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World War 1 at Sea - Royal Navy Despatches, Gallantry and Civil Awards
from the London Gazette - August 1914 to December 1920

 

APRIL - JUNE 1917


by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net

HM ML.81, American Elco-built motor launch
(Andy Hunter - click photographs for enlargements)

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Notes:

(1) My thanks to the London Gazette for placing all this information in the public domain

(2) Also includes Army Despatches involving Royal Navy forces, and Ships receiving Naval Salvage & Prize Bounty Money

(3) Link to Royal Navy casualty lists

 

 

 Despatches - Naval unless otherwise listed

(click titles for link)

 

 
 

30015 

Gallipoli Campaign - Evacuation, dated 22 December 1915 and 26 January 1916

  30026  East African Campaign, Army, dated 28 February 1917 (excerpt)
  30029  Naval Gallantry Awards - patrol cruisers, RNAS etc
  30061  Dover Straits Action, dated 10 May 1917
  30066  Naval Gallantry Awards - RNAS, Merchant Navy etc
  30072  Western Front - Naval Mentions, dated 9 April 1917
  30088 

Naval Gallantry Awards - destroyer patrol flotillas, armed boarding steamers, Dover Patrol Etc

  30133 

East African Campaign, dated 28 January 1917

  30147 

Naval Gallantry Awards - Dardanelles, RNAS, Merchant Navy etc

  30153 

Naval Gallantry Awards - Auxiliary Patrol

  30159  Naval Gallantry Awards - minesweeping
   

 
 

30008 - 3 APRIL 1917

 

Naval Prize Bounty Money.

 

….. for the Destruction of a Turkish Gunboat by H.M. Submarine "E.14" on 1st May, 1915…..

 

 

30011 - 6 APRIL 1917

 

Admiralty, 4th April, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the R.N.R. Officers' decoration upon the undermentioned officers:

Eng. Lieut. William McR. Campbell, R.N.R.

Payr. Arthur J. Padfield, R.N.R.

 

 

30012 - 10 APRIL 1917

 

Whitehall, April 5, 1917.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to grant the Imperial Service Medal to the following retired members of His Majesty's Civil Service as a recognition of long and meritorious service:

 

HOME CIVIL SERVICE.

(including)

Allwood, Joshua Henry, Chief Stoker (Yardcraft), Portsmouth Dockyard.

Beare, Thomas, Inspector of Shipwrights, Devonport Dockyard.

Bowes, Charles Parr, Smith, Devonport Dockyard.

Bryant, John George, Shipwright, Devonport Dockyard.

Charman, Levi Adams, Shipwright, Chargeman, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Clift, Frederick William, Boilermaker, Chatham Dockyard.

Climo, William Rendle, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Cundy, William James, Skilled Labourer (Hammerman), Devonport Dockyard.

Davies, George, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Evans, Davies, Shipwright (Chargeman), Portsmouth Dockyard.

Gillies, Walter, Hammerman, Pembroke Dockyard.

Hearn, William Henry, Skilled Labourer, Devonport Dockyard.

Hicks, Samuel John, Shipwright, Chatham Dockyard.

James, Edmund John, Furner (sic), Royal William Yard, Plymouth.

Jenking, Richard, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Leach, George, Boilermaker, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Luck, Henry Isaac, Chargeman of Fitters, Chatham Dockyard.

Lucks, Henry, Shipwright, Devonport Dockyard.

Mathias, Thomas, Smith, Pembroke Dockyard.

Mathieson, James, Shipwright, Chatham Dockyard

Rentoul, William James, Skilled Labourer, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Rogers, Harry George, Hammerman, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Skyrmes, William. Skilled Labourer, Pembroke Dockyard.

Suter, Edward Gibson, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Trench, Thomas John, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Wyatt, Lewis Truscott, Shipwright, Devonport Dockyard.

________

 

Admiralty, 9th April, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration upon Lieutenant Commander Walter Michael Knowles, R.N.R.

 

 

30015 - 10 APRIL 1917

 

GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN - EVACUATION

NAVAL DESPATCHES dated 22 December 1915 and 26 January 1916

 

                  

Gallipoli and area - click to enlarge

 

Admiralty, 11th April, 1917.

 

The following despatches from Vice-Admiral Sir John M. de Robeck, K.C.B., late Vice- Admiral Commanding the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron, and Vice-Admiral Sir Rosslyn E. Wemyss, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., M.V.O., late Senior Naval Officer, Mudros, describe the naval operations in connection with the withdrawal of the Army from the Gallipoli Peninsula:

 

"Lord Nelson" at Mudros, 22nd December, 1915.

 

SIR: 

Be pleased to lay before the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty the following report on the operations connected with the evacuation of the positions at Suvla and Anzac.

 

The evacuation was carried out in three stages, as follows:

 

(a) A Preliminary Stage. During this stage all personnel, animals, and vehicles not necessary for a winter campaign were removed. This necessitated no special arrangements, and was completed by the date on which definite orders to evacuate Suvla and Anzac were received.

 

(b) An Intermediate Stage. During this stage all personnel, guns, and animals which were not absolutely necessary for the defence of the positions in the event of an enemy attack at the last moment were removed. This also was carried out without special arrangements beyond the withdrawal of increased amounts of material each night.

 

(c) Final Stage. Special and detailed orders were necessary for the operations of this stage, which had to be completed in thirty-six hours, and which included the embarkation of all personnel remaining, and of all guns and animals not previously withdrawn.

 

The principle decided upon for all three stages was secrecy and the attempt to take the enemy entirely by surprise. It was hoped that he would ascribe any unusual activity, if observed, to the preparation for an attack. Every effort was therefore made during the whole of the operations to maintain the beaches, offing,, etc., in their usual appearance, and all embarkations were carried out during the dark hours. The increase in the number of motor lighters, boats, etc., in use at the beaches was hidden as far as possible during the daytime. The preliminary stage was completed satisfactorily by the 10th December, when the definite orders to evacuate were received.

 

It had been computed that ten nights would be required for the intermediate stage, on each of which three thousand personnel and a proportion of guns and animals would be embarked from each beach. This estimate was eventually reduced, special efforts, being made in order to take advantage of the fine weather, the duration of which could not be relied on at this season.

 

The intermediate stage was completed on the night of the 17th/18th December, and, from the absence of any unusual shelling of the beaches during these nights, it was apparent that the enemy had no idea of the movement in progress.

 

Some forty-four thousand personnel, nearly 200 guns, numerous wagons, and 3,000 animals, were evacuated during this period, together with a large amount of stores and ammunition.

 

The final stage commenced on the night of the 18th/19th December, and was completed on the night of the 19th/20th December. The fixing of the date for this stage had been a question of some discussion. On the one hand, it was deemed most advisable that the operation should be carried on with the utmost despatch and without loss of time for fear of the weather breaking; on the other hand, the moon on the 18th was very near its full. It was considered, however, that this fact might not altogether be a disadvantage, as the benefit accruing to us would probably counteract any advantage gained by the enemy. The weather conditions, however, proved to be ideal. An absolutely smooth sea, no wind, and a cloudy sky caused grey nights which were of the utmost benefit to the work on the beaches, and were apparently not sufficiently light to enable the enemy to get an idea of what was taking place.

 

On each of the two nights of the final stage it was necessary to evacuate rather more than ten thousand personnel from each beach, and for this special arrangement were necessary. The chief possible difficulties to contend with were two:Firstly, the bad weather to be expected at this season; secondly, interference by the enemy.

 

After some heavy winds, fine weather set in with December, and, except for a strong northeasterly wind on the 15th, continued until 24 hours after the completion of the evacuation. This prolonged period of fine weather alone made possible the success which attended the operation. It enabled light piers, and improvements of a temporary nature to existing piers, to be carried out. A southerly wind of even moderate force at any time during this period must have wrecked piers, and have caused very considerable losses among the small craft assembled for the operations, and would have necessitated the embarkation being carried out from the open beaches. Such loss of small craft would have made anything in the nature of rapid evacuation an impossibility, and would have enormously increased the difficulties. To cope with such an eventuality a reserve of small craft up to 50 per cent, would not have been too great; actually the reserve maintained had to be very much smaller.

 

Interference by the enemy would have been most serious, as the beaches were fully exposed to shell fire, and the damage inflicted to personnel, small craft, piers, &c., might have been most serious, as he would have had no inducement to husband his ammunition.

 

Under such conditions it was most improbable that anything beyond personnel could have been evacuated. Casualties would also have been heavy, and removal of wounded out of the question. To meet the latter possibility, arrangements were made to leave the hospital clearing stations intact, with a proportion of medical staff in attendance, and thus ensure that our wounded would not suffer from want of attention, which the enemy, with all the good will in the world, might have been unable to supply. It was also arranged that in such circumstances an attempt would have been made to negotiate an armistice on the morning after the evacuation to collect and, if possible, bring off our wounded. Fortunately neither of these two dangers matured, but the probability of either or both doing so made this stage of the operations most anxious for all concerned.

 

The final concentration of the ships and craft required at Kephalo was completed on the 17th December, and in order to prevent enemy's aircraft observing the unusual quantity of shipping, a constant air patrol was maintained to keep these at a distance.

 

Reports of the presence of enemy submarines were also received during these two days: patrols were strengthened, but no attacks by these craft were made.

 

The evacuation was carried out in accordance with orders. No delays occurred, and there were no accidents to ships or boats.

 

On the night of the 18th/19th December, when I embarked in H.M.S. "Arno," accompanied by General Sir William Birdwood, the embarkation was finished at Suvla by 3 a.m., and at Anzac by 5.30 a.m., and by daylight the beaches and anchorages at these places had resumed their normal aspect.

 

The second night's operations, as far as the Navy was concerned, differed in no wise from the first; precisely the same routine being adhered to. The weather conditions were similar and could not have suited our purpose better. On this night I hoisted my flag in H.M.S. "Chatham," and was accompanied by General Sir William Birdwood and members of our two Staffs.

 

The last troops left the front trenches at 1.30 a.m., and I received the signal that the evacuation was complete at 4.15 a.m. at Anzac and 5.39 a.m. at Suvla.

 

A large mine was exploded at about 3.15 a.m. by the Australians, and at Suvla all perishable stores which had not been taken off and which were heaped up in large mounds with petrol poured over them, were fired at 4 a.m., making a vast bonfire which lighted everything round for a very long distance.

 

In spite of all this, the enemy seemed perfectly unaware of what had taken place. As day dawned, soon after 6.30. the anchorages of both places were clear of all craft, except the covering Squadrons, which had been ordered up during the night, and when the sun had sufficiently risen for objects to be made out, the bombardment of the beaches commenced with the object of destroying everything that remained. At Suvla this consisted only of some water tanks a ad four motor lighters, which, I regret to say, had been washed ashore in the gale of 28th of November and which had never been recovered, owing principally to lack of time. At Anzac it had been deemed inadvisable to set a light to the stores which had been found impossible to embark, so that here the bombardment was more severe and large fires were started by the bursting shell.

 

A curious spectacle now presented itself, certain areas absolutely clear of troops being subjected to a heavy shell fire from our own and the enemy's guns.

 

It seems incredible that all this work had taken place without the enemy becoming aware of our object, for although the utmost care was taken to preserve the beaches and offing as near as possible normal, yet it proved quite impracticable to get up boats and troop carriers in sufficient time to carry out the night's work, and yet for them not to have been visible from some parts of the Peninsula.

 

The morning bombardment lasted but a very short time, for I felt that the use of much ammunition would merely be a waste; moreover the risk of submarines appearing on the scene of action had never been absent from my mind at any time during the whole operation. Consequently at 7.25 a.m., I ordered the Squadron to return to Kephalo, leaving two specially protected cruisers to watch the area. These subsequently reported that they had caused a good deal of damage amongst the enemy when they eventually swarmed down to take possession of the loot, the realisation of which, I trust, was a great disappointment to them.

 

All the arrangements were most admirably carried out, and the time table previously laid down was adhered to exactly.

 

Before closing this despatch, I would like to emphasise the fact that what made this operation so successful, apart from the kindness of the weather and of the enemy, was the hearty co-operation of both services. The evacuation forms an excellent example of the cordial manner in which the Navy and Army have worked together during these last eight months.

 

For the Army the evacuation was an operation of great probable danger, shared by the naval beach personnel; it was also, specially for the former, one of considerable sadness. Throughout the whole proceedings nothing could have exceeded the courtesy of Generals Sir William Birdwood, Sir Julian Byng, and Sir Alexander Godley, and their respective Staffs, and this attitude was typical of the whole Army.

 

The traditions of the Navy were fully maintained, the seamanship and resource displayed reaching a very high standard. From the Commanding Officers of men-of-war, transports, and large supply ships, to the Midshipmen in charge of steamboats and pulling boats off the beaches, all did well.

 

I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant,

R. E. WEMYSS.

________

 

"Lord Nelson," 26th January, 1916.

 

SIR: 

 

I have the honour to forward the following despatch dealing with the withdrawal of the Army from the Gallipoli Peninsula.

 

In considering the evacuation of the Helles position it was laid down by Sir Charles Monro, for the guidance of the Army, that-

 

(a) The withdrawal should be conducted with the utmost rapidity, the final stage being limited to one night.

 

(b) Every effort should be made to improve embarkation facilities at as many points on the coast as could be used, other than W and V beaches.

 

(c) Every endeavour should be made to evacuate as many as possible of the following:

 

British: 18-pdr. Guns. 4.5-inch howitzers. 60-pdr. Guns. 6-inch guns.

French: 75 mm. guns. Heavy guns.

 

Also artillery ammunition and such small-arm ammunition as could safely be withdrawn before the final stage.

 

(d) The period of time which must elapse before the final stage could be undertaken would be determined by the time required to collect necessary shipping and to make essential preparations ashore (work on beaches, pathways, &c.) taken in conjunction with the necessity for evacuating the superfluous personnel and as much as possible of the material mentioned in I.

 

(e) During the " intermediate stage" the duration of which would be determined by the foregoing considerations, such other animals, material, stores and supplies as could be embarked without prolonging this period would also be evacuated.

 

Forty-eight hours before the evacuation was completed the number of men remaining on the peninsula was to be cut down to 22,000.

 

Of these 7,000 were to embark on the last night but one, leaving 15,000 for the final night; at the request of the military the latter, number was increased to 17,000.

 

As few guns as possible were to be left to the final night and arrangements were made to destroy any of these which it might be found impossible to remove or which, by reason of their condition, were considered not worth removing.

 

The original intention was to use Gully, "X," "W" and "V" beaches for the embarkation of troops on the final night; this was deemed advisable in consequence of the very accurate and heavy fire which the enemy could bring to bear on "W" and "V" beaches, on to both of which their guns were carefully registered.

 

The decision not to use "X" beach and to use Gully beach only to embark the last 700 men was arrived at on the 6th January.

 

This alteration of plan was recommended by General Sir Francis Davies, commanding the 8th Corps; he based his objections to the use of "X" and Gully beaches to:  

 

(a) The probability of bad weather. Embarkation from these beaches, even in a moderately strong northerly blow, was-impossible.

 

(b) "X" and Gully beaches had not been used for a considerable time as landing places; and should the movements of ships and boats off the beaches be observed by the enemy, it might awaken their suspicions as to what was taking place.

 

The essence of the operation being secrecy, the second of these reasons decided me to concur in this change of plan almost at the eleventh hour.

 

The preliminary stage commenced on the night of the 30th/31st December and terminated on the night of the 7th/8th January.

 

During this stage all personnel except 17,000 were removed, as well as the majority of the guns and a great quantity of animals, stores, &c.

 

The amount of stores remaining on shore after the preliminary stage was greater than was anticipated or intended; this was almost entirely due to the unfavourable weather conditions and, as men were evacuated, to a shortage in working parties.

 

On 1st January the weather showed signs of breaking; on the 2nd and 3rd strong northeasterly winds blew all day; the morning of the 4th was calm, but the weather broke at 7 p.m. and by 11 p.m. it was blowing a gale from the N.E., which, however, moderated on the evening of the 5th; on the 6th and 7th the weather conditions were favourable.

 

Fortunately the wind remained in the north to north-east which permitted work to continue on "V" and "W" beaches. The transfer of guns, animals and stores, &c., from motor lighters to transports and supply ships lying off the beaches was a matter of great difficulty under such conditions of weather.

 

During the whole of this period "V" and "W" beaches were subjected to a heavy and accurate shell fire from the enemy's batteries mounted on the Asiatic shore and also from guns firing from positions to north of Achi Baba.

 

All these guns were accurately registered on to the beaches, and the shelling continued day and night at frequent and uncertain intervals; that the actual loss of life from this fire was very small borders on the miraculous; the beach parties were completely exposed, and piers and foreshore constantly hit by shells while officers and men were working on them; even when resting in the dug-outs security from enemy's fire could not be assured, and several casualties occurred under these conditions.

 

The work on the beaches was practically continuous; during the day time motor lighters, &c., were loaded up with stores, &c., to be transferred to store ships at night; by night the work was most strenuous.

 

During the whole time there remained the paramount necessity of preventing the enemy gaining intelligence of what was in progress; this added greatly to the difficulties of work during daylight. Enemy aircraft paid frequent visits to the peninsula; on these occasions, whilst the "Taube" was in evidence, animals and transports approaching the beaches were turned and marched in the opposite direction, and stores and horses already in lighters were even unloaded on to the beaches to give the appearance of a disembarkation.

 

On the afternoon of the 7th the enemy delivered a very heavy artillery attack against certain portions of our advanced position, probably the most intense bombardment our trenches in the Helles area have ever been subjected to.

 

Attempts were made by the enemy to follow up this bombardment by an infantry attack, but the few Turks who could be persuaded to quit their trenches were instantly shot down, and the infantry advance was a complete failure.

 

This bombardment and attack most fortunately took place at a time when our forward position was fully manned and when there were still about sixty guns in position on the peninsula, with a very large supply of ammunition.

 

The ships supporting the left flank opened a heavy fire on the Turkish position. H.M.S. "Grafton" (Captain Henry E. Grace), H.M.S. "Raglan" (Captain Cecil D. S. Raikes), and H.M. Destroyer "Wolverine" (Lieutenant-Commander Adrian St. V. Keyes), were on duty in position to support the army, which they did most ably, undoubtedly inflicting heavy loss on the enemy. They were reinforced by H.M.S. "Russell," H.M.S. "Havelock," and H.M. Destroyer "Scorpion."

 

Arrangements were also made to reinforce Helles with one brigade of infantry from Imbros, should such a step become necessary.

 

The principal reasons the enemy did not discover that the evacuation was taking place were, I consider:

 

(a) The excellent arrangements made by the military and the beach parties to prevent the enemy noticing any change in the landscape or any undue activity on the beaches.

 

(b) The probable unexpected force encountered in their attack on the 7th. It appears reasonable to suppose that the enemy, having thus convinced himself that the peninsula was still held in force by us, was satisfied that no evacuation would take place for some days.

 

The fact that on the 8th the wind was in the south and blowing on to "W" and "V" beaches, and that by 9 p.m. it had freshened so considerably as to render any evacuation a most difficult and hazardous proceeding.

 

The enemy were certainly deceived as to the date of our final departure from his shores, and his artillery fire on the final night of the evacuation was negligible.

 

The decision arrived at on the 6th to evacuate practically all the personnel of the final night from "W" and "V" beaches necessitated some rearrangement of plans, as some 5,000 additional troops had to be embarked from these beaches.

 

To use motor lighters from the already crowded piers would have lengthened the operation very considerably, and it was therefore decided to employ destroyers to embark 5,200 men from the blockships, which were fitted with stagings and connected to the shore; thus existing arrangements would be interfered with as little as possible. The result was excellent. The destroyers which were laid alongside the blockships, in spite of a nasty sea, being handled with great skill by their commanding officers, once more showing their powers of adaptability.

 

The necessary amendments to orders were issued on the morning of the 7th, and, in spite of the short notice given, the naval operations on the night of the 8th/9th were carried out without confusion or delay, a fact which reflects great credit on all concerned, especially on the beach personnel, who were chiefly affected by the change of plan.

 

On the 8th January the weather was favourable except that the wind was from the south; this showed no signs of freshening at 5 p.m., and orders were given to carry out the final stage.

 

The actual embarkation on the 8th commenced at 8 p.m., and the last section were to commence embarking at 6.30 a.m.

 

By 9 p.m. the wind had freshened considerably, still blowing from the south; a slight sea got up, and caused much inconvenience on the beaches.

 

A floating bridge at "W" beach commenced to break up, necessitating arrangements being made to ferry the last section of the personnel to the waiting destroyers.

 

At Gully beach matters were worse, and, after a portion of the 700 troops had been embarked in motor lighters and sent off to H.M.S. "Talbot," it was found impossible to continue using this beach (one motor lighter was already badly on shore - she was subsequently destroyed by gunfire), and orders were given for the remainder of the Gully beach party to embark from "W" beach; this was done without confusion, special steps having been taken by the beachmaster to cope with such an eventuality.

 

After a temporary lull the wind again increased, and by 3 a.m. a very nasty sea was running into "W" beach.

 

It was only by the great skill and determination displayed by the beach personnel that the embarkation was brought to a successful conclusion, and all the small craft except one steamboat (damaged in collision) got away in safety.

 

The last troops were leaving at 3.45 a.m., after which the beach personnel embarked.

 

Great difficulty was experienced in getting the last motor lighters away, owing to the heavy seas running into the harbour.

 

This was unfortunate, as the piles of stores which it had been found impossible to take off, and which were prepared for burning, were lit perhaps rather sooner than was necessary, as were also the fuses leading to the magazine.

 

The latter blew up before all the boats were clear, and, I regret to report, caused the death of one of the crew of the hospital barge, which was amongst the last boats to leave.

 

It was fortunate that more casualties were not caused by the explosion, debris from which fell over and around a great many boats.

 

The success of the operations was due principally to-

 

(a) Excellent staff work.

 

(b) The untiring energy and skill displayed by officers and men, both Army and Navy, comprising the beach parties.

 

(c) The good seamanship and zeal of the officers and crews of the various craft employed in the evacuation of the troops.

 

(d) The excellent punctuality of the Army in the arrival of the troops for embarkation at the different beaches.

 

The Navy has especially to thank Generals Sir William Birdwood and Sir Francis Davies for their forethought and hearty co-operation in all matters.

 

The staff work was above reproach, and I hope I may be permitted to mention some of those military officers who rendered special assistance to the Navy. They are: Major-General the Hon. H. A. Lawrence, Brigadier-General H. E. Street, and Colonel A. B. Carey, R.E. the latter of whom performed work of inestimable value in the last few days by improving piers and preparing means of rapid embaikation from the blockships.

 

The programme and plans as regards the naval portion of the operations were due to the work of my chief of staff, Commodore Roger J. B. Keyes, to whom too great credit cannot be given; to Captain Francis H. Mitchell, R.N., attached to General Headquarters; Major William W. Godfrey, R.M.L.I., of my staff; Captain Cecil M Staveley (principal beachmaster at Cape Helles); Captain Henry F. G. Talbot, in charge of the vessels taking part; and Acting Commander George F. A. Mulock (chief assistant to Captain Staveley).

 

The organisation of the communications, on which so much depended, was very ably carried out by my Fleet Wireless Officer (Commander James F. Somerville) and my Signal Officer (Lieutenant Hugh S. Bowlby). The arrangement by which H.M.S. "Triad" (on board of which was the General Officer commanding Helles Army) was anchored close in under Cape Tekeh, and connected with the shore telephone system by two cables, thus leaving her wireless installation free for communicating with the ships of covering squadron, &c., was especially good.

 

The naval covering squadron was under the command of Rear-Admiral Sydney R. Fremantle in H.M.S. "Hibernia," who had a most able colleague in Captain Douglas L. Dent, of H.M.S. "Edgar," whose ability had done so much to improve the naval gun support to the Helles Army.

 

The work of this squadron was conducted with great energy, and was in every way satisfactory. It controlled to a great extent the enemy's guns firing on to the beaches.

 

Whenever the enemy opened fire, whether by day or night, there were always ships in position to reply, a result which reflects much credit on the officers named.

 

The Army Headquarters gave us again the invaluable assistance and experience of Lieutenant-Colonel C. F. Aspinall in arranging details, and I cannot help laying special stress on this officer's excellent co-operation with my staff on all occasions.

 

I now have the pleasure of bringing to your notice the loyal support and assistance we received, now, as always, from our French friends.

 

Contre Admiral de Bon was responsible for the French naval programme of evacuation, and on its completion he rendered us every assistance with his beach parties, who were under the immediate command of a most able and gallant officer - Capitaine de Fregate Bréart de Boisanger - an officer whom I have already brought to your Lordships' notice in a previous despatch.

 

There are many officers and men who have performed meritorious service in connection with this evacuation; their names will be forwarded in due course in a separate letter.

 

I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient Servant,

J. M. DE ROBECK, Vice-Admiral.

________

 

Admiralty, 11th 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 be Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Captain Alexander V. Campbell, M.V.O., R.N. Performed meritorious service whilst in command of H.M.S. "Prince George," which took part in the actions of 25th February and 18th March, 1915. "Prince George" supported the Army from inside the Straits between 25th April .and 10th May, 1915, and also at Suvla for several weeks continuously under fire. Captain Campbell also did good service during the evacuation.

________

 

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.

________

 

The following awards have also been made:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Chief Petty Officer Arthur James, O.N. 142389 (Po.).

Leading Seaman Harry T. Coleman, O.N. 231247 (Ch.).

Chief E.R.A. Samuel Fletcher, O.N. 269985 (Ch.).

Armourer's Mate Charles H. Hazel, O.N. M.4491 (Dev.).

First Writer Walter J. V. Keeble, O.N. 231499 (Dev.).

Ship's Steward William H. Bromidge, O.N. 345206 (Dev.).

Chief Motor Mechanic T. Thurburn, O.N., M.B.369.

Sergeant Albert V. Proctor, No. R.M.A. /5508.

________

 

The following officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Captain Michael H. Hodges, M.V.O., R.N.

Captain Francis Clifton Brown, R.N.

Captain Edmund C. Carver, R.N.

Commander Morton Smart, R.N.V.R.

Lieutenant-Commander (now Commander) Basil H. Piercy, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Claude P. Champion de Crespigny, R.N.

Lieutenant Commander Henry C. Summers, R.N.V.R.

Mr. Hugh F. Bevan, Gunner, R.N.

Mr. Charles E. A. W. Cox, Gunner (now Mate), R.N.

Mr. Leonard W. Brock, Gunner, R.N.

Mr. Philip J. Jones, Signal Boatswain.

Petty Officer Thomas Hoban, O.N. 192417 (Po.).

Petty Officer James Mather, O.N. 213655 (Ch.).

Petty Officer Lawrence V. Parsons, O.N. 191341 (Po.).

Leading Seaman Thomas G. Maylor, O.N. 238210 (Dev.).

Yeoman of Signals Samuel R. J. Hillier, O.N. 224951 (Ch.).

Chief E.R.A., 2nd Class, David Thompson, O.N. 272337 (Ch.).

Chief Stoker James W. French, O.N. 282587 (Ch.).

Chief Writer H. J. W. Gains, O.N. 343680 (Ch.).

Private John Gollop, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./ 12330.

 

 

30017 - 13 APRIL 1917

 

Naval Prize Bounty Money.

 

….. for the capture and destruction of enemy armed vessels on Lake Tanganyika by H.M. Ships "Mimi" and "Toutou," on the 26th December, 1915, and the 9th February, 1916…..

 

 

30023 - 17 APRIL 1917

 

War Office, April 17th, 1917.

 

(included in Army lists)

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to approve of the appointments of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field:

 

Temp. Lt.-Com. Arthur Melland Asquith, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He obtained leave to go up to the front when he heard a fight was imminent.. Later, although wounded, he returned to Brigade Headquarters and gave a clear account of the situation and of the fighting,, which had been going on during the night. He has previously done fine work.

 

Temp. Capt. The Hon. Lionel Samuel Montagu, R.M. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company in the first attack and captured his objective. Later, under very heavy fire, he personally took out a covering party and kept his men consolidating the trenches for over 24 hours. On another occasion he single-handed captured 50 prisoners, and later, although wounded, remained at duty.

 

Maj. Harold Ozanne, R.M.L.I. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He directed the consolidation of the position with marked ability, and was largely responsible for holding the position against subsequent enemy counter-attacks. He displayed great courage and determination throughout the operations.

 

Temp. Lt.-Com. Robert Howard Shelton, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was repeatedly counter-attacked by the enemy, and some of his posts were driven in, and it was only by his personal bravery in placing himself at the head of his men and charging the enemy that the position was held.

 

T/Lt.-Com. Charles Skeffington West, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rendered invaluable service by most ably guiding and placing companies of the battalion in their battle positions within 400 yards of the enemy. He worked continuously under heavy hostile shell-fire, and was largely responsible for the success of the operations.  

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His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to confer the Military Cross on the undermentioned Officers and Warrant Officers in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field:

 

Temp. Lt. William Edmund Brian Barclay,. R.N.V.R., attd. M.G. Coy. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He captured an enemy machine gun and brought it into action, thereby materially assisting in repelling an enemy counter-attack. He set a splendid example to his men.

 

Temp. Sub-Lt. Philip Henchman Bolus, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He collected men from different mnits, reorganised them, and led them forward to the attack. Later, although severely wounded, he still continued to give orders and encourage his men.

 

Temp. Surg. Frederick Hugh Lester Cunningham, R.N. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and determination in searching for the wounded in exposed positions and tending them under very heavy fire. He has previously done fine work.

 

Temp. Surg. William James McCracken, M.B., R.N. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He continually attended to the wounded under very heavy fire. He has previously done fine work.

 

Temp. Lt. (temp. Capt.) John Pearson, R. Marines. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He carried out the consolidation of the battalion's left front and materially assisted in repulsing an enemy counterattack at a critical time.

 

Temp. Lt. Edmund Augustus Sprange, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company most gallantly in the assault, subsequently consolidating the captured position and establishing a line of posts beyond the final objective. He has previously done fine work.

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His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal to the undermentioned Warrant Officers, Noncommissioned Officers and Men for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field:

 

C./Z. 5266 Able Sea. (H.G.) T. R Macaulay, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry in action. After killing three and wounding one of the enemy he captured a hostile machine gun, which he brought back to our front line. He set a fine example of courage and initiative throughout.

 

T.Z.4741 Petty Officer G. W. Mallett, Mach. Gun Coy., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He established his machine gun under very heavy fire and maintained his position: for three days until relieved.

 

M.Z.529 Able Sea. F. Price, R.N.V.R. . For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although wounded and partially buried, he managed to extricate himself. He then worked for an hour under heavy fire, and succeeded in digging out five men who had been buried.

 

C.Z. 2224 Petty Officer C. B. Wheeler, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He handled three trench mortars with marked ability, and greatly assisted in clearing up a difficult situation. He set a fine example throughout.

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His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under-mentioned Non-Commissioned Officers and Men:

K.P.511 Able Seaman F. Baker, R.N.V.R.

Ply./11912 Pte. (actg. Sjt.) W. N. Bennett, R.M.L.I.

Ply./433 (S.) Pte. E. Berry, R.M.L.I.

T.Z.2312 Able Seaman J. Best, R.N.V.R.

T.Z.6450 Actg. Petty Off. E. H. Brewer, R.N.V.R., attd. M.G. Coy.

Ply./17892 Pte. W. H. Bullen, R.M.L.I.

C.Z.4616 Able Seaman W. Clune, R.N.V.R.

Po./578(S.) Pte. J. Collinson, R.M.L.I., attd. RFC

C.Z.3182 Able Seaman G. Cook, R.N.V.R.

K.X.553 Petty Off. T. Coxon, R.N.V.R.

W Z.1809 Able Seaman W. H. Davies, R.N.V.R., attd. T.M. By.

L/Z./209 Petty Off. W. H. Donly, R.N.V.R., attd. M.G. Coy.

Ch./497 Pte. W. J. Duke, R.M.L.I.

Deal/3894 (S) Pte. D. Edmundson, R. Marines.

Ply./48(S) Pte. T. W. Elliott, R.M.L.I.

C.Z. 1702 Able Seaman R. Esson, R.N.V.R.

Ch./19877 Pte. C. F. Gilbert, R.M.L.I.

Ply./823 (S) Pte. R. Hancock, R.M.L.I.

Ch./I7911 Pte. J. E. Hubbard, R.M.L.I.

Po./862 (S.) Pte. (actg. Cpl.) J. A. Innes, R.M.L.I.

L.8/3278 Able Seaman P. Jackson, R.N.V.R., attd. M.G. Coy.

Ch./12385 Pte. A. E. Janes, R.M.L.I.

K.X.164 Actg. Petty Off. F. B. Kelly, R.N.V.R,

K.X.167 Able Seaman F. A. Lyons, R.N.V.R.

Ply./15092 Cpl. J. S. Marston, R.M.L.I.

Po./17259 Pte. J. H. Matthews, R.M.L.I.

T.Z.6578 Actg. Petty Off. R. B. Mills, R.N.V.R.

Po./10828 Sjt. (actg. Co. S./M.) R. Milne, R.M.L.I.

Z.C.1848 Able Seaman G. Monaghau, R.N.V.R.

K.W.284 Actg. Petty Officer J. W. North, R.N.V.R.

Ply./14477 Pte. (actg. Sjt.) F. A. Pearce, R.M.L.I.

Po./17449 Pte. J. Postin, R.M.L.I.

T.Z./3045 Able Seaman J. Ramsden, R.N.V.R.

Ch./1037(8) Pte. K. Robson, R.M.L.I.

Ply./1100(S) Pte. E. Scott, R.M.L.I.

K.X.564 Actg. Able Seaman J. D. Steel, R.N.V.R.

C.Z 6212 Able Seaman T. Thomson, R.N.V.R.

Z.C.4938 Able Seaman T. Walker, R.N.V.R.

Ch./18683 Pte. G. H. Warren, R.M.L.I.

K.P. 764 Able Seaman H. Wild, R.N.V.R.

B.Z.283 Able Seaman A. Williams, R.N.V.R.

T.Z.1277 Able Seaman H. Williamson, R.N.V.R., attd. Lt. T.M. By.

 

 

30026 - 17 APRIL 1917

 

EAST AFRICAN CAMPAIGN

ARMY DESPATCH dated 28 February 1917

(excerpt)

 

War Office, 18th April, 1917.

 

The following Despatch has been received by the Secretary of State for War from Lieutenant-General the Honourable J. C. Smuts, K.C., Commander-in-Ohief, East African Force:

 

General Headquarters, East Africa. 28th February, 1917.

 

Sir: I have the honour to forward the following despatch describing the operations of the forces under my command from the 28th October, 1916, to the 20th January, 1917, when I relinquished control of the forces in the field in German East Africa:

 

……. To the Navy my obligations for the success of the campaign are too numerous to be expressed. ……

 

I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient servant,

J. G. Smuts, Lieutenant-General, Commanding East African Expeditionary Force.

 

 

30028 - 20 APRIL 1917

 

Notice of Intended Distribution of Naval Salvage Money.

  

Salvage of s.s. "Addington" by H.M. Tugs "Chester III." And "Carcass" on 18th March, 1916.

 

Salvage of sailing trawler "May" by H.M.S. "P.26" and H.M. Hopper No. 15 "Watcher" on 22nd and 23rd September, 1916.

 

Salvage of s.v. "Maja" by H.M. Trawler "Good Luck" on 24th and 25th October, 1916. 

 

 

30029 - 20 APRIL 1917

 

NAVAL GALLANTRY AWARDS

 

Admiralty, S.W., 2lst April, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the grant of the Victoria Cross to Commander Gordon Campbell, D.S.O., R.N. In recognition of his conspicuous gallantry, consummate coolness, and skill in command of one of H.M. ships in action.

 

 

Honours for Service in the Patrol Cruisers.

 

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 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 be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Humphrey Hugh Smith, R.N.

Eng. Cdr. Walter Jordan, R.N.R.

 

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.

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.P.O. William John Curley Poole (alias William John Curley), O.N. 133945 (R.F.R., Dev./A2852).

P.O., 1st 01., Arthur Banfield James, O.N. 189089 (R.F.R., Dev./B1202).

P.O. William Henry Baker, O.N. 163292 (Po.).

P.O. Ernest Knight, O.N. 198006 (R.F.R., Po./B5341).

Ldg. Sea. Howard Edward Osgood, O.N. 236853 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. George Francis Reddings, R.N.R., O.N. 2702A.

Sea. Charles William Victor Potter, R.N.R., O.N. 4599A.

Ldg. Sig. William Thomas Isaac, O.N. 184506 (R.F.R., Dev./B636).

Ldg. Sig. Edgar Charles Saunders, O.N. 124595 (Dev.).

Ch. Arm. William Henry Harrington, O.N. 143238 (Ch.).

M.A.A. George Francis Cook, O.N. 121490 (R.F.R., Po./A1612).

Lce.-Corpl. Reginald Dennis Hale, R.M.L.I., No. Po./16833.

Pte. Richard Burns, R.M.L.I., No. Po./8167.

Ch. Carp. Alexander R. Fraser (Mercantile Rating).

Ldg. Fireman Robert Charles James (Mercantile Rating).

Donkeyman Archibald McDonald (Mercantile Rating).

 

The following Officers and men have been mentioned in despatches by Vice-Admiral Reginald G. O. Tupper, C.B., C.V.O., for good service in the Patrol Cruisers:

Eng. Cdr. George Thompson Greig, R.N.R.

Asst. Payr. Jack Barton, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Charles John Leonard Hayward, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Arthur Mallorie Coleman, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. William Mill Ruxton, R.N.R.

C.P.O. Jeremiah Wafer, O.N. 140125 (R.F.R., Po./A3089).

P.O., 1st Cl., Thomas James Bailey, O.N. 140715 (R.F.R., Po./A3388).

P.O. William Oliver. O.N. 198505 (R.F.R., Po./B5763).

Ldg. Sea. James Savage, O.N 199651 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. John Mackenzie, R.N.R., O.N. 2303D.

Act. Ldg. Sea. Edward Henry Shute, R.N.V.R., O.N. 2636 (Clyde).

A.B. Ernest Bennett, O.N. 209614 (R.F.R., Ch./B4946).

A.B. John Frederick Gaisford, O.N. 192325 (R.F.R., Dev./B3059).

Sea. Arthur Evans, R.N.R., O.N. 5093A.

Sea. Enos Ryan, R.N.R. (Newfoundland), O.N. 711X.

Yeo. Sigs. William Sidney Austin, O.N. 204967 (R.F.R., Ch./B10156).

Elect. Art., 4th Cl., Edward Brooks, O.N. M. 10794 (Ch.).

Ch. Arm. Edwin Norris, O.N. 114281 (Po.).

Lce.-Corpl. Frederick Charles Louis Wye, R.M.L.I., No. Po./19906.

Ldg. Fireman William Purseglove (Mercantile Rating).

Ch. Carp. Alfred Martin (Mercantile Rating).

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Honours for Royal Naval Air Service.

 

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

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order:

Flt.-Lieut. (actg. Flt.-Cdr.) Bertram Charles Bell, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous bravery and skill in attacking hostile aircraft. Since February 1st, 1917, he has taken part in fourteen aerial combats, notably: On 17th March, 1917, on two different occasions during the same offensive patrol he attacked and drove down hostile machines, one completely out of control and the other in flames. On March 24th, 1917, he attacked a hostile machine which was diving on one of our machines. After he had fired about 30 rounds at a range of about 50 yards the hostile pilot fell back and his machine went down spinning and side-slipping completely out of control.

 

The KING has also been graciously pleased to approve of the 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.

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal:

Act. Air Mech., 1st Grade, Walter Bunce, O.N. F.7088.

 

The following Officer has been mentioned in Despatches:

Flt.-Lieut. Henry Guy Holden, R.N.A.S.

________

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order: Cdr. Francis William Hanan, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. James Sandbach Parker, R.N.

Lieut, (now Act. Lieut.-Cdr.) Frederick Augustus Frank, R.N.R.

 

The KING has also been graciously pleased to approve of the 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.

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal. Ch. Yeo. Sigs. Albert Arthur Bishop, O.N. 201787 (Ch.). Showed great devotion to duty in action during the Dardanelles Operations. After his left leg had been shattered above the ankle, this man raised himself into a sitting position and continued performing his duties and passing reports to his Commanding Officer.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

P.O. Percy Robert Lawes, O.N. 168394 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Charles Henry Shepherd, O.N. 233947 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. George Bannister, O.N. 300989 (Po.).

P.O. Alfred Augustus Hill, O.N. 231440 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Albert Young, O.N. 239432 (Po.).

A.B. William Edward Dumaresq, O.N. 224405 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. Robert Anthony Duncan, O.N.K.7164 (Po.).

P.O. Arthur Henry Craven, O.N. 150825 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 1 Cl., Duncan Alexander Sinclair, O.N. 268690 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. George Thomas Ludgate, O.N. 186981 (Ch.).

Pte. John Jones, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./19114.

Pte. Thomas Mitchell Symons, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./9603.

 

The following Officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Capt. Henry Faulconer Aplin, R.N.

Maj. And Bt. Lt.-Col. Joseph Arthur Myles Ariel Clark, R.M.L.I.

Cdr. (now Capt.) George Francis Hyde, R.A.N.

Lt.-Cdr. William Wybrow Hallwright, R.N.

Lt.-Cdr. John Henry Webb, R.N.R.

Lieut. Martin Arthur Frankland Hood, R.N.

Lieut. Humphrey Edward Archer, R.N.

Lieut. Philip John Mack, R.N.

Eng. Lieut. William Begg McDonald, R.N.R.

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

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

Lieut. William Macpherson McRitchie, R.N.R.

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

Asst. Payr. Leonard Warren, R.N.R.

Mate (E.) George Edward Harman. R.N.

Gunr. Henry Frank Edwards. R.N.

Carp. Francis Fernley Smith, R.N.

Skipper Samuel Reid, R.N.R., 2675S.A.

C.P.O. William Charles Barnaby, O.N. 167729 (Po.).

Serjt. Edward John Banks, R.M.L.I., No. Po./10598.

A.B. Ernest Hargraves. O.N. J.37842 (Po.).

A.B. Robert Arthur Frank Preston, O.N. J.23257 (Po.).

P.O. James Sillery, O.N. 193851 (Po.).

Arm's. Mate John Dudley, O.N. 34548 (Po.).

2nd Hnd. George Frederick Barnes, R.N.R., O.N. 992 D.A.

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Foreign Decorations

 

The following Decorations have been conferred by the Allied Powers on officers and men of the British Naval Forces for distinguished services rendered during the war:

 

President of the FRENCH REPUBLIC.

 

Legion of Honour.

 

Commander.

Vice-Adml. Bernard Currey.

Comdre. Lionel Halsey, R.N.

 

Officer.

Capt. William L. Elder, R.N. (Wing Capt., R.N.A.S.).

Maj. And Bt. Lieut.-Col. Charles J. Thoroton (tempy. Lieut.-Col.), R.M.L.I.

Cdr. William F. Sells, C.M.G., R.N.

 

Chevalier.

Wing Cdr. Richard B. Davies, V.C., D.S.O., R.N.

Capt. Edward M. Compton Mackenzie, R.M.

Lieut. John Couch, R.N.R.

 

Croix de Guerre.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Horace E. P. Wigglesworth, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Fred C. Armstrong, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lt. Ronald F. Redpath, R.N.A.S. Fit. Sub-Lt. Percy G. McNeil, R.N.A.-S. Fit. Sub-Lt. Raymond Collishaw, R.N.A.S.

Air Mech., 1st Cl., Sydney Herbert Pinchen, O.N.F.2932.

Pte. John Jones, R.M.L.I., No.Ch./19114.

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His Majesty the King of ITALY.

 

Order of the Crown of Italy.

 

Officer.

Maj. Stephen C. Wace, R.M.A.

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His Majesty the King of THE BELGIANS.

 

Order of Leopold.

 

Grand Cordon.

Adml. Sir John R. Jellicoe, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., O.M.

 

Chevalier.

Lieut. Denys C. G. Shoppee, D.S.C., R.N.

 

Croix de Guerre.

 

Adml. Sir John R. Jellicoe, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., O.M.

Vice-Adml. Sir Reginald H. S. Bacon, K.C.B., K.C.V.O., D.S.O.

 

 

30032 - 24 APRIL 1917

 

Naval Prize Bounty Money.

 

….. to H.M. Submarine E2 for the destruction of three enemy vessels on the 14th, 20th and 22nd August, 1915…..

 

 

30036 - 24 APRIL 1917

 

War Office, April 26th, 1917.

 

(included in Army lists)

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

S.3743 Pte. M. Bennett, R. Marines.

S.4012 Pte. J. W. Hall, R. Marines.

S.4153 Pte. J. Hampson, R. Marines.

6/56 S. Leading Seaman A. J. Jupp, R.N.V.R.

S.3194 Pte. C. Maundrill, R. Marines.

S.3960 Pte. E. Parkinson, R. Marines.

Ch/424 (S) Pte. J. Sherman, R.M.L.I.

S/3016 Pte. J. S. Singleton, R. Marines.

 

 

30043 - 1 MAY 1917

 

War Office, 1st May, 1917.

 

The following are among the Decorations and medals awarded by the Allied Powers at various dates to the British Forces for distinguished services rendered during the course of the campaign:

(included in Army lists)

 

President  of the FRENCH REPUBLIC.

 

Legion d'Honneur.

 

Groix de Guerre.

Temporary Lieutenant-Commander R.N.V.R. David Galloway, Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division.

Mersey Z375 Able Seaman John Silverwood, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

 

Medaille Militaire.

 

Bristol 1/892 Acting Chief Petty Officer Harry Pound, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

 

 

30055 - 8 MAY 1917

 

Naval Prize Bounty Money.

 

….. H.M. Picket Boat, Tender to H. M.S. "Egmont," for the destruction of the armed enemy monitor "Keresh" on 22nd April, 1915, on the River Danube…..

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Admiralty, 4th May, 1917.

 

The KING hag been graciously pleased to confer the Decoration of the Albert Medal of the Second Class on:

 

Michael Joyce, Engine Room Artificer, 3rd Class (now Acting Chief Engine Room Artificer, 2nd Class), O.N. M 1400.

Walter Kimber, Stoker Petty Officer (now Chief Stoker), O.N. 307820.

 

The following is the account of the services in respect of which the Decoration has been conferred:  

 

H.M.S. "Zulu" was mined on the 8th November, 1916. As a result of the explosion the bottom of the after part of the engine room was blown out, and the whole compartment reduced to a mass of debris and broken steam and water pipes. Immediately after the explosion Joyce and Kimber proceeded to the engine room, the former having just come off watch. The latter had just left the boiler room, after he had seen that the oil-burners were shut off and everything was in order, and had sent his hands on deck. Hearing the sound of moans coming from inside the engine room, they both attempted to enter it by the foremost hatch and ladder. As the heat in the engine room was intense and volumes of steam were coming up forward, they then lifted one of the square ventilating hatches further aft on the top of the engine room casing (port side) and climbed into the rapidly flooding compartment over the steam pipes, which were extremely hot. Scrambling over the debris, they discovered well over on the starboard side Stoker Petty Officer Smith, with his head just out of the water. A rope was lowered from the upper deck, and with great difficulty Smith, who was entangled in fractured pipes and other wreckage, was hauled up alive. At the same time Stoker Petty Officer Powell was found floating, in the water on the port side of the engine room. The rope was lowered again and passed around Powell, who, however, was found to be dead on reaching the deck. The water was so high that further efforts to discover the remaining Artificer left in the engine room would have been useless, and the attempt had to be abandoned.

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Admiralty, 7th May, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the R.N.R. Officers' Decoration upon the following Officers:

Act. Cdr. Louis A. Brooke-Smith, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. William Hayward, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Samuel G. Reddie, R.N.R.

 

 

30061 - 8 MAY 1917

 

DOVER STRAITS ACTION

NAVAL DESPATCH dated 10 May 1917

 

   

Dover Straits (with later defences)

 

Admiralty, S.W. 10th May, 1917.

 

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.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order, in recognition of their services in command of H.M.S. "Swift" and H.M.S. "Broke" respectively, on the night of the 20th to 21st April, 1917, when they successfully engaged a flotilla of five or six German destroyers, of which two were sunk:

Cdr. (now Capt.) Ambrose Maynard Peck, R.N.

Cdr. (now Capt.) Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, C.B., R.N.

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The KING has further been graciously pleased to give orders for the 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.

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The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal. A.B. William George Rawles, O.N., 20176V (Po.). Although he had four bad wounds in his legs, in addition to other injuries, he continued to steer H.M.S. "Broke" in action until the enemy destroyer had been rammed.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

O.S. Herbert Thomas Huntley Fowle, O.N., S.S. 7516 (Po.).

Sto. Charles Williams, R.N.R. (New Zealand), O.N. 2/358.

Sto., 1st Cl., John Clasper, O.N., S.S. 103869 (R.F.R., Po./B. 4652).

Ch. Sto. William Shearn O.N., 279752 (Po.).

P.O. Tel. Harry Sedgley, O.N., 239909 (Dev.).

P.O. William Edward Strevens, O.N., 232542 (Po.).

P.O. George Henry Proud, O.N., 218906 (Po.).

P.O. Albert Last, O.N., 208689 (Po.).

A.B. Sidney Clarke, O.N., J. 5244 (Po.).

A.B. Charles Reginald Norton, O.N., J. 18427 (Po.).

A.B. Ernest Ramsden Ingleson, O.N., J. 5723 (Po.).

A.B. Walter Frederick Mair, O.N., J. 55500 (Po.).

C.P.O. John Crother Ashton, O.N., 157639 (Po.).

P.O. Sidney Albert Simmonds, O.N., 180242 (Po.).

P.O. Charles Henry Daish, O.N., 182240 (Po.).

Ch. E.R.A. William Culverwell, O.N., 268992 (Ch.).

P.O. Frederick Percy Mursell, O.N., 162299 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. Henry Simmons, O.N., 276070 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. William Edward Heaseman, O.N., 361422 (Po.).

Yeo. Sig. Albert Ebenezer James, O.N., 210513 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. James Bryant, O.N., 310822 (Po.).

Sto. Edward Gilfillan, R.N.R., O.N., 9099, S.

Sto. Sidney Frederick Brooks, O.N., S.S. 111490 (Po.).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Engr. Lieut.-Cdr. (now Engr. Cdr.) James Hughes, R.N.

Engr. Lieut.-Cdr. (now Engr. Cdr.) Thomas George Coomber, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Jermyn Landon, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Whitworth Brady Nicholson, R.N.

Act. Sub.-Lieut. Lionel Hill Peppé, R.N.

Wt. Mech. James Coughlan, R.N.

Act. Art.-Engr. Charlie Rodgers Barter, R.N.

Mid. Maurice Theobald Maud, R.N.R.

P.O. Charles Christmas Brown, O.N., 155936 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. William Page, O.N., 227145 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. Frank William King, O.N. 306009 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. Eli Daniels, O.N., 294996 (Po.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Walter Blanchard Wellman, O.N., M. 1218 (Po.).

A.B. William George Cleeter, O.N., J. 21405 (Po.).

O.S. Sidney John Thomas Taylor, O.N., S.S. 7576 (Po.). Sto.,

2nd Cl., Frederick Arthur Hickman, O.N., K. 33575 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., George Henry Doe, O.N., K. 7694 (Po.).

A.B. John Henton, O.N., J. 17762 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Albert Edward Glover, O.N., 232320 (Po.).

A.B. Henry Alfred Hitchin, O.N., 228372 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. Charles Claude Higgins, O.N., J. 10417 (Po.).

S.B.A. James Gradwell, O.N.,M. 16759 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Ernest Muff, O.N., K. 32517 (Po.).

Sig. Sidney Charles Helps, R.N.V.R., O.N., Z/9587 (Tyneside).

Ch. E.R.A. Ralph Victor Nelson, O.N., 272497 (Po.).

E.R.A. Henry Albert Riley, O.N., M. 4676 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Matthew Lawson, O.N., 303088 (R.F.R., Ch/B.5783).

Ldg. Stoker Frederick Thomas Yapp, O.N., K. 1672 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., John Kempton Falconer, O.N., K. 32518 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Charles Herbert Harvey, O.N.. S.S. 115725 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Thomas Davies, O.N., 289400 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. Charles Edward Walls, O.N., K. 969 (Po.).

Sto. Albert Boyland, R.N.R., O.N., S. 4945

Sto., 1st Cl., Charles Edward Miller, O.N., 280751 (R.F.R. Po./B. 2355).

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The following promotions have been made for service in this action:

 

Commanders to be Captains.

Cdr. Ambrose Maynard Peck.

Cdr. Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, C.B.

 

Engr. Lieut.-Commanders to be Commanders.

Engr. Lieut.-Cdr. James Hughes.

Engr. Lieut.-Cdr. Thomas George Coomber.

 

All to date April 21st, 1917.

 

The following officers have been noted for early promotion:

Sub-Lieut. Whitworth Brady Nicholson, R.N.

Act. Sub-Lieut. Lionel Hill Peppé, R.N.

Wt. Mech. James Coughlan, R.N.

Mid. Maurice Theobald Maud, R.N.R.

 

 

30064 - 11 MAY 1917

 

War Office, 11th May, 1917

 

(included in Army lists)

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to award a 2nd Bar to the Distinguished Service Order to:

Major Frederick William Lumsden, D.S.O., R.M.A. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a strong reconnaissance party. He carried out the task allotted to him with conspicuous success, and skilfully withdrew his party at a critical time. His conduct, rapid decision and good judgment saved many casualties. (Distinguished Service Order gazetted 1st January, 1917. First Bar awarded in this Gazette.)

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His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to award a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order to:

Major Frederick William Lumsden, D.S.O., R.M.A. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He made a reconnaissance of the enemy's position, moving over open ground under very heavy fire and bringing back most valuable information. He rendered invaluable services throughout the operations. (Distinguished Service Order gazetted 1st January, 1917.)

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His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to approve of the undermentioned Rewards for Distinguished Service in the Field

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

Temp. Sub-Lt. James Hardy Brown, R.N.V.R.

 

 

30066 - 11 MAY 1917

 

NAVAL GALLANTRY AWARDS

 

Admiralty, 12th May, 1917.

 

Honours for Royal Naval Air Service.

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Capt. Charles Laverock Lambe, R.N. For his valuable services in command of the R.N.A.S. units on the Belgian Coast; he is very largely responsible for the good service in the varied duties carried out by them against the enemy.

 

Sqn.-Cdr. Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet, R.N. This officer commanded a squadron of the R.N.A.S., attached to the Flying Corps, with conspicuous ability and success. Under his command the squadron developed into a most efficient and formidable fighting force, which has brought great credit to the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

Sqn.-Cdr. Edward Thomas Newton-Clare, R.N.A.S. During the past year he has led his squadron with conspicuous success in numerous bomb attacks, and on many occasions has engaged and driven down hostile machines.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the 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.

 

The KING has further been graciously pleased to approve of the 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.)

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

P.O. Mech. Walter Laurence, O.N. 300142.

P.O. Mech. Frederick Henry Winstone, O.N. F570.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., George Frederick Ridgeway Marden, O.N. F4718.

P.O. Mech. William Stephen Burville, O.N. F4117.

C.P.O. Mech., 1st Gr., Charles Harold Potts, O.N. M1008.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Herbert Ernest Philip, O.N. F6491.

Ldg. Mech. John McCredie, O.N. F148.

P.O. Mech. Edward William Dawson, O.N. F1748.

P.O. Mech. Alexander Bell, O.N. F2422.

Ldg. Mech. Charles Thomas, O.N. F2350.

C.P.O. Mech., 1st Gr., Henry Herbert Smith Scott, O.N. 345608.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., John Archibald Rosling, O.N. F81.

P.O. Mech. Frederick Thomas McSorley, O.N. F1223.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Bert Arvoy, O.N. F672.

P.O. Mech. Ferdinand Fantini, O.N. F2489.

Ldg. Mech. William Frederick Cliffe, O.N. F6074.

P.O. Mech. Samuel Percy Finch, O.N. F599.

P.O. Mech. William Ernest Watson, O.N. F593.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Robert George Kimberley, O.N. F4766.

 

The following officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Wing-Cdr. Christopher Lloyd Courtney, R.N.

Fleet Payr. Frederick Richard Waymouth, R.N.

Actg. Wing-Cdr. Alec Ogilvie, R.N.A.S.

Sqn.-Cdr. Francis Esme Theodore Hewlett, R.N.

Flt.-Cdr. William Lawrie Welsh, R.N.A.S.

Actg. Flt.-Cdr. Robin Gordon Mack, R.N.A.S.

Act. Flt.-Cdr. Bryan Charles Clayton, R.N.A.S.

Flt.-Lieut. Grant Armstrong Gooderham, R.N.A.S.

Flt.-Lieut. Charles Dawson Booker, R.N.A.S.

Lieut. Lionel Edwin Innes-Baillie, R.M.A.

Lieut Oliver George Graham Villiers, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Ronald George St. John, R.N.V.R.

Flt.-Sub-Lieut. Jean de Francia, R.N.A.S.

Flt.-Sub-Lieut. Francis Domine Casey, R.N.A.S.

W.O., 2nd Grade, Thomas Martin, R.N.A.S.

Actg. W.O., 2nd Grade, Norman Littlejohn, R.N.A.S.

P.O. Mech. Roland Alfred Siburn, O.N. F2418.

P.O. Mech. Walter George Jones, O.N. J5596.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Alfred Ernest Le Sueur, O.N. F3413.

Ldg. Mech. Oliver Douglas Robson, O.N. F4735.

P.O. Mech. Reginald Arthur Clarke, O.N. F3896.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., John McKimmie Young, O.N. F3652.

P.O. Mech. Donald Brigham, O.N. F641.

P.O. Mech. Philip Hiram Dimmick, O.N. F1207.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Frederick John George, O.N. F1997.

P.O. Mech. Sidney John Petts, O.N. F1717.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Alfred Dunn, O.N. F9172.

Ldg. Mech. Edgar Harold Restall, O.N. F2468.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Francis George Parker, O.N. F2358.

P.O. Mech. William Arthur Hill. O.N. F4596.

P.O. Mech. Horace Dawson, O.N. F4755.

P.O. Mech. Alfred Herbert Doyle, O.N. F4214.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Frederick Metcalf, O.N. F8944.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., William Wilson Pope, O.N. F1712.

P.O. Mech. William Griffiths, O.N. F8339.

Ldg. Mech. John Balfour Nesbitt, O.N. F2390.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Robert John Hepworth, O.N. F2175.

Ldg. Mech. Thomas Henry Cross, O.N. F976.

Ldg. Mech. Septimus Newbury, O.N. F1209.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. William Wybrow Hallwright, R.N. (since killed – 21 April 1917, HMS Q-ship Q.16).

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles George Matheson, R.N.R.

Lieut. George Fagan Bradshaw, R.N.

Actg. Lieut. Francis Charles Harrison, R.N.

Lieut. Gerald Norman Jones, R.N.R.

Lieut. Frank Watkin Charles, R.N.R.

Lieut. Archibald Dayrell Reed, R.N.R.

 

The KING has also been graciously pleased to approve of the 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.

 

The KING has further been graciously pleased to approve of the award to the undermentioned Officer of a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross for a subsequent act of gallantry:

Lieut. Walter Larmond 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.)

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

Sto., 1st Cl., James Davies, O.N. 301312 (Ch.). For very gallant rescue work performed when the ship in which he was serving struck a mine.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

A.B. William Blackburn, O.N. 226897 (Po.).

2nd Hnd. Joseph Henry Kelly R.N.R., O.N. 2882 D.A.

Ldg. Sea. George Alfred Smedley, O.N. J6622 (Dev.).

A.B. James Hartley, O.N. J19222 (Dev.).

Ch. E.R.A., 2nd Cl., John Buchanan, O.N. M20565 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Lewis David Snell, O.N. 311582 (Dev.).

Off. Std., 2nd Class, Ernest Leonard Burn, O.N. L1287 (Po.).

C.P.O. Reginald Leonard Wilkins, O.N. 157444 (Po.).

P.O. Alfred John Reed, O.N. 185674 (Po.).

Sea. William Owen Evans, R.N.R., O.N. 3044 A.

Engmn. Francis James Cappleman, R.N.R., O.N. 1223 E.S.

2nd Hnd. George Henry Roper, R.N.R., O.N. 633 S.A.

P.O. Arthur Himan Albert West, O.N. 229719 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl, Archibald Dunbar, O.N. M246 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. William McPherson, R.N.R., O.N. 2540 C.

A.B. William Francis Burrows Biss, O.N. 208203 (Dev.).

2nd Hnd. David Aitchison, R.N.R., O.N. 2725 S.A.

Motor Mech. William Wallace, O.N. M.B. 1482.

Motor Mech. David Wilfred Logan, O.N. M.B. 1478.

Motor Mech. Robert Edwin Sproule, O.N. M.B. 1489.

Motor Mech. Albert William Saunders, O.N. M.B. 1490.

 

The undermentioned Petty Officer has been awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal for a subsequent act of gallantry:

P.O. Walter Alger, O.N. 162321 (Ch.). (The award of the Distinguished Service Medal was announced in the London Gazette dated 15th May, 1916.)

 

The following Officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Lieut. Algernon Frederick Sellers, R.N.R.

Eng. Lieut. David Lyons, R.N.R.

Actg. Lieut. James Jickell, R.N.R.

Actg. Lieut. Charles Hugh Castellan Brown, R.N.R.

A.B. Hugh Betts, O.N. 236353 (Po.).

C.P.O. William Butland, O.N. 148467 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Charles John Osmond, O.N. 306650 (Dev.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Simon McCarthy, O.N. K15981 (Dev.).

Shipwt. Wilfred Abel Roberts, O.N. 345549 (Dev.).

A.B. Stanley Francis Wade Baker, O.N. 203658 (Po.).

P.O. Archie Button Blakey, O.N. 231658 (Po,).

A.B. Joseph Arthur Short, O.N. J9713 (Po.).

P.O. Arthur Callard, O.N. 224168 (Dev.).

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Honours to the Mercantile Marine.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve the award of Orders, 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 be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Albert Ernest Webster (Lieut., R.N.R.).

Capt. Frederick Maude Maling (Lieut., R.N.R.).

Capt. Edwin Ryder Large (Lieut., R.N.R.).

 

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.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Act. Ldg. Sea. Robert Henry Stoops.

A.B. James Gorman.

Apprentice Harry Craggs Forrest.

Ldg. Sea. Alfred White.

Sea. James Moar.

Ldg. Sea. John Young Hutcheon.

Apprentice James Leitch.

Ch. Std. A. Haddacks.

Carp. George Richard Pidd.

Ldg. Sea. Albert Sidney Stokes.

Bos'n William Gallagher.

Sea. Malcolm Macleod.

A.B. Frank McArdle.

 

The KING has further been graciously pleased to give orders for the publication of the names of the undermentioned officers and men in the London Gazette as having received an expression of Commendation for their services:

 

To be Commended for Good Service.

Ch. Off. Griffith Jones.

Ch. Eng. Elijah Ryles.

O.S. William Stuart Bunton.

A.B. William Simpson.

2nd Off. David Charles Farrell.

3rd Off. Hubert James Selway.

Ch. Eng. John H. Steward.

Capt. Peter MacLachlan (killed).

Ch. Off. Edward Edwards Hughes.

A.B. Robert MacKay.

Ch. Off. Archibald Wilson.

Capt. Thomas Samuel Bowen.

Capt. William Kelso.

Apprentice William James Harvey.

Apprentice Donald Ross Urquhart.

4th Eng. Thomas Murdock.

Capt. Samuel Campbell Fry.

Ch. Off. Sidney Ferguson Stratford.

Ch. Eng. William Thomas Scott.

2nd Eng. James Farquharson.

Sea. Alexander Falconer.

Sea. Edgar James Melmoth.

2nd Off. William John Mitchell.

3rd Off. Arthur Ernest King.

W./T. Operator Francis Alfred Nixon.

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Foreign Decorations.

 

The following Decorations and Medals have been conferred by the Allied Powers on Officers and Men of the British Naval Forces for distinguished Services rendered during the war:

 

President of the FRENCH REPUBLIC.

 

Legion of Honour.

 

Officer.

Capt. Fitzmaurice Acton, R.N.

 

Chevalier.

Maj. Charles D'O. Harmar, D.S.O., R.M.L.I.

Capt. John M. Palmer, D.S.C., R.M.L.I.

Surg. John D. Milligan, M.B., R.N.

 

Médaille Militaire.

 

S.B.A. George J. Grieve, O.N. M4417 (Dev.).

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His Majesty the King of ITALY.

 

Order of the Crown of Italy.

 

Commander.

Eng. Cdr. Marrack Sennett, R.N.

 

Officer.

Fleet Payr. Richard Charles, R.N.

 

Cavalier.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur L. St. G. Lyster, R.N.

Lieut. Charles S. C. McClure, R.N.R.

___

 

His Majesty the King of THE BELGIANS.

 

Order of the Crown of Belgium.

 

Chevalier.

Lieut. Lionel F. Robinson, R.N.

 

 

30069 - 15 MAY 1917

 

Admiralty, 14th May, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the R.N.R. Officer's decoration upon Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Frederick G Haynes.

 

 

30072 - 15 MAY 1917

 

WESTERN FRONT - NAVAL MENTIONS

ARMY DESPATCH dated 9 April 1917

 

War Office, 15th May, 1917.

 

The following despatch has been received by the Secretary of State for War from Field- Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, G.C.B., Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies in France.

 

General Headquarters, 9th, April, 1917.

 

Sir: I have the honour to submit a list of names of those officers, ladies, non-commissioned officers, and men, serving, or who have served, under my command, whose distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty I consider deserving of special mention.

 

I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient Servant,

D. HAIG, Field-Marshal, Commander-in-Chief, The British Armies in France.

________

 

Royal Navy.

 

Hewett, Comdr. G. S.

Ramsay-Fairfax, Comdr. W. G. A.

Padwick, Temp. Surgeon H. B., D.S.O., B.A..

Rowsell, Actg. Comdr. C. R.

 

Royal Naval Air Service.

 

Bromet, Lt. (actg. .Sqdn. Comdr.) G. R.

Huskisson, Flight Comdr. B. L.

Mackenzie, Temp. Flight Lt. (temp. Flight Comdr.) C. R., D.S.O.

Goble, Temp. Flight Lt. S. J., D.S.C.

Bell, Temp. Flight Lt. B. C.

 

Royal Naval Reserve.

 

Gobbitt, Asst. Paymr. R. H. S.

 

Royal Marine Artillery.

 

Liston-Foulis, Maj. A. P.

Tripp, Capt. (temp. Maj.) W. H. L.

Micklem, Temp. Capt. (actg. Maj.) C.

Morrison-Scott, Lt. (temp. Capt.) R. C. S.

Boffey, Lt. (temp. Capt.) H.

Charleton, Temp. Lt. L. S.

Webley, Hon. Lt. W. T.

Miller, No. B/3279 Col.-Serjt. C. J.

Millson, No. H/10341 Serjt. A. C.

 

Royal Marines.

 

Tetley, Capt. (temp. Lt.-Col.) A. S.

Montagu, Temp. Capt. the Hon. L.

Walker, Temp. Capt. A. A.

Marsland, Temp. Lt. R. H.

Geary, Qr. Mr. & Hon. Lt. S.

Blake, No. S/4514 W. O., L. A.

Cartwright, Maj. (temp. Lt.-Col.) F. J. W., D.S.O.

Ozanne, Maj. H.

Kyle, Temp. Lt. A. G.

Goldie, Temp. 2nd Lt. F. W.

Middleton, Temp. 2nd Lt. J. W.

Foster, No. CH/1035 S. Pte. R.

Ross, Temp. Surgeon J. N. M., M.B., R.N

Hutchison, Lt.-Col. A. R. H., C.M.G., D.S.O.

Andrews, Temp. 2nd Lt. B. G.

Curtis, Temp. Lt. W. M.

 

Royal Marine Light Infantry.

 

Miller, Maj. L. W.

Cutcher, Lt. (temp. Capt.) G. E.

Downie, Ply./11976 Pte. (actg. Lce.-Corpl.) J.

 

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

 

Wylie, Temp. Sub-Lt. J. M.

Mellor, Temp. Lt. N. R.

Allen, No. LZ/979 1st Class Writer E. F.

Leckie, No. CZ/1979 Chief Petty Officer J., M.G. Coy.

 

Royal Naval Division.

 

Sterndale-Bennett, Temp. Sub-Lt. W., D.S.O.

Fox, Temp. Sub-Lt. P. R. H.

Whittaker, Temp. Sub-Lt. G. W., D.S.O.

Johnson, No. LZ/385 Chief Petty Offr. W. C.

Ames, No. LZ/60 Petty Offr. H. C.

Hatton, No. KW/460 Petty Offr. G.

Cliff, No. KP/238 Able Seaman W. A.

Rennie, No. LZ/147 Petty Offr. E.

Jones, Ply./1036 Cr. Serjt. (actg. Regtl. Qrmr.-Serjt.) S.

Inns, No. TZ/4936 A. Seaman J. W.

Shelton, Temp. Lt. Comdr. R. H.

Wainwright, Temp. Lt. O. J. (Asst. Paymaster R.N.).

Mather, No. TZ/1265 Petty Offr. J.

Gubbins, No. LZ/2476 Leading Seaman C.

Asquith, Temp. Lt. Comdr. A. M.

Green, Temp. Sub-Lt. (temp. Lt.) T. B.

Morrison, Temp. Lt. J. W.

Harrison, Tyneside Z/591 Chief Petty Offr. R.

West, Temp. Lt.-Comdr. C. S.

Wilkinson, KX/195 Petty Offr. J.

Horne, CZ/642 Able Seaman (Higher Grade) P.

Ellis, Temp. Lt.-Comdr. B H., D S.O.

Funnell, Temp. Lt.-Comdr. H. E.

Coote, Temp. Lt. J.

Williams, Temp. Sub-Lt. T. V.

 

Naval Transport Staff.

 

Byron, Paymr. in Chief C. E., R.N.

Martin, Fleet Paymr. W. E. R., R.N.

Marescaux, Comdr. (actg. Capt.) A. E. H., R.N.

Hamilton, Comdr. D. M., R.N.

Moses, Lt.-Comdr. W. E., R.N.R.

 

Naval Chaplains Department.

 

Moore, Actg. Chaplain C. W. G., M.A.

Thornton, Rev. S. A. L., D.S.O.

 

 

30084 - 22 MAY 1917

 

Notice of Intended Distribution of Naval Salvage Money.

 

Salvage of s.v. "Laima" by H.M.Tr. "Magneta." 11th November, 1916.

 

 

30088 - 22 MAY 1917

 

NAVAL GALLANTRY AWARDS

 

Admiralty, S.W., 23rd May, 1917.

 

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

 

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 to the undermentioned officers 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 Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Alan Cameron Bruce, R.N.

Capt. Edwin Harold Edwards, R.N.

Cdr. Alan Montagu Yeats-Brown, R.N.

Cdr,. (now actg. Capt.) Walter Burdge Compton, M.V.O., R.N.

Cdr. Arthur Kemmis Betty, R.N.

Cdr. Lionel John Garfit Anderson, R.N.

Cdr. Hubert Seeds Monroe, R.N.

Cdr. Francis Alexander Clutterbuck, R.N.

Cdr. Aubrey William Peebles, M.V.O., R.N.

Cdr. Wilfrid Ward Hunt, R.N.

Cdr. William Herbert Coates, R.D., R.N.R.

Cdr, John McInnes Borland, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Francis George Crawshay Coates, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Ernest Cyril Brent, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Astley Dundas Cooper Cooper-Key, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. John Kelty McLeod, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Frederick Archibald Warner, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Hugh Joseph Woodward, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Herbert Gerald Briggs, R.N.

 

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.

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Joseph Herbert Deacon, O.N. 268609 (Dev.).

Mate William T. Waters (Mercantile rating).

Mate R. R. Quinn (Mercantile rating).

2nd Hand Richard Barren, R.N.R., O.N. 9156 D.A.

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Hugh Jones Owen, O.N. M.4936 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., William Henwood, O.N. K.15552 (Ch.).

Yeo. Sigs. Alfred Augustus Stepto, O.N. 232221 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. James Kennedy, O.N. 286681 (Ch.).

Teleg. Harold Frederick Small, O.N. J.9056 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Teleg. John McKenna, O.N. 199722 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. George England, O.N. 287645 (Ch.).

C.P.O. John Robert Plummer, O.N. 173750 (Ch.).

Ch. Yeo. Sigs. Thomas Frederick Charvill, O.N. 168056 (Ch.).

P.O. Walter William Morgan, O.N. 191050 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. John Robert Purver, O.N. 287464 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Algernon Cyril Miller, O.N. J.6585 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., John Bryant, O.N. 270323 (Dev.).

P.O. Henry Robert Bezant, O.N. 185507 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Albert Victor Langridge, O.N. 176983 (Po.).

P.O. Albert Henry Cook, O.N. 226249 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., John James Williams, O.N. 268990 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Samuel Barker Mitchell, O.N. 268874 (Dev.).

P.O. Thomas Patterson, O.N. 216505 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A. William John McCleery, R.N.R., O.N. 447 E.B.

2nd S.B.S. Frederick Arthur Allen, O.N. M.1679 (Po.).

C.P.O. James Walter Barratt, O.N. 112679 (Po.).

P.O. Henry Hearn, O.N. 231789 (Ch.).

P.O. Donald Morrison, R.N.V.R., O.N. 2/156 (Clyde).

Ldg. Sea. Leonard William Smart, O.N. J.2973 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sig. Arthur Herbert Burleigh, O.N. 225334 (Ch.).

Act. Ldg. Sto. Stanley Townsley, O.N. K.1614 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Walter Samuel Harrod, O.N. 270753 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Henry Shipp, O.N. 143939 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., James Leighton, O.N. 269432 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A. Neil Campbell, R.N.R., O N 1057F.A.

Ch. Sto. Charles Winchester, O.N. 169301 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. William Browns, O.N. 290220 (Ch )

C.P.O. William Crocker, O.N. 178844 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sig. Henry Walter Turner, O.N. 235310 (Po.)

Act. C.P.O. James Burrett, O.N. 178075 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Charles Milne, O.N. 211266 (Po.).

Act C.P.O. Clifford Joseph Campbell, O.N. 191144 (Ch.).

P.O. James Alfred Reynolds, O.N. 201470 (Ch.).

Act Arm. Charles Frederick Down, O.N. M.7351 (Dev.).

Ldg Sto. William Henry Carter, O.N. K.5831 (Dev.).

A.B. Charles Edward Hodder, O.N. J.19434 (Po.).

C.P.O. Alfred Lloyd Pond, O.N. 130926 (R.F.R. Dev./B.2584).

A.B. William Edward Jobson, O.N. 136847 (R.F.R. Dev./A2515).

P.O. William Jones, O.N. 214084 (Dev.).

P.O. James Balsdon, O.N. 236756 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., John Fish, O.N. 269233 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sto. Albert Davey, O.N. 312329 (Dev.).

Ldg. Teleg. James Treadgold, O.N. J.9552 (Po.).

P.O. Christopher Sloane, O.N. 179862 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Charles William Thomas, O.N. 269974 (Dev.).

P.O. Henry Charles Bealing, O.N. 191265 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Reginald William Stewart, O.N. M12165 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sig. John Buckley, O.N. 212203 (Ch.).

Ord. Teleg. Allan John Ritchie Kelly, O.N. J.28842 (Ch.).

P.O. James Power, O.N. J.6201 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 1st Cl., Herbert Dobson, O.N. 270863 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Frederick George Brockman, O.N. 280638 (Ch.).

P.O. Augustus Ness, O.N. 183594 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Albert Edward Jones, O.N. 268193 (Dev.).

Yeo. Sig. Charles Frederick Law, O.N. 231582 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., William Overton Kennedy, O.N. 271897 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. George William Birch, O.N. 293879 (R.F.R. Chat./B8479).

C.P.O. William Samuel Thomas Bate, O.N 127128 (R.F.R. Dev./A.2034).

P.O. Edward Arthur, R.N.R., O.N. 2277C.

C.P O. Albert Victor Gilbert, O.N. 147316 (Ch.).

 

The following officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Capt. George Napier Tomlin, M.V.O., R.N.

Cdr. (now Capt.) Ambrose Maynard Peck, D.S.O., R.N.

Cdr. Robert Arthur Hornell, R.N.

Cdr. Edward Bathurst Compton, R.N.

Act. Cdr. Ernest Kennaway Arbuthnot, R.N.

Cdr. Arthur Edward Dunn, R.D., R.N.R.

Cdr. Cecil Wills Burleigh, R.D., R.N.R.

Cdr. Selwyn Mitchell Day, R.D., R.N.R.

Engr. Cdr. William Burgoyue Lakeman, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles Wilbraham John Howard, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Felton Crutchley, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Godfrey Herbert, D.S.O., R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Bertram Gregory Drake, R.N.R.

Lieut. Godfrey Ratcliffe Chambers, R.N.

Lieut. George Hector Creswell, R.N.

Lieut. Ernest Edward Lowe, D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Hugh Lloyd Terry, R.N.

Lieut. Robert Johnston Dailey, R.N.

Lieut. Ralph Clement Smith, R.N.

Lieut. Brian Cameron Gourley, R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Cocks, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Ibbotson Harrison, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. George Wishart Leith, R.N.R.

Eng. Lieut. John Brasano Hyde, R.N.

Eng. Lieut. John Thomas Barrett, R.N.

Asst.-Payr. Herbert Percy Hunter, R.N.

Asst.-Payr. Sidney Thomas Morris, R.N.R. (Tempy. Lieut., R.N.V.R.)

Sub.-Lieut. Alan David James Robertson-Macdonald, R.N.

Ch. Gnr. Norman Gee Parker, R.N.

Ch. Gnr. Charles Sanderson, R.N.

Ch. Art.-Engr. Frederick Smith, R.N.

Gnr. Daniel Patrick Joseph Enright, R.N.

Gnr. Harry Pegg, R.N.

Art.-Engr. Andrew Moules, R.N.

P.O., 1st C1., Henry Gutteridge, O.N. 95663 (Po.).

C.P.O. Henry Jefford Young, O.N. 138007 (R.F.R. Po./A3286).

Serjt. Alfred William Boxall, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./7565 (R.F.R./A.1072).

C.P.O. Frederick Richard Francis, 183065 (Ch.).

P.O. William Henry Ansley, O.N. 197321 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sig. Frederick Samuel Victor Heath, O.N. J.14430 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Samuel John Kingdom Hocking, O.N. 183288 (Dev.).

A.B. James William Sudder, O.N. 212429 (Ch.).

Ldg. Cook's Mate William George Philpot, O.N. M.2070 (Ch.).

Ldg. Teleg. Horace Gordon Cartwright, O.N. J.3238 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Charles Denny, O.N. 284341 (Dev.).

P.O. James Henry Harris, O.N. 200571 (Dev.).

Yeo. Sigs. Charles Richard Robbins, O.N. 233480 (Dev.).

Yeo. Sigs. James Henry McArdle, O.N. 230980 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., George Frederick Readhead, O.N. 268403 (Ch.).

C.P.O. William J. Cunliffe, O.N. 186200 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Henry Bell, O.N. 269092 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 1st C1., William Poole, O.N. 269133 (Po.).

Act. C.E.R.A., 2nd C1., Frank Meachem, O.N. 271213 (Po.) (now Act. Art. Eng.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Frederick Baynham, O.N. 269538 (Po.).

Act. C.P.O. John McGraw, O.N. 196721 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., James Galloway, O.N. 268511 (Po.).

P.O. Charles Titcombe, O.N. 149116 (R.F.R. Po./A.3854).

Ldg. Sig. Robert Officer, R.N.V.R., O.N. 2/99 (Clyde).

A.B. George Alfred Everett, O.N. J.21596 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A. Philip Morrison, R.N.R., O.N. 456 E.B.

A.B. William Callaghan, O.N. 179138 (Ch.).

P.O. William Chesterton Scott, O.N. 180385 (Ch.).

Teleg. Arthur Goacher, O.N. 347579 (Po.).

E.R.A. James Edgar, R.N.R., O.N. 99 E.C.

Act. Ldg. Sea. John Allen Bickle, O.N. 198671 (R.F.R. Dev./B.4406).

P.O. Frederick John Maloney, O.N. 127052 (R.F.R. Po./A.2063).

C.P.O. William George Stockwell, O.N. 151833 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Herbert McKay, O.N. M.442 (Ch.).

P.O. John Francis Hardy, O.N. 219919 (Po.).

Ldg. Teleg. Harry Btett, O.N. J.8597 (Dev.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Percy Edgar Parsons, O.N. K.20511 (Dev.).

P.O. Alfred Ernest Sedgwick Smith, O.N. 204740 (Dev.).

A.B. Edwin Horton, O.N. 232707 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A. George Christie Stalkers, R.N.R., O.N. 222 E.B.

Sto. P.O. John Edward Cattermole, O.N. 297779 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Sidney Harold Hoskins, O.N. 306391 (Po.).

C.P.O. William Alfred Walker, O.N. 178478 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A. 2nd Cl., Henry Bradshaw, O.N. 270241 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Frederick Frost, O.N. 305810 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. George Frederick Tarry, O.N. 309080 (Ch.).

C.P.O. George Robert Wannell, O.N. 152806 (Dev.).

C.P.O. Edward Shaughnessy, O.N. 156357 (Dev.).

P.O. William Henry Goldsmith, O.N. 186686 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. Michael Flynn, O.N. 282638 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. John Willis Robinson Smith, O.N. J.5817 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Daniel McKenna, O.N. 180322 (Dev.).

P.O. George Betts, O.N. 146635 (R.F.R. Dev./A.3805).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Nicholas Whitford, O.N. 269105 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Thomas James Speers, O.N. K.520 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Henry William Saunders, O.N. J.5445 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Wilmar Frederick Barrow, O.N. 268809 (Ch.).

A.B. Stephen George Rogers, O.N. 238155 (Ch.).

Sea. William Durhem, R.N.R., O.N. 6353A.

Sto., 1st Cl., Charles Wilson, O.N. 224610 (Ch.).

Ship's Std. Frederick Hornbrook, O.N. 342726 (Dev.).

P.O. Bartholomew Connolly, O.N. 221538 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd C1., Henry John Northey, O.N. 270703 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Henry Allen, O.N. 299842 (Dev.).

Ldg. Teleg. Claude Bernard Perry, O.N. J.22441 (Dev.).

W./T. Op., 1st Cl., Ernest Frederick Stow Whitworth, R.N.R., O.N. 218 (W.T.S.).

Sig. Augustus George Dowsett, R.N.V.R., O.N. 2/79 (London).

Donkeyman Charles Fairweather (Mercantile Rating).

________

 

Honours for Service in the Dover Patrol.

 

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 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 be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. William Douglas Paton, M.V.O., R.N.

Cdr. George Ronald Beddard Blount, R.N.

Eng. Lt.-Cdr. John Blackler Pulliblank, R.N.

 

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.

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.P.O. John Slee, O.N. 177228 (Dev.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Francis John Lewis, O.N. SS.112515 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. Ernest Henry Hansford, O.N. 204762 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. George Victor Mackenzie, O.N. 233487 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Frederick Charles Hawkins, O.N. 190739 (Po.).

Shipwt., 1st Cl., Harry Adams, O.N. 341559 (Po.).

P.O. William Thomas, O.N. 191542 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Albert Henry Taylor, O.N. 268288 (Ch.).

Ch. Arm. Arthur Hawkins, O.N. 341257 (Ch.).

Ldg. Teleg. Isaac Edward Hawes, O.N. 239238 (Ch.).

A.B. George Smith, O.N. J. 10537 (Ch.).

A.B. Fredk. George Crossingham, O.N. J.4573 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. John Charles Stoneage, O.N. 233486 (Po.).

P.O. Frederick John Hendley, O.N. 188065 (Po.).

P.O. Charles William Brine, O.N. 182606 (Po).

Teleg. Albert Edward Johnson, O.N. J.23510 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. Walter Cherrett, O.N. 174109 (Po.).

A.B. Daniel Joseph Lament, O.N. 212556 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., William Charles Kingswell, O.N. 271258 (Po.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Henry Arthur Drury, O.N. 272150 (Ch.).

Sea. Michael Broderick, R.N.R.. O.N. 5116 B

Ch. Sto. Jabez Webb, O.N. 291408 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. George Amery, O.N. 302102 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Thomas William Adamson, O.N. 269850 (Ch.).

P.O. Charles Olford, O.N. 208908 (Po.).

A.B. James Frederick Trevett, O.N. J.23916 (Po.).

 

The following officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. Kerrison Kiddle, R.N.

Cdr. Harold Owen Reinold, R.N.

Cdr. Wion de Malpas Egerton, R.N.

Cdr. Maurice Baldwin Raymond Blackwood, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Percy Ralph Passawer Percival, R.N.

Lieut. Lionel Moore Bridge, R.N.

Lieut. Mark Peregrine Charles Kerr, R.N.

Lieut. Edmund Hugh Hopkinson, R.N.

Act. Lieut. Stanley Napier Blackburn, R.N.

Asst. Payr. Charles Bernard Jarrett, R.N.R.

C.P.O Frederick Luke Shone, O.N. 173678  (Po)

C.P.O. William Alfred Burtonshaw, O.N. 163277 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Alexander Robb, O.N. 270432 (Po.).

Shipwt., 1st Cl., John Pile, O.N. 174397 (Dev.).

P.O. Cyril Thornton Greaves, O.N. 194439 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Arthur George Hill, O.N. 284374 (Po.).

P.O. Samuel Robins Sandy, O.N. 185668 (Dev.).

A.B. George Ambler, O.N. SS. 5868 (Dev.).

Yeo. Sigs. Thomas Barnard, O.N. 230365 (Po.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Noah Payne, O.N. 138764 (Po.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Robert Cochran, O.N. M.2229 (Po.).

Act. C.P.O. Francis John James Marston, O.N. 187997 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 4th Cl., Frederick George Martin, O.N. M.12896 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Edward Luckett, O.N. 160521 (Ch.).

Act. C.P.O. Frederick George Lyons, O.N. 181788 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., James Moat Dent, O.N. 270028 (Po.) (since killed – 8 February 1917, HMS Ghurkha).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Joseph Thompson, O.N. 268240 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Thomas Allen, O.N. 282253 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Harry Shergold, O.N. 276637 (Po.).

Ch. Yeo. Sigs. Stanley John Johnston, O.N. 189703 (Po.).

Ldg. Teleg. Archibald Ernest Hart, O.N. J.8222 (Po.).

A.B. George Bean, O.N. 199990 (Po.).

P.O. Charles William Henry Brown, O.N. 235422 (Po.).

P.O. George Tarry, O.N. 188318 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., John Lightbound, O.N. 269676 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Alfred George Reed, O.N. 287948 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. William Hallum, O.N. 232763 (Po.).

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of the under-mentioned officers:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Berwick Curtis, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Basil John Douglas Guy, V.C., R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Walter Forbes, R.N.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Thomas Charles Carpenter Bolster, R.N. In recognition of conspicuously gallant conduct on the 15th of April, 1917, when he took his destroyer into a mined area to rescue survivors from a hospital ship, which had been sunk by a mine, and from a patrol boat, which had struck a mine in proceeding to the assistance of the hospital ship. His handling of his destroyer in heavy weather and taking her alongside the wreck of the patrol boat was a splendid piece of seamanship.

 

The KING has also been graciously pleased to approve of the 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.

 

The undermentioned officers have been 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.)

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

P.O. Albert Edward Cottrell, O.N. 223013 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Henry Hammond Trevan Atkins, O.N. 168393 (R.F.R. Dev./B4213).

A.B. Henry James Crone, O.N. J12562 (Dev.).

Sig. Charles Malin, O.N. 220125 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Richard Tiller, O.N. 302712 (Dev.).

Sto. Edward Hughes, R.N.R., O.N. 5040S.

W./T. Op., 1st Cl.. Ernest Victor Chamberlain, R.N.R., O.N. 310 W.T.S.

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Peter John Beer, O.N 268763 (Ch.).

P.O William Ernest Wheele, O.N. 238091 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Walter Frederick George Coward, O.N 291374 (Ch.).

A.B. Frederick Foreman. O.N. 194833 (Ch.).

Shpwt., 2nd Cl., John Foot, O.N. M12707 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. William Henry Grills, O.N. 301970 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sto. William Tillison, R.N.R., O.N. 747V.

O.S. John Dodd Kay. O.N. J55321 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl.. Robert Gabriel Ribbons, O.N. 272086 (Ch.).

 

The undermentioned rating has been awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal for a subsequent act of gallantry:

A.B. Frederic Edward Pym, O.N. 197183 (R.F.R., Dev./B3258). (The award of the Distinguished Service Medal was announced in the London Gazette dated 16th February, 1917.)

 

The following Officers and men have been mentioned in Despatches:

Lieut.-Cdr. George Osborne Hewett. R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Graham Cunningham Glen, R.N.

Act. Lieut. Francis Allsopp Innes. R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Robert Roberts, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Percy Arthur Morgan, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Samuel Robinson, R.N.R.

Act. Sub-Lieut. Stephen Reginald Sunnucks, R.N.R.

Act. Sub-Lieut. William John Young, R.N.R.

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

Wt. Teleg. Harold Waddington, R.N.R.

Yeo. Sigs. James Ernest Heasman, O.N. 214889 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Frederick Charles Rattray, O.N. 235687 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto. Harold Wright, O.N. K5000 (Ch.).

A.B. Alfred Bret Topple, O.N. 158905 (Ch.).

O.S. Herbert Henry Redman, O.N. J55140 (Po.).

O.S. William Henry Fydell, O.N. J55763 (Po.).

Off. Std., 2nd Cl., John Chambers Bird, O.N. L2399 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 1st Cl., Dugald Leitch Walmsley, R.N.R., O.N. 1966 E.A.

P.O., 1st Cl., John Ransom, O.N. 196639 (Po.).

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Honours for Royal Naval Air Service.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointment to the Distinguished Service Order: 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. Flt. Sub-Lieut. John Joseph Malone, R.N.A.S. For successfully attacking and bringing down hostile aircraft on numerous occasions. At about 6.30 a.m. on 23rd April, 1917, while on patrol, he attacked a hostile scout and drove it down under control. He then attacked a second scout, which, after the pilot had been hit, turned over on its back and went down through the clouds. A third scout, attacked by him from a distance of about twenty yards, descended completely out of control. While engaging a fourth machine he ran out of ammunition, so returned to the advanced landing ground, replenished his supply, and at once returned and attacked another hostile formation, one of which he forced down out of control. On the afternoon of 24th April, 1917, he engaged a hostile two-seater machine and, after badly wounding the observer, forced it to land on our side of the lines.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the 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.

 

 

30091 - 25 MAY 1917

 

Admiralty, 22nd May, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the R.N.R. Officers' decoration upon. Lieut.-Cdr. (acting Cdr.) Reginald M. Reynolds, R.N.R.

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Admiralty, 23rd May, 1917.

 

The undermentioned Petty Officer has been awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal for service in the action between H.M. Ships "Swift" and "Broke" and German Destroyers, on the night of the 20th to 21st Apr. 1917:

Yeo. Sigs. William Smith, O.N. 213714 (Po.). (The award of the Distinguished Service Medal was announced in the London Gazette dated 12th January, 1916.)

 

 

30096 - 25 MAY 1917

 

War Office, 26th May, 1917.

 

The following are among the Decorations and Medals awarded by the Allied Powers at various dates to the British Forces for distinguished services rendered during the course of the campaign:

(included in army lists)

 

His Majesty the King of ITALY.

 

The Silver Medal for Military Valour.

 

Temporary Sub-Lieutenant, R.N.V.R., Philip Henchman Bolus, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division.

 

The Bronze Medal for Military Valour.

 

C/Z3936 Able Seaman Philip Higgins, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

KX164 Acting Petty Officer .Frederick Blakey Kelly, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

 

 

30102 - 29 MAY 1917

 

SUDAN AND DARFUR OPERATIONS

ARMY DESPATCH dated 17 April 1917

(4 pages)

 

 

30105 - 1 JUNE 1917

 

Naval Salvage Money.

 

Salvage money awarded to H.M Tug "Commonweal" for the salvage of s s "Den of Ogil," 29th Feb to 2nd March, 1916

 

Salvage money awarded to H M Y "Maid of Honour" for the salvage of s s. "George Pyman," 6th Aug 1916

 

 

30110 - 1 JUNE 1917

 

War Office, June 2nd, 1917.

 

The following are among the Decorations and Medals awarded by the Allied Powers at various dates to the British Forces for distinguished services rendered during the course of the campaign:

(included in Army lists)

 

The President of the FRENCH REPUBLIC.

 

Legion d'Honneur.

 

Croix de Chevalier.

Squadron Commander Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet, D.S.O., Royal Naval Air Service.

 

 

30111 - I JUNE 1917

 

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

 

The KING (is) pleased, on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday, to give orders for the following appointments to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath:

 

To be Ordinary Members of the Civil Division of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said Most Honourable Order:

(including)

William John Berry, Esq., Royal Corps of Naval Constructors.

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Central Chancery Of The Orders Of Knighthood..

 

The KING (is) pleased, on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday, to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, in recognition of the services of the undermentioned Officers during the War:

 

To be Additional Members of the Military Division of the Second Class, or Knights Commanders, of the said Most Honourable Order:

Vice-Admiral Reginald Godfrey Otway Tupper, C.V.O., C.B.

Vice-Admiral Herbert Leopold Heath, C.B., M.V.O.

Vice-Admiral Montague Edward Browning, C.B., M.V.O.

Admiral James Startin, C.B. (retired), temporary Commodore, R.N.R.

 

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

Rear-Admiral Archibald Peile Stoddart.

Rear-Admiral Sidney Robert Fremantle, M.V.O.

Captain Wilmot Stuart Nicholson, R.N.

Captain Arthur Allan Morison Duff, R.N.

Captain Francis Gerald St. John, M.V.O., R.N.

Captain Walter Maurice Ellerton, R.N.

Captain Tufton Percy Hamilton Beamish, R.N.

Captain Hubert Henry Holland, R.N.

Admiral John Locke Marx, D.S.O., M.V.O. (retired), temporary Captain, R.N.R.

Vice-Admiral Charles Holcombe Dare, M.V.O. (retired).

Rear-Admiral Thomas Webster Kemp, C.I.E. (retired).

Engineer-Captain Charles Cape Sheen, R.N.

Engineer-Captain Howard Bone, R.N.

Surgeon-General George Welch, R.N.

Fleet Surgeon John Menary, M.D., R.N.

Fleet Paymaster Richard Ernest Stanley Sturgess, R.N.

Fleet Paymaster John Anthony Keys, R.N.

Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) Ernest Edward Chown, R.M.L.I.

Colonel Lewis Conway-Gordon, R.M.A.

 

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

Rear-Admiral Henry Harvey Bruce, M.V.O.

Captain Frederick Charles Learmonth, R.N.

Captain Henry William Grant, R.N.

Captain Herbert Willes Webley Hope, R.N.

Captain Hubert Stansbury, R.N. (retired).

Acting Captain Cyril Percy Ryan, R.N. (retired).

Engineer-Captain John William Ham, R.N.

Temporary Surgeon-General Sir William Macewen, M.D., R.N.

Temporary Surgeon-General George Robertson Turner, F.R.C.S., R.N.

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Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George,

 

The KING (is) pleased, on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday, to give directions for the following appointments to the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, in recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with the War:  

 

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

Vice-Admiral Charles Dundas of Dundas (retired).

 

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

Captain Edward Cecil Villiers, R.N.

Captain Arthur Gordon Smith, R.N.

Captain Hubert Lynes, R.N.

Captain Francis Clifton Brown, R.N.

Captain Percival Henry Hall Thompson, R.N.

Captain Roger Roland Charles Backhouse, R.N., C.B.

Captain Frederick Parland Loder-Symonds, R.N.

Captain Barry Edward Domvile, R.N.

Captain Horace Walker Longden, R.N.

Captain William Bourchier Sherard Wrey, R.N. (retired).

Captain Francis Eaton Travers, R.N. (retired).

Captain Reginald Francis Parker, R.N. (retired).

Captain John Pratt De Montmorency, R.N. (retired).

Captain Sir Malcolm MacGregor, Bart., R.N. (retired).

Captain David Monteith Hamilton, R.N. (retired).

Acting Captain Edward Louis Dalrymple Boyle, R.N. (retired).

Acting Captain Alfred Edward Hay Marescaux, R.N. (retired).

Acting Commander Charles Denniston Burney, R.N.

Acting Captain Alfred Gilmore Alston, R.N. (retired).

Acting Commander Sir George Elliot Armstrong, Bart., R.N. (retired).

Fleet-Surgeon George Thompson Bishop, R.N.

Fleet-Paymaster William Ernest Russell Martin, R.N.

Paymaster-in-Chief Francis Cooke Alton, R.N. (retired), C.B.

Paymaster-in-Chief Charles Edgar Byron, R.N. (retired).

Fleet-Paymaster Francis Hamilton Gerty, R.N. (retired).

Temporary Paymaster Harold Nevil Smart, R.N.V.R.

Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Henry Hawkins, R.M.L.I.

Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Julian Thoroton, R.M.L.I.

Admiral Robert Stevenson Dalton Cuming (temp. Capt., R.N.R.). (Added on 29 June 1917)

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India Office, 4th June, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased, on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday, to make the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire in recognition of the meritorious services of the undermentioned gentlemen in connection with the War:

 

To be additional Companions of the said Most Eminent Order.

(including)

Chief Engineer Thomas Henry Knight, Royal Indian Marine, Inspector of Machinery, Bombay Dockyard.

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Admiralty, 4th June, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of the undermentioned officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order, in recognition of their services in the prosecution of the war:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Adml. Alexander William Chisholm-Batten, M.V.O. (tempy. Capt., R.N.R.).

Adml. John Denison (tempy. Capt., R.N.R.).

Adml. Sir Alfred Wyndham Paget, K.C.B., K.C.M.G. (tempy. Capt., R.N.R.).

Vice-Adml. Arthur Calvert Clarke, C.M.G. (tempy. Capt., R.N.R.).

Vice-Adml. Frederick Owen Pike (tempy. Capt., R.N.R.).

Capt. William Francis Benwell, R.N.

Capt. Edmund Clifton Carver, R.N.

Cdr. Wion de Malpas Egerton, R.N.

Cdr. Francis Alexander Waddilove Buller, R.N.

Cdr. Malcolm Lennon Goldsmith, R.N.

Cdr. Fischer Surges Watson, R.N.

Cdr. Miles Brock Birkett, R.N.

Cdr. Morton Smart, R.N.V.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Bertram Chalmers Watson, R.N.

Act. Lieut.-Cdr. Maurice MacMahon, R.N.R.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned officer:

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Decoration of the Royal Red Cross on the undermentioned Sister in Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service:

1st Class.

Superintending Sister Miss Flora Tindal Greig.

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Whitehall, 31 May, 1917.

 

IMPERIAL SERVICE ORDER.

 

The KING has been pleased to make the following appointments:

 

To be Companions of the Imperial Service Order.

 

HOME CIVIL SERVICE.

(including)

Henry Fathers, Esq., Deputy Superintendent of Ordnance Stores, Admiralty.

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War Office, 4th June, 1917.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to approve of the undermentioned rewards for distinguished service in the field:

(included in Army lists)

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Temp. Lt.-Comdr. Harry Ernest Funnell, R.N.V.R.

Rev. Charles Wilfred Gwennap Moore, M.A., T./Chapl., R.N.

Temp. Maj. George Herbert Spittle, R.E. (late R.M.).

Maj. (temp. Lt.-Col.) Edward Fynmore Trew, R.M.

Capt. (temp. Maj.) William Henry Lainson Tripp, R.M.A.

 

Awarded the Military Cross.

Capt. Arthur Kelly Evans, R.M.L.I.

T./Sub-Lt. William Reginald Gibson, R.N.V.R.

T./Sub-Lt. Michael Isaacs, R.N.V.R.

T./Capt. John Scott Marshall, R.E., frmly. R. Mar.

T./Lt. Bertie Halcro Nicholson, R.N.V.R.

T./Lt. Godfrey Midgley Chassereau Taylor, R.E. (late R.M.L.I.).

 

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

RMA/9996 A./Bty./S./M. W. Davis, R.M.A., attd. S. Afr. Hy. Arty, (formerly R.F.R./B./1324).

Ply./13760 Sjt. (A./Clr./Sjt.) W. G. Scott, R.M.L.I.

460 S./Sjt. (Formn. Mech.) H. Williams, R.M.A.

 

Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for valuable services rendered with the Armies in the Field.

Ports./149629 C.P.O. F. R. Smith, R.N.V.R.

CH/10268 Sjt. (A./Clr./Sjt.) B. G. Tomkins, R.M.L.I.

 

 

30114 - 5 JUNE 1917

 

Notice of Intended Distribution of Naval Salvage Money.

 

….. for the salvage of S.S. "Jessie" by H.M. Tug "Carcass" on 1st August, 1916, and for the salvage of S.S. "Housatonic" by H.M. Tug "Chester III" on 11th September, 1916 …..

 

 

30116 - 5 JUNE 1917

 

Admiralty, S.W., 5th June 1917.

 

Allied Decorations Conferred on Officers of the Royal Navy.

 

The following decorations were conferred by the Russian Government on Officers of the Grand Fleet for distinguished service rendered in the Battle of Jutland:

 

Order of St. George

 

3rd Class.

Adml. Sir John R. Jellicoe, G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O.

 

4th Class.

Vice-Adml. Sir David Beatty, G.C.B., K.C.V.O., D.S.O. (now Act. Adml.).

 

Order of St. Vladimir

 

2nd Class (with Swords).

Adml. Sir Cecil Burney, G.C.M.G., K.C.B.

 

Order of St. Anne

 

1st Class (with Swords).

Vice-Adml. Sir T. H. Martyn Jerram, K.C.B., K.C.M.G. (now Adml.).

Vice-Adml. Sir Frederick C. Doveton Sturdee, Bt., K.C.B., K.C.M.G., C.V.O. (now Adml.).

Vice-Adml. Sir Charles E. Madden, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., C.V.O. (now Act.-Adml.).

Rear-Adml. Hugh Evan Thomas, K.C.B., M.V.O.

 

Order of St. Stanislas,

 

1st Class (with Swords).

Rear-Adml. Herbert L. Heath, C.B., M.V.O. (now Act. Vice-Adml.).

Rear-Adml. Alexander L. Duff, C.B.

Rear-Adml. William C. Pakenham, K.C.B., M.V.O.

Rear-Adml. Trevylyan D. W. Napier, C.B., M.V.O.

Rear-Adml. Arthur C. Leveson, C.B.

Rear-Adml. Ernest F. A. Gaunt, C.B., C.M.G.

Rear-Adml. Osmond de B. Brock, C.B., C.M.G.

 

Order of St. Vladimir

 

3rd Class (with Swords).

Cdore. William E. Goodenough, C.B., M.V.O. (now Rear-Adml.).

Cdore. Lionel Halsey, C.B., C.M.G. (now Rear-Adml.).

Cdore. Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair, C.B., M.V.O. (now Rear-Adml.).

Cdore. Charles E. Le Mesurier, C.B.

Cdore. James R. Price Hawksley, C.B., M.V.O.

 

4th Class (with Swords).

Capt. Michael Culme-Seymour, C.B., M.V.O. (now Rear-Adml.).

Capt. William C. M. Nicholson, C.B. (now Rear-Adml.).

Capt. Henry B. Pelly, C.B., M.V.O. (now Rear-Adml.).

Capt. Edward M. Phillpotts, C.B.

Capt. Rudolf W. Bentinck, C.B.

Capt. Edmund P. F. G. Grant, C.B.

Capt. Henry Blackett.

Capt. Lewis Clinton-Baker, C.B.

Capt. Charles B. Miller, C.B.

Lieut. H.S.H. Prince George of Battenberg, K.C.V.O.

Act. Lieut. H.R.H. Prince Albert, K.G.

 

Order of St. Anne

 

2nd Class (with Swords).

Capt. Francis W. Kennedy, C.B. (now Rear- Adml.).

Capt. Hugh H. D. Tothill, C.B. (now Rear- Adml.).

Capt. The Hon. Victor A. Stanley, M.V.O. (now Rear-Adml.).

Capt. James A. Fergusson (now Rear-Adml.).

Capt. John F. E. Green, C.B.

Capt. Vivian H. G. Bernard.

Capt. Edward F. Bruen.

Capt. James C. Ley, C.V.O.

Capt. E. Hyde Parker.

Capt. Walter H. Cowan, C.B., M.V.O., D.S.O.

Capt. Maurice Woollcombe, C.B.

Capt. Edward B. Kiddle.

Capt. The Hon. Algernon D. E. H. Boyle, C.B., M.V.O.

Capt. Edwin V. Underhill.

Capt. Frederick L. Field, C.B.

Capt. Arthur W. Craig, C.B.

Capt. Eustace La T. Leatham, C.B.

Capt. John D. Edwards, C.B.

Capt. Arthur A. M. Duff.

Capt. Vincent B. Molteno.

Capt. Percy M. R. Royds.

Capt. Louis C. S. Woollcombe, M.V.O.

Capt. Henry R. Crooke.

Capt. Bertram S. Thesiger, C.B., C.M.G.

Capt. James U. Farie. Capt. Charles D. Roper.

Capt. Oliver E. Leggett.

Capt. Anselan J. B. Stirling, C.B.

Eng. Capt. John Richardson, C.B. Eng.

Capt. Archie R. Emdin. Eng.

Capt. Howard Bone.

Fl. Payr. Hamnet H. Share, C.B. (now Payr.-in-Chief).

 

Order of St. Stanislas

 

2nd Class (with Swords).

Cdr. Walter L. Allen (now Capt.).

Cdr. The Hon. Arthur L. O. Forbes-Sempill (now Capt.).

Cdr. Joseph C. W. Henley (now Capt.).

Cdr. Edward A. Rushton (now Capt.).

Cdr. Berwick Curtis, D.S.O. (now Capt.).

Cdr. John F. Warton (now Capt.).

Cdr. Francis A. Marten (now Capt.).

Cdr. Arthur G. Craufurd (now Capt.).

Cdr. The Hon. Reginald A. R. Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax (now Capt.).

Cdr. Ernest W. Denison (now Capt.).

Cdr. Denis G. Thynne (now Capt.).

Cdr. Henry P. V. Hickman (now Capt.).

Cdr. Hugh S. Currey, D.S.O. (now Capt.).

Cdr. John M. Steel (now Capt.).

Cdr. Humphrey T. Walwyn, D.S.O. (now Capt.).

Cdr. Harold E. Sulivan, D.S.O.

Cdr. Julian H. Woodbridge.

Cdr. Norton A. Sulivan.

Cdr. Ralph Collins.

Cdr. Richard Horne, D.S.O.

Cdr. Gregory G. C. Wood-Martin.

Cdr. Cecil H. Pilcher.

Cdr. Henry E. F. Aylmer.

Cdr. The Hon. Arthur Stopford.

Cdr. Guy P. Bigg-Wither.

Cdr. Frederick C. Fisher.

Cdr. Alexander R. W. Woods, D.S.O.

Cdr. George K. Chetwode.

Cdr. Charles M. Forbes, D.S.O.

Cdr. William M. James.

Cdr. Philip H. Waterer.

Cdr. Stanley T. H. Wilton.

Cdr. The Hon. Arthur C. Strutt.

Cdr. Thomas N. James.

Cdr. Charles A. Fremantle.

Cdr. Norman H. Rankin.

Cdr. Henry G. H. Adams.

Cdr. Edward R. Jones.

Cdr. Henry J. S. Brownrigg, D.S.O.

Cdr. Wilfrid A. Egerton.

Cdr. James G. P. Ingham, D.S.O.

Cdr. Malcolm L. Goldsmith.

Cdr. Morgan Tindal.

Cdr. The Hon. Edward B. S. Bingham, V.C.

Cdr. Dudley B. N. North.

Cdr. Hon. Patrick G. E. C. Acheson, M.V.O., D.S.O.

Cdr. The Hon. Matthew R. Best, M.V.O., D.S.O.

Eng. Cdr. William Toop (now Eng. Capt.).

Eng. Cdr. William C. Sanders, D.S.O.

Eng. Cdr. George F. Thompson.

Eng. Cdr. Robert Spence, D.S.O.

Eng. Cdr. Reginald W. Skelton, D.S.O.

Eng. Cdr. Walter F. Mitchell.

Eng. Cdr. Charles F. Dunn.

Eng-.Cdr. John D. Wilson.

Eng. Cdr. Cecil H. A. Bermingham.

Eng. Cdr. James P. Leahy.

Eng. Cdr. Henry W. Kitching, D.S.O.

Eng. Cdr. Walter S. Hill.

Eng. Cdr. John L. Kimber.

Depy. Insp. Genl. Robert F. Bowie, C.B.

Flt. Surg. Robert Hill, C.V.O. (now Depy. Surg. Genl.).

Flt. Surg. Joseph A. Moon, D.S.O.

Flt. Surg. John C. Ferguson, M.B., B.A.

Flt. Surg. John H Pead, M.B., M.A.

Flt. Surg. Thomas Austen.

Flt. Surg. Alexander Maclean, D.S.O., M.B.

Flt. Surg. Henry W. Finlayson, D.S.O., M.B.

Flt. Surg. Richard S Osborne.

Flt. Surg. Ernest A. Penfold, D.S.O., M.B.

Flt. Surg. Lancelot Kilroy.

Flt. Surg. Kenneth H. Jones, M.B.

Flt. Surg. John Stoddart, M.B.

Flt. Payr. James E. V. Morton (now Payr.-in-Ch.).

Flt. Payr. Richard E. S. Sturgess.

Flt. Payr. John A. Keys.

Flt. Payr. Gilbert Graham.

Flt. Payr. Walter Morshead.

Flt. Payr. Henry Horniman.

Flt. Payr. Charles S. Wonham.

Flt. Payr. Reginald P. Walker.

Flt. Payr. Harold B. Pearson.

Flt. Payr. Charles E. Lynes.

Flt. Payr. Frank P. E. Hanham.

Staff Payr. Herbert P. W. G. Murray, D.S.O. (now Act. Flt. Payr.).

Payr. Cyril S. Johnson, D.S.O.

Payr. Frank T. Spickernell, D.S.O.

Maj. Frederick L. Dibblee, R.M.A. (now Maj. and Bt. Lt.-Col.).

Maj. Arthur G. Troup, R.M.A. (now Maj. and Bt. Lt.-Col.).

Maj. Frederick G. Tanqueray-Willaume, R.M.A.

Capt. Harold Blount, D.S.O., R.M.A. (now Maj.).

Capt. Lancelot D. Briscoe, R.M.A. (now Maj.).

Tempy. Lt.-Col. Charles E. Collard, C.B., R.M.L.I. Reserve.

Maj. Arthur P. Grattan, R.M.L.I.

Maj. Harold Ozanne, D.S.O., R.M.L.L

Capt. Gerald C. Wainwright, R.M.L.I, (now Maj.).

 

Order of St. Anne

 

3rd Class (with Swords).

Cdr. R. Cecil Hamilton.

Cdr. Geoffrey Blake, D.S.O.

Cdr. Valentine F. Gibbs.

Cdr. Hubert E. Dannreuther, D.S.O.

Cdr. John Bywater-Ward.

Cdr. John C. Hamilton.

Cdr. Philip W. Douglas.

Cdr. Hugh D. Hamilton.

Cdr. Hugh C. Buckle.

Cdr. St. Aubyn B. Wake.

Cdr. Julian F. C. Patterson.

Lieut.-Cdr. M. P. Traill Smith (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Paul Whitfield (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Richard W. Bromley (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Clarence W. E. Trelawny (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Henry P. Boyd (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur M. Lecky (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Hugh U. Fletcher (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Reginald S. Goff (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Alfred B. Watts (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Richard T. Down (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Robert S. Macfarlan (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. George F. Montagu (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Geoffrey Corlett (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Gerald C. Wynter (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Edwin A. Homan (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Stephen D. Tillard (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Gerald F. Longhurst, D.S.O. (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Edward G. de S. Jukes-Hughes (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Archibald A. Lovett-Cameron (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Cecil B. Prickett (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Robert P. McHardy (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Percy R. Stevens (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Walter N. Lapage (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Errol Manners (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles B. Dickson (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Gordon A. Coles, D.S.O. (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Henry I. R. Trischler (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Ralph V. Eyre (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Reginald Watkins Grubb (now Cdr.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Geoffrey P. Russell.

Lieut.-Cdr. John K. B. Birch.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur C. Petherick.

Lieut.-Cdr. Henry M. Fothergill.

Lieut.-Cdr. Francis E. H. G. Hobart.

Lieut.-Cdr. Cecil H. B. Gowan.

Lieut.-Cdr. Brian P. MacMahon.

Lieut.-Cdr. Robert L. Jermain.

Lieut.-Cdr. Guy L. Coleridge.

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles A. Poignand.

Lieut.-Cdr. Archibald C. W. Domvile.

Lieut.-Cdr. Archibald S. May, M.V.O.

Lieut.-Cdr. Henry P. Wilson.

Lieut.-Cdr. the Hon. Erskine A. Nicolson.

Lieut.-Cdr. Stuart E. Holder.

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles H. Neill James.

Lieut.-Cdr. Philip W. S. King, D.S.O.

Lieut.-Cdr. Cosmo A. O. Douglas.

Lieut.-Cdr. Ralph F. Seymour, D.S.O.

Lieut.-Cdr. Cuthbert P. Blake, D.S.O.

Lieut.-Cdr. Herbert Fitzherbert.

Lieut.-Cdr. Frederic W. Bennett.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur W. Brooks.

Lieut.-Cdr. Edward S. Graham.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur D. W. Smith.

Lieut.-Cdr. Philip A. Warre.

Lieut.-Cdr. James B. Kitson, D.S.O.

Lieut. Henry C. Phillips.

Lieut. David F. Jones.

Lieut. George R. G. Allen.

Eng.-Cdr. John B. Hewitt.

Eng.-Cdr. Malcolm C. Johnson.

Eng.-Cdr. David E. Duke.

Eng.-Cdr. Ernest F. Baker.

Eng.-Cdr. Arthur F. Sawyer.

Eng.-Cdr. Jonathan J. Screech.

Eng.-Cdr. Clifford Howle.

Eng.-Cdr. Arthur L. Picton.

Eng.-Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur E. Shillcock.

Eng.-Lieut.-Cdr. Thompson Gurnell.

Eng.-Lieut.-Cdr. Ernest W. Roberts.

Eng.-Lieut.-Cdr. Richard J. Brown.

Staff Surg. Francis H. Gowans, M.B.

Staff Surg. Thomas E. Blunt.

Staff Surg. James McA. Holmes, D.S.O., M.B.

Flt. Payr. Arthur R. Tothill.

Staff Payr. Rowland G. Robinson.

Staff Payr. Horace Baird.

Payr. James M. L. Cusack (now Staff Payr.).

Payr. Cecil A. Ward.

Payr. John D. M. Cavanagh.

Payr. Cunningham Prior.

Payr. John B. Shettle.

Payr. Harry S. Orchard.

Payr. Raymond S. Thursfield.

Asst. Payr. Harold C. F. Foot.

Capt. Francis W. Home, R.M.L.I.

Capt. Alexander G. W. Grierson, R.M L.I.

Lieut. Edward Bamford, D.S.O., R.M.L I. (now Capt.).

 

Order of St. Stanislas

 

3rd Class (with Swords).

Lieut. Charles G. Naylor (now Lieut.-Cdr.).

Lieut. Francis G. Glossop.

Lieut. Robert H. De'ath.

Lieut. William S. F. MacLeod.

Lieut. Jack E. A. Mocatta, D.S.O.

Lieut. Henry D. C. Stanistreet.

Lieut. Price G. C. Turner.

Lieut. Ion B. B. Tower, D.S.C.

Lieut. James C. Mansfield.

Lieut. John P. Burton.

Lieut. Richard G. Bowyer.

Lieut. Harold W. Fawcett.

Lieut. Ernest R. Maycock.

Lieut. Charles E. Hotham.

Lieut. Louis H. K. Hamilton, D.S.O.

Lieut. George L. M. Napier.

Lieut. Thomas B. F. Fellowes.

Lieut. Colin J. L. Bittleston.

Surg.-Prob. Allan G. Bee, R.N.V.R.

Surg.-Prob. Gilbert Blurton, R.N.V.R.

Surg.-Prob. Walter A. Turner, R.N.V.R.

Surg.-Prob. Walter E. Heath, R.N.V.R.

 

 

30122 - 8 JUNE 1917

 

War Office, 8th June, 1917.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Victoria Cross to the undermentioned Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men:

(including)

Maj. Frederick William Lumsden, D.S.O., R.M.A.

 

For most conspicuous bravery, determination and devotion to duty. Six enemy field guns having been captured, it was necessary to leave them in dug-in positions, 300 yards in advance of the position held by our troops. The enemy kept the captured guns under heavy fire. Maj. Lumsden undertook the duty of bringing the guns into our lines. In order to effect this, he personally led four artillery teams and a party of infantry through the hostile barrage. As one of these teams sustained casualties, he left the remaining teams in a covered position, and, through very heavy rifle, machine gun and shrapnel fire, led the infantry to the guns. By force of example and inspiring energy he succeeded in sending back two teams with guns, going through the barrage with the teams of the third gun. He then returned to the guns to await further teams, and these he succeeded in attaching to two of the three remaining guns, despite rifle fire, which had become intense at short range, and removed the guns to safety. By this time the enemy, in considerable strength, had driven through the infantry covering points, and blown up the breach of the remaining gun. Maj. Lumsden then returned, drove off the enemy, attached the gun to a team and got it away.

 

 

30131 - 15 JUNE 1917

 

Admiralty, 14th June, 1017.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration upon Captain David Wilson-Barker, R.N.R.

 

 

30133 - 15 JUNE 1917

 

EAST AFRICAN CAMPAIGN

NAVAL DESPATCH dated 28 January 1917

 

        
German East Africa - from "The Navy Everywhere" by Conrad Gato (believed out of copyright), click map to enlarge

 

Admiralty, 15th June, 1917.

 

The following despatch has been received from the Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station, describing the later coastal operations by H.M. ships against German East

 

H.M.S. "Hyacinth," 2Sth January, 1917.

 

SIR: 

Be pleased to lay before their Lordships the following report of the later coastal operations against German East Africa by H.M. ships under my orders.

 

These operations may be said to have commenced with the occupation, on the 1st August, 1916, of the town of Saadani by naval forces, assisted by a detachment of the Zanzibar African Rifles. The capture of this coast town was undertaken at the request of General Smuts, and was well and effectively carried out under the immediate supervision of Captain A. H. Williamson, M.V.O., of "Vengeance" (flying my flag) for the outer squadron, and of Captain E. J. A. Fullerton, D.S.O., of "Severn" for the inshore squadron; Commander R. J. N. Watson of "Vengeance" being in command of the landing party.

 

The force was landed in boats from "Vengeance," "Talbot" (Captain R, C. Kemble Lambert, D.S.O.), "Severn," and "Mersey" (Commander R. A. Wilson, D.S.O.) about one mile to the north of the town at 6 a.m., "Severn" and "Mersey" covering the landing with their guns. But slight opposition was experienced, only three casualties being sustained. The fort was enclosed in a "boma," which had been constructed originally to keep out leopards and savages, and was surrounded by the native village and dense bush, which had to be cleared.

 

During the period of naval occupation a few encounters took place between our advanced patrols and those of the enemy, but no attack in force was made and our energies were confined to consolidating the position.

 

On the 5th August the whole of the naval forces, except the Marines and a few special details, re-embarked on military forces being landed to relieve them.

 

On the 13th August I received a wireless message from the military officer in command at Saadani, giving the enemy force at Bagamoyo at about ten whites and forty Askaris, and asking if the Navy would take the town, as its earliest occupation was essential. I replied that this would be done and issued orders accordingly.

 

Although the information given me indicated that the enemy force was small, I knew that it would be strongly entrenched and would have Maxims, and I therefore decided to land what force I could raise from the ships immediately available, together with all machine guns, and to have a strong covering force of light-draught ships inshore with heavy-draught ships outside.

 

As it turned out the intelligence was very much at fault, the enemy having one 4.1-in. gun, one five-barrelled pom-pom, and two Maxims, their total force being more numerous than the landing party.

 

At 5.0 p.m. on the 14th August, "Vengeance" (Flag), with "Challenger" (Captain A. C. Sykes) and "Manica" (Commander W. E. Whittingham, R.N.R.) in company, left Zanzibar, anchoring at 3.24 a.m. on the 15th off Bagamoyo, the landing party leaving "Vengeance" at 4.40 a.m., under the command of Commander R. J. N. Watson.

 

There was a slight swell, little wind, and a bright moon, so that a complete surprise was not to be expected; but the landing turned out to be as near a surprise as was possible in the circumstances, and it is believed that the boats were not seen until they had left the monitors at 5.30 a.m.

 

Owing to the skill with which the advance was conducted by Commander Watson and Commander (acting) W. B. Wilkinson, and an alteration of course when some little way from the shore, the enemy were completely deceived as to the point of landing, and found themselves under a heavy fire from the monitors and motor boats, which effectually prevented them from firing on the landing party.

 

The latter proceeded and landed close under the 4.1-in. gun position to the left of the town, at a point where the gun, owing to its position some 30 feet back from the ridge on which it was sited, could not be sufficiently depressed to bear on them.

 

On the other hand this gun came under the enfilading fire of the 3-pounders, one each in my steam barge, "Vengeance's" picket boat, and the tug "Helmuth." This fire, at from 800 to 500 yards, so seriously discomposed the enemy that they abandoned the gun as soon as attacked by the shore party. This gun had come from Tanga in tow of 500 coolies, and had arrived at the position in which it was taken on the 9th August. Its capture was, in my opinion, a most remarkable piece of work, reflecting the greatest credit on the boats and the attacking section.

 

Meanwhile the "Manica" had got up her kite balloon and was spotting, but her seaplane had engine trouble and was forced to come down in the breakers at the mouth of the Kingani River, returning undamaged. I accordingly called on "Himalaya" (Captain Colin Mackenzie, D.S.O.), which was just leaving Zanzibar, and at 6.0 a.m. her seaplane flew across from Zanzibar, and at once dropped bombs on the enemy in trenches, afterwards spotting. "Himalaya" herself followed and took a useful part in the subsequent bombardment.

 

At 6.30 a.m. it was reported from three sources - kite balloon, portable W./T. set ashore, and W./T from seaplane - that the enemy were retiring between the French Mission and the sea, and were around the Mission.

 

The cause of this retreat was the endeavour of Captain von Bok to rush his troops round to the opposite side of the town to oppose our landing. About this time the pom-pom gun was hit by a 6-in. shell from. "Severn" (Commander (acting) W. B. C. Jones) and nearly pulverised, Captain von Boedecke being killed. Shortly after Captain, von Bok was also killed, and with both leaders gone all initiative on the part of the enemy was lost, and our men were able to firmly establish themselves in a small but important quarter of the town, from which they subsequently spread and gathered in all the Arabs, Indians, and natives. Beyond slight damage from shell fire and a fire in the native village - where an occasional fire is beneficial - the town is intact.

 

The importance of the capture of this town on the native mind was very great, as it is the old capital of the slave trade and the starting place of the great caravan routes into the interior.

 

The result from a military point of view was immediately apparent in the demoralisation of the enemy forces, particularly the native portion, and in the evacuation of the Mtoni Ferry, a strategic and strongly-defended position about six miles above the town over the Kingani River, thereby giving our troops moving south from Saadani and Mandera an open road.

 

It is with deep regret that I record the death of Captain Francis H. Thomas, D.S.C., Royal Marine Light Infantry, whilst gallantly leading his men. He had taken part in all recent operations and was a most promising officer. Our other casualties were two seamen and two marines wounded, while the Zanzibar African Rifles had one sergeant and one Askari killed and one Askari wounded. Two native porters were also wounded.

 

The enemy casualties were estimated at two officers, one white soldier, and eight Askaris killed, three white and eight Askaris wounded, and four white and fifteen Askaris taken prisoner.

 

On the 20th August the naval forces were relieved by the military and re-embarked in their ships.

 

On the 21st August, in continuance of the policy of harassing Dar-es-Salaam, "Vengeance" and "Challenger" bombarded various gun positions; and during that night "Challenger" carried out a further bombardment, firing 50 rounds of 6-in. over the town into the railway station. On the 23rd, 26th, 28th, 30th and 31st August, and on the 1st September, other limited bombardments took place, and on the 3rd September the whalers "Pickle" (Lieutenant H. C. Davis, D.S.C., R.D., R.N.R.), "Fly" (Lieutenant D. H. H. Whitburn, R.N.R.), "Childers" (Lieutenant V. C. Large, R.N.R.), and "Echo" (Lieutenant C. J. Charlewood, D.S.C., R.N.R.), under Flag Commander the Hon. R. O. B. Bridgeman, D.S.O., simulated a landing at Upanga and attacked the front at short range from West Ferry Point to Ras Upanga. They were received with shrapnel fire from a field battery, but escaped injury.

 

Meanwhile preparations for the advance on Dar-es-Salaam were in full swing, and on the 31st August the military advance started from Bagamoyo, the main body marching south and being strongly reinforced at Konduchi on the 2nd September, for which landing they themselves formed the covering party. The plan succeeded admirably, the enemy retiring and making little attempt to oppose the advance, so that in the end the final reinforcements actually landed in face of the very formidable entrenchments at Mssassani Bay.

 

With the military column went six naval maxims, six Lewis guns, one 3-pounder Hotchkiss on field mounting, and a medical section, the party being under the command of Commander H. D. Bridges, D.S.O., of "Hyacinth."

 

Communication between the main column and the small craft inshore was maintained by a naval wireless party.

 

The march of 36 miles proved exceedingly arduous, the road turning into little better than a sandy track through a waterless district. Porters were short and speedily dropped behind with provisions, to add to which the first regiment of African descent which arrived at Mssassani consumed the 12,000 gallons of water and three days' provisions for the whole force.

 

On the 3rd September, following on the simulated landing from the whalers, a brisk bombardment of gun positions to the northward of the town, and in advance of our troops, was carried out for half an hour until 7.0 a.m., when firing ceased and our troops continued their advance to the outskirts of the town.

 

As matters now appeared ripe to demand the surrender of the town, on the morning of the 4th September, "Challenger," flying a "white flag, proceeded to Makatumbe with a written demand, signed by me and by the Officer commanding troops. This was transferred to the "Echo," which took it as far as the boom and then sent it ashore in her boat.

 

About 8.0 a.m., the deputy burgomaster, the bank manager, and an interpreter came off in the "Echo" and agreed to the conditions of the demand, giving all the required guarantees. Our troops were at once told by wireless to advance into the town. All ships entered Dar-es-Salaam Bay, and during the afternoon the monitors entered the harbour after destroying the hawsers of the boom across the entrance.

 

I landed with my staff at 2.30 p.m., and at 3.0 o'clock the Union Jack was hoisted over the Magistracy with full honours.

 

Following on the occupation of Dar-es- Salaam it became necessary to seize other coast towns further south, and thus prevent the enemy from retreating by the coast to Lindi and the southern ports. In consequence, on the 7th September, a simultaneous attack was made on the two Kilwas (Kivinje and Kisiwani), with the object of getting possession of these towns and holding the two hills, Singino Hill and Mpara Hill, which command Kilwa Kivinje and Port Beaver respectively. After four 12-in. shrapnel had been placed on the top of Singino Hill by "Vengeance," a white man was seen endeavouring to haul down the German colours at Kivinje and to hoist his boy's white "kanzu" in their place. This was observed just in time to prevent fire being opened from "Vengeance" with 6-in. guns on the trenches along the beach. A flag of truce was sent in, the town surrendered unconditionally, and a force was landed and occupied the town and the hill. Meanwhile, Kilwa Kisiwani had surrendered unconditionally to "Talbot," who landed a party and occupied Mpara Hill.

 

Operations against the three Southern Ports of Mikindani, Sudi and Lindi commenced on the 13th September, when 200 Marines, 700 Indian troops, 200 Zanzibar and Mafia African Rifles, 12 naval machine guns, 2 hotchkiss guns and 950 porters were landed at Mikindani in boats from "Hyacinth" (Capt David M Anderson, M V O, R N), "Vengeance," "Talbot," "Himalaya," and "Princess" (Captain C. La P. Lewin), assisted by the gunboats "Thistle" (Commander Hector Boyes) and "Rinaldo" (Lieutenant-Commander H. M. Garrett), and the kite balloon ship " Manica", and the transport " Barjora." There was no opposition, and the town was occupied by 9.0 a.m.

 

On the 14th September our troops commenced their advance towards Sudi, while "Vengeance," "Hyacinth," "Talbot" and "Himalaya," with "Barjora," proceeded round to the anchorage outside there. Whalers entered the inner harbour at daylight on the 16th, experiencing no resistance.

 

The whole force, having left a garrison of 100 men at Mikindani, marched to Sudi, arriving there at noon, when the marines, naval guns and African Rifles were embarked, the intention being to land these as a covering party outside Lindi under the guns of the squadron, while the main force marched from Sudi to Lindi, where, if any resistance was put up, they would have held a commanding position on the south side of the river.

 

Early on the 16th the ships proceeded to Lindi Bay and the Naval Brigade was landed after a short bombardment of the selected beach with 6-in. guns. An attempt to send in a flag of truce was made, but no answer could be obtained, and from seaplane observations the town appeared to be deserted. Supported by "Thistle," the force advanced along the beach and occupied the town.

 

The troops - who were thus saved a long and arduous march from Sudi to Lindi - were re-embarked at Sudi on the evening of the 16th, leaving a garrison of 100 men there. They arrived at Lindi on the 17th, and relieved the Naval Brigade and African Rifles, who were re-embarked.

 

The same evening "Talbot," "Thistle," and "Barjora," with a detachment of Indian troops on board, left Lindi, and by 8.0 a.m. on the 18th Kiswere was occupied without any opposition, the troops remaining as a garrison.

 

This was the last town of any importance on the coast of German East Africa, and the whole coast line is now occupied with the exception of the Rufiji Delta.

 

In connection with the operations covered by this despatch I append a list of officers and men whom I specially desire to bring to the notice of their Lordships for meritorious services.

 

I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient servant,

(Signed) E. CHARLTON, Rear Admiral, Commander in Chief.

________

 

Officers.

 

Captain A. H. Williamson, M.V.O., H.M.S. "Vengeance."

Captain A. C. Sykes, H.M.S. "Challenger."

Commander R. J. N. Watson, H.M.S. "Vengeance."

Commander Philip H. Trimmer, H.M.S. "Talbot."

Lieutenant E. S. Brooksmith, H.M.S. "Vengeance."

Flag Lieutenant-Commander Cyril Goolden, H.M.S. "Hyacinth"

Flight Lieutenant E. R. Moon, R.N.A.S.

Flight Lieutenant J. E. B. Maclean, R.N.A.S.

Engineer-Commander F. J. Roskruge, H.M.S. "Hyacinth."

Fleet Paymaster W. F. Cullinan, H.M.S. "Hyacinth."

Paymaster (Acting) H. G. Badger, H.M.S "Challenger."

Acting Paymaster (Emergency) Charles H. Griffith, H.M.S. "Hyacinth."

Assistant Paymaster A. B. Johnston, H.M.S. "Hyacinth."

Mr. John Mackay, Chief Gunner, H.M.S. "Hyacinth."

Mr. Frank Goldsmith, Gunner (T.), H.M.S. "Talbot."

Sub-Lieutenant F. G. J. Manning, R.N.R., H.M.S. "Talbot."

 

Petty Officers and Men.

 

Chief Petty Officer (C.) James Noonan, R.N.A.S., O.N. M.2345 (Po.).

Chief Petty Officer Francis Ernest Strong, H.M.S. "Talbot," O.N. 166552 (Dev.).

Petty Officer William James Grills, H.M.S. "Vengeance," O.N. 210006 (Dev.).

Petty Officer John James Mitchell Lawes, H.M.S. "Talbot," O.N. 185088 (Dev.).

Petty Officer Charles Ernest Pease, H.M.S. "Vengeance," O.N. 189803 (Dev.).

Petty Officer Arthur John Pidgeon, H.M.S. "Talbot," O.N. 188779 (Dev.).

Petty Officer Frank Reynolds, H.M.S. "Echo," O.N. 216754 (Dev.).

Petty Officer William Henry James Vennal, H.M.S. "Mersey," O.N. 189805 (Cha.).

Petty Officer William Young, H.M.S. "Vengeance," O.N. 216745 (Dev.).

Leading Seaman George Brunker, H.M.S. "Hyacinth," O.N. 222576 (Dev.).

Leading Seaman Cecil William Saunders, H.M.S. "Challenger," O.N. 236629 (Dev.).

Able Seaman, R.F.R., Vincent Burrage, H.M.S. "Talbot," O.N. 160207 (Dev.), R.F.R., B.68.

Able Seaman, R.F.R., Samuel Charles Cubitt, H.M.S. "Severn," O.N. 217294 (Dev.), R.F.R. B.5408.

Able Seaman Michael Fitzgerald, H.M.S. "Echo,'' O.N. 196162 (R.F.R.) (Dev.), R.F.R. B 3743.

Able Seaman, R.F.R., Edward White Rose, H.M.S. "Vengeance," O.N. 215403 (Cha.), R.F.R. B.5017.

Yeoman of Signals Ernest James Templeman, H.M.S. "Vengeance," O.N. 194786 (Dev.).

Signalman John Joseph Collins, H.M.S. "Vengeance," O.N. J.27498 (Dev.).

Petty Officer Telegraphist Albert French, H.M.S. "Hyacinth," O.N. 227249 (Po.).

Petty Officer Telegraphist Percival Charles King, H.M.S. "Hyacinth," O.N. 235463 (Dev.).

Leading Telegraphist George Ambler, H.M.S. "Pickle," O.N. J.332 (Cha.).

Telegraphist William Gilbert Gardiner, H.M.S. "Challenger," O.N. J.13806 (Dev.).

Engine Room Artificer, R.N.R., William Gordon, H.M.S. "Mersey."

Engine Room Artificer, 2nd Class, Harry Hopkins, H.M.S. "Hyacinth," O.N. M.164 (Po.).

Leading Stoker, R.F.R., Bernard Sinden, H.M.S. "Severn," O.N. SS.103033 (Dev.), R.F.R., B.3753.

Stoker Petty Officer Charles Arthur Cronshaw, H.M.S. "Pickle," O.N. 297509 (Dev.).

Chief Writer Ernest Hambly, H.M.S "Challenger," O.N. 341834 (Dev.).

Ship's Steward Albert Edward Tull, H.M.S. "Hyacinth," O.N. 340905 (Po.).

Sick-Berth Steward Sampson Woodcock, H.M.S. "Challenger," O.N. 350687 (Dev.).

Co. Sergt.-Major Percy Evan Smith, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./10275, H.M.S. "Hyacinth."

Colour-Sergeant, R.M.L.I., Plymouth/7136, Walter James Fouracre, H.M.S. "Challenger."

Sergeant, R.M.L.I., Portsmouth/8394, Harry Carter, H.M.S. "Hyacinth."

Corporal, Plymouth/12447, Ernest Victor Dean, R.M.L.I., H.M.S. "Talbot."

Lance-Corporal, Plymouth/11073, William Bradley, R.M.L.I., H.M.S. "Talbot."

Private, Plymouth/9590 William Dennis, R.M.L.I., H.M.S. "Talbot."

Air Mechanic, 1st Grade, Frederick Wilmshurst, R.N.A.S., O.N. J.29563 (Po.).

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Chancery of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give directions for the following appointments to the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George in recognition of the services mentioned in the Commander-in-Chief's despatch:

 

To be additional members of the Third Class, or Companions of the said Most Distinguished Order:

 

Captain Adolphus Huddlestone Williamson, M.V.O., R.N. Was in command of H.M.S. "Vengeance'' and in charge of organisation of landing parties in the coastal operations. The shooting of "Vengeance" was remarkably accurate, and contributed largely to the success of the operations.

 

Captain Alfred Charles Sykes, R.N. In command of H.M.S. "Challenger," and frequently carried out duties of Senior Naval Officer. The shooting of "Challenger" during the night bombardment of Dar-es-Salaam on 21st August assisted largely in bringing about the surrender.

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Admiralty, 15 June, 1917.

 

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 to the undermentioned Officers in recognition of their services in the operations described in the Commander-in-Chief's despatch:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

 

Commander Reginald James Newall Watson, R.N. Was in charge of landing party at Bagamoyo on 15th August, 1916, and displayed great dash and energy in the face of unexpectedly superior forces.

 

Engineer-Commander Francis John Roskruge, R.N. Kept the squadron and H.M.S. ''Hyacinth" in a state of continuous efficiency for over two years with the smallest possible allowance for necessary repairs.

 

Flight Lieutenant Edwin Rowland Moon, R.N.A.S. (now prisoner of war). Since April, 1916, has carried out constant flights over the enemy's coast, including reconnaissances, bomb-dropping and spotting for gun fire in all weathers. Has shown great coolness and resource on all occasions.

 

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.

 

The following awards have also been made:

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal:

Corporal, Plymouth/12447, Ernest Victor Dean, R.M.L.I. Showed great initiative at Bagamoyo. After Captain Thomas, R.M.L.I., had been killed he immediately informed the Commanding Officer of the situation, and then taking cover behind a tree shot one German and one Askari, and wounded a second Askari.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal:

Chief Petty Officer (C.) James Noonan, R.N.A.S., O.N. M.2354 (Po.).

Chief Petty Officer Francis Ernest Strong, O.N. 166552 (Dev.).

Petty Officer William James Grills, O.N. 210006 (Dev.).

Petty Officer John James Mitchell Lawes, O.N. 185088 (Dev.).

Petty Officer William Young, O.N. 216745 (Dev.).

Leading Seaman George Brunker, O.N. 222576 (Dev.).

Able Seaman, R.F.R., Vincent Burrage, O.N. 160207 (Dev.), R.F.R., B.68.

Able Seaman, R.F.R., Samuel Charles Cubitt, O.N. 217294 (Dev.), R.F.R., B.5408.

Able Seaman Michael Fitzgerald, O.N. 196162, R.F.R. (Dev.), R.F.R., B.3743.

Private, Plymouth/9590, William Dennis, R.M.L.I.

Petty Officer Telegraphist Albert French, O.N. 227249 (Po.).

Ship's Steward Albert Edward Tull, O.N. 340905 (Po.).

Sick-Berth Steward Sampson Woodcock, O.N. 350687 (Dev.).

Co. Sergt.-Major Percy Evan Smith, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./10275.

Lance-Corporal, Plymouth/11073, William Bradley, R.M.L.I.

Petty Officer Telegraphist Percival Charles King, O.N. 235463 (Dev.).

Air Mechanic, 1st Grade, Frederick Wilmshurst, R.N.A.S., O.N. J.29563 (Po.).

 

The KING has further approved of the following appointments to the Distinguished Service Order and of the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers in recognition of their services with the East African Military Forces:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Commander George Stanley Thornley, R.N., Senior Naval Officer, Lake Victoria Nyanza. Rendered most efficient assistance to the Military throughout the campaign.

 

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.

 

The following Officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Flight Lieutenant John Robinson, R.N.A.S.

Lieutenant Ivor Mackenzie Bellairs, R.N.V.R.

C.P.O. Mechanic, 2nd Grade, Arthur Henry Simmonds, O.N. M.443 (Cha.).

C.P.O. Mechanic, 3rd Grade, Herbert Russel, O.N. 226512 (Cha.)

Leading Mechanic Savile Aubrey Brooke, O.N. F.7963.

C.P.O., 3rd Grade, William Alfred Chapple, O.N. P.7181.

C.P.O., 3rd Grade, Edward Mathais, O.N. M.6508 (Dev.).

Leading Mechanic Alfred Frederick Wardle, O.N. F.7334.

Air Mechanic, 2nd Grade, John Harry Seager, O.N. F.7818.

Actg. Air Mechanic, 1st Grade, Albert Edward Liles, O.N. F.7811.

 

 

30135 - 15 JUNE 1917

 

War Office, 18th June, 1917.

 

(included in Army lists)

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

T/Z6026 Able Seaman G. W. McPherson, R.N.V.R.

T/Z2864 Able Seaman R. J. Smith, R.N.V.R.

 

 

30138 - 19 JUNE 1917

 

Admiralty, 15th June, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the R.N.R. Officers' Decoration upon the following officers:

Acting Commander Walter Stafford, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Commander Frank A. Worsley, R.N.R.

Lieut. Commander John G. Dainty, R.N.R,

Lieut. Charles E. Adams, R.N.R.

 

 

30140 - 19 JUNE 1917

 

WESTERN FRONT

ARMY DESPATCH dated 31 May 1917

(8 pages)

 

 

30145 - 22 JUNE 1917

 

Chancery of the Royal Victorian Order,

 

The KING (is) pleased to make the following promotion in and appointments to the Royal Victorian Order:

 

To be Commander.

Rear Admiral Laurence Eliot Power, C.B., M.V.O.

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Admiralty, 18th June, 1917.

 

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

Lieut. Frederick W. Wilsden, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. John H. H. Scudamore, D.S.C., R.N.R.

 

 

30147 - 22 JUNE 1917

 

NAVAL GALLANTRY AWARDS

 

Admiralty, S.W. June, 1917.

 

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

 

Act. Lieut, (now Lieut.-Cdr.) William Edward Sanders, R.N.R.

 

In recognition of his conspicuous gallantry, consummate coolness, and skill in command of one of H.M. ships in action.

 

 

Lce.-Corpl. Walter Richard Parker R.M.L.I., No. Po./S. 229, Royal Naval Division.

 

In recognition of his most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in the course of the Dardanelles operations. On the night of 30th April/1st May, 1915, a message asking for ammunition, water and medical stores was received from an isolated fire trench at Gaba Tepe. A party of Non-commissioned Officers and men were detailed to carry water and ammunition, and, in response to a call for a volunteer from among the stretcher bearers, Parker at once came forward; he had during the previous three days displayed conspicuous bravery and energy under fire whilst in charge of the Battalion stretcher bearers. Several men had already been killed in a previous attempt to bring assistance to the men holding the fire trench. To reach this trench it was necessary to traverse an area at least four hundred yards wide, which was completely exposed and swept by rifle fire. It was already daylight when the party emerged from shelter and at once one of the men was wounded: Parker organised a stretcher party and then going on alone succeeded in reaching the fire trench, all the water and ammunition carriers being either killed or wounded. After his arrival he rendered assistance to the wounded in the trench, displaying extreme courage and remaining cool and collected in very trying circumstances. The trench had finally to be evacuated and Parker helped to remove and attend the wounded, although he himself was seriously wounded during, this operation.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Francis Martin Leake, R.N.

Cdr. (now Capt.) Selwyn Mitchell Day, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles Harold Jones, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Kenneth Faviell Sworder, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Geoffrey Warburton, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Geoffrey Robert Sladen Watkins, R.N.

Lieut. Thomas Edward Price, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. Frederick Henry Peterson, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. William Donald Beaton, R.N.R

 

The undermentioned Officers have been awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order for subsequent acts of gallantry:

 

Cdr. Victor Lindsay Arbuthnot Campbell, D.S.O., R.N. (The appointment to the Distinguished Service Order was announced in London Gazette dated 3rd June 1915.)

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Robert Henry Taunton Raikes, D.S.O., R.N. (The appointment to the Distinguished Service Order was announced in London Gazette dated 25th Oct. 1916.)

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the 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.

 

The following Officer has been 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.)

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Ldg. Sea. John Whitley, R.N.R., O.N. 3642C

Engmn. Thomas Toms, R.N.R., O.N.1980E.S.

P.O. John Campbell, O.N. 190387 (Ch.).

P.O. Frederick George Marchant, O.N. 234457 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 2nd CL, Alfred Mark Langley, O.N. 270895 (Po.).

C.P.O. William Henry Isted, O.N. 160471 (Po.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Harold Lang, O.N. M.544 (Po.).

Col. Serjt. Nelson Sears, R.M.L.I. No. Po./ 4362 (R.F.R., A.912).

Lce.-Corpl. Grovenor Short, No. Ply./16545.

Ldg. Sig. Albert Edward Martin, O.N. 205596 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. John Lawrence Arthurson, R.N.R., O.N. 3673B.

P.O., 1st Cl., William Lee, O.N. 129854 (E.F.E. Po./A2962).

P.O. Joseph John Barleycorn Norris, O.N 201403 (Po.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., James Smith, O.N. M1308 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Daniel Dorrian, O.N. 231828 (Dev.).

Ord. Sea. George Morrison Burns, O.N. J64222 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. George Edward Palmer, O.N. 123295 (Po.).

E.R.A., 4th Cl., George Chinchen, O.N. M17906.

A.B. William Biggs, O.N. 238350 (Po.).

E.R.A. George Neil Stewart Cromarty, R.N.R., O.N. 1559E.A.

A.B. George Edward Beresford, O.N. 202661 (Po.).

P.O. Frederick Hobbs, O.N. 222026 (Po.).

E.R.A., 1st Cl., James King Lawrie, O.N. 270036 (Ch).

P.O. Robert John Brown, O.N. 222552 (Ch.)

P.O. Ernest James Rodgers, O.N. 206276 (Ch.).

Engmn. Samuel Holman, R.N.R., O.N. 4951E.S.

P.O. Frederick Robinson, O.N. 189448 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Ernest Pike, O.N. 270765 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 1st Cl., John George Reason, O.N. 271097 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sig. William Smith, O.N. 237896 (Ch.).

2nd Hnd. John Robert Evans, R.N.R., O.N. 659S.A

Engmn. Nicholas Denoon, R.N.R., O.N. 106 E.S.

Ldg. Sea. Robert Hay, R.N.R., O.N. 6654A.

Sea. Arthur Joseph Aldridge, R.N.R., O.N. 6259A.

Donkeyman James Richard Henry Page (Mercantile Rating).

Ldg. Sea. Robert White Oliver Dall, O.N. 217357 (E.F.E., Ch./B.7503).

Sea. Magnus Nicholson, R.N.R., O.N. 879L.

P.O. Eric Morrison, R.N.R., O.N. 8143A.

P.O. Frederick Charles Rockett, O.N. 183807 (Dev.).

P.O. George James Jarrett, O.N. 222803 (Dev.).

P.O. John Michael Wall, O.N. 214147 (Dev.).

A.B. Charles Holland. O.N. SS. 2391 (Dev.)

Sto. P.O. George Robert Norman, O.N. 165874 (Dev.).

Sto., 1st Cl., John Kennedy, O.N. K.21492 (Dev.).

Shpwt., 1st Cl.,, William George Thomas, O.N. M.1387 (Dev.).

Ck's Mate Alfred Matthews, O.N. M.13136 (Dev.).

O.S., 2nd CL, John Charles Chudley, O.N. L.1943 (Dev.).

Ord. Teleg. Thomas Caldwell, R.N.V.R., O.N. Z/2947 (Wales).

Ord. Teleg. John Thomas, R.N.V.R., O.N. Z/3417 (Wales).

Dck. Hnd. Harry Pakeman Knevitt, R.N.R., O.N. 10015D.A.

Dck. Hnd. Walter Vickers, R.N.R., O.N. 11869D.A.

Dck. Hnd. Robert Crossland, R.N.R., O.N. 29823.D. D

ck. Hnd. Wilfred Foley, R.N.R., O.N. 6009D.A.

Dck. Hnd. John McClalland, R.N.R., O.N. 9629D.A.

Dck. Hnd. Dugald Clark McKinnon, R.N.R., O.N. 839S.D.

Dck. Hnd. Robert Dougherty, R.N.R., O.N. 3201S.D.

Dck. Hud. James Henry Knowles, R.N.R., O.N. 2685D.A.

Dck. Hnd. Edward Bastian, R.N.R., O.N. 14615D.A.

Dck. Hnd. John McLean, R.N.R., O.N. 14610D.A.

Dck. Hnd. Leonard Leathley, R.N.R., O.N. 14613D.A.

Dck. Hnd. James Porteus, R.N.R., O.N. 13780D.A.

Sea. James Arthur Townsend, R.N.R., O.N. 2947A.

C.P.O. John Thomas Worn, O.N. 124747 (R.F.R. Ch./A1119).

Ldg. Sea. William Gilbert Johnson, R.N.R., O.N. 1970D.

Sea. Joseph McKillop, R.N.R., O.N. 3129C.

Air Mech., 2nd Cl., William Percival Caston, O.N. F.4177.

Air Mech., 1st Cl., Abraham Earle Shorter, O.N. F.7380.

P.O. George Harber Carlton, O.N. 238919 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Alfred Ernest Wilton, O.N. 161168 (Dev.).

 

The following Officers and men have been mentioned in Despatches:

Cdr. Wilfred Arthur Thompson, R.N.

Cdr. John Coombe Hodgson, D.S.O., R.N.

Cdr. George Louis Downall Gibbs, D.S.O., R.N.

Cdr. George William Taylor, R.N.

Cdr. Hubert Henry de Burgh, R.N.

Cdr. Alan Frederic William Howard, R.N.

Cdr. James Vandeleur Creagh, R.N.

Cdr. Henry Taprell Dorling, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) James Hope Neild, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Albert John Robertson, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Ernest Hamlyn Bannister Williams, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Geoffrey Stewart Fleetwood Nash, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Eustace Ruffel Drake Long. R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Patrick Birmingham Crohan, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Avison Scott, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Raphael Michael Mack, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Edye Kington Boddam-Whetham, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Hugh Rose Troup, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. William Edward Blackwood Magee, R.N.

Act. Payr. Kenneth Edgar Badcock, R.N.

Act. Eng.-Lieut. Samuel Robert Baker, R.N.

Act. Lieut. Frederick Herman Lawson, R.N.R. (killed in action – 16 March 1917, HMS Dundee).

Sub-Lieut. John Wyndham Cookson, R.N.

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

Gnr. Henry Cumes Webber, R.N.

Act. Gnr. Frederick Clements Dike, R.N.

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

C.P.O. Harold Poole Parfitt, O.N. 157857 (Po.).

Yeo. Sigs. Arthur Hamond Tompson, O.N. 218650 (Po.).

Ch. Arm. Herbert William Goble, O.N. 345424 (Po.).

Mech. Frederick Archer Neal, Q.N. 301050 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. Lewis Taylor, O.N. 279337 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Roley Lambert, O.N. 221805 (Po.).

A.B. John McColm Cullen, R.N.V.R., O.N. 1/30 (Mersey).

A.B. William Hughes, R.N.V.R., O.N. 1/153 (Mersey).

A.B. William Robert Eames, R.N.V.R., O.N. 1/161 (Mersey).

A.B. Frederick Charles Craig, R.N.V.R., O.N. 7/40 (Mersey).

A.B. Herbert Browning Winrow, R.N.V.R., O.N. 1/219 (Mersey).

Sea. John George Anderson, R.N.R., O.N. 2485 C.

Act. Ldg. Sto. James Wilfred Frost, O.N. 311407 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Percy Lindsay, O.N. K. 10657 (Po.).

Ord. Teleg. Rance Spink, O.N. J/35216 (Po.).

Dkhnd. Charles Flane, R.N.R., O.N. 956 D.A.

Sea. William Munro, R.N.R., O.N. 2309 A.

Serjt. Henry John Jordan, R.M.A., No. R.M.A./9682.

Ldg. Sea. John Thomas Annis, O.N. 203675 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 4th Cl., Richard Honeywell, O.N. M. 11064 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sig. Charles Horace Colin Hodges, O.N. 238085 (Ch.).

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Honours for the Royal Naval Alr Service.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Distinguished Service Order:

 

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

 

Flt. Lieut. Herbert George Brackley, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the morning of 14th April, 1917, when he carried out a raid on Bruges Harbour with good results in spite of difficult conditions. Great credit is due to him for his persistence and determination. He also dropped bombs on Ostend seaplane base on the night of 3-4 May, 1917, making two trips.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the 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.

 

The undermentioned Officers, have, been 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.)

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Act. Air Mech., 1st Cl., Frederick Bate, O N. F.13351.

Air Mech., 2nd Cl., Arthur Gilbert Flowers, O.N. F.19901.

P.O. Mech., 3rd Cl., John Willis Rose, O.N. J.2348 (Dev.).

Air Mech., 1st Cl., George Benedict Clement, O.N. F.9008.

Air Mech., 2nd Cl., John Robinson Laycock, O.N. F,9281.

C.P.O., 3rd Cl., Vernon Frank Whatling, O.N. 238581 (Ch.).

Air Mech., 1st Cl., Douglas Gream Rennett, O.N. F.9088.

Air Mech., 2nd Cl., Charles Stanley Laycock, O.N. F. 10364.

 

The following Officers and men have been mentioned in Despatches:

Sqdrn.-Cdr. Joseph Ruscombe Wadham Smyth-Pigott, D.S.O., R.N.

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

Flt.-Sub-Lieut. John Roderick Ross, R.N.A.S.

Mid. Edward Rupert Snow, R.N. (since killed – 3 March 1917, Ark Royal, aircraft accident).

Air Mech., 1st Cl., Walter Thomas Hollidge, O.N. F.8633 (since died of injuries - 5 January 1917, in Greece).

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Honours to the Mercantile Marine.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve the award of Decorations and Medals to the undermentioned Officers and man 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 a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Frederick Maude Maling, D.S.O. (Lieut., R.N.R.).

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. William Frodsom. Capt. Stanley Cooper.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Ldg. Sea. Alexander McDonald.

 

Mention.

Capt. Harold Smith.

Capt. Thomas Morgan Hill.

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Foreign Decorations

 

The following decorations have been conferred by the Allied Powers on Officers of the British Naval Forces for distinguished services rendered during the war:

 

President of the FRENCH REPUBLIC.

 

Legion of Honour.

 

Officer.

Capt. John F. Warton, R.N.

 

Croix de Guerre.

 

Capt. Ambrose M. Peck, D.S.O., R.N.

Capt. Edward R. G. R. Evans, C.B., D.S.O., R.N.

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

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

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RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT.

 

Order of Saint Vladimir.

 

3rd Class (with Swords).

Rear-Adml. Thomas W. Kemp, C.B., C.I.E.

 

4th Class (with Swords).

Cdr. Oliver Locker-Lampson, M.P., R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Ronald W. Blacklock, R.N.

 

Order of Saint Anne.

 

3rd Class (with Swords).

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Eng. Cdr.) George W. Le Page, R.N.

Eng. Lieut. Cecil Simpson, R.N.

Asst. Payr. Marcus Blake, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Walter L. Crossing, R.N.V.R.

 

Order of Saint Stanislas.

 

2nd Class (with Swords).

Lieut. Charles M. S. Chapman, D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut. Guy T. Sholl, D.S.C., R.N.V.R.

 

3rd Class (with Swords).

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Eng.-Cdr.) George W. Le Page, R.N.

Lieut. Norman E. Archer, R.N.

Lieut. Edwin J. Couch, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. George R. Turner, R.N.V.R.

Sub-Lieut. Cecil H. Tatton-Tatton, R.N.V.R.

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His Majesty the King of ITALY.

 

Order of Saint Maurice and Saint Lazarus.

 

Officer.

Cdr. Alexander R. W. Woods, D.S.O., R.N.

Cdr. James M. Pipon, R.N.

 

Order of the Crown of Italy.

 

Commander.

Rear-Adml. Stuart St. J. Farquhar.

Capt. Douglas L. Dent, C.M.G., R.N.

Capt. Hugh L. P. Heard, D.S.O., R.N.

Capt. Ernest A. Taylor, R.N.

 

Cavalier.

 Lieut. Cedric S. Holland, R.N.

Asst. Payr. Alexander C. Winter, R.N.

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His Majesty the King of THE BELGIANS.

 

Order of Leopold.

 

Officer.

Capt. Stewart E. Forster, R.N.

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His Majesty the King of SERBIA.

 

Order of Saint Sava.

 

Officer.

Capt. Hubert Stansbury, R.N.

 

Order of Kara George.

 

4th Class (with Swords).

Lieut. Edward H. Young, M.P., R.N.V.R.

 

 

30153 - 26 JUNE 1917

 

NAVAL GALLANTRY AWARDS

 

Admiralty, S.W., 27th June, 1917.

 

Honours for Service in the Auxiliary Patrol.

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Archibald Bertram Watson Higginson, R.N.

Cdr. Bertram William Lothian Nicholson, R.N.

Cdr. Harry Francis Cayley, R.N.

Cdr. Frederick Hume Musgrave Custance, R.D., R.N.R.

Cdr. John Roberts, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Henry Smith, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) William Bradley, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Henry Stockwell, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. William Henry Kelly, R.N.R.

Lieut. (Act. Lieut.-Cdr.) Leonard C. Cockrell, R.N.R.

 

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.

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The following awards have also been approved:

 

To Receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Dkhnd. George Arthur Abbey, R.N.R., O.N. 9503D.A.

Dkhnd. Adam Adam, R.N.R., O.N. 7457 D.A.

Dkhnd. William Alger, R.N.R., O.N. 8321 D.A.

Dkhnd. Albert Ernest Anthony, R.N.R., O.N. 579D.A.

Ldg. Sea. John Robert Askham, O.N. 182602 (R.F.R., Ch./B.6288).

Ldg. Sea. James Allen Baldry, R.N.R., O.N. . 6381A.

2nd Hnd. (now Skipper) Charles Wilfred Barnes, R.N.R., O.N. 467S.A.

Dkhnd. Thomas David Bass, R.N.R., O.N. 8275D.A.

A.B. William John Bennett, O.N. 202708 (R.F.R., Dev./B.4354).

2nd Hnd. John Edward Bess, R.N.R., O.N. 411S.A.

2nd Hnd. Edwin Bird, R.N.R., O.N. 244S.A.

A.B. John Blakley, Mercantile Marine.

Act. C.P.O. William James Bond, O.N. 133936 (R.F.R., Ch./A.1279).

Engmn. Walter Willoughly Borman, R.N.R., O.N. 2742E.S.

2nd Hnd. Alexander Buchau, R.N.R., O.N. 672S.A.

Dknnd. Albert George Bunn, R.N.R., O.N. 4330D.A.

C.P.O. William Henry Busser, O.N. 129071 (R.F.R.,Ch./A.1134).

Engmn. Daniel George Callan, R.N.R., O.N. 427E.S.

Ldg. Sea. Francis Thomas Charles, O.N. 207751 (R.F.R., Po./B.2742).

Sea. Harry Dod Clinton, R.N.R., O.N. 6359A.

A.B. Godfrey Graystone Clowes, O.N. J.3079 (R.F.R., Ch./B.10893).

Engmn. Fred Cobb, R.N.R., O.N. 1678 E.S.

2nd Hnd. Joseph Richard Carkett, R.N.R., O.N. 780S.A.

Ldg. Sea. Ernest Frederick Cresswell, O.N. 200090 (R.F.R., Ch./B.8994).

A.B. William James Defew, O.N. 161892 (R.F.R., Ch./B.4022).

Dkhnd. William Purves Duthie, R.N.R., O.N. 8717D.A.

Ldg. Sea. Thomas Dwyer, O.N. J.8737 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Albert Ernest Ephgrave, O.N. 188552 (R.F.R., Po./B.3341).

Engmn. Ben Ethell, R.N.R., O.N. 322E.S.

Ldg. Sea. Kenneth Ferguson, R.N.R., O.N. 3357C.

A.B. William Charles Stanley Franks, O.N. SS.430 (R.F.R., Ch./B.5671).

C.P.O. Walter Freemantle, O.N. 118856 (R.F.R., Po./A.1273).

Dkhnd. George Fuller, R.N.R., O.N. 451D.A.

Trmr. Ernest Glew, R.N.R., O.N. 764T.S.

Engmn. William John Goodchild, R.N.R., O.N. 795 E.S.

Ldg. Sea. Walter Green, O.N. 190253 (R.F.R., Ch./B.6612).

Engmn. William Ernest Harris, R.N.R., O.N. 2227E.S.

P.O., 1st Cl., Alfred Edmond Hill, O.N. 126227 (R.F.R., Dev./A.1915).

2nd Hnd. Harry Hodgson, R.N.R., O.N. 602 S.A.

Sig. George Alfred Howse, R.N.V.R., O.N. Tyneside Z/4531.

Engmn. John Schofield Hulme, R.N.R., O.N. 1156E.S.

Sig. William Jones, R.N.V.R., O.N. Tyneside Z/4733.

2nd Hnd. Walter Keay, R.N.R., O.N. 1769 S.A.

Sea. John Latham Kelso, R.N.R., O.N. 7983A.

Serjt. Henry Ralph Kimber, No. R.M.A./ 10107.

C.P.O. Edward King, O.N. 146513 (Ch.).

2nd Hnd. John Richard King, R.N.R., O.N. 2072S.A.

Ldg. Sea. James Edward Knights, O.N. 213829 (R.F.R., Po./B.6679).

Ldg. Sea. Albert Lake, O.N. 175302 (R.F.R., Po./B.2683).

Dkhnd. Robert Lilburn, R.N.R., O.N. 6707 D.A.

Dkhnd. William Lobban, R.N.R., O.N. 4831 D.A.

Sig. Boy David Henry Lord, R.N.R., O.N. 112S.B.

2nd Hnd. David Lowrie, R.N.R., O.N. 1113 S.A.

Ch. Motor Mch. Robert Stanley Luen, O.N. 144M.B.

C.P.O. Murdo McAulay, O.N. 137942 (Po.).

P.O. John McConnell, R.N.R., O.N. 3932B.

Ldg. Sea. Thomas McGrath, R.N.R., O.N. 4157B.

Dkhand. Duncan McLeod, R.N.R., O.N. 1151S.D.

Sea. James McLeod, R.N.R., O.N. 2871B.

Ldg. Sea. Neil MacLeod, R.N.R., O.N. 2889 A.

Cook William McLeod, E.N.R., O.N. 287T.C.

Ldg. Sea. Michael Mahony, R.N.R., O.N. 4130B.

Dkhnd. Alexander Mair, R.N.R., O.N. 3995D A.

2nd Hand John Mair, R.N.R., O.N. 1284S.A.

Ldg. Sea. John Henry Mann, O.N. 187389 (R.F.R., Ch./B.1937).

P.O. George William Martell, O.N. 191351 (R.F.R., Po./B.4276).

C.P.O. Thomas Henry Merryfield, O.N. 109404 (Dev.).

Engmn. George Milne, R.N.R., O.N. 1433E.S.

Ldg. Sea. Alexander Bryant Nash, R.N.R., O.N. 5503A.

Sig. Boy John Richard Nickols, R.N.R., O.N. 326S.B.

Engmn. Eric Alexander Ollard, R.N.R., O.N. 4882E.S.

2nd Hnd. James Frederick Ostcliff, R.N.R., O.N. 613S.A.

Ldg. Sea. William Patience, R.N.R., O.N. 3420C.

Dkhnd. Charles William Payne, R.N.R., O.N. 6165D.A.

Engmn. Henry William Popay, R.N.R., O.N. 3582E.S.

Ldg. Sea. Thomas Purcell, Newfoundland R.N.R., O.N. 1231X.

Engmn. Thomas Foster Rawlinson, R.N.R., O.N. 2007E.S.

C.P.O. Arthur Read, O.N. 126122 (R.F.R., Po./A.3665).

W/T. Operator Philip Martin Read, R.N.R., O.N. 232W.T.S.

2nd Hnd. William Sampson, R.N.R., O.N. 2238S.A.

Dkhnd. Alexander Esme Skene, R.N.R., O.N. 1171D.A.

2nd Hnd. (now Skipper) Charles Slapp, R.N.R., O.N. 1071S.A.

Sea. George Edward Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 5197B.

2nd Hnd. (now Skipper) James Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 1265S.A.

Ldg. Sea. William Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 4755B.

P.O., 2nd C1., John Reen Solomon, O.N. 209743 (Ch.). (Coastguard).

Boy James Frederick Somner, R.N.R., O.N. 448S.B.C.

Engmn. Thomas Stark, R.N.R., O.N. 3740 E.S.

2nd Hnd. (now Skipper) John Robert Storr. R.N.R., O.N. 1206S.A.

Engmn. James Stubbs, R.N.R., O.N. 983E.S.

2nd Hnd. Alexander Taft, R.N.R., O.N. 1289 S.A.

Engmn. Matthew Hill Taylor, R.N.R., O.N. 1091E.S.

Ldg. Sea. Edward Richards Thomas, R.N.R., O.N. 2659C.

2nd Hnd. (now Skipper) Mortimer Thompson, R.N.R., O.N. 1218S.A.

Teleg. John Thriepland, R.N.V.R., O.N. Clyde Z/47.

Engmn. Edward Turner, R.N.R., O.N. 161 E.S.

Dkhnd. Henry Edward Utting, R.N.R., O.N. 8514D.A.

2nd Hnd. George Emmett Ward, R.N.R., O.N. 2191S.A.

Dkhnd. Richard Connor Warden, R.N.R., O.N. 4026D.A.

W/T Operator William John Scott Watson, R.N.R., O.N. 319W.T.S.

2nd Hnd. Alexander Forbes King West, R.N.R., O.N. 3104D.A.

2nd Hnd. William Isiah Williams, R.N.R., O.N. 1708S.A.

Dkhnd. Matthew Young, R.N.R., O.N. 1079 S.D.

Engmn. William Richard Youngman, R.N.R., O.N. 3758E.S.

Engmn. Leslie Youngson, R.N.R., O.N. 1841 E.S.

 

The following officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. Hubert George Alston, R.N.

Cdr. Francis William Hanan, D.S.O., R.N.

Cdr. Ernest Harvey Pentecost, R.D., R.N.R.

Cdr. James Turnbull, R.N.R.

Lt.-Cdr. Cecil Brooks, R.N.R.

Lt.-Cdr. Charles George Matheson, D.S.O., R.N.R.

Lieut. George Foote, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Thomas Randell, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. Richard Cowell Coppock, R.N.R.

Lieut. Walter Jackson Bibby, R.N.R.

Lieut. Albert Frederick Masters, R.N.R.

Lieut. Richard Pexton Merrett, R.N.R.

Lieut. Harold Luke Fbrster, R.N.R.

Lieut. Helmar August Dillner, R.N.R.

Lieut. James Eldon Evans, R.N.R.

Lieut. Harry Hunter Bell, R.N.R.

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

Lieut. Charles Thomas Nettleingham, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. John P. Allix, R.N.R.

Lieut. Ernest Moore, R.N.R.

Lieut. Thomas Philip Ryan, R.N.R.

Lieut. Frank Watkin Charles, D.S.O., R.N.R.

Lieut Charles Surtis Cranmer McClure, R.N.R.

Lieut. Ralph Wilkinson Davidson, R.N.R.

Lieut. George Irvine, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Ernest Allen, R.N.R.

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

Lieut. Frank Leslie Heppell, R.N.R.

Lieut. Louis George Duncan Parker, R.N.R.

Lieut. Ernest Lawson Mussenden, R.N.R.

Lieut. Robert Wilson Batty, R.N.R.

Lieut. Grahame Gordon Alexander Deucher, R.N.R.

Lieut. William Wordie Watson, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. John Percival Abernethy Richardson, R.N.V.R.

Gnr. (T.) Martin Nosworthy, R.N.

Warrt. Teleg. Cecil Guy Alderton, R.N.R.

Ch. Skipper George Rowson, R.N.R., 1724 W.S.A.

Skipper John Smith, R.N.R., 1569W.S.A.

Skipper James Kilby, R.N.R., 343W.S.A.

Skipper Robert Henry Bickford, R.N.R., 514W.S.A.

Skipper Andrew Taylor, R.N.R., 355W.S.A.

Skipper James Lawn, R.N.R., 1834W.S.A.

Skipper Frank Broad, R.N.R., 2216S.A.

Skipper John William Naylor, R.N.R., 1682 W.S.A.

Skipper George Stewart, R.N.R., 704W.S.A.

Skipper James Findlay, R.N.R., 1484W.S.A.

Skipper Robert Sinclair Harkes, R.N.R., 444S.A.

Skipper George William Green, R.N.R., 189W.S.A.

Skipper William Cowie, R.N.R., 2024S.A.

Dkhnd. George Andrews, R N.R., O.N. 1589 D.A.

Engmn. Frederick Barringham, R.N.R., O.N. 1549E.S.

Ch. Std. John P. Barrington, Mercantile Marine.

Dkhnd. John James Beasley, R.N.R., O.N. 87D.A.

Dkhnd. George Alfred Bentley, R.N.R., O.N. 4548D.A.

P.O. Charles Bess, O.N. 185459 (Dev.).

Trmr. Richard Melbourne Blurton, R.N.R., O.N. 3955T.S.

Engmn. William James Boast, R.N.R., O.N. 403E.S.

Dkhnd. William Charles Bowles, R.N.R., O.N. 2985D.A.

A.B. Albert Thomas Bradberry, O.N. 190188 (R.F.R., Ch./B. 6664).

2nd Hnd. Thomas Brown, R.N.R., O.N. 588 S.A.

2nd Hnd. Charles Browning, R.N.R., O.N. 627S.A.

C.P.O. Alfred Butler, O.N. 118754 (R.F.R., Po./A.1358).

Ldg. Sea. George Campbell, R.N.R., O.N. 3635B.

Sea. Robert Cargill, R.N.R., O.N. 2565B.

2nd Hnd. Charles Catling, R.N.R., O.N. 456 S.A.

C.P.O. George Walter Charles, O.N. 129795 (R.F.R., Po./A.2544).

Engmn. John Coull, R.N.R., O.N. 3226E.S.

2nd Hnd. William Coull, R.N.R., O.N. 1729 S.A.

A.B. Arthur James Cox, O.N. J.4208 (Ch.).

2nd Hnd. Sydney George Cox, R.N.R., O.N. 2916D.A.

Engmn. Frederick Crane, R.N.R., O.N. 2267 E.S.

P.O., 2nd Cl., William Duff, O.N. 197026 (Coastguard).

2nd Hnd. Thomas William Dyble, R.N.R., O.N. 269S.A.

Ldg. Trmr. Joseph Allan Ford, R.N.R., O.N. 4084T.S.

Sea. Thomas Foy, R.N.R., O.N. 6072A.

Trmr. George Frain, R.N.R., O.N. 3388T.S.

W./T. Operator John Bradley Gambling, R.N.R., O.N. 348W.T.S.

Teleg. Robert Fred Hunnam Gardner, R.N.V.R., O.N. Tyneside Z/1807.

1st Engmn. William Isaac Gardner, R.N.R., O.N. 3233E.S.

Dkhnd. William Gibson, R.N.R., O.N. 12100 D.A.

2nd Hnd. Stephen Gravells, R.N.R., O.N. 296S.A.

Dkhnd. William Green, R.N.R., O.N. 4874 D.A.

Dkhnd. Sydney Harry Harris, R.N.R., O.N. 4246D.A.

Ldg. Sto. William John Hart, O.N. 281423 (Dev.).

2nd Hnd. Ernest Harwood, R.N.R., O.N. 99 D.A.

Sea. Rowland Hiscock, Newfoundland R.N.R., O.N. 860X.

Engmn. Harry Holbrook, R.N.R., O.N. 1998 E.S.

Engmn. Reginald, Howlett, R.N.R., O.N. 3873 E.S.

Engmn. William Henry Hurn, R.N.R., O.N. 463E.S.

2nd Hnd. George Henry Jackman, R.N.R., O.N. 1566S.A.

Dkhnd. John Kirk, R.N.R., O.N. 2534D.A.

Dkhnd. Percy William Knights, R.N.R., O.N. 3031D.A.

P.O., 1st Cl., Arthur Kyte, O.N. 112119 (Po.).

P.O. Arthur Alfred Rupert Lee, O.N. 190046 (R.F.R., Ch./B.1143).

2nd Hnd. Frank Lewis, R.N.R., O.N. 802D.A.

Ldg. Sea. Angus McEachran, R.N.R., O.N. 2494B.

Ldg. Sea. Norman McGregor, R.N.R., O.N. 3271B.

 Sea. Angus McKenzie, R.N.R., O.N. 4546B.

Trmr. George Mackie, R.N.R., O.N. 4609 T.S.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Archibald McLean, R.N.R., O.N. 906S.D.

Dkhnd. John Alexander Maclean, R.N.R., O.N. 511S.D.

Dkhnd. Charles William McMillan, R.N.R., O.N. 7126D.A.

2nd Hnd. William McPherson, R.N.R., O.N. 1897S.A.

2nd Hnd. Donald MacRitchie, R.N.R., O.N. 5820D.A.

A.B. Duncan McSporran, Mercantile Marine.

2nd Hnd. Gilbert Georgson McWhirter, R.N.R., O.N. 1453C.

Trmr. John Manson, R.N.R., O.N. 4205T.S.

P.O. William George Meadows, O.N. 232664 (Ch.).

W/T. Operator Athelstone Hill Millard, R.N.R., O.N. 155W.T.S.O

Act. P.O. Arthur Edward Morant, R.N.R., O.N. 3677A.

Dkhnd. Ernest Moxey, R.N.R., O.N. 3871 D.A.

2nd Hnd. William Murray, R.N.R., O.N. 3096D.A.

2nd Hnd. (now Skipper) James Noble, R.N.R., O.N. 1615 S.A.

Engmn. James Noble, R.N.R., O.N. 1831 E.S.

Ldg. Sea. Alexander Patience, R.N.R., O.N. 3121B.

P.O., 1st Cl., Thomas Russell Pells, O.N. 148446 (R.F.R., Ch./A.1958).

Ldg. Sea. William Petley, O.N. 195647(Ch.).

2nd Hnd. (now Skipper) Thomas Henry Quirk, R.N.R., O.N. 809S.A.

Dkhnd. Joseph Ritchie, R.N.R., O.N. 2507 D.A.

Sea. Jacob Robison, R.N.R., O.N. 3653C.

2nd Hnd. (now Skipper) Walter Thomas Rust, R.N.R., O.N. 2167D.A.

2nd Hnd. William Whittaker Scarborough, R.N.R., O.N. 363S.A.

Dkknd. George Shackle, R.N.R., O.N. 802 S.D.

Engmn. John William Siddle, R.N.R., O.N. 1152E.S.

Sea. William Simpson, R.N.R., O.N. 1227D.

Dkhnd. Alfred George Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 8171 D.A.

Trmr. Ernest Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 1891T.S.

Sea. Gilbert Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 3338C.

Dkhnd. Malcolm Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 3230 S.D.

2nd Hnd. Richard William Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 685S.A.

Engmn. Thomas Charles Soars, R.N.R., O.N. 2765E.S.

Trmr. Frederick Richard Spurgeon, R.N.R., O.N. 3135T.S.

P.O. William Stevens, O.N. 113821 (R.F.R., Po./A.1007).

2nd Hnd. John Stewart, R.N.R., O.N. 1168 S.A. (since died – 9 July 1916, HMS Clavis).

C.P.O. Charles Sweetingham, O.N. 123198 (R.F.R., Po./A.1832).

Act. P.O. John William Taggart, R.N.R., O.N. 1992C.

Dkhnd. William Tait, R.N.R., O.N. 10619 D.A.

Ldg. Btmn. Silas Thomas, O.N. 222613.

Sig. Thomas Thomson, R.N.V.R., O.N. Clyde 4/2068.

2nd Hnd. Charles William Turner, R.N.R., O.N. 2408S.A.

C.P.O. William Henry Turner, O.N. 128877 (R.F.R., Po./A4092).

Dkhnd. John Watson, R.N.R., O.N. 5887 D.A.

2nd Hnd. Walter William Webster, R.N.R., O.N. 751S.A.

P.O. George Herbert White, O.N. 129186 (Po.).

Ch. Motor Mech. John Thomas Whiting, O.N. M.B.83.

2nd Hnd. (now Skipper) George Wilson, R.N.R., O.N. 1142S.A.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Alfred George Samuel Youens, R.N.R., O.N. 3797S.D.

 

 

30156 - 29  JUNE 1917

 

Chancery of the Royal Victorian Order.

 

The KING (is) pleased, on the occasion of His Majesty's recent visit to the Grand Fleet, to make the following promotions in and appointments to the Royal Victorian Order:

 

To be Knights Grand Cross.

Admiral Sir David Beatty, G.C.B., K.C.V.O., D.S.O.

Admiral Sir Frederick Tower Hamilton, K.C.B., C.V.O.

 

To be Knights Commander.

Rear-Admiral Sir William Christopher Pakenham, K.C.B., M.V.O.

Rear-Admiral Osmond De Beauvoir Brock, C.B., C.M.G.

 

To be Commanders.

Commodore the Honourable Hubert George Brand, M.V.O., Royal Navy.

Commodore James Rose Price Hawksley, C.B., Royal Navy.

 

 

30159 - 29 JUNE 1917

 

NAVAL GALLANTRY AWARDS

 

Admiralty, S.W., 2nd July, 1917.

 

Honours for Service in Mine-Sweeping Operations.

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Francis Evelyn Massy Dawson, R.N.

Capt. William Rawdon Napier, R.N.

Cdr. Robert William Dalgety, R.N.

Cdr. Ronald Scott Jervoise Wigram, R.N.

Cdr. Eric Walter Harbord, R.N.

Cdr. Basil Richard Brooke, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Cyril Prescott Franklin, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Graham Cunningham Glen, R.N.

 

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.

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To Receive the Distinguished Service Medal:

Engmn. David Hillock Aitken, R.N.R., O.N. 191E.S.

2nd Hnd. Thomas Eynon Bailey, R.N.R., O.N. 103S.A.

C.P.O. Alfred Baker, O.N. 167742 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., William James Bartlett, O.N. 269711 (Dev.).

Dkhnd. Thomas Henry Searby Bates, R.N.R., O.N. 25D.A.

Sig. William Frederick Batty, R.N.V.R., O.N. Bristol Z/4092.

Dkhnd. James Roland Brown, R.N.R., O.N. 94S.D.

Dkhnd. William George Bruce, R.N.R., O.N. 9055D.A.

Dkhnd. Albert Edward Bull, R.N.R., O.N. 2043S.D.

2nd Hnd. Arthur John Bull, R.N.R., O.N. 2057D.A.

Dkhnd. Benjamin Bunn, R.N.R., O.N. 10245D.A.

C.P.O. Frederick John Channon, O.N. 167847 (Po.).

2nd Hnd. John Clay, R.N.R., O.N. 8349D.A

P.O. Ernest William John Claydon, O.N. 177531 (Ch.).

C.P.O. John Thomas Collier, O.N. 139408 (R.F.R., Ch./A. 1226).

W.T. Op., 2nd Cl., Arthur John Collins, R.N.R., O.N. 411W.T.S.

Ldg. Sea. Reeves Conroy, O.N. 219102 (R.F.R., Dev./B. 3303).

Act. C.P.O. John Cope, O.N. 128750 (R.F.R., Ch./B. 102).

Engmn. Fred Cowen, R.N.R., O.N. 2129E.S.

2nd Hnd. Amos Craven, R.N.R., O.N. 1280S.A.

2nd Hnd. George Samuel Crinks, R.N.R., O.N 2615S.A.

Ldg. Sea. Charles Culmer, O.N. 193094 (Ch.).

2nd Hnd. John Davis, R.N.R., O.N. 6018D.A.

Dkhnd. Robert Dickson, R.N.R., O.N. 1758D.A.

Sig. George Dodds, R.N.V.R., O.N. Tyneside 5/213.

2nd Hnd. John Draper, R.N.R., O.N. 478D.A

C.P.O. Walter William Easter, O.N. 158087 (Po.).

P.O. John Alfred Ellis, O.N. 117930 (R.F.R , Dev./A. 3977).

1st Engmn. Thomas Evans, R.N.R., O.N. 1379E.S.

Engmn. James Everett, R.N.R., O.N. 3293E.S.

Engmn. Mauning Faiers, R.N.R., O.N. 342E.S.

Ch. Writer Leonard Henry Harcourt Finlay, O.N. 342352 (Po.).

Dkhnd. Christopher Gaunt, R.N.R., O.N. 9868D.A.

Ldg. Sea. Charles Edward Gill, O.N. 230353 (R.F.R., Ch./B. 6837).

Sto. Edward Gillan, R.N.R., O.N. 1355S.

C.P.O. George David Glover, O.N. 144330 (R.F.R., Po./A. 4159).

Ch. Writer Jack Evans Hamilton, O.N. 246211 (Dev.).

Ldg. Trmr. Charles Bertram Hebdon, R.N.R., O.N. 4981T.S.

Yeo. Sigs. Robert Hooper, O.N. 183088 (Po.).

Dkhnd. Benjamin Jackson, R.N.R., O.N. 7U9D.A.

Dkhnd. Charles Richard Johnson, R.N.R., O.N. 189D.A.

Sto., 1st Cl., Herbert Jones, O.N. K 3083 (Dev.).

Engmn. Richard Jones, R.N.R., O.N. 1696 E.S.

C.P.O. Thomas Kearns, O.N. 171369 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. David James Kyle, O.N.J. 3910 (Dev.).

Engmn. Edward Lee, R.N.R., O.N. 532T.S.

Ord. Teleg. John James Letham Logan, R.N.V.R., O.N. Clyde Z/7684.

2nd Hnd. George McDonald, R.N.R., O.N. 202D.A.

2nd Hnd. William McIlroy, R.N.R., O.N. 2429D.A.

Ldg. Sea. Colin McKay, R.N.R., O.N. 4602B.

C.P.O. Lott MacKay, O.N. 131223 (R.F.R., Po/A. 2643).

2nd Hnd. Thomas Buchanan Mackenzie, R.N.R., O.N. 261D.A.

Ldg. Sea. William John Mail, R.N.R., O.N. 4343B.

2nd Hnd. John Robert Markham, R.N.R., O.N. 290S.A.

2nd Hnd. Robert Marr, R.N.R., O.N. 2650S.A.

C.P.O. Henry George Marshall, O.N. 151540 (R.F.R., Dev./A. 4126).

C.P.O. George Lacey Mottram, O.N. 127839 (R.F.R., Po./A. 1993).

Sig. Sidney Nobbs, R.N.V.R., O.N. London Z/667.

P.O. Frederick Ernest Nottage, O.N. 164314 (Ch.).

C.P.O. William Thomas Noyes, O.N. 162502 (Po.).

Ldg. Trmr. Patrick Joseph O'Toole, R.N.R., O.N. 2712S.T.

C.P.O. John William Phillips, O.N. 133179 (R.F.R. Dev./A. 2742).

Sto. P.O. Arthur Pavey, O.N. 309219 (Dev.).

P.O. James Porter, O.N. 151738 (R.F.R., Po./A. 3987).

Sto. P.O. James Potter, O.N.K. 9581 (Ch.).

P.O. William Power, O.N. 193923 (Dev.).

Sig. Archibald John Preece, R.N.V.R., O.N. Wales Z/1587.

P.O. Charles Henry Price, O.N. 238628 (Ch.).

C.P.O. John Henry Price, O.N. 160777 (Po.).

Trmr. Ernest Redding, R.N.R., O.N 5707 T.S.

Sig. Fred Reed, R.N.V.R., O.N. Tyneside Z/3025.

2nd Hnd. George Harry Reed. R.N.R., O N. 412D.A.

Ldg. Sea. Thomas Reynolds, R.N.R., O.N. 6880 A.

Ch. Sto. James Robertson, O.N. 276758 (Ch.).

C P.O. Charles John Rowsell, O.N. 128966 (Po.).

2nd Hnd. Frederick Charles Sayer, R.N.R., O.N. 8747D.A.

2nd Hnd. William Liddle Seaton, R.N.R., O.N. 254D.A.

C.P.O. William Shepherd, O.N. 160941 (R.F.R., Ch./B. 4027).

C.P.O. Cecil Taylor, O.N. 178701 (Ch.).

Trmr. Leonard Thomas, R.N.R., O.N. 1937 S.T.

2nd Hnd. Alfred Albert John Thompson, R.N.R., O.N. 2584S.A.

P.O. John Walter Turner, R.N.V.R., O.N. London 1/3099.

Engmn. Joseph Holman Walton, R.N.R., O.N. 199E.S.

P.O. Samuel Warren, R.N.R. (Newfoundland), O.N. 559X.

2nd Hnd. Joseph Watkinson, R.N.R., O.N. 146S.A.

Trmr. William Thomas Weedon, R.N.R , O.N. 340T.S.

C.P.O. Henry Albert Wilson, O.N. 166074 (Po.).

2nd Hnd. Richard Wilson, R.N.R., O.N. 328D.A.

2nd Engmn. Thomas Wouldhave, R.N.R., O.N. 1672E.S.

 

The following officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. Francis Hungerford Pollen, R.N.

Cdr. Frederick Richard Harrold, R.N.

Cdr. Harry Francis Cayley, D.S.O., R.N.

Act. Cdr. Gervase William Heaton Heaton, D.S.O., R.N.

Act. Cdr. Charles Edward Aglionby, R.N.

Act. Cdr. Ronald Clinton Mayne, R.N.

Act. Cdr. Ralph Tindal, R.N.

Cdr. Wilfrid Montague Bruce, R.N.R.

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

Lieut. Stafford Harry Dillon, R.N.

Lieut. Archibald Gordon Cranmer, R.N.R.

Lieut. Frederick William Gray, R.N.R.

Lieut. William George Wood, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. John Joseph Fulton, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. Robert Davies, R.N.R.

Lieut. Walter Sumner, R.N.R.

Lieut. Nelson Cooper, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. Leslie Oswald Hatherley, R.N.R.

Lieut. Charles Kemp Paris, R.N.R.

Lieut. Norman Minshull, R.N.R.

Lieut. Charles Alfred Todd, R.N.R.

Lieut. George Syms, R.N.R.

Lieut. William George Brown, R.N.R.

Lieut. Bertie Warwick, R.N.R.

Lieut. Thomas Rayne Kirby, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. William Wilson, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Oswald Frank Pennington, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. George Andrew Drummond, R.N.R.

Eng.-Lieut. James Jack Andrews, R.N.R.

Eng.-Lieut. Joseph Percy Watts, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Frederick Wilson, R.N.V.R.

Ch. Gnr. William Henry Wilkie, R.N.

Ch. Bosn. Ernest Robert Parrott, R.N.

Ch. Warr. Eng. Stanley Peregrine Oxnard, R.N.R.

Skipper Alexander Youngson, R.N.R., 23 W.S.A.

Skipper Edward Warwick, R.N.R., 40W.S.A.

Skipper John William Eden, R.N.R., 93S.A.

Skipper John William Blyth, R.N.R., 112 W.S.A.

Skipper George John Bird, R.N.R., 682 W.S.A.

Skipper William James McLean, R.N.R., 744W.S.A.

Skipper Joseph Renton, R.N.R,, 1393 W.S.A.

Skipper William Joseph Smith, R.N.R., 1397 W.S.A.

Skipper James William Austin, R.N.R., 1413 W.S.A.

2nd Hnd. Noah Ayers, R.N.R., O. N. 2031 S.A.

C.P.O. Arthur Samuel Bailey, O.N. 17909 (Po.).

P.O. John Beaton, R.N.R., O.N. 3197C.

Dkhnd. William Walter Berryman, R.N.R., O.N. 208D.A.

P.O. Stanley James Bloss, O.N. 232342 (Ch.).

Trmr. John Bradley, R.N.R., O.N. 568S.T.

Cook Eli Braham (Mercantile Marine).

Ldg. Dkhnd. Frederick William Brown, O.N. 1724D.A.

Engmn. James William Bryan, R.N.R., O.N. 1948E.S.

A.B. Frank Ruffin Buckett, O.N. J12701 (Po.).

C.P.O. Benjamin Bussey, O.N. 130577 (R.F.R., Po./A.3000).

Trmr. William Butler, R.N.R., O.N. 744T.S.

Engmn. Robert Cameron, R.N.R., O.N. 544E.S.

Ldg. Sea. George William Cardno, R.N.R., O.N. 7600A.

C.P.O. James Carter, O.N. 158594 (Dev.).

A.B. George Sydney Chisman (Mercantile Marine).

Trmr. Allan Cook, R.N.R., O.N. 720T.S.

Trmr. George Cox, R.N.R., O.N. 974T.S.

Dkhnd. George Cutting, R.N.R., O.N. 2128 D.A.

Sig. William Arthur Dearman, R.N.V.R., O.N. London Z/3314.

Yeo. Sigs. Charles Harold Dedman, O.N. 225658 (Po.).

P.O. John Denby, O.N. 166746 (R.F.R., Ch./B.4227).

Dkhnd. Alexander Donnison, R.N.R., O.N. 507D.A.

Ldg. Sea. Michael Donovan, O.N. 159865 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Percival George Downs, O.N. 178894 (R.F.R., Ch./B.5187).

2nd Hnd. (now Skipper) Alfred Daniel Ellis, R.N.R., O.N. 392D.A.

Ldg. Tmr. Tobias Fitzpatrick, R.N.R., O.N. 2823S.T.

2nd Hnd. William Flett, R.N.R., O.N. 2557 S.A.

Sea. David Frederick, R.N.R., O.N. 1626D.

P.O. Charles Edward Frost, O.N. 202746 (R.F.R., Ch./B.10917).

Engmn. William James Reynolds Gastineau, R.N.R., O.N. 628E.S.

Dkhnd. Charles Francis Godel, R.N.R., O.N. 2225S.D.

Engmn. Edward Augustus Hackett, R.N R , O.N. 95E.S.

Sig. Percy Thomas Halfhead, R.N.V.R., O.N. Mersey Z/837.

Sto., 1st CL, Robert.Harris, O.N. K.2206 (Po.).

2nd Hnd. Daniel James Harrison, R.N.R , O.N. 286S.A.

Shipwt., 1st C1., Thomas Henrv Hill, O N 344412 (Dev.).

Dkhnd. Robert Hislop, R.N.R.. O.N. 2190 S.D.

Ldg. Sea. Frederick Hosking, R.N.R., O.N. 5366B.

Trmr. William Hyndman, R.N.R., O.N. 360S.T.

Dkhnd. Clifford Andrew Jackson, R.N.R., O.N. 648D.A.

Dkhnd. James Jenkins, R.N.R., O.N. 471D.A.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Mark Hodson Knights, R.N.R., O.N. 1427D.A.

C.E.R.A. Henry Edward Korn, R.N.R., O.N. 305E.B.

P.O. James Croxford Liley, O.N. 116236 (R.F.R., Ch./A.660).

Ldg. Sea. Malcolm Mclntyre, R.N.R., O.N. 3676B.

Dkhnd. Thomas Magee, R.N.R., O.N. 531S.D.

P.O. William Marlow, O.N. 183023 (R.F.R., Ch./B.6379).

Sig. David Midwinter, R.N.V.R., O.N. London Z/1551.

Trmr. Albert Hindle Miller, R.N.R., O.N. 527T.S.

Engmn. Burton George Henry Moore, R.N.R., O.N. 445 T.S.

Dkhnd. William John Newman, R.N.R., O.N. 324 S.D.

2nd Hnd. Harold George Nicholson, R.N.R., O.N. 1421 D.A.

Engmn. Charles Niven, R.N.R., O.N. 59E.S.

Sto. P.O. Robert Henry Osgood, O.N. 291689 (Po,).

2nd Hnd. Thomas Ovenstone, R.N.R., O.N. 5981 D.A.

C.P.O. George Edward Over, O.N. 178015 (Dev.).

2nd Hnd. (now Skipper) Charles William Penrose, R.N.R., O.N., 11 D.A.

Ldg. Sig. George Popple, O.N. 214362 (Po.).

Engmn. William Rogergon Porter, O.N. 144 E.S.

Ldg. Sea. John William Presswell, O.N. 155960 (R.F.R., Ch./B.3248).

Sea. James Pugh, R.N.R., O.N. 3224B.

C.P.O. John Rafferty, O.N. 126715 (R.F.R., Po./A.3295).

Ldg. Sea. Frederick Reed, R.N.R., O.N. 3166B.

Ldg. Sea. William Reed, O.N. 235966 (Dev.).

Dkhnd. Joseph Anthony Reid, R.N.R., O.N. 70 D.A.

Dkhnd. James Ritchie, R.N.R., O.N. 5252 D.A.

2nd Hnd. Cecil Percy Rogers, R.N.R., O.N. 139 S.A.

Trmr. William Rollo, R.N.R., O.N. 782T.S.

2nd Hnd. Robert Rutter, R.N.R., O.N. 1849 D.A.

Engmn. Harry Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 611E.S.

Trmr. Leonard Sparkes, R.N.R., O.N. 202 T.S.

Engmn. James Stables, R.N.R., O.N. 262 E.S.

Engmn. James Stirton, R.N.R., O.N. 673 T.S.

C.P.O. William Henry Tapsell, O.N. 163385 (Ch.).

Dkhnd. William Walker, R.N.R., O.N. 1501 D.A.

P.O. Sidney Frederick Waller, O.N. 194414 (Ch.).

A.B. Frederick Joseph Welch, O.N. 185291 (R.F.R., Po./B.3567).

Ch. Sto. Albert Edward White, O.N. 281161 (Po.).

2nd Hnd. Morris Wisher, R.N.R., O.N. 192 S.A.

Sea. Alexander Wood, R.N.R., O.N. 4577A.

2nd Hnd. Robert Wright, R.N.R., O.N. 1104 S.A.

 

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