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London Gazette editions 30172-30451 (July-December 1917)

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30172 - 6 JULY 1917

 

War Office, 9th July, 1917.

 

(included in Army lists)

 

With reference to the list of awards of the Distinguished Conduct Medal announced in the London Gazette of 4th ultimo the services for which these decorations were granted are specified below:

 

R.M.A./9996 A./Bty./S./M. W. Davis, R.M.A. (formerly R.F.R./B./1324). For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has consistently performed good work throughout and has at all times under fire set a fine example.

 

Ply./13760 Sjt. (A./Ch./Sjt.) W. G. Scott, R.M.L.I. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His work before and during operations was exceptionally good, and he has at all times set a fine example.

 

460 S./Sjt. Forem. Mech. H. Williams, R.M.A. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has performed continual good work until he was wounded while doing repairs to a Tank.

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His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of a Bar to the Military Medal to the undermentioned Non-commissioned Officers and Men:

 

T2.618 P./O. W. Brown, R.N.V.R.

L.Z.2769 P./O. W. F. Hardy, R.N.V.R.

K.W.557 A./B. W. Leather, R.N.V.R.

(M.M's gazetted 26th March, 1917.)

 

T.Z.1277 L./S. H. Williamson, R.N.V.R.

(M.M. gazetted 17th April, 1917.)

 

T.Z.6026 A./B. G. W. McPherson, R.N.V.R.

 (M.M. gazetted 18th June, 1917.)

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

C.Z.2797 C.P./O. W. Allan, R.N.V.R.

K.P.236 L./S. F. Atkins, R.N.V.R.

Deal/4077 (S) Pte. H. Andrew, R. Marines.

Deal/3322 (S.) Pte. J. D. Archibald, R. Marines.

Ply. 17493 Pte. J. Baird, R.M.L.I.

R.181 A./B. A. Barber, R.N.V.R.

T.Z.993 A./B. A. Barker, R.N.V.R.

C.Z.2843 A./B. W. Baxter, R.N.V.R.

C.Z.694 A./B. J. Bennett, R.N.V.R.

T.Z.6462 A./B. J. Boe, R.N.V.R.

Ch./S./73 Pte. E. Booth, R.M.L.I.

Deal/3165 (S.) Cpl. G. T. Bradley, R. Marines.

T.Z.3808 A./B. J. Burn, R.N.V.R.

Ch. 7771 Sjt. (actg. S./M.) J. Bushell, R.M.L.I.

TZ/7445 A./B. J. W. Candlish, R.N.V.R.

K.W.344 A./B. J. W. Charlesworth, R.N.V.R.

B.Z. 4448 A./B. F. L. Chettle, R.N.V.R.

P.O. 13278 Pte. H. Castley, R.M.L.I.

T.Z.2023 L./S. W. Dudley, R.N.V.R.

Ply. 219 (S) Sjt. A. T. Eaves, R.M.L.I.

T.Z.1295 L./S. R. S. Gibson, R.N.V.R.

B.Z.3424 A./B. F. Grant, R.N.V.R.

Z.C. 5165 A./B. M. Gray, R.N.V.R.

W.Z.118 A./B. J. Griffiths, R.N.V.R.

CZ/4607 L./Seaman A. R. Hamill, R.N.V.R.

M.L.588 A./B. J. Hill, R.N.V.R.

T.Z. 5744 A./B. H. Hollis, R.N.V.R.

T.Z. 6185 A/B. W. H. Horner, R.N.V.R.

K.P.241 L./S. A. Hunt, R.N.V.R.

Ply. 17564 Pte. A. F. Hutton, R.M.L.I.

T.Z.4936 A./B. J. W. Inns, R.N.V.R.

K.X.381 P. Officer L. Jackson, R.N.V.R.

P.O. 17447 Pte. S. Jackson, R.M.L.I.

M.3/238 A/B. W. Jackson, R.N.V.R.

L.Z. 1001 C.P.Off. E. Jennings, R.N.V.R.

T.Z.2659 A./B. T. McD. Johnson, R.N.V.R.

C.Z.6435 A./B C. Johnston, R.N.V.R.

Ply. 17813 Pte. (aotg. Sjt.) A. J. Kerslake, R.M.L.I.

Deal/3942 (S.) Pte. R. King, R. Marines.

T.Z.553 L./S. W. Lawson, R.N.V.R.

TZ/136 P.Off. A. Leask, R.N.V.R.

Z.T.2109 A./B. R. H. Legg, R.N.V.R.

P.O. 15284 Cpl. (actg. Sjt.) E. R. Ludbrook, R.M.L.I.

T.Z. 1890 L./S. J. Luty, R.N.V.R.

L.Z.3758 A./B. L. W. Mansell, R.N.V.R.

TZ/2118 P.Off. J. Marchant, R.N.V.R.

C.Z.4949 A./B. J. Martin, R.N.V.R.

C.Z.1251 L./S. G. McKain, R.N.V.R.

C.Z.1621 P.Off. J. McKeand, R.N.V.R.

PO/17577 Pte. D. McKinnon, R.M.L.I.

T.Z.2825 A./B. A. McLachlan, R.N.V.R.

Depot/S/4096 Pte. H. C. Micklem, Med. Unit, R.N.V.R.

C.Z.4747 A./B. W. Neilson, R.N.V.R.

K.X.174 P.Off. R. G. Nelson, R.N.V.R.

L.Z.394 L./S. J. E. Parsons, R.N.V.R.

T.Z.3234 A./B. J. W Sherry, R.N.V.R.

L.Z.5101 A./B. J. H. Spicer, R.N.V.R.

Deal/3538 (S) L./C. W. Titley, R. Marines.

L/Z/767 L./Seaman G. F. Turner, R.N.V.R.

T.Z.1899 P./O. J. Walker, R.N.V.R.

L.A./3340 A./B. H. J. Webb, R.N.V.R.

 

 


 

 

30182 - 13 JULY 1917

 

EAST AFRICAN CAMPAIGN

ARMY DESPATCH dated 10 March 1917

 

The following distinctions were awarded to members of the Expedition (see East African Campaign, Army Despatch dated 10 March 1917):

 

Distinguished Service Order and Special Promotion to Commander.

Commander G. B. Spicer Simson, R.N.

 

Distinguished Service Cross.

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

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

Surgeon H. McC. Hanschell, R.N.

 

Distinguished Service Medal.

Actg. Chief Petty Officer W. Waterhouse, R.N.

Petty Officer 1st Class D. J. Murphy, R.N.

Petty Officer D. Flynn, R.N.

Petty Officer William Sims, R.N.

Petty Officer Mechanic Chas. Ernest Cobb, R.N.A.S.

Petty Officer Mechanic Donald McLean Graham, R.N.A.S.

Engine Room Artificer 1st Class H. Berry, R.N.R.

Engine Room Artificer 1st Class J. S. Lamont, R.N.R.

Signalman George Sydney Tasker, R.N.V.R.

Able Seaman Herbert Wm. Marsh, R.N.

Able Seaman J. Brien, R.N.R.

Seaman G. Behenna, R.N.R. 

 

 


 

 

30186 - 17 JULY 1917

 

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

To be an Additional Member of the Military Division of the Second Class, or Knights Commanders, of the said Most Honourable Order.

Captain Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt, C.B., D.S.O., R.N. (Commodore, First Class).

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Admiralty, 16th, July, 1917.

 

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

Cdr. Frederick E. Storey, R.N.R.

Engr. Lt.-Cdr. William Scott, R.N.R.

 

 


 

 

30188 - 17 JULY 1917

 

War Office, July 18th, 1917.

 

(included in Army lists)

 

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

 

Temp. Actg. Comdr. Arthur Melland Asquith, D.S.O., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and determination in the attack and clearance of a village, when he personally captured ten of the enemy, and later organised its defence, and, by his contempt of danger under heavy fire, contributed greatly to the success of the operations and to the steadiness of all ranks with him. (D.S.O. gazetted 17th April, 1917.)

 

Temp. Lt. Comdr. Walter Sterndale-Bennett, D.S.O., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On discovering the wire uncut except in a few places he went forward himself and led his battalion through the partially cut gaps. He finally gained his objective, and held on against very strong resistance. The success of the operation was almost entirely due to his personal example. (D.S.O. gazetted 26th January, 1917.)

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

 

Temp. Sub-Lt. James Hardy Brown, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty throughout the campaign. He has navigated his ship at high speed, night and day, in all weathers, with marked zeal and determination. He has at all times set a magnificent example of courage and initiative.

 

Temp. Capt. Hugh Maccallum, R.I.M. For Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty throughout the campaign. He has navigated his ship at high speed, night and day, in all weathers, with marked zeal and determination. He has at all times set a magnificent example of courage and initiative.

 

Temp. Surgeon William James McCracken, M.C., R.N. For conspicuous gallantry and resource during operations, when, after attending wounded in captured dug-outs, he pushed forward into a village which was being heavily shelled, compelled a captured enemy M.O. to show the best enemy R.A.P., and then kept him, with 12 enemy Red Cross men, busy all day bringing in and dressing over 150 of our wounded, who otherwise could not have been treated, and then sending them down. He also searched the front line under heavy fire for wounded.

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His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to award a Bar to the Military Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

 

Temp. Sub. Lieut, (actg. Lieut.-Comdr.) Daniel Marcus William Beak, M.C., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry during operations, when he continually dashed forward, under heavy fire, to reorganize the men, and led them on with great bravery through the enemy barrage and machine-gun fire. (Military Cross gazetted 26th January, 1917.)

 

Temp. Sub-Lieut. Walter Kilroy Harris, M.C. R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry during operations. Owing to the enemy's wire being very thick the situation during an advance became critical, and heavy casualties were occurring in his company. With great bravery he kept cheering his men on, and when through the wire he organised bombing parties to protect the flanks. His conduct throughout was magnificent. (M.C. gazetted 26th January, 1917.)

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His Majesty the KING has been graciouslypleased 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. Sub-Lt. Thomas Barrow-Dowling, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion. When, during an intense barrage, three of his guns and crews had been buried, he at once proceeded, under a heavy fire, to effect a rescue, and succeeded in recovering one gun and a few men, and later, on receiving reinforcements, he reorganised the situation and remained at his post until, in the last stage of exhaustion, he was relieved.

 

Temp. Sub-Lt. Winthrop James Crosland-Taylor, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion under heavy shell fire during several enemy counter-attacks. He not only tended the wounded in full view of snipers, but he led back Lewis gunners, who had been driven from their posts, and his courage and example greatly helped to save a critical situation.

 

Temp  Sub. Lt. Everard Nelson Gaskell Exton, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion in action. He led his section with great courage and skill, reaching the final line of attack with the infantry. Later he, with most of his crew, was buried by shell fire, but was rescued, and remained at his post for another 24 hours, although suffering from shock.

 

 Temp. Sub-Lt. Percy Russell Halton Fox. R.N.V.R. (now 2nd Lt., E. Kent R.). For conspicuous gallantry and determination in leading his men under very heavy fire. He carried out valuable reconnaissance work, and his coolness and personal example to all ranks with him greatly contributed to the success of the operations.

 

Temp. 2nd Lt. Ernest Allan Godfrey, R.Marines. For conspicuous gallantry and resource during operations, when he worked his guns with great skill and endurance for 60 hours without rest, and under a heavy enemy barrage, against a strong point which eventually surrendered.

 

Temp. Sub-Lt. Harold Grant-Dalton, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and resource. When all the officers of his company had become casualties he assumed the command, and by his bravery and personal example was able successfully to defend an exposed piece of the line. He has on previous occasions done fine work.

 

Temp. Sub-Lt. John Leigh Herring, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion when leading his men in an attack, and in reorganising them under heavy fire when disorganised by uncut wire. Later, he led bombing parties with great bravery and skill until finally wounded.

 

Capt. Edward John Huskisson, R.M.L.I. For conspicuous gallantry when reconnoitring, under a heavy shell fire, a position and organising guides prior to an assault. It was mainly owing to his coolness and courage that the battalion was successfully placed in alignment in the face of the greatest difficulties.

 

Temp. Sub.-Lt. Charles Leonard Jones, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry in action. The only means of communication between different sections of his company was exposed to heavy machine gun and rifle fire. Nevertheless, he continually went up and down the line encouraging and controlling the men. His bravery was most marked. 

 

Temp. Lt. James Gilmore Mackinlay, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and ability when surviving company commander during a heavy and at first partially successful enemy counter-attack. His bravery and skilful disposition not only re-established the position, but largely contributed to the repulse of the enemy with heavy loss.

 

Temp. Sub-Lt. Lawrence Charles Matcham, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion. He led his company with great bravery and skill, capturing several enemy positions, and later rendered invaluable assistance in organising their defence under a very heavy fire. 

 

Temp. Lt. Frederick John Matthews, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion in leading his company forward with ammunition under a heavy machine gun fire. He also attacked and captured a machine gun position, seizing the gun and taking about forty prisoners. 

 

Temp. 2nd Lt. George Arthur Newling, R.M. For conspicuous, gallantry in an attack, when he led his platoon with great courage and skill, and held the objective, when captured, against numerous counter-attacks.

 

Temp. Surg. James Ness McBean Ross, R.N. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion on many occasions in organising and leading stretcher-bearers in search for wounded and attending them under very heavy fire.

 

Temp. Sub-Lt. Francis Beacroft Smith, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry during an attack, when leading his men. Although shot three times, he continued, with great; dash and determination, to advance, bayonetting three of the enemy, refusing to retire until ordered to do so.  

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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:

 

L/Z 2333 Able Sea. H. F. Baldwin, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion. He worked for three days and nights without rest, carrying reports under heavy fire, voluntarily taking back ammunition and rations. His coolness and courage on all occasions were magnificent.

 

Deal/3251(S.) Marines. S./Sjt. D. Booth, R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion in evacuating wounded from a heavily shelled collecting post. His magnificent example greatly contributed to steady the men, who were suffering heavy casualties.

 

T.Z.4407 A./L. Sjt. (H.G.) W. Charlton, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion. He was the only man of a Lewis gun team who succeeded in crossing a heavily sniped space and gaming a selected position. He remained there, fully exposed, for five hours, only withdrawing after firing his last round. 

 

Ply. 66 (S.) Pte. G. Davies, R.M.L.I. For conspicuous gallantry. He advanced alone to an enemy strong point, demanded its surrender, and single-handed he brought in fifty prisoners. 

 

Mersey Z.373 Lead. Sea. W. Gilgrass, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Single-handed he captured a machine gun, which was causing heavy casualties, killing the gunners. He has on many previous occasions done fine work.

 

C./Z. 231 A/P.O. A. Ross, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although wounded in two places, he remained in action for forty-eight hours, assisting to capture a machine gun and forty prisoners. He set a fine example to all ranks. 

 

Ch. 18511 Pte. (L./Cpl.) T. Salt, R.M.L.I. For conspicuous gallantry in operations, when he crawled backwards and forwards for three hours through heavy H.E. barrages in order to signal the effect of the Stokes mortar fire. He was wounded. 

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His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of a Bar to the Military Medal to the undermentioned:    

Ply./48 (S) Pte. T. W. Elliott, R.M.L.I. (M.M. gazetted 17th April, 1917.)

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

T.Z/1617 C./P./O. J. Ainscough, R.N.V.R.

T.Z.4281 A./B. W. Barnfather, R.N.V.R.

C.Z.797 C.P. Off. A. J. Collins, R.N.V.R.

Ply. 1002 (S.) Pte. A. E. Crook, R.M.L.I.

TZ6238 A./B. C. Danskin, R.N.V.R.

Bristol Z531 L./S. (P./O.) S. C. Davies, R.N.V.R.

K.P./297 A./B. J. W. Jaggs, R.N.V.R.

BZ3420 A./B. H. S. Smith, R.N.D.

K.P.30 P./O. E. Tickner, R.N.V.R.           

C.H. 16180 Pte. (actg. Cpl.) W. H. Watts, R.M.L.I.

Ply./470 (S) Pte. A. Wormald, R.M.L.I.

 

 


 

 

30192 - 20 JULY 1917

 

Whitehall, July 18, 1917.

 

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

 

HOME CIVIL SERVICE.

(including)

Ackland, William Henry, Master (Yardcraft), Royal William Yard, Plymouth.

Couch, Thomas John, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Deacon, James, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Dove, John Allen, Shipwright, Chatham Dockyard.

Evans, Charles, Smith (Chargeman), Pembroke Dockyard.

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

Fairbrass, Joseph, Skilled Labourer, Chatham Dockyard.

Gibson, John George, Inspector of Fitters, Devonport Dockyard.

Griffiths, Henry James, Messenger, Pembroke Dockyard.

Hall, Fen wick Lewins, Smith, Devonport Dockyard.

Harper, Henry, Skilled Labourer, Chatham Dockyard.

Horsham, Andrew, Skilled Labourer, Devonport Dockyard.

Horsham, William, Rigger, Chatham Dockyard.

James, William John Green, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Rees, Robert, Shipwright, Chatham Dockyard.

Ribbens, William Thomas, Fitter, Chatham Dockyard.

Robinson, James, Smith, Chatham Dockyard.

Saywell, Thomas Edward, Chargeman of Smiths, Chatham Dockyard.

Slaughter, George, Hammerman, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Streeting, James John, Boilermaker (Chargeman), Sheerness Dockyard.

Swan, Charles John, Smith, Chatham Dockyard.

Warder, Edwin James, Skilled Labourer, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Winter, Robert Charles, Shipwright, Chatham Dockyard.

 

 

 


 

 

30194 - 20 JULY 1917

 

NAVAL GALLANTRY AWARDS

 

Admiralty, 20th July, 1917.

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Charles Samuel Wills, R.N.

Capt. Colin Kenneth MacLean, R.N.

Cdr. John Stewart Gordon Fraser, R.N.

Cdr. Ion Hamilton Benn, M.P., R.N.V.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Evan Bruce-Gardyne, R.N.

In recognition of their services in the bombardment of Zeebrugge on the 11th-12th May, 1917, and of Ostend on the 4th-5th June, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

2nd Hnd. Walter William Cowell, R.N.R., O.N. 4513 D.A.

Sea. George Wilson, R.N.R., O.N. 7484 A.

C.P.O. Arthur Fagg, O.N. 186034 (Ch.).

Ldg. Teleg. William James Drayton, O.N. 238934 (Ch.).

P.O. Benjamin Percy Youngs, O.N. 194063 (Ch.).

Arm. Harold Mortimer Way, O.N. 342769 (Ch.).

C.P.O. John Henry Woolley, O.N. 156564 (Ch.).

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

Ch. Motor Mech. Peter William Jacomel, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B. 529.

Dkhnd. William Wigg, R.N.R., O.N. 2722 SD.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Donald Archibald McLean, R.N.R., O.N. 1645 SD.

Dkhnd. James Daniels, R.N.R., O.N. 3147 SD.

Ldg. Sea. William Billett, O.N. 182716 (Ch.).

Sea. Alma Dougherty, R.N.R., O.N. 2196 D.

A.B. William Henry Jordan, O.N. 234463 (Dev.).

Dkhnd. George Darwood, R.N.R., O.N. 2772 D.A.

Lce.-Corpl. William Brown, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./10933 (R.F.R., B. 1787).

 

The following Officers and men have been Mentioned in Dispatches:

Capt. Frank Larken, C.M.G., R.N.

Capt. Henry Edgar Grace, R.N.

Capt. Charles William Bruton, R.N.

Cdr. Francis Robert Wrottesley, R.N.

Cdr. Cloudesley Varyl Robinson, R.N.

Cdr. Hugh Turnour England, R.N.

Cdr. Wellwood George Courtenay Maxwell, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Michael Barne, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Percival Scott Rickcord, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Edward Sidney Graham, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Donald Priaulx MacGregor, R.N

Eng. Lieut. (Act. Eng. Lieut.-Cdr.) Robert Graham Knox, R.N.

Lieut. Frank George Fowle, D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Ronald Farquhar, R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Percy Melsom, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. John Linton Myres, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. William Wordie Watson, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Dawburn Young, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. John Cuthbert Lawson, R.N.V.R.

Sub.-Lieut. John Alexander Lorimer, R.N.V.R.

Gnr. Horace Percy Hamlyn, R.N.

Bosn. Harry Ham, R.N.

Art. Eng. Ernest Miller Fittock, R.N.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd gr., Arthur Harris, O.N. J.3256 (Po.).

Ch. Writer Percy Richard Ridley, O.N. 343406 (Ch.).

Ch. E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Roy Hare Smith, O.N. 272175 (Ch.) (now Act. Art. Eng.).

Ch. Sto. Richard Goodhew, O.N. 282350 (Ch.)

Pte. William Fletcher Wood, R.M.L.I., No. Ch. 19640.

Bugler Valentine James Haines, R.M.L.I., No. Ch. 19757.

Act. Ch. Sto. George Hyde, O.N. 295285 (Ch.).

Ch. Arm. John Wyness, O.N. 341911 (Ch.).

A.B. John Hazlett Upham Hume, O.N. J16805 (Ch.).

Sig. Walter Charles Nightingale, O.N. J22609 (Po.).

P.O., 1st C1., Ernest Thomas Mainprize, O.N. 184923 (Ch.).

Act. E.R.A., 4th Cl., Horace Archer Drew, O.N. M12158 (Ch.).

Ch. Motor Mech. William Frank Penny, R.N.V.R., O.N. M.B.737.

Dkhnd. Donald Macleod, R.N.R., O.N. 3070 SD.

Sea. John Bairnson, R.N.R., O.N. 506 L.

Dkhnd. George Turner, R.N.R., O.N. 621SD,

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to Officers and men for services in action with enemy submarines:

 

To receive the Victoria Cross.

Lieut. Ronald Neil Stuart, D.S.O., R.N.R.

Sea. William Williams, R.N.R., O.N. 6224A.

Lieutenant Stuart and Seaman Williams were selected by the officers and ship's company respectively of one of H.M. Ships to receive the Victoria Cross under Rule 13 of the Royal Warrant dated the 29th January, 1856.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Leopold Arthur Bernays, C.M.G., R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Reginald Vesey Holt, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Graham Francis Winstanley Wilson, R.N.

Lieut. Richard James Turnbull, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. George Irvine, R.N.R.

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Gordon Campbell, V.C., D.S.O., R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

Lieut. Peter Shaw, R.N.R.

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

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

Lieut. Peter Nicholson, R.N.R.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

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

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

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal:

C.P.O. Mech., 2nd Gr., John Frederick Tadman, O.N. 271984 (Ch.). For conspicuous gallantry in climbing out on the wing of an aeroplane to plug a leak in the radiator. He remained in this position for a period of twenty minutes, thus enabling the aeroplane to return safely to her base.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal:

A.B. Holley Bower, O.N. 223250 (Po.).

Sea. Henry Hurst, R.N.R., O.N. 4290 A.

2nd Hnd. Frederick James Mobbs, R.N.R., O.N., 2198 SA.

Sea. Stephen Slade, R.N.R., O.N. 1597

C.P.O. William Edwin Swanson, O.N., J. 1599 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. William Charles Frederick Milton, O.N. 233535 (Dev.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Charles Francis Withecombe, O.N. K. 17330 (Dev.).

Dkhnd. Charles Duckenfield, R.N.R., O.N. 4074 DA.

Ord. Teleg. Cecil Harmer Barnard, R.N.V.R., O.N. (Tyne) Z7619.

Trmr. Harry Pearson, R.N.R., O.N. 3000 ST.

P. O. William James Collins, O.N. 221365 (Po.).

A.B. Esau William Wills, O.N. J. 173 (Po.).

C.P.O. William Henry Walter, O.N. 180135 (Dev.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Archibald Hawkey, O.N. 221569 (Dev.).

A.B. George Henry Herbert Peacey, O.N. 206507 (R.F.R. Dev./B4454).

Sea. Joseph O'Connell, R.N.R., O.N. 4409A.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., Douglas Roy Chapman, O.N., F.13487.

2nd Hnd. Alexander Wood Robertson, R.N.R., O.N. 2427 SA.

Sea. George Bremner, R.N.R., O.N. 4735 A.

Sea. Frederick William Screech, R.N.R., O.N. 2989 A.

Sea. James Thomson, R.N.R., O.N. 6029A

Sig. Charles William Hurell, R.N.V.R., O.N. London/Z.2181.

P.O. Ernest Pitcher, O.N. 227029 (Po.).

Sto. George Rees, R.N.R., O.N. 1536U.

Sea. John Stephen Martindale, R.N.R., O.N. 8556A.

Ldg. Sto. William Havelock King, R.N.R., O.N. 3026S.

Ldg. Sea. Ernest Alfred Veale, O.N. 181452 (R.F.R. Dev./B2119).

S.S.A. Alfred Francis Joseph Couch, O.N. M.1998 (Dev.).

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal.

Dkhnd. Leonard Findlay, R.N.R., O.N. 4842 DA.

 

The following Officers and men have been mentioned in Despatches:

Cdr. Francis Alexander Waddilove Buller, D.S.O., R.N.

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

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

Lieut. Edgar William Buchanan, R.N.

Lieut. Frederick Edward Raw, R.N.

Lieut. Ian Honnor Morton, R.N.

Sqdrn.-Cdr. Ralph James Jean Hope-Vere, R.N.A.S.

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

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

Engr.-Lieut. Leonard Samuel Loveless, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.R.

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

Engr. Sub.-Lieut. John Smith, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Skipper Frederick Robert Baker, R.N.R., 1210 WSA.

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

Engmn. William Clifford James, R.N.R., O.N. 3765 E.S.

Dkhnd. Arthur Barber, R.N.R., O.N. 8163 D.A. Act.

Ch.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., James George Jeram, O.N. 270519 (Po.)

A.B. Wilfred Stephen Balls, O.N. 213815 (Po.).

Sto.P.O. Frederick Drown, O.N. 227844 (Dev.).

Dkhnd. Joseph Page, R.N.R., O.N. 7590 D.A.

Dkhnd. Robert Peterson, R.N.R., O.N. 2703, S.D.

Dkhnd. William Gregg, R.N.R., O.N. 10371 D.A.

C.P.O. William John Adams, O.N. 189087 (Dev.).

C.P.O. George Henry Truscott, O.N. 140440 (R.F.R. Dev./A.3140).

W.T. Op., 1st Cl., William Statham, R.N.R., O.N. 34 W.T.S.

Ldg. Sea. Edward Cooper, O.N. J 7225 (Dev.).

Sea. Robert Pitt, R.N.R. O.N. 3250B.

Sea. John Keane, R.N.R., O.N. 5370B.

Sto. P.O. Illtyd Davies, O.N. 229843 (Dev.).

Ch. Std. Alfred C. Townshend (Mercantile Rating).

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Distinguished Service Order:

 

Wing Capt. Edward Maitland Maitland, R.N.A.S. In recognition of valuable and gallant work in connection with airships and parachutes. He has carried out experiments at his own personal risk, and has made some descents under enemy fire.

 

Sqdrn. Cdr. Charles Henry Butler, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. In recognition of his gallantry on the 5th June, 1917, when he fought single-handed two engagements with a number of powerful hostile machines. He attacked six hostile aeroplanes together over the Thames Estuary, and later attacked two off Ostend. On each occasion the machine selected for attack was compelled to dive.

 

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

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To Receive the Distinguished Service Medal

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Frederick Cusden, O.N.F.5011 (Po.).

Air Mech., 2nd Cl., Henry Martineau Davis, O.N.F.20254.

Air Mech., 1st Cl., Arthur William Goody O.N.F.12237.

 

The following Officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Flt. Lieut. Edward James Pointer Burling, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Humphrey de Verd Leigh, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Frederick Middleton Fox, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Henry Vernon Worrall, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Thomas Gordon Mair Stephens, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. John Edward Scott, R.N.A.S.

Flt Sub-Lieut. Rowan Heywood Daly, R.N.A.S.

Lieut. William Charles Abbott Meade, R.N.V.R.

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Honours to the Mercantile Marine.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve the award of decorations and medals to the undermentioned Officers and men of the British Mercantile Marine, in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during, the war:

 

To Receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. Arthur Matravers King.

Capt. Ernest Stanley Hutchinson.

Capt. John McClelland.

Capt. John Prideaux.

Ch. Engr. Robert Bay.

 

To Receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. David Philip McDonald.

 

To Receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

A.B. George Wilson.

Sea. Simon Patience.

Ldg. Sea. Thomas O'FarrelL

 

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

 

To be Commended for Good Service.

Capt. Edwin Ellis.

Capt. Alexander Drysdale Falconer.

Capt. Donald McNicol.

Capt. William Matthews Chirgwin.

Capt. James Griffiths.

Capt. Frederick George William Randall.

Ch. Offr. Percy St. Andrew Robertson.

3rd Offr. James Mackie.

Pilot Reginald Victor Palmer.

 

 


 

 

30216 - 3 AUGUST 1917

  

Admiralty, 1st August, 1917.

 

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

Cdr. Francis W. Bate.

Act. Cdr. Charles P. Cooper.

Act. Cdr. Samuel B. Graves.

Lieut.-Cdr. Reginald Moorhouse.

Lieut. Leonard R. Gardiner.

Eng. Lieut. William H. Tomkins.

 

 

 


 

 

30227 - 10 AUGUST 1917

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George,

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders 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:

 

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Oliver Locker-Lampson, R.N.V.R., M.P. In recognition of his services in command of a Naval Armoured Car Squadron throughout the war. Cdr. Locker-Lampson raised this force at the beginning of the war, and has commanded it throughout its operations in Belgium, Persia, Armenia, the Dobrudja, and Roumania with great zeal and gallantry, and has taken part personally in most of the fighting.

 

Capt. Bertram Fox Hayes, R.D., R.N.R.

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Admiralty, 11th August, 1917.

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Henry George Hamilton Tandy, R.N. In recognition of the promptitude, courage and resource which he displayed when one of H.M. ships was torpedoed. Lieut.-Cdr. Tandy was in his bunk at the time of the explosion, but by the prompt and resourceful steps which he took on arriving on deck, succeeded in bringing his ship safely into harbour.

 

Staff Surg. Gilbert Bodley Scott, R.N. In recognition of his services with a Naval Armoured Car Squadron in France, Russia, Turkey and Roumania. On active service he has shown a devotion to duty and a forgetfulness of self which cannot be too highly praised.

 

Lieut. William King, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Oswald Szulezewski, R.N.V.R.

For gallant and devoted services with Inland Water Transport throughout the operations in Mesopotamia. They have navigated their ships at high speed, night and day, in all weathers with marked zeal and determination, and have often been under fire.

 

Lieut Walter Dorling Smiles, R.N.V.R. In recognition of his services with a Naval Armoured Car Squadron in France, Belgium, Persia and Roumania. He was wounded on the 28th November, 1916, in the Dobrudja. On coming out of hospital he volunteered to lead a flying squadron for special duty round Braila, and his gallantry on this occasion was the chief factor of success. On one occasion, when in action with a light armoured car, he got out twice to start it up under heavy fire. Being struck by a bullet he rolled into a ditch and remained there all day under fire, having sent back a message to the Russian Colonel in command asking him to allow none of his soldiers in any circumstances to risk their lives to save his car. He did not escape until night.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Alexander Riall Wadham Woods, D.S.O., R.N. In recognition of his services in command of the landing party at the capture of Salif on the 12th June, 1917. The place was attacked at dawn and captured after a three hours' resistance at the cost of only two casualties to the attacking force. This was largely due to the skilful manner in which Cdr. Woods conducted the advance.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lieut. Harold Townshend Boulthee. R I.M.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

 

Serjt. James Francis McLoughlin, R.M.L.I., Po. 8873. For conspicuous gallantry at the capture of Salif on the 12 June, 1917. Just before the surrender he came across 11 unwounded and one wounded Turkish soldiers. Followed by one petty officer, Serjt. McLoughlin jumped among them, shot one, and made seven surrender.

 

A.B. Francis George Noble, O.N. 205234 (Po.). For conspicuous gallantry at the capture of Salif on the 12 June, 1917. When a private of Marines was fatally wounded, and was lying in an exposed position, Noble went out from cover and brought him in. His behaviour throughout was most praiseworthy.

 

Pte. Henry George Bartlett, R.M.L.I., Po. 15558. For conspicuous gallantry at the capture of Salif on the 12 June, 1917. Single-handed he entered a hut occupied by two unwounded and one wounded Turks and three Arabs and took them prisoner.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

P.O. Mech. (E) Arthur John Classey, O.N. F2004.

Ch. P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., John McFarland, O.N. F2863 (since killed).

P.O. Mech. (E) Alexander Graham, O.N. F2855.

P.O. Mech. John William Pincott, O.N. F10061.

P.O. Mech. Kenneth Max Vaughan, O.N. F1467.

Ch. Sto. Lewis Richard Wilton, O.N. 144759 (R.F.R.Dev./A2740).

Sto. Matthew Barr, R.N.R., O.N. 4386S.

Ldg. Sea. Jesse Thompson, O.N. 229091 (Po.).

Trmr. John Dryburgh Phillips, R.N.R., O.N. 478 ST.

Secunnie Shaikh Baba Sydoo.

Ldg. Teleg. Frederick John Leonard Gough, O.N. J17063 (Po.).

Ord. Teleg. Arthur Albert Collick, O.N. J33874 (Ch.).

Ldg. Mech. (D) Henry Simpson, O.N. F2647.

Jnr. Res. Attdt. Stanley Rothwell, R.N.A.S.B.R., O.N. M15814 (Po.).

Cook's Mate Thomas Yates, O.N. M3996 (Po.).

C.E.R.A. Reginald John Beardshaw, R.N.R. O.N. 1100E.A.

Ch. Arm. Charles Bish, Q.N. 342316 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. George Alfred Brooks, O.N. 277963 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Albert Ernest Burrows, O.N. 169893 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Charles William Burton, O.N. 164812 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Robert George Carson, O.N. 188419 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. William Henry Durrant, O.N. 277988 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Walter William Ford, O.N. 268752 (Dev.).

Ch. Elect. Art., 2nd Cl., Henry Cripps Foster, O.N. 347251 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sig. Henry Walter Garrett, O.N. 222787 (Ch.).

Yeo. Sigs. William James Griffin, O.N. 206400 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. Michael Hayes, O.N. 278910 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Albert Jeffes, O.N. M4935 (Ch.).

2nd Writer Sidney John Light, O.N. M5399 (Po.).

P.O. William George Mantell, O.N. 224261 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. William Nuttall Morton, O.N. K6634 (Ch.).

A.B. Henry David Page, O.N. 186375 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. William Palmer, O.N. 176615 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Bertie Pestell, O.N. K646 Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., William George Richardson, O.N. 312450 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Edward Ernest Sandell, O.N. 154995 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Walter Joseph Shoesmith, O.N. 280790 (Ch.).

Ch. Arm. William Arthur Sumpter, O.N. 344162 (Dev.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Albert Teed, O.N. 132954 (R.F.R., Dev./A.2660).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl, George Lewis Trill, O.N. 271435 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Richard Vercoe, O.N. 141044 (R.F.R., Dev./A.2485).

Yeo. Sigs. Charles Herbert Vincent, O.N. 190964 (Ch.).

P.O. William Israel White, O.N. 208757 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Richard Williams, O.N. 173093 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 1st Cl., John Kenyon Wright, O.N. 268588 (Ch.).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in Dispatches:

Capt. William Henry Dudley Boyle, R.N.

Cdr. James Sacheverell Constable Salmond, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (actg. Cdr.) Reginald Gregory, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. William Wells-Hood, R.N.V.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. William Alfred Dye, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Norman D. Holbrook, V.C., R.N.

Lce.-Corp. Edgar Finch, R. M.L.I., No. Ch./11482 (R.F.R., B.1791).

P.O. Mech. (E) James Hassan, O.N. F2743.

P.O. Mech. (E) Herbert George Whiting, O.N. F3808.

P.O. Mech. Harold Leslie Watson, O.N. F10160.

P.O. Mech. Alexander Ross Mclvor, O.N. F10035.

P.O. Mech. Frederick William Fear, D.N. F3051.

P.O. Mech. David Livingstone Bryars, O.N. F3045.

P.O. Mech. John Joseph Harris, O.N. F9908.

P.O. Mech. (E) Percival William Husk, O.N. F3030.

P.O. Mech. (E) William Henry Salisbury, O.N. F1733.

P.O. Mech. Charles Bolton, O.N. F9559.

Ch. Sto. Alfred Gibbs, O.N. 144783 (R.F.R. Po./A2771).

Ch. Sto. Augustus Alexander Holt, O.N. 160504 (Ch.).

Sto. William John Evans, R.N.R., O.N. 6817S.

Sto. William John Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 2902S.

Ldg. Sea. William Henry Carrol, O.N. 156667 (R.F.R. Dev./B1716).

Ldg. Sea. Henry Phillips, O.N. 203758 (R.F.R. Dev./B4993).

Trmr. Charles Porter, R.N.R., O.N. 746ST.

Yeo. Sigs. Frank Harold Aldenton, O.N. 230198 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Charles William Arnold, O.N. 282802 (Ch.).

P.O. Richard Charles Carr, O.N. 136307 (R.F.R. Po./A.3610).

Ldg. Sea. Percy Chubb, O.N. 199130 (R.F.R. Dev./B4542).

Ch. Sto. Edmond Coghlan, O.N. 169816 (Dev.).

Sea. John Coghlan, R.N.R., O.N. 2907C.

Ship's Std. Walter Herbert Coles, O.N. 344217 (Ch.).

A.B. Robert Croft, O.N. 193184 (R.F.R., Ch./B. 3557).

Ldg. Sea. Robert Frederick Popham Darby, O.N. 216788 (Ch.).

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

C.P.O. Daniel Dempsey, O.N. 154177 (Dev.)

Sto. P.O. Thomas Dorney, O.N. 302375 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Andrew James Foale, O.N. 218275 (Dev.).

Sig. Charles William Goodrum, R.N.V.R., Bristol Z/5203 (killed in action).

Ship's Corpl. Edgar John Highams, O.N. 180760 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Stanley Hume, O.N. 235061 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Herbert Irven, O.N. 303877 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Samuel George Lambert, O.N. 187454 (Ch.).

Arm. Fred Levick, O.N. 340464 (Ch.).

P.O. Frederick McDonald, O.N. 204921 (R.F.R. Ch./B10143).

A.B. Sidney Parsons, O.N. 204615 (R.F.R. Dev./B4322).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., Edward Thompson Pyne, O.N. 268842 (Po.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., George Maynard Salter, O.N. M8415 (Dev.).

A.B. Sidney Shea, O.N. 225954 (Ch.).

P.O. Arthur Richard Lionel Skinner, O.N. 222066 (Ch.).

P.O. Charles Richard Smith, O.N. 190479 (Ch.).

1st Writer Albert William Stone, O.N. 346080 (Po.).

C.P.O. Robert Lethbridge Stone, O.N. 155140 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A. Robert Templeton, R.N.R., O.N. 1504 E.A.

Sergeant George Robert Vale, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./14304.

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to Officers and Men for services in action with enemy submarines:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

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

 

To Receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

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

Lieut. Henry Johnson, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Pollok, R.N.R.

Lieut. George Leslie, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Kerr, R.N.R.

Lieut. Thomas Hughes, R.N.R.

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

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

 

To Receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

To Receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Joseph Watts, O.N., F4923.

Act. Air Mech., 1st Gr., Edward Elsworth Hughes, O.N., F7223.

A.B. Arthur Waller, O.N. J15735 (Ch.).

Ord. Sea. John William Henry Coulter, O.N. J44355 (Ch.).

A.B. William Thomas Ball, O.N. SS2083 (Ch.).

Sea. James Tait, R.N.R., O.N. 3740C.

C.P.O. Teleg. John Bellett Wood, O.N. 179611 (Dev.).

P.O. Frederick William Vinnicombe, O.N. 198783 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Alfred Sidney Radford, O.N. J4513 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 1st Cl., Benjamin Sambells. O.N. 269327 (Dev.).

Dkhnd. Richard Barber, R.N.R., O.N. 10171 D.A.

Ldg. Sea. William Buckley, R.N.R., O.N. 1778C.

Ch. Motor Mech. Arthur James Blackler, O.N. 1701 M.B.

Dkhnd. Alexander Murray Donald, R.N.R., O.N. 2198 D.A.

 

To Receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal.

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

2nd Hnd. George Manley, R.N.R., O.N. 4621B.

2nd Hnd. Archie McKechnie, R.N.R., O.N. 8199 D.A.

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in Despatches:

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

Engr. Lieut. Robert Morrison Pakenham-Walsh, R.N.

Lieut. Hamilton McMath Hely, R.N.R.

Lieut. Robert Lancelot Fortescue Hubbard, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Trewhella Rowe, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. Walter Edward Hewkin, R.N.R.

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

Lieut. John Chevas Cumming, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Charles Francis George Thomas Hallaran, R.N.

Asst. Payr. Alec Brodie McFarlane, R.N.R.

Skipper John Lyle, R.N.R., 71 W.S.A.

Skipper Peter Seaton, R.N.R.

Skipper Frederick Savage, R.N.R., 173 W.S.A.

Skipper William Forman, R.N.R., 369 W.S.A.

Engmn. Charles Coutts Webster, R.N.R., O.N. 20 E.S.

P.O. John Alfred Smith, O.N. 130539 (R.F.R., Po./A2805).

Dkhnd. Thomas Williamson, R.N.R., O.N. 2138 D.A.

Dkhnd. Peter Thomson.

2nd Fisherman Edward W. Millington.

P.O. Mech. Charles Regan, O.N. 218371 (Dev.).

Air Mech., 1st Gr., George Henry Ellis, O.N. F3423.

Ldg. Mech. Joseph Parkes, O.N. F2859.

Sig. James Corbett, R.N.V.R., O.N. Clyde, Z6289.

Stewd. William Henry Patterson, Mercantile Rating.

A.B. James Horation Walker, R.N.V.R., O.N. Bristol Z3538.

Dkhnd. Tom Sherry, R.N.R., O.N. 5266 D.A.

Dkhnd. Benjamin Downing, R.N.R., O.N. 10299 D.A.

Dkhnd. John Tregurtha, R.N.R., O.N. 16452 D.A.

Dkhnd. Peter Sutton, R.N.R., O.N. 8443 D.A.

Dkhnd. John Methvin Robertson Strachan, R.N.R., O.N. 7274 D.A.

Dkhnd. William Wallace, R.N.R., O.N. 2156 D.A.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Flt. Lieut. Robert Alexander Little, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For gallantry in action and for exceptional skill and daring in aerial combats. Since the 9th May, 1917, besides having driven off numerous artillery aeroplanes and damaged six hostile machines, he has destroyed six others. On the 26th June, 1917, an Aviatik being seen from the aerodrome he went up to attack it. He engaged it and fired a burst at close range, and the enemy machine stalled and went down in flames.

 

Flt. Lieut. Raymond Collishaw, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For conspicuous bravery and skill in successfully leading attacks against hostile aircraft. Since the 10th June, 1917, Flt. Lieut. Collishaw has himself brought down four machines completely out of control and driven down two others with their planes shot away. Whilst on an offensive patrol on the morning of the 15th June, 1917, he forced down a hostile scout in a nose dive. Later, on the same day, he drove down one hostile two-seater machine completely out of control, one hostile scout in a spin, and a third machine with two of its planes shot away. On the 24th June, 1917, he engaged four enemy scouts, driving one down in a spin and another with two of its planes shot away; the latter machine was seen to crash.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Sqdrn. Cdr. Charles Henry Butler, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For the skill and gallantry with which he attacked a formation of fifteen hostile machines returning from a raid on England. Closing on one machine, he engaged it at close quarters. Presently he saw this machine nose dive, crash into the sea and sink. Meanwhile he had engaged a second machine, but broke off the engagement to follow down the first machine. Afterwards he lost sight of the enemy formation and returned to his aerodrome:

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned officers:

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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

 

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

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Ldg. A.C. Thomas Busby, O.N. F18555.

A.C., 1st Gr., Joshua Howard Daw, O.N. F12687.

A.C., 2nd Gr., Cyril Alfred Millhouse, O.N. F22637.

Ldg. Mech. Sydney Frederick Anderson, O.N. F12676.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Thomas Caird, O.N. F6181.

P.O. Mech. (E) Harry Dixon, O.N. F4542.

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in Despatches:

Sqdrn.-Cdr. Bedford Henry Mulock, D.S.O., R.N.A.S.

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

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

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Frederick Ross Johnson, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Alfred Hartley Lofft, R.N.A.S.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Frederick John George, O.N. F1947.

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Honours to the Mercantile Marine.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of decorations and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men of the British Mercantile Marine, in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. George McDonald Dobbie.

Capt. David Lawton.

Capt. Robert George James.

Capt. Walter Gay.

Capt. Frederick Douglas Struss.

Ch. Offr. Alexander Smith.

Ch. Engr. William Russell Stobo.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Sea. Francis Augustine Kidney.

Apprentice Thomas Arthur Sutcliffe.

6th Engr. Thomas Henry Rodick.

 

The KING has further been graciously pleased to give orders for the publication of the name of the undermentioned Officer in the London Gazette as having received an expression of commendation for his services:

To be Commended for Good Service.

Capt. Arthur Smith.

 

 


 

 

30234 - 14 AUGUST 1917

 

War Office,16th August, 1917.

 

(included in Army lists)

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

Po.1058 L./C. W. Marsden, R.M.L.I.

  

 


 

 

30243 - 21 AUGUST 1917

 

War Office, 21st August, 1917.

 

(included in Army lists)

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

Clyde Z/1082 A./B. (actg. L./S.) R. Stewart, R.N.V.R.

Lond.Z/563 L./S. S. A. White, R.N.V.R.

 

 


 

 

30250 24 AUGUST 1917

 

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

 

(included in general lists)

The KING has been pleased to Command, as Sovereign of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, .

 

To be Knights Grand Cross of the said Most Excellent Order:

The Right Honourable Sir Eric Campbell Geddes, K.C.B., First Lord of the Admiralty, lately Inspector-General of Transportation Headquarter Staff, France. 

 

To be Knights Commanders of the said Most Excellent Order:

Sir Vincent Litchfield Raven, Deputy Controller, Admiralty.

Alan Garrett Anderson, Esq., Controller, Admiralty, lately Vice-Chairman of the Wheat Commission, Board of Trade.

Dugald Clerk, Esq., Member of the Panel of Board of Invention and Research, Admiralty, Member of the Ministry of Munitions Inventions Department, Member of the Trench Warfare Advisory Panel.

Edmund Robbins, Esq., Secretary of Admiralty and War Office Press Committee.

W. Walton, Esq., Vice-President, Admiralty Transport Arbitration Board. 

 

To be Commanders of the said Most Excellent Order:

Henry Seymour Moss-Blundell, Esq., LL.D., Trade Division, Admiralty.

Professor William Henry Bragg, F.R.S., Member of Panel of Board of Invention and Research, Admiralty.

Albert Thomas Carter, Esq., Advisor to His Majesty's Procurator-General and Solicitor to the Treasury in connection with Naval and Prize matters.

Alan Ernest L. Chorlton, Esq., Member of the Committee of the Board of Invention and Research, Admiralty. 

 

To be Members off the said Most Excellent Order:

Sub-Lieutenant Ernest Somerville Beard, R.N.V.R., Quartermaster and Secretary, Royal Naval Auxiliary Hospital, Truro.

Russell Clarke, Esq., Aviation Electrician, and Telegraphist, Admiralty.

William Charles Grant, Esq., Temporary Admiralty Overseer at Boat Yard, Abadan, Persian Gulf.

Miss Ivy Matheson, Honorary Secretary, Ladies' Emergency Committee of the Navy League.

Hon. Lieut. Thomas Warren Moore, R.N.R. Secretary, Imperial Merchant Service Guild.

 

 


 

 

30252 - 24 AUGUST 1917

 

(included in Army 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 4th June) 1917:

 

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

T./Lt.-Col. (temp. Brig.-Gen.) Robert Herbert Wilfrid Hughes, D.S.O., R.E. (Comdr. R.N.R.).

T./Lt.-Col. Hugh Robertson, R.E. (Eng. Cmdr., R. Ind. Mar.). 

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India Office, 25th August, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to make the following promotions in and appointments to the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire in recognition of the meritorious services of the undermentioned gentlemen in connection with the War:

 

To be additional Companions of the said Most Eminent Order: 

Commander Hubert McKenzie Salmond, Royal Indian Marine.

 

 


 

 

30258 - 28 AUGUST 1917

 

Admiralty, 29th August, 1917.

 

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

 

 The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Victoria Cross to the undermentioned officer:

 

Skipper Joseph Watt, R.N.R., 1206 W.S.A. For most conspicuous gallantry when the Allied Drifter line in the Straits of Otranto was attacked by Austrian light cruisers on the morning of the ]5th May, 1917. When hailed by an Austrian cruiser at about 100 yards range and ordered to stop and abandon his drifter the "Gowan Lea," Skipper Watt ordered full speed ahead and called upon his crew to give three cheers and fight to the finish. The cruiser was then engaged, but after one round had been fired, a shot from the enemy disabled the breech of the drifter's gun. The gun's crew, however, stuck to the gun, endeavouring to make it work, being under heavy fire all the time. After the cruiser had passed on Skipper Watt took the "Gowan Lea" alongside the badly-damaged drifter "Floandi" and assisted to remove the dead and wounded.

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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:

 

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

Capt. Albert Percy Addison, R.N. In recognition of his services in command of H.M.S. "Dartmouth" during the pursuit of and running fight with Austrian cruisers, which had attacked the Allied drifter line in the Straits of Otranto on the 15th May, 1917, and especially for his excellent judgment and work in bringing his ship safely into port, when she had been torpedoed by an enemy submarine on. her passage back, after the cruiser action was over.

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Admiralty, 29th August, 1917.

 

The KING has further been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Distinguished Service Order and for the award of the decorations and medals specified below to the undermentioned officers and men in recognition of their services in the action in the Straits of Otranto on the 15th May, 1917:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

 

Capt. George James Todd, R.N. For his services in command of H.M.S. "Bristol" during the action.

 

Engr. Cdr. Frank Rheuben Goodwin, R.N. For exceptional work under very trying conditions in bringing H.M.S. "Dartmouth " to port after she was torpedoed.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

 

Dkhnd. Frederick Hawley Lamb. R.N.R., O.N. 1491 TS. Though severely wounded in the leg by the explosion of a box of ammunition on H.M. Drifter "Gowan Lea," he stuck to his gun endeavouring to make it work.

 

Engmn. Charles Mobbs, R.N.R., O.N. 1760 ES. He remained at his post until the main steam pipe was shot away, when he was forced to leave the engine-room, but as soon as possible he returned and put out the fires. He also went in a small boat and assisted to plug holes in the ship's side, thus enabling her to reach port safely.

 

2nd Hnd. John Turner, R.N.R., O.N. 5098 DA. He displayed great coolness whilst under fire. Seeing that the enemy were endeavouring to destroy the W/T apparatus, Turner went aloft to strike the topmast, quite regardless of the fact that shells were passing between the mast and funnel.

 

Engmn. Walter Watt, R.N.R., O.N. 2089 TS. The crew were taken prisoners, but on their way to the Austrian cruiser Watt jumped overboard. He was recaptured, and when alongside the cruiser he again jumped overboard and escaped. He was picked up by another drifter 1 1/2 hours later.

 

2nd Hnd. Joseph Hendry, R.N.R., O.N. 1959 SA. His ship being in a sinking condition, the remainder of the crew left her in a small boat and were taken prisoners, but Hendry refused to leave. His ship eventually sank under him, and he was in the water for some hours until picked up by another drifter.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Dkhand. Robert McKenzie, R.N.R., O.N. 4142 DA.

Engmn. William Noble, R.N.R., O.N. 1838 ES.

Engmn. James Dowie, R.N.R., O.N. 2113 TS.

Dkhnd. William Francis Painter, R.N.R., O.N. 11219 DA.

Ldg. Dkhnd. Alexander Magill, R.N.R., O.N. 223 SD.

Engmn. William Herne Fowler, R.N.R., O.N. 2439 ES.

2nd Hnd. John Pirie, R.N.R, O.N. 991 SA.

Dkhnd. George Olive, R.N.R., O.N. 3296 SD.

Ord. Teleg. William Holmes Wadsworth, R.N.V.R., O.N. Z/1230 (Mersey).

Ch. Yeo. Sigs. Tom Smith, O.N. 185978 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., George Hownam, O.N. 271439 (Dev.).

Ch. Sto. Thomas Phillips, O.N. 285849 (Dev.).

P.O. George James William Bower, O.N. 227848 (Dev.).

C.P.O. Albert Edward Stones, O,N. 192314 (Po.).

P.O. James Maloney, O.N. 236647 (Po.). Act.

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., George Herbert, O.N. 272273 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. Thomas Mann, O.N. 295386 (Po.).

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal.

Dkhnd. Edward Ernest Godbold, R.N.R., O.N. 3321 D.A.

 

The following officers and men were mentioned in Despatches:

Cdr. DouglasWilliam O'Bryen Forsyth, R.N.

Cdr. Robert Gerald Fane, R.N. (killed in action).

Engr. Cdr. Ernest Edward Bartlett, R.N.

Lieut. George Reuben Barling, R.N.R. (killed in action).

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

Skipper Walter Henry Chaney, R.N.R., 1242 S.A.

Skipper Frank Hutchings, R.N.R., 1305 W.S.A.

Skipper George Thain, R.N.R., 1074 W.S.A.

Skipper Ephraim Elijah Snowling, R.N.R., 1962 W.S.A.

Ord. Teleg. Douglas Morris Harris, R.N.V.R., O.N. Z9359 (Bristol) (killed in action).

2nd Hnd. Adam Gordon, R.N.R., 3945 DA. (killed in action).

Trmr. George Craig, R.N.R., O.N. 3018 TS. (killed in action).

2nd Hnd. John Stephen, R.N.R., O.N. 3685 DA.

2nd Hnd. Alexander Findlay, R.N.R., O.N. 5184 DA

Dkhnd. James Christopher John Taylor, R.N.R., O.N. 8912 DA.

Dkhnd. William Henry Adams, R.N.R., O.N. 3652 SD.

Engmn. John Sim, R.N.R., O.N. 3378 ES.

Dknnd. James Boulton, R.N.R., O.N. 15230 DA.

Engmn. John Edwin Cooper, R.N.R., O.N. 871 DA.

Engmn. Thomas Anderson, R.N.R., O.N. 2178 ES.

Trmr. Thomas Leggat, R.N.R., O.N. 4288 TS.

2nd Hnd. Alexander Smith, R.N.R., O.N. 1857 SA.

Dkhnd. Edwin Goldsmith Hitter, R.N.R., O.N. 8077 DA.

Sto. P.O. Arthur Egglishaw, O.N. 295126 (R.F.R., Ch,/B6423).

Ch. Shipwt. George Henry Sly, O.N. 342641 (Dev.).

A.B. Thomas Richardson, O.N. J12188 (Dev.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Albert Hargreaves, O.N. 232134 (Dev.).

Shipwt., 1st Cl., Edwy John Forse, O.N. 344049 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. William Joyce, O.N. 311080 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., James Ewart Maplesden, O.N. K23040 (Po.).

Lce.-Corpl. Alfred Gee, R.M.L.I., No. Po. 14933.

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to Officers and Men for services in action with enemy submarines. -

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Salisbury Hamilton Simpson, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. John Ignatius Hallett, R.N.

Lieut. Cedric Naylor, D.S.C., R.N.R.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Frederick Albert Richardson, R.N.

Lieut. George Spencer, R.N.R.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross:

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

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal:

Sea. William Radden, R.N.R., O.N. 4236B.

Sea. Robert John Overton, R.N.R., O.N. 5545A.

P.O. Charles Fuller, R.N.V.R., O.N. Z2036 (Clyde).

A.B. Albert Ernest Pritchard, O.N. SS2748 (R.F.R., Po./B6774).

Sea. Willis Llewellyn Ivany, R.N.R. (Newfoundland), O.N. 1405X.

P.O. George Edwin Palmer, O.N. 148274 (R.F.R., Dev./A3803).

Sea. John McKay, R.N.R., O.N. 3463A.

A.B. William Charles Peacock, O.N. 218088 (R.F.R., Dev./B5696).

Dkhnd. Robert Reid, R.N.R., O.N. 5189DA.

Dkhnd. William George Linklater, R.N.R., O.N. 4052DA.

P.O., 1st Cl., Frank Sibley Watson, O.N 186247 (R.F.R., Ch./.B4942).

A.B. John Edmonson, O.N. J1730 (Dev.).

A.B. Edgar James Cox, O.N. J19623 (Dev.).

Sea. Maurice Kennedy, R.N.R., O.N. S740A.

E.R.A. Hugh Robinson, R.N.R., O.N. 1968EA.

Ldg, Sea. Albert Stephen Gay, O.N. 235675 (Po.).

P.O. David Percy Smith, O.N. 225904 (Po.).

A.B. Ernest Robilliard, O.N. 234437 (Po.).

A.B. Samuel Claude Basil Hale, O.N. J14066 (Po.).

C.P.O. George Frederick Martin, O.N. 158437 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Robert Arthur Dunlop, O.N. 270851 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Bertie Woodcraft, O.N. SS1305 (R.F.R.,Ch./B7333).

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal:

A.B. George Edward Beresford, O.N. 202661 (Po.).

A.B. George Henry Herbert Peacey, O.N. 206507 (R.F.R., Dev./B4454).

Ldg. Sea. William Charles Frederick Milton, O.N. 233535 (Dev.).

 

To receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal:

Dkhnd. Leonard Findlay, R.N.R., O.N. 4842DA.

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in Despatches:

Engr. Lieut. Neal Shaw MacKinnon, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Robert Joseph Jeffers, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut, (now Act. Lieut.) Joseph Russell Stenhouse, R.N.R.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Harold Beaumont Smith, R.N.A.S.

Sub-Lieut. Ernest Hutchison, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Thomas Edward Cain, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., Edmund William Argent, O.N. F13482.

A.B. George Edward Crittenden, O.N. 202731 (R.F.R., Po./B6474).

A.B. George William Perry, O.N. 180015 (Po.).

Sea. Harold James Braund, R.N.R., O.N. 7338A.

A.B. Thomas Moorcroft, O.N. J25471 (Dev.).

Sto., 1st Cl., David Buss, O.N. K22876 (Po.).

A.B. Stanley James Clarke, O.N. SS4531 (Dev.).

Sig. James Yarr, R.N.V.R., O.N. Z/7325 (Clyde).

Sto. P.O. William Lee, O.N. 219498 (Dev.).

Pte. George Wainwright, R.M.L.I., No. Po./18694.

Greaser James Noakes, Mercantile Rating, No. 543306.

Fireman Percy Cook, Mercantile Rating, No. 867709.

Craneman John Bartell, Mercantile Rating, No. 569832.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order to the undermentioned Officer:

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

A.C., 2nd Gr., Lewis Norman Saw, O.N. F16741.

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

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Percy John Adkins, O.N. F2763.

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

C.P.O. Mech., 2nd Gr., John Leonard Adams, O.N. F348.

Ldg. Mech. Benjamin Cromack, O.N. F9156.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Ch. Std. Arthur A. W.Smith, Mercantile Rating.

 

The undermentioned Officer has been mentioned in Despatches:

Lieut. John Noble Day, D.S.C., R.N.R.

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Honours to the Mercantile Marine.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of decorations to the undermentioned Officers of the British Mercantile Marine, in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. Daniel Evans.

Capt. John MacMillan. Capt.

Crawford George Smith.

Capt. William Thomas King.

Ch. Engr. Edward Gordon.

 

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.

Capt. Frank Scott.

Ch. Offr. William Mowat.

Ch. Offr. John Morrow Campbell.

Ch. Engr. Alexander Cumming.

Ch. Engr. John White Anderson.

5th Engr. John Durward.

Apprentice Leonard Percy Stone.

Apprentice Ernest Arthur Steggles.

Sea. Jeffrey Watts.

Sea. Joseph Kay.

Sea. John McLennan.

  

 


 

 

30267 - 4 SEPTEMBER 1917

 

Admiralty, 3rd September, 1917.

 

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

 

Ernest A. Pooley, Chief Motor Mechanic, M.B. 1627.

Herbert Powley, Deckhand, S.D. 1193.

 

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

 

On the 22nd April, 1917, a violent explosion occurred on board H.M. Motor Launch 431 while she was lying alongside the jetty at the Base. The after part of the vessel was wrecked, and it at once became known that Sub-Lieutenant Charles W. Nash, R.N.V.R., was buried beneath the wreckage. Chief Motor Mechanic Pooley and Deckhand Powley, who were on board their own vessel lying at the jetty some fifty yards astern, immediately hurried to the motor launch, which was by that time burning fiercely. The flames were every instant drawing nearer to the spot where Sub-Lieutenant Nash lay buried, and it was clear that there was imminent danger of the after petrol tanks exploding at any moment. Regardless of the fact that this would mean certain death to them, Powley and Pooley jumped on board the vessel and succeeded in extricating Sub-Lieutenant Nash from beneath the wreckage and carrying him to the jetty. As they were leaving the boat the whole of the after part burst into flames, and, in all probability, had they been delayed for another thirty seconds all three would have perished. Deckhand Powley, who led the way on board the burning motor launch, had subsequently to be sent to hospital suffering from the effects of fumes.

 

Artificer Engineer (now Acting Mate (E)) Edmund John Pysden, R.N. The following is the account of the services in respect of which the Decoration has been conferred:

 

On the morning of the 27th February, 1917, one of the auxiliary stop valves in one of H.M. Ships accidentally burst, the boiler room immediately becoming filled with dense steam. In spite of the danger of burning and suffocation from steam, and of the fact that it was impossible to draw fires or at once to lift the safety valves, which rendered the possibility of a second and even worse accident highly probable, Mr. Edmund John Pysden, Artificer Engineer, R.N., made several gallant attempts to enter the stokehold, and succeeded in bringing out two men who were lying insensible on the stokehold plates, and helped to bring out others. Several of the survivors would undoubtedly have lost their lives but for the rescues effected by this officer and others. Mr. Pysden also eventually succeeded in opening the safety valve, which relieved the immediate danger of a further accident. Although he had a wet rag tied over his mouth, he swallowed a considerable quantity of live steam, and was partially incapacitated by its effects. Notwithstanding the gallant efforts of Mr. Pysden and other members of the ship's company, three men lost their lives owing to the accident and nine were seriously injured.

 

 


 

 

30273 - 7 SEPTEMBER 1917

 

Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens, 7th September, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Decoration of the Albert Medal upon

 

Mr. James Campbell Hurry, master of the steamship " Earl of Forfar," of Glasgow. The following is an account of the services in respect of which the Decoration has been conferred:

 

On the 8th November, 1916, while the Steamship "Earl of Forfar," of Glasgow, was lying at Archangel, a fire broke out on a Russian steamship and spread to the "Earl of Forfar," which was lying immediately ahead. Captain Hurry, who was on shore, attempted to return to his vessel, but he was unable to do so. He proceeded, however, to render assistance to other vessels which were in danger of being burnt. While doing so, he heard voices coming from his own ship, which was burning and exploding furiously. Calling for volunteers, he led them on board his steamer, and seven injured men were rescued, some of whom he personally carried to a tug. While thus engaged considerable risk was incurred by Captain Hurry, who had to lift several live shells from the deck of the vessel in order to get at the wounded. Within ten minutes of the last man being rescued the deck blew up.

 

Mr. Edgar Twidle, master, and Mr. William Francis Gordon Martin, chief officer, of the steamship "Bayropea," of London, and Mr. Robert MacBryde, Admiralty clerk, temporarily employed as Commodore's Secretary. The following is an account of the services in respect of which the Decoration has been conferred:

 

On the 26th January, 1917, a series of fires and explosions occurred at Economia, port of Archangel. When Captain Twidle arrived on the scene his ship was burning fiercely. On being informed that the Chief Engineer was alive, Captain. Twidle climbed on board but found that he was dead. He then examined the other rooms and found a Chinese sailor in a dazed condition. With the assistance of Mr. Martin and Mr. MacBryde this man was got over the ship's side across the ice, and eventually to the Red Cross station. About four minutes after the seaman had been removed the vessel blew up.

 

John David Bulmer, boatswain of the steamship "Rhydwen," of Cardiff, and Private John Edward Brown, R.M.L.I. The following is an account of the services in respect of which the Decoration has been conferred:

 

On the 31st January, 1917, while the steamship "Rhydwen," of Cardiff, was lying at Genoa, a fire broke out in the ship's magazine. A fire signal was immediately hoisted, but, before assistance arrived Bulmer and Brown went below, unlocked the door of the magazine and got the hose at the seat of the fire. Water was then played on the magazine and the ammunition was taken out on deck, and, owing to the prompt action of the ship's crew, the fire was extinguished. Considerable risk was incurred by Bulmer and Brown in rendering the service.  

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Admiralty, 4th September, 1917.

 

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

Comdr. Charles K. Mclntosh, R.N.R. (ret.).

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

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles E. Hudson, R.N.R. (ret.).

Lieut. Guy S. Owen, R.N.R.

Lieut. James H. Malpas, R.N.R.

 

 

 


 

 

30285 - 14 SEPTEMBER 1917

 

Admiralty, 14th September, 1917.

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Distinguished Service Order:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Cdr. Hubert Henry de Burgh, R.N. For his services in command of a destroyer in the action with enemy destroyers off the Belgian coast on the 5th June, 1917, when one of the enemy's destroyers, S.20, was sunk. Cdr. de Burgh succeeded in saving seven men of S.20's crew while under heavy fire from the shore batteries and with three German seaplanes hovering overhead.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Edye Kington Boddam-Whetham, R.N. For his services in command of a destroyer in the action with enemy destroyers off the Belgian coast on the 5th June, 1917. He handled his ship well in the face of superior forces and under the fire of the shore batteries.

 

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Frederick William Bromley, R.N.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Maurice James Rogers Sharp, R.N.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Harold Hugh Huxham, R.N.

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. George Haines Faulkner, R.N.

Lieut. Edmund Gerald Noel Rushbrooke, R.N.

Payr. Kenneth Edgar Badcock, R.N.

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

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Ldg. Sea. Alfred Bishop, O.N. 190195 (Dev.).

P.O. Samuel Avery, O.N. 236216 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Richard George Johns, O.N. 236594 (Dev.).

P.O. Arthur Richard Lionel Skinner, O.N. 222066 (Ch.).

Act. E.R.A., 4th Cl., John Glyn Thomas. O.N. M.9343 (Dev.).

A.B. Francis Stewart Nicoll, O.N. 210751 (ch.)

 

The following officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. John Coombe Hodgson, D.S.O., R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Frederick Archibald Warner, D.S.O., R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. David Richard Mason, R.N.R.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Ralph Berry, R.N.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. James Ashton, R.N.

Lieut. Henry Hamilton, R.N.

Lieut. Edmund Gerald Noel Rushbrooke. D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut Randolph Stewart Gresham Nicholson, R.N.

Lieut. Claude Denzil Bury, R.N.

Lieut. Geoffrey Bateman Hope, R.N.

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

Act. Lieut. Robert Don Oliver, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Patrick Straton Campbell, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Alfred Martyn Williams, D.S.C., R.N.

Eng. Sub-Lieut. Sydney James Kidd, R.N.R.

Eng. Sub-Lieut. George Smith Gellatly, R.N.R.

Gnr. (T.). Sydney Herbert Jones, R.N.

3rd Offr. Joseph Henry Hart.

Ldg. Sea. George Duncan, R.N.R., O.N. 3230C.

Sea. Eric Farquhar, R.N.R., O.N. 276L.

Ldg. Sto. John Williams, M.M.R., No. 623440.

Sto. John Anstice, M.M.R., No. 870266.

C.P.O. Edward Ernest Sandell, O.N. 154995 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Albert Jeffes, O.N. M.4935 (Ch.).

Ch. E.R.A., 2nd Cl, John Tait, O.N.270687 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Thomas Lawrence, O.N. 293220 (Ch.).

P.O. Alfred Chapman, O.N. 185463 (Ch.).

A.B. Sydney French, O.N. J.6763 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Albert Victor Laver, O.N. 223192 (Ch.).

P.O. Alfred James Hazelgrove, O.N. 198628 (Po.).

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Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to Officers and Men for services in action with enemy Submarines:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Lieut-Cdr. William Edward Sanders, V.C., R.N.R. (since killed).

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

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

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

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

Skipper Albert Lawrence Petherbridge, R.N.R.

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Henry Leslie Curtis, O.N. F24994.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., William Henry Grey, O.N. F6068.

Boy Teleg. Henry Thomas Henshall, O.N. J48097.

Dkhnd. William Robert Slegg, R.N.R., O.N. 1685S.D.

Dkhnd. William Cannell, R.N.R., O.N. 7980D.A.

1st Engmn. Edward Oscar Sweat.

Act. Ldg. Sea. William Sharp, R.N.V.R., O.N. Z.5035 (Clyde).

A.B. Leonard Fielding Mackenzie, R.N.V.R., O.N. 4/55 (Mersey).

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal

 P.O. George James Jarrett, O.N. 222863 (Dev.).

Offrs. Stwd., 2nd Cl., John Charles Chudley, O.N. L/1943 (Dev.).

 

The following officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. Robert Gerald Hamond, R.N.

Lieut. Rowland Kyrle Cecil Pope, R.N.

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

Lieut. Frederick William Siddall, R.N.R.

Lieut. Peter Capper, R.N.R.

Lieut. Albert Edward Holland, R.N.R.

Eng. Lieut. Hebden Woods, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Ernest William Agnes, R.N.R.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Sidney Ernest Ball, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Arthur Thomas Barker, R.N.A.S.

Surg. Prob. Robert Sydney Steele Smith, R.N.V.R.

Ch. Art. Eng. Frederick John Baker, R.N.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., Walter James Priest, O.N. F21948.

Ldg. Teleg. Harold Thomas Wilks, O.N. J20332 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 4th Cl., William McIndoe, O.N. M15864 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. William Edwin Claret, O.N. 230636 (Ch.).

A.B. Francis Nathen John Loveday, O.N. 237785 (Ch.).

O.S. Harry Edward Wale, O.N. J38274 (Ch.).

O.S. Charles Lee, O.N. J45484 (Ch.).

Boy, 1st Cl., Alfred Heppell, O.N. J47043 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., William Edward Hammond, O.N. M4146 (Ch.).

P.O. Leo Charles Martin, O.N. J5436 (Ch.).

A.B. Robert Ernest Hunt, O.N. J9250 (Ch.).

A.B. David Spence, O.N. 233739 (Ch.).

A.B. Thomas Mossop, O.N. 225492 (Ch.).

Shipwt. Edwin Leslie Dunstor Cooper, O.N. 344446 (Ch.).

O.S. Rowland Chalkley, O.N. J56840 (Ch.)

2nd Hnd. Samuel Goffin Larn, R.N.R., O.N. 1027S.A.

Engmn. James Arthur Forrest. R.N.R., O.N. 130ES.

2nd Hnd. Charles Edwin Taylor, R.N.R., O.N. 276DA

Engmn. John William Innes, R.N.R., O.N. 2590ES.

Dkhnd. James Rimmer, R.N.R., O.N. 10528DA.

Trmr. George Atkin. R.N.R., O.N. 3483TS.

2nd Hnd. William Brett.

Bos'n Leonard Pillar.

3rd Hnd. Charles Chaston.

Dkknd. Robert Freeman.

Cook Charles Cross.

2nd Engmn. William Emmett.

Fireman James B. Collis.

Fireman George Johnson.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order to the undermentioned Officer:

 

Flt. Lieut. (Act. Flt. Cdr.) Robert Alexander Little, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For exceptional gallantry and skill in aerial fighting. On 16th July, 1917, he observed two Aviatiks flying low over the lines. He dived on the nearest one, firing a long burst at very close range. The enemy machine dived straight away, and Flt. Lieut. Little followed him closely down to 500 ft., the enemy machine falling out of control. On 20th July, 1917, he attacked a D.F.W. After a short fight, the enemy machine dived vertically. Its tail plane seemed to crumple up, and it was completely wrecked. On 22nd July, 1917, he attacked a D.F.W. Aviatik, and brought it down completely out of control. On 27th July, 1917, in company with another pilot, he attacked an Aviatik. After each had fired about twenty rounds, the enemy machine began to spin downwards. Flt. Lieut. Little got close to it, and observed both the occupants lying back in the cock-pits, as if dead. The machine fell behind the enemy's lines, and was wrecked. Flt. Lieut. Little has shown remarkable courage and boldness in attacking enemy machines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Edward Darby, O.N. F849.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., William David Sambrooke, O.N. F6630.

 

The following Officers have been mentioned in Despatches:

Flt. Cdr. Charles Teverill Freeman, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

Flt. Cdr. Thomas Frederick Le Mesurier, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

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Honours to the Mercantile Marine.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of decorations to the undermentioned Officers of the British Mercantile Marine, in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. Charles Ruthven Stewart.

Capt. Edward John Holl.

 

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

Capt. George William. Sharpe.

Capt. William Henry Bullock (Lieut.-Cdr., R.N.R., retd.) (killed).

Captain William Henry Baker.

Ch. Offr. John Vyvyan Watson-Black.

Ch. Eng. Harry Munt Black.

 

 


 

 

30287 - 14 SEPTEMBER 1917

 

War Office, 17th September, 1917.

 

(included in Army lists)

 

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:

 

T.Z.2901 P.O. P. Manning (Westerhope), R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of bombers on the left flank of a raiding party. He displayed great energy in attacking the enemy, of whom he killed three and captured three. By his coolness and determination he effectively protected the flank during the operation.   

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

K.X.196 A./B. P. Duffy, R.N.V.R. (Tow Law).

TZ/491 A.B. J. Milburn, R.N.V.R. (Gateshead).

T.Z. 3271 Lg./Sea. J. Peters, R.N.V.R. (North Shields).  

CZ.2761 P./O. G. Young, R.N.V.R. (Forfar).  

 

 


 

 

30298 - 21 SEPTEMBER 1917

 

MESOPOTAMIAN CAMPAIGN

NAVAL DESPATCH dated 7 May 1917

  

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 mentioned in the foregoing despatch (see Mesopotamian Campaign, Naval Despatch, dated 7 May 1917):

 

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

Captain Wilfrid Nunn, C.M.G., D.S.O., Royal Navy.

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Admiralty, 21st September, 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 as mentioned in the foregoing despatch:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Commander Bernard Buxton, R.N.

Commander Henry G. Sherbrooke, R.N.

Commander Ernest K. Arbuthnot, R.N.

Surgeon Frederick G. E. Hill, R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

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

Lieut. Hugh Lincoln, R.N.R.

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

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

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

Surgeon James C. Kelly, R.N.

Surgeon James P. Shorten, R.N.

Surgeon Robert G. Elwell, B.N.

 

The following awards have also been made:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Chief Petty Officer W. B. Ayre, O.N. 171045 (Ch.).

Petty Officer, 1st Class, Ronald G. Robinson, O.N. 198809 (Po.).

Petty Officer James Revell, O.N. 208740 (Ch.).

Leading Seaman H. M. J. Thompson, O.N. 236295 (Ch.).

Able Seaman Alfred E. Lucas, O.N. J.15975 (Ch.).

Able Seaman W. Stephenson, O.N. 234863 (Ch.).

Signalman Charles Poulter, R.N.V.R., O.N. London 3/3247 (Ch.).

Leading Telegraphist Sydney Boulter, O.N J.15349 (Ch.).

Leading Telegraphist Martin L. Elliott, O.N. J.29215 (Dev.).

Telegraphist Herbert W. Prior, O.N. J.32080 (Ch.).

Chief E.R.A. H. Lovell, O.N. 268831 (Ch.).

Chief E.R.A., 2nd Class, Alexander Greig, O.N. M.17441 (Ch.).

Act. Chief E.R.A., 4th Class, William J. Holliss, O.N. M.12130 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 2nd Class, L. E. Brown, O.N. 271864 (Po.).

Stoker P.O. Edward S. Crossman, O.N. 287047 (Ch.).

Stoker P.O. George T. Hasler, O.N. K.1366 (Ch.).

Stoker P. O. John W. Mallinson, O.N. 303741 (Dev.).

Stoker John Farrell, R.N.R., O.N. S.8533.

 

The following Officers are mentioned in despatches for service on the Euphrates:

Lieut.-Commander Alexander B. Chalmer, R.N.

Lieut. Aubrey C. Thursfield, R.N.

Lieut. Richard J. A. Harding, R.N.V.R.

 

 


 

 

30308 - 25 SEPTEMBER 1917

 

War Office, 26th September, 1917.

 

His Majesty the KING has been pleased to confer the undermentioned rewards for gallantry and distinguished service in the field.

(included in Army lists)

 

Awarded the Military Cross.

T./Sub-Lt. Arthur Bruce Geden, R.N.V.R.

T./Lt. Sydney Herbert Wood, R.M. Arty.

 

 


 

 

30312 - 25 SEPTEMBER 1917

 

War Office, 28th September, 1917.

 

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

(included in Army lists)

RMA/1024 (S) A./Bomdr. L. Hinchliffe, R.M.A. (Normanton)

R.M.A.1390 (S) Gnr. A. Hutchison, R.M.A. (Greenock) 

 

 


 

 

30316 - 28 SEPTEMBER 1917

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

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:

 

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

Capt. Harry Hesketh Smyth, D.S.O., R.N.

Capt. Frederick Shirley Litchfield-Speer, D.S.O., R.N.

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Admiralty, 1st October, 1917.

 

The KING has further been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Distinguished Service Order and for the award of the decorations specified below to the undermentioned Officers:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Capt. Walter Reginald Glynn Petre, R.N.

Capt. Lockhart Leith, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (actg. Cdr.) John May, R.N.

Engr. Cdr. John Mann, R.N.R.

Engr. Lieut.-Cdr. John Quinne, R.N.R.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order:

Capt. Berwick Curtis, D.S.O., R.N.

Cdr. (actg. Capt.) Edgar Eobert Morant, D.S.O., R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross:

Lieut. Jocelyn Heneage Drummond, R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Rowland Banks, R.N.

Lieut. Neville Duncan Burleigh Taylor, R.N.

Lieut. John Cracroft-Amcotts, R.N.

Payr. Roger Ernest Worthington, R.N.

Lieut. William Avern, R.N.R.

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

Lieut. William Birtles, R.N.R.

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

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

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

Ch. Gnr. John Steel, R.N.

Ch. Gnr. Leonard Parsons, R.N.

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

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross:

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

 

The following awards have also been approved:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

A.B. Arthur John Robert Brunton, O.N. J18645 (Ch.).

A.B. Albert Hollands, O.N. 201646 (R.F.R. Ch./B8297).

C.P.O. Teleg. Frederick Wilkinson, O.N. 204149 (Ch.).

P.O. Stephen Henry Bushell, O.N. 216859

Elect. Art., 2nd Cl., Herbert Stephenson, O.N. M1487 (Ch.).

Act. Arm. Percy Howick, O.N. 344900 (Ch.).

A.B. John Skene, O.N. 232381 (Ch.).

Yeo. Sigs. John Thirsk, O.N. 188930 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Sydney Blackman, O.N. 152429 (Ch.).

P.O. John Rock, O.N. 183674 (Ch.).

Shipwt., 2nd Cl., Frederick John Archer, O.N. M1765 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto. Joseph Priestley, O.N. S.S. 106181 (R.F.R. Ch./B9165).

P.O. David Engeham, O.N. 179301 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. William Sheppard, O.N. J7065 (Ch.).

P.O. Teleg. William Henry Dewell, O.N. J1273 (Ch.).

A.B. John Thomas Hill, O.N. 237392 (Ch.).

A.B. William Josiah Hazel, O.N. J11956 (Ch.).

Ch. Arm. Albert John Hasemore, O.N. 340066 (Ch.).

A.B. Charles Edward Scott, O.N. 182123 (Po.).

P.O. William James Day, O.N. 223407 (Po.).

P.O. Timothy Dineen, O.N. 194221 (Po.).

A.B. Samuel Henry Wegg, O.N. 214385 (Po.).

A.B. Robert John Squires, O.N. 215816 (R.F.R. Po./B6519).

P.O. Caleb Uden, O.N. 205608 (Ch.).

Yeo. Sigs. Walter Seager Briden, O.N. 184374 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Albert Edward Line, O.N. J4872 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Major Sowter, O.N. 183090 (Dev.).

A.B. William Ferguson, R.N.V.R., O.N. Z7837 (Tyne).

Yeo. Sigs. James Ernest Heasman, O.N. 214889 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto. Harold Wright, O.N. K.5000 (Ch.).

A.B. Alfred Brett Topple, O.N. 158905 (Ch.).

A.B. Seth Sheard, O.N. J18378 (Ch.).

Elect. Art., 2nd Cl., William Morris, O.N. M8864 (Po.).

Sergt. Alfred Benjamin Cox, R.M.L.I., No. Po./6416.

Trmr. Leonard Clarkson, M.M.R.

Storekpr. Robert Edson, M.M.R., No. 356529.

Fireman George Leonard Rees, M.M.R., No. 795831.

Fireman Barclay McCann, M.M.R., No. 458641.

Fireman William McCormack, M.M.R., No. 914965.

Donkeyman Claude Nelthorpe, M.M.R.

Greaser Walter Carr, M.M.R., No. 441745.

Fireman Arthur Neilson, M.M.R.

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in Despatches.

Engr. Cdr. William Henry Fox, R.N.R.

Engr. Cdr. Bertie Prophet, R.N.R.

Lieut. Frederic Dowse, R.N.R.

Engr. Lieut. Neil Gordon, R.N.R.

Asst. Payr. Cyril Duncan Cross, R.N.R.

Asst. Payr. Reginald Tom Holder, R.N.R.

Ch. Gnr. Herbert John Rose, R.N.

A.B. John Berry, O.N. 194762 (R.F.R. Ch./ B7988).

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

C.P.O. Price Foulkes, O.N. 201329 (Ch.).

Act. Ch. Shipwt. Charles Arthur Riddle, O.N. M10412 (Ch.).

A.B. Albert Clegg, O.N. 213973 (Dev.).

2nd Writer Harold Devenport, O.N. M2077 (Ch.).

Act. Ldg. Sto. Percy Blake, O.N. SS103595 (R.F.R. Ch./B7908).

A.B. Christopher McCallum, O.N. J2198 (Ch.).

Ch. Arm. James Heddie Angus, O.N. 340002 (Ch.).

A.B. John Richards Bartlett, O.N. J26181 (Ch.).

P.O. John Lion Maw, O.N. 236830 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Thomas Cheeseman, O.N. 169485 (Ch.).

A.B. Kitchen Mackay, O.N. J19258 (Ch.).

A.B. Leonard Hitchcock, O.N. 218392 (Ch.).

A.B. John Roberts, O.N. 213642 (Ch.).

Act. Arm. Maurice John Brading Smith, O.N. M2871 (Ch.).

A.B. Harry Cornford, O.N. 227286 (Po.).

A.B. George Edwin Freeman, O.N. J22195 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Thomas Sharp, O.N. 206578 (Po.).

A.B. Thomas George Hiscock, O.N. 206602 (Po.).

A.B. Herbert Parsons, O.N. 215055 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. Alfred Lowden, O.N. 229112 (Po.).

Ldg. Carp. Crew. Alan Henry Grant, O.N. M4918 (Po.).

1st Writer Percy Stanley Dollimore, O.N. 347365 (Ch.).

P.O. Evelyn Wood, O.N. (200990 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Albert Victor Sadler, O.N. 218777 (Ch.).

A.B. James Sullivan, O.N. 196821 (R.F.R. Dev./B4446).

Ldg. Sto. Charles Harris, O.N. K5416 (Po.).

A.B. Thomas Reid, O.N. 22J504 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., George Edward Dawson, O.N. K9582 (Ch.).

A.B. Horace Glen Sidders, O.N. SS3822 (Ch.).

Greaser Frederick Ellis, M.M.R.

Sto. P.O. John Murray, R.N.R., O.N. 1165U.

Greaser William Russell, M.M.R. No. 923217.

Greaser John Gilbert, M.M.R. No. 611952.

Fireman George Richard Nice, M.M.R. No. 609275.

Greaser William Chance, M.M.R. No. 692099.

Fireman Charles Albert Galloway, M.M.R. No. 707475.

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

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

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Wing Cdr. Robert Peel Ross, R.N.

Act. Cdr. Owen Hugh Knox Maguire, R.N.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Wing Cdr. Arthur Wellesley Bigsworth, D.S.O., R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., James Moran Quail, O.N. F.8381.

Ldg. Sea. Herbert George Cook, O.N. 230789 (Po.) (now Warrt. Offr., 2nd Gr.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., William Fleetwood Shaw, O.N. 271948 (Po.).

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Arthur John Redman, O.N. F.7470.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., William Richmond Liddiard, O.N. F.13497.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr. (E.), John George Cockburn, O.N. F.8627.

Air Mech., 1st Gr. (E.), Edward McCormack, O.N. F.8678.

Ldg. Mech., George Curzon Thomas, O.N. F.3125.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Christopher Harrison, O.N. F.9484.

P.O. Mech. Ernest Edward Turner, O.N. F.364.

C.P.O. Norman Boles Holmes, R.N.R., O.N. 302 WTS.

Ldg. Mech. Thomas Brown Thompson, O.N. J.13350.

Air Mech. 1st Gr., Walter Fairnie, O.N. F.11069.

P.O. Mech. Henry Say, O.N. F.3212.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Gofton Jarratt, O.N. F.2588.,

C.P.O. Mech., 2nd Gr., John Smith, O.N. F. 4200.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Joseph Martin Beard, O.N. F.618.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., George Leslie Wright, O.N. F.9964.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., Hugh Martin Lewis; O.N. F.8525.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., Dudley Alfred Alderton, O.N. F.13047.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., Charles Turl, O.N. F.9807.

C.P.O. Mech., 2nd Gr., Walter Edwin Bradley, O.N. F.3646.

Act. Air Mech., 1st Gr., Henry Douglas Gregory, O.N. F.8820.

W.T.Op. Arthur Kirk Wise, R.N.R., O.N. 389 WTS.

Act. Air Mech., 1st Gr., Charles Martin Michael McCarthy, O.N. F.13474.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., John White, O.N. F. 10369.

Ldg. Mech. Gerald Harding Daly, O.N. F.5120.

P.O. Mech. Charles Percy Litchfield, O.N. F.3630.

Ldg. Mech. Thomas Neil Bore, O.N. F.3616.

Air Mech. 2nd Gr., Stanley Arthur Jefferies, O.N. F.5783.

Ldg. Air Mech. Norman Hugh Jenkins, O.N. F.3663 (now Prob. Obs. Offr., R.N.A,S.).

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Vernon Frank Whatling, O.N. 238581 (Ch.).

 

The following Officers and men have been mentioned in Despatches:

Wing Cdr. John Norman Fletcher. R.N.A.S.

Sqdrn. Cdr. Charles Robert Finch Noyes, R.N.

Sqdrn. Cdr. James William Ogilvy Dalgleish, R.N.

Sqdrn. Cdr. Lancelot Tomkinson, R.N.

Wing Cdr. Frederick Lewis Maitland Boothby, R.N.

Flt. Cdr. Eric Bentley Beauman, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Cdr. Irving Henry Bebby Hartford, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Cdr. Gerald Edward Livock, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Cdr. Fred George Darby Hards, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

Flt. Cdr. William Hutcheon Watt, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Cdr. John Beresford Cole-Hamilton, R.N.

Act. Flt. Cdr. Albert Durstan, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. John Augustus Barron, R.N.

Flt. Lieut. Edward Keith Henry Turnour, R.N.

Lieut. James Michael Burke, R.N.V.R.

Flt. Lieut. Harold Anderson Pailthorpe. R.N.A.S. (since killed).

Flt. Lieut. Charles Joseph Hallinan, R.N.A.S.

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

Flt. Lieut. Sidney Enfield Taylor, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. George Francis Meager. R.N.A.S.

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

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

Flt. Lieut. George Ritchie Hodgson, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Frederick Stanley Mills, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Kenneth Gordon Boyd, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Hary Logan Frazer McLean. R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Frank Hugh McMaster, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Olive Stewart Iron, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. .William Forster Dickson, R.N.A.S.

Obs. Sub-Lieut. David Shearman Earp, R.N.A.S.

C.P.O. Mech., 2nd Gr., James Wrigley, O.N. F.469.

C.P.O. Mech., 2nd Gr., Henry Thornton Duke, O.N. F.17272 (now Warrt. Offr., 2nd Gr.).

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Robert William Johnson, O.N. 13837 (Po.).

C.P.O. Mech., 2nd Gr., William Godfrey, O.N. 230931 (Po.).

C.P.O. Mech., 2nd Gr., James Rodger, O.N. M.2435 (Ch.).

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Richard Reekie, O.N. F.8923.

Ldg. Mech., 1st Gr. (E.), George Irwin Smith, O.N. F.3501.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Henry Douglas Lane, O.N. F.692.

Boy Mech. Christopher Kidd, O.N. F.5004.

Ldg. Mech. Robert Connor, O.N. F.4597.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., George Edward Franklin, O.N. 239138.

C.P.O. Mech., 2nd Gr., Alfred Joseph Corbitt, O.N. F.54 (now Warrt. Offr., 2nd Gr.).

P.O. Mech. John William Long, O.N. K.2075 (Po.).

P.O. Mech. Charles Regan, O.N. 218371 (Dev.).

Ldg. Mech. George Henry Ellis, O.N. F.3423.

Ldg. Mech. Thomas William Thirlwall, O.N. F.9430.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., Frank Jones, O.N. F.5785

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Thomas Owen Oakes, O.N. 238732 (Ch.).

Ldg. Mech. James Edward Lawrence, O.N. F.8762.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Duncan McKenzie, O.N. F.760.

Ldg. Mech. Harold Lee, O.N. F.3239.

Ldg. Mech. Edward Bertram Turner, O.N. F.3509.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., James Ernest Martin, O.N. J.34195.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., William Morgan, O.N. M.2399 (Dev.).

P.O. Mech. Bernard Francis Strand, O.N. F.344.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Henry Edmond Bennell, O.N. 234260 (Ch.).

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Harry James Richer, O.N. F.303.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., Edward Cornish Carter, O.N. F.9726.

Ldg. Mech. Arthur Herbert Gaunt, O.N. F.785.

P.O. Mech. Sidney James Heath, O.N. 201503 (Po.).

Ldg. Mech. Sidney James Leith. O.N. F.3516.

C.P.O. Frank Stanley Close, R.N.R., O.N. 326 WTS.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., Douglas Thomas Williams O.N. F.6537.

Air Mech., 1st Gr. (E.), Walter Lionel Le Maitre, O.N. F.3937.

P.O. Mech. Leslie Stoakes, O.N. F.3346.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Fred Victor Griffin, O.N. F. 12487.

Ldg. Mech. William Joseph Baker, O.N. F.5926,

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., George Herbert Windsor, O.N. F.8790.

Ldg. Mech. (E.) Frederick William Avery, O.N. F.3209.

 

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

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Wing Capt. Francis Rowland Scarlett, R.N.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Wing Cdr. Joseph Ruscombe Wadham Smyth-Pigott, D.S.O., R.N.

Sqdrn. Cdr. Cecil Francis Kilner, D.S.O., R.N.A.S. (Capt., tempy. Maj., R.M.L.I.).

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Alfred Palmer Marchant, O.N. 232250 (Ch.) (now Warrt. Offr., 2nd Gr.).

Air Mech., 1st Gr. (C), Herbert Maurice Green, O.N. F.7728.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Arthur Carder, O.N. F.2290.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Albert Edward King, O.N. F.4373.

C.P.O. Mech., 1st Gr., Harry Earll, O.N. 340416 (Ch.).

P.O. Mech. William Smith, O.N. F.2096.

Air Mech., 1st Gr. (E), Harold William Wright, O.N. F.2449.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., William Edward Jones, O.N. 217874 (R.F.R., Ch./B5242) (prisoner of war).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Sqdrn. Cdr. Edwin Harris Dunning, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. (since killed).

Flt. Cdr. Eric Thompson Bradley, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Lieut. Eric Perrin Hicks, R.N.A.S.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Frederick Ernest Downs, O.N. F.6091.

C.P.O. Mech., 2nd Gr., Ralph Arnold Wells, O.N. F531.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Lance Donald Stewart, O.N. F.229.

Ldg. Mech. Ernest Henry Purdy, O.N. F.1494.

C.P.O. Mech., 2nd Gr., Ernest Whittlesea, O.N. 344343 (Ch.) (now Warrt. Offr., 2nd Gr.).

C.P.O. Mech., 2nd Gr., Charles Parsons, O.N. F.205.

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Gilbert Lambourne, O.N. 351591 (Po.) (now Warrt. Offr., 2nd Gr.).

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Special Promotion for Service in Action.

 

The promotion of Commander Charles Henry Aubrey Cartwright, R.N., has been antedated to the 26th February, 1917, in recognition of his services as described in the Despatch published in London Gazette of the 21st September, 1917.

 

 


 

 

30340 - 16 OCTOBER 1917

 

War Office, 18th October, 1917.

 

(included in Army lists)

Awarded the Military Cross.

T./Sub.-Lt. John George Russell, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He commanded and led a successful raid on the enemy's trenches and secured an important indentification. The success of  this enterprise was largely due to the good leading, cool courage and determination of this officer.  (Statement of Service published 5 March 1918, Gazette No. 30561)

 

 


 

 

30343 - 19 OCTOBER 1917

 

Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George,

 

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

 

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

Rear-Admiral William Reginald Hall, C.B., Director of the Intelligence Division of the Admiralty War Staff; in recognition of his valuable services in connection with the War.

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Whitehall, October 15, 1917.

 

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

HOME CIVIL SERVICE.

(including)

Beaton, William, Foreman of the Yard, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Bennett, Albert Alfred, Shipwright, Devonport Dockyard.

Bickel, Frederick Radford, Shipwright, Sheerness Dockyard.

Biggs, Thomas Henry, Foreman of Ship Fitters, Devonport Dockyard.

Brenton, John, Shipwright, Devonport Dockyard.

Brett, Charles Walter, Joiner, Sheerness Dockyard.

Canterbury, Henry, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Cooper, Thomas John, Pattern-maker, Chatham Dockyard.

Crisp, William James, Ship Fitter, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Farndell, Harry Thurston, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Hayes, Alfred Alexander, Ship Fitter, Devonport Dockyard.

Hayes, Robert Walter, Principal Viewer, Equipment and Stores Inspection Division, Royal Dockyard, Woolwich.

Jewell, Andrew, Shipwright, Chatham Dockyard.

Mathews, Charles, Skilled Labourer, Chatham Dockyard.

Mitchell, Philip John, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard.

Morris, James John Thomas, Skilled Labourer, Pembroke Dockyard.

Skyrme, John, Inspector of Shipwrights, Bermuda Dockyard.

Truscott, Frederick William, Electrical Fitter (Chargeman), Devonport Dockyard.

Wenn, Henry, Painter (Works Department), Sheerness Dockyard.

 

 


 

 

30350 - 23 OCTOBER 1917

 

War Office, October, 1917.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to award the Royal Red Cross Decoration to the undermentioned ladies of the Nursing Services in recognition of their valuable service in connection with the War:

(included in general lists)

 

To be Associates, Royal Red Cross (2nd Class).

Miss Emily Caroline Halliday, Matron, Royal Naval Hpl., Hull.

Mrs. Jenny Hollingworth, Sister, Royal Naval Hpl., Hull.

  

 


 

 

30358 - 30 OCTOBER 1917

 

Board of Trade, 30th October, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Decoration of the Albert Medal upon Mr. Alexander McIntyre Spence, master of the steamship "Shuna," of Glasgow. The following is an account of the services in respect of which the Decoration has been conferred:

 

On the 3rd July, 1917, while the steamship "Shuna" was anchored in the River Seine, a fire broke out among some cases of grenades which formed part of the deck cargo. Captain Spence immediately hurried to the scene of the fire, but by the time he reached the spot the cases were well alight. With a few buckets of water he succeeded in extinguishing the fire before the first hose could be started, and he then removed the charred cases. Later on some others caught alight, but the fire was got under by means of the hose. Considerable risk was incurred by Captain Spence in rendering the service, and his prompt action undoubtedly averted an explosion and thus saved a great many lives.

 

 

 


 

 

30363 - 30 OCTOBER 1917

 

Admiralty, 2nd November, 1917.

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to officers and men for services in action with enemy submarines:

 

To Receive the Victoria Cross.

Lieut. Charles George Bonner, D.S.C., R.N.R.

P.O. Ernest Pitcher, O.N. 227029 (Po.). P.O. Pitcher was selected by the crew of a gun of one of H.M. ships to receive the Victoria Cross under Rule 13 of the Royal Warrant dated the 29th January, 1856.

 

 

Posthumous Award of the Victoria Cross.

Skipper Thomas Crisp, R.N.R., 10055D.A. (killed in action).

 

 

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Bertrand Bannerman, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles de Burgh, R.N.

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

 

To Receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut. Cedric Naylor, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.R. (now Lieut., R.N.).

 

To Receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Gordon Campbell, V.C., D.S.O., R.N.

 

To Receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

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

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

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

Skipper Henry Newman, R.N.R.

Ch. Gnr. James Hamilton, R.N.

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

 

To Receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

To Receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

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

 

To Receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

Sea. Alexander Salisbury Morrison, R.N.R., O.N. 5848A. (since died of wounds).

Sea. James Thomson, R.N.R., O.N.6029A.

W./T. Op., 1st Cl., Thomas Ernest Fletcher, R.N.R., O.N., 404 W.T.S.

Sea. John Stephen Martindale, R.N.R., O.N. 8556A.

Sea. William Henry Bennison, R.N.R., O.N. 7495A.

A.B. Richard Walter Sheppard, O.N. J25419

A.B. Denis Murphy, O.N. J25416 (Dev.).

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

A.B. Edward John Bunting, O.N. S.S. 4999 (Dev.).

A.B. Donald Pearce, O.N. S.S. 6073 (Dev.).

Sea. Michael Murphy, R.N.R., O.N. 3792C.

A.B. John Essam, O.N. 229862 (Dev.).

W./T. Op., 1st Cl., Frederick Nicholls, R.N.R., O.N. 468W.T.S.

E.R.A., 4th Cl., Frank Gazard, O.N. M25726 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 1st Cl., John Charles Esdon, R.N.R., O.N. 1824E A.

P.O. Percy John Kempster, R.A.N., O.N. 8252.

Ldg. Sea. William Kendall, O.N. J8926 (Dev.).

P.O. Wilfred James Harding, O.N. 179919 (Ch.).

P.O. Henry Hardy Rickard, ON. 167996 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sig. Robert Jackson, O.N. J14828 (Dev.).

C.P.O. Stephen Richard Marsh O.N. 152865 (Ch).

A.B. Charles George Bird, O.N. 208864 (R.F.R. Ch./B10503).

E.R.A, 4th Cl., William Jasper Hall, O.N. M19438 (Po.).

P.O. Lorenz John Hofgartner, O.N. 178122 (Po.).

Sto. John Cook, R.N.R, O.N. 4704S.

W./T. Op. William Statham, R.N.R., O.N. 34W.T.S.

Ldg. Sea. Edward Cooper, O.N. J7225 (Dev.).

Sto. William O'Leary, R.N.R., O.N. 8352S.

P.O. Samuel Vance, O.N. 185134 (Dev.).

Sea. Benjamin Haynes, R.N.R., O.N. 8476A.

Sto. Robert Thomson, R.N.R., O.N. 4031S.

Sea. David Dow, R.N.R., O.N. 8593A.

Sto. Thomas Owens, R.N.R., O.N. 8362S.

Off. Stwd William Raymond Trickey, O.N. L4900 (Dev.).

Asst. Stwd. Albert Pennal, M.M.R., No 723406.

Sea. Martin Connors, R.N.R., O.N. S484A.

Sea. Alfred Kaye, R.N.R., O.N. 64S9A.

Sea. Frederick Dodd, R.N.R., O.N. 5955A.

Sto., 1st Cl., John Pairn Colenso, O.N. K28863 (Dev.).

Sto., Ist Cl., Walter Crosbie, O.N. K28791 (Ch,).

Ldg. Sto. John Thomas Davies, R.N.R., O.N. 8396S.

Shipwt., 2nd Cl., William Samuel Smart,. O.N, M16854 (Po.).

Wireman Stanley Woodison, O.N. M15547 (Po.).

Chief Stwd. Alfred C. Townshend.

Sea. Patrick Murphy, R.N.R., O.N. 8489A.

P.O. Arthur Derrick, O.N. 221140 (Dev.).

Dkhnd. Ernest Taylor, R.N.R., O.N. 10375 D.A.

Dkhnd. Andrew Cullen, R.N.R., O.N. 4841 D.A.

2nd Hnd. Thomas William Crisp, R.N.R., O.N. 4332D.A.

Act. Air Mech., 1st Gr., William Norman Blacklock, O.N. F4157.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal.

Ldg. Sea. William Buckley, R.N.R., O.N, 1778C.

Sig. Charles William Hurell, R.N.V.R., O.N. Z2181 (London).

Ldg. Sea. John Gardner Orr, R.N.R., O.N. 2430D.

Sea. William Williams, V.C., R.N.R., O.N. 6224A.

A.B. Arthur Thomas Pursey, O.N. 187227T (R.F.R. Ch./B6833).

Sig. Charles Malin, O.N. 220125 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Percival Ross, O.N. 184463 (Po.).

 

The following officers and men liave been mentioned in Despatches:

Capt. John Locke Marx, C.B., M.V.O., D,S.O., R.N.R. (Adml., retd.).

Lieut.-Cdr. Alfred Geoffrey Peace, D.S.O., R.N.

Engr. Lieut. Lionel Harvey Frushard Young, R.N.

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

Lieut. John Galloway Watson, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Robert Crawford Crooks, R.N.

Act. Lieut. Felix Byrne, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Richard Percy Nisbet, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. James Ramsey Glen, R.N.R.

Sub-Lieut. Nigel Denys Bury, R.N.

Sub-Lieut. Ernest Hutchison, R.N.R.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Tom Compson Trumble, R.N.A.S.

Surg. Prob. Harold Knight Denham, R.N.V.R.

Gnr. (T.) George Herbert Neave, R.N.

C.E.R.A. Percy William Dewsbury, R.N.R., O.N. 1089 E.A.

A.B. Thomas Robinson Cunningham, O.N. J7483 (Dev.).

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

A.B Henry Alfred Joseph Taylor, O.N. J6886 (Ch.).

P.O. Ernest Reginald Grassby, O.N. 202917 (Ch.).

Sig. Arthur Andrew Golding, O.N. J11614 (Ch.).

A.B. George Sidney Brooker, O.N. J14216 (Ch.).

P.O. Thomas Cunningham, O.N. 195135 (Po).

Dkhnd. William Wallace, R.N.R., O.N. 2156 D.A.

Ldg. Teleg. George Bremner Sutherland, O.N. J7160 (Dev.).

A.B. Francis Hawkins, O.N. J29968 (Dev.).

A.B. Bruce Ronald Claude Harris, O.N. J6495 (Dev.).

A.B. William Bethell, O.N. J20464 (Dev.).

A.B. John Dineen, O.N. J21305 (Dev.).

A.B. Harold Pearson, O.N. J28857 (Dev.).

A.B. John Parker, O.N. J215210 (Dev.).

A.B. Thomas Lester, O.N. J52684 (Dev.).

P.O. George Henry Warren, O.N. 193430 (Dev.).

Ldg Sea. Ernest Alfred Veale, O.N. 181452 (R.F.R., Dev./B 2119).

Sea. Robert Pitt, R.N.R., O.N. 3250 B.

Sea. Alfonso Davies, R.N.R., O.N. 1514 C.

Sto. George Rees, R.N.R., O.N. 1536 U.

C.P.O George Henry Truscott, O.N. 140440 (RF.R. Dev./A3140).

Pte. Joseph Epton, R.M.L.I., No. Ch./8327 (R.F.R., Ch./A705).

Pte. Francis John Morrison, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./5047.

Ldg. Teleg. Thomas Edmund Jacques, O.N. J22379 (Dev.).

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Honours for Service in Submarines.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to the undermentioned officers and men, in recognition of their services in submarines in enemy waters:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Vincent Morse Cooper, R.N.

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

Lieut.-Cdr. John Buller Glencross, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Bernard Acworth, R.N.

Lieut -Cdr. Hon. Byron Plantagenet Cary, R.N. (since killed).

Lieut.-Cdr. Bernard Leitch Johnson, R.N.R.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Cecil Ponsonby Talbot, D.S.O., R.N.

Cdr. Max Kennedy Horton D.S.O., R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Cromwell Hanford Varley, R.N.

Lieut. Alan Courtenay Moncrieff Bennett, RN.

Lieut. George John Mackness, R.N.

Lieut. Clive Askew Robinson, R.N.

Lieut. John Jasper Ray Peirson, R.N.

Lieut. John Maurice Mansfield, R.N.

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

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

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

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

P O. Percival George Fry, O.N.208986 (Po.).

P.O. Frederick Daniel Wall, O.N.218336 (Dev.).

P.O. Frederick Lewis Hulance, O.N.220771 (Po.).

P.O. James Henry Munn, O.N.235006 (Ch.).

P.O. William John Thomas Stephens, O.N. 173864 (Po.).

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

P.O. James Cater Evans, O.N.229930 (Po.).

P.O. George Harry Millyard, O.N.230298 (Po.).

P.O. Arthur William Davey, O.N.208301 (Po.).

P.O. William James Driver, O.N. 192178 (Dev.).

P.O. Charles John Lacy, O.N.219188 (Po.).

P.O. Albert Cummins, O.N.214655 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sig. Charles Carter, O.N.236423 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sig. Denis James Thurlow, O.N.J.2978 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. Alfred James Burtenshaw, O.N. 226545 (Po.).

Ldg. Teleg. John Marshall Brooks, O.N.J. 4827 (Po.).

P.O. Teleg. David Charles Williams, O.N.J. 887 (Po.).

P.O. Teleg. Charles Clement France, O.N. 238487 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Albert Moss, O.N.201982 (Po.) (since killed).

A.B. Walter Samuel Rogers, O.N.J.5975 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Hugh Church Maclean Graham, O.N 235144 (Dev.).

A B. Alfred Walter George Cork, O.N.237906  (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. William Rowley, O.N.215872 (Po.).

A.B. Thomas William Jackson, O.N.215195 (Po.).

A.B. Thomas Bernard Connacher, O.N. J.2179 (Ch.).

A B. John King Forrest, O.N.J.682 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Ernest Randall Cremer, O.N.214235 (Po.).

Ldg Sea. Leonard Edwin Cowland, O.N. 222895 (Po.).

E.R.A. John Haddock, R.N.R., O.N.1179 E.A.

C.E.R.A. Alfred Smith, O.N.268518 (Ch.).

E R.A. John Frederick Apps, . R.N.V.R., O.N.C.Z. 1892 (Clyde)

C.E.R.A. Alfred Phillips, O.N.270016 (Po.).

E R.A., 2nd Cl., Ernest Henry Hodgers, O.N. 272051 (Dev ).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Albert Edward Tizard, O.N. 272312 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 3rd C1., Leonard Victor Hauser, O.N. 272440 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Arthur William Savage, O.N.M.3487 (Ch.).

E R.A., 2nd Cl., William Mellish, O.N.M. 1392 (Po.).

Act. Sto. P.O. Harry John Williams, O.N. 233218 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. James Parker, O.N.285070 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. George Frederick Haycocks, O.N. 297767 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. William Thomas Wyatt, O.N. 308247 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Henry Sheath, O.N.355913 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Percy Walter Adams, O.N.306739 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Arthur Sleeman, O.N.287333 (Dev,).

Sto. P.O. Thomas George Davies, O.N.309664 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Henry Watts, O.N.K.301 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. John Doherty, O.N.310757 (Dev).

Act. Sto. P.O. James Percy Frederick Capelin, O.N.229937 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Henry William Aldridge, O.N. 222882 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. William Maynard, O.N.305472 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. Frank Walter Chase, O.N.K.3799 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. William Church, O.N.K.9438 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. James Thomas Iron, O.N.K.11011

Sto., 1st Cl., Horace Bounds. O.N.K.14491 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto., Herbert Lewis Howard, O.N.K. 1620 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Frederick William Fraser, O.N. K.11724 (Dev.).

Act. Ldg. Sto. Frederick Coveney, O.N.K. 10123 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., William Charles Hammond, O.N. K.22462 (Po.).

P.O. Peter Wilson Johnston, O.N. 186458 (Ch.).

P.O. William George Brooker, O.N. 201465 (Ch.).

P.O. Ernest Edward Bastard, O.N.2G7705 (Dev.) (since killed).

P.O. Philip Groves, O.N.218673 (Dev.).

C.P.O. Frederick George Barnes, O.N. 179498 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sig. Bertram John Jenkins, O.N.J. 9147 (Ch.).

Teleg. William Henry Prichard, O.N.J.36101 (Dev.).

Ldg Smn. William Gladstone Cleaver, O.N. 221196 (Po.).

A.B. Robert Allen, O.N.214970 (Dev.).

Ldg. Smn. Ernest Lockwood, O.N.J. 1640 (Dev.).

A.B. Albert Edward Page, O.N.230343 (Po.).

Ldg. Smn. Walter John Mutter, O.N. 230715 (Dev.).

Ldg. Smn. Edward, James Meadmore, O.N. 223356 (Ch.).

Ldg. Smn. Norman Mahoney, O.N.229641 (Po.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., George Leopard Todman, O.N.M.898 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A. Albert William Courtenay Maggs, O.N.270897 (Ch.).

C.E R.A. Charles Henry Doidge, O.N.270596 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Edward Frederic Cowley Sutton, O.N.346054 (Ch.).

E.R.A. Walter Plummer, R.N.R., O.N.1895 E.A.

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Tennyson Gwynne Rogers, O.N.272524 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Henry Charles Tibble, O.N 278813 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Richard Charles Cootes, O.N.K. 123 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Frederick Trudgeon, O.N 311031 (Dev.).

Act. Ldg. Sto. John Gorier Stephens, O.N K. 4778 (Dev.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Leonard Richard Benford, O.N. K.9755 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto. George Herbert Durrant, O.N.K. 7389 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto. Ernest Holcombe, O.N. 223294 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. Sidney Doble, O.N.K 3948 (Dev.).

Sto. 1st Cl., William Breach, O.N.K. 15545 (Ch.).

Sto. 1st Cl., Frederick Charles Davis, O.N.K. 11937 (Po.).

 

The following officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Cdr. Robert Bertram Ramsay, R.N.

Cdr. Gilbert Hilton Kellett, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Henry John Hearn, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Donald Irvine McGillewie, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Brownlow Villiers Layard, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. John Fen wick Hutchings, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Fitzroy Hamilton Dalrymple Byron, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Reginald Burnard Darke, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Cornelius Octavius Regnart, R.N.

Lieut. Ernest George Ebblewhite, R.N.

Lieut. Dudley Vivian Peyton-Ward, R.N.

Lieut. Thomas Parkinson, R.N.

Lieut. William Robertson Braine, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alfred John Clemence, R.N.R.

Lieut. Albert Louis Tessier, R.N.R.

Lieut. John Faulkner Webster, R.N.R.

Lieut. Cyril Charles Marshall, R.N.R.

Lieut. Samuel Francis Champion, R.N.R.

P.O. Henry Thomas Gaston, O.N.184331 (Po.).

P.O. Frederick John Ockenden, O.N. 176053 (Ch.).

P.O. Sidney Henry Joseph Brice, O.N.212060 (Po.).

P O. George Robinson, O.N.191851 (Po.).

P.O. Ernest Gordon Powell, O.N. 174017 (Po.).

P.O. Walter Burton May, O.N.229332 (Ch.).

P.O. Frederick Mallett, O.N.214621 (Dev.).

P.O. Victor Edward Westell, O.N.237159 (Dev.).

P.O. George Edward Began, O.N. 177929 (Po.).

P.O. Albert Austin, O.N.211095 (Po.).

P.O. Dan Alfred Harding, O.N.232711 (Dev,).

P.O. Sidney Herbert Silvester, O.N.180563 (Po.).

Sig. Louie Weston, O.N.J.6099 (Po.).

Sig. Joseph Edgar Roberts, O.N.237519 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sig. Walter Briggs, O.N.239537 (Ch.).

Teleg. Gerald Charles Butcher, O.N.J.33802 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. John Frank James Lampier Phillips, O.N.237381 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. William George Harris, O.N. J.2040 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. John Llewellon James Mills, O.N. 224784 (Ch.).

A.B. George Winton Holmes, O.N.229084 (Po.).

A.B. John Albert Knapman, O.N.221892 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Henry Walter Mansfield, O.N. 239091 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. William John Bugden, O.N.237534 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Frederick Charles Barber, O.N. 195903 (Po).

Ldg. Sea. George William Stringer, O.N. J.7837 (Po.).

A.B. Joseph John Dakin, O.N.226908 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. William Charles Hamlyn, O.N. J.9508 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Robert William March, O.N. J.4048 (Dev.).

A.B. Francis Edward Alton, O.N. J.4319 (Ch.).

A.B. Ernest Wilfred Grubb, O.N.224009 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. John Robertson Kelso, O.N.J.5812 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Henry Arthur Chinn, O.N.J.5254 (Ch.).

A.B Ernest William Waller Clark, O.N. 235094 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Robert Henry Fry, O.N.J.9628 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. John Buckley, O.N.236989 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Charles William Jacobs, O.N. 236748 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Harry George Beazley, O.N.S.S. 3938 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Joseph Turner, O.N.J.10516 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Charles Mallalieu, O.N. 270459 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 1st Cl., William Fletcher, O.N. 269521 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Samuel Phillips Pearce, O.N. 272281 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Arthur Hector Barnes, O.N.269945 (Ch.).

E.R A., 2nd Cl., Arthur Mclntyre, O.N. 270902 (Po.).

C.E.R.A. Harold Bertram Sillick, O.N. 270914 (Dev.) (since killed).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Joseph Wilkinson, O.N. 270860 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., John James Singleton, O.N. M.803 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., John William Kinder, O.N. M.8857 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd.Cl., Robert Wilson White, O.N.269194 (Po.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., James Flett Fraser, O.N. M.5022 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Robert Dunwoodie, O.N. M.2326 (Dev.).

E.R.A. Samuel William George Herbert, O.N.M.1149 (Dev.).

E.R A., 1st Cl., Joseph Hood, O.N.270076 (Dev.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Cyril Sydney Good, O.N. 270884 (Ch ).

E.R A., 3rd Cl., William Henry Midwortli, O.N.M.3351 (Ch.).

E.R.A, 1st Cl., Harry Hambly, O.N 270319 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., William McQuade, O.N. M 2592 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 3rd Cl., Frederick John Heath, O.N. M.6582 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Albert John Playle, O.N. 270898 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. William Newland, O.N.309140 (Po.).

Ch Sto. Albert Edward Joiner, O.N.286459 (Po.).

Act Sto., P.O. Charles Bertie Mills, O.N. 311782 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. John Rowan, O.N 291799 (Ch.)

Sto. P.O. Harry Willimott Watson, O.N. 310289 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. John George Bowers, O.N.354314 (Po).

Sto P.O. Herbert John Bird, O.N.K.351 (Ch.).

Sto P.O. Edwin Jess Blondel, O.N.K.2366 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. Mark Ward, O.N.K.5593 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Patrick Grant, O.N.K.20768 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., John Henry Goodsall, O.N.K. 12209 (Ch.).

Act. Ldg. Sto. Frederick William Henry Bates, O.N. K.5223 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sto. William Carter, O.N.K.2221 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. George William Marchant, O.N.K. 7448 (Ch.).

Sto. 1st Cl. James Henry Cox, O.N..S.S. 113836 (Po.).

Sto. 1st Cl., Martin William Hunt, O.N.K. 6863 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto. George Champion, O.N.K. 5517

Ldg. Sto. Ernest Patten, O.N.K.911 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. Frank Benjamin Stallard, O.N.K. 4404 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. Harry Bertram Kingston, O.N.K. 8654 (Po.).

Ldg. Sto. Henry Frank Arthur Cowie O.N.K. 10829 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Ernest Frank Hayles, O.N.K. 15029 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Walter Charles Berret, O.N.K. 10702 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Henry Francis Frank Williams, O.N.K.16848 (Po.).

Sto. 1st Cl., George William Richard Hill, O.N.K.11351 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., William Patrick, O.N.K.17773 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Harry George Smith, O.N.K. 14889 (Dev.).

Act Ldg. Sto. Samuel Thomas Keates, O.N. K.5372 (Po.).

Sto., 1st Cl., George Frederick Wilkins, O.N. K. 16944 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Leo Frederick Murray Sangster, O.N.K.22599 (Ch.).

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of decorations and medals to the undermentioned officers and men:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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

 

Lieut. Alpin Errol Thomson, R.N.

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

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

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

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Dkhnd. Daniel Morrison, R.N.R., O.N. 746 S.D.

P.O., 1st Cl., Henry White, 0 N. 126255 (R.F.R. Po./A1792).

Ldg. Sig. Charles Henry Benjamin Morrison, O.N.J.2319 (Ch.).

Dk. Hnd. Henderson Miller Hellens, R.N.R., O.N.4207 S.D.

Ldg. Sea. James Edward Rowlands, R.N.V.R., O.N. Tyne Z.112 (Royal Naval Division).

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal.

Engmn. Manning Faiers, R.N.R., O.N.242 E.S.

C.P.O. Lott Mackay, O.N. 131223 (R.F.B. Po./A2643).

 

The following officers and men have been mentioned in Despatches:

Lieut.-Cdr. St. Andrew Oliver St. John, R.N.

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

Engr. Sub-Lieut. John Henry Blackett, R.N.R.

Engr. Sub-Lieut. Reginald Charles Collins, R.N.R.

Act. Sub-Lieut. Raymond Kerr Rogerson, R.N.R.

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

Sig. Albert James Taylor, R.N.V.R., O.N. Z1395 (Wales).

A.B. Arthur George Carter, O.N. 195458 (R.F.R. Po./B5249).

A.B. Bertie Robert Manders, O.N. J17687 (Po.).

P.O. Charles Thomas Jordon, O.N.189576 (Ch.).

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to officers and men of the Royal Naval Air Service:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Flt. . Sub-Lieut. Bernard Arthur Smart, R.N.A.S.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal,

Ldg. Mech. Robert William bager, O.N, F2176.

Act. Air Mech., 1st Gr., Harry George Lovelock, O.N. J26402 (Po.).

P.O. Mech. Bert Hinkler, O.N. F311 (Ch.).

 

The following officers and men have been mentioned in despatches:

Sqdrn. Cdr. Charles Henry Butler, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut, (now Flt.-Lieut.) Cecil Henry FitzHerbert, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Mark Adamson Harker, R.N.A.S.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Edward Barfort Drake, R.N.A.S.

P.O. (E.) Alfred Austin Blandford Cox, O.N. F17751.

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Honours to the Mercantile Marine.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to the undermentioned Officers and men of the British Mercantile Marine, in recognition of zeal and devotion tc duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Benjamin William George (Lieut., R.N.R.).

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. Henry Saunders. (Master, SS Morinier)

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

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal:

Ch. Steward George Paterson.

Sea. William John Smith. (Gunlayer, ST San Demetrio)

Sea. Harry Downing.

Sea. Francis Ivor Dance.

Sea. Alexander Richards.

 

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

Capt. John Groth. (Master, SS Manchester Port)

Capt. William Horsley Luya. (Master, ST San Demetrio)

Capt. Archibald Balleine. (Master, SS Glamorgan)

Capt. Henry Angel Motyer. (Master, SS Pentwyn)

Ch,. Engr. James Duncan.

Ch. Engr. Walter Edward Winter.

2nd Offr. Joseph Martin Gerards.

2nd Mate Percy Bedford.

3rd Engr. Matthew Whelan.

Bosn. Charles Barrett.

Sea. James Cables.

Sea. William McCarthy.

Sea. Robert Gunn.

Sea. Clifford Oakes.

Sea. John Joseph Murphy.

Sea. William Martin.

  

 


 

 

30369 - 6 NOVEMBER 1917

  

Admiralty, 1st November, 1917.

 

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

Lieut-Comdr. Charles Davidson, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Comdr. William G. Oldershaw, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Comdr. Clarence Milner, R.N.R.

Eng. Lieut. George E. Morrell, R.N.R.

Lieut. Alan W. Hughes, R.N.R.

 

 


 

 

30374 - 9 NOVEMBER 1917

 

Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens, 8th November,1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Decoration of the Albert Medal upon Acting Quartermaster-Serjeant James William Brown, Royal Army Medical Corps, Serjeant William Seymour, Northumberland Fusiliers, and Privates Arthur Duff Hadden Allan and James Cuthbertson, of the Royal Army Medical Corps (T.).

 

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

 

On the morning of the 5th February, 1917, a serious explosion, followed by a fire, occurred on the French troopship "St. Laurent" at Malta. After some time it was observed that three men in the forepart of the ship, where the flames were fiercest, were cut off from the rest. None of the boats near would approach the ship owing to the heat and danger of a further explosion, until Acting Quartermaster-Serjeant Brown persuaded a Maltese Policeman to row him out; but when within thirty yards of the ship the Policeman refused to go further. Brown returned, and was then joined by Sevmour, Allan and Cuthbertson. They rowed directly to the forepart of the ship, the sides of which were by this time red hot, while the plates were falling into the sea. When they were within a few yards of the ship two of the three men in the forepart jumped into the sea and were rescued; the third, who had climbed up the mast, was saved later when the mast fell.

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Admiralty, 6th November, 1917.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to confer the R.N.R. Officers' Decoration upon Lieut.-Cmdr. Samuel Bolton, D.S.C., R.N.R.

 

 

 


 

 

30386 - 16 NOVEMBER 1917

 

Admiralty, 17th November, 1917

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to officers and men for services in action with enemy submarines -

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Maurice Baldwin Raymond Blackwood, RN

Lieut Cdr Arthur Grendon Tippet, R N

Lieut Cdr Frank Arthur Worsley, R D, RNR

Lieut Oswald Ernest Hallifax, R N

Lieut Douglas George Jeffrey, R.N.R.

Lieut Frederick William Gray, R.N.R.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross

Lieut (now Lieut Cdr) Kenneth Michell RN

Lieut Charles Stuart Burgon, R.N.R.

Lieut Nicholas Frederick Smiles, R.N.R.

Lieut Alexander MacRae, R.N.R.

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

Act Lieut Claude Martin Butlin, R N

Act Lieut Lancelot Vivian Donne, R N

Act Lieut Arthur John Booth, RNR

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

Flt Sub Lieut Charles Stanley Mossop, RNAS

Asst Payr Harry Manley, R.N.R.

Act Sub Lieut Benjamin Evans RNR

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

Gnr (T ) Samuel Baker, R N

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

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

Skpr Samuel Charles Kenmngton, RNR (F R )

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

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Dkhnd. Robert Armstrong, R.N.R., O.N. 1435S.D

E.R.A., 2nd Cl. (now act. Art. Engr.) Reginald James Ballantyne, O.N. 271887 (Po.).

P.O. Archibald Evelyn Brown, O.N. 226250.

P.O. Francis Charles Cook, O.N. 234873 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Reginald Dickinson, O.N. K3047 (Dev.).

P.O. Eli Alfred Edgcombe, O.N. 199335 (Dev.).

A.B. Charles Rich Edwards, O.N. J16701 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. James Francis Ellis, O.N. J8775 (Dev.).

P.O. John Ernest Finnamore, O.N. 184399 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sto. Michael Gallagher, O.N. K19710 (Dev.).

A.B. William Graham, O.N. 190312 (R.F.R., Ch./B5387).

Sto. P.O. William Joseph Harrington, O.N. 303802 (Po.).

P.O. Edward Charles Hitchcock, O.N. 185434 (Po.).

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., Arthur Edward Ingledew, O.N. F13492.

2nd Hnd. James John Irvine, R.N.R., O.N. 7071D.A.

P.O. George William Lee, O.M. J971 (Po.) (since killed).

Sto., 1st Cl., George Arthur Pyle Maughan, O.N, K16599 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Claude. Edward Murrant, O.N. J7785 (Po.).

P.O., 1st Cl., William Augustus Newman, O.N. 188774 (R.F.R., Ch./B2590).

P.O., 1st Cl., Charles William Olding, O.N. 179704 (Po.).

Corpl. Arthur Ernest Reed, R.M.L.I., No. Po./14590 (since killed).

Ldg. Sea. Albert George Rogers, O.N. J16923 . (Ch.).

P.O. Frank Staker, O.N. 230178 (Po.).

A.B. Herbert Stanley Stokes, O.N. J8606 (Po.).

E.R.A., 4th Cl., William Swapp, O.N. M21517 (Po.).

Pte. (Lce.-Corpl.) Harry Walley, R.M.L.I., No. Po./1112 (R.F.R., Po./B1442).

Ldg. Sea Herbert Charles Wright, O.N. 191473 (Po.).

A.B. Thomas. Charles Zanazzi, O.N. 179221 (R.F.R., Dev./B1136).

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.P.O. Thomas Ong, O.N. 156848 (Po.).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in despatches:

Lieut.-Cdr. Patrick Birmingham Crohan, R.N.

Engr. Lieut.-Cdr. William Albert Carlisle, R.N.

Lieut. Henry Dawson Crawford Stanistreet, R.N.

Flt. Cdr. John Stanley Fleming Morrison, R.N.A.S.

Lieut. Peter Shaw, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. Walter Edward Hewkin, R.N.R.

Lieut. Arthur Sandison, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. Bader Cecil Farrow, R.N.R.

Lieut. Arnaud Adams, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Engr. Lieut. Leonard James Jeffrey, R.N.R.

Engr. Lieut. Frank William Axtens, R.N.R.

Gnr. Henry Samuel Randall, R.N.

Gnr (T.) Charles James Pounds, R.N.

Art. Engr. Albert Henry Benfield, R.N.

Art. Engr. Frank Henry Knowles, R.N.

Pte. George Henry John Attryde, R.M.L.I., No. Ply. 14839 (R.F.R. Ply./B.973).

Pte. Sidney Edward Benning, R.M.L.I., No. Po. 17 (S) (R.F.R., Po/031414).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Percy Robert Blacklock, O.N. M1355 (Ch.).

A.B. William Henry Bridgman, O.N. 168249 (R.F.R., Dev./.B66).

P.O. John Bright, O.N. 203029 (Dev.).

A.B. Sidney Tom Edward Burford, O.N. SS1096 (R.F.R., Dev./B3375).

A.B. Herbert Stanley Cross, O.N. 211054 (Po:) (since killed).

Pte. Herbert Hillier Dunn, R.M.L.I., No. Ch. 12740 (R.F.R., Ch./B2012),

Sto. 1st Cl., Frederick East, O.N. K5199 (Dev.).

Fireman Edward Farley, M.M.R., No. 751099.

Sto. 1st Cl., Frederick Farnell, O.N. K32678 (Dev.).

A.B. Norman Foster, O.N. J37739.(Dev.).

Pte, (Lce.-Cpl.) Alexander Grant, R.M.L.I., No. Ch. 15708 (R.F.R., Ch./B1979).

Shipwt., 1st Cl., Arthur John Haughim, O.N. 341475 (Dev.).

A.B. George Thomas Huntingford, O.N. J13272 (Po.).

Pte. (Lce.-Cpl.) Alfred Jameson, R.M.L.I., No. Po./13198.

P.O. Thomas Kelly, O.N. 233985 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. William Paterson Lauchlan, O.N. 235108 (Dev.).

Wireman, 2nd Cl., Charles Lax, O.N. M19823 (Po.).

P.O. John William Lee, O.N. 194719 (Ch.).

Pte. Alexander Leitch, R.M.L.I., No. Po./7089 (R.F.R., Po,/B759).

Pte. Harold William Lidstone, R.M.L.I., No. Po./8761 (R.F.R.; Po./B1004).

Painter, 2nd Cl., Herbert Richard Nodder, O.N. 156389 (Dev.).

Ldg. Sea. Robert O'Connor, O.N. 227741 (Po.).

Ldg. Sig. Henry Carlyle Parker, O.N. J3446 (Po.).

A.B. Charles Pardoe, O.N. 222989 (Po.).

A.B. John Price, O.N. 220736 (Ch.).

P.O. William Sampson, R.N.R., O.N. 2018C.

Ldg. Sig. Frederick George Tolchard, O.N. 233976 (Ch.).

Sig. George Frederick Vincent, O.N. 364298 (Po.).

P.O. Stephen James Watson, O.N. 238347 (Ch.).

Fireman Thomas Wood, M.M.R., No. 611977.

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Honours to the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to Officers and men of the Royal Naval Air Service:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Act. Flt. Cdr. Ronald Graham, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in air fights and bombing raids. Since the award of a bar to the Distinguished Service Cross, Act. Flt. Cdr. Graham has carried out five night bombing raids, and attacked and brought down three enemy seaplanes. On one occasion he ascended at night for the purpose of attacking hostile machines, notwithstanding the fact that he had only returned a few hours previously from a successful action with hostile aircraft in superior numbers. He has always displayed remarkable skill and courage.

 

Act. Flt. Cdr. Philip Sidney Fisher, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in air fights and bombing raids. On one occasion, when very heavy fighting took place between eight machines of his squadron and about twenty Albatross scouts, he fought at least six combats single-handed, shooting down one of his opponents out of control. On another occasion, when he was acting as leader of a flight of five machines detailed for an offensive patrol, a general action took place with a number of Albatross Scouts, in the course of which Act. Flt. Cdr. Fisher was wounded whilst fighting with great gallantry. He has shown himself to be a most efficient and plucky flight leader, and has also taken part in numerous night bombing raids in addition to his day fighting.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Thomas Robert Barber, O.N. F3771.

Air Mech., 1st Gr., Leonard George Stanley Boshier, O.N. 15936 (Po.).

A.C., 1st Cl., George Conley, O.N. F.l-6254.

Act. Air Mech., 1st Gr., Charles Spikins. O.N. F8732.

 

The following Officers and Man have been mentioned in despatches:

Flt. Cdr. Norman Sholto Douglas, R.N.A.S.

Lieut. Martin William Wallace Cross R.N.V.R.

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

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Ellis Vair Reid, D.S C., R.N.A.S. (since killed).

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., Henry Martineau Davies, O.N. F20254.

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Honours to the Mercantile Marine.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of decorations and medals to the undermentioned Officers and men of the British Mercantile Marine, in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. Rowland Robinson Barker.

Capt. Frederic Hadley Bryant.

Capt. Samuel Cook.

Capt. Henry John.

Capt. Walter Keslake.

Capt. James Lee.

Capt. Neil McNeill.

Capt. William Surman Mason.

Capt. Joseph Stephen Meria.

Capt. George Moir.

Capt. David Russell Murray.

Capt. Richard Edward Oliver.

Capt. Henry George Orchard.

Capt. Edwin Alan Porter.

Capt. Isaac Bedlington Tose.

Capt. Peter Urquhart.

Capt. Edward Witten.

Ch. Offr. William Whitehead.

Ch. Engr. Oliver Henry Jelley.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Sea. Henry James Graham.

Sea. Albert Hide Hutchins.

Sea. Thomas Jamieson.

Sea William Lunam

Sea Allan McLean

Sea Duncan Mills

Sea Nicholas Penston

Sea Arthur Phillips Gilbert Porteous

 

The KING has further been graciously pleased to give orders for the publication of the names of the undermentioned Officers and Men in the London Gazette as having received an expression of commendation for their services -

Capt Ernest Southey Arrowsmith

Capt John Creamer Brett

Capt Thomas Henry Clatworthy

Capt David Davies

Capt William George Diver

Capt Ernest Benjamin Downs

Capt Stephen Jayne Edwards

Capt William Lauritson

Capt John Samuel Ledsome

Capt Frederick Smith Leicester

Capt James McNish

Capt David Russell Murray

Capt Robert Francis Nagle

Capt William Stebble Procter (since died)

Capt William Brown Rome

Capt Archibald Bisset Smith (killed)

Capt Edward George Sturgeon

Capt John Alfred Wolfe (Lt Cdr, R.N.R. )

Ch Offr William Whitehead

Ch Offr Thomas Willis

Ch Engr Bertie William Newton

Apprentice Basil Hugo Kilner (killed)

Apprentice Sidney Frederick Kingsland

Apprentice John Frederick Russell Stanley

Ch Bosn W Gray

Bosn John Joseph S Elphinstone

Quartermaster Andrew Anderson

Sea Lawrence Bruce

Sea Cecil Henry Cummings

Sea John Mclver

Sea Andrew Robertson

Sea Walter Herbert Rolling

Sea Andrew Gove Simpson

Sea Joseph Edward Smith

Sea William Wright

 

 


 

 

30389 - 16 NOVEMBER 1917

 

War Office, November 19, 1917.

 

(included in Army lists)

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of a Bar to the Military Medal to the undermentioned Non-Commissioned Officers and Men: 

Ply/980 (S) Cpl. D. J. James, R.M.L.I. (Bridgend). (M.M. gazetted 21st September, 1916.) 

 

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

Z/T/3311 A./B. A. Brack, R.N.V.R. (Seaton Hirst).

C.Z./5821 A./B. H. Curran, R.N.V.R. (Craigneuk).

Z./T./8746 P./O. E. C. Davies, R.N.V.R.  (South Elmsall).

M/5/76 P./O. C. Hilton, R.N.V.R. (Birkenhead).

Tyne/Z/6188 A./B. J. .J. Kelly, R.N.V.R. (Jarrow-on-Tyne).

K/P/962 P./O. G. T. Simpson, R.N.V.R. (Witton Gilbert).

 

 


 

 

30392 - 20 NOVEMBER 1917

  

Admiralty, 20th November, 1917.

 

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

 

Surgeon Probationer Robert Sydney Steele Smith, R.N.V.R.

 

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

 

Surgeon Probationer Robert Sydney Steele Smith, R.N.V.R., was Medical Officer of one of H.M. ships which was torpedoed by an enemy submarine. When the enemy torpedo struck the ship Surgeon Probationer Smith was in the wardroom aft with the 1st Lieutenant. The explosion wrecked the wardroom and rendered the 1st Lieutenant unconscious. All other exit being blocked, Surgeon Probationer Smith piled the wrecked furniture under the skylight, and got the 1st Lieutenant through this on deck. He then attended to a Petty Officer who was lying on deck with a broken arm and leg, adjusted and blew up his life-belt, and after doing the same for the 1st Lieutenant got him overboard, as the ship was then foundering. The 1st Lieutenant was by then partially conscious, but was again stunned owing to an explosion when the vessel foundered, and when he was picked up by the boat he was apparently dead. Surgeon Probationer Smith applied artificial respiration until the 1st Lieutenant showed signs of life; he afterwards attended to the injured in the boat so far as the circumstances allowed, until they were picked up forty-three hours later.

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Admiralty, 16th November, 1917.

 

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

Acting Commander John G. B. Harrison, R.N.R.

Acting Commander William A. Williams, R.N.R. (ret.).

Lieutenant-Commander Henry D. Nicolson, R.N.R.

Lieutenant-Commander James D. Irving, R.N.R. (ret.).

 

  


 

 

30399 - 23 NOVEMBER 1917

 

War Office, 26th November, 1917.

 

(included in Army lists)

His Majesty the KING has been pleased to confer the undermentioned rewards for gallantry and distinguished service in the field.

 

Awarded the Military Cross.

T./Sub-Lt. William Milton, R.N.V.R.

 

 

 


 

 

30408 - 27 NOVEMBER 1917

 

Admiralty, 30th November, 1917.

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to Officers and Men for services in action with enemy submarines:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Robin Wynell Mayow Lloyd, R.N.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

To receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Pte. (Lce.-Corpl.) Albert Edward Allen, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./5470 (R.F.R. Ply./ A973).

P.O. Charles Samuel Gough, O.N. 213605 (Dev.).

Air Mech., 1st Gr., James Andrew Mortimer, O.N. F11344.

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., Edward May Nicol, O.N. F18942.

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in Despatches:

Lieut. Richard Kay Harrison, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. Edward Wearne, R.N.R.

Ch. Skpr. James Edwin Mitchell Duncan, D.S.C., R.N.R., 1337 W.S.A.

Pte. Charles Frederick Clark, R.M.L.I., No. PO./11121 (R.F.R. Po./B1240).

Pte. Frederick Dockett, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./9775 (R.F.R. Ply./B778).

Pte. Donald Wilson, R.M.L.I., No. Ply./ 15433 (R.F.R. Ply./B1043).

________

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Henry Gray Higgins, R.N. In recognition of his services in submarines.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. (now Act. Cdr.) Francis Walter Belt, R.N.V.R. In recognition of his services with a Naval Armoured Car Squadron throughout the war. He conducted an expedition into Persia in trying circumstances with conspicuous success. He was later 2nd in command of the squadron during the Dobrudja and Roumanian operations, where he was wounded. He has since done admirable work in Galicia. On all occasions he has shown himself to be a loyal and most reliable officer.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

P.O. Mech. Frederick Bernard Algate, O.N.

P.O. Mech. Alfred Charles Boutall, O.N. F9560.

P.O. Mech. George Gardner, O.N. F9891.

P.O. Mech. William Allis Gregson, O.N. F9896.

P.O. Mech. John Harrison, O.N. F2893.

P.O. Mech. John Marshall McEwan, O.N. F10029.

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Alexander Constantine Maber, O.N. 272394 (Po.).

P.O. Frank Wood Mole, O.N. 188479 (Dev.).

C.P.O. James John Pomeroy, O.N. 155362 (Ch.).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in Despatches:

Capt. Percival Henry Warleigh., R.N.

Capt. (now Maj.) John Wansey Snepp, R.M.L.L

C.P.O. Mech., 3rd Gr., Cecil Grahame Elbra, O.N. F32006.

P.O. James Henry. Charles Smith, O.N. 193092 (Po.).

________

 

Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours and decorations to Officers of the Royal Naval Air Service:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Wing Cdr. Christopher Lloyd Courtney, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services in command of a Wing of the Royal Naval Air Service at Dunkirk. Squadrons attached to his Wing have invariably shown a high standard of efficiency, and the success of the fighting squadrons generally is largely due to his knowledge and initiative.

 

Obs. Lieut. Russell William Gow, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in carrying out a photographic reconnaissance of the Belgian coast under difficult conditions on the 15th October, 1917. Obs. Lieut. Gow has also carried out a large amount of valuable spotting work for H.M. Monitors, both by day and night, including the successful operations against Zeebrugge on 12th May, 1917, and against Ostend on 5th June, 1917.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

The following Officer has been mentioned in Despatches:

Lieut. Herbert Owen Fry, R.N.V.R.

________

 

Additional Awards for Service in the Battle Of Jutland.

 

The following additional awards have been approved for services in the Battle of Jutland:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

C.E.R.A. Tom Battye, O.N. 268688 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Edward James Gardener, O.N. 293566 (Po.).

Sto. P.O. Thomas Kerr, O.N. 307376 (Po.).

C.E.R.A. Harold Lee, R.N.R., O.N. 1460 E.A.

A.B. William James Millar, O.N. 188092 (Po.).

P.O. Teleg. Edward William Penney, O.N. 223147 (Dev.) (now Act. Wt. Teleg.).

 

The following men have been mentioned in despatches:

E.R.A. Jens Christian Walter Agerskow, O.N. M 1691 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Herbert Bailey, O.N. 293817 (Ch.).

Ship's Corpl., 1st Cl., Ernest Charles Bale, O.N. 194464 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. George Blake, O.N. 296025 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto. Richard Charles Broadhurst, O.N. K 2777 (Ch.).

Pte. Archibald Brown, R.M.L.I., No. Po./15515.

Sto. P.O. Arthur Clatworthy, O.N. 306235 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. William Cook, O.N. K 5097 (Ch).

Ch. Sto. George Thomas Egglestone, O.N. 282213 (Po.).

Mech. Harold Edgar Rowe Foot, O.N. 280362 (Dev.).

Gnr. Harold Herbert Hardy, R.M.A., No. 6797 (R.F.R./B960).

Ldg. Sto. Frederick George Harris, O.N. K 21607 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sto. George Hart, O.N. 294195 (R.F.R., Ch./B8339).

P.O. Ernest Edward Hoile, O.N. 195066 (Ch.).

Sto. P.O. Ben Kindred, O.N. 306762 (Ch.).

Sto., 1st Cl., Arthur Lang, O.N. K 10159 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Edward Frederick Mitchell, O.N. 270684 (Po.).

A.B. Arthur Frank Rowlett, O.N. 236195 (Po.).

Ch. Sto. James Sawyer, O.N. 285895 (Ch.).

Ch. Sto. Harry Scopes, O.N. 288050 (Ch.).

P.O. John Shoesmith, O.N. 184703 (Po.).

E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Frederick Stanley Thomas, O.N. 272368 (Ch.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Jesse Brooks Wadham, O.N. 269916 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Robert Young, O.N. 270114 (Ch.).

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Honours for the Mercantile Marine.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to the undermentioned officers and men of the British Mercantile Marine, in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. Thomas Henry Beard.

Capt. Joseph Brown.

Capt. Theobald John Claude Buret.

Capt. John Crockart.

Capt. George Fenby Hiles.

Capt. David Isaac Jenkins.

Capt. James Herbert Needler (since died).

Capt. William Park Purdon.

Capt. Edward Wilson Rettie.

Capt. Francis Thomas Skellern.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Sea. Harry Layo Bennett.

Sea. John Moir Bird.

4th Engr. Alexander James Brian.

Sea. Francis Rolfe Crockford.

Sea. William Lowrie.

 

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

Capt. William Ernest Carr.

Capt. William Ewing Ingham.

Capt. Henry Ison.

Capt. Harry Scott.

Ch. Offr. Thomas John Fletcher.

Ch. Offr. George Manuel.

Ch. Offr. Joseph Thomas Francis.

Ch. Engr. Herbert Lees.

1st Offr. Gottfried Russell Irvine Pope.

Sea. Rennie Blackburn.

Sea. Joseph Edwards.

Sea. Herbert Marlow.

Sea. Harry John Preece.

Sea. Macash Louis Stares.

Sea. John R. Swithinbank.

 

 


 

 

30417 - 7 DECEMBER 1917

 

Admiralty, 5th December, 1917.

 

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

Lieut.-Commander Thomas M. Winslow, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Commander Hans Oppen, R.N.R.

 

 


 

 

30422 - 11 DECEMBER 1917

 

Admiralty, 6th December, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the R.N.R. Officers' Decoration upon Lt.-Cdr. John Percival, D.S.O., R.N.R. (Retired)

 

 


 

 

30424 - 11 DECEMBER 1917

 

War Office, 12th December, 1917.

 

(included in Army lists)

 

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

M/Z428 L./S. A. Coathup, R.N.V.R. (Rock Ferry).

R.M.A./8115 Gnr. R. Fulton, R.M.A. (Falkirk).

R.M.A./6269 Sjt. J. Heaton, R.M.A. (Portsmouth).

M/15677 S.B. Attd't T. Holding, R.M.A. (Chorley).

R.M.A./10959 Cpl. E. Naitby, R.M.A. (Ferryhill). 

 

 


 

 

30428 - 14 DECEMBER 1917

 

Whitehall, December 12, 1917.

 

The KING has been pleased to award the Albert Medal in Gold to Nicholas Rath, Seaman, R.N.R., and the Albert Medal to Richard Knoulton, Ordinary Seaman, R.N., and George Faucett Pitts Abbott, Deckhand, R.N.R. (Trawler Section), in recognition of their gallantry in saving life in the following circumstances:

 

On the 14th September, 1917, a seaplane collided with a Poulsen mast and remained wedged in it, the pilot (Acting Flight Commander E. A. de Ville) being rendered unconscious and thrown out of his seat on to one of the wings. The three men above mentioned at once climbed up the mast for 100 feet, when Rath, making use of the boatswain's chair, which moves on the inside of the mast, was hoisted up by men at the foot of the mast to the place, over 300 feet from the ground, where the seaplane was fixed. He then climbed out on the plane, and held the pilot until the arrival of Knoulton and Abbott, who passed the masthead gantline out to him. Having secured the pilot with the gantline Rath, with the assistance of Knoulton and Abbott, lifted him from the plane to the inside of the mast and lowered him to the ground. The three men were very well aware of the damaged and insecure condition of the mast, which was bent to an angle where the seaplane had become wedged. One of the three supports of the mast was fractured, and, so far as the men knew, the mast or seaplane might at any time have collapsed.

 

 


 

 

30431 - 14 DECEMBER 1917

 

War Office, 17th December, 1917.

 

(included in Army lists)

 

His Majesty the KING has been pleased to confer the undermentioned rewards for gallantry and distinguished service in the Field.

 

Awarded the Military Cross.

T./Sub-Lt. Noel de Brissac Browning, R.N.V.R.

T./Sub-Lt. Kenneth Malcolm Evans, R.N.V.R.

T./Surg. Richard Glyn Morgan, R.M. Bn.

T./Sub-Lt. William Stevenson, R.N.V.R.

 

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

R.M.A./7585 Gnr. (A./Bdr.) F. J. Brighten, R.M.A. (Eastney).

R.M.A./11901 Bombr. J. Handford, R.M.A. (Chumleigh). 

 

 


 

 

30435 - 18 DECEMBER 1917

 

Admiralty, 18th December, 1917.

 

The KING (is) pleased to confer the Albert Medal on:

 

Flight Lieutenant Edward Peverall Meggs Davis, R.N.A.S.

 

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

 

On the 3rd October, 1917, whilst carrying out a practice flight, a seaplane, piloted by Flight Sub-Lieutenant James Douglas Grant, fell into the sea. The seaplane turned over and the pilot was enclosed in the boat under water. Flight Lieutenant Edward Peverall Meggs Davis immediately flew a seaplane to the position of the accident, made fast to the wreck, and dived under the wreck in his uniform and endeavoured to extricate Flight Sub-Lieutenant Grant. To do this it was necessary for him to dive amongst and struggle through the mass of wires and broken parts of the wreck. Notwithstanding the imminent danger of being caught up amongst them, Lieutenant Davis continued his efforts to get Flight Sub-Lieutenant Grant out, until the emergency boat arrived on the scene. No other help was at hand until the arrival of this motor boat, which at the time of the accident was about a mile and a-half away. Flight Lieutenant Davis risked his life in endeavouring to save that of his brother officer, as there was every chance of his becoming caught under water in the wires of the wreck.

 

 


 

 

30437 - 18 DECEMBER 1917

 

Admiralty, 19th December, 1917.

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to Officers and Men for services in action with enemy submarines:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Philip Esmonde Phillips, R.N.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Geoffrey Robert Sladen Watkins, D.S.O., R.N.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut. Henry Neville Lake, R.N.

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

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

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

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

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

Gnr. Henry Samuel Randall, R.N.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross,

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

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

 

To receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Gross.

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

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Act. Air Mech., 1st Gr., Edgar Hector Clarke,. O.N. F17921.

A.B. Luke Dunlea, O.N. 214506 (Dev.).

E.R.A., 4th Cl., Kenneth Westbrook Douglas, O.N. M797 (Po.).

P.O. John William Lee, O.N. 194719 (Ch.).

P.O., 1st Cl., Frederick Edward Mingay, O.N. 233749 (Ch.).

C.P.O. William Francis Phillips, O.N. 148241 (Po.).

C.E.R.A., 2nd. Cl., William John Quick O.N.268549 (Dev.).

Sto. P.O. Ernest Smith O.N. 307406 (Po.).

Ldg. Sea. Alec Charles Townsin, O.N J20262 (Ch.).

P.O. Stephen James Watson, O.N. 238347 (Ch.).

 

The following Officers and Men have been mentioned in Despatches:

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles Harold Jones, D.S.O., R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Reginald Vincent Peel, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut. Archibald John Moss, R.N.R.

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

Flt. Lieut. James Lindsay Gordon, R.N.A.S.

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

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Cecil John Clayton, R.N.A.S.

Obs. Sub-Lieut. Kenneth George Coles, R.N.A.S.

Act. Sub-Lieut. Benjamin Evans, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Art. Engr. Albert Henry Benfield, R.N.

Act. Gnr. Jabez George Lake, R.N.

Skpr. Stanley James Johnson, R.N.R. 1239 S.A.

Ldg. Mech. Sydney Francis Anderson, D.S.M., O.N. F12676.

P.O., 1st Cl., Bertram Wabon Brett, O.N. 193486 (Ch.).

P.O. Robert John Brown, D.S.M., O.N. 222552 (Po.).

Air Mech., 2nd Gr., Henry Martineau Davies, D.S.M., O.N. F20254.

Act. Sto. P.O. James William Alfred Formoy, O.N. K2664 (Ch.).

E.R.A., 1st Cl., James Bang Lawrie, D.S.M., O.N. 270036 (Ch.).

Ldg. Teleg. Gordon Hugh Leamon, O.N. J2025 (Ch.).

Ldg. Sea. Edwin Gerard Viner, O.N.214541 (Dev.).

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Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following decorations and medals to Officers and Men of the Royal Naval Air Service:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

Flt. Lieut. (act. Flt. Cdr.) Joseph Stewart Temple Fall, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. In recognition of the conspicuous courage displayed by him in attacking enemy aircraft in superior numbers on many occasions. On the 15th October, 1917, he attacked an enemy machine from in front at very close range, at times within twenty-five yards. He then turned sharply and attacked from behind, sending the enemy machine down spinning on its back and emitting great volumes of black smoke.

 

Flt. Lieut. Harold Thomas Mellings, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For the great skill, judgment and dash displayed by him off Mudros on the 30th September, 1917, in a successful attack on three enemy seaplanes, two of which were brought down in the sea.

 

To receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross.

Flt. Lieut, (act. Flt. Cdr.) Joseph Stewart Temple Fall, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the 12th and 13th November, 1917, when he had successful engagements with three enemy machines. He has always shown great courage and gallantry in the face of the enemy, and maintained a high record of achievement, having destroyed many enemy machines.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal,

Ldg. Mech. Sydney Herbert Pinchen, O.N. F2932.

Act. Air Mech., 1st Gr., George Smith, O.N. F4430.

 

The following Officer has been mentioned in despatches:

Flt. Sub-Lieut, (now Flt. Lieut.) Philip Kenning Fowler, R.N.A.S.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the following Decoration and Medals to the undermentioned Officer and men:

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Gnr. Mark Methuen, R.N. During the combined naval and military operations in the neighbourhood of Lindi, East Africa, on the 10th and 11th June, 1917, the ship in which Mr. Methuen was serving was hit by an enemy 4.1 shell. Hearing that a fire had been started, he immediately proceeded aft and descended to the after flat, which was full of fumes and smoke, to investigate the course of the fire and to take the necessary steps to extinguish it. Whilst carrying out this task he was exposed to the effects of the shell gas, as a result of which he had to be placed on the sick list. His coolness and judgment prevented the fire from spreading.

 

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

 

A.B. Harry Johns, O.N. 183788 (R.F.R. Dev./B3019). For conspicuous gallantry during the combined naval and military operations in the neighbourhood of Lindi, East Africa, on the 10th and 11th June, 1917. He showed exemplary conduct in at once going below into the after flat, when the ship was hit by an enemy 4.1 shell, in order to assist in extinguishing the fire, and by his coolness and judgment prevented the fire from spreading.

 

Ldg. Sto. James Leach, O.N. K11874 (Po.). For conspicuous gallantry during the combined naval and military operations in the neighbourhood of Lindi, East Africa, on tho 10th and 11th June, 1917. Though wounded in two places in the legs, he showed exemplary conduct in continuing to stand by the engines (the engine-room artificer in charge having been killed) until ordered on deck for medical treatment.

 

Ldg. Sto. George Horrocks Pascall, O.N. 221595 (R.F.R. Dev./B4016). For conspicuous gallantry during the combined naval and military operations in the neighbourhood of Lindi, East Africa, on the 10th and 11th June, 1917. He showed exemplary conduct in at once going below into the after flat, when the ship was hit by an enemy 4.1 shell, in order to assist in extinguishing the fire, and by his coolness and judgment prevented the fire from spreading.

 

The following Officers have been mentioned in Despatches:

Lieut.-Cdr. Kenneth Cary Helyar, R.N.

Lieut. Richard Ivor Pulleyne, R.N.

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Honours for the Mercantile Marine.

 

The KING, has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of Honours, Decorations and Medals to the undermentioned Officers and men of the British Mercantile Marine, in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the War:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. George Badenoch Murray (Lieut., R.N.R.).

Ch. Offr. James Martin (Lieut., R.N.R.).

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Capt. John Begg. Capt. Robert Logan.

Capt. John Martin Parker.

Capt. Thomas Strike.

Capt. Charles Vermulen.

Ch. Offr. Alfred Henderson Moodie.

2nd Engr. James Laws Pennington.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

3rd Offr. John Douglas.

Carpenter W. H. McMillan.

Sea. John Thomas Anderson.

Sea. William Thomas Jennings.

Sea. John William Sinclair.

Sea. William George Sobey.

 

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

Capt. Archibald John Brewer.

Capt. Arthur Douse (killed).

Capt. George Cunnach Dusting.

Capt. Herbert Lugg.

Chief Officer James Crammond.

Chief Officer Joseph McMath.

Chief Engr. Oliver Henry Jelley, D.S.C.

Sea. James Cheyne.

Sea. Frederick Charles Doy.

Sea. Alfred Hartnett.

Sea. Donald McAngus.

Sea. Donald McLean.

Sea. Simon Patience, D.S.M.

Sea. John William Taylor.

Sea. William Williams.

Sea. Samuel Woolley.

 

 


 

 

30442 - 21 DECEMBER 1917

 

A MEMORABLE NON-NAVAL, GALLANTRY AWARD

 

Whitehall, December 17, 1917.

 

The KING has been pleased to award the Albert Medal to Doreen Ashburnham, aged 11 years, and Anthony Farrer, aged 8 years, residing at Cowichan Lake, Vancouver Island, in recognition of the great bravery displayed by the children in the following circumstances:

 

On the 23rd September, 1916, the two children left their homes at Cowichan Lake for the purpose of catching their ponies and, when about half a mile from home, they were attacked by a cougar. They were almost upon the animal before they saw it crouching in a path at a corner. The little girl was first attacked; the cougar sprang upon her, and she was knocked down with her face to the ground, the animal being on her back. The boy at once attacked the cougar with his fists and riding bridle, and drove the animal off the girl; it then attacked him, and his companion, getting to her feet, came to his rescue, fighting with her clenched hands and bridle, and even putting her arm into the cougar's mouth, to try to prevent it from biting Anthony. She succeeded in getting it off the boy, and it stood on its hindquarters and fought with her, but evidently it was disturbed by some sound, for presently it slunk away and ran under a log, where it was afterwards killed. The children, though both badly injured, were able to make their way home. The cougar measured over 7 feet from nose to tip of tail.

 

 


 

 

30446 - 25 DECEMBER 1917

 

Admiralty, 23rd December, 1917.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to confer the R.N.R. Officer's Decoration upon Lieutenant-Commander Charles E. Browne, R.N.R.

 

 


 

 

30450 - 28 DECEMBER 1917

 

(included in Army lists)

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to approve of the undermentioned rewards for distinguished service in the Field. Dated 1st Jan. 1918 -

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

T./Maj. (A./Lt.-Col) Cresswell John Eyres, R.G.A (late Rear-Admiral, ret., R.N.)

Maj. Maurice Christian Festing, R.M L I.

Wing Comdr. Frederick Crosby Halahan,  M.V.O., R.N.A.S.

Lt.-Comdr. Edward N Groves Morris, R.N.V.R., attd R.N.A.S.

T./Capt (A./Maj.) Robert Charles Stuart Morrison-Scott, R.M.A.

Lt. Oliver G. G. Villiers, R.N.V.R, attd. R.N.A.S. 

 

Awarded the Military Cross.

Lt. Leonard William Barber, R.N.V.R.

T./Sub-Lt. John Hulme Bessell, R.N.V.R.

T./Sub-Lt. Leonard Anderson Blackhall,, R.N.V.R

Lt (T./Capt.) Thomas Henry Burton, R.M L.I.

T /Lt John Coote, R.N.V.R.

Sub.-Lt. (A./Lt.) Richard Donaldson, R.N.V.R.

Sub.-Lt. (A./Lt.) Charles James Eddolls, R.N.V.R.

Lt. (A./Lt.-Cdr.) Sidney Howard Fish, R.N.V.R.

T./Sub. Lt Lionel George Mitchelmore, R.N.V R.

T /Qr.-Mr and Hon. Lt. John Grant Murray, R.M., attd. Fd Amb 

 

Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal

K.X. 173 P.O. J. Allan, R.N.V.R. (Annitsford). 

L5/3122 P O. (A./Chief P O.) H. J. Simon, R.N.V.R. (Hurst, Bixley)   

B.9632 A. /Sjt. E. C. Tye,  R.M.A., attd. S. Afr. Arty.

 

His Majesty The KING (is) pleased to approve of the award of the Meritorious Service Medal to the undermentioned Warrant Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and Men, in recognition of valuable services rendered with the Armies in the Field during the present war:

Deal/4514 (S) Condr. L. A. Blake, R. Marines (South Shields). 

R.M.A./3279 Cpl./Sjt C J Miller, R.M.A. (Portsmouth). 

T/Z/1571 P.O W. Punton, R.N V.R (Pelaw-on-Tyne). 

Lond. 9/2963 1st Writer L. E. Sharp, R.N.V.R. (Brixton)

Ply./13600 Cpl. (A /Sjt) A. J. Spry, R.M.L.I. (Landulpa) 

 

 


 

 

30451 - 28 DECEMBER 1917

 

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood,

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, in recognition of the services of the undermentioned Officers during the War.

 

To be Additional Members of the Military Division of the Second Class, or Knights Commanders, of the said Most Honourable Order:

Vice-Admiral Sir Cecil Fiennes Thursby, K.C.M.G.

Rear-Admiral Alexander Ludovic Duff, C.B.

Colonel (Temporary Major-General) David Mercer, C.B,, R.M.L.I.

 

To be Additional Members Of the Civil Division of the Second Class, or Knights Commanders, of the said Most Honourable Order:

Surgeon-General William Henry Norman, C.B., R.N.

Engineer Vice-Admiral George Goodwin Goodwin, C.B.

Surgeon-General George Lenthal Cheatle, C.B., CV.O., F.R.C.S., RN.

Paymaster-in-Chief John Henry George Chapple, C.B., C.V.O., R.N.

 

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

Rear-Admiral Thomas Dawson Lees Sheppard, M.V.O.

Rear-Admiral James Andrew Fergusson,

Rear-Admiral Allen Thomas Hunt, C.S.I.

Rear-Admiral Vivian Henry Gerald Bernard.

Rear-Admiral Edmund Hyde Parker.

Captain George Holmes Borrett, R.N., A.D.C.

Captain George Henry Baird, R.N.

Captain Edward Reeves, R.N

Captain Thomas Drummond Pratt, R.N.

Captain William Wordsworth Fisher, M.V.O., R.N.

Captain Robert Nesham Bax, R.N.

Captain William Henry Dudley Boyle, R.N.

 

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

Rear-Admiral the Honourable Edward Stafford Fitzherbert.

Surgeon-General Arthur Edmunds, F.R.C.S., R.N.

Surgeon-General William Wenmoth Pryn, RN.

Surgeon-General James Lawrence Smith, M.V.O, R.N.

Engineer Rear-Admiral William Frederick Pamphlett.

Engineer Rear-Admiral Edouard Gaudin.

Captain Sir Douglas Egremont Robert Brownrigg, Bart., R.N. (Commodore, 2nd Class).

Colonel Commandant (Temporary Brigadier-General) Charles Ernest Curtoys, R.M.L.I.

Captain Stanley Talbot Dean-Pitt, R.N.

Captain Frank Osborne Creagh-Osborne, R.N.

Deputy Surgeon-General Daniel Joseph Patrick McNabb, R.N.

Paymaster-in-Chief James Bramble, R.N.

Colonel Charles Grisborne Brittan, R M.L.I.

Engineer Captain Robert Bland Dixon, R.N.

Frederick William Kite, Esq., M.I.C.E.

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Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

 

 The KING (is) pleased to give Orders for the following appointments to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, in recognition of the Services of the undermentioned gentlemen during the War

 

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

(including)

Basil Alfred Kemball-Cook, Esq., Admiralty

Mark Manley Waller, Esq, Director of Stores, Admiralty 

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Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George,

 

The KING (is) pleased to give directions for the following promotion in and appointments to the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, in recognition of valuable services rendered during the War:

 

To be Additional Members of the Second class, or Knights Commanders of the said Most Distinguished Order:

Vice-Admiral Frederick Charles Tudor Tudor, C.B.

Rear-Admiral Edward Francis Benedict Charlton, C.B.

Rear-Admiral Sir Osmond De Beauvoir Brock, K.C.V.O., C.B., C.M.G.

Rear-Admiral Richard Fortescue Phillimore, C.B., M.V.O.

 

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

Captain Henry George Glas Sandeman, R.N (Commodore, 2nd Class).

Captain James William Combe, R.N.

Captain George Bingham Powell, R.N.

Captain Frederic Godfrey Bird, R.N, D.S.O.

Captain David Murray Anderson, R.N., M.V.O.

Captain Percy Molyneux Rawson Royds, R.N.

Captain Charles Samuel Wills, R.N., D.S.O.

Captain Charles Laverock Lambe, R.N., D.S.O.

Engineer Captain Archie Russell Emdin, R.N

Commander (Acting Captain) Harold Escombe, R.N.

Commander (Acting Captain) Donald John Munro, R.N.

Commander (Acting Captain) Fitzmaurice Acton, R.N.

Commander (Acting Captain) Ferdinand Halford Elderton, R.N., D.S.O.

Commander (Acting Captain) Archibald Cochrane, R.N.

Fleet-Paymaster Charles Edward Allen Woolley, R.N.

Fleet-Paymaster Tom Seaman, R.N.

Fleet-Paymaster Charles Henry Rowe, R.N.

Fleet-Paymaster Charles Ernest Batt, R.N.

Fleet-Surgeon Edward Henry Meaden, R.N.

Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Doveton Bridges, R.M.L.I.

Major Henry Cleeve Benett, R.M.L.I.

Lieutenant-Commander (Acting Commander) David George Hogarth, R.N.V.R.

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Chancery of the Royal Victorian Order.

 

The KING (is) pleased to make the following promotions in and appointments to the Royal Victorian Order:

(including)

To be Members of the Fourth Class

Staff Surgeon Louis Greig, Royal Navy. (Dated 22nd December, 1917 )

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Admiralty, 1st January, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to give orders for the appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order, in recognition of their services in the prosecution of the war:

Vice-Adml. Evelyn Robert Le Marchant.

Rear-Adml. Reginald Arthur Allenby, M V.O

Rear-Adml. Cyril Everard Tower.

Rear-Adml Herbert Arthur Stevenson Fyler, C.B.

Wing Cdr. Peregrine Forbes Morant Fellowes, R.N.

Engr. Cdr. Mark Rundle, R.N.

Staff Payr. (Act Fleet Payr.) Hugh Miller, R.N.

Staff Surg. Henry Cooper, B.A., R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act Capt.) Charles Mahon Redhead, R.D., R.N.R

Flt. Cdr. Alexander Macdonald Shook, D.S.C, RN.A.S.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. (Act. Capt.) William Marshall, D.S.O., R.D., R.N.R.

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Admiralty, 1st January, 1918.

 

The KING (is) pleased to award the Royal Red Cross Decoration to the undermentioned ladies of Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service and Naval Nursing Service Reserve in recognition of their valuable services in connection with the war:

 

1st Class.

Miss Mary Constance Clark, Superintending Sister, Q.A.R.N.N.S.

 

2nd Class.

Miss Mabel Basden Smith, Nursing Sister, Q.A.R.N.N.S.

Miss Dorothy Henderson, Nursing Sister, Q.A.R.N.N.S.

Miss Ethel Madeline Gertrude Hirst, Nursing Sister, Q.A.R.N.N.S.

Miss Margaret Brand Paterson, Nursing Sister, Q.A.R.N.N.S.

Miss Marion S. Marshall, Nursing Sister, Q.A.R.N.N.S. Reserve.

Miss Jean P. Cullen, Nursing Sister, Q.A.R.N.N.S. Reserve.

Miss Christina McI. Dewar, Nursing Sister, Q.A.R.N.N.S. Reserve.

 
 

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