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ROYAL NAVY MEDALS - HONOURS & GALLANTRY AWARDS, Part 3 of 11

London Gazette editions 29431-29886 (January-December 1916)

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29431 - 7 JANUARY 1916

 

Admiralty, 4th January, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration upon the following Officers: 

Lieutenant-Commander William Dixon Hopcraft.

Lieutenant Arthur McClellan Pakenham.

Engineer Lieutenant-Commander Peter McLaren Kelt.

Engineer Lieutenant Frederick Monkhouse Jones.

 

 


 

 

29434 - 11 JANUARY 1916

 

Admiralty, 11th January, 1916.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of the following Officer to the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of his services, as mentioned, during the operations against the German Possessions in the Western Pacific, 1914:  

 

Lieutenant Thomas Arthur Bond, R.A.N.R. On 11th September, 1914, during the attack upon the Wireless Station, Bita Paka, German New Guinea, Lieutenant Bond displayed conspicuous ability and coolness under fire in leading his men through most difficult country and enforcing the terms of surrender whilst drawing off an attack by another body of the enemy. He showed great daring, when accompanied by only one officer and one man, in suddenly disarming 8 Germans in the presence of 20 German native troops drawn up under arms, all of whom were then marched off and held prisoners. Later he personally captured 5 armed natives.

 

The following Officers and Men are commended for services in action during the same operations: 

Captain Reginald John Albert Travers,. A.M.F.

Captain Brian Colder Ampill Pockley, A.A.M.C. (killed in action).

Commander, now Captain, Claude Lionel Cumberledge, R.N.

Commander Joseph Arthur Hamilton Beresford, R.A.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Charles Bingham Elwell, R.N. (killed in action).

Lieutenant Rowland Griffith Bowen, R.A.N.

Lieutenant Gerald Ashby Hill, R.A.N.

Midshipman Reginald Langdon Buller, R.A.N.R.

Gunner George Alfred Stevens, R.N.

Gunner (now Acting Mate) Samuel Thomas Percy Yeo, R.N.

Gunner Charles Frederick Bacon, R.N.

Petty Officer Frederick Robert Sandys, R.N., ON 192834.

Petty Officer G. R. Palmer, R.A.N.R.

Petty Officer Archibald Edward Bones, R.N. ON199133 (R.F.R. Chatham B8212).

 

The following acting promotion has been approved for service in connection with the capture, on October 12th, 1914, of the German Armed VesselKomet"

To be Acting Commander, to date 23rd November, 1915- 

Lieutenant-Commander John Metcalfe Jackson, R.N.

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Admiralty, 10th January, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of Lieutenant-Commander Kenneth James Duff-Dunbar, R.N., to be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of his services in attacking and torpedoing a German auxiliary vessel on the 22nd December, 1915. The ship was protected by a screen consisting of a torpedo boat, a small sloop, four trawlers and several tugs and small craft, and Lieutenant-Commander Duff-Dunbar showed great determination in prosecuting the attack through the screen.

 

The following award has also been approved:  

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Engine Room Artificer, 3rd Class, Edward William Reginald Bevan, O.N. M.1189.

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Admiralty, 8th January, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration upon the following Officer:  

Commander Henry William Alfred Clark.

 

 


 

 

29436 - 11 JANUARY 1916

 

BELGIAN COAST OPERATIONS

NAVAL DESPATCH dated 3 December 1915

 

Admiralty, 12th January, 1916.

 

His Majesty 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 as mentioned in the foregoing despatch (see Belgian Coast Operations, Naval Despatch dated 3 December 1915): 

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Commodore Charles Duncan Johnson, M.V.O., R.N.

Captain Ernest Wigram, R.N.

Captain Frederic Godfrey Bird, R.N.

Captain Humphrey Wykeham Bowring, R.N.

Commander William George Hastings Bickford, R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant Lionel Frederick Robinson, R.N.

Skipper Laurence Scarlett, R.N.R.

 

The following awards have also been made: 

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Chief Petty Officer Jesse Philip Champion, O.N.155570.

Petty Officer Edgar Stowe, O.N.182402.

Leading Seaman Herbert James Tree, O.N. 224325.

Seaman Francis Comber, R.N.R., O.N. 1622 D.

Second Hand Thomas John Prior, R.N.R., O.N.1089 S.A.

Able Seaman (Mercantile Rating) Charles Joughin.

Chief Yeoman of Signals Daniel Paul Foley, O.N.191303.

Leading Signalman Arthur Henry Woodgate, O.N.239957.

Leading Signalman William Smith, O.N. 213714.

Leading Signalman George Wickwar, O.N. 191551.

Leading Signalman Francis Herbert Banks, O.N.229772.

Leading Telegraphist Stanley William John Spooner, O.N.222998.

Chief Engine Room Artificer, 1st Class, James Paterson, O.N.269167.

Chief Engine Room Artificer, 1st Class, Albert Wynn, O.N.269218.

Chief Engine Room Artificer, 2nd Class, John Tait, O.N.270687.

Engine Room Artificer, 4th Class, Robert. Spiers, O.N.M. 10941.

Acting Engine Room Artificer, 4th Class, Edmond Stuart Joseph White, O.N.M. 12159.

Acting Engine Room Artificer, 4th Class, Percival Charles Hayward, O.N.M.11920.

Blacksmith Stephen Thomas Smith, O.N.M. 2725.

Corporal Sidney Morriss, R.M.L.I., O.N. Po./15842.

 

The following Officers and men are commended for service in action: 

Flight Commander Francis Knox Haskins, R.N.

Lieutenant Commander Robert Herbert Borgnis Hammond-Chambers, R.N.

Lieutenant Commander (now Commander) Francis Hutchinson Laprimaudaye Lewin,. R.N.

Lieutenant Reginald James Blakeney Drew, R.N.

Sub-Lieutenant Malcolm Nickle English,. R.N.R.

Sub-Lieutenant (Acting Lieutenant) David Victor Spence Watson, R.N.R.

Engineer Sub-Lieutenant William Taylor Wilson, R.N.R.

Skipper Alexander Buchan, R.N.R. (W.S.A. 1315).

Skipper James Peck, R.N.R. (W.S.A.869).

Chief Petty Officer Frank Jones, O.N. 170433.

Chief Petty Officer John Slee, O.N.177228.

Petty Officer Peter Inkson, O.N.215564.

Petty Officer Stephen Henry Lawrence Macey, O.N.164791.

Able Seaman Maurice David Phillips, O.N. 198932 (R.F.R. Dev.B.3848).

Boy 1st Class Sidney Archibald Quinlan, O.N. J.30847.

Second Hand William Ritchie, R.N.R., O.N.. 1461 S.A.

Deck Hand Samuel John Pack, R.N.R., O.N. 3870 D.A.

Deck Hand Robert Watson, R.N.R., O.N.. 4152 D.A.

Chief Yeoman of Signals Charles Parker, O.N. 161007.

Yeoman of Signals William Henry White, O.N.224985.

Signalman Edmund Rixon, R.N.V.R., O.N. Wales Z/876.

Engine Room Artificer, 3rd Class, Thomas Andrew Stewart Thomson, O.N.M.12164.

Stoker Petty Officer Percival George William Hill, O.N.K/3472.

Engineman Robert Sheriff, R.N.R., O.N. 393 E.S.

Engineman Archibald Thacker, R.N.R., O.N. 1770 E.S.

Shipwright, 2nd Class, Samuel Tolcher Pepperell, O.N.M.7015.

Sergeant Arthur Tushaw, R.M.L.I., Ch./F. 12651.

Private Richard George Greening, R.M.L.I., Po/13744 (R.F.R./B.1080).

 

 


 

 

29439 - 14 JANUARY 1916

 

Whitehall, January 12, 1916.

 

The KING has been pleased to approve of the Albert Medal of the Second Class being, conferred upon Michael Sullivan Keogh, Chief Petty Officer, H.M.S. "Ark Royal," in recognition of his gallantry in endeavouring to save life as detailed below:  

 

On the 19th August, 1915, an aeroplane, piloted by the late Captain C. H. Collet, D.S.O., R.M.A., was ascending from Imbros Aerodrome, and had reached a height of 150 feet when the engine stopped. The machine was upset by the powerful air currents from the cliffs, and fell vertically to the ground, while the petrol carried burst into flames which immediately enveloped the aeroplane and pilot.  Chief Petty Officer Keogh, upon arriving at the scene of the accident, at once made an attempt to save Captain Collet by dashing into the midst of the wreckage, which was a mass of flames. He had succeeded in dragging the fatally injured officer nearly clear of the flames; when he was himself overcome by the burns; which he had received from the blazing petrol.

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Admiralty, 13th January, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officer's Decoration upon Engineer Lieutenant Magnus White.

 

 


 

 

29442 - 18 JANUARY 1916

 

Whitehall, January 15, 1916.

 

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)

Bailey, David, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Chedzey, George Henry, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Cornall, Charles William, Skilled Labourer, Chatham Dockyard.

Fooks, John, Joiner, Chatham Dockyard.

Glanville, Thomas Matthews, Pattern Maker, Devonport Dockyard.

Goodchild, William, Hammerman, Chatham Dockyard.

Gully, John Thomas, Shipwright, Devonport Dockyard.

James, Thomas George, Skilled Labourer, Pembroke Dockyard.

John, James, Skilled Labourer, Pembroke Dockyard.

John, Thomas George, Shipwright (Chargeman), Pembroke Dockyard.

Lloyd, John Henry, Joiner, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Long, Joseph, Attendant on Lunatics, Royal Naval Hospital, Great Yarmouth.

Meech, Alfred, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Morris, Edward, Chargeman of Fitters, Chatham Dockyard.

Penson, Alfred, 1st Class Engineer, Yard Craft, Devonport Dockyard.

Perrett, William, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Pottle, Charles, Rigger, Portsmouth Dockyard

Sapsford, William James, Rigger (Chargeman), Sheerness Dockyard.

Trise, Henry Albert, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Venables, Willis George, Shipwright, Chatham Dockyard.

Willcocks, Nathaniel, Master, 1st Class, Yard Craft, Devonport Dockyard.

 

 


 

 

29446 - 21 JANUARY 1916

 

Admiralty, 2lst January, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the grant of the Victoria Cross to Lieutenant-Commander Edgar Christopher Cookson, D.S.O., R.N., in recognition of the following act of most conspicuous gallantry during the advance on Kut-el-Amara

 

On the 28th September, 1915, the river gunboat "Comet" had been ordered with other gunboats to examine and, if possible, destroy an obstruction placed across the river by the Turks. When the gunboats were approaching the obstruction a very heavy rifle and machine gun fire was opened on them from both banks. An attempt to sink the centre dhow of the obstruction by gunfire having failed, Lieutenant-Commander Cookson ordered the "Comet" to be placed alongside, and himself jumped on to the dhow with an axe and tried to cut the wire hawsers connecting it with the two other craft forming the obstruction. He was immediately shot in several places and died within a very few minutes.

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The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers in recognition of their services during the advance on Kut-el-Amara on the 27th and 28th September, 1915: 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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The following awards have also been approved: 

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal (presumably Mesopotamian and Serbian Campaigns)

Leading Seaman Ernest Sparks, O.N. J. 2627.

Leading Signalman Gilbert Thomas George Wallis, O.N. 221461.

Leading Seaman William Norman Slade, O.N. 204053 (R.F.R. Dev/B.1717).

Petty Officer John Oliver Traill, O.N. 213051.

Able Seaman Allan Burrows, O.N. 219730.

Leading Seaman Thomas Henry Thompson, O.N. 183642.

Leading Seaman Phillip Leonard Gunn, O.N.J. 10901.

Leading Seaman George Whitfield, O.N. 182706.

Private Arthur George May, R.M.L.I., No. Chat./13289.

Petty Officer Sidney Herbert Silvester, O.N. 180563.

Sergeant Charles Arthur Pearce, R.M. A., No. 9294.

Corporal Albion Henry Turner, R.M.A., No. 11046.

Petty Officer Ernest Albert Grinstead, O.N. 236735.

Petty Officer 201726. Frederick Harrison, O.N.

Ship's Corporal, 1st Class, William Cecil Hatherly, O.N. 196082.

Petty Officer William Bright, O.N.207510.

 

The following Officers are Mentioned for their services during the advance on Kut-el-Amara

Lieutenant Mark Singleton, D.S.O., R.N.

Lieutenant William Vesey Hamilton Harris, D.S.C., R.N.

Sub-Lieutenant James Hardy Brown, R.N.V.R.

Gunner John Mackay, R.N.

 

The following Officers and men are Mentioned for their services with the British Naval Mission in Serbia

Captain (temporary Major) Bertram Nowell Elliot, D.S.O., R.M.L.I.

Lieutenant-Commander Charles Lester Kerr, D.S.O., R.N

Temporary Lieutenant George Bullock, R.M.

Temporary Surgeon Edward Rowland Alworth Merewether, R.N.

Gunner Samuel Eber Davies, R.M.A., No. 12733.

Gunner Daniel Wass, R.M.A., No. 11800.

Gunner Harry James Carter, R.M.A., No. 8885.

Gunner Alfred Thomas Herbert Fish, R.M.A., No. 10383.

Petty Officer Lewis Silvers, O.N. 217783.

Private Charles Edward Bird, R.M.L.I., No. Ply. 15582.

Private Fred Turner, R.M.L.I., No. Ply. 14095.

Gunner Paul Herbert Oates, R.M.A., No, 12972.

Gunner James Robert Ransom, R.M.A., No. 13160.

Able Seaman Albert Robinson, O.N. 194683.

 

 


 

 

29450 - 25 JANUARY 1916

 

Admiralty, 21st January, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration upon Lieutenant-Commander Stewart Chichester Magrath.

 

 


 

 

29453 - 25 JANUARY 1916

 

War Office, 27th January, 1916.

 

The following names are added to the list of officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men recommended for gallant and distinguished service in the Field in the despatch from the Field-Marshal Commanding-in-Chief, the British Army in France, dated 30th November, 1915, which was published in the London Gazette dated Saturday, 1st January, 1916: 

 

Royal Navy.

 

Halahan, Commander H. C., D.S.O.

 

Royal Marine Artillery.

 

Aman, Captain D. L.

Evans, Temporary Captain G.

Fox, Temporary Captain E. H.

Quill, Second Lieutenant (temporary Lieutenant) D. M.

Merckel, No. R.M.A/3673 Acting Serjeant-Major Warrant Officer, 1st Class, F.

Baker, No. R.M.A./622(S) Motor Driver F.

 

(followed by Army lists)

 

 


 

 

29454 - 28 JANUARY 1916

 

Admiralty, 27th January, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration upon the following Officers:

Commander Wilfrid Montague Bruce.

Lieutenant-Commander John Arnold Holland.

Acting Commander John Mathias.

Lieutenant Reginald Chapman Venning.

 

 


 

 

29458 - 1 FEBRUARY 1916

 

Admiralty, 28th January, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration upon Lieutenant William Beastall Wilkinson, Royal Australian Naval Reserve.

 

 


 

 

29487 - 24 FEBRUARY 1916

  

Admiralty, 24th February, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the appointment of the undermentioned officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order

 

Commander Noel Frank Laurence, R.N. For his services in charge of British submarines operating in the Baltic Sea.

 

Lieutenant-Commander George Hamilton Dennistoun, R.N. For his services on the occasion of the destruction of the German gunboat "Hermann von Wissmann" at Sphinxhaven on Lake Nyassa, on the 30th May, 1915.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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The following awards have also been approved: 

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Chief Petty Officer Robert Alexander Duff Speirs, O.N. 154380.

Leading Seaman William Robert Axworthy, O.N. 236895.

Petty Officer Ernest Charles Mitchell, O.N. 204906.

Able Seaman Lewis William Davidson, O.N. J/2336.

No. R.M.A./3673 Acting Serjeant-Major (Warrant Officer, 1st class) Frederick Merckel, R.M.A.

No. R.M.A./622(S.) Motor Driver Frank Baker, R.M.A.

Petty Officer George William Francis Hurley, O.N.223315.

Petty Officer Lewis Silvers, O.N. 217783.

Petty Officer Mechanic Spencer Crisp, O.N. F.956.

Petty Officer Mechanic Malcolm Andrew Lockie, O.N. F.1075.

Senior Reserve Attendant Thomas McNeill, R.N.A.S.B.R., O.N. M.10299.

No. R.M.A./552(S.) Motor Driver John Ernest Thompson, R.M.A.

 

 


 

 

29489 - 25 FEBRUARY 1916

 

Admiralty, 22nd February, 1916

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration upon the following officers: 

Lieutenant-Commander John Claybourne Williams, R.N.R.

Lieutenant-Commander George Ernest Warner, R.N.R.

Lieutenant-Commander Clinton Edward Dormer Trelawny, R.N.R.

Lieutenant John Archibald Rupert Jones, R.N.R.

Lieutenant Richard John Carter.

 

 


 

 

29499 - 7 MARCH 1916

 

Admiralty, 1st March, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of Lieutenant-Commander Gerald Lord Hodson, R.N., to be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

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The KING has further been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Service Cross, to Acting Lieutenant Francis Tweedie, R.N.R.

 

  


 

 

29506 - 14 MARCH 1916

  

Admiralty, 10th March, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration upon the following Officers: 

Lieutenant-Commander Edward Charles Roden.

Lieutenant Robert Melville Gardner.

 

 


 

 

29507 - 14 MARCH 1916

 

GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN - NAVAL MENTIONS

 

Admiralty, March 14th, 1916.

 

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

 

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath. Dated 1st January, 1916: 

 

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

Rear-Admiral Arthur Henry Christian, M.V.O.

Captain Heathcoat Salusbury Grant, R.N.

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Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give directions for the following appointments to the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. Dated 1st January, 1916: 

 

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

Captain Frank Larken, R.N.

Captain Rudolf Miles Burmester, R.N.

Wing Captain Frederick Hugh Sykes, R.N.A.S.

Engineer Commander William Anderson Wilson, R.N.

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Admiralty, S.W., March 14th, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of the undermentioned officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order (at Gallipoli)

 

Captain Fawcet Wray, R.N. In command of H.M.S. "Talbot," which was the mainstay of the supporting cruisers and light craft, especially at Suvla from 6th to 10th August.

 

Captain John William Leopold McClintock, R.N. Was in command of H.M.S. "Lord Nelson," and inflicted severe damage on the enemy in the operations of last May. Is mentioned for having handled his ship most ably.

 

Captain Arthur Vyell Vyvyan, R.N. Beachmaster at Anzac on 25th April and subsequently. Was frequently exposed to heavy shell-fire while carrying out his very arduous duties.

 

Captain Harry Rowlandson Godfrey, R.N. Senior Officer afloat of the Destroyer Flotilla. Showed a fine example to all under him whilst sweeping and patrolling inside the Straits under heavy gunfire.

 

Commander George Parker Bevan, R.N. Has done continuous patrol work with great zeal and energy, and carried out valuable feints at landing in the Gulf of Xeros on 6th and 7th August during the landing at Suvla.

 

Commander George Thomas CarlyleSwabey, R.N. Rendered very valuable assistance to the Army as Naval Observation Officer. Strongly recommended by General Sir Francis Davies and General Sir William Birdwood.

 

Commander Charles Cabry Dix, R.N. Assistant Beachmaster, and later Beachmaster at Anzac. Performed exceptionally good service under most trying conditions. Was twice wounded.

 

Commander The Hon. Alexander R. M. Ramsay. Flag Commander to Vice-Admiral de Robeck, and has done exceptionally good service throughout the operations.

 

Commander Claude Seymour, R.N.

Commander Andrew Browne Cunningham, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Leveson Granville Byron Alexander Campbell, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Herbert William Wyld, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Roy Bacchus, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander James Lenox Conyngham Clark, R.N.

All Officers of the Destroyer Flotilla, and specially recommended for the good services they have performed.

 

Lieutenant-Commander George Harold de Peyster Chance, R.N. Has performed consistent good service on the Beaches.

 

Lieutenant-Commander Henry Noel Marryat Hardy, R.N. Has performed exceptionally good service in command of a Trawler Flotilla inside the Straits, then in H.M.S. "Folkestone," and lastly in H.M.S. "Racoon."

 

Lieutenant-Commander Ernest Loftus Colley Grattan, R.N. In charge of Wireless Telegraphy at Cape Helles since 1st May. Admiral de Robeck reports that the work carried out by this Officer has been of inestimable service.

 

Lieutenant (temporary Captain) Gordon Hamilton Seath, R.M.L.I. Has acted as Naval Observation Officer at Helles since 1st May, 1915. Has shown great enterprise and resource in his duties under very heavy fire.

 

Lieutenant Ronald Laugton Jones, R.N.R. Assistant Beachmaster at Helles since 30th May, 1915. Has set a magnificent example throughout.

 

Acting Lieutenant John Lewis Sinclair, R.N.R. Has rendered valuable service on patrols and on carrying out reconnaissances close inshore in very exposed positions.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Midshipman Haydon Marriott Sutherland Forbes, R.N.

Midshipman Maurice Charles Humphrey Lloyd, R.N.

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

 

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

 

Midshipman Eric Wheler Bush, R.N.

Midshipman Charles Douglas Horsfall Herbert Dixon, R.N.

Midshipman Frederick Ernest Garner, R.N.

Midshipman Raymond de Dibon Richardson, R.N.

Probationary Midshipman Reginald Allen, R.N.R.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Skipper George Mellership, R.N.R.

Skipper Donald McBain Craig, R.N.R.

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

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

 

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointment to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath. Dated 1st January, 1916:  

 

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

Captain Charles Frederick Corbett, M.V.O., R.N.

________

 

Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George,

 

The KING (is) pleased to give directions for the following appointments to the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. Dated 1st January, 1916: 

 

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

Captain Cecil Minet Staveley, R.N.

Commander (Acting Captain) Edward Unwin, V.C., R.N.

________

 

Admiralty, March 14th, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order

 

Captain Alexander Percy Davidson, R.N. In charge of Suvla covering force.

 

Captain Henry FitzRoy George Talbot, R.N. In general charge of vessels off the beach at Helles evacuation.

 

Commander (Acting Captain) the Honourable Lionel John Olive Lambart, R.N. Performed good service on the staff of Rear-Admiral Wemyss at the evacuation of Suvla and Anzac, and previously.

 

Commander James Fownes Somerville, R.N. Fleet Wireless Officer. Has had duties of exceptional difficulty, which he has performed most efficiently.

 

Assistant Paymaster (Acting Paymaster) Basil Frederick Hood, R.N. Secretary to Vice-Admiral de Robeck. Has carried out very heavy duties under arduous conditions.

 

Lieutenant-Commander (Acting Commander) George Francis Arthur Mulock, R.N. Mainly responsible for the evacuation of the great quantity of war material and animals, and for the comparative immunity from losses amongst beach craft at the final evacuation of Helles. Took a prominent part in Suvla and Helles evacuations.

 

Lieutenant-Commander Richard Hugh Loraine Bevan, R.N. Performed meritorious service on the staff of Rear-Admiral Wemyss at evacuation of Suvla and Anzac.

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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: 

 

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

 

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

________

 

The services of Acting Vice-Admiral John Michael de Robeck, K.C.B., and Acting Vice-Admiral Sir Rosslyn Erskine Wemyss, K.C.B., C.M.G., M.V.O., in connection with the operations in the Gallipoli Peninsula, have already been recognised in the London Gazette of the 1st January, 1916.

 

 


 

 

29530 - 31 MARCH 1916

 

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointment to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath in recognition of the services of the undermentioned Officer during the War:  

 

To be an Additional Member of the Military Division of the Third Class, or Companions:  

Commodore Robert Edmund Ross Benson, R.N.

________

 

NAVAL GALLANTRY AWARDS

 

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

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the grant of the Victoria Cross to the undermentioned Officer in recognition of his most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty:  

 

Sub-Lieutenant Arthur Waldene St. Clair Tisdall, R.N.V.R. (killed in action).  During the landing from the S.S. "River Clyde" at V Beach in the Gallipoli Peninsula on the 25th April, 1915, Sub-Lieutenant Tisdall, hearing wounded men on the. beach calling for assistance, jumped into the water and, pushing a boat in front of him, went to their rescue. He was, however, obliged to obtain help, and took with him on two trips Leading Seaman Malia and on other trips Chief Petty Officer Perring and Leading Seamen Curtiss and Parkinson. In all Sub-Lieutenant Tisdall made four or five trips between the ship and the shore, and was thus responsible for rescuing several wounded men under heavy and accurate fire. Owing to the fact that Sub-Lieutenant Tisdall and the platoon under his orders were on detached service at the time, and that this Officer was killed in action on the 6th May, it has only now been possible to obtain complete information as to the individuals who took part in this gallant act. Of these, Leading Seaman Fred Curtiss, O.N. Dev. 1899. has been missing since the 4th June, 1915.

 

The following awards have also been approved: 

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

Chief Petty Officer (now Sub-Lieutenant) William Henry Perring, R.N.V.R.

Leading Seaman James Malia, K.P. 760.

Leading Seaman James Parkinson, K.P. 98.

________

 

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

 

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 Rear-Admiral Sir Dudley R. S. De Chair, K.C.B., M.V.O., during the period ending the 31st December, 1915: 

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Fleet Paymaster Vincent Adrian Lawford, R.N.

Captain Edward Gillespie, R.M.L.I.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant Marshal Llewelyn Clarke, R.N.

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

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

 

The following awards have also been approved: 

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Chief Petty Officer John Mildon, O.N., 145115 (R.F.R., Dev/A. 3659).

Chief Petty Officer John Willey, O.N., 117899 (R.F.R., Po/A. 1137).

Chief Petty Officer Henry Charles Endacotte, O.N., 121488 (R.F.R., Ch/A. 998).

Master-at-Arms Frank Sprake, O.N., 150887.

Chief Yeoman of Signals John Burnard Gunn, O.N., 189705.

Petty Officer, 1st Class, John Hutchison Turner, O.N., 165656 (R.F.R., Ch/B. 3910).

Petty Officer, 1st Class, Arthur Hodges, O.N., 148458.

Petty Officer, 1st Class, Robert Niven Ritchie, O.N., 118025 (R.F.R., Po/A. 1900).

Petty Officer, 2nd Class, Alexander Kerr, O.N., 126018 (R.F.R., Dev/A. 1718).

Petty Officer, 2nd Class, Percy Henery Whale, O.N., 191158 (R.F.R., Ch/B. 5831).

Leading Seaman George Boon, O.N., 172758 (R.F.R..Dev/B. 1770).

Senior Reserve Attendant Philip Charles Grills, O.N., M/9854, R.N.A.S.B.R.

Able Seaman Cluny Cameron Campbell, O.N., 191210 (R.F.R., Ch/B. 7645).

Leading Seaman Andrew Seaward (R.N.R,, 7013 A.)

Seaman Albert Gregory, R.N.R., X719 (Newfoundland).

Greaser James Barrett (Mercantile Rating).

Serjeant William Samuel Elliott, R.M.L.I. (R.F.R., Ply/1499).

 

The following Officers and men have been mentioned in despatches by Rear-Admiral Sir Dudley De Chair for good services in the Patrol Cruisers: 

Commander Eric Valentine Frederic Radclyffe Dugmore, R.N.

Engineer Commander Thomas Pierce Pover, R.N.R.

Staff Surgeon Robert Bernard Scribner, R.N.

Midshipman Peter Booth Clarke, R.N.R.

Probationary Midshipman Sidney Albert Bagley, R.N.R.

Chief Petty Officer William John Henry Worth, O.N., 150654 (R.F.R., Dev/A. 4247).

Master-at-Arms George John Marsh, O.N., 183125.

Petty Officer, 1st Class, Philip Arthur Grandin, O.N., 139364 (R.F.R., Po/A. 4183).

Leading Signalman Herbert Henry Thompson, O.N., 236433.

Leading Seaman Daniel Keggin, R.N.R. 2025 C.

2nd Writer William Percy Jones (Mercantile Rating).

Seaman Murdo McKay, R.N.R., 2769 B.

Able Seaman Robert Reginald Lawrence, R.N.V.R., O.N., London/9/2346.

Seaman George Boutcher, R.N.R. (Newfoundland), 964 X.

Seaman Edward James Woodrow, R.N.R., 1883 D.

Able Seaman Henry Joseph Jordan, O.N., 194113 (R.F.R., Dev/B.4200).

Leading Fireman George Hooper (Mercantile Rating).

Fireman Sidney Birch (Mercantile Rating).

Fireman Charles Davies (Mercantile Rating).

Serjeant William Kenyon, R.M.L.I., Ply/10230.

Private Thomas Simpson, R.M.L.I., Ch/14282 (R.F.R., Ch/B. 1734).

Private Henry James Fawkes, RMLI, Ch/15472

 

 


 

 

29538 - 7 APRIL 1916

  

Admiralty, 7th April, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order

 

Lieutenant Reginald John Bone, R.N., Flight Commander, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the 19th March, 1916, when, flying a land machine and unaccompanied by an observer, he chased out to sea, and after bold and skilful manoeuvring disabled and brought down by gunfire a German seaplane, which had been engaged in a raid on the coast of Kent.

 

Lieutenant Cyril Aldin Smith, R.N.V.R. For excellent work on the nights of the 13th-14th and 14th-15th March, 1916, in connection with enterprises against the enemy's trenches south of Verlorenhoek. This officer on two successive nights went forward to the enemy's wire, superintended the laying of torpedoes and blew gaps in the enemy's wire. His conduct and gallantry were conspicuous on both occasions.

________

 

Admiralty, 6th April, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration upon the following Officers:

Commander George Norris Ramage.

Commander Charles Probert Green (retired).

Lieutenant-Commander Joseph King (retired) .

Lieutenant Harold Edward Jackson.

 

 


 

 

29543 - 11 APRIL 1916

 

Whitehall, April 6, 1916.

 

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)

Attrill, James Clavell, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Avent, James Henry, Skilled Labourer, Royal William Yard, Plymouth.

Benstead, Robert Henry, Skilled Labourer, Sheerness Dockyard.

Bonnell, William, Smith, Pembroke Dockyard.

Harman, William Charles, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Hayes, John, Rigger, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Heath, Frederick William, Superintendent of

Herring, Arthur George, Ropemaker, First Class, Devonport Dockyard.

Hosking, George, First Grade Storehouseman, Royal William Yard, Plymouth.

Hurricks, Frederick Vernon Nugget, Painter, Chatham Dockyard.

Johns, Joseph Daniel, Shipwright, Devonport Dockyard.

Kitcher, Henry, Rigger, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Maynard, Charles Henry, Chargeman of Shipwrights, Devonport Dockyard.

Moore, Charles, Rigger, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Powell, Alfred, Hammerman, Pembroke Dockyard.

Rosevear, Alexander, Shipwright, Chatham Dockyard.

Steptoe, Nathaniel, Storeholder, Royal Naval Ordnance Depot, Portsmouth.

Stevens, Edward James, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Thomas, John Widdrington, First Class Draftsman, Devonport Dockyard.

Tothill, James Edward, Leading Man of Stores, Royal William Yard, Plymouth.

Vere, John, Joiner, Devonport Dockyard.

________

 

Admiralty, 7th April, 1916.

 

The following awards have been made: 

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

 

For services in connection with the Tanganyika Naval Expedition: 

Acting Chief Petty Officer William Waterhouse, O.N. 180131.

Engine Room Artificer John Scotland Lamont, R.N.R , O.N. 1372 E.A.

 

For services in connection with the British Army in France

Sergeant William Henry Rogers, No. R.M.A. 8591.

Sergeant Albert James Edward Thorburn, No. RM.A 9907.

 

 


 

 

29547 - 14 APRIL 1916

 

Admiralty, 11th April, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration upon the following Officer:  

Lieutenant Gerald FitzGibbon McCombie.

 

 


 

 

29550 - 14 APRIL 1916

 

War Office, 17th April, 1916.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to approve of the undermentioned rewards for services rendered in connection with military operations in the field, with effect from 1st January, 1916, inclusive:

 

(included with Army lists)

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Commander Charlie Steward Hickman, Royal Indian Marine.

 

 


 

 

29552 - 18 APRIL 1916

 

Whitehall, April 14, 1916.

 

The KING was pleased, on Saturday, the 8th instant, at Buckingham Palace, to present to Lieutenant-Commander Arthur Richard Shaw Warden, R.N., the Albert Medal of the First Class, which was conferred upon him by His Majesty for gallantry in saving life, as detailed below:

 

On the morning of the 26th October, 1915, the Orderly Officer on duty at the Bassin Loubet, Boulogne, was informed that a fire had broken out in the after hold of the S.S. "Maine" Ammunition Ship, in which a quantity of high explosives was stowed, and he at once reported the fact to Lieutenant-Commander Warden, at the Office of the Naval Transport Officer. In the meantime the ship was abandoned by her officers and crew, and steps were taken by the local fire brigade to rig the shore fire hoses.

 

Lieutenant-Commander Warden immediately proceeded on board, and on arrival at the after hold found smoke issuing from between the high explosive cases in the centre of the hatch. He went down into the hold, lifted up one of the cases, and called for the fire hose, which was passed to him by Private Edward Gimble, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, who had followed him on board.  This case, and the one next to it, were alight on their adjacent sides. Lieutenant-Commander Warden played the hose on them and. extinguished the fire. Subsequent investigation showed that the fire was in all probability due to the ignition by friction or spontaneous combustion of amorphous phosphorus, which had leaked from boxes containing that substance stowed above the cases containing the high explosives.

 

There is little doubt that the prompt and gallant action of Lieutenant-Commander Warden prevented an explosion which would have had serious and possibly disastrous results with almost certain loss of life.

 

The Albert Medal of the Second Class has been awarded to Private Gimble.

________

 

Admiralty, 15th April, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration upon Lieutenant-Commander Joseph Dixon.

  

 


 

 

29558 - 25 APRIL 1916

 

Admiralty, 24th April, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Acting Lieutenant William Beswick, R.N.R.

 

 


 

 

29562 - 28 APRIL 1916

  

Admiralty, 22nd April, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Eng. Lieut. Leonard S. Loveless, R.N.R.

 

 


 

 

29573 - 9 MAY 1916

 

Admiralty, 6th May, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Decoration of the Albert Medal of the Second Class on:  

 

Lieutenant Robert Arthur Startin, R.N

 

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

 

During the violent gale and snowstorm on the night of the 28th March, 1916, the whaler of H.M.S. "Melpomene," with a crew of six men, was driven, by the blizzard on to the mud about ¾ of a mile up the river above the Parkstone Jetty, Harwich. Lieut. Startin, on hearing that the whaler was missing, set out alone to search along the river bed. After wading through deep mud, at times up to his armpits, for a distance of about 300 yards, he eventually found the whaler, half full of water, aground on the mud, with her crew lying helpless in the boat, having given up all hope of being rescued. He only succeeded in rousing them by beating them with his stick, one man having to be forcibly dragged all the way to the shore by Lieut. Startin and the coxswain of the boat. After dragging him for about an hour, a distance of about 40 or 50 yards had been covered, when a light was seen moving inshore. Lieut. Startin ordered the crew to remain where they where whilst he went to the light, which proved to be carried by a search party with a rope. This rope was taken backwards and forwards personally by Lieut. Startin from the shore to the boat's crew until each one had been rescued, this exhausting and dangerous task in the deep mud being performed under the most trying weather conditions. All the crew were thus saved, though one afterwards died from the effects of exposure.

 

 


 

 

29578 - 12 MAY 1916

 

India Office, 4th May, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to make the following appointment to the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India in recognition of the meritorious service of the undermentioned Officer in connection with the war: 

 

To be an Additional Companion of the said Most Exalted Order: 

Rear-Admiral Arthur Hayes-Sadler.

 

 


 

 

29581 - 12 MAY 1916

 

GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN and EVACUATION - NAVAL AWARDS

 

Admiralty, 11th May, 1916.

 

The following awards have been approved in recognition of services rendered by Petty Officers and men of the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron between the time of landing in the Gallipoli Peninsula in April, 1915, and the evacuation in December, 1915 - January, 1916

 

To Receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

 

Stoker, First Class, Arthur James Ade, O.N. K. 14283. His picket boat was struck by a shrapnel shell on 9th August, 1915, and the steam-pipe perforated. Stoker Ade - though the engine-room was full of steam - went down, shut off steam and brought up the leading Stoker, who was severely wounded and scalded.

 

Chief Petty Officer Henry Hill, O.N. 173927. On 25th April, 1915, this Petty Officer whilst at the wheel during the landing operations at Anzac, under heavy fire, was struck in the mouth by a bullet, which removed all his front teeth. He was taken below, and after washing out his mouth he insisted on returning to his duty at the wheel, where he remained during the landing trips of 25th and 26th April, on both days under fire.

 

To Receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Leading Signalman Joseph Wood Arnold, O.N. 223727.

Stoker, First Class, Philip James Adams, O.N. K.8249.

Petty Officer Walter Algar, O.N. 162321.

Chief Petty Officer Frank Gilbert Abbott, O.N. 178317.

Leading Seaman Charles Biss, O.N. 183877.

Able Seaman Robert Barrie, O.N. 235834.

Stoker, First Class, James Edward Brennan, O.N. S.S.113626.

Deckhand, R.N.R. (Trawler Section) William Henry Beach, O.N. 776.D.A.

Petty Officer, First Class, Alfred George Beall, O.N. 147420 (R.F.R., Dev. A/4132).

Leading Telegraphist Albert Edward Baker, O.N. J.2103.

Ordinary Telegraphist Thomas William Brockway, O.N. J.23493.

Able Seaman William Bellion, O.N. S.S.310 (R.F.R., Dev. B/2479).

Leading Trimmer, R.N.R., John Bainbridge, O.N. 1311.S.T.

Able Seaman, R.N.V.R., John W. H. Bollon, O.N. Sussex 1/274.

Private Charles Douglas Brace, R.M.L.I., O.N. Ply./7996.

Stoker Petty Officer Alfred Brown, O.N. 288890.

Chief Petty Officer Mechanic, R.N.A.S., Bernard John William Brady,.O.N. 234186.

Shipwright James Robert Brightmore, O.N. M.1155.

Chief Yeoman of Signals Joseph Cafe, O.N. 191831.

Petty Officer John Corby, O.N. 225290.

Able Seaman Robert Cleghorn, O.N. 227097.

Trimmer, R.N.R., George Henry Cochrane, O.N. 988.S.T.

Chief Engine Room Artificer, First Class, Frederick William Court, O.N. 269025.

Leading Seaman George Robert Cracknell, O.N. J.1559.

Able Seaman John Henry Creasey, O.N. J.5997.

Leading Telegraphist Herbert Charles Curtis, O.N. 366437.

Able Seaman Alfred James Carter, O.N. 235581.

Leading Seaman Harry Charles Cooper, O.N. 163005 (R.F.R., Po. B/1597).

Trimmer, R.N.R., William Henry Cook, O.N. 493.S.T.

Chief Petty Officer George Coak, O.N. 114036.

Stoker Petty Officer George Cherry, O.N. 302979 (Coastguard).

Stoker Petty Officer William Thomas Collins, O.N. 308278.

Able Seaman James Collins, O.N. J.24829.

Petty Officer Henry Cox, O.N. 224661.

Shipwright Archibald Carter, O.N. M.7314.

Stoker, First Class, Albert Henry Dunford, O.N. 304221 (R.F.R., Po. B/2409).

Able Seaman John William Draycott, O.N. J.4926.

Gunner John Stevens Druce, R.M.A., O.N. R.M.A./5169 (R.F.R./B.294).

Stoker Petty Officer Christopher Derham, O.N. 299316.

Petty Officer Harry James Dedman, O.N. J.2476.

Ordinary Telegraphist Stanley Hugh Evans, O.N. J.27781.

Petty Officer William Earle, O.N. 231443.

Stoker, First Class, Albert Evans, O.N. 306923.

Petty Officer Telegraphist Marshall John William Ellingworth, O.N. 236310.

Stoker, First Class, Joseph Ellis, O.N. S.S.115683.

Acting Chief Stoker William Horace Edser, O.N. 298029.

Leading Signalman George James French, O.N. 216119.

Able Seaman Henry William Fautley, O.N. J.6022.

Leading Signalman Edwin Thomas Guy, O.N. J.8032.

Yeoman of Signals Ernest Edward Gough, O.N. 222156.

Able Seaman Charles Joseph Gravener, O.N. S.S.4199.

Chief Petty Officer Arthur Henry Green, O.N. 158155.

Petty Officer Alexander Gillanders, O.N. 189041.

Able Seaman Aubrey Richard Gurden, O.N. J.3053.

Chief Petty Officer William Gough, O.N. 163176.

Leading Seaman James Gabbert, O.N. 234048.

Chief Armourer Samuel James Graham, O.N. 341196.

Able Seaman Stanley Hill, O.N. J.6366.

Able Seaman Bertie Lewis Hipgrave, O.N. J. 10503.

Leading Seaman Ernest Douglas Hussey, O.N. J.1503.

Stoker Petty Officer Patrick Healy, O.N. 297395.

Stoker, First Class, Frederick Ralph Hazell, O.N. K.18887.

Able Seaman Herbert Holmes, O.N. 219451, (R.F.R., Dev. B/1879).

Leading Telegraphist Leonard James Hookey, O.N. J.842.

Signalman William Henry Hawtin, O.N. J.9986.

Able Seaman Spencer George Hoare, O.N. J.4676.

Yeoman of Signals Augustus George Hodgson, O.N. 224070.

Able Seaman (Pensioner) Charles William Hines, O.N. 143846 (R.F.R., Ch. A/1874).

Shipwright, Second Class, Henry Smith Houldey, O.N. 344098.

Petty Officer, First Class, Charles Henry Hopkins, O.N. 120229 (R.F.R., Dev. A/1661).

Able Seaman James Samuel Hammond, O.N. 199600 (R.F.R., Po. B/4970).

Petty Officer Leonard John Hawkins, O.N. 207596.

Able Seaman Basil Arthur Hutton, O.N. 172657.

Able Seaman John Charles James, O.N. J.4413.

Stoker, First Class, James Thomas Jones, O.N. S.S.115450.

Ship's Steward Edward Thomas Findlay Jezzard, O.N. 343412.

Trimmer, R.N.R. Simpson Johnson, O.N. 260.S.T.

Leading Stoker William Kenney, O.N. 281132.

Able Seaman William Augustin Kell, O.N. 180453 (R.F.R., Dev. B/2059).

Leading Telegraphist Albert Kemsley, O.N. 225979.

Seaman, R.N.R., Patrick Keogh, O.N. 5251A.

Able Seaman William Kinrade, O.N. 187692 (R.F.R., Dev. B/1395).

Petty Officer Frederick Keeley, O.N. 188725.

Able Seaman Aaron Lumsden, O.N. 218195 (R.F.R., Ch. B/10894).

Stoker, First Class, Thomas Henry Lloyd, O.N. S.S.115654.

Stoker Petty Officer William Nicholas Liddycoat, O.N. 280939.

Leading Telegraphist Cecil Hensman Langley, O.N. 233.589.

Signalman Alexander Locker, O.N. J.7566.

Able Seaman Thomas Lament, O.N. 218079.

Seaman, R.N.R., George Lawrence, O.N. 3814 B.

Seaman, R.N.R., Uriah Alfred Farrow Lewis, O.N. 2869A.

Signalman Thomas McDonagh, O.N. 239006.

Petty Officer Telegraphist James Morris, O.N. 230136.

Able Seaman Ernest Humphrey Moore, O.N. J.6490.

Leading Trimmer, R.N.R., Alexander Mackie, O.N. 1306.S.T.

Second Hand, R.N.R. (Trawler Section), William McLean, O.N. 7135.D.A.

Leading Seaman Albert Martin, O.N. 218481.

Able Seaman Frank Neale, O.N. S.S.4729.

Leading Seaman Isaac William Needham, O.N. 173903.

Able Seaman William Marshall Neiass, O.N. 155995.

Engineman, R.N.R. (Trawler Section), John Robert Nightingale, O.N. 1964.E.S.

Trimmer, R.N.R., Francis Nurse, O.N. 773.S.T.

Leading Telegraphist John Harold O'Connor, O.N. 238592.

Signal Boy Eric Menhennitte Peacock, O.N. J.24895.

Blacksmith Henry Perkins, O.N. 341477.

Leading Seaman Ernest George Pangborne, O.N. J.392.

Able Seaman Arthur Joseph Henry Porter, O.N. 207324 (R.F.R., Ch. B/10441).

Petty Officer Frederick Raymond Porter, O.N. 171745.

Yeoman of Signals Walter Perry, O.N. 201552.

Petty Officer Cecil James Petitt, O.N. 198358.

Stoker First Class William George Palfrey, O.N. S.S.112143.

Petty Officer Herbert Philip Paine, O.N. 185245.

Petty Officer William Holland Parkes, O.N. 201953 (R.F.R., Ch. B/8920).

Leading Seaman William Robert Pillar, O.N. 234999.

Stoker Petty Officer William Parsons, O.N. 305828.

Leading Stoker Henry Thomas Robert Palmer, O.N. 362238.

Petty Officer, First Class, (Coastguard) William Penny, O.N. 194854.

Stoker First Class George Riggans, O.N. 287534.

Leading Seaman William Robinson, O.N. 202692.

Ordinary Seaman Henry Charles Rayner, O.N. J.16065.

Able Seaman Francis James Rogers, O.N. 199157.

Petty-Officer First Class John Francis Callard Rean, O.N. 184395.

Petty Officer First Class Thomas Reed, O.N. 128816 (R.F.R., Po. A/1977).

Chief Yeoman of Signals Frederick John Roberts, O.N. 199074.

Private Thomas Robins, R.M.L.I., O.N. Ply./7183.

Petty Officer Mechanic, R.N.A.S., Leonard Thomas Sanderson, O.N. F.3640.

Petty Officer, First Class, Thomas Henry Stokoe, O.N. 211541.

Stoker Petty Officer Henry William Stafford, O.N. 305543.

Able Seaman John William Stobart, O.N. 233177.

Able Seaman William Gordon Symons, O.N. 223748.

Able Seaman William Sylvester, O.N. S.S.2245 (R.F.R., Dev. B/4791).

Leading Telegraphist Philip Sharman, O.N. J.3346.

Petty Officer Joseph Thomas Smith, O.N. 239979.

Able Seaman Thomas Simmons, O.N. 229802.

Leading Seaman Percy Pearson Smith, O.N. J.6884.

Stoker Petty Officer William James Smith, O.N. K.423.

Petty Officer George Henry Smith, O.N. 190801.

Chief Stoker Henry Lee Saunders, O.N. 279612.

Leading Seaman Jack Saunders, O.N. 229500.

Chief Stoker (Pensioner) William Stevens, O.N. 147264 (R.F.R., Dev. A/3051).

Chief Stoker (Pensioner) Thomas William Smith, O.N. 142609 (R.F.R., Ch. A/1299).

Petty Officer George Charles Steed, O.N. 210967.

Yeoman of Signals Arthur Terry, O.N. S./C.175174 (R.F.R., Ch. A/4668).

Chief Petty Officer Alfred Francis Tregidgo, O.N. 140640 (R.F.R., Dev. A/3350).

Able Seaman Somerset Reginald Tapsfield, O.N. J.9009.

Ordinary Telegraphist Cyril Henry Thomas, O.N. J.19105.

Trimmer, R.N.R., Francis James Taylor, O.N. 755S.T.

Trimmer, R.N.R., Philip Taylor, O.N. 881S.T.

Leading Signalman Reuben George Voice, O.N. J.1365.

Signalman George Whillier, O.N. C.S. J.14182.

Able Seaman George Victor Webb, O.N. J.2306.

Able Seaman Arthur Alfred Window, O.N. J.6736.

Leading Seaman Ray Ethelbert Watson, O.N. J.9238.

Able Seaman Alfred John Wheeler, O.N. 225734.

Leading Signalman Robert Walmsley, O.N. 221278.

Able Seaman Walter Henry Ward, O.N. J. 16782.

Leading Seaman Francis Isaac Webb, O.N. 194515 (R.F.R., Dev. B/2583).

Chief Yeoman of Signals Arthur Watson, O.N. 178811.

 

The following Petty Officers and men have been mentioned in despatches by the Vice-Admiral Commanding the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron for good services in action during the period above referred to: 

Chief Yeoman of Signals Thomas David Ash, O.N. 124245 (R.F.R., Dev. A/1784).

Able Seaman Percy James Almond, O.N. J.22758.

Chief Petty Officer William Bond O.N. 180505.

Ordinary Seaman Frank Augustine Barker, O.N. J.25537.

Stoker, First Class, Charles William Bennett, O.N. K.8152.

Signalman Arthur Leonard Bassett, O.N. J.17264.

Signalman William Spencer Baker, O.N. J.24939.

Leading Seaman George Bryan, O.N. 233796 R.F.R., Ch. B/10533).

Yeoman of Signals Albert John Bennett, O.N. 230793. (Died 31st January, 1916.)

Chief Yeoman of Signals Sidney Bastin, O.N. 182453.

Deckhand, R.N.R., Frank Baxter, O.N. 1990 D.A.

Gunner John Bell, R.M.A., O.N. R.M.A./4853 (R.F.R., B./851).

Leading Signalman William Robert Bush, O.N. 224271.

Petty Officer First Class Frederick George Barnes, O.N. 209085.

Stoker Petty Officer William Henry Bourner, O.N. 277078.

Chief Petty Officer, R.N.A.S., Herbert Bradford, O.N. M.204.

Ordinary Telegraphist Albert Joseph Brown, O.N. J.25579.

Petty Officer, R.N.A.S., Cyril Brewe, O.N. 13987.

Stoker First Class Alfred Barrett, O.N. S.S.100096 (R.F.R., Dev. B/2347).

Seaman, R.N.R., William Willis Blackmore, O.N. 4371A.

Seaman, R.N.R., Lawrence George Betts, O.N. 5023B.

Seaman, R.N.R. (Newfoundland), George Bignell, O.N. 1831X.

Signalman, R.N.V.R., Bertram Percival Comer, O.N. Bristol 3/946.

Chief Petty Officer William Joseph Griddle, O.N. 138858 (R.F.R., Dev. A/2752).

Chief Petty Officer, R.N.A.S., Albert Herbert Cummings, O.N. F667.

Petty Officer Mechanic, R.N.A.S., Arthur Ernest Close, O.N. 234743.

Leading Seaman Grant Benjamin Chambers, O.N. 227290.

Ordinary Seaman Frank Coates, O.N. J.23875.

Stoker First Class Harry Couchman, O.N. K.12174.

Able Seaman Alfred Clement Cock, O.N. 216645.

Petty Officer, First Class, James Connell, O.N. 130349 (R.F.R., Dev. A/2542). (Died 1st December, 1915.)

Ordinary Seaman Christopher Cotter, O.N. SS4704.

Leading Seaman (Coastguard) Edward William Callaghan, O.N. 184610.

Able Seaman Frederick William Clements, O.N. 152862 (R.F.R., Ch. B/323).

Seaman, R.N.R., Benjamin Jacob Canham, O.N. 3532C.

Seaman, R.N.R., Richard Carthy, O.N. 4580B.

Leading Seaman (Coastguard) Albert Henry Denton Cox, O.N. 207574.

Chief Stoker (Pensioner) Edwin Thomas Darlington, O.N. 145512.

Chief Petty Officer, R.N.A.S., Edmond Dessaussois, O.N. F.1663.

Petty Officer Telegraphist Timothy Driscoll, O.N. 187416.

Stoker, First Class, William Edward Decks, O.N. K.15871.

Stoker, First Class, John Wilson Donald, O.N. K.3631.

Signalman Walter Dawson, O.N. J.8746. (Previously awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. See Gazette dated 16th August, 1915, page 8135.)

Stoker, First Class, James Duncan, O.N. SS105395 (R.F.R., Dev. B/4498).

Chief Yeoman of Signals Thomas John Davis, O.N. 147294 (R.F.R., Dev. A/3755).

Leading Stoker John Alfred Ebrey, O.N. K.7001.

Chief Petty Officer, 2nd Grade, R.N.A.S., John Evason, O.N. 200966.

Stoker, First Class, Wesley Ferris, O.N. SS114263.

Signalman Alfred Foster, O.N. 223586.

Trimmer, R.N.R., Allan Featherstone, O.N. 1628 S.T.

Able Seaman John Fenwick, O.N. SS4887.

Able Seaman, R.N.V.R., Patrick Francis Frank Folkes, O.N. K.P. 157.

Petty Officer Oliver Stanley French, O.N. J.7956.

Able Seaman Benjamin John Fleetwood, O.N. J.19488.

Signalman John James Gavan, O.N. J.9901.

Leading Seaman Edgar Arthur Goldsmith, O.N. J.2830.

Able Seaman Edward Gedge, O.N. 197298 (R.F.R., Ch. B/2054).

Leading Stoker William Gunther, O.N. K.8373.

Leading Signalman Albert George Gilbert, O.N. 203285.

Seaman, R.N.R., Arthur Stanley Goward, O.N. 8374A.

Yeoman of Signals Frederick John Haskins, O.N. 221577.

Second Yeoman of Signals Ernest Leopold Hanniman, O.N. 160599 (R.F.R. Dev. B/104).

Engine Room Artificer, Fourth Class, Lewis Frederick Hully, O.N. M.5175.

Ordinary Seaman Harold Holmes, O.N. J.23962.

Able Seaman Charles Reginald Hooper, O.N. J.5912. (Previously awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. See Gazette dated 16th August, 1915, page 8135.)

Stoker First Class Luke Homewood, O.N. K.6489.

Stoker First Class William Humphries, O.N. K.19578.

Signalman Steven John Hallett, O.N. J.1222.

Signalman, R.N.V.R., Frederick John Rodney Hutton, O.N. Mersey 6/161.

Chief Motor Boatman F. A. Hunter, O.N. MB245.

Chief Petty Officer, R.N.A.S., Hugh John Hughes, O.N. F.892..

Trimmer, R.N.R., John Hart, O.N. 1646 ,S.T.

Trimmer, R.N.R,, Albert Humphries, O.N. 944.S.T.

Ordinary Telegraphist Laurence Harold Hackett, O.N. J.28921.

Able Seaman James Heaney, O.N. 222672 (Died 16th January, 1916.)

Petty Officer, R.N.A.S., Arthur Percy James, O.N. F.174.

Petty Officer, R.N.A.S., Alexander Jack, O.N. F.677.

Chief Writer (Pensioner) John Woon Jago, O.N. 133456.

Petty Officer Telegraphist William Joseph Jenkins, O.N. 191785.

Trimmer, R.N.R., Harold Johns, O.N. 580 S.T.

Stoker, 1st Class, James Knott, O.N. K.14527.

Petty Officer, R.N.A.S., Frederick Kerchey, O.N. F.700.

Trimmer, R.N.R., John James Kermeen, O.N. 1544.S.T.

Sergeant Henry Ralph Kimber, R.M.A., O.N. 10107.

Chief Petty Officer, R.N.A.S.,.George Lacey, O.N. 272252.

Petty Officer James Ladbrook, O.N. 178829.

Able Seaman Thomas Lane, O.N. 195028.

Stoker, First Class, Thomas Samuel Lea, O.N. K.6291.

Stoker, First Class, Joseph Henry Lee, O.N. K.12171.

Ordinary Seaman Charles Richard Lee, O.N. J.24246.

Chief Petty Officer, R.N.A.S., Hubert Poyntz Leigh, O.N. M.947.

Stoker, First Class, David Loan, O.N. S.S. 102700 (R.F.R., Dev. B/3699).

Petty Officer Edward Francis Massey, O.N. 188296.

Petty Officer Paul Bradley Mihalop, O.N. 194885 (R.F.R., Ch. B/8236).

Signal Boy George William Moreton, O.N. J.25734.

Leading Trimmer, R.N.R., Malcolm Mulveny, O.N. 1423.S.T.

Seaman, R.N.R., Henry Murley Murt, O.N. 4285.A.

Seaman, R.N.R., Murdo MacDonald, O.N. 4547 .A.

Able Seaman Charles May, O.N. S.S.3595.

Petty Officer, First Class, Charles Henry Moore, O.N. 123729 (R.F.R., Dev. A/2061).

Able Seaman Harold Shaw Makinson, O.N. C.190284 (R.F.R., Ch. B/4890).

Chief Petty Officer Mechanic, R.N.A.S., Hugh Nelson, O.N. 272016.

Stoker, First Class, Robert Orr, O.N. 115208.

Petty Officer, First Class, George O'Brien, O.N. 150648.

Leading Signalman Stanley Guy Paul, O.N. J.8021.

Ordinary Signalman Thomas Henry Palmer, O.N. J.22675.

Gunner Sidney Charles Parker, R.M.A., O.N. 8893.

Able Seaman Sidney George Pollard, O.N. J.22099.

Chief Petty Officer (Pensioner) Francis John Pascoe, O.N. 130279.

Leading Stoker William Pritchard, O.N. K.9502.

Chief Petty Officer, R.N.A.S., Percy Randolph Pratt, O.N. 344680.

Chief Petty Officer, R.N.A.S., Edward John Prothero, O.N. F.676.

Petty Officer Mechanic, R.N.A.S., Albert Edwin Platford, O.N. R.M.A.11363.

Leading Seaman (Coastguard) George Thomas Page, O.N. 209628.

Chief Petty Officer, R.N.A.S., David Morris Rees, O.N. 344437.

Petty Officer Telegraphist Frederick Percy Rogers, O.N. 240011.

Leading Seaman Albert Charles Rye, O.N. J.2891.

Trimmer, R.N.R., Robert Rowell, O.N. 976 S.T.

Trimmer, R.N.R., Denis Riordan, O.N. 1234.S.T.

Telegraphist William Hocking Riddle, O.N. J.28697.

Leading Signalman Percy Rayner, O.N. 239366.

Able Seaman William Alexander Sinclair, O.N. S.S.314 (R.F.R., Dev. B/2689).

Chief Petty Officer, R.N.A.S., Charles Snow, O.N. 347686.

Chief Petty Officer, R.N.A.S., John Sutherland, O.N. 272328.

Chief Engine Room Artificer William Ernest Scoble, O.N. 268639.

Petty Officer William Saffhill, O.N. 219209 (Died, Mudros, 17th August, 1915.)

Able Seaman John Snee, O.N. S.S.2392 (R.F.R., Dev. B/5024). (Died, 14th January, 1916.)

Signalman Frederick William Siggers, O.N. J.1323.

Signal Boy John Augustine Sullivan, O.N. J. 30235.

Yeoman of Signals Henry Thomas Staunton, O.N. 225521.

Able Seaman John Simpson, O.N. S.S.2780 (R.F.R., Dev. B/5812).

Trimmer, R.N.R., George Skardon, O.N. 1762 S.T.

Able Seaman Henry Alfred Standish, O.N. S.S.4697.

Able Seaman John Scully, O.N. 239005.

Stoker, First Class, George Frederick Smith, O.N. K.22830.

Leading Stoker, R.N.R., John Smith, O.N. 1500.S.

Stoker, R.N.R., William Smith, O.N. 2205.T.

Seaman, R.N.R. (Newfoundland), Edgar H. Smith, O.N. 1204.X.

Leading Seaman William James Stillwell, O.N. 205742 (R.F.R., Ch. B/4938).

Petty Officer George Henry Tarrant, O.N. 199167.

Leading Stoker Herbert William James Turner, O.N. K.2931.

Chief Motor Boatman T. H. Thurborn, O.N. M.B.369.

Chief Motor Boatman Frederick William Trinn, O.N. M.B.226.

Trimmer, R.N.R., Anthony Taylor, O.N. 941.S.T.

Trimmer, R.N.R., Frederick Taylor, O.N. 587.S.T.

Ordinary Telegraphist Frank Arthur Thake, O.N. J.28045.

Stoker, 1st Class, Albert Henry Thomas, O.N. S.S.109282.

Able Seaman William James Terlour, O.N. 219633.

Petty Officer Mechanic, R.N.A.S., Thomas James Edward Thornton, O.N. J.5756.

Signalman Samuel Uttley, O.N. 227244 (R.F.R., Ch. B/4619).

Chief Shipwright (Pensioner) Walter George Vernon, O.N. 147543.

Signalman, R.N.V.R., Robert Daniel Ware, O.N. Bristol 4/1129.

Able Seaman Joseph William Wanless, O.N. 216600.

Stoker, First Class, Michael Williamson, O.N. K.19300.

Signalman Sydney Charles Wylie, O.N. J. 13151.

Leading Seaman William Frederick Chester Woolhouse, O.N. 225260.

Chief Yeoman of Signals (Pensioner) Richard Charles Way, O.N. 124922.

Trimmer, R.N.R., Ivor Williams, O.N. 7708.T.

Ordinary Seaman James Frederick Wales, O.N. J.23925.

Seaman, R.N.R., Edward Walsh, O.N. 3907A.

Stoker, First Class, Francis John White, O.N. S.S.110221.

Able Seaman Ernest Wood, O.N. D. 193330 (R.F.R., Dev. B/3034).

Stoker First Class Richard Woods, O.N. S.S.103819 (R.F.R., Dev. B/4050).

Leading Telegraphist Albert Joseph Williamson, O.N. 224938.

Able Seaman (Coastguard) Henry Wiles, O.N. 202707.

Able Seaman John Albert Young, O.N. 235309.

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The following awards have been approved in recognition of the services of Petty Officers and men of the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron during the evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula in December, 1915-January, 1916

 

To Receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Petty Officer Seth Barratt, O.N. 217841 (now Acting Gunner, R.N.).

Engine Room Artificer, Second Class, James Alexander Bowmaker, O.N. 271124.

Leading Seaman Cuthbert Collingwood, O.N. 213196.

Able Seaman William Henry Clapp, O.N. S.S.529 (R.F.R., Dev. B/2675).

Chief Petty Officer Owen Daley, O.N. 162872.

Petty Officer Arthur Jabez Dominey, O.N. 219603.

Signalman Edward Griffiths, O.N. 203882 (R.F.R., Po. B/2326).

Leading Seaman Fred Gregory, O.N. S.S.689 (R.F.R., Dev. B/2789).

Able Seaman Claude George Gosling, O.N. 177627 (R.F.R., Dev. B/1259).

Petty Officer Arthur Harries, O.N. 228289.

Leading Telegraphist Arthur William Herbert, O.N. J.2739.

Petty Officer William Samuel Jones, O.N. 197162.

Chief Petty Officer James Charles Knight, O.N. 136954 (R.F.R., Dev., A/3277).

Petty Officer First Class Robert Alexander Lees, O.N. 113313 (R.F.R., Po. A/1021).

Petty Officer, First Class, Arthur William Mepham, O.N. 214568.

Petty Officer Thomas Greig Macnaughton, O.N. 222292.

Trimmer, R.N.R. (Special Service) William Mapp, O.N. 1116 S.T.

Seaman, R.N.R., Florence McCarthy, O.N. 5100.A.

Leading Seaman Alexander Henry Munday, O.N. 195224 (R.F.R., Ch. B/996).

Petty Officer, First Class, Thomas George Norton, O.N. 137771 (R.F.R., Dev. A/2334).

Able Seaman Frederick Charles Pellow, O.N. 196467 (R.F.R., Dev. B/1919).

Chief Stoker Arthur Perry, O.N., 152611 (R.F.R., Po. A/3372).

Stoker, First Class, William Prayle, O.N. K.10624.

Petty Officer, Second Class, Charles William Pointer, O.N. 112592 (R.F.R., Dev. A/1828).

Chief Stoker Edward John Rhymes, O.N. 167889.

Petty Officer, First Class, Aaron H. Rogers, O.N. 189365 (R.F.R., Dev. B/3627).

Chief Stoker (Pensioner) William Rice, O.N. 161703.

Chief Petty Officer Richard John Stone, O.N. 124598 (R.F.R., Dev. A/1806).

Petty Officer, First Class, (Pensioner) James Frederick Sheppard, O.N. 106247 (R.F.R., Dev., A/496).

Seaman, R.N.R., Richard Cocking Veal, O.N 1711.D.

Petty Officer, First Class, Henry Vickers, O.N. 157216.

Chief Stoker, R.F.R., John Widdicombe, O.N. 146294 (R.F.R., Dev., A./2863).

 

The following Petty Officers and Men have been mentioned in Despatches by the Vice-Admiral commanding the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron for good services in action during the period above referred to: 

Able Seaman George Arthur Adley, O.N. J.20731.

Able Seaman William Atterby, O.N. 235767.

Leading Seaman William George Banks, O.N. 195883 (R.F.R., Ch.B/6774).

Leading Seaman Alfred Blott, O.N. 217397.

Chief Petty Officer Charles James Brown, O.N. 126208 (R.F.R. Dev. A/1942).

Able Seaman Walter David Baldwin, O.N. J.1906.

Able Seaman Edmund Stephen George Coppinger, O.N. J.17768.

Petty Officer George William Campling, O.N. 209462.

Able Seaman William Thomas Cook, O.N. 169881 (R.F.R., Po., B/786).

Trimmer, R.N.R. (Special Service), Michael Conway, O.N. 781S.T,

Petty Officer, First Class, Edmund Arthur Albert Deforte, O.N. 183803.

Petty Officer, Second Class, George Frederick Evans, O.N. 175056 (R.F.R., Po., B/1631).

Able Seaman William George Harry Hind, O.N. S.S.3618.

Trimmer, R.N.R. (Special Service) Andrew Holmes, O.N. 488S.T.

Able Seaman George William Hill, O.N. 232631.

Able Seaman John Kelly, O.N. 180984.

Trimmer, R.N.R. (Special Service) Joseph Leather, O.N. 907S.T.

Boy, First Class, George Lambeth, O.N. J.35868

Stoker, R.N.R., Angus Durham MacKay, O.N. 7013S.

Trimmer, R.N.R. (Special Service), Neil McIntyre, O.N. 756S.T.

Able Seaman George William Mallows, O.N. J.16412.

Able Seaman Harold Page, O.N. J. 16744.

Chief Stoker Charles John Preece, O.N. 162169 (R.F.R., Dev. A/3892).

Petty Officer, First Class, Thomas Charles Read, O.N. 112308 (R.F.R., Dev. A/515).

Leading Seaman Hugh Steven, O.N. 182333.

Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Kello Werry Tadd, O.N. 138185 (R.F.R., Dev. A/3129).

Stoker, R.N.R., William Turnbull, O.N. 7328S.

Able Seaman Thomas Tyrrell, O.N. J.17758.

Able Seaman William Walsh, O.N. J.26203.  

 

 


 

 

29588 - 19 MAY 1916

 

Whitehall, May 18, 1916.

 

The KING was pleased, on Wednesday, the 17th instant, at Buckingham Palace, to present to Chief Petty Officer Michael Sullivan Keogh, R.N.A.S., late of H.M.S. "Ark Royal," the Albert Medal of the Second Class which was conferred upon him for gallantry in endeavouring to save the life of Captain C. H. Collet, D.S.O., R.M.A., on the occasion of an aeroplane accident at the Island of Imbros on the 19th August, 1915. Full particulars are set forth in the notice appearing in the London Gazette of the 14th January last.

  

 


 

 

29603 - 30 MAY 1916

 

Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.

 

 The KING (is) pleased to give directions for the following appointments to the Most. Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, in recognition of services in connection with Transport duties at the Dardanelles; the appointments to date from 1st January, 1916: 

 

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

Captain Lionel de Lautour Wells, R.N.

Commander (Acting Captain) Henry Valentine Simpson, R.N.

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

 

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 whilst employed on Transport duties at the Dardanelles

 

Capt. Robert Cathcart Kemble Lambert, R.N., H.M.S. "Europa" As Beachmaster on "V" Beach on 25th April, 1915, and subsequent days, by his coolness under fire, zeal, and energy, showed a magnificent example to his subordinates in a most difficult and dangerous position. Has since proved a most able assistant to the Principal Naval Transport Officer, Mudros.

 

Cdr. Henry George Muir, R.D., R.N.R., H.M.S. "Sarnia.". "Sarnia" has carried out the arduous duties of a ferry steamer, plying between Mudros and the peninsula, carrying troops and military stores, entailing constant moving and going alongside other ships. Commander Muir has handled his ship well, and it is owing to his zeal and attention to duty that the work has been satisfactorily performed under trying conditions.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Frank Eyers, R.N.R., M.F.A., "Carrigan Head." Has performed meritorious service in the Eastern Mediterranean during the past nineteen months, including the saving of his unarmed ship when attacked by an enemy submarine. The

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KING has further been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers in recognition of their services whilst employed on Transport duties at the Dardanelles

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The following Officers are mentioned for good services whilst employed on Transport duties at the Dardanelles

Cdre. (now Rear-Adml.) Richard F. Phillimore, C.B., M.V.O.

Cdre. Maurice S. Fitzmaurice, C.M.G., R.N.

Capt. Arthur B. Hughes, R.N., H.M.S. "Europa."

Cdr. John E. Edwards, R.D., R.N.R., Special Service Vessel "Bacchus."

Act. Cdr. Gordon S. Horsburgh, R.N.R., H.M.S. "Europa."

Eng. Cdr. Henry T. Knapman, R.N., H.M.S. "Europa."

Lieut.-Cdr. (now Cdr.) Arthur H. Bird, R.D., R.N.R., H.M.S. "Europa."

Staff Payr. Francis W. Walshe, R.N., H.M.S. "Europa" (Secretary to S.T.O., Mudros).

Payr. Paul Heather, R.N., H.M.S. "Europa" (Secretary to P.N.T.O., Mudros).

Cdr. George Gregory, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Ronald N. Kempe, R.N., H.M.S. "Europa."

Carp. Lieut. John McLeod, R.N., H.M.S. "Europa."

Lieut. Richard T. Montgomery, R.N.R., F.M. "Redbreast."

Lieut. William H. Vennings, R.N.R., F.M. "Barry."

Lieut.-Cdr. George L. Porter, R.N.R., F.M. "Brighton."

Lieut. James B. Boal, R.N.R., F.M. "Princess Ena."

Lieut. John R. Ryall, R.N.R., F.M. "El Kahira."

Act. Lieut. Arthur S. Wright, R.N.R., F.M. "Prince Abbas."

Act. Lieut. Albert E. Kenyon, R.N.R., F.M. "Osmanieh."

Lieut. David Smith, R.N.R., F.M. "Susetta."

Lieut. Holwell Walshe, R.N.R., F.M. "Wexford Coast."

Lieut. James E. Boyde, R.N.R., F.M. "Perdita."

Act. Lieut: Henry E. G. Scott-Smith, R.N.R., H.M.S. "Europa."

Act. Lieut. Claude V. Cardinall, R.N.V.R., H.M.S. "Europa."

Act. Lieut. Matthew R. Melville, R.N.R., "Galioubieh."

Sub-Lieut. Cyril A. Phillips, R.N.R., "Krini."

Act. Lieut. Francis Fells, R.N.R., "Faithful."

Act. Lieut. William A. Bell, R.N.R. "Provider."

Sub-Lieut. Douglas Leslie, R.N.R., "Flying Mist."

Sub-Lieut. William McKee, R.N.R., "Sir Joseph Pease."

Sub-Lieut, (now Lieut.) Andrew Barlow, R.N.R. (temp.), "Hendon."

Asst. Payr. Sidney E. Franklin, R.N.R., H.M.S. "Europa."

Mr. Richard Bolster, Clerk, R.N., H.M.S. "Europa,"

Proby. Mid. John M. H. Garriock, R.N.R., H.M.S. "Europa."

Proby. Mid. Willis B. Gaudion, R.N.R., H.M. Tug "Andros."

Proby. Mid. John D. Ross, R.N.R., H.M. Tug "Nord."

Edwin Senior, Captain, Admiralty Collier " Laristan."

G. King, Captain, Admiralty Collier "Nevisbrook."

David Finlay, Captain, F.M. "Abbassieh."

J. B. Carmichael, Captain, F.M. "Pebble."

Cdr. Charles A. Smith, R.D., R.N.R, Captain, H.M.T. "Aquitania."

Cdr. Arthur H. Rostron, R.D., R.N.R., Captain, H.M.T. "Alaunia."

Stephen Gronow, Captain, H.M.T. "Ascania."

Lieut.-Cdr. Frederick W. Corner, R.N.R., Captain, H.M.T. "Canada."

JamesBlaikie, Captain, H.M.T. " Caledonia."

John Parry, Captain, H.M.T. "Georgian."

J. Blanchard Henry, Captain, H.M.T. "Ionian."

Harry Carey, Captain, H.M.T. "Itonus."

Lieut. Edwin R. Large, R.N.R., Captain, H.M.T. "Karroo."

Albert Lockett, Captain, H.M.T. "Nile."

David Taylor, Captain, H.M.T. "Saturnia."

Robert  McKillop, Captain, H.M.T. "Scotian."

Lieut.-Cdr. Bernard Burt, R.N.R., Captain, H.M.T. "Galeka."

Edgar W. Morrison, Captain, H.M.T. "Arcadian."

W. H. Ridgway, Captain, H.M.T. "Clan McGillivray."

William S. Main, Captain, H.M.T. "Empress of Britain."

Francis O. Hasker, Captain, H.M.T. "Minneapolis."

Richard O. Jones, Captain, H.M.T. "Northland."

George A. Millington, Captain, H.M.T. "Borda."

John Hall, Captain, H.M.T. "Grampian."

Alexander H. Acheson, Captain, H.M.T. "Neuralia."

James I. Rogers, Captain, H.M.T. "Orange Branch."

Keasly Jenkins, Captain, H.M.T. "Simla."

W. J. Simmons, Captain, H.M.T. "Comedian."

William Trantor, Captain, H.M.T. "Tintoretto."

Anson F. Clarke, Captain, H.M.T. "Umsinga."

Cdr. Bertram F. Hayes, R.D., R.N.R., Captain, H.M.T. "Olympic."

S. N. Braithwaite, Captain, H.M.T. "Cardiganshire."

Harry A. Sharpe, Captain, H.M.T. "Varsova."

Arthur H. Dobree, 2nd Officer, H.M.T. "Cardiganshire.''

Francis E. Martin, 4th Engineer, H.M.T. "Cardiganshire."

A. Wilson, 2nd Officer, H.M.T. "Queen Louise."

William McCombie, 3rd Officer, H.M.T. "Queen Louise."

Alan Henry Black, Chief Officer, cable ship "Levant."

Alfred L. Spalding, Chief Electrician, cable ship "Levant."

Thomas C. Birbeck, Assistant Electrician, cable ship "Levant."

Alexander S. Henderson, Chief Engineer, cable ship "Levant."

Arthur Hill, Cable Jointer, cable ship "Levant."

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Admiralty, 31st May, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the appointment of the undermentioned officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order

 

Cdr. Geoffrey Basil Spicer-Simson, R.N. In recognition of his services in command of an Allied flotilla on Lake Tanganyika on the 9th February, 1916, when, after a chase and running fight lasting 3 ¼  hours, he sank the German gunboat "Hedwig von Wissmann."

 

Cdr. Francis Newton Allen Cromie, R.N.

Cdr. Francis Herbert Heaveningham Goodhart, R.N.

In recognition of their services in command of British submarines operating in the Baltic Sea.

 

Cdr. Gordon Campbell, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Alfred Geoffrey Peace, R.N.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Drummond Borton, R.N.V.R. In recognition of most valuable services in command of a detachment of R.M. machine guns in difficult and dangerous parts of the line in the Gallipoli Peninsula.

 

Tempy. Major Joseph William Teale, R.M. In recognition of most valuable services throughout the whole of the evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula. With very limited resources he constructed the pier at which practically the whole of the guns and stores were embarked, and was in charge of the destruction of all ammunition, etc., which was left behind at Lancashire Landing.

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

 

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

 

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

 

Acting Lieutenant Joseph McLoughlin, R.N.R.

 

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

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

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

 

Skipper Walter Samuel Wharton, R.N.R.

Skipper Alfred Robert Thompson, R.N.R.

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The following awards have also been approved: 

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

 

Acting Leading Seaman John Dewar, R.N.V.R., Clyde Z/232. On the 20th November, 1915, in the Gallipoli Peninsula he threw away a live grenade, which had fallen in the trench, just in time to save a serious accident.

 

Acting Corporal Frank Pilgrim, R.M.L.I., Po./846 (S). On the 20th November, 1915, at Cape Helles, he threw a live Turkish grenade out of a trench and thereby avoided a dangerous accident.

 

Private Ernest Arnold Grinddey, R.M.L.I., Po./15585. On the 25th November, 1915, at Cape Helles, he extinguished a fuse in a live grenade and threw it out of our trench, thereby avoiding a serious accident.

 

Private Mark Turner, R.M.L.I., Po./343 (S). On the 31st October, 1915, at Cape Helles, he picked up and threw a live bomb out of our barricade, thereby avoiding a serious accident.

 

Leading Seaman George William Matthews, R.N.V.R., Sussex, 1/218. On the 31st October, 1915, during a bomb action he threw back the enemy's bombs, thereby saving many casualties among his comrades. During this action he was severely wounded.

 

To Receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Wireless Telegraph Operator (First Class) Allan Andrews, R.N.R., O.N. 13 W.T.S.

Engine Room Artificer Albert William Morrison, R.N.R., O.N. 1831 E.A.

Chief Petty Officer (Pensioner) George Henry Truscott, O.N. 140440 (Dev. A/3140).

Petty Officer Richard Tozer, O.N. 193194.

Chief Petty Officer Harry Ernest Trust, O.N. 153986.

Leading Seaman Wilfred Albert Samuel, O.N. 213336.

Acting Serjeant-Major (now temporary Quartermaster and Honorary Lieut.) Robert Bell, R.M.L.I.

Private George Smith, R.M.L.I., No. Ply/191 (S).

Able Seaman George Webster, R.N.V.R., No. K.W.747.

Acting Corporal Robert McDowell, R.M.L.I., No. Po./855(S).

Petty Officer Mechanic John Victor Hurst, O.N. F./1255.

Petty Officer Mechanic Frederick Bernard Bird, O.N. F./586.

Deck Hand George H. Tooke, R.N.R., D.A. 8863.

Second Hand William Murray, R.N.R., S.A. 2297.

Chief Petty Officer Harry Ernest Trust, O.N. 153896.

Leading Seaman Wilfred Albert Samuel, O.N. 213336.

Petty Officer John W. Faith, O.N. 160445, R.F.R., Po./B/1224.

2nd Hand Benjamin W. Newson, R.N.R., O.N. D.A.893.

 

 


 

 

29607 - 2 JUNE 1916

  

Admiralty, 1st June 1916.

 

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

Act. Cdr. Cyril A. G. Roberts.

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles Barron.

 

 


 

 

29608 - 2 JUNE 1916

 

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 promotion in the Most Honourable Order of the Bath:  

 

To be an Ordinary Member of the Military Division of the First Class, or Knights Grand Cross, of the said Most Honourable Order:  

Admiral Sir George Astley Callaghan, G.C.V.O., K.C.B.

 

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, in recognition of the services of the undermentioned Officers during the War:

 

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

Vice-Admiral Reginald Godfrey Otway Tupper, C.V.O.

Rear-Admiral Herbert Leopold Heath, M.V.O.

Rear-Admiral Montague Edward Browning, M.V.O.

Rear-Admiral Hugh Evan Thomas, M.V.O.

Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Keith Arbuthnot, Bart., M.V.O.

Rear-Admiral Trevylyan Dacres Willes Napier, M.V.O.

Captain William Edmund Goodenough, M.V.O., A.D.C., R.N.. (Commodore, 2nd Class).

Captain Lionel Halsey, C.M.G., A.D.C., R.N. (Commodore, 1st Class).

Captain Edwyn Sinclair Alexander-Sinclair, M.V.O., A.D.C., R.N. (Commodore, 2nd Class).

Captain Drury St. Aubyn Wake, R.N. (Commodore, 2nd Class).

Captain George Cuthbert Cayley, R.N.

Captain Alfred Ernie Montacute Chatfield, C.V.O., R.N.

Captain Alfred Astley Ellison, R.N.

Fleet Paymaster Montague Stephens, R.N.

Fleet Paymaster Walter Gask, R.N.

Engineer Captain Fred Hore, R.N.

Engineer Captain Donald Percy Green, R.N.

Fleet Surgeon Ernest Courtney Lomas, D.S.O., M.B., F.R.C.S. (Ed.), R.N.

Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Alvend FitzHerbert Osmaston, R.M.A.

 

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

Captain John Franklin Parry, R.N.

Captain Hugh Francis Paget Sinclair, R.N.

Engineer Rear-Admiral Ernest Frank Ellis.

Surgeon-General John Jeffreys Dennis, M.D., R.N.

Acting Captain Thomas Evans Crease, R.N. (retired).

William Henry Gard, Esq., M.V.O. (Royal Corps of Naval Constructors).

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Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George,

 

The KING (is) pleased to give directions for the following appointments to the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George in recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with the War.

 

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

Captain Sidney Robert Drury-Lowe, R.N.

Fleet-Paymaster Henry Wilfred Eldon Manisty, R.N.

Commander Alfred Rawlinson, R.N.V.R.

Captain Logan Sutherland Stansfeld, R.N, (retired).

Commander Dennis Augustus Hugo Larking, R.N. (retired).

Major-General John Frederic Daniell, R.M.L.I.

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India Office, 3rd June, 1916.

 

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 services of the undermentioned gentlemen during the War:

 

To be Additional Companions of the said Most Eminent Order.

(including)

Thomas Avery, Esq., Chief Constructor, Royal Indian Marine Dockyard, Bombay.

Commander Ernest Whiteside Huddleston, Royal Indian Marine, Senior Marine Transport Officer, Bombay.

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Whitehall, June 3, 1916.

 

The KING has been pleased to make the following appointments:  

 

To be Companions of the Imperial Service Order-

HOME CIVIL SERVICE.

(including)

Mark-Edwin Pescott Frost, Esq., Secretary to the Admiral. Superintendent, Portsmouth Dockyard.

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Admiralty, 3rd June, 1916.

 

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 the services rendered by them in the prosecution of the war: 

Captain Roger John Brownlow Keyes, C.B., C.M.G., M.V.O., A.D.C., R.N., (Commodore, 2nd Class).

Captain Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt, C.B., R.N., (Commodore, 1st Class).

Captain Frederick Shirley Litchfield- Speer, R.N.

 

 


 

 

29618 - 9 JUNE 1916

  

Admiralty, 6th June, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the R.N.R. Officers' Decoration upon Lieut.-Cdr. Tom E. Robinson, R.N.R. (retd.).

 

 


 

 

29629 - 20 JUNE 1916

 

Chancery of the Royal Victorian Order, St. James's Palace, 17th June, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to make the following promotions in the Royal Victorian Order

 

To be Knight Grand Cross.

Admiral Sir John Rushworth Jellicoe, G.C.B., K.C.V.O., Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet.

 

To be Knight Commander.

Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty, K.C.B., M,V.O., D.S.O., Commanding the Battle Cruiser Fleet.

  

 


 

 

29635 - 20 JUNE 1916

 

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointment to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath in recognition of the services of the undermentioned Officer during the war: 

 

To be an Additional Member of the Military Division of the Third Class, or Companions:  

Rear-Admiral Bentinck John Davies Yelverton.

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Admiralty, S.W., 22nd June, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order

 

Captain Robert Gwynne Corbett, R.N. In recognition of his services in the cruisers engaged in the North Atlantic Patrol since the outbreak of the war.

 

Captain Thomas Erskine Wardle, R.N. In recognition of his services in command of H.M.S. "Alcantara" on the 29th February, 1916, when he engaged and sank. S.M.S. "Greif."

 

Commander Robert Marsland Groves, R.N. (Wing Commander, R.N.A.S.). In recognition of his services in command of a Wing of the Royal Naval Air Service at Dunkirk. Commander Groves has by his personal skill as a pilot, and also by his untiring zeal, effected a marked advancement in the general standard of flying on active service. He has on several occasions carried out successful reconnaissances to Ostend under fire, and by his own example has proved the utility and great importance of night flying.

 

Captain and Brevet Major Eugene Louis Gerrard (temporary Lieutenant-Colonel), R.M. (Wing Commander, R.N.A.S.). In recognition of his services in command of a Wing of the R.N.A.S. in the Eastern Mediterranean. The present efficiency of this Wing is due very largely to Wing Commander Gerrard, whose personal example and the manner in which he has encouraged the younger officers under his command are all that can be desired.

 

Engineer Commander Henry Frank Smith, R.N. In recognition of his services in one of the cruisers engaged in the North Atlantic Patrol since the outbreak of war.

 

Lieutenant Douglas Austin Oliver, R.N. (Squadron Commander, R.N.A.S.). In recognition of his services on the morning of the 25th April, 1916, when he pursued out to sea the enemy fleet which had bombarded Yarmouth, and flew along the line dropping bombs, being subjected to intense anti-aircraft fire.

 

Engineer Lieutenant-Commander Charles Alfred Norton Williams, R.N.R. In recognition of his services in charge of the engine-room of H.M.S. "Alcantara" on the 29th February, 1916, during the action with S.M.S. "Greif."

 

Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Stevens Savory, R.N.A.S.

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Richard Sebastian Willoughby Dickinson, R.N.A.S.

In recognition of their services on the night of the 14th-15th April, 1916, when they carried out a flight to Constantinople and dropped bombs upon points of military importance, returning safely to their base after a long flight in rough and stormy weather.

 

Flight Lieutenant (Acting Flight Commander) Redford Henry Mulock, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services as a pilot at Dunkirk. This officer has been constantly employed at Dunkirk since July, 1915, and has displayed indefatigable zeal and energy. He has on several occasions engaged hostile aeroplanes and seaplanes, and attacked submarines, and has carried out attacks on enemy air stations, and made long-distance reconnaissances.

 

Lieutenant John Henry Dalbiac, R.M.A. In recognition of his services as an aeroplane observer at Dunkirk since February, 1915. During the past year Lieutenant Dalbiac has been continually employed in coastal reconnaissances and fighting patrols. The Vice-Admiral Commanding the Dover Patrol, in reporting on the work of the R.N.A.S. at Dunkirk, lays particular emphasis on the good work done by the observers.

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

 

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

 

Lieutenant Quentin Hunter Paterson, R.N.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Lieutenant Walter Larmond Scott, R.N.R.

 

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

 

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

 

Lieutenant Charles William R.N.V.R.

Lieutenant Edward R.N.V.R.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Chief Carpenter Thomas Francis Barry, R.N.

Carpenter Francis Rundell Hill, R.N.

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

 

Skipper Thomas Charles Wylie, R.N.R.

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The following awards have also been approved: 

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

Petty Officer, 1st Class, Frederick Ghom, O.N. 171173.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Third Writer William Charles Francis Bond, O.N. M.10262.

Chief Petty Officer William Jenkins, O.N. 133971 (R.F.R., Po, A.2220).

Boy, 1st Class, Horace Matthew Richardson, O.N. 34229.

Petty Officer, 1st Class, William Edward Jolley, O.N. 137900 (R.F.R., Po. A.3105).

Second Yeoman of Signals Lewis Quy Verlander, O.N. 194041 (R.F.R., Po. B.4901).

Able Seaman Alfred Copperwheat, R.N.V.R., Sussex 6/132.

Private Thomas Edward Jones, R.M.L.I., Po. 17140.

Leading Fireman Henry Good, Mercantile Rating.

Officers' Steward Richard Henry Buckell, Mercantile Rating.

Chief Petty Officer Mechanic, 3rd Class, Frank Sidney Thatcher, O.N. F.141.

Chief Petty Officer Mechanic, 2nd Class, James Shipperbottom, O.N. M.3427.

Leading Seaman David Harris, O.N. 218080.

Shipwright, 1st Class, Walter Henry Yarham, O.N. 341944.

Officer's Steward, 2nd Class, Sidney Herbert Marchant, O.N. L.8157.

Chief Petty Officer Edward Cater, O.N. 156303.

Stoker Petty Officer William Punt, O.N. 302295 (since died of wounds).

Stoker Petty Officer Ernest William Willder, O.N. 307913.

Stoker, 1st Class, Ernest John William Clarke, O.N. 288420 (since died of wounds).

Stoker, 1st Class, Frederick Thomas Scott. O.N. K.9936.

Company Serjeant-Major Francis Charles Thornton, Royal Naval Divisional Engineers, O.N. Deal/20(S).

Sergeant Herbert Sydney Smith, Royal Naval Divisional Engineers, O.N. Deal/715(S).

Ordinary Seaman William David Williams, O.N, J.34318.

Boy, 1st Class, John Twomey, O.N. J.34332.

Petty Officer Andrew Murray, O.N. 233254.

Yeoman of Signals Stanley William Muirhead, O.N.219591.

Sergeant Samuel Bull, R.M.A., No. R.M.A. 9591.

Sergeant Frederick George Chapman, R.M.A., No. R.M.A.7919.

Sergeant Edgar Stanley Lewis, R.M.A., No. R.M. A. 10428.

Acting Chief Petty Officer George David Thomas, O.N.175034.

Petty Officer Reginald Charles Maunder, O.N. 212064.

Petty Officer Robert Levis, O.N.188889.

Stoker Petty Officer Frank Eyres, O.N. 286254.

Chief Engine Room Artificer, 1st Class, John Williams, O.N.269191.

Chief Petty Officer, 1st Class, A. H. P. Berry, O.N.F.

Chief Petty Officer, 1st Class, W. Henry Golder, O.N.F.

Chief Petty Officer, 1st Class, John Watson Jean, O.N.F.

Chief Petty Officer, 1st Class, Archie Harrison, O.N.F.

Chief Petty Officer, 2nd Class, William P. Elmes, O.N.F.

Chief Petty Officer, 3rd Class, Archibald E. Gliddon, O.N.F.

Petty Officer Thomas Dowie, O.N. 234088.

Stoker Petty Officer William James Fenney, O.N. 282864 (R.F.R., Dev. B.2280).

Seaman John Gardner Orr, R.N.R., O.N. 2430 D.

 

The following officers and men have been mentioned in despatches

Commander (Acting Captain) Reginald Arthur Norton, R.N.

Lieutenant (Acting Commander) Henry George Kendall, R.N.R.

Flight-Commander (Acting Squadron-Commander) Joseph Ruscombe Wadham Smyth-Pigott, D.S.O., R.N.

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Isaac Henry Woolf Barnato, R.N.A.S.

Petty Officer James Stewart Massie, R.N.R., O.N. 2455 C.

Qualified Seaman William Peddle, R.N.R., (Newfoundland), O.N. 843 X.

 

 


 

 

29651 - 4 JULY 1916

  

Admiralty, 30th June, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration upon the following Officers: 

Cdr. Orry A. de L. Cowin (retd.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Linzee T. Wooldridge (retd.).

Lieut. Arthur S. Fullam.

Payr. William J. Ferrins.

 

 


 

 

29656 - 7 JULY 1916

 

Whitehall, July 5, 1916.

 

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

 

HOME CIVIL SERVICE.

(including)

Chiverton, Thomas, Rigger, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Constable, James Henry, Skilled Labourer, Chatham Dockyard.

Duckworth, William, First Engineer (Yard Craft), Portsmouth Dockyard.

Edwards, John, Skilled Labourer, Pembroke Dockyard.

Grist, William, Stoker, Royal Victoria Yard, Deptford.

Hall, Joseph Charles, Skilled Labourer, Chatham Dockyard.

Harvey, William George, Shipwright, Devonport Dockyard.

Hopkins, John, Skilled Labourer, Pembroke Dockyard.

Jolliffe, Joseph William, Joiner, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Jones, Arthur Seccombe, Ship Fitter, Pembroke Dockyard.

Joryeff, William Henry, Chief Stoker (Yard Craft), Devonport Dockyard.

Juniper, Walter Benjamin, Skilled Labourer, Chatham Dockyard.

Kingwell, Thomas James, Foreman of Boilermakers, Sheerness Dockyard.

Lemmon, John Edward, Second Class Draftsman, Admiralty.

May, William Henry, .Skilled Labourer, Devonport Dockyard.

Morris, Robert, Jointer, Submarine Depot, Engineering Department, Woolwich.

Richards, William, Shipwright, Chatham Dockyard.

Shepherd, Richard Wonnacott Blight, Shipwright, Devonport Dockyard.

Sherris, David, Shipwright, Sheerness Dockyard.

Shrubsole, William, Leather Hosemaker, Chatham Dockyard.

Stephens, Richard, Skilled Labourer, Pembroke Dockyard.

Stevens, Thomas John, Shipwright (Chargeman), Devonport Dockyard.

Trethowan, William Stephen, Skilled Labourer, Devonport Dockyard.

Warren, William John, Ship Fitter, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Williams, Elias, Skilled Labourer, Devonport Dockyard.

 

 


 

 

29668 - 14 JULY 1916

  

Admiralty, 14th July, 1916.

 

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

 

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 the services referred to in the reports mentioned above: 

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. William Vansittart Howard, R.N.

Cdr. Sutton Smith, R.N.

Cdr. Evelyn Leonard Beridge Boothby, R.N.

Cdr. William Marshall, R.D., R.N.R.

Cdr. Alfred Spencer Gibb, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Hugh Edward Murray Archer, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) George William Cavendish Venn, R.N.R.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross

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

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

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

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

Lieut. George Worley, R.N.R.

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

Lieut. Hugh Holmes, R.N.R.

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

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

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

Lieut. Allan Lansley, R.N.R.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The following awards have also been approved: 

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Petty Officer John Dodd Winter, R.N.R., O.N.C.2399.

Seaman Malcolm Morrison, R.N.R., O.N. B.3411.

Leading Boatman Alfred Quick Noall, O.N. 216792.

Deckhand Charles Robert Dyble, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.6478.

Able Seaman Frederick Arthur Knight, O.N. 204763 (R.F.R.Ch./B.10751).

Second Hand (now Skipper) Charles Joseph Cress Bond, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.2153.

Seaman Cecil Bray, R.N.R., O.N.A.6053.

Second Hand Henry Lawrence, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.115.

Cook Robert Leckie, Mercantile Rating.

Deckhand Charles Frederick Roberts, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.1822.

Engineman George Phimister, R.N.R., O.N. E.S.1206.

Second Hand (now Skipper) John Henderson, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.2924.

Second Hand William Leask, R.N.R., O.N. S.A.865.

Second Hand James Christie, R.N.R., O.N.B. 3691.

Deckhand James Charles Rising, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.2897.

Second Hand Simon Henry Barker, R.N.R., O.N.S.A.888.

Deckhand Edgar Wileman, R.N.R., O.N.D A. 2002.

Trimmer Joseph Edward Scott, R.N.R.. O.N.T.S.1117.

Deckhand Clifford Stanley Tofton, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.1779.

Second Hand Andrew Smith, R.N.R., O.N. S.A.652.

Second Hand Herbert Hodgson, R.N.R., O.N.S.A.508.

Seaman Robert Leask, R.N.R., O.N.C.3620.

Second Hand (now Skipper) John McPherson, R.N.R., O.N.S.A.761.

Second Hand Robert Cowling, R.N.R., O.N.S.A.1183.

Leading Seaman .William Brown, R.N.R., O.N.T.1728.

Second Hand William Murt James, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.1969.

Seaman George Murray McIntosh, R.N.R., O.N.A.4046.

Seaman James Hugh McKay, R.N.R., O.N.A..4418.

Leading Seaman Patrick Henry Green, R.N.R., O.N.B.5344.

Seaman Donald MacRae, R.N.R., O.N.A. 2292.

Engineman Daniel Pigeon, R.N.R., O.N.E.S.1650.

Engineman Robert Farrow, R.N.R., O.N.E.S.656.

Engineman Robert George Jacobs, R.N.R., O.N.T.S.2193.

Chief Petty Officer Charles Digby Austin Simmons, O.N.104480, (R.F.R., Po/A. 521).

Petty Officer, 1st Class, Charles Reid, O.N. 116282; (R.F.R. Dev/A.1280).

Second Hand John Alexander Cowie, R.N.R., O.N.S.A.1640.

Second Hand Henry Alfred Hoggett, R.N.R., O.N.S.A.1527.

Second Hand Walter Nickerson, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.4547.

Engineman James Arthur Denton, R.N.R., O.N.E.S.2701.

Leading Stoker George Alfred Parker, R.N.R., O.N.V.617.

Engineman John Francis Carter, R.N.R., O.N.E.S.1928.

Deckhand Thomas William Scrivens, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.5563.

Engineman Ambrose Thomas Mayhew, R.N.R., O.N.E.S.1511.

Leading Seaman Angus McIver, R.N.R., O.N.D.1953.

Leading Seaman David Jones, O.N. 164478, (R.F.R.Ch./B.1878).

Trimmer Robert McCroft, R.N.R., O.N.T.S. 3267.

Second Hand John Soanes, R.N.R., O.N.S.A. 2115.

Cook Richard G. Meek, Mercantile Rating.

Able Seaman Arthur Denyer, O.N.J.19380.

Deckhand William Good, R.N.R., O.N.S.D. 225.

Able Seaman Bertie David Wraight, O.N.J. 21635.

Able Seaman Jabez Thomas Kingston, O.N.J.4293.

Chief Steward Wilson Shaw Whiteford, Mercantile Rating.

Second Hand (now Skipper) James Henry Wood, R.N.R., O.N.S.A.2220.

Leading Trimmer George Wouldhave, R.N.R., O.N.S.T.1313.

Boy Telegraphist Royland Christopher Hetherington, O.N.J.43015.

Leading Seaman James Bright, O.N.21673T, (R.F.R. Dev/B.5211).

Leading Seaman Alfred West, O.N.B.4575.

Second Hand John Wilson, R.N.R., O.N.S.A.697.

Seaman George Leask, R.N.R., O.N.C.2601.

Second Hand John Campbell, R.N.R., O.N.S.A.2277.

Engineman William George Elby, R.N.R., O.N.E.S.4245.

 

The undermentioned rating has been awarded a Bar to his Distinguished Service Medal for a subsequent act of gallantry: 

Leading Seaman Alfred Button, O.N.203867.

(The award of the Distinguished Service Medal was notified in Gazette dated 13th September, 1915, page 9065.)

 

The following officers and men are mentioned for their services in vessels of the Auxiliary Patrol: 

Cdr. Odiarne Unett Coates, R.N.

Cdr. Ronald Scott Jervoise Wigram, R.N.

Cdr. Samuel Robson Crabtree, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. John Walter Pugh, R.N.

Lieut. Charles Wood, R.N.R.

Lieut. Charles Claude Humphreys, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Joseph Cowe Gibson, R.N.R.

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

Eng. Sub-Lieut. Edward S. Manning, R.N.R. (since died).

Skipper Thomas May, R.N.R., 141W.S.A.

Skipper William Parker, R.N.R., 5928.A.

Skipper Herbert Knights, R.N.R., 351 W.S.A.

Skipper James Sidney Harris, R.N.R., 854 W.S.A.

Skipper George Daniel Thacker, R.N.R., 1342W.S.A.

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

Second Hand Victor Adolphus Smith,  R.N.R., O.N.D.A.2183.

Able Seaman Walter Daniel Ring, O.N.S.S.82 (R.F.R., Ch./B.5333).

Engineman Arthur Stevenson, R.N.R., O.N.E.S.1238.

Second Hand Albert Henry Reeve, R.N.R., O.N.S.A.1177.

Engineman Albert France, R.N.R., O.N.E.S. 2130.

Petty Officer, 1st Class, Herbert Whipp, O.N. 171897 (R.F.R., Ch./B. 10926).

Seaman (now Skipper) John Harkness Bird, R.N.R., 2109W.S.A,

Seaman Stanley Pollard, R.N.R., O.N.7783 S.A.

Seaman William Furse, R.N.R., O.N.A.3239.

Deckhand Frank Lewis, R.N.R., O.N.D.A. 802.

Seaman George Henry Pow, R.N.R., O.N.D. 1800.

Deckhand George William Barrett, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.4412.

Deckhand Charles Fountain, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.3442.

Deckhand Albert Edward Hitchman, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.8963.

Trimmer Joseph Graham, R.N.R., O.N.T.S. 4748.

Trimmer Peter Barclay, R.N.R., O.N.T.S. 4033.

Deckhand William Robert Aldred, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.4359.

Deckhand George Richard Walker, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.244.

Deckhand William Stout, R.N.R., O.N.D.A. 5303.

Deckhand Francis William Scholfield, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.2752.

Engineman William Richard Youngman, R.N.R., O.N.E..S.3758.

Leading Seaman Thomas Purcell, R.N.R., Newfoundland, O.N.X.1231.

Seaman Roderick McDonald, R.N.R., O.N.A. 7090.

Second Hand John Smith, R.N.R., O.N.D.A. 588.

________

 

The KING has also been graciously 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 connection with the evacuation of the Serbian Army and Italian troops from Durazzo in December, 1915, and January and February, 1916: 

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Denis Burke Crampton, M.V.O., R.N.

Cdr. James Olden Hatcher, R.N.

Lt.-Cdr. Morris Edward Cochrane, R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The following awards have also been .approved: 

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Trimmer Robert John Claxton, R.N.R., O.N.T.S.2502.

Deck Hand Edward Ernest Godbold, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.3321.

Deck Hand Arthur William Maughton, R.N.R., O.N.D.A. 5260.

Deck Hand Thomas Matthews, R.N.R., O.N.D.A.8278.

Deck Hand Alfred Bickers, R.N.R., O.N. D.A.9003.

Engineman William Robert Harvey, R.N.R., O.N.E.S. 4128.

Engineman James George Gordon, R.N.R., O.N.E.S.4146.

Trimmer George Clark, R.N.R., O.N.T.S. 3174.

Second Hand William Tolmie, R.N.R., O.N.S.A.1303.

Trimmer David Watters, R.N.R., O.N.T.S. 2188.

 

The following Officer is mentioned for service in connection with the above-mentioned operations: 

Sub-Lieut. Harold Barnett Deakin, R.N.R. (killed in action).

________

 

The KING has further been graciously pleased to approve 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 the services stated: 

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Cdr. The Hon. Richard Orlando Beaconsfield Bridgeman, R.N. Cdr. Bridgeman displayed great courage and coolness on the 19th August, 1915, in command of two whalers which proceeded into Tanga Harbour. The manner in which the whalers endeavoured, though subjected to a heavy and accurate fire, to carry out their orders and board the S.S. Markgraf was worthy of the best traditions of the Royal Navy.

 

Cdr. Henry Dalrymple Bridges, R.N. Cdr. Bridges proceeded into Sudi Harbour with two whalers on the 11th April, 1916, and remained under fire with his vessels in a very hot corner, spotting the fall of shot from H.M.S. Hyacinth; to enable her to destroy a store ship which was in the harbour, In order to reach the requisite position the whalers were obliged to run up a narrow harbour, where they were confronted with a heavy fire from 4-in. guns at close range.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The following awards have also been approved: 

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

Seaman Lawrence J. Walsh, R.N.R., O.N.2131. In recognition of his services in one of the whalers which entered Sudi Harbour on the llth April, 1916. He continued to steer the whaler after being seriously wounded, his leg being badly shattered, until out of range of gun fire, when it was possible to remove the conning tower plates and relieve him.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Leading Seaman Philip Harold Griffiths, O.N.J.3818.

Petty Officer Ernest Charles Richards, O.N. 201732.

Leading Seaman Andrew Murphy, O.N. 191827.

Engine-Room Artificer, 1st Class, Arthur Towle, O.N.269635.

Yeoman of Signals Daniel Greenshields, O.N. 144628.

Petty Officer, 1st Class, George Edwin Hayman, O.N.138869 (R.F.R.Dev./A.3180).

Leading Signalman Thomas Down, O.N. 143451 (R.F.R.Dev./B.229).

Leading Signalman Arthur Harvey, O.N. 220047.

Seaman John Allen, R.N.R., O.N.A.2257.

Petty Officer Benjamin Smith, O.N.217840.

Private Frederick George Clarke, R.M.L.I., Ch./13918.

Petty Officer, 1st Class, Daniel Joseph Murphy, O.N.201992.

Petty Officer Declan Flynn, O.N.198423.

Able Seaman, R.N.R., Jeremiah Brien, O.N. D.2332.

Engine-Room Artificer, 1st Class, R.N.R., Hubert Berry, O.N.E.A.1483.

Acting Chief Petty Officer Sidney Lang, O.N. 175475.

 

The following Officers and men are mentioned for their services in the action between H.M.S. "Alcantara" and S.M.S. "Greif" on the 29th February, 1916: 

Lieut. Ernest Alva Hernandez, R.N.R.

Surg. John Parton Berry, R.N.

Act. Lieut. George Henry Walker Williamson R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Alfred Wallace Kay, R.N.R.

Eng. Sub-Lieut. Reginald John Mackintosh, R.N.R.

Chief Steward George Frederick Lee Temple, Mercantile Rating (killed in action).

Officer's Cook Matthew Joseph Plunkett, Mercantile Rating.

Yeoman of Signals Frank Coombes, O.N. 205280.

Fireman Robert Fearon, Mercantile Rating.

Trimmer Thomas Parris, Mercantile Rating.

Trimmer Joseph, Perry, Mercantile Rating.

Boy, 1st Class, Edward George May, O.N.J. 37942.

 

 


 

 

29679 - 25 JULY 1916

 

Admiralty, 24th July 1916.

 

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

Cdr. Charles H. Watkins, R.N.R. (Retd.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Sidney K. Bacon, D.S.O., R.N.R.

Lieut. Aulay B. Macaulay, R.N.R.

 

 


 

 

29680 - 25 JULY 1916

 

DOVER PATROL OPERATIONS

NAVAL DESPATCH dated 29 May 1916

 

Admiralty, 25th July, 1916.

 

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 as mentioned in the foregoing despatch (see Dover Patrol Operations, Naval Despatch dated 29 May 1916):

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Commander George Louis Downall Gibbs, R.N.

Commander Reginald Lionel Hancock, R.N.

Commander Henry Gerard Laurence Oliphant, M.V.O.,R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieutenant Henry Forrester, R.N.

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

Skipper Robert George Hurren, R.N.R.

Chief Artificer Engineer Thomas Robson Hall, R.N.

 

The following awards have also been made: 

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Chief Petty Officer Harry Barber, O.N.165446.

Chief Petty Officer Thomas Arthur William Collard O.N.133361 (R.F.R.Ch.A.1300).

Chief Petty Officer Charles Darton, O.N; 187656.

Chief Petty Officer James Samuel Southwood, O.N.117014 (R.F.R.Po.A.1166).

Acting Chief Petty Officer William Ewles, O.N.154421.

Petty Officer Jesse Hailstone, O.N.181161.

Petty Officer, 1st Class, Charles William Moore, O.N. 179983.

Leading Seaman Charles Henry Holmes, O.N.191648.

Yeoman of Signals Alfred William Harding, O.N.229905.

Leading Signalman Joseph Wise, O.N.222824.

Signalman Joseph Charles Duley, O.N.J. 13042.

Chief Engine Room Artificer, 1st Class, George Frederick Cockrell, O.N.268235.

Chief Engine Room Artificer, 2nd Class, Richard Sheppard, O.N.270663.

Chief Engine Room Artificer, 2nd Class, John Robert Shires, O.N.271126.

Engine Room Artificer, 1st Class, Harry Robertson, O.N.270936.

Electrical Artificer, 2nd Class, Harold Archibald Hughes, O.N.347720.

Chief Stoker James Brown, O.N.290363.

Stoker Petty Officer Arthur Alfred Bradley, O.N.300678 (R.F.R.B.6874).

Stoker, 1st Class, Edward Madden, O.N.K. 25097.

Chief Armourer Harry Goodwin, O.N.345418.

Chief Armourer James Thomas Lewis, O.N. 340703.

Chief Motor Boatman W. G. Culverwell, O.N. M.B.242.

Second Hand, R.N.R., John Gardiner, O.N. 1431SA.

Second Hand, R.N.R., Florence Westgate Saunders, O.N.910SA.

Second Hand, R.N.R., Walter James Sutton, O.N. 891 S.A.

Deck Hand, R.N.R., Francis William Beamish, O.N. 3239 D.A.

 

The following officers and men are commended for service in action: 

Captain Frederick Shirley Litchfield-Speer, D.S.O., R.N.

Commander Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, C.B., R.N.

Lieutenant Rudolf Henry Fane De Salis, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander John .Stewart Gordon Fraser, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Mountague Robert Bernard, R.N.

Lieutenant John Cracroft-Amcotts, R.N.

Lieutenant James Douglas Godfrey, D.S.C., R.N.

Sub-Lieutenant Robert Don. Oliver, R.N.

Skipper Isaac Lilly Manthorpe, R.N.R.

Chief Gunner John Steel, R.N.

Artificer Engineer William George Jackson, R.N.

Acting Chief Petty Officer William Joseph Brown, O.N. 160889.

Petty Officer, 1st Class (O.S.), George Allingham, O.N. 174787.

Petty Officer William Foley, O.N. 209001.

Petty Officer Charles Nason, O.N. 191247.

Petty Officer William Arthur Osborn,.O.N. 235133.

Petty Officer James Penman, O.N. 231159.

Petty Officer George John Louis Staff, O.N. 237841.

Leading Seaman Ernest Savage, O.N. J.8986.

Leading Seaman Albert Mercer, O.N. 235474.

Able Seaman William Charles Austen, O.N. 194423.

Able Seaman Oliver Joseph Broers, O.N. J.9965.

Able Seaman William Joseph Hunt, O.N. J.19181.

Yeoman of Signals Wilfred Cubit Chapman, O.N. 213631.

Leading Signalman Robert Giddings, O.N. J.4044.

Leading Signalman Charles William Lumley, O.N. 226962.

Leading Signalman George Victor Mackenzie, O.N. 233487.

Leading Signalman Thomas Young, O.N. 223558.

Chief  Engine Room Artificer, 2nd Class, George Dunsmuir Barrowman, O.N. 269387.

Chief Engine Room Artificer, 2nd Class, Arthur Matthews, O.N. 271000.

Chief Engine Room Artificer, 2nd Class, John Ernest Pether, O.N. 270497.

Engine Room Artificer, 2nd Class, Limbrough Charles Boggust, O.N. 271134.

Deck Hand, R.N.R. (Special Service), James Latta, O.N. 2364S.D.

Leading Deck Hand, R.N.R. (Special Service), William Wigg, O.N. 2722S.D.

Engineman, R.N.R., John Berry, O.N. 1715 E.S.

Stoker, R.N.R. (Acting Engineman), David Bannerman Knowles, O.N. 2557T.

 

 


 

 

29687 - 28 JULY 1916

 

Admiralty, 28th July, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Distinguished Service Order:  

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order:  

Captain Cyril Thomas Moulden Fuller, C.M.G., R.N. In recognition of the ability and success with which he organised the Naval operations in the Cameroons, where he was Senior Naval Officer throughout the campaign.

 

 


 

 

29701 - 8 AUGUST 1916

 

War Office, 10th August, 1916.

 

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

(included in Army lists)

Deal/3582 (S.) Pte. W. Aldred, R.M.

Ply./350 (S.) Pte. R. J. Hulme, R.M.L.I.

 

 


 

 

29703 - 11 AUGUST 1916 

 

Admiralty, 11th August, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Decoration of the Albert Medal of the First Class on:   

 

Lieutenant Frederick Joseph Rutland, R.N. (Flight Lieutenant, Royal Naval Air Service).  

 

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

 

During the transhipment of the crew of H.M.S. "Warrior" to H.M.S. "Engadine" on the morning of the 1st of June, 1916, succeeding the naval battle off the coast of Jutland, one of the severely wounded, owing to the violent motion of the two ships, was accidentally dropped overboard from a stretcher and fell between the ships. As the ships were working most dangerously, the Commanding Officer of the "Warrior" had to forbid two of his officers from jumping overboard to the rescue of the wounded man, as he considered that it would mean their almost certain death. Before he could be observed, however, Lieutenant Rutland, of H.M.S. "Engadine," went overboard from the forepart of that ship with a bowline, and worked himself aft. He succeeded in putting the bowline around the wounded man and in getting him hauled on board, but it was then found that the man was dead, having been crushed between the two ships. Lieutenant Rutland's escape from a similar fate was miraculous. His bravery is reported to have been magnificent.

 

 


 

 

29711 - 18 AUGUST 1916

 

Chancery of the Royal Victorian Order

 

The KING (is) pleased, on the occasion of the recent visit of His Majesty to his Army in  the Field, to make the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Royal Victorian Order:   

 

To be Knights Commander

(including)

Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald Hugh Spencer Bacon, K.C.B., C.V.O., D.S.O.

 

 


 

 

29727 - 29 AUGUST 1916

  

Admiralty, 15th August 1916.

 

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

Cdr. Albert G. Cubitt, R.N.R. (Retd.).

Act.-Cdr. Graham C. Holloway, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Sidney S. Richardson, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Francis J. Stenson, R.N.R.

Payr. Alfred E. Craddy, R.N.R.

 

 

 


 

 

29736 - 5 SEPTEMBER 1916

 

Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George,

Downing Street, 6th September, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give directions for the following appointments to the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, in recognition of services with the Royal Naval Division in the Gallipoli Peninsula

 

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

Lieut.-Col. (now Col. 2nd Comdt.) Edward James Stroud, R.M.L.I.

Lieut.-Col. Alexander Richard Hamilton Hutchison, R.M.L.I.

Temp. Lieut.-Col. Leslie Orme Wilson, D.S.O., M.P. (Reserve of Officers, R.M.).

Fleet Surg. Ernest James Finch, R.N.

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Admiralty, 6th September, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Thomas Stephen Lewis Dorman, R.N. For his gallant conduct at Reshire (Bushire?) on the 9th September, 1915, when he volunteered and endeavoured to bring a machine-gun into action, exposed to a heavy fire from the enemy, at about 300 yards range. A Yeoman of Signals who accompanied Lieut.-Cdr. Dorman was mortally wounded.

 

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. William Howard Clarke. R.N. After his ship had been holed below the water-line in action off the Belgian coast, he kept the engines running under most difficult conditions.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. William Markham Egerton, R.N.V.R.

St.-Surg. Aloysius Francis Fleming, R.N.

Capt. (temp. Maj.) Reginald Dawson Hopcraft Lough, R.M.L.I.

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

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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: 

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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The following awards have also been approved: 

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

 

Pte. Thomas Henry Hoskins, R.M.L.I., No. Ch. 12888 (R.F.R. B./1952). For conspicuous gallantry at Gaba Tepe, on the 30th April, 1915, when, after volunteering for the duty, he moved across the open under very heavy and very close range fire to another sector of the outpost line with an urgent message for ammunition and water. Having delivered the message, he courageously attempted to return to his unit, and in doing so was twice wounded.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

L.S. Frederick William Andrews, O.N. 230697.

L.S. Charles John Colbran, O.N. 208778.

Act. L. Sto. Herbert Heath, O.N. K.946.

Qrmr. John Drinkall (Mercantile Rating).

Pte. George Yates, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./15209.

 

Royal Naval Division.

 

Corpl. John McDowell, R.M.L.I., Ply./15925.

Corpl. Albert Robert Grainger, R.M.L.t., Ch./15463.

Pte. Charles Robert Bell, R.M.L.I., Ch./8882.

Sergt. John Charles Dunn, R.M.L.I., Po./7770.

Sergt. Marcus William Minter, R.M.L.I., Po./8622.

A.B. George Ramsey, R.N.V.R., ON. Z.2736.C.

Lce.-Cpl. David George Denver, R.M.L.I., Po./12125.

Pte. Harry Mills, R.M.L.I., Ply./16368.

Pte. Albert Dunkley, R.M., Deal/3176 (S.) (Medical Unit).

Pte. Percy Berry, R.M.L.I., Ch.13352.

Sto. Thomas Bell, R.N.V.R., ON.Po./109000.

Lce.-Sergt. Frederick Wolstenholme, R.M.L.I. Ply./481 (S.).

Sto. Tom Arnold, Ch./R.F.R./S. (S. 105803) (C.P.O., R.N.D.).

Sapper Walter Bottomley, R.M., Depot/614 (S.) (Divl. Engrs.).

Sergt. Albert Henry Hunting, R.M.L.I., Po./16280.

A.B. George William James, R.N.V.R., ON.Z.2837.T.

A.B. Daniel Bullen, R.N.V.R., ON.KP.3.

Pte. Frank Hunt, R.M.L.I., Po./319 (S.).

 

Nigerian Marine (Natives).

 

Isaac, Deckhand.

Yesufu, Boatswain.

Sam Druder, Boatswain.

William M'Beh, Quartermaster.

 

The undermentioned rating has been awarded a Bar to his Distinguished Service Medal for a subsequent act of gallantry: 

Leading Signalman Isaac Overton, O.N. 225837.  (The award of the Distinguished Service Medal was notified in Gazette dated 16th August, 1915, page 8135.)

 

The following have been mentioned in despatches for good services in action: 

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur John Layard Murray, R.N.

Yeo. Sigs. Frederick Samuel Wood, O.N. 211530 (killed in action - 9 September 1915, HMS Pyramus, Persia (nhn)).

 

Nigerian Marine (West Indian).

 

Joshua Cockburn, Master of the Flotilla Storeship "Trojan."

 

Nigerian Marine (Natives).

 

Isaiah Briggs, Quartermaster.

Pom Pom, Deckhand.

Micassa Dumba (locally entered).

Ndgea Noah (locally entered).

 

 


 

 

29749 - 12 SEPTEMBER 1916

 

War Office, 14th September, 1916.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the undermentioned:

(included in Army list)

R.M.A./14286 Actg. Bombr. E. J. Goff, R.M.A.

R.M.A.10040 Gunner J. Halden, R.M.A.

 

  

 


 

 

29751 - 15 SEPTEMBER 1916

Link to

BATTLE OF JUTLAND - AWARDS TO OFFICERS

NAVAL DESPATCH dated 23 August 1916

including Promotions

 

 


 

 

29752 - 15 SEPTEMBER 1916

 Link to

BATTLE OF JUTLAND - AWARDS TO PETTY OFFICERS and MEN

NAVAL DESPATCH dated 15 September 1916

 

 


 

 

29758 - 19 SEPTEMBER 1916

 

War Office, 21st September, 1916.

 

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

(included in Army lists)

Ply./980 (S.) Pte. D. J. James, R.M.L.I.

R.M.A./937 (S.) Gunner H. H. Jarman, R.M.A.

Clyde/Z/1040 Able Seaman N. Smith, Royal Naval Division.

R.M.A. 12029 Gunner W. Wright, R.M.A.

 

 


 

 

29759 - 22 SEPTEMBER 1916

 

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

 

With reference to the announcement which appeared in the Supplement to the London Gazette, dated 15th September, 1916, the name of the following Officer should have been included in the list of those whom The KING (is) pleased to appoint to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath in recognition of their services in the Battle of Jutland

 

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

Captain James Rose Price Hawkesley, M.V.O., R.N. (Commodore, 2nd Class).

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Chancery of the Royal Victorian Order,

 

The KING (is) pleased to make the following appointment to the Royal Victorian Order

 

To be Commander.

 Captain James Clement Ley, Royal Navy.

 

 


 

 

29772 - 3 OCTOBER 1916

 

Whitehall, October 3, 1916.

 

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)

Ayerst, Thomas, Coppersmith, Chatham Dockyard.

Bennett, Frederick John, Shipwright, Devonport Dockyard.

Borner, Charles Grace, Joiner, Sheerness Dockyard.

Clark, Richard Henry, Shipwright, Chatham Dockyard.

Davies, John William, Joiner, Pembroke Dockyard.

Dean, Samuel John, Shipwright, Devonport Dockyard.

Flight, Samuel Richard, Shipwright, Chatham Dockyard.

Flood, George William, Founder, Chatham Dockyard.

Grace, Robert Henry, Skilled Labourer, Chatham Dockyard.

James, James, Skilled Labourer, Pembroke Dockyard.

Kingcombe, Archibald William, Shipwright, Devonport Dockyard.

Martin, William Thomas, Chief Stoker (Yard Craft), Devonport Dockyard.

Phillips, William Henry, Skilled Labourer (Hammerman), Pembroke Dockyard

Richardson, George, Shipwright, Sheerness Dockyard.

Rundle, Charles, Shipwright, Devonport Dockyard.

Trace, John Sanders, Skilled Labourer, Devonport Dockyard.

Truscott, William Henry, Shipwright, Devonport Dockyard.

Tucker, William Henry, Skilled Labourer (Sawmillman), Sheerness Dockyard.

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Admiralty, 29th September, 1916.

R.N.R.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration upon the following Officers:

Acting Commander Charles E. Stuart.

Lieutenant-Commander Charles D. Cay.

Lieutenant Arthur H. Hignett.

Lieutenant Alfred P. Parmeter.

 

 


 

 

29775 - 6 OCTOBER 1916

 

Admiralty, 3rd October, 1916.

 

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

Cdr. Cecil W. Burleigh, R.N.R.

Eng. Lieut. Edward O. Griffith, R.N.R.

Eng. Lieut. Thomas McLeod, R.N.R.

 

  


 

 

29780 - 10 OCTOBER 1916

 

War Office, 11th October, 1916.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the undermentioned:

(included in Army lists)

4844 By. Q.M. Sjt. (Actg. R.S.M.) J. Farrell, R.M.L.I.

 

 


 

 

29799 - 24 OCTOBER 1916

 

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, in recognition of the services of the undermentioned Officers during the War:

 

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

Captain Edward Leonard Booty, M.V.O., R.N. (Commodore, 2nd Class).

Captain Arthur Kipling Waistell, R.N.

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Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George,

 

The KING (is) pleased to give directions for the following appointment to the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, in recognition of the services of the undermentioned Officer during operations in Mesopotamia:

To be an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said Most Distinguished Order.

 Captain Cathcart Romer Wason, R.N.

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NAVAL GALLANTRY AWARDS

 

Admiralty, S.W., 25th October, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

 

Commander Ernest William Leir, R.N.

Commander Charles Stuart Benning, R.N.

In recognition of their services in submarines in enemy waters.

 

Lieutenant-Commander Robert Ross Turner, R.N. In recognition of his gallantry and determination in carrying out submarine attacks on enemy ships.

 

Lieutenant-Commander Robert Henry Taunton Raikes, R.N.

 

Lieutenant George Elliott Harden, R.N.  Lieutenant Harden was temporarily in command of the river gunboat "Comet" during the attack on Ctesiphon and the subsequent withdrawal to Kut-el-Amara, and behaved with great coolness during the whole period. On the 1st December, 1915, when H.M.S. "Firefly" had grounded and been abandoned, he took a boat over from the armed launch "Sumana" under very heavy fire, and brought off the "Firefly's" crew.

 

Lieutenant Humphrey Maurice Robson., R.N.

 

Flight Lieutenant Colin Roy Mackenzie, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his skill and gallantry in destroying a German kite balloon on the 7th September, 1916, under very severe anti-aircraft fire.

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

 

Lieutenant Stephen Clive Lyttelton, R.N.

Lieutenant Rodolph Henry Fane De Salis, R.N.

 

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

 

Lieutenant George Samuel Brown, R.N.

Lieutenant James Lawrence Boyd, R.N.

Lieutenant Douglas Carteret Sealy, R.N.

Lieutenant Adrian Henry James Stokes. R.N.

In recognition of their services in submarines in enemy waters.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Chief Gunner Robert John Thomas, R.N.

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

 

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

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

In recognition of their services in submarines in enemy waters.

 

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

 

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

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The KING has further been graciously pleased to approve of the award of a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross of the undermentioned Warrant Officer for a subsequent act of gallantry: Skipper Alfred Robert Thompson, D.S.C., R.N.R. (The award of the Distinguished Service Cross was notified in Gazette dated 31st May, 1916, page 5418.)

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 The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal:

Master-at-Arms Albert Foxwell, O.N.350113, R.F.R.Dev./A.3344.

Chief Armourer Robert Cook, O.N. 123400.

Chief Shipwright George Henry Mears, O.N. 168217.

Petty Officer Alfred Charles Barrett, O.N. 182937.

Petty Officer Frank Thomas Mill, O.N. 184784.

Yeoman of Signals William Hough, O.N. 174033.

Leading Seaman James McKinlay, O.N. 174518, R.F.R.Dev./B.1508.

Able Seaman Frederick Thomas Meade, O.N. 217567, R.F.R.PO./B.6911.

Able Seaman William Charles Austen, O.N. 194423.

Yeoman of Signals Wilfred Chapman. O.N. 213631.

Petty Officer William Arthur Osborn, O.N. 235133.

Able Seaman Charles Donald Jones, O.N.J 16752.

Petty Officer Telegraphist Lewis J. Isaac, O.N.221824.

Colour Sergeant George Burley, R.M.L.I., No. Po./2069.

Petty Officer William Henry Murdoch, O.N. 235362.

Petty Officer Thomas Powell Sproat, O.N. 223105.

Leading Seaman James Boland, O.N. 194218.

Stoker Petty Officer George Henry Newland, O.N.K 1277.

Petty Officer Cecil Ernest Edgar Miles, O.N. 231336.

Stoker, 1st Class, William Goulding, O.N.K 3736.

Chief Petty Officer Sidney Allen Watkins, O.N.175974.

Leading Seaman George Cameron, O.N.J. 3812.

Engineer Driver, 1st Class, Saidu Hoosein.

Petty Officer, 1st Class, Henry John Wheeler, O.N.179098.

Interpreter, 3rd Class, Mohammed Nagaf.

Acting Leading Stoker John Duncan, O.N. 229362.

Lance-Corporal Robert Emmett, R.M.L.I., O.N. Ch./13578.

Chief Engine Room Artificer, 2nd Class, George Perry, O.N. 270674.

Acting Chief Stoker William Henry Gitsham, O.N. 292716.

Leading Seaman Norman Harry, R.N.R., O.N. C3242.

Seaman Albert Edward Bush, R.N.R., O.N. A2835.

Seaman Martin Pottle, R.N.R. (Newfoundland), O.N. X1145.

Chief Leading Fireman William George Brunton, Mercantile Rating.

Donkeyman Daniel Gartlan, Mercantile Rating.

Greaser John Longman, Mercantile Rating.

Greaser Duncan McKenzie, Mercantile Rating.

Fireman Thomas Harris, Mercantile Rating.

Engine Room Rating Hubert William Longley, Mercantile Rating.

Second Hand John Ritchie, R.N.R., O.N. 1A1437.

Second Hand George Ernest Smith, R.N.R., O.N. SA1276.

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The following officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Act. Eng.-Cdr. James Richard Clay, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. William Charles Tarrant, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Herbert Percival, R.N.R.

Act. Sub-Lieut. Robert Dick Cruikshank, R.N.R.

Temp. Asst. Payr. Rowland Percival Henery, R.N.R. (now tempy. Lieut., R.N.V.R.).

Sub-Lieut. Alistair Gordon Cameron, R.N.R. (since killed).

Captain Harry Hesketh Smyth, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) John May, R.N.

Cdr. Anthony Hamilton, D.S.O., R.I.M.

Staff Surg. Ewen Cameron, M.B., R.N.

Surg. Frederick George Hitch, M.B., R.N.

Shipwright, 2nd Class, George Lewis Thomas, O.N. M6529.

Chief Petty Officer George Baker, O.N. 174322.

Chief Petty Officer Edmund Phillippo, O.N. 157137.

Master-at-Arms Samuel Rundle, O.N. 177278.

Chief Yeoman of Signals Charles Chapman, O.N. 184094.

Chief Armourer William Edmund Butchers, O.N. 144583.

Electrical Artificer, 4th Class, W. J. Hayward, O.N. M10926.

Petty Officer, 1st Class, Arthur Banfield James, O.N. 189089.

Acting Armourer Norvel Birkett Forster, O.N. M5914.

Leading Seaman William Albert Groves, R.N.V.R. (Bristol), O.N. Z56.

Signalman Leonard Prosser, R.N.V.R. (Wales), O.N. Z1176.

Serjeant William Perkins, R.M.A., No. R.M.A. 4736 (R.F.R.).

Private Joseph Henry Westall, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./18340.

Private Ernest Throssell, R.M.L.I., No. Po,/12120.

Seaman John Pritchard, R.N.R.. O.N. D1669.

Seaman William James Findlay, R.N.R., O.N. D1797.

Trimmer Robert Brown, Mercantile Rating.

Petty Officer William J. Day, O.N. 223407.

Yeoman of Signals John Thirsk, O.N. 188930.

Petty Officer Charles Henry Parker, O.N. 217255.

Chief Armourer Alfred Hutchings, O.N. 156566.

Yeoman of Signals Walter Seager Briden, O.N. 184374.

Greaser William Dawkins (1), Mercantile Rating.

Fireman Barclay McCann, Mercantile Rating.

________

 

The undermentioned Petty Officers have been promoted to Warrant Rank in recognition of their services in the Battle of Jutland:

Acting Chief Petty Officer John Webster, O.N. 181723, to be Acting Boatswain. Dated 30th June 1916.

Shipwright, 1st Class, Martin Bray, O.N. 343524, to be Acting Carpenter. Dated 30th June 1916.

Chief Engine Room Artificer, 1st Class, Ernest Francis Edge, O.N. 268684, to be Acting Artificer Engineer. Dated 30th June 1916.

Chief Sick Berth Steward John George Beal, O.N. 350310, to be Warrant Wardmaster. Dated 25th September, 1916.

 

The following Petty Officers and men of the Grand Fleet are commended for service in action in the Battle of Jutland, in addition to those whose names appear in the Supplement to the London Gazette dated 15th September, 1916, pages 9088-9092:

Leading Seaman Samuel Alexander, O.N. 218200.

Leading Seaman Walter Bamsey, O.N. 179421.

Chief Sick Berth Steward John George Beal, O.N. 350310.

Armourer Joseph Bellamy, O.N. 342546.

Shipwright, First Class, Harold Percy Bennett, O.N. 344929.

Leading Seaman Frederick Butterfield, O.N. 233629.

Ship's Steward's Assistant Jeremiah Connor, O.N. 101741.

Leading Seaman John William Dunn, O.N. 219279.

Yeoman of Signals Arthur Friche, O.N. 201690.

Leading Seaman Walter Henry Fryer, O.N. J11138.

Petty Officer Telegraphist Montague John Gates, O.N. 356819.

Ship's Steward Walter John Gunn, O.N. 344206.

Leading Telegraphist Stanley Hodkinson, O.N. J8408.

Leading Seaman George Jennings Hulin, O.N. 210386.

Leading Seaman Alfred Edward Jordan, O.N. 211642.

Second Sick Berth Steward Vincent Lloyd, O.N. 351515.

Second Sick Berth Steward George William Light, O.N. 351480.

Leading Telegraphist Harold Edward George Newman, O.N. J8459.

Petty Officer Thomas Henry Olding, O.N. 176958.

Petty Officer William George Pearce, O.N. 202973.

Stoker, 1st Class, Robert Henry Regan, O.N. K7416.

Yeoman of Signals Frank Rockett, O.N. 202040.

Able Seaman Arthur James Rudge, O.N. J6982.

Petty Officer William John Albert Shaw, O.N. 183132.

Leading Signalman William Stewart, O.N, 225199.

Petty Officer William Arthur Wakeling, O.N. 182241 (now Acting Gunner (T.) ).

Boy, 1st Class, Robert Walker, O.N. J35521.

Able Seaman Frank Robert Watte, O.N, J25427.

Stoker Petty Officer Alfred James Webb, O.N. 292141.

Stoker Petty Officer George David Wyeth, O.N. 308925.

Stoker, 1st Class, William Yeo, O.N. K12465.

 

 


 

 

29804 - 27 OCTOBER 1916

 

Admiralty, 25th October, 1916.

 

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

Act. Cdr. Edmund Wildy, R.N.V.R.

 

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

Lieut. Charles A. Bullock, R.N.R.

 

 


 

 

29805 - 27 OCTOBER 1916

 

War Office, 27th October, 1916

 

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

(included in Army list)

R.M.A./10785 Gunner A. S. Butchers, R.M.A.

  

 


 

 

29815 - 7 NOVEMBER 1916

 

Admiralty, 6th November, 1916.

 

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

Lieut -Cdr. William R. D Gardiner, R.N.R

Lieut Richard Harrison, R.N.R.

 

 


 

 

29819 - 10 NOVEMBER 1916

 

War Office, 11th November, 1916.

 

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

(included in Army lists)

R.M.A./576/(S) Driver C. A. Gamble, R.M.A.

R.M.A./11592 (temp. Bombr.) A. J. Redman, R.M.A.

R.M.A./11783 Gunner (temp. Sjt.) E. A. Vinnell, R.M.A.

 

 


 

 

29822 - 14 NOVEMBER 1916

 

Admiralty, 10th November, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the R.N.R. Officers' Decoration on Cdr. Warren F. Caborne, C.B., R.N.R.

 

 


 

 

29824 - 14 NOVEMBER 1916

 

War Office, 14th November, 1916.

 

(included in Army lists)

 

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. 2nd Lt. Harry Noel Keyes Elphick, R.M.A. For conspicuous gallantry. With another officer he laid wires across the open under heavy shell fire in close proximity to the enemy. On one occasion he was cut off for nine hours, and under very heavy shell fire.

 

Lt. John Franklyn, R.M.A. For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He is always ready for any dangerous work, and has successfully carried out several hazardous reconnaissances in search of O.P's. On one occasion he was cut off for nine hours and under heavy shell fire. (sic - repeat of above)

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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.H./19638 Pte. L. J. Elliott, R. Marine Light Infy. For conspicuous gallantry. He persisted in his efforts to bring in a wounded officer for 48 hours, and only gave up when the officer died. He was four days between the lines without food.

 

 


 

 

29827 - 14 NOVEMBER 1916

 

War Office, 16th November, 1916.

 

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

(included in Army lists)

Z/3463 Clyde Able Seaman A. McLeod, R.N.D.

  

 


 

 

29844 - 1 DECEMBER 1916

  

Admiralty, 29th November, 1916.

 

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

Cdr. Frederick G. Brown, R.N.R.

Lieut. Thomas W. Heanley, R.N.R.

 

 


 

 

29848 - 5 DECEMBER 1916

 

Central Chancery of The Orders of Knighthood.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following promotion in the Most Honourable Order of the Bath:

To be an Ordinary Member of the Military Division of the First Class, or Knights Grand Cross, of the said Most Honourable Order:

Admiral Sir Henry Bradwardine Jackson, K.C.B., K.C.V.O., F.R.S.

 

Admiralty, 5th December, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of the undermentioned Officer to be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order:

 

Flight Sub-Lieut. Edward Laston Pulling, R.N.A.S. In recognition of the skill and gallantry, which he displayed on the morning of the 28th November, 1916, in pursuing out to sea, attacking at close range, and destroying a Zeppelin, which had been engaged in a raid on England. Flight Sub-Lieutenant Pulling was exposed to machine-gun fire throughout the attack.

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

 


 

 

29866 - 15 DECEMBER 1916

 

War Office, 15th December, 1916.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to confer the Victoria Cross on the undermentioned Officer …..:

 

Capt. (temp. Lt.-Col.) Bernard Cyril Freyberg, D.S.O., R. W. Surr. R. and R.N.D.

 

For most conspicuous bravery and brilliant leading as a Battalion Commander. By his splendid personal gallantry he carried the initial attack straight through the enemy's front system of trenches. Owing to mist and heavy fire of all descriptions, Lieutenant-Colonel Freyberg's command was much disorganised after the capture of the first objective. He personally rallied and re-formed his men, including men from other units who had become intermixed.

 

He inspired all with his own contempt of danger. At the appointed time he led his men to the successful assault of the second objective - many prisoners being captured. During this advance he was twice wounded. He again rallied and re-formed all who were with him, and although unsupported in a very advanced position, he held his ground for the remainder of the day, and throughout the night, under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. When reinforced on the following morning, he organised the attack on a strongly fortified village and showed a fine example of dash in personally leading the assault, capturing the village and five hundred prisoners. In this operation he was again wounded.

 

Later in the afternoon, he was again wounded severely, but refused to leave the line till he had issued final instructions. The personality, valour and utter contempt of danger on the part of this single Officer enabled the lodgment in the most advanced objective of the Corps to be permanently held, and on this point d'appui the line was eventually formed.

 

 


 

 

29870 - 19 DECEMBER 1916

 

Admiralty, 16th December, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Decoration of the Royal Red Cross on the following Sisters in Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service:

 

1st Class.

Head Sister Miss Mildred Lloyd Hughes.

Nursing Sister Miss Annie Muriel Frank.

 

2nd Class.

Nursing Sister Miss Kathleen Minnie Atkinson.

Nursing Sister Miss Lilian Phillips.

Reserve Nursing Sister Miss Hilda Florence Chibnall.

Reserve Nursing Sister Miss Irene de Peyster Cave-Brown-Cave.

 

 


 

 

29876 - 22 DECEMBER 1916

 

(included in Army awards and lists)

 

Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give directions for the following appointments to the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, for services rendered in connection with Military Operations in the Field in Mesopotamia; to be dated the 3rd June, 1916:

 

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

Comdr. Willoughby Baynes Huddleston, R. Ind. Marine.

________

 

War Office, 22nd December, 1916.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to approve of the undermentioned Honours and Rewards for distinguished service in the Field in Mesopotamia, with effect from 3rd June, 1916, inclusive:

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

(including)

Commander Austin Edward Harold, R.I.M.

Lt. Arthur Gordon Kinch, R.I.M.

Lt. Bruce Cuneliffe Marsh, R.I.M.

Lt. Charles Arthur Scott, R.I.M.

 

 


 

 

29877 - 22 DECEMBER 1916

 

Admiralty, S.W., 22nd December, 1916.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve the award of Decorations and Medals to the following officers and men of the British Mercantile Marine in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Captain Charles John Walker.

Captain Henry Vaughan Rigby.

Captain James Trickey.

Captain Alban Chittenden.

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

Captain Frederick Hubert Robinson.

Captain Frederick Edward Beeching.

Chief Officer Frank Aubrey McGowan Richardson.

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

Captain Edward Borrowdale Johnson.

Captain George Richard Thompson.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Quartermaster Edward Dobbins.

Quartermaster Thomas Taylor.

Skipper John Worthington Golding.

Skipper James Crooks.

Quartermaster William Arthur Goss.

Fireman John Davies.

Fireman Edward George Talbot.

 

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.

Second Officer David Taws.

Chief Officer David Peace.

W./T. Operator R. C. Older.

Chief Officer James Smith Barr.

Chief Engineer Hugh Valentine Davidson.

Chief Engineer Colin Hamilton Smith.

Chief Officer John Blacklock.

Chief Engineer William Cameron.

Cadet Fred Binnion.

Second Officer Hugh Owen Davies.

Chief Engineer John Crighton.

Captain Andrew Hunter Jenkins.

Chief Engineer Charles Jones.

Captain John Rees Jones.

Captain William Tranter.

Chief Engineer Joseph Price Rich.

Chief Officer Harold Oswald Read.

Second Engineer Henry Fortune Suddes.

W./T. Operator John Rea.

Captain Henry Rattray.

Captain Thomas Bishop Jago.

Captain Thomas Ross Bannerman (since supposed drowned).

Chief Officer Walter Rankin (since supposed drowned).

Chief Officer Charles Edward Stiff.

Chief Engineer Richard Smith.

Captain James Donald Jackson.

Chief Officer William Piper.

Chief Engineer William Morralee.

Captain John Howgate.

Chief Engineer Herbert Edwin Dixon.

Captain James Cargill Murray.

Captain Thomas Martin.

Chief Engineer Charles O'Neill.

Chief Officer Thomas Myles.

Second Engineer Morris Thomas Williams.

Chief Officer John Herbert Rhodes.

Chief Engineer John McDonald.

Captain Llewellyn Mathias Bevan.

Chief Officer Arthur Samuels Blues.

Chief Engineer Joseph William Osborn Winter.

Captain Alfred George Fry.

Chief Officer Michael John Kearney.

Chief Engineer John Douglas Crawford.

Captain Peter Blacklock.

Chief Officer Richard Henry Hore.

Chief Engineer William Neill.

Chief Engineer Frank Arnold Goodison.

Captain Francis Allen Holder.

Captain Henry Stalker Southward.

Captain Charles Matthews.

Captain Jonathan Evans.

Captain Isaac Jones.

Captain Alexander Hughes.

Captain John James Porterfield.

Captain Benjamin Dowse.

Captain George Arthur Hope Flynn.

Captain Frederick Manley (Lt.-Comdr. R.N.R.).

Captain George Robert Avis Mastin.

Captain George Walter Heslop.

Captain Philip Orren Arkley.

Captain John Hill.

Captain William Reginald Miller.

Captain George Samuel Gillard (Lt.-Comdr. R.N.R., retired).

Captain Henry Ingoe Gibson.

Captain Herbert Palmer Claridge.

Chief Engineer John Hunter.

Second Engineer Hugh Ernest Rees.

Third Engineer Edgar C. Kilgour.

Chief Engineer Thomas Martin.

Captain David Thompson.

Captain Leonard Barnett.

Skipper John Randles.

 

The following have been granted Commissions as Lieutenants in the Royal Naval Reserve in recognition of their services:

Andrew Hunter Jenkins.

Robert Bryce.

Charles John Walker.

James Cargill Murray.

John Howgate.

James Donald Jackson.

                                       

 


 

 

29880 - 26 DECEMBER 1916

 

Admiralty, 23rd December, 1916.

 

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

Lieut.-Cdr. William H. Hossack, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Llewellyn W. Pooley, R.N.R.

 

 


 

 

29886 - 29 DECEMBER 1916

 

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following promotion in, and appointments to, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath:

 

To be an Ordinary Member of the Military Division of the Second Class, or Knights Commanders, of the said Most Honourable Order:

Vice-Admiral William Lowther Grant, C.B.

 

To be Ordinary Members of the Civil Division of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said Most Honourable Order:

Vice-Admiral Richard Bowles Farquhar.

Rear-Admiral Godfrey Harry Brydges Mundy, M.V.O.

Rear-Admiral Henry Hervey Campbell, C.V.O.

Rear-Admiral Edmund Radcliffe Pears.

Rear-Admiral Charles Lionel Vaughan-Lee.

Captain Brian Herbert Fairbairn Barttelot, M.V.O., R.N.

Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) Herbert Southey Neville White, M.V.O., R.M.L.I.

Engineer Rear-Admiral William John Anstey.

Inspector-General John Cassilis Birkmyre Maclean, M.B., R.N. (retired).

Paymaster-in-Chief William Le Geyt Pullen, R.N.

 

India Office, 1st January, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to make the following 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:

(including)

Lieutenant Edgar Clements Withers, Royal Indian Marine (temporary Major in the Army), Intelligence Officer, Persian Gulf.

Commander William Ramsay Binny Douglas, Royal Indian Marine, Senior Military Transport Officer, Bombay.

Captain Drury St. Aubyn Wake, C.B., R.N. (Commodore, 2nd Class).

________

 

Additional Honours and Commendations for Service in the Battle Of Jutland.

 

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give Orders for the following appointment to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath in recognition of the services of the undermentioned Officer as Captain D. of a Destroyer Flotilla during the Battle of Jutland. The appointment to date from the 31st May, 1916:

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

Captain Anselan John Buchanan Stirling, R.N.

 

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NAVAL GALLANTRY AWARDS

 

Admiralty, S.W., 1st January, 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 Battle of Jutland:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Fleet Surg. Ernest Alfred Penfold, M.B., R.N. Was in the fore medical distributing station when a heavy shell burst just outside, killing and wounding many. He was knocked down, bruised and shaken, but personally assisted in the removal of the wounded and tended them with unremitting skill and devotion for forty hours without rest. His example was invaluable in keeping up the morale of the wounded and of the medical party under very trying conditions, the shell having destroyed instruments, dressings, etc.

 

Cdr. John Coombe Hodgson, R.N. Led Destroyer attack on enemy Battle Cruisers, but, becoming engaged with enemy Destroyers, was unable to get within range. On conclusion of gun attack, in which several hostile Destroyers were sunk and the enemy beaten off, he attacked enemy Battle Fleet and fired four torpedoes under very hot fire of enemy Battleships' secondary armament. His Destroyer was struck and damaged by a shell.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Evelyn Claude Ogilvie Thomson, R.N. Senior Officer of a Division of Destroyers, and having defeated the enemy Destroyers, gallantly pressed home attack with torpedoes on enemy Battle Cruisers.

 

Capt. Harold Blount, R.M.A. Performed excellent service as officer of "Q" Turret on 31st May, as well as in the action off Heligoland in August, 1914, and at the Dogger Bank in January, 1915.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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

 

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

 

The following awards have also been approved for service in the Battle of Jutland:

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

 

Col. Sergt. Abraham Spooner, R.M.A., No. R.M.A./4980. Second in command of the Marine detachment of H.M.S. "Warrior." After his guns were no longer required, he showed the greatest gallantry and initiative in rescuing wounded in dense smoke and gas fumes from Marines' mess deck.

 

Ldg. Sto. Thomas McGovern, O.N.K. 5606 (Dev.). Showed much courage in extinguishing a large fire, which could only be reached through a shell hole surrounded by intense heat, fumes and smoke. His behaviour was highly commendable.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.E.R.A., 1 Cl., Frank Dymond, O.N. 268895.

C.E.R.A., 1 Cl, Herbert Neal, O.N. 268656 (Dev.).

Ch. Elect. Art., 2 Cl, William Ford, O.N. 347366 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 2 C1., Robert Charles Lees, O.N. 270022 (Po.).

C.P.O. William Henry Palmer, O.N. 15915,9 (Dev.).

Ch. Sto. Frederick Aldred, O.N. 296182 (Po.).

Ship's Std. Arthur James Litton, O.N. 158887 (Dev.).

Col. Sergt. Leonard Daw Roberts, R.M.L.I., No. Po./10345.

Sergt. Harry Richard Lucas, R.M.A., No. R.M.A./8139.

Ch. Yeo. Sigs. George Whitby, O.N. 182090 (Ch.).

P.O. William Henry Hoyle, O.N. 231577 (Dev.).

P.O. Tomson Matthews, O.N. 194798 (Dev.).

P.O., 1 Cl., Edward Charles Street, O.N. 190782 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. George Parmenter, O.N. 231316 (Ch.).

S.B.S. Charles Robert Allwright, O.N. 351201  (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3 Cl., Edward Frank Roser, O.N.M. 2331 (Po.).

Sto., 1 Cl., Patrick Walsh, O.N. 307219 (Po.).

A.B. Hubert Samuel Bevis, O.N. 214513 (Po,).

Off. Std., 2 Cl., Frank Pook, O.N. 364787 (Dev.).

Musician Arthur George Sylvester Flippence, R.M., No. R.M.B./1240.

 

The following Officers and Men are Commended for their services in the Battle of Jutland:

Eng. Capt. Archie Russell Emdin, R.N.

Cdr. Guy Plantagenet Bigg-Wither, R.N.

Cdr. Wilfred Frankland French, R.N.

Flt. Payr. Harold Rodham, R.N.

Flt. Lieut.-Cdr. Sydney Hopkins, R.N.

Payr. John Duncan Macaulay Cavanagh, R.N.

Lieut, the Hon. Charles Alexander Colville, R.N.

Asst. Payr. Harold Charles Frederick Foot, R.N.

C.P.O. John Coleman, O.N. 181335 (Dev.).

Ch. Shipwt. Arthur Edward Foster, O.N. 340426 (Po.).

Ch. Yeo. Sigs. Oscar Charlton Cox, O.N. 169907 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 1 Cl., Frederick Charles Selway, O.N. 268407 (Ch.).

Act. C.E.R.A., 2 Cl., Archibald Frank Tammadge, O.N. 271180.

P.O. Ernest Southcott, O.N. 190561 (Dev.).

P.O. William Henry Winsor, O.N. 193243 (Dev.).

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

Sto. P.O. George French, O.N. 307175 (Po.).

P.O. Teleg. Neil MacLeod, O.N. J3157 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 2 Cl., John Friend Kellaway, O.N. 272299 (Po.).

E.R.A., 2 Cl., George Henry Langmead, O.N. 272045 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 3 Cl., Henry Cameron Booth, O.N. 271921 (Ch.).

Ship's Corpl., 1 Cl., Samuel Edwin Wills, O.N. 165530 (Dev.).

S.B.S. Lyonel Ivo Percy Sabin, O.N. 357196 (Po.).

Sig. Montague Charles Chandor, O.N. J20420 (Po.).

Corpl. Alfred Phipps, R.M.L.I., No. Po./9469.

Ldg. Cook's Mate George Edwin Sparks, O.N. 365614 (Po.).

Gnr. Charles Beard, R.M.A., No. R.M.A./11678.

Off. Std., 1 Cl., John Spiteri, O.N. 165276.

Off. Std., 3 Cl., Albert Batty, O.N. L7183 (Dev.).

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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 bravery and devotion to duty during mine-sweeping operations:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Hugh Seymour, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Leslie Drew Fisher, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Daniel McDowell, R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Peter Alexander Crawford Sturrock, R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Edgar Buckland, R.N.

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

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

Lieut. Geoffrey Unsworth, R.N.R.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The following awards have also been made for services in connection with these operations:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.P.O. Thomas Robert Cozens, O.N. 126325 (R.F.R. Po./A1810).

C.P.O. James Henry Lancey, O.N. 192924 (Dev.).

C.P.O. John Edward Perritt, O.N. 117897 (R.F.R. Ch./A754).

P.O., 1 Cl., George Charles Day, O.N. 178422 (R.F.R. Ch./B5056).

P.O. William Herbert Winton, O.N. 191799 (Ch.).

P.O. 1 Cl., William Austin Adams, O.N. 122336 (R.F.R. Ch./A895).

A.B. William Robert Bull, O.N. J15960 (Ch.).

A.B. David Thomas Elliott, O.N. J13695 (Po.).

Sea. William Spry, R.N.R., O.N. 4889 A.

Boy Teleg. Ernest Kelly, O.N. J35560.

E.R.A., 1 Cl., Albert George Pearson, O.N. 271010 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. William Driver, O.N. 295045 (Po.).

Engmn. William Betmead, R.N.R., O.N. 1054 E.S.

Engmn. Fred William Briggs, R.N.R., O.N. 1106 E.S.

Engmn. Harold Cooke, R.N.R., O.N. 1776 E.S.

Engmn. Charles Edward East, R.N.R., O.N. 222 E.S.

Engmn. William Fleming, R.N.R., O.N. 600 E.S.

Engmn. James Reid, R.N.R., O.N. 18 T.S.

Engmn. Charles Edward Vittery, R.N.R., O.N. 1601 E.S.

Engmn. Fred Piercy Wilson, R.N.R., O.N. 34 E.S.

Trmr. Richard Morrison, R.N.R., O.N. 215 T.S.

2nd Hnd. Richard Combe, R.N.R., O.N. 447 S.A.

2nd Hnd. John Noble Stephen, R.N.R., O.N. 2480 S.A.

2nd Hnd. Francis John Williams, R.N.R., O.N. 1948 S.A.

Dk. Hnd. Alexander Davidson, R.N.R., O.N. 158 D.A.

Dk. Hnd. Bert Huntingdon, R.N.R., O.N. 390 D.A.

Dk. Hnd. Daniel Nithsdale, R.N.R., O.N. 4253 D.A.

Dk. Hnd. David William Leon Simpson, R.N.R., O.N. 1397 D.A.

Dk. Hnd. Charles Shell, R.N.R., O.N. 6712 D.A.

 

The following Officers, Petty Officers and Men are commended for their services in the same connection:

Capt. Hubert Henry Holland, R.N.

Capt. Francis Evelyn Massy-Dawson, R.N.

Cdr. Robert William Dalgety, R.N.

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

Lieut. Howard McGlashan, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Wales, R.N.R.

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

Skipper Henry Lead, R.N.R., 52 S.A.

Skipper William Parker, R.N.R., 798 W.S.A.

Skipper George Dow Summers, R.N.R.., 2103 W.S.A.

C.P.O. Robert Ross Howitt, O.N. 165654 (Po.).

C.P.O. Thomas Scamaton, O.N. 130358 (R.F.R, Dev./A2565).

P.O., 1st Cl., Aaron Barker, O.N. 192342 (R.F.R. Ch./B5463).

P.O., 1st Cl., Henry John Dormer, O.N. 175150 (Dev.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Horace Charles Pallant, O.N. 178841 (R.F.R., Ch./B778).

P.O., 1st Cl., John Hume Thompson, O.N. 179809 (R.F.R., Ch./B5497).

P.O. Edward Alfred Hatt, O.N. 219945 (Po.).

Actg. P.O. William George Brown, R.N.R., O.N. 4897A.

Ldg. Sea. Donald MacDonald, R.N.R., O.N. 3824A.

Ldg. Sea. George McKay, R.N.R., O.N. 6337A.

Ch. Yeo. Sigs. Frederick Neal, O.N. 170006 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. John William Dudley, R.N.V.R., O.N. 5/140 (Tyne).

Sig. William Frederick Batty, R.N.V.R., O.N. Z/4092 (Bristol).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., George Robert John Lighten, O.N. 271851 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto. George Thomas McCarthy, O.N. K. 9580 (Ch.).

Engmn. Fred Drayton, R.N.R., O.N. 1310 E.S.

Engmn. Charles Thomas, R.N.R., O.N. 4415 E.S.

Ldg. Trmr. George Wouldhave, R.N.R., O.N. 1313 S.T.

Trmr. William Brown, R.N.R., O.N. 577 T.S.

Trmr. Stephen Balls, R.N.R., O.N. 1561 T.S.

Dk. Hnd. Albert Edward Bull, R.N.R., O.N. 2043 S.D.

Dk. Hnd. Charles Broughton, R.N.R., O.N. 237 D.A.

Dk. Hnd. James Roland Brown, R.N.R., O.N. 94 S.D.

Dk. Hnd. Clifford Andrew Jackson, R.N.R., O.N. 648 D.A.

Dk. Hnd. Herbert Mayes, R.N.R., O.N. 509 D.A.

Ldg. Sea. Walter Carter (Mercantile Rating).

2nd Hnd. Ernest Robert Gooderham, R.N.R., O.N. 1242 D.A.

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Submarine Service.

 

The following awards have been approved in recognition of services rendered by Petty Officers and Men in submarines in enemy waters during the period from the commencement of hostilities to the 3rd August, 1916:

                                                               

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Ldg. Sea. Albert William Broadway, O.N. J 2128.

Actg. Ldg. Sto. Lionel Elsom Corker, O.N. K 7145.

Ldg. Sig. Frederick Thomas Davis, O.N. J 4828.

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Sidney Lewis Dole Frampton, O.N. 272185.

P.O. William Edmund Goddard, O.N. 201173.

P.O. William Harry Gunton, O.N. 211821.

P.O. Richard Charles Hammett, O.N. 211319.

P.O. Edwin Walter Harrison, O.N. 176446.

P.O. Edward Haydon, O.N. 204255.

A.B. George William Hodder, O.N. 216122.

Actg. Ldg. Sto. Walter Humphries, O.N. 310331

P.O. John Ilott, O.N. 191730.

Actg. Ldg. Sto, Charles Kessell, O.N. K 1517.

Ldg. Sea. Benjamin Charles Litchfield, O.N. 226273.

Ldg. Sea. Patrick Andrew McEvoy, O.N. 229316.

Ch. Sto. George Plain, O.N. 280740.

P.O. Alfred Albert Ernest Phillips, O.N. 228052.

Sto., 1st Cl., Percy Sidney Saville, O.N. K 10730.

Ldg. Teleg. Albert Thomas Sibthorpe, O.N. J 7280.

P.O. Roland Thomas Stripp, O.N. 236087.

Ldg. Sto. Albert Owen Tilbury, O.N. K 1547.

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Alfred Alexander Truscott, O.N. M 1438.

Act. C.E.R.A., 2 Cl., Alexander Weir, O.N. 271563.

A.B. Harry Winter, O.N. 239599.

 

The following Petty Officers and Men of the Submarine Service have been mentioned in despatches for good service during the period above mentioned:

Ldg. Sea. John Rodway Adams, O.N. 235273.

Ldg. Sto. Harry James Bentley, O.N. 298302 (since dead).

P.O. Bertram Wabon Brett, O.N. 193486.

Sto. P.O. John George Bowers, O.N. 354344.

P.O. Robert John Brown, O.N. 222552.

Sto. P.O. William Brown, O.N. 304769.

Ldg. Sto. Albert Edward Byles, O.N. K11233.

Ldg. Sea. Robert Diamond, O.N. 235751.

Act. Ldg. Sto. Sidney Doble, O.N. K3948.

Act. Ldg. Sto. James William Alfred Formoy, O.N. K2664.

P.O. Percival George Fry, O.N. 208986.

C.P.O. Joseph Henry Johnson, O.N. 180571.

A.B. Joseph Golden Langridge, O.N. 236704 (since dead).

P.O. William Arthur McGill, O.N. 217484.

P.O. John Neal, O.N. 209029.

E.R.A., 2 Cl., Gilbert Oxley, O.N. 271178 (since dead).

A.B. James Patrick O'Regan, O.N. 238673.

P.O. Ernest Gordon Powell, O.N. 174017.

A.B. George Thomas Purkiss, O.N. 226767.

Act. Ldg. Sto. Frank Benjamin Stallard, O.N. K4404.

P.O. Ernest James Rodgers, O.N. 206276.

E.R.A., 2 Cl., Edward Frederick Cowley Button, O.N. 346054.

Ldg. Sto. Frederick Trudgeon, O.N. 311031.

E.R.A., 3 Cl., Robert Alfred Wilson, O.N. M1476.

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Miscellaneous Services.

 

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:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Cdr. Frederick Edward Ketelbey Strong, R.N. For the successful manner in which he conducted H.M.S. "Dwarf's" actions, with the armed yacht "Herzogin Elisabeth," Joss Battery, and the armed vessel "Nachtigal," on the 9th, 11th and 16th September, 1914, respectively, as well as other important duties, which on several occasions brought him into contact with the enemy during the Cameroons Campaign.

 

Cdr. Francis Henry Grenfell, R.N.

 

Cdr. Herbert Charles Valentine Beresford Cheetham, R.D., R.N.R. As Chief Transport Officer with the Cameroons Expeditionary Force, Cdr, Cheetham performed exceptional service under a heavy fire during the attacks on Jabassi on the 8th October, 1914, and in the subsequent embarkation of troops and retirement down stream of the flotilla after dark. He commanded the advanced detachments of the Nyong flotilla on the Edea expedition, driving out a hostile party from Dehane, and thereby enabling the French troops to land without opposition.

 

Lt.-Cdr. Arthur Alured Mellin, R.N.

 

Lt.-Cdr. John de Burgh Jessop, R.N. In recognition of the skill and determination which he showed in making a successful submarine attack on an enemy light cruiser on the 19th October, 1916.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Henry George Gardiner Westmore, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. John Percival, R.N.R. Lieut.-Cdr. Percival was Acting Director of Nigeria Marine at the commencement of hostilities in the Cameroons, and was largely responsible, for the efficient manner in which the Nigeria Marine vessels were fitted out for duty with the expedition. He also performed valuable service as King's Harbour Master at Duala from the 28th September to the 14th December, 1914, when he was appointed Director of Nigeria Marine at Lagos, in which position he invariably assisted the Senior Naval officer in every way possible throughout the campaign.

 

The undermentioned Officer has been awarded a Bar to his Distinguished Service Order:

 

Cdr. Noel Frank Laurence, D.S.O., R.N. In recognition of the skill and determination which he showed in making a successful submarine attack on an enemy Battle Squadron on the 5th November, 1916. (The appointment to the Distinguished Service Order was announced in London Gazette, dated 24th February, 1916.)

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

 

Chief Engineer Frederick Livingstone Angus, Nigeria Marine Contingent.

C.E.R.A., 1 Cl., Albert Charles Burton, O.N. 269517.

Mechn. Harry Clifford Curtis, O.N. 302704.

P.O. Herbert Henry Bond Whitty, O.N. 191257.

Elect. Art., 2 C1., Henry Frederick Williams, O.N. 347904.

A.B. Albert Edward John Stevens, O.N. J23636.

Pte. William Frederick Hammond, R.M.L.I.  No. Ch./17137.

Corpl. Frederick  William Hemmings, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./16851.

Lce.-Corpl. Albert Charles Rutland, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./15142.

P.O. John Butters, O.N. 137522 (R.F.R., Dev./A3497).

Dk. Hnd Leonard Findlay, R.N.R., O.N. 4842 D.A.

P.O. Albert Edward Gregory, O.N. 209657 (Po.).

P.O. Frederick Dart, O.N. 214897 (Po.).

P.O. Joseph Richard Ashfield, O.N. 227875 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 3 Cl., Frank William Crabbe, O.N. M1483 (Po.).

P.O., 1 Cl., William John Adams, O.N. 189087 (Dev.).

Ldg Sea. Daniel Joseph Donovan, O.N. 204180 (Dev.).

P.O. Thomas Heffernan, O.N. 158031.

Act. Ch. Arm. Albert Henry Hinks, O.N. 343208.

Arm's. Crew Ernest Charles King, O.N. 16034.

Ldg. Sea. James Robert Sole, O.N. 240147.

A.B. Charles George Bremer Barham, O.N. J9079.

Serjt. Walter Henry France, R.M.A., No. R.M.A./5510.

Gnr. Adam Fenton, R.M.A., No. R.M.A./ 6904 (R.F.A./B/353).

P.O. William Ernest Sims, O.N. 199647 (Dev.).

P.O. Mech. Charles Ernest Cobb, R.N.A.S., O.N. F4623.

P.O. Mech. Donald McLean Graham, R.N.A.S., O.N. F4625.

A.B. Herbert William Marsh, O.N. J16274 (Dev.).

Sea. George Behenna, R.N.R., O.N. 3996B.

Sig. George Sydney Tasker, R.N.V.R., O.N. London, 3/2502.

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. Walton Cornelius Grinnell Ruxton, R.N.

Flt. Surg. Alfred James Hewitt, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Patrick Stewart Erskine Maxwell, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Andrew Purdon, R.N.R.

Lieut. Roland Arbuthnot Clark, R.N.

Ch. Writer Frederick Thomas Abbott, O.N. 344008.

Ldg. Sea. William John Bryant, O.N.. 194752.

Yeo. Sigs. John Burke, O.N. 138847

P.O. George Gill, O.N. 150979.

A.B. Archibald McLeod Pratt, O.N. 220644 (since dead).

P.O. Teleg. Archibald Williams, O.N. 214512.

Ldg. Fireman Michael Keelan, Mercantile Rating.

Asst. Payr. W. Eastwood, R.N.V.R.

Wt. Off., 2nd Grade, Reginald Henry Mullin, R.N.A.S,

C.P.O. William Waterhouse, O.N. 180131 (Dev.).

P.O. Daniel Joseph Murphy, O.N. 201992 (Dev.).

E.R.A. Hubert Berry, R.N.R., O.N. 1483 E.A.

A.B. William Tanner, O.N. 187232 (Ch.).

Sea. Jeremiah Brien, R.N.R., O.N. 2332D.

Sto. John Wood, R.N.R., O.N. 3179S.

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Officer Noted for Accelerated Promotion for War Service.

 

Fleet Surgeon Alfred James Hewitt, R.N., has been noted for accelerated promotion in recognition of the conspicuous gallantry and very exceptional professional ability which he displayed as Medical Officer of H.M.S. "Pegasus" when that ship was sunk by the "Königsberg'' in September, 1914.

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War Office, 1st January 1917.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to approve of the undermentioned rewards for distinguished service in the field, dated 1st January, 1917:

 

(included in army lists)

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

Maj. Robert Henry Darwall, R. Mar., attd. Egypt. Army.

Temp. Lt.-Col. Geoffrey Barnett Harrison, R. Marines.

Capt. (temp. Maj.) Charles Frederic Jerram, R. Mar. L.I.

Temp. Capt. William Rimington Ledgard, R. Mar. Art.

Maj. Frederick William Lumsden, R. Mar. Art.

Maj. Hugh Ferguson Montgomery, R.M.L.I.

Staff Surg. Charles Edward Cortis Stanford, M.B., Royal Navy, R.N. Div.

 

Awarded the Military Cross.

Temp. Lt. Alan Urquhart Campbell, R.N. Divn., attd. T.M. By.

Temp. Sub-Lt. William Charles Haken, R.N. Divn.

Temp. Lt. Basil Courtenay Victor Weeks, R.M.

 

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

London 10/3044 Chief Petty Offcr. W. G. Chapman, R.N.

Deal 3080 (S.) S./M. H. Evans, R. N. Div.

Clyde Z3319 Petty Offcr. J. Kent, R.N.

K.P.942 Leading Seaman (H.G.) S. Turner, Anson Bn., R.N. Div.

R.M.A. 6490 (R.F.R./B.516 Gunner T./Bombr. W. Pike, R.M.A.

 
 

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