., 1855 W.S.A.

Skpr. James Kennedy Robertson, R.N.R., 11 W.S.A.

Skpr. (now Ch. Skpr.) Alfred Royal, R.N.R., 311 W.S.A.

Skpr. Samuel Shaw, R.N.R., 118 S.A.

Skpr. John Ernest Shepherd, R.N.R., 608 W.S.A.

Engmn. Henry Anderson, R.N.R., O.N. 2464 E S

Dkhnd. William Robert Barker, R.N.R., O.N. 1298 D.A.

Ldg. Sea. William Bennetts, R.N.R., O.N. 1555 D.

Dkhnd. Angus James Brophy, R.N.R., O.N. 6914 D.A.

Dkhnd. William John Buchan, R.N.R., O.N. 16539 D.A.

2nd Hnd. William Ruxton Buchan, R.N.R., O.N. 123 D.A.

2nd Hnd. John Edmund Crawford, R.N.R., O.N. 1946 S.A.

Dkhnd. John Denny, R.N.R., O.N. 3855 D.A.

C.P.O. Walter Dixon, O.N. 147040 (Po.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Reginald John Dominey, R.N.V.R., O.N. MB1182.

Dkhnd. Harry Evans, R.N.R., O.N. 3127 S.D.

Dkhnd. James Buchanan Finlayson, R.N.R., O.N. 8674 D.A.

Sea. Michael Foley, R.N.R., O.N. 8204 A.

Ch. Motor Mech. Ernest James Goodyear, R.N.V.R., O.N. MB1964.

Dkhnd. Eadley Grunnill, R.N.R., O.N. 9958 D.A.

Engmn. Ralph Haslam, R.N.R., O.N. 1174 T.S.

Dkhnd. Harry Hatch, R.N.R., O.N. 1769 S.D.

Engmn. Walter James Hollis, R.N.R., O.N. 2190 E.S.

Dkhnd. David Ingram, R.N.R., O.N. 2419 D.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Percy Charles King, R.N.R., O.N. 2602 S.D.

C.P.O. Peter James Landeryou, O.N. 136735 (R.F.R., Ch./A1478).

Sig. Francis Henry Law, R.N.V.R., O.N. (Tyneside) Z8574.

Engmn. Fred Harper Leighton, R.N.R., O.N. 1967 E.S.

2nd Hnd. Walter Lewis, R.N.R., O.N. 7230 D.A.

Dkhnd. Duncan Macdonald, R.N.R., O.N. 12997 D.A.

2nd Hnd. John McAulay, R.N.R., O.N. 7733 D.A.

Engmn. John McKenzie, R.N.R., O.N. 9 E.S.

Engmn. Duncan McLackland, R.N.R., O.N. 1109 E.S.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Duncan McLennan, R.N.R., O.N. 4531 D.A.

Sea. William Cregol Nicholls, R.N.R., O.N. 6898 A.

W./T. Op., 1st Cl., John Joseph Plunkett, R.N.R., O.N. 164 W.T.S.

Engmn. John Porterfield, R.N.R., O.N. 925 E.S.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Alfred Edwin Reed, R.N.R., O.N. 2279 S.D.

2nd Hnd. (now Skpr.) William Charles Rendlesham, R.N.R., O.N. 838 D.A.

Teleg. Matthew Roberts, R.N.V.R., O.N. (Tyneside) Z1386.

A.B. William Roberts, Mercantile Rating.

Dkhnd. James William Robinson, R.N.R., O.N. 1157 D.A.

A.B. William James Rowe, O.N. J47333 (Ch.).

2nd Hnd. William Rushby Scott, R.N.R., O.N. 348 S.A.

Dkhnd. Thomas Shaw, R.N.R., O.N. 2287 D.A.

Dkhnd. Ernest George Shipley, R.N.R., O.N. 17053 D.A.

Dkhnd. Basil Cyril Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 2965 D.A.

Dkhnd. Samuel James Smooting, R.N.R., O.N. 8508 D.A.

Ch. Motor Mech. Harry Swaine, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 2137.

Sea. William Tait, R.N.R., O.N. 1507 D.

Dkhnd. William Charles Thomas, R.N.R., O.N. 19027 D.A.

P.O., 1st Cl., Fredrick Thrower, O.N. 151795 (Po.).

Ch. Motor Mech. James Hesket Warwick, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 1503.

Ldg. Sig. Sydney Walter White, O.N. 199484 (Ch.).

2nd Hnd. William Wilson, R.N.R., O.N. 6462 D.A.

Ldg. Dkhnd. William George Wiseman, R.N.R., O.N. 3384 D.A.



Honours for Services in Monitors and Destroyers of the Dover Patrol, between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Capt. Charles William Bruton, R.N.

Cdr. (Actg. Capt.) Edward Altham, R.N.

Lieut. John Hermann Brougham, R.N.

Lieut. William Albert Dumbleton, R.N.

Surg. Prob. George McCoull, R.N.V.R.

Art. Eng. Charlie Rogers Barter, R.N.

A.B. William Edward Acklam, O.N. J31034 (Ch.).

P.O. William Albert Beer, O.N. 208197 (Dev.).

C.P.O. Harry Paul Bicker, O.N. 158671 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., William Gillespie, D.S.M., O.N. 270080 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Edgar Godfrey Goodere, O.N. J15671 (Ch.).

Shipwt. Charles Griffiths, O.N. 344939 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. George William Hood, O.N. 285777 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Owen Alexander Jones, O.N. 271170 (Po.).

Ldg .Sea. Alexander McCaw, O.N. 224564 (Dev.).

Act. Ldg.Sto. Herbert Padget, O.N. S.S. 113972 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. Frederick George Ruddick, O.N. 292653 (Po.).

P.O. Frederick William Sparks, O.N. 207036 (Po.).

Ord. Teleg. James Watson Turner, O.N. J33902 (Po.).

P.O., 1st Cl., James Charles Wedge, O.N. 171150 (Po.).

C.P.O., John Percy Williams, O.N. 162326 (Dev.).



Honours for Services in Destroyers of the Harwich Force between the 1st January and the 30th June, 1918.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Lieut. Edward Schuyler Rodd Butlin, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) Arthur James Roach, R.N.

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Charles Edward Barlow, O.N. M4609 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. John Diwell, O.N. 279173 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Richard Timothy Harlow, O.N. 305360 (Ch.).

A.B. Harold Scotchmer, O.N. 236435 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Willie Welch, O.N. 270335 (Ch.).



Honours for Services in Minesweeping Operations between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.


The following Officer and Man have been Mentioned in despatches:

Art. Eng. John Dean, R.N.

E.R.A., 1st Cl., William Smith, O.N. 270823 (Dev.).



Honours for Services in Local Defence Flotillas between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.


The following Officers and Man have been Mentioned in despatches:

Lieut. Robert Tennant Park, R.N.R.

Gnr. Frederick Thomas Hicks, R.N.

P.O., 1st Cl., Thomas Lewis, O.N. 17678S (Dev.).



Honours for Services in Vessels employed on Escort, Convoy, and Patrol Duties between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Capt. Frank Oswald Lewis, R.N.

Cdr. (act. Capt.) Alfred Bertram Finch Dawson, R.N.

Cdr. Charles Thomas Alexander Bunbury, R.N.

Eng.-Cdr. Christopher Roberts, R.N.R.

Eng.-Cdr. Thomas Pierce Pover, R.N.R.

Eng.-Cdr. Andrew Graham Liston, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Harry James Bowden, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) Conyngham Charles Denison, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) William Charles Tarrant, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. John Willits, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Thomas Wallace Young, R.N.R.

Payr. (act. Staff Payr.) William George Ewart Enright, R.N.

Lieut. (act. Lieut.-Cdr.) George Davey, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alexander Maitland Donovan, R.N.

Lieut. Richard Herbert Mack, R.N.

Lieut. Joseph Patrick Kieran, R.N.R.

Lieut. Walter Sydney Colbourne, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut. William Ernest Crumplin, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Bilton, R.N.R.

Lieut. Herbert Spencer Cox, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Claude Wilmot, R.N.V.R.

Asst. Payr. Cyril Vernon Fry, R.N.R.

Ch. Art. Eng. Alfred Bailey, R.N.

Art. Eng. Thomas Anthony Kelly, R.N.

Mid. Maurice Harvey Ryan, R.N.R.

Ldg. Sig. Harry Edmund Beale, O.N. J10280 (Po.).

A.B. John Bell, O.N. 177886 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Henry Bishop, O.N. 269093 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. William Freake Bone, O.N. 228365 (Po.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Herbert Charles Hughes Coppins, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B.1718.

Ch. Sto, Timothy Crowley, O.N. 280375 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Henry Curtin, O.N. 277761 (Dev.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Ernest William Dunton, O.N. 216619 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., George Elliott, O.N. M.12139 (Ch.).

Donkeyman Edward Fitzpatrick, M.M.R., No. 622459.

E.R.A., 1st Cl., Hubert Hale, O.N. 270361 (Dev.).

Ch. Arm. Charles John Halford, O.N. 169633 (Dev.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Herbert Nicholas Ford Herbert, O.N. 158045 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. James Hill, O.N. 285016 (Dev.).

Ldg. Cook's Mate Percy Holmes, O.N. M2574 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. John Newton Jones, O.N. J10644 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Henry George Knudsen, O.N. 179337 (Ch.).

C.P.O. George Frederick Milton Lewis, O.N. 137980 (R.F.R., Ch./A.1495).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., George Francis Lockwood, O.N. 270190 (Ch.).

E.R.A. 3rd Cl., Henry John Thomas Murkin, O.N. M3196 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Henry John Northey, O.N. 270703 (Dev.)

M.A.A. Henry Price, O.N. 350364 (Ch.).

Pte. William Porter, R.M.L.I., No. Po./7518.

Corpl. Charles Frederick Rogers, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./16953.

C.P.O. James Frederick Rowsell, O.N. 170558 (Po.).

C.P.O. William John Shillabeer, O.N. 146975 (R.F.R., Dev./A.3940).

Teleg. Leonard Henry Trim, O.N. J24322 (Dev.).

A.B. Frank Edgar Vincent, O.N. 225527 (Ch.).

Donkeyman Thomas Walsh, M.M.R., No. 862846.

Ldg. Sig. Norman Whiteley, O.N. 230815 (Ch.).

A.B. James Andrew Young, O.N. J11882 (Dev.).



Honours for Services on the Mediterranean Station between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. Robert Henry Ramsay Mackay, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) Arthur William Barber, R.N.R.

Lieut. Stephen Leonard Hoare, R.N.R.

Eng. Sub-Lieut. Leonard Alfred Jackson, R.N.R.

Skpr. Alexander Cowie, R.N.R., 2085 S.A.

P.O., 1st Cl., William Henry Baker, O.N. 121004 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Richard Benjamin Boast, O.N. J12.639 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Charles Campbell, O.N. 269396 (Po.).

P.O. Rees Thomas Davies, O.N. 195544 (Ch.).

Engineer Richard William Drew.

Fireman Frederick Walter Eastman.

A.B. William Wilkinson Elliott, R.N.V.R., O.N. (Tyneside) Z9592.

C.P.O. John William Greenham, O.N. 1314B3 (R.F.R. Ch./A1329).

Sto. P.O. Ivan Massey, O.N. K13113 (Po.).

Greaser Robert Pudner.

2nd Writer William Thomas Tyrrell, O.N. M4560 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sig. Augustus Widicombe Stenson Wells, O.N. 225676 (R.F.R. Dev./B4666).



Honours for Services on the Mediterranean Station (Egyptian Division) for the Period ending the 31st December, 1917.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Lieut.-Cdr. Herbert Edward Walter Christian Whyte, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Swinfen Durance George, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. George Percival Maxwell Fitzgerald, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Robert Rolls Gore-Browne, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. George Thomas Wolfe Perkins, R.N.

Lieut. FitzRoy Evelyn Patrick Hutton, R.N.

Lieut. Henley Dale Nichol, R.N.

Eng. Lieut. Joseph Robert Drake, R.N.

Lieut. William Wilson Rickard, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Stanley Edward Norfolk, R.N.

Ch. Art. Eng. Harry Voaden, R.N.

Ch. Warrt. Eng. George Thomson, R.N.R.

Gnr. Alfred Maguire, R.N.

Chief Serang of Lascars Shaikh Bhiku Bala, O.N. R.I.M.

P.O., 1st Cl., Arthur John Beavis, O.N. 12362 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Henry Carley, O.N. 225510 (Ch.).

C.P.O. William Henry Duke, D.S.M., O.N. 202254 (Ch.).

Sto. 1st Cl., Philip Gray, O.N. K28013 (Ch.).

Sergt. Richard George Hall, R.M.L.I., No. Po./15174.

Ldg. Sea. William Thomas Charles Hawkes, O.N. 229617 (Po.).

P.O. Henry John Hill, O.N. 159248 (Ch.).

Ch. Arm. Herman Kriebel, O.N. 340132 (Po.).

Ch. Arm. Albert Lillicrap, O.N. 340234 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Ernest Archibald McPhail, O.N. M14107 (Dev.).

Carp. Peter Watson Malcolm, M.M.R., No. 387038.

Sto., 1st Cl., Hugh Moore, O.N. K28683 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A. Frederick Silvanus Pickard, O.N. 269356 (Dev.).

C.P.O. John Pinnegar, O.N. 155294 (Po.).

C.P.O. William Albert Porter, O.N. 147096 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., George James Roberts, O.N. 270201 (Po.).



Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.


The following Officer and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Gnr. (T.) William Ewart Hiscock, R.N.

A.B. Sydney William Victor Edgecombe, O.N. J5382 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl. John Thomas, O.N. 268879 (Dev.).



Honours for Miscellaneous Services.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Capt. Francis Alexander Clutterbuck, D.S.O. R.N.

Lieut. John Osment Richards, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alfred William Owdy, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Gillies, R.N.V.R.

Eng. Sub-Lieut. John James Cox, R.N.R.

1st Eng. Frank Ablett.

C.P.O. Arthur Bambrick, O.N. 175133 (Po.).

2nd Mate Neil Campbell.

Donkeyman James Henry Evans.

Fireman Arthur James Knubley, M.M.R., No. 791114.

P.O. Frederick Looms, O.N. 174691 (Dev.).

Sea. John Madden, R.N.R., O.N. 2955C.

Stwd. Charles Alfred Major.

A.B. Joseph Reed R.N.V.R., O.N. (Tyneside) Z1804.




30913 - 20 SEPTEMBER 1918


Air Ministry


(ex-RNAS and Sea Patrol only)


The undermentioned Officers and other Ranks have been brought to notice in Despatches and Reports, for valuable services rendered - in flying operations against the enemy:

Lieut. Edward John Addis (Sea Patrol).

Capt. Rene Maurice Bayley (Sea Patrol).

Lieut. Leslie Wallis Beal (Pilot, temporary Sea. Patrol duty, 36th Squadron).

Lieut. Grahame Heath {Sea Patrol).

Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) John Frederick Horsey (Sea Patrol).

Lieut. Gordon Frank Hyams, D.F.C. (Sea Patrol).

Pilot-Ensign P. J. Ives, U.S.A., Aviation Service {Sea Patrol).

Pilot-Ensign J. F. McNamara, U.S.A. Aviation. Service (Sea Patrol).

Lieut. Jaffray John Walter Nicholson {Sea Patrol).

Lieut. Frederick William Pickup (Sea Patrol).

Lieut. John Nettleton Raby (Observer), temporary Sea Patrol duty (36th Squadron).

Lieut. Albert Cyril Sharwood (Sea Patrol).

Capt. Charles Thomas Tyrer (Sea Patrol).

2nd Lieut. Thomas Willis (Sea Patrol). 




30936 - 4 OCTOBER 1918


Admiralty, 5th October, 1918.


Honours for Services in the Destroyer Action in the Adriatic on the Night of the 22nd-23nd April, 1918.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in Despatches:

Ch. Art. Eng. Alexander Silvie, R.N.

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl , George James Bryant, O.N. 269490 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. William Archibald Cobban, O.N. 288388 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. James Eaton, O.N. 284403 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. Samuel Foreman, O.N. 278837 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. William George Hillman, O.N. 230621. (Po.).

A.B. Vivian Duncan Lemmon, O.N. J31611 (Po.).

A.B. George William Warden, O.N. J24802



Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in Despatches:

Lieut. Ralph Pethebridge Martin, R.N.

Lieut. Frank Harold Alderson, R.N.

Lieut. Kingsley Gordon Howe, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Samuel Croucher, R.N.R.

Lieut. Arthur Sinclair, R.N.R.

Lieut. Charles Isaac Wilson, R.N.R.

Lieut. Harry Mays, R.N.R.

Lieut. Arthur.Frederick Egalton, R.N.V.R.

Sub-Lieut. Dudley Thomas Gary Field, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. John Oliver Campbell, R.N.

Ch. Skpr. John Henry Lawrence, D.S.C., R.N.R., 18 S.A.

Skpr. Frederick William Slade, R.N.R., 1251 S.A.

Skpr. Clifford Nathaniel Taylor, R.N.R., 41C W.S.A.

P.O., 1st Cl., George Bailey, O.N. 121035 (R.F.R. Po./A1330). (Prisoner of War interned in a neutral country.)

Dkhnd. William Robert Bartlett, F.R. No. 11140.

Dkhnd. John Alfred Bennett, F.R. No. 11389.

A.B. Thomas John Blundell, O.N. S.S. 3171 (Po.).

2nd Hnd. Edward Charles Brett, F.R. No. 14163.

2nd Hnd. James Alfred Catchpole, F.R. No. 11415.

Sig. William Henry Dawson, R.N.V.R., O.N. (Tyneside) Z6464. (Prisoner of War.)

A.B. Joseph Eccles, O.N. 227060 (Dev.).

2nd Hnd. Charles Alfred Vaux Ellerington, R.N.R., O.N. 674 S.A. (Prisoner of War interned in a neutral country.)

Sea. Alfred Charles Elliott, R.N.R., O.N. 2704 A.

Pte. James Gill, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./12027 (R.F.R. Ply./B830).

Engmn. Tom William Green, D.S.M., R.N.R,, O.N. 1093 E.S.

2nd Hnd. John Hewitt, F.R. No. 11337.

A.B. Charles Alfred Hind, O.N. J19938 (Dev.).

A.B. Thomas Frederick Hughes, O.N. 198976 R.F.R. Ch./B2190. (Prisoner of War.)

C.P.O. David Charles Jeffery, O.N. 168321 (Dev.).

Dkhnd. Miles Kelly, F.R. No. 11276.

Dkhnd. Samuel Kenyon, F.R. No. 10814.

2nd Hnd. Albert Love, F.R. No. 11132.

Bosn. William Arthur Moughton, F.R. No. 11101.

P.O. John Henry Palmer, O.N. 204388 (Ch.).

Ch. Engmn. John William Peacham, F.R. No. 111042.

Sea. Rufus J. Penney, R.N.R., O.N. (Newfoundland) 1751 X.

Engmn. George William Powdrill, R.N.R. O.N. 1302 E.S. (Prisoner of War interned in a neutral country).

W./T. Op. Harry S. Robinson.

Engmn. James Edward Rowland, F.R.No. 11391.

2nd Hnd. Frederick E. Sharpe, F.R. No. 11366

Sea. Alexander Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 3269 A.

Ch. Engmn. Thomas H. Tacey, F.R. No. 11476

Bosn. Henry Sidney Thompson F.R.No. 11478

Ch. Engmn. Francis J.Wright, F.R.: No. 11176



Honours for Services in the Auxiliary Patrol and Minesweeping between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in Despatches:


Staff Payr. Herbert Lloyd-Jones, R.N.R.

Lieut. Thomas Davison, R.N.R.

Lieut. Harry Morris. Mann, R.N.R.

Lieut. Herbert Denham Emery, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Alan Leonard Dorney Skinner, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Stanley Harris Young, R.N.V.R.

Ch. Skpr. Walter Henry Waters, R.N.R., 581 W.S.A.

Skpr. John Flett, R.N.R., 1853 W.S.A.

Skpr. William Henry Ireland, R.N.R., 2026 S.A.

2nd Hnd. Ernest Donald Bligh, R.N.R., O.N. 18022 D.A.

Trmr. John Johnston Chisholm, R.N.R., O.N. 6281 T.S.

Teleg. Walter Henry Newman Crowest, R.N.V.R., O.N. (London) Z 4758.

Dkhnd. Arthur Everett Elmy, R.N.R., O.N. 12830 D.A.

2nd Hnd. Reuben William Harmer, R.N.R., O.N. 6197 D.A.

Dkhnd. Harry Jenkins, R.N.R., O.N. 11748 D.A.

Teleg. Joseph Macnamara, R.N.V.R., O.N. P.Z. 1266.

Dkhnd. Alexander Ritchie, R.N.R., O.N. 6238 D.A.

Dkhnd. Thomas Robertson, R.N.R., O.N. 6630 D.A.

Dkhnd. Frederick Henry Rose, R.N.R., O.N. 2741 D.A.

Dkhnd. William Henry Salsbury, R.N.R., O.N. 5457 D.A.

Engmn. David Gray Stewart, R.N.R., O.N. 60 E.S.



Honours for Services In Minesweeping Operations between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in Despatches:


Eng.-Lieut. Frank Kydd, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. William Williamson, R.N.V.R.

Warrt. Eng. William George Haines, R.N.R.

Sea. Robert Bruce, R.N.R., O.N. 2270C.

C.E.R.A. Daniel Dempster, R.N.R., O.N. 1241E.A.

Ldg. Sea. John Harris, R.N.R., O.N, 2824B.

P.O. Patrick McCarthy, O.N. 233888 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sig. William Taylor MacGregor, R.N.V.R., O.N. (Clyde) 5/2385.

Trmr. Thomas Reader, R.N.R., O.N. 6201T.S.

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., William Taylor, O.N. M4156 (Ch.).

A.B. William Walton, O.N. 219533 (Po.).



Honours for Services In Vessels Employed on Escort, Convoy and Patrol Duties between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.


The following Officer and Men have been Mentioned in Despatches:

Lieut.-Cdr. Rowland Kyrle Cecil Pope, R.N.

Ldg. Sea, Henry Matthias Farrell, O.N. J1461 (Dev.).

A.B. Walter James Fowler, O.N. J41015

P.O. William Long McCleary, O.N. 211884 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. John Matthews, O.N. 295275 (Ch.).

P O. John Wilson, O.N. 200593 (Dev.).



Honours for Services in Local Defence Flotillas between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.


The following Officer and Men have been Mentioned in Despatches:


Ch. Art. Eng. Thomas Arthur Cuthbertson, R.N.

P.O. Ernest James Appleton, O.N. 185802 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Albert Edward Stannard, O.N. 171057 (Ch.).



Honours for Miscellaneous Services.



The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in Despatches:


Lieut.-Cdr. Stephen Clive Lyttleton, D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Gerald Percival Bowen, R.N.

Lieut. Neville Duncan Burleigh Taylor, D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut. Charles Mackey John Willis, R.N.

Warrt. Shipwt. Charles William Oxford, R.N.

A.B. John Arthur Thomas Cusick, O.N. J20042 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Amos Cottingham, O.N. 168105 (Ch.).

1st Writer Harold Devenport, O.N. M2077 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Richard William Fernandez, O.N. 141392 (R.F.R., Po./A3674).

Pte. Arthur Edward Foulsham, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./19363.

Sergt. Bertram Ernest Lawson, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./9894.

P.O. John Lion Maw, O.N. 236830 (Ch.).

A.B. Herbert Parsons, O.N. 215055 (Po.).

2nd Sick Berth Std. Harry Arthur Purdue, O.N. M875 (Po.).

Ch. Writer James Edmund Tee, O.N. 346085 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Thomas William Thatcher, O.N. 269399 (Po.).

Greaser Peter Timmons, M.M.R., No. 749414.




The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in Despatches:


Surg. Prob. Joseph Eugene Deane, R.N.V.R.

Gnr. (T.) William George Worsh, R.N.

Gnr. Richard Stephen Charnock, R.N.

Mid. Archibald Douglas Moir, R.N. (killed in action).

A.B. Walter Edmund Fielding, O.N. 238791 (Dev.).

A.B. James Forsyth, O.N. 219778 (Ch.).



Additional Awards for Services in the Battle of Jutland on the 31st May, 1916.


The KING (is) pleased to approve of the following further awards in addition to those announced in the London Gazette of the 15th September, 1916:


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in Despatches:

Lieut. William Goodenough Halliley, R.N. (Prisoner of War interned in a neutral country.)

Lieut. Maurice John Bethell, R.N. (killed in action.)

A.B. Albert Henry Buckett, O.N. 196213 (Po.). (Prisoner of War.)

A.B. Herbert Frank Bundey, O.N. 220853 (Po.). (Prisoner of War.)

Ldg. Sea. Daniel McCarthy, D.S.M., O.N. J1868 (Dev.). Prisoner of War interned in a neutral country.)

Ldg. Sig. George Pankhurst, O.N. 229356 (Po.). (Prisoner of War.)

A.B. Walter James Read, O.N. 211726 (Po.) (killed in action).

Ldg. Sea. Randle George Shenton, O.N. J8164 (Po.). (Prisoner of War.)



Honours for the Mercantile Marine.


..... expression of commendation for their services - in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

Capt. Henry Bickerstaff.

Capt. William Alexander Johnstone.

Capt. James Sim.

Ch. Offr. John Weir Eaglesome.

Ch. Offr. Thomas Henry Jackson.

Ch. Offr. William Parry.

Ch. Offr. Hugh Lloyd Pritchard.

Ch. Offr. Robert Henry Roberts.

Ch. Engr. Joseph Anderson.

Ch. Engr. Marien Cloud.

Ch. Engr. John Crighton.

2nd Offr. Thomas Hughes.

2nd Offr. William Watson.

3rd Offr. Benjamin Marsden Dow.

2nd Engr. Frank Aubrey Evans.

3rd Engr. John Croeser Simmons.

4th Engr. Herbert John MacCallum.

Senr. W.T. Op. Edward Bamford (Dis. A. 823695).

2nd Std. Herbert Ridley Deighton (Dis. A. 792592).

Carp. Robert Vicars Wilson (Dis. A. 834712).




30979 - 25 OCTOBER 1918




Honours for Services In Submarines.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. Edward Courtney Boyle, V.C., R.N.

Cdr. Robert Bertram Ramsay, R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Reginald Willis Sayle, R.N.R.

C.P.O. Herbert John Anderson. O.N. 187989 (Ch.).

P.O. Bartholomew Anglin, O.N. 213112 (Po.).

Ldg. Teleg. Ivor Charles Eyles, O.N. J3357 (Dev.).

P.O. Robert Henry Fry, O.N. J9628 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto. Alfred Garn, O.N. K8846 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Thomas Abraham Hobson, O.N. 269996 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Frederick Arthur Miles. O.N. 199486 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. William Newland, O.N. 309140 (Po).

Ldg. Sto. John Govier Stephens. O.N. K4778 (Dev.).

Ch. Sto. William Edward Thomas Tucker, O.N. 285889 (Ch.).



Honours for Services In Action With Enemy Submarines.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Lieut. John Francis MacCabe, D.S.O., R.N.V.R.

Sub-Lieut. William Edward May, R.N.

Skpr. Percy Watson Appleyard, F.R., 72 W.F.S.

Skpr. John Curtis, F.R., 70 W.F.S.

Skpr. Henry David Holland, F.R., 85 W.F.S.

Skpr. Frederick Rayner Matthews, F.R , 113 W.F.S.

Skpr. William Browning Northgraves, R.N.R., 2095 S.A.

Sea. Laurence Christopher Anderson, R.N.R. (Shetland), O.N. 22L.

A.B. Robert Anderson, O.N. J6900 (Po.).

Dkhnd. Alfred Edward Cole. R.N.R., O.N. 5002SD.

Act. Bombr. William Dawber, R.M.A., No. 10618.

Sea. James Driscoll, R.N.R., O.N. 9300A.

Dkhnd. Neil Galbraith, R.N.R., O.N. 16334D.A.

Act. Lce.-Corpl. James Henry Hill, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./9136 (Ply./B719).

Dkhnd. Richard Homer (Aux. Patrol).

Dkhnd. Harry Jones, R.N.R., O.N. 6714D.A.

Sea. Angus Mackinnon, R.N.R., O.N. 2534B.

A.B. Alfred Edward Thompson, O.N. 190836 (Po.).

Dkhnd. John William West, R.N.R., O.N. 14956D.A.

Act. Bombr. Thomas Cook Westall, R.M.A., No. 10313 (R.M.A.R., B/1289).



Honours for the Mercantile Marine.


..... expression of commendation for their services - in carrying on the trade of the country during the War:

Capt. Arthur William Hutchinson Boreas.

Capt. Edward John Holl, D.S.C. (drowned).

Capt. William Prothero.

Capt. John Richard Williams.

Ch. Offr. Basil Ray.

Ch. Engr. William Henry Fraser.

Ch. Engr. Samuel Warne.

2nd Offr. Walter Douglas Roach.

Senior 3rd Engr. Alexander Thomson Johnstone.

3rd Engr. Robert Aitken.

3rd Engr. William John Tawse.

Bosn's. Mate Richard Clemo, Dis. A881302.

W.T. Op. Reginald Comer Bond, Dis. A802821 (drowned).

W.T. Op. Brinley T. Hughes, Dis. A896366 (drowned).

The names of the following have been brought to notice by the Secretary of State for War for valuable services rendered on the occasion of the sinking or damage by enemy action of Military Hospital Ships and Transports:

Capt. Gilbert Berry (Transport "Norseman").

Capt. Edward Weatherstone Day (Hospital ship "Glenart Castle").

Capt. William Edward Pontet (Hospital Ship "Lanfranc").

Capt. John Barry Whitton (Hospital Ship "Goorkha").

Capt. John Vyvyan Watson-Black (Hospital Ship "Galeka").

Ch. Offr. Robert Henderson Homer (Hospital Ship "Anglia").

Ch. Offr. James Disraeli Kerridge (Hospital Ship "Glenart Castle").

Ch. Offr. Geoffrey Handfield Purcell (Hospital Ship "Lanfranc").

Ch. Offr. Sidney Godolphin Symons (Hospital Ship "Goorkha").

1st Offr. Hugh Wilson Douglas Wilson (Hospital Ship "Galeka").

3rd Offr. Matthew Henry Williams (Hospital Ship "Galeka").

Hd. Saloon Std. George Thomas (Hospital Ship "Lanfranc").

2nd Std. Henry Welsh (Hospital Ship "Galeka").

1st Cook J. L. Griffin {Hospital Ship "Lanfranc").




31038 - 26 NOVEMBER 1918




Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. Alfred Winnifred Benson, D.S.O., R.N.

Lieut. Walter Thomas Arthur Bird, R.N.

Lieut. David Jenkin Gwyndraeth Davies, R.N.R.

Lieut. Patrick Duane, R.N.R.

Lieut. James Alan Stuart, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alfred Ernest Humble, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. George Livingstone Cassady, R.N.V.R.

Sub-Lieut. (now Lieut.) Donald Carter Morrison, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Rowland Reynolds, R.N.

Eng. Sub-Lieut. Robert Albert Kearon, R.N.R.

Mate Thomas Edward Little, R.N. (twice).

Act. Gnr. Percy George Marshalsea, R.N.

Ldg. Sea. Frederick Arthur Calver, O.N. J.21929 (Ch.).

A.B. Frederick Alexander Dalton, O.N., S.S.2445 (R.F.R. Ch./B9793).

C.P.O. Francis Dilley, O.N. 164427 (Ch.).

A.B. Sydney William Victor Edgecombe, O.N. J.5382 (Dev.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Adam Hall, O.N. S.S.117151 (Ch.).

P.O. George Hamshare, O.N. 220268 (Ch.).

2nd Hnd. William Henry Holt, R.N.R., O.N. 312 D.A.

Engmn. Sidney Lewis, R.N.R., O.N. 3299 E.S.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Archibald Horace Manktelow, R.N.R., O.N. 177 S.D.

P.O. Teleg. Joseph Marks, O.N. 216593 (Ch.).

3rd Engineer Herbert John Moore (A.P.).

Pte. Reuben Stuart Nash, R.M.L.I., No. Po/15,258 (R.F.R./B1554).

A.B. William John Pembroke, O.N. 189776 (R.F.R. Ch./B7270).

P.O. Alexander Puttock, O.N. 238036 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. William Alexander Shiels, O.N. 303544 (Ch.).

2nd Engineer Patrick David Starrs (A.P.).

Ldg. Sea. John Ernest Vickery, O.N. 190949 (R.F.R. Ch./B7835).



The undermentioned Lady has been brought to notice for valuable service in connection with the war:

Miss Winifred Whitworth, V.A.D. Nurse, Royal Naval Auxiliary Hospital, Truro.



Honours for the Mercantile Marine.


..... an expression of commendation for their services - in carrying on the trade of. the country during the war:

Capt. Alfred Douglas Baker.

Capt. Richard Shelley Bridger Butler.

Capt. Arthur James Charman.

Capt. Henry Harvey.

Capt. Samuel W. Kearon.

Capt. John Waterhouse Kitwood.

Capt. William Isaac Mason (Lieut.-Cdr., R.N.R.).

Capt. William O'Toole.

Capt. William John Simmons.

Capt. William Henry Smith.

Capt. Walter Royston Steadman.

Ch. Offr. James Jones.

Ch. Offr. George Shaw.

Ch. Engr. Robert White Bigmore.

Ch. Engr. Thomas Griffiths.

2nd Offr. Arthur Boulton Woodward.




31060 - 10 DECEMBER 1918




Honours for Services in Grand Fleet Destroyers Between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Capt. Harry Rowlandson Godfrey, D.S.O., R.N.

Capt. Brien Michael Money, R.N.

Cdr. Arthur Horace Walker, R.N.

Cdr. Edwin Anderson Homan, R.N.

Cdr. John Harry Kay Clegg, R.N.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Ronald Gartly Morton, R.N.

Lieut. the Earl of Carlisle, R.N.

Lieut. Bernard Armitage Warburton Lee,

R.N. Gnr. (T.) Wilfrid Hollins, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) John Murphy, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) George Bryant, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) Frederick Colston Way, R.N.

Gnr. Percy John James, R.N.

Warrt. Teleg. James Patrick Cleary, R.N.

Mid. John, Matthew Dick, R.N.V.R.

C.P.O. James Edward Baker, O.N. 188148 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Alfred Bates, O.N. 172035 (Dev.).

P.O. Walter Carpenter, O.N. 216474 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Ernest William Charnock, O.N. 269510 (Po.) (since died).

Sto., 1st Cl., Ralphord Henry Clarke, O.N. K13714 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. George William Cummings, O.N. J15589 (Po.).

Act. Ch. Sto. James Dickey, O.N. 312018 (Ch.).

P.O. Philip John Donovan, O.N. 198514 (Ch.).

A.B. George Down, O.N. 231785 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Frederick Richard Ellsmore, O.N. 308504 (Ch.).

A.B. Henry Gammon Evans, O.N. 219167

Sto. P.O. Patrick Fitzgerald, O.N. 287248 (Dev.).

C.P.O. Eli Furness, O.N. 164675 (Po.).

C.P.O. Stanley Hudsmith, O.N. 180093 (Ch.).

Ch. Shipwt. James Hutchings, O.N. 341636

Ldg. Teleg. Francis Edward Lambert, O.N. J18875 (Ch.).

Act. C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Reginald Archibald Levin, O.N. 272341 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., John Auld McHaffie, O.N. 271546 (Dev.).

C.P.O. William Mellor, O.N. 162568 (Po.).

P.O. Henry James Mortimore, O.N. 193343

P.O., 1st Cl., William Henry Owen, O.N. 200700 (Ch.).

Offrs. Std., 1st Cl., Laurence Sidney Snoswell, O.N. L3871 (Po.).

A.B. William John Steele, O.N. S.S.3876 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. Wilfred James Taylor, O.N. 210349 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. Robert George Tice, O.N. 174426 (Ch.).



Honours for Services in Other Destroyers between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.


The following officers and men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. Basil Edward Reinold, R.N.

Cdr. Richard Anthony Aston Plowden, R.N.

Lieut. George Hector Creswell, R.N.

Lieut. Frank Adam Conyers Baker, R.N.

Lieut. Francis James Wylie, R.N.

Ch. Art. Eng. William World, R.N.

Gnr. (T.) Samuel Herbert Cornish, R.N.

Ldg. Sto. Henry Walter Chapman, O.N. K14050 (Ch.).

P.O. John Smith Clelland, O.N. 232375 (Ch.).

C.P.O. William Luther Coomber, O.N. 164555 (Ch.).

A.B. Albert Edwards, O.N. 236345 (Po.).

P.O. William Edward Judd, O.N. 188022.

C.E.R.A. Edward Frederick Mitchell, O.N. 270684 (Po.).

Ldg. Boatman Dennis O'Brien, O.N. 194888 (Dev.) (C.G.).

Sea. James Patterson, R.N.R., O.N. 6160A.

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Albert Henry Sorrell, O.N. 269166 (Po.).

P.O. Henry Walter Stenning, O.N. 165625 (Po.).

P.O. Frederick Charles Warder, O.N. 176965 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. Charles Webb, O.N. 279517 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Ernest Wells, O.N. K11320 (Ch.).

Ldg. Teleg. Charles Frederick Williams, O.N. J19086 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Frederick George Woods, O.N. 225048 (Ch.).



For Services in Cruisers Employed on Escort, Convoy and Patrol Duties during 1917 And 1918.


The following officers and men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. Edward Morden Bennett, R.N.

Cdr. Arthur Stanley Burt, R.N.

Cdr. Edwin Mansergh Palmer, R.N.

Eng. Cdr. John Kelly, R.N.

Eng. Cdr. John Charles Talbot, R.N.

Eng. Cdr. Horace Edward Bowling, R.N.

Eng. Cdr. Andrew Gillespie, R.N.R.

Eng. Cdr. Robert Honour, R.N.R.

Eng. Cdr. Martin Hutchison, R.N.R.

Eng. Cdr. James Risk Parish, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) Heathcote Hewitt, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Alexander Cook Underwood, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Beauchamp St. John, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Douglas Harry Dibben, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Sidney Neville Smith, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Edward George Godolphin Hastings, R.N.

Payr. Lieut.-Cdr. Percy James Hazel, R.N.

Payr. Lieut.-Cdr. Robert Haves, R.N.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Donald Adam Locke, R.N.R.

Eng. Lieut. (act. Eng. Lieut.-Cdr.) Henry Samuel Hoar, R.N.

Eng. Lieut. (act. Eng. Lieut.-Cdr.) William Young Ferguson Fleming, R.N.

Eng. Lieut. (act. Eng. Lieut.-Cdr.) John Robertson Buchan, R.N.

Lieut. Edward Charles Wrey, R.N.

Lieut. Thomas William John Dunning, R.N.R.

Lieut. Robert Ewart Dunn, R.N.R.

Lieut. Tom Searle Hodge, R.N.R.

Lieut. Frederick William Beckett, R.N.R.

Act. Payr. Lieut. Francis Joseph Stewart, R.N.R.

Ch. Gnr. William Richard Broadhurst, R.N.

Ch. Sto. Henry Abbott, O.N. 280425 (Dev.).

A.B. John Atkinson, O.N. S.S.7290 (Po.).

C.P.O. George Frederick Bickford, O.N. 178126 (Dev.).

P.O. Harry Ernest Collins, O.N. 173507 (Po.).

Ch, Shipwt. Albert Ernest Dean, O.N. 342949 (Dev.).

Mechn. Robert Johnston Drysdale, O.N. 303225 (Dev.).

M.A.A. William Harold Foale, O.N. 176332 (Dev.).

Act. C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Arthur James Ford, O.N. 271698 (Dev.).

C.P.O. Charles Anderson Gibbs, O.N. 183114 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto, Percy Gilbert, O.N. S.S. 101114 (Dev.).

Ch. Sto. William John Thomas Harris, O.N. 354502 (Dev.).

Ch. Shipwt. Harry Charles Holley, O.N: 344824 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. Victor Holt, O.N. 222676 (R.F.R. Dev. /B3731).

Sto. P.O. William Howard, O.N. 284714 (Po.).

Act. Ch. Yeo. Sigs. Herbert Johns, O.N. 201485 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Ronald Kelly, O.N. M3707 (Po.).

Donkeyman Patrick Larrisy, M.M.R., No. 25568.

Act. Ch. Yeo. Sigs. Henry Thomas Maddick, O.N. 189024 (Dev.).

Bosn. Theodore Archie Murley, M.M.R., No. 447786.

Sto, P.O. Daniel O'Neill, ON. 294586, (Dev.).

Ch. Sto. William Paynter, O.N. 170606 (Dev.).

Lce.-Sergt. Joe Robinson, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./15711.

Donkeyman David Smith, M.M.R., No. 774652.

Donkeyman James Stewart, M.M.R., No. 705257.

P.O. John Gabbitass Ulyett, O.N. 219080 (Dev.).

S.B.S. Richard Armstrong Watterson, M.M.R., No. 630968.

Sto. William Williams, R.N.R., O.N. 4002S.



Honours for Services in the Auxiliary Patrol and Minesweeping between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Lieut. Charles Ernest Bassett Lowthian Curzon., R.N.R.

Ch. Skpr: Harry Bailey, R.N.R., 1394 W.S.A.

Skpr. John Ellis, R.N.R., 2099 S.A.

Trmr. Edward Baragwanath, R.N.R., O.N. 5038 T.S.

Trmr. John William Dows, R.N.R., O.N. 1733 T.S.

Act. P.O. John William Taggart, R.N.R., O.N. 1992 C.



Honours for Services on the Mediterranean Station between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.




The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Capt. Alldin Usborne Moore, R.N.

Cdr. (actg. Capt.) Sidney . Richard Olivier, R.N.

Cdr. Charles White, R.N.

Payr. Cdr. Ernest William Heathcote Jackman, R.N.

Capt. Thomas Lionel Hunton, R.M.L.I.

Lieut. John Richard Williams, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Reginald Halliday, R.N.V.R.

Gnr. (now Ch. Gnr.) Ralph Augustus Kite, R.N.

Warrt. Eng. Robert Cameron, R.N.R.

Payr. Mid. Douglas Harold Doig, R.N.

P.O., 1st Cl. Thomas Baker, O.N. 129752 (R.F.R. Dev./A2721).

Ldg. Teleg. Aubrey Herbert Barnard, O.N. J7508 (Ch.).

Elect. Art. 3rd Cl., William Francis Durdin, O.N. M6671 (Po.).

Ldg. Vict. Assist. Sidney Elliott, O.N. 347234 (Dev.).

Actg. P.O. John Hatcher Ferry, R.N.R., O.N. 2252D.

Ch. Sto. Nehemiah Charles Hodges, O.N. 282156 (Po.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Ernest Percy Hulbert, O.N. 176516 (Ch.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Neil McKinnon, R.N.V.R.,  O.N. MB.13.

Ch. Writer William May, O.N. 345135 (Dev.).

Actg. Ch. Elect. Art., 2nd Cl., John Francis Shirley, O.N. M1486 (Ch.).

Actg. C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., George Spriggs, O.N. M1164 (Ch.).

Sergt. Alfred Ernest Taylor, R.M.A., No. 10687.

Ch. Cooper Edmund George Turner, O.N. 340419 (Ch.).

Ldg. Dkhnd Charles Williamson, R.N.R. (Shetland), O.N. 383L.



The following officers and men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Capt. Gilbert Owen Stephenson, R.N.

Cdr. Julian Herbert Woodbridge, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Claud Anthony Merriman, R.N.

Surg. Lieut.-Cdr. William Edwin Ormsby, M.B., B.A., R.N.

Surg. Lieut. Lionel Frederick Strugnell, R.N.

Lieut. Ninian Bannatyne Stewart, R.N.V.R.

Act. Payr. Sub-Lieut. Charles Herbert Law, R.N.

Ch. Gnr. Frederick Hills, R.N.

Warrt. Shipwt. (now Commd. Shipwt.) John Turnbull, R.N.

Warrt. Shipwt. Sydney Crawford Chiswell, R.N.

Warrt. Elect. Edgar Hool Jepson, R.N.

Ldg. Sig. John Blewett, O.N. 230487 (Ch.).

P.O. James John Cole, O.N. 236546 (Dev.).

Act. E.R.A., 4th Cl., William Connolly, O.N. M21904 (Dev.).

3rd Writer Harold Walter Davis, O.N. M15965 (Dev.).

M.A.A. Michael Duggan, O.N. 197687 (Dev.).

Dkhnd. George Edward Folland, R.N.R., O.N. 6995D.A.

P.O. Reuben James Gibbs, O.N. 196381 (Ch.).

Sig. Claud Goldsmith, O.N. 233075 (Po.).

Ch. Motor Mech. Reginald Gregory, R.N.V.R. O.N. M.B. 1353.

Ch. Blacksmith Mitchell Henderson, O.N. 177406 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Charles Montague Leggett, O.N. 302451 (Ch.).

Vict. C.P.O. William Leonard Newton, O.N. 340024 (Po.).

Ch. Writer Michael O'Driscoll, O.N. 347093 (Po.).

Ch. Arm. William Henry Parkes, O.N. 342821 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. James Henry Parsons, O.N. 288568 (Dev.).

C.P.O. Richard Edward Philip Ranson, O.N. 166565 (Dev.).

Ch. Motor Mech. George Ernest Roper, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 957.

M.A.A. Alfred Ernest St. John, O.N. 190818 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., William John Sherlock, O.N. 268376 (Dev.).

Act. Sto. P.O. Thomas Young, O.N. 217754 (Po.).


The following officers and men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Lieut. Arthur Cleveland Smith, R.N.R.

Lieut. Gladwyn Parry, R.N.R.

Lieut. Thomas Mason Heddles, R.N.R.

Lieut. William MacPherson McRitchie, R.N.R.

Lieut. Robert Strasenburgh Pearce, R.N.R.

Dkhnd. William Henry Chadbourne, R.N.R., O.N. 18727D.A.

S.B.S., 2nd Cl., Charles Edward Crofts, O.N. 351628 (Po.).

Act. C.P.O. Giuseppe Florentine, O.N. 213513.

Ch. Motor Mech.Ernest William Molloy, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 735.

P.O. Lionel Wilfred Ruffell, O.N. J4652 (Po.).

P.O. William John Vincent, O.N. 117879 (Dev.).

C.P.O. William Alfred Walker, O.N. 178478 (Ch.).



Mine-Laying Operations off the Gallipoli Coast.


The following Officer and Man have been Mentioned in despatches:

Lieut. (now Act. Lieut.-Cdr.) Frederick William Geoghegan, R.N.V.R.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Harold Stanley Morgan, R.N.R., O.N. 847 S.D.



For Services in Devonport Local Defence Flotilla between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.


The following Officers and Man have been Mentioned in despatches:

Lieut.-Cdr. George Ffrench Harford Lloyd, R.N.R.

Ch. Bosn. Ernest Robert Parrott, R.N.

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Frederick James Hill, O.N. 268604 (Dev.).




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.


The following Officers and Men have been Mentioned in despatches:

Capt. John Lewis Pearson, R.N.

Cdr. (act. Capt.) Edward Altham, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (actg. Capt.) Henry Albert Le Fowne Hurt, R.N.

Cdr. Charles Frederic Roy Cowan, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Edward George Godolphin Hastings, R.N.

Payr. Lieut.-Cdr. Norman Hugh Beall, R.N.

Lieut. Walter Thomas Ryan, R.N.R.

Lieut. David William Davies, R.N.R.

Lieut. Robert Hunter McNair, R.N.R.

Lieut. Daniel Fedotoff White, R.N.V.R.

Act. Lieut. Robert Auriol Drummond Hay, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. (now actg. Lieut.) William Campbell, R.N.V.R.

Gnr. Alfred John Mallett, R.N.

Skpr. Walter Wooldridge, R.N.R., 1003 W.S.A.

Yeo. Sigs. Thomas Barnard, O.N. 230365 (Po.).

C.P.O. Harry Barnley, O.N. 184347 (Po.).

Act. C.P.O. William John Cockrell, O.N. 181730 (Ch.).

A.B. Percy Harold Cook, O.N. J30634 (Po.).

P.O. Teleg. Young Knight Pilkington Evans, O.N. 230130 (Ch.).

Sig. Walter James Farmer, O.N. J27129

Shipwt., 2nd Cl., Roland Godden, O.N. M25409 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. Edgar Percy Kent, O.N. 237821 (Po.).

A.B. Leonard George Martin, O.N. J23477 (Po.).

P.O. George William Robert Milbank, O.N. 201082 (Po.).

Sergt. Marcus William Minter, D.S.M., R.M.L.I., No. Po./8622.

P.O. Joseph Henry Oborne, O.N. 216778, (Po.).

Act. E.R.A., 4th Cl., John Edward Rayner, O.N. M29008 (Po.).

S.B.A. George Cecil Stamp. O.N. M4228 (Po.) Act.

C.P.O. Edward John Wells, O.N. 193891 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Herbert Whitcombe, O.N. 228007 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. William Walter Wink, O.N. K195 (Po.).

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