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ROYAL NAVY MEDALS - AWARDS of the DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER (DSO)

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INDEX

 

Gazette Edition in (brackets)

 

ABBAY, Ambrose Thomas Norman, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

ACHESON, Patrick George Edward Cavendish, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29264)

ACLAND, Hubert Guy Dyke, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

ACWORTH, Bernard, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30363)

ADAMS, Bryan Fullerton, Cdr, RN, DSO (31483)

ADAMS, Jamieson Boyd, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30732)

AGAR, Augustine Willington Shelton, Lt, RN, DSO (31638)

AGLIONBY, Charles Edward, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31248)

ALEXANDER, Frederick, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

ALEXANDER, Robert Love, Lt, RNR, DSO (30564)

ALISON, Roger Vincent, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

ALLEN, Charles Henry, Lt, RN, DSO (31303)

ALLENBY, Reginald Arthur, Rear-Adm, RN, DSO (30451)

ALLEYNE, John Meynell, Lt, RN, DSO (30870)

ALLSUP, Claud Finlinson, Cdr, RN, DSO (31236)

ANDERSON, Lionel John Garfit, Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

ANNESLEY, John Campbell, Lt, RN, DSO (30807)

ARBUTHNOT, Ernest K, Cdr, RN, DSO (30298)

ARBUTHNOT, Geoffry Schomberg, Cdr, RN, DSO (31413)

ARCHER, Hugh Edward Murray, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (29668)

ARMSTRONG, Matthew, Lt, RNR, DSO (29947)

ARNOLD, Harwood James, Flt Sub-Lt, RNAS, DSO (29395)

ASHTON, James, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30909)

ASHTON, William Richard, Staff Pay, RNR, DSO (30581)

ASQUITH, Arthur Holland, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30482)

ASQUITH, Arthur Melland, Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30023) (30188) (30651)   

ATKINSON, Edward Leicester, Surg, RN, DSO (30756)

 

BABINGTON, John Tremayne, Flt Cdr, RNAS, DSO (29024)

BACCHUS, Roy, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

BACK, Francis Leonard, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31683)

BACON, Sidney Kenrick, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (29255)

BADCOCK, Kenneth Edgar, Pay Cdr, RN, DSO (31413)

BAILEY, Sidney Robert, Cdr, RN, DSO (31274)

BAKER, Arthur Bannatyne Arnold, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30687)

BAKER, Henry, Eng Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30654)

BAMFORD, Edward, Capt, RMLI, DSO (29751)

BANNERMAN, Bertrand, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30363)

BARKER, Cecil, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (31413)

BARNE, Michael, Cdr, RN, DSO (31286)

BARNISH, Geoffrey Howard, Lt, RNR, DSO (30900)

BARR, Edwin Harold, Capt, RMA, DSO (29423)

BARRON, John Ouchterlony, Cdr, RN, DSO (31060)

BARROW, Benjamin Wingate, Cdr, RN, DSO (31262)

BARRY, Claud Bartrington, Lt, RN, DSO (30756)

BARRY, Oswald Charles Merriman, Cdr, RN, DSO (30723)

BATE, Claude Lindesay, Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

BEAK, Daniel Marcus William, Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30813)

BEATON, William Donald, Lt, RNR, DSO (30147)

BEATTIE, Kenneth Adair, Cdr, RN, DSO (31248)

BECKE, Oliver Lawrence, Capt, RN, DSO (31811)

BELL, Bertram Charles, Flt Lt, RNAS, DSO (30029)

BELL, Charles Courtenay, Cdr, RN, DSO (31604)

BELT, Francis Walter, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30408)

BENN, Ion Hamilton, Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30194)

BENNETT, Harry Thring, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30756)

BENNETT, Thomas William, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30616)

BENNING, Charles Stuart, Cdr, RN, DSO (29799)

BENSON, Arthur Winnifred, Cdr, RN, DSO (30909)

BENSON, Cyril Herbert Gordon, Cdr, RN, DSO (30833) (31248) 

BENWELL, William Francis, Capt, RN, DSO (30111)

BERING, Claud Lacy Yea, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31191)

BERNAYS, Leopold Arthur, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30194)

BEST, Humphrey Willie, Cdr, RN, DSO (31182)

BEST, Matthew Robert, Capt, RN, DSO (29751) (30687)

BETTY, Arthur Kemmis, Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

BEVAN, George Parker, Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

BEVAN, Richard Hugh Loraine, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

BICKFORD, Bertram Raleigh, Staff Surg, RN, DSO (29751)

BICKFORD, William George Hastings, Cdr, RN, DSO (29436)

BIGSWORTH, Arthur Wellesley, Wing Cdr, RN, DSO (29292) (30316)

BILLYARD-LEAKE, Edward Whaley, Lt, RN, DSO (30807)

BINNEY, Thomas Hugh, Cdr, RN, DSO (31553)

BIRD, Frederic Godfrey, Capt, RN, DSO (29436)

BIRKETT, Miles Brock, Cdr, RN, DSO (30111)

BIRNIE, Harry Charles, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30536)

BLACKLIN, Richard William Broughton, Cdr, RNR, DSO (30616)

BLACKMAN, Charles Maurice, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31553)

BLACKWOOD, Maurice Baldwin Raymond, Cdr, RN, DSO (30386)

BLAKE, Cuthbert Patrick, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

BLAKE, Geoffrey, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

BLOUNT, George Ronald Beddard, Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

BLOUNT, Harold, Capt, RMA, DSO (29886)

BLUNT, William Frederick, Capt, RN, DSO (28948)

BODDAM-WHETHAM, Edye Kington, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30285)

BODDIE, Ronald Charles, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30807)

BODLEY, Edward Roland, Sub-Lt, RNR, DSO (31638)

BOISSIER, Martin Edward Scobell, Cdr, RN, DSO (31452)

BOLSTER, Thomas Charles Carpenter, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

BOND, Thomas Arthur, Lt, RANR, DSO (29434)

BONE, Reginald John, Lt, RN, DSO (29538)

BONHAM-CARTER, Stuart Sumner, Lt, RN, DSO (30807)

BOOTHBY, Evelyn Leonard Beridge, Cdr, RN, DSO (29668)

BOOTHBY, H, Lt, RNR, DSO (29076)

BORLAND, John McInnes, Cdr, RNR, DSO (30088)

BORTON, Arthur Drummond, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (29603)

BOUCHER, Maitland Walter Sabine, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31604)

BOURKE, Roland, Lt, RNVR, DSO (30807)

BOURNE, Alan George Barwys, Maj, RMA, DSO (30716)

BOWER, John Graham, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30979)

BOWHILL, Frederick William, Wing Cdr, RN, DSO (30536)

BOWLES, Guy Percival, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31248)

BOWRING, Humphrey Wykeham, Capt, RN, DSO (29436)

BOYLE, Patrick James, Cdr, RN, DSO (29374)

BRACKLEY, Herbert George, Flt Lt, RNAS, DSO (30147)

BRADBURY, William, Surg, RN, DSO (30756)

BRADLEY, William, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30153)

BRADSHAW, George Fagan, Lt, RN, DSO (30066)

BRAMBLE, Frank George, Cdr, RN, DSO (31638)

BREMNER, William Hamilton, Lt, RN, DSO (31811)

BRENT, Ernest Cyril, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

BRIDGEMAN, Richard Orlando Beaconsfield, Cdr, RN, DSO (29668)

BRIDGES, Henry Dalrymple, Cdr, RN, DSO (29668)

BRIGGS, Edward Featherstone, Sqdn Cdr, RNAS, DSO (29024)

BRIGGS, Herbert Gerald, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

BROADLEY, Edward Osborne, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

BROMET, Geoffrey Rhodes, Sqn-Cdr, RN, DSO (30066)

BROMLEY, Frederick William, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30285)

BROOK, James Kenneth, Lt, RNR, DSO (31236)

BROOKE, Basil Richard, Cdr, RN, DSO (30159) (31748) 

BROOKE, Edward, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30833)

BROOKS, Arthur William, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31413)

BROOKS, Cecil, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30616)

BROOKS, Reginald Alexander Dallas, Lt, RMA, DSO (30807)

BROUNGER, Kenneth, Cdr, RN, DSO (31360)

BROUNGER, Thomas Maclean, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31413)

BROWN, James Hardy, Sub-Lt, RNVR, DSO (30064) (30188) 

BROWN, Richard John, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31236)

BROWNRIGG, Henry John Studholme, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

BRUCE, Alan Cameron, Capt, RN, DSO (30088)

BRUCE, Kenneth Mervyn, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29423)

BRUCE-GARDYNE, Evan, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30194)

BUCHANAN, Robert James, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31303)

BUCKLAND, Arthur Edgar, Lt, RN, DSO (31182)

BUCKLE, Archibald Walter, Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30555) (30813) (30845) (31119) (31219) (31583)

BULLER, Francis Alexander Waddilove, Cdr, RN, DSO (30111)

BURLEIGH, Cecil Willis, Cdr, RNR, DSO (30909)

BURY, William Archibald, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (30870)

BUSH, Athelstan Paul, Lt, RN, DSO (31452)

BUTLER, Charles Henry, Sqdn Cdr, RNAS, DSO (30194) (30227)

BUTLER, Vernon Saumarez, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

BUTT, Percy Lovel, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31354)

BUXTON, Bernard, Cdr, RN, DSO (30298)

 

CALVERT, Thomas Frederick Parker, Cdr, RN, DSO (31191)

CAMERON, Gordon McLeod, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31038)

CAMPBELL, Alexander V, Capt, RN, DSO (30015)

CAMPBELL, George Duncan, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

CAMPBELL, Gordon, Capt, RN, DSO (29603) (30194) (30363) 

CAMPBELL, Harold George, Lt, RN, DSO (30807)

CAMPBELL, Leveson Granville Byron Alexander, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

CAMPBELL, Victor Lindsey Arbuthnot, Cdr, RN, DSO (29180) (30147) 

CARMICHAEL, John, Eng Cdr, RNR, DSO (29423)

CARRINGTON, John Walsh, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

CARTWRIGHT, Francis John Winsor, Maj, RMLI, DSO (29940)

CARVER, Edmund Clifton, Capt, RN, DSO (30111)

CARY, Hon Byron Plantagenet, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30363)

CASEMENT, John, Cdr, RN, DSO (31360)

CAVE-BROWN-CAVE, Henry Meyrick, Wing Cdr, RN, DSO (30654)

CAYLEY, Harry (or Henry) Francis, Cdr, RN, DSO (30153) (31182)

CHAMPION, John Pelham, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

CHANCE, George Harold de Peyster, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

CHAPPELL, Lionel Sheard, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (31483)

CHARLES, Frank Watkin, Lt, RNR, DSO (30066)

CHARSLEY, Frederick Gascoigne, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31638)

CHATER, Arthur Reginald, Capt, RMLI, DSO (30807)

CHEETHAM, Herbert Charles Valentine Beresford, Cdr, RNR, DSO (29886)

CHICHESTER, Cecil George, Cdr, RN, DSO (30654)

CHISHOLM-BATTEN, Alexander William, Adm, (Capt, RNR), DSO (30111)

CLARK, James Lenox Conyngham, Cdr, RN, DSO (29507) (31811)

CLARKE, Arthur Calvert, Vice-Adm, (Capt, RNR), DSO (30111)

CLARKE, Henry Cecil Courtney, Lt, RN, DSO (31038)

CLARKE, Joseph , Lt, RNVR, DSO (31119)

CLARKE, William Howard, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29736)

CLARK-HALL, Robert Hamilton, Wing Capt, RN, DSO (30654)

CLUTTERBUCK, Francis Alexander, Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

CLUTTERBUCK, Noel Stanley, Maj, RMLI, DSO (30813)

COATES, Francis George Crawshay, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

COATES, William Herbert, Cdr, RNR, DSO (30088)

COCHRANE, Archibald Douglas, Cdr, RN, DSO (29292) (31638)

COCHRANE, Morris Edward, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29668)

COCKRELL, Leonard C, Lt, RNR, DSO (30153)

COKE, Anthony Launcelot Henry Dean, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31038)

COLES, Gordon Alston, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

COLLARD, Bernard St George, Capt, RN, DSO (30654)

COLLET, Charles Herbert, Lt, RMA, DSO (28948)

COLLISHAW, Raymond, Lt, RAF (late RNAS), DSO (30227) (30913)

COLVILE, Mansell Brabazon Fiennes, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31286)

COMPTON, Walter Burdge, Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

COODE, Charles Penrose Rushton, Capt, RN, DSO (29423)

COOKE, Theodore Frederic Vernon, Lt, RMLI, DSO (30807)

COOKSON, Edgar Christopher, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29292)

COOMBER, Thomas George, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (31421)
COOMBS, Henry Maurice, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30732)

COOPER, Henry, Staff Surg, RN, DSO (30451)

COOPER, Vincent Morse, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30363)

COOPER-KEY, Astley Dundas Cooper, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

CORBETT, Robert Gwynne, Capt, RN, DSO (29635)

CORSAR, John Kirk, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

COURTNEY, Christopher Lloyd, Wing Cdr, RNAS, DSO (30408)

COWAN, Charles Frederic Roy, Cdr, RN, DSO (31099)

COX, Bernard Thomas, Lt, RNR, DSO (29264)

CRABBE, Lewis Gonne Eyre, Cdr, RN, DSO (31236)

CRAMPTON, Denis Burke, Capt, RN, DSO (29668)

CRAVEN, Francis Worthington, Lt, RN, DSO (31236)

CREAGH, James Vandeleur, Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

CROCKER, Cecil James, Cdr, RN, DSO (31191)

CROMIE, Francis Newton Allen, Cdr, RN, DSO (29603)

CRUTCHLEY, Arthur Felton, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31286)

CULL, John Tulloch, Flt Cdr, RNAS, DSO (29395)

CUMING, Robert, Sub-Lt, RNVR, DSO (30363)

CUMING, Robert Stevenson, Capt., R.N.R. (30159)

CUNNINGHAM, Andrew Browne, Capt, RN, DSO (29507) (31191) (31811)

CURREY, Hugh Schomberg, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

CURTEIS, Robert Woodward Sutton, Cdr, RNR, DSO (31748)

CURTIS, Berwick, Capt, RN, DSO (30088) (30316) 

CUSTANCE, Frederick Hume Musgrave, Cdr, RNR, DSO (30153)

 

DACRE, George Bentley, Flt Lt, RN, DSO (29374)

DALBIAC, John Henry, Lt, RMA, DSO (29635)

DALGETY, Robert William, Cdr, RN, DSO (30159)

DALLAS, Roderic Stanley, Sqdn Cdr, RNAS, DSO (30654)

DAMMERS, Charles Montagu, Cdr, RN, DSO (31604)

DANIEL, Henry Martin, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

DANNREUTHER, Hubert Edward, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

DARKE, Reginald Burnard, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30979)

DARWALL, Robert Henry, Maj, RM, DSO (29886)

DARWALL, William Henry, Cdr, RN, DSO (30616)

DAVIDSON, Alexander Percy, Capt, RN, DSO (29507)

DAVIES, Edward Vaughan, Lt, RNR, DSO (29997)

DAVIES, Richard Bell, Sqdn Cdr, RNAS, DSO (29123)

DAVIES, Thomas George Rees, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (31413)

DAWES, Hugh Campbell Frederick, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (31811)

DAWSON, Francis Evelyn Massy, Capt, RN, DSO (30159)

DAY, Selwyn Mitchell, Cdr, RNR, DSO (30147)

DAYRELL-REED, Archibald, Lt, RNR, DSO (30870)

DE BURGH, Charles, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30363)

DE BURGH, Hubert Henry, Cdr, RN, DSO (30285)

DE KANTZOW, Arthur Henry, Cdr, RN, DSO (30616)

DENISON, Conyngham Charles, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31286)

DENISON, John, Adm, (Capt, RNR), DSO (30111)
DENNE, Cecil Hugh de, Pay Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31421)
DENNISTOUN, George Hamilton, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29487)

DENNY, Herbert Maynard, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30909)

DICKINSON, Cecil Courtenay, Lt, RN, DSO (30807)

DICKINSON, Richard Sebastian Willoughby, Flt Sub-Lt, RNAS, DSO (29635)

DIGBY, Frank Thomas, Flt Cdr, RNAS, DSO (30654)

DILLON, Stafford Harry, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30909)

DIX, Charles Cabry, Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

DIXON, Elias Stephenson, Ch Eng, RNR, DSO (29255)

DOBSON, Claude Congreve, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29292)

DOBSON, John Greenlaw, Surg Lt, RN, DSO (31063)

DOLPHIN, Edgar Hippisley, Lt, RN, DSO (30536)

DONALDSON, Herbert, Sub-Lt, RNVR, DSO (30555) (30845)

DORLING, Henry Taprell, Cdr, RN, DSO (30909)

DORMAN, Thomas Stephen Lewis, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29736)

DOWN, Richard Thornton, Cdr, RN, DSO (31286)

D'OYLY-HUGHES, Guy, Lt, RN, DSO (29320) (30900) 

DRENNAN, Henry Dennis, Surg Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31099)

DUFF-DUNBAR, Kenneth James, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29434)

 

EARDLEY-WILMOT, Trevor, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30687)

EDMONDS, Charles Humphrey Kingsman, Lt, RN, DSO (29076)

EDWARDS, Cyril, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30564)

EDWARDS, Edwin Harold, Capt, RN, DSO (30088)

EDWARDS, Harrington Douty, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29255)

EDWARDS, Hugh, Capt, RN, DSO (29255)

EDWARDS, Patrick Harrington, Lt-Col (Sec from RNVR, Cdr), DSO (31354) (31764)

EGERTON, William Markham, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (29736)

EGERTON, Wion de Malpas, Cdr, RN, DSO (30111)

ELLIOT, Bertram Nowell, Capt, RMLI, DSO (29374)

ELLIS, Bernard Henry, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (29921)

ENGLAND, Richard Bruce, Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

EVANS, Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell, Cdr, RN, DSO (30061)

EVANS, Evan, Capt, MN (Lt, RNR), DSO (30616)

EVANS, William Powlett, Lt, RNR, DSO (30616)

EYERS, Frank, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (29603)

EYRE, Ralph Vincent, Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

EYRES, Cresswell John, Maj, RGA (late Rear-Adm, ret, RN), DSO (30450)

 

FAIRWEATHER, Herbert, Maj, RE (Lt-Cdr, RNR), DSO (30514)

FARQUHARSON, John Phelips, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31060)

FAWSSETT, Arthur Charles, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31638)

FELLOWES, Peregrine Forbes Morant, Wing Cdr, RN, DSO (30451)

FERRAND, James Brian Patrick, Flt Sub-Lt, RN, DSO (29423)

FESTING, Maurice Christian, Maj, RMLI, DSO (30450)

FINLAYSON, Henry William, Fleet Surg, RN, DSO (29751)

FINNIS, Frederick Cobb, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30687)

FISHER, Leslie Drew, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29886) (31248)

FISHER, Philip Sidney, Flt Cdr, RNAS, DSO (30386)

FITZMAURICE, Raymond, Cdr, RN, DSO (29423)

FLEMING, Aloysius Francis, Staff Surg, RN, DSO (29736)

FLETCHER, Edward Keeling, Maj, RMLI, DSO (30813)

FLORENCE, William Alexander, Lt, RNR, DSO (30536)

FORBES, Arthur Walter, Lt, RN, DSO (30088)

FORBES, Charles Morton, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

FORBES, Wyndham, Cdr, RN, DSO (30616)

FORSTER, Alfred Leonard, Capt, RMA, DSO (29286)

FORTIER, Richard Loftus, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (31604)

FOSTER, Richard Foster Carter, Maj, RMA, DSO (30716)

FRANK, Frederick Augustus, Lt, RNR, DSO (30029)

FRANKLIN, Cyril Prescott, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30159)

FRASER, George, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

FRASER, John Stewart Gordon, Cdr, RN, DSO (30194) FRASER, Ronald Mountstevens, Cdr, RN, DSO (31421)
FREMANTLE, Charles Albert, Cdr, RN, DSO (31060)

FRENCH, Arthur Harwood, Maj, RMLI, DSO (29024)

FREYBERG, Bernard Cecil, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (29180)

FULLER, Cyril Thomas Moulden, Capt, RN, DSO (29687)

FULLERTON, Eric John Arthur, Capt, RN, DSO (29395)

FUNNELL, Harry Ernest, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30111)

FYLER, Herbert Arthur Stevenson, Rear-Adm, RN, DSO (30451)

 

GAIMES, John Austin, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30756)

GALPIN, Christopher John, Flt Lt, RNAS, DSO (30147)

GELL, William Hope, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31413)

GEORGE, Benjamin William, Capt, MN (Lt, RNR), DSO (30363)

GERRARD, Eugene Louis, Capt, RM, DSO (29635)

GERVERS, Charles Tiedmann, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31099)

GIBB, Alfred Spencer, Cdr, RNR, DSO (29668)

GIBBS, George Louis Downall, Cdr, RN, DSO (29680)

GIFFARD, Frederic, Cdr, RN, DSO (31099)

GILBERTSON, George Noel, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31604)

GILES, Alfred Edward Boscawen, Sub-Lt, RN, DSO (29264)

GILLESPIE, Edward, Capt, RMLI, DSO (29530)

GLEN, Graham Cunningham, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30159)

GLENCROSS, John Buller, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30363)

GOBLE, Stanley James, Flt Lt, RNAS, DSO (29947)

GODDARD, Philip Leslie, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30756)

GODFREY, Harry Rowlandson, Capt, RN, DSO (29507)

GODSAL, Alfred Edmund, Cdr, RN, DSO (30807)

GODWIN, Claud Herbert, Lt, RN, DSO (29264)

GOFF, Reginald Stannus, Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

GOLDSMITH, Malcolm Lennon, Capt, RN, DSO (30111) (31683)

GOODHART, Francis Herbert Heaveningham, Cdr, RN, DSO (29603)

GOODWIN, Frank Rheuben, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (30258)

GOOLDEN, Cyril, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31099)

GORDON, Alastair, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30687)

GORDON, Robert, Sqdn Cdr, RNAS, DSO (29395)

GORE-LANGTON, Evelyn Arthur Grenville, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30536)

GORE-LANGTON, Hubert Edwin, Cdr, RN, DSO (30909)

GOW, Russell William, Obs Lt, RNAS, DSO (30408)

GRAHAM, Charles Walter, Flt Sub-Lt, RN, DSO (29487)

GRAHAM, Ronald, Flt Cdr, RNAS, DSO (30386)

GRAHAM-WATSON, Claude Boothby, Lt, RN, DSO (31811)

GRATTAN, Ernest Loftus Colley, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

GRAY, Colin John, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

GRAY, Frederick William, Lt, RNR, DSO (30386)

GREEN, Edward Clarke, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (31236)

GREEN, Sebald Walter Bluett, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31063)

GREENHILL, Joseph William, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30687)

GREGORY, George, Cdr, RNR, DSO (31191)

GRENFELL, Francis Henry, Cdr, RN, DSO (29886)

GRENFELL, Francis Henry, Cdr, RN, DSO (29997)

GREY, Spenser Douglas Adair, Sqdn Cdr, RN, DSO (28948)

GRIEVE, Edward Leonard, Cdr, RN, DSO (31638)

GRIFFITHS, Cyril Verity, Surg Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31060)

GROHMAN, Harold Tom Baillie, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30635)

GROVES, Robert Marsland, Cdr, RN, DSO (29635)

GUY, Basil John Douglas, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

GUY, Kenneth Allan Ferrers, Cdr, RN, DSO (31638)

 

HALAHAN, Frederick Crosby, Wing Cdr, RNAS, DSO (30450)

HALAHAN, Henry Crosby, Cdr, RN, DSO (29374)

HALLETT, John Ignatius, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30258)

HALLIFAX, Oswald Ernest, Lt, RN, DSO (30386)

HALLILEY, Alan Kerr McClintock, Lt, RN, DSO (31604)

HALLOWELL-CAREW, Robert Raymond, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31360)

HALLWRIGHT, William Wybrow, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30066)

HAMBLY, Andrew, Cdr, RN, DSO (30616)

HAMILTON, Alexander Gibson, Cdr, RN, DSO (30635)

HAMILTON, Louis Henry Keppel, Lt, RN, DSO (29307)

HAMMOND-CHAMBERS, Robert Herbert Borgnis, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30654)

HAMOND, Robert Gerald, Capt, RN, DSO (30564) (31811)

HANAN, Francis William, Cdr, RN, DSO (30029)

HANCOCK, Reginald Lionel, Cdr, RN, DSO (29680)

HANNING-LEE, Vaughan Alexander Edward, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31191)

HARBORD, Eric Walter, Cdr, RN, DSO (30159)

HARDEN, George Elliott, Lt, RN, DSO (29799)

HARDY, Henry Noel Marryat, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

HARMAR, Charles D'Oyly, Maj, RMLI, DSO (29997)

HAROLD, Austin Edward, Cdr, RIM, DSO (29876)

HARRIS, Joseph Orlando, Sub-Lt, RNVR, DSO (31119)

HARRIS, Walter Kilroy, Lt, RNVR, DSO (30555) (30845) 

HARRISON, Francis Charles, Lt, RN, DSO (30066) (30807)

HARRISON, Geoffrey Barnett, Lt-Col, RM, DSO (29886)

HARRISON, Julian, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

HARRISON, Richard, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (31638)

HARRIS-ST JOHN, Raymond Jocelyn, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

HARTFORD, George Bibby, Cdr, RN, DSO (30936)

HARTNOLL, Henry James, Lt, RN, DSO (30616)

HASELFOOT, Francis Edmund Blechynden, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31191)

HATCHER, James Olden, Cdr, RN, DSO (29668)

HAWKINS, Ernest Mortimer, Lt, RNR, DSO (29997)

HAYES, Bertram Fox, Capt, RNR, DSO (30756)

HEARD, Hugh Lindsay Patrick, Capt, RN, DSO (29255)

HEATHCOTE, Arthur Napier, Capt, RN, DSO (30723)

HEATON, Gervase William Heaton, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29423)

HEATON, Gervase William Heaton (sic), Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30732)

HELYAR, Kenneth Cary, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30807)

HELYAR, Percy John, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

HENDERSON, Frank Hannan, Vice-Adm, RN, DSO (30723)

HENDERSON, Oscar, Lt, RN, DSO (30807)

HENSMAN, Melvill, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31413)

HERBERT, Godfrey, Cdr, RN, DSO (29292) (31483)

HEREFORD, Francis Robert, Lt, RNR, DSO (30194)

HEWETT, George Osborne, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31303)

HIBBERT, Hugh Thomas, Rear-Adm, RN, DSO (30723)

HICKMAN, Charlie Steward, Cdr, RIM, DSO (29550)

HIGGINS, Henry Gray, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30408)

HIGGINSON, Archibald Bertram Watson, Cdr, RN, DSO (30153)

HILL, Frederick G E, Surg, RN, DSO (30298)

HILL, Sidney Arthur Geary, Cdr, RN, DSO (30732)

HINDMARSH, John Dalglash, Lieut, RNR, DSO (31638)

HINE, Alfred Gordon, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31191)

HOARE, Keith Robin, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30807) (30870)

HOBBS, Basil Deacon, Flt Lt, RNAS, DSO (30194)

HODGE, John Mackey, Pay Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

HODGSON, John Coombe, Cdr, RN, DSO (29886)

HODSON, Gerald Lord, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29499)

HOLMES, James McAlister, Staff Surg, RN, DSO (29751)

HOLT, Reginald Vesey, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30194)

HOMAN, Edwin Anderson, Cdr, RN, DSO (31398)

HOME, Richard, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

HOOD, Basil Frederick, Asst Pay, RN, DSO (29507)

HOPE, Herbert Willis Webley, Capt, RN, DSO (31236)

HORNELL, Robert Arthur, Capt, RN, DSO (30564)

HORTON, Max Kennedy, Cdr, RN, DSO (28948) (30363) (31811)

HOWARD, William Vansittart, Capt, RN, DSO (29668)

HOWELL-PRICE, John, Lt, RNR, DSO (30807)

HUGHES, Robert Herbert Wilfrid, Cdr, RNR, DSO (29423)

HUNT, Robert Gregory Maze Durrant, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31499)

HUNT, Wilfrid Ward, Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

HUTCHINGS, John Fenwick, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31398)

HUTCHISON, Alexander Richard Hamilton, Lt-Col , RMLI, DSO (29940)

HUXHAM, Harold Hugh, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30285)

 

INGHAM, James Geoffry Penrose, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

INGLIS, Colin Stuart, Cdr, RN, DSO (31604)

IREMONGER, Harold William, Maj, RMA, DSO (31182)

IRVINE, George, Lt, RNR, DSO (30194)

ISGAR, Reginald Charles Dudley, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (31398)

 

JACKSON, William Lindsay, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30909)

JAMESON, Thomas Henry, Capt, RMLI, DSO (31811)

JANVRIN, Ralph Benest, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29264)

JEFFREY, Douglas George, Lt, RNR, DSO (30386)

JERRAM, Charles Frederic, Capt, RMLI, DSO (29886)

JERRAM, Rowland Christopher, Pay Lt, RN, DSO (31748)

JESSOP, John de Burgh, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29886)

JOHNSON, Bernard Leitch, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30363)

JOHNSON, Charles Duncan, Cdre, RN, DSO (29436)

JOHNSON, Cecil Harvey, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (31421)JOHNSON, Cyril Sheldon, Pay, RN, DSO (29751)

JOHNSON, Harry Cyril Rodney, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)
JOHNSON, Harry Herbert, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (31421)

JOHNSTONE, Andrew, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31638)

JONES, Charles Harold, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30147)

JONES, Gerald Norman, Lt, RNR, DSO (30066)

JONES, Ronald Laugton, Lt, RNR, DSO (29507)

JONES, Thomas Alban, Cdr, RNR, DSO (30723)

JORDAN, Walter, Eng Cdr, RNR, DSO (30029)

 

KEATE, Harry Alexander Dykes, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

KEIGHLY-PEACH, Charles William, Rear-Adm, RN, DSO (31099)

KELLY, Peter Burrows, Surg, RN, DSO (29264)

KELLY, William Henry, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30153)

KENNEDY, Michael Kavanagh Horsley, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30909)

KENNEDY-CRAUFURD-STUART, Charles, Lt-Col, RM, DSO (29358)

KERR, Charles Lester, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29211)

KEYES, Adrian St Vincent, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29264)

KEYES, Roger John Brownlow, Capt, RN, DSO (29608)

KILNER, Cecil Francis, Sqdn Cdr, RNAS, DSO (29076) (30316)

KINCH, Arthur Gordon, Lt, RIM, DSO (29876)

KING, Henry Douglas, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (29358)

KING, Philip Wilfred Sidney, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29997)

KING, Richard Matthew, Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

KING, William, Lt, RNVR, DSO (30227)

KING-HARMAN, Robert Douglas, Lt, RN, DSO (31748)

KIRBY, Richard Evan Williams, Cdr, RN, DSO (31286)

KIRKBY, Ernest Walter, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31191)

KITCHING, Henry Walton, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

KITSON, James Buller, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

KNOWLES, Charles Hinton, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31248)

KNOWLES, George Herbert, Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

 

LAKE, Henry Neville, Lt, RN, DSO (31182)

LAMBART, Lionel John Olive, Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

LAMBE, Charles Laverock, Capt, RN, DSO (30066)

LAMBERT, Robert Cathcart Kemble, Capt, RN, DSO (29603)

LAMOTTE, Harold de Gallye, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31604)

LAMPSON, Oliver Locker, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30723)

LANG, George Holbrow, Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

LANGFORD, Martyn Henry, Surg, RN, DSO (29264)

LARGE, Edwin Ryder, Capt, MN (Lt, RNR), DSO (30066)

LASHMORE, Harry, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (29264)

LAURENCE, Noel Frank, Cdr, RN, DSO (29487) (29886)

LAWFORD, Vincent Adrian, Fleet Pay, RN, DSO (29530)

LAWRIE, Edward McConnell Wyndham, Cdr, RN, DSO (31236)

LAWRIE, John, Lt, RNR, DSO (30227)

LAWS, Henry William, Lt, RNVR, DSO (29358)

LAYARD, Brownlow Villiers, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30979)

LAYTON, Geoffrey, Cdr, RN, DSO (30635)

LE MARCHANT, Evelyn Robert, Vice-Adm, RN, DSO (30451)

LE PAGE, George Wilfred, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30936)

LEAF, Henry Meredith, Capt, RM, DSO (29423)

LEAKE, Francis Martin, Capt, RN, DSO (30147)

LECKIE, Robert, Flt Cdr, RNAS, DSO (30687)

LECKY, Arthur Macaulay, Cdr, RN, DSO (31060)

LEDGARD, William Rimington, Capt, RMA, DSO (29886)

LEGGE, Humphry, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31421)

LEGGE, Montague George Bentinck, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

LEIGHTON, John Albert, Cdr, RNR, DSO (30732)

LEIR, Ernest William, Cdr, RN, DSO (29799)

LEITH, Lockhart, Capt, RN, DSO (30316)

LESTER, Arthur Ellis, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29264)

LEVESON-GOWER, William Spencer, Capt, RN, DSO (31236)

LIMPENNY, Charles John, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30635)

LITCHFIELD-SPEER, Frederick Shirley, Capt, RN, DSO (29608)

LITTLE, Robert Alexander, Flt Lt, RNAS, DSO (30227) (30285)

LITTLETON, Hugh Alexander, Lt, RNVR, DSO (30807)

LLOYD, Robin Wynell Mayow, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30408)

LOCKWOOD, Edward Marston, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (31370)

LOCKYER, Edmund Laurence Braithwaite, Cdr, RN, DSO (29024) (29997)

LONGHURST, Gerald Fortescue, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

LOUGH, Reginald Dawson Hopcraft, Capt, RMLI, DSO (29736)

LOVEGROVE, Alfred Victor Robertson, Cdr, RNR, DSO (31286)

LOVELESS, Leonard Samuel, Eng Lt, RNR, DSO (29997)

LOW, Ernest Edward, Eng Cdr, RNR, DSO (30936)

LUARD, Trant Bramston, Maj, RMLI, DSO (31191)

LUMSDEN, Frederick William, Lt-Col , RMA, DSO (29886) (30064 - 2 entries) (30643)

LYNE, Thomas James Spence, Cdr, RN, DSO (31060)

LYON, Francis Howard, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (31063)

LYONS, Algernon Edmund Penrice, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

LYSTER, Arthur Lumley St George, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31421)

 

MACCABE, John Francis, Lt, RNVR, DSO (30936)

MACCALLUM, Hugh, Capt, RIM, DSO (30188)

MACDONALD, Malcolm Henry Somerled, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

MACDONALD, William Balfour, Cdr, RN, DSO (31303)

MACKENZIE, Colin Roy, Flt Lt, RNAS, DSO (29799)

MACKINNON, Edmond Julius Gordon, Cdr, RN, DSO (31060)

MACKWORTH, Geoffrey, Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

MACLEAN, Alexander, Fleet Surg, RN, DSO (29751)

MACLEAN, Colin Kenneth, Capt, RN, DSO (30194)

MACMAHON, Maurice, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30111)

MACQUEEN, John Alexander, Lt, RNVR, DSO (31604)

MAGEE, William Edward Blackwood, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

MAGUIRE, Owen Hugh Knox, Cdr, RN, DSO (30316)

MAIN, Frank Morgan, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (29255)

MAITLAND, Edward Maitland, Wing Capt, RNAS, DSO (30194)

MALING, Frederick Maude, Capt, MN (Lt, RNR), DSO (30066) (30147)

MALONE, John Joseph, Flt Sub-Lt, RNAS, DSO (30088)

MANN, John, Eng Cdr, RNR, DSO (30316)

MARIX, Reginald Lennox George, Flt Lt, RN, DSO (28948)

MARK-WARDLAW, William Benrose, Lt, RN, DSO (31182)

MARSH, Bruce Cuneliffe, Lt, RIM, DSO (29876)

MARSHALL, William, Cdr, RNR, DSO (29668) (30451)

MARTELL, Albert Arthur Green, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

MARTIN, James, Ch Off, MN (Lt, RNR), DSO (30437)

MARX, John Locke, Capt, RNR, DSO (29997)

MASTER, Ernald Gilbert Hoskins, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

MATHER, James Hugh, Maj, RE (Lt-Cdr, RNVR), DSO (31745)

MATHESON, Charles George, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30066)

MAXWELL-SCOTT, Malcolm Raphael Joseph, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29947)

MAY, John, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30316)

MCBEAN, Russell Hamilton, Lt, RN, DSO (31638)

MCCLINTOCK, John William Leopold, Capt, RN, DSO (29507)

MCCOWEN, Randal Borough, Cdr, RN, DSO (30723)

MCCRACKEN, William James, Surg, RN, DSO (30188) (30482) (30651)

MCDOWELL, Daniel, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29886)

MCGHIE, Henry Bumsted, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

MCLAUGHLIN, Cyril Edward, Lt, RN, DSO (31604)

MCLEOD, John Kelty, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

MCMURCHIE, John Welsh, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (31811)

MCNISH, Rowland Leonard Hastings, Ch Off, MN, DSO (31354)

MEADE, Herbert, Cdr, RN, DSO (28948)

MEESON, Edward Hickman Tucker, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29024)

MEIKLEJOHN, Norman Sinclair, Surg Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31421)

MELLIN, Arthur Alured, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29886) (29997)

MELLOR, William, Cdr, RN, DSO (29264)

MELSOM, Arthur Percy, Lt, RNR, DSO (30616)

METCALFE, Christopher Powell, Capt, RN, DSO (29264)

MIDDLETON, John Rickards, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29264)

MIÉVILLE, Jean Louis, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30870)

MILLER, Hugh, Staff Pay, RN, DSO (30451)

MITCHELL, Francis Herbert, Capt, RN, DSO (29358)

MITFORD, Bertram Thomas Carryle Ogilvy Freeman, Capt, RN, DSO (31236)

MOCATTA, Jack Ernest Albert, Lt, RN, DSO (29751)

MOFFAT, George Dickinson, Capt, MN (Lt, RNR), DSO (31130)

MOIR, Dashwood Fowler, Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

MONEY, Brien Michael, Capt, RN, DSO (31236)

MONROE, Hubert Seeds, Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

MONTAGU, Lionel Samuel, Capt, RM, DSO (30023)

MONTGOMERY, Hugh Ferguson, Maj, RMLI, DSO (29886)

MOON, Edwin Rowland, Sqdn Cdr, RNAS, DSO (30133) (30581)

MOON, Joseph Agnew, Fleet Surg, RN, DSO (29751)

MOORE, Charles Wilfred Gwennap, Rev, RN, DSO (30111)

MOORE, Henry Ruthven, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

MOORE, Norman Cameron, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31182)

MORANT, Edgar Robert, Cdr, RN, DSO (29423) (30316)

MORETON, John Alfred, Capt, RN, DSO (30654) MORGAN, Charles Eric, Lt, RN, DSO (31421)

MORGAN, Horace Leslie, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31748)

MORRIS, Edward N Groves, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30450)

MORRISON-SCOTT, Robert Charles Stuart, Capt, RMA, DSO (30450)

MORSE, Harold Edward, Lt, RN, DSO (31748)

MORSE, John Anthony Vere, Lt, RN, DSO (29264)

MUIR, Henry George, Cdr, RNR, DSO (29603)

MULOCK, George Francis Arthur, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

MULOCK, Redford Henry, Wing Cdr, RNAS, DSO (29635) (30654)

MUNDY, Godfrey Harry Brydges, Vice-Adm, RN, DSO (31099)

MURRAY, Arthur John Layard, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31638)

MURRAY, George Badenoch, Capt, MN (Lt, RNR), DSO (30437)

MURRAY, Herbert Patrick William George, Staff Pay, RN, DSO (29751)

MURRAY, James Wolfe, Cdr, RN, DSO (31303)

 

NAPIER, Laurence Egerton Scott, Lt, RN, DSO (31886)

NAPIER, William Rawdon, Capt, RN, DSO (30159)

NARES, John Dodd, Cdr, RN, DSO (31191)

NASH, Geoffrey Stewart Fleetwood, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31038)

NAYLOR, Cedric, Lt, RN, DSO (30258) (30363) (30536)

NEWILL, Joseph Bernard, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30900)

NEWTON-CLARE, Edward Thomas, Sqn-Cdr, RNAS, DSO (30066)

NICHOLL, Vincent, Sqdn Cdr, RNAS, DSO (30662)

NICHOLSON, Bertram William Lothian, Cdr, RN, DSO (30153)

NICHOLSON, James Bell, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (31421)

NICHOLSON, Richard Lindsay, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

NICOLSON, Erskine Arthur, Cdr, RN, DSO (31413)

NOAKES, Cyril John Laugham, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30979)

NORTH, Oliver, Lt, RN, DSO (30900)

NOYES, Charles Robert Finch, Sqdn Cdr, RNAS, DSO (30662)

NUNN, Reginald Arthur, Asst Pay, RNR, DSO (30363)

NUNN, Wilfrid, Cdr, RN, DSO (29123)

 

OHLENSCHLAGER, Norman Albert Gustave, Lt, RN, DSO (30900)

OHLSON, Basil James, Cdr, RNR, DSO (31811)

OLIPHANT, Henry Gerard Laurence, Cdr, RN, DSO (29680)

OLIVER, Douglas Austin, Lt, RN, DSO (29635)

OLPHERT, Wybrants, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (29997) (31182)

OPPEN, Hans, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30616)

OSBORNE, Edward Oliver Brudenell Seymour, Cdr, RN, DSO (30807)

OUTRAM, Edmund, Cdr, RNR, DSO (29255)

OWEN, William Henry, Cdr, RNR, DSO (30723)

OZANNE, Harold, Maj, RMLI, DSO (30023)

 

PADWICK, Harold Boultbee, Surg, RN, DSO (30001)

PAGE, George Francis Lyon Labouverie, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30687) (31038)

PAGET, Alfred Wyndham, Adm (Capt, RNR), DSO (30111)

PALLOT, Elias George, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (30723)

PALMER, Laurence Reynolds, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

PALMES, George Bryan, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29123)

PARKER, George Hoskins Irton, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31683)

PARKER, James Sandbach, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30029)

PARKER, Patrick Edward, Cdr, RN, DSO (31182)

PARNELL, Gerald Langton, Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

PARRY, Reginald St Pierre, Cdr, RN, DSO (30870)

PARRY, Rey (sic) Griffith, Eng Lt, RN, DSO (29264)

PATON, William Douglas, Capt, RN, DSO (30088)

PEACE, Alfred Geoffrey, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29603)

PEAT, Percy Sutcliffe, Lt, RNR, DSO (30732)

PECK, Ambrose Maynard, Cdr, RN, DSO (30061)

PEEBLES, Aubrey William, Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

PEIRSE, Richard Edmund Charles, Flt Lt, RNAS, DSO (29123)

PENDER, Edward Pender Usticke, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

PENFOLD, Ernest Alfred, Fleet Surg, RN, DSO (29886)

PERCIVAL, John, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (29886)

PERCIVAL, Percy Ralph Passawer, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30654) (30756)

PERSSE, Dudley Francis, Lt, RN, DSO (30936)

PERTWEE, Herbert Guy, Pay Lt, RN, DSO (31638)

PESHALL, Charles John Eyre, Rev, RN, DSO (30807)

PETERS, Frederic Thornton, Lt, RN, DSO (29088)

PETERSON, Frederick Henry, Lt, RNR, DSO (30147)

PETRE, Walter Reginald Glynn, Capt, RN, DSO (30316)

PHILLIPS, Philip Esmonde, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30437) (31038)

PIKE, Frederick Owen, Vice-Adm, (Capt, RNR), DSO (30111)

PILCHER, Cecil Horace, Capt, RN, DSO (31811)

PIRIE, Wilfrid Bayley, Lt, RN, DSO (29423)

PLATT, Francis Cuthbert, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31038)

PLAYNE, Basil Alfred, Surg, RN, DSO (29292)

PLOWDEN, Richard Anthony Aston, Cdr, RN, DSO (31286)

PLUNKETT-ERNLE-ERLE-DRAX, Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly, Capt, RN, DSO (30687)

POCOCK, Frank Pearce, Surg, RN, DSO (30807)

POE, William Skeffington, Maj, RMA, DSO (30723)

POLAND, Allan, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30909)

POLLARD, William Faulkner, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30536)

POLLOCK, Henry Brodhurst, Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30555) (30845) (31219) (31583)

POOLE, Gerald Robert, Lt-Col , RMA, DSO (31370)

POPE, Alfred Thompson, Capt, MN (Lt, RNR), DSO (30536)

POPE, Rowland Kyrle Cecil, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31099)

POWELL, James, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31421)

PRICE, Thomas Edward, Lt, RNR, DSO (30147)

PULLEYNE, Richard Ivor, Lt, RN, DSO (30833)

PULLIBLANK, John Blackler, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

PULLING, Edward Laston, Flt Sub-Lt, RNAS, DSO (29848)

 

QUINNE, John, Eng Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30316)

 

RAIKES, Robert Henry Taunton, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29799) (30147)

RAMPLING, Robin, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30909)

RAMSAY, Alexander R M, Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

RAMSAY-FAIRFAX, William George Astel, Cdr, RN, DSO (29940)

RATHBORNE, Charles Edward Harry, Wing-Cdr, RNAS, DSO (31130)

RAWLINGS, Henry Clive, Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

REDE, Roger L'Estrange Murray, Cdr, RN, DSO (30756)

REDHEAD, Charles Mahon, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30451)

REED, Archibald Dayrell, Lt, RNR, DSO (30066)

REED, William Louis, Eng Sub-Lt, RNR, DSO (31638)

REINOLD, Basil Edward, Cdr, RN, DSO (31286)

RENDALL, Henry Edward, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31063)

RICE, William Victor, Lt, RN, DSO (29423)

RICHARDSON, Reginald Carwithen, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30616)

RICHARDSON, Robert Wise, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31262)

RIDLEY, John Jackson Cuthbert, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

RIGG, Walter Geoffrey, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29423)

ROBERTS, Arthur Millington, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30936)

ROBERTS, Cyril Arthur Graeme, Cdr, RNR, DSO (30687)

ROBERTS, John, Cdr, RNR, DSO (30153)

ROBINSON, David Lubbock, Capt, Tank Corps (Lt, RM), DSO (30950)

ROBINSON, Frederick William, Lt, RNR, DSO (30536)

ROBINSON, Hugh Beaumont, Cdr, RN, DSO (31683)

ROBSON, Humphrey Maurice, Lt, RN, DSO (29799)

ROLFE, Clive Neville, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30536) (31811)  

ROLFE, Herbert Neville, Capt, RN, DSO (30723)

ROLLESTON, John Philip, Capt, RNR, DSO (30616)

ROSE, Frank Forester, Cdr, RN, DSO (28948)

ROSE, John Markham, Lt-Col, RMA, DSO (30900)

ROSKRUGE, Francis John, Engineer-Cdr, RN, DSO (30133)

ROSOMAN, Robert Reynolds, Cdr, RN, DSO (31483)

ROSS, Robert Peel, Wing Cdr, RN, DSO (30316)

ROWE, William, Ch Eng, RNR, DSO (29255)

RUNDLE, Mark, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (30451)

RUTHERFORD, Edward Miller Corrie, Cdr, RN, DSO (31236)

 

SALMON, Reginald, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30616)

SAMSON, Charles Rumney, Cdr, RN, DSO (28948) (29913)

SANDERS, George Henry Sampson, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

SANDERS, William Cory, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

SANDERS, William Edward, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30285)

SANDFORD, Francis Hugh, Lt, RN, DSO (29264)

SAUNDERS, Alfred, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

SAUNDERS, Raphael, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30870)

SAUNDERS, Walter John Tite, Cdr, RN, DSO (30616)

SAVORY, Kenneth Stevens, Sqdn Cdr, RNAS, DSO (29635) (30258)

SCARLETT, Francis Rowland, Wing Capt, RN, DSO (30316)

SCOTT, Arthur Avison, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30723)

SCOTT, Charles Arthur, Lt, RIM, DSO (29876)

SCOTT, Gilbert Bodley, Staff Surg, RN, DSO (30227)

SCOTT, John Wilfred, Cdr, RN, DSO (31303)

SCOTT, Robert Alexander, Eng Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30936)

SEARS, Harold Baker, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31060)

SEATH, Gordon Hamilton, Lt, RMLI, DSO (29507)

SEYMOUR, Arthur George, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29374)

SEYMOUR, Claude, Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

SEYMOUR, Hugh, Cdr, RN, DSO (29886) (31060)

SEYMOUR, Ralph Frederick, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

SHARP, Maurice James Rogers, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30285)

SHELTON, Robert Howard, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30023)

SHERBROOKE, Henry G, Cdr, RN, DSO (30298)

SHOOK, Alexander Macdonald, Flt Cdr, RNAS, DSO (30451)

SHOVE, Herbert William, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30363)

SHRUBSOLE, Percy Joseph, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (31421)

SIMMONDS, Tom, Sub-Lt, RNVR, DSO (31119)

SIMMONS, Charles Douglas, Lt, RNR, DSO (30616)

SIMPSON, Cecil, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31683)

SIMPSON, Salisbury Hamilton, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30258) (30536

SIMSON, G B Spicer, Cdr, RN, DSO (30182)

SINÇAY, Colley Saint-Paul Comte de, Le Lt en second, French Navy, DSO (29423)

SINCLAIR, John Lewis, Lt, RNR, DSO (29507)

SINGLETON, Mark , Lt, RN, DSO (29292)

SIPPE, Sidney Vincent, Flt Lt, RNAS, DSO (29024)

SKELTON, Reginald William, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

SKETCHLEY, Ernest Frederick Powys, Capt, RMLI, DSO (29292)

SMART, Bernard Arthur, Flt Sub-Lt, RNAS, DSO (30363)

SMART, Morton, Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30111)

SMILES, Walter Dorling, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30227) (30687)

SMITH, Cyril Aldin, Lt, RNVR, DSO (29538)

SMITH, Henry, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30153)

SMITH, Henry Frank, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (29635)

SMITH, Henry Philip Basden, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (29255)

SMITH, Humphrey Hugh, Capt, RN, DSO (30029)

SMITH, Sutton, Cdr, RN, DSO (29668)

SMITH, William Erasmus, Cdr, RNR, DSO (30616)

SMITHWICK, Algernon Robert, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30635)

SMYTH, Arthur Dru (sic) Drury, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30687)

SMYTH, Harry Hesketh, Capt, RN, DSO (29947)

SMYTH-PIGOTT, Joseph Ruscombe Wadham, Wing Cdr, RN, DSO (29381) (30316)

SNEYD, Ralph Stuart, Cdr, RN, DSO (29423)

SOLA, Percy, Capt, MN (Lt, RNR), DSO (31413)

SOMERVILLE, Hugh Gaultier Coghill, Capt, RN, DSO (31060)

SOMERVILLE, James Fownes, Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

SOMMERVILLE, Frederick Avenel, Cdr, RN, DSO (30635)

SPENCE, Robert, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

SPICER-SIMSON, Geoffrey Basil, Cdr, RN, DSO (29603)

SPICKERNELL, Frank Todd, Asst Pay, RN, DSO (29751)

SPITTLE, George Herbert, Maj, (late RM), DSO (30111)

SPOONER, Ernest John, Lt, RN, DSO (31413)

ST JOHN, St Andrew Oliver, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31683)

STANFORD, Charles Edward Cortis, Staff Surg, RN, DSO (29886)

STANISTREET, Henry Dawson Crawford, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

STANLEY, Edmond Alan Berners, Cdr, RN, DSO (31191)

STENHOUSE, Joseph Russell, Lt, RNR, DSO (31764)

STERNDALE-BENNETT, Walter, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (29921) (30188)

STEVENS, Percy Richard, Cdr, RN, DSO (31274)

STOCKS, David de Beauvoir, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29374)

STOCKWELL, Henry, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30153)

STOKER, Henry Hugh Gordon Dacres, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31303)

STOKES, Oliver Maurice FitzGerald, Cdr, RN, DSO (31191)

STONE, Reginald Guy, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30687)

STRONG, Frederick Edward Ketelbey, Cdr, RN, DSO (29886) (30564)

STUART, Charles Gage, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

STUART, Ronald Neil, Lt, RNR, DSO (29997)

STUDD, Ronald Granville, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31182)

SULIVAN, Harold Ernest, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

SUTER, Roy Neville , Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30833)

SWABEY, George Thomas Carlyle, Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

SWITHINBANK, Cuthbert Winthrop, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30723)

SWORDER, Kenneth Faviell, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30147)

SZULEZEWSKI, Oswald, Lt, RNVR, DSO (30227)

 

TALBOT, Cecil Ponsonby, Cdr, RN, DSO (29292) (30363)

TALBOT, Henry FitzRoy George, Capt, RN, DSO (29507)

TANDY, Henry George Hamilton, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30227)

TEALE, Joseph William, Maj, RM, DSO (29603)

THOMSON, Alpin Errol, Lt, RN, DSO (30363)

THOMSON, Evelyn Claude Ogilvie, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29886)

THORNLEY, George Stanley, Cdr, RN, DSO (30133)

THORNTON, Stephen Augustin Lawrence, Rev, Chaplains Dept, DSO (29940)

THOROWGOOD, Arthur Penton Napier, Cdr, RN, DSO (30687)

THURSTAN, Norman Malet Colquhoun, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29423)

TILLARD, Aubrey Thomas, Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

TIPPET, Arthur Grendon, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30386)

TODD, George James, Capt, RN, DSO (30258)

TORRANCE, William Symington, Eng Cdr, RN, DSO (30723)

TOSTEVIN, Harold Bertram, Eng Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

TOTTENHAM, Charles Loftus, Lt, RNR, DSO (30833)

TOVEY, John Cronyn, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31445)

TOWER, Cyril Everard, Rear-Adm, RN, DSO (30451)

TREW, Edward Fynmore, Maj, RM, DSO (30111)

TREWBY, George, Capt, RN, DSO (29255)

TRIMMER, Philip Henry, Cdr, RN, DSO (30536)

TRIPP, William Henry Lainson, Capt, RMA, DSO (30111)

TUDWAY, Lionel Charles Paul, Lt, RN, DSO (31452)

TURLE, Charles Edward, Cdr, RN, DSO (31060)

TURNBULL, Richard James, Lt, RNR, DSO (30194)

TURNER, Robert Ross, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29799)

TYRWHITT, Reginald Yorke, Capt, RN, DSO (29608)

 

UNSWORTH, Geoffrey, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (31286)

USSHER, Richard, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31452)

 

VACHER, Cecil Charles Brittain, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

VENN, George William Cavendish, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (29668)

VILLIERS, Oliver G G, Lt, RNVR, DSO (30450)

VINEY, Taunton Elliott , Flt Sub-Lt, RN, DSO (29423)

VYVYAN, Arthur Vyell, Capt, RN, DSO (29507)

 

WALES, John, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (31811)

WALKER, Thomas Philip, Capt, RNR, DSO (30723)

WALTERS, Richard Huth, Cdr, RN, DSO (29423)

WALWYN, Humphrey Thomas, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751)

WARBURTON, Geoffrey, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30147)

WARDEN, St Leger Stanley, Cdr, RN, DSO (30581)

WARDLE, Thomas Erskine, Capt, RN, DSO (29635)

WARNER, Frederick Archibald, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

WARREN, William Henry Farrington, Cdr, RAN, DSO (30687)

WASHINGTON, Basil George, Capt, RN, DSO (31638)

WATERLOW, John Beauchamp, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29292)

WATKINS, Geoffrey Robert Sladen, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30147) (30437)

WATSON, Bertram Chalmers, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30111)

WATSON, Fischer Surges, Cdr, RN, DSO (30111)

WATSON, Reginald James Newall, Cdr, RN, DSO (30133)

WATSON, William Wordie, Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30870)

WATTS, Arthur George, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30870)

WEBB, Thomas Paul, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30909)

WEBSTER, Albert Ernest, Capt, MN (Lt, RNR), DSO (30066)

WEBSTER, John Thomas Victor, Pay Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31421)

WEDGWOOD, Josiah Clement, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (29358)

WELLS-HOOD, William, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30687)

WELMAN, Arthur Eric Pole, Lt, RN, DSO (30807) (30870)

WELMAN, Eric Pole, Lt, RN, DSO (30363)

WEST, Charles Skeffington, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (30023)

WESTMORE, Henry George Gardiner, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (29886)

WESTON YOUNG, George Bennett, Capt, RN, DSO (30723)

WHITE, Charles Everard Hughes, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31038)

WHITE, Stephen Philip Robey, Lt, RNR, DSO (30581)

WHITFIELD, Paul, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30936)

WHITTAKER, Gordon William, Sub-Lt, RNVR, DSO (29940)

WHITWORTH, William Jock, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30564)

WIGRAM, Ernest, Capt, RN, DSO (29436)

WIGRAM, Ronald Scott Jervoise, Cdr, RN, DSO (30159)

WILLIAMS, Charles Alfred Norton, Eng Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (29635)

WILLIAMS, George Davies, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (31811)

WILLIAMS, Henry Prosser, Staff Pay, RN, DSO (30732)

WILLIAMS, John Whittow, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (29997)

WILLIAMS-FREEMAN, Frederick Arthur Peere, Lt, RN, DSO (28948)

WILLIAMSON, James Daniel, Eng Cdr, RNR, DSO (30616)

WILLIS, Algernon Usborne, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

WILLS, Charles Samuel, Capt, RN, DSO (30194)

WILMOT-SMITH, Andrew, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29374)

WILSON, Alexander Guy Berners, Lt, RN, DSO (31638)

WILSON, Graham Francis Winstanley, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30194)

WILSON, Maurice Fiennes FitzGerald, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30687)

WILSON, Robert, Ch Eng, RNR, DSO (29255)

WILSON, Robert Amcotts, Cdr, RN, DSO (29395)

WINN, Sydney Thornhill, Lt, RN, DSO (29015)

WODEHOUSE, Philip George, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30687)

WOOD, Christopher John Frederick, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30723)

WOODS, Alexander Riall Wadham, Cdr, RN, DSO (29751) (30227)

WOODWARD, Hugh Joseph, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30088) (31748)  

WOODWARD, Walter Egerton, Capt, RN, DSO (30616)

WORSLEY, Frank Arthur, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (30386)

WORSLEY, Frank Arthur, Lt-Cdr, RNR, DSO (31604)

WORSLEY, Hugh Barrington, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (30687)

WRAY, Fawcet, Capt, RN, DSO (29507)

WRIGHT, Arthur Edward Hext, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

WRIGHTSON, Edmund Gilchrist, Lt, RNR, DSO (30536)

WROTTESLEY, Francis Robert, Cdr, RN, DSO (31461)

WYLD, Herbert William, Lt-Cdr, RN, DSO (29507)

WYNTER, Gerald Charles, Cdr, RN, DSO (31811)

 

YATES, Francis Bertrand, Eng Lt, RN, DSO (31638)

YEATS-BROWN, Alan Montagu, Cdr, RN, DSO (30088)

YOUNG, Edward Hilton, Lt-Cdr, RNVR, DSO (31130)

 






 

 

     

1914

 

all Admiralty, London, S.W.

 

28948 - 20 OCTOBER 1914

 

BATTLE OF HELIGOLAND BIGHT

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Captain William Frederick Blunt.

Commander the Hon. Herbert Meade.

Commander Frank Forester Rose.

Commander Charles Rumney Samson.

Lieutenant-Commander Max Kennedy Horton.

Lieutenant Frederick Arthur Peere Williams-Freeman.

Squadron-Commander Spenser Douglas Adair Grey.

Flight-Lieutenant. Reginald Lennox George Marix.

Lieutenant Charles Herbert Collet, Royal Marine Artillery.

 


 

 

29015 - 22 DECEMBER 1914

 

..... in respect of the undermentioned Officer, who was second in command of Submarine "B. 11" which torpedoed the Turkish Battleship "Messudiyeh" in the Dardanelles on the 13th December, 1914:

 

To be Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieutenant Sydney Thornhill Winn.

 


 

 

29024 - 29 DECEMBER 1914

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Major Arthur Harwood French, Royal Marine Light Infantry, Royal Marine Brigade, Royal Naval Division.

Engineer Lieutenant-Commander Edward Hickman Tucker Meeson, His Majesty's Ship "Laurel."

Lieutenant-Commander Edmund Laurence Braithwaite Lockyer, His Majesty's Ship "Carmania."

Squadron Commander Edward. Featherstone Briggs, Royal Naval Air Service. (Friedrichshafen raid of 21 Nov 1914)

Flight Commander John Tremayne Babington, Royal Naval Air Service. (Friedrichshafen raid of 21 Nov 1914)

Flight Lieutenant Sidney Vincent Sippe, Royal Naval Air Service. (Friedrichshafen raid of 21 Nov 1914)

 

 

 

1915

 

all Admiralty, London, S.W., unless "included in Army lists", in which case issued by the War Office

 

 

29076 - 16 FEBRUARY 1915

 

EAST COAST MINESWEEPING OPERATIONS

 

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

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieutenant H. Boothby, R.N.R.

_____

 

Naval Seaplane Operations in Heligoland Bight

 

..... (see Naval Despatch dated 19 February 1915):

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Captain Cecil Francis Kilner, R.M.L.I. (Flight Commander).

Lieutenant Charles Humphrey Kingsman Edmonds, R.N. (Flight Lieutenant).

 


 

 

29088 - 2 MARCH 1915

 

BATTLE OF THE DOGGER BANK

 

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

 

To be Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieutenant Frederic Thornton Peters, Royal Navy.

 


 

 

29123 - 9 APRIL 1915

 

..... appointments to the Distinguished Service Order .....

 

For services during the operations in the Shatt-el Arab, 3rd to 9th December, 1914, resulting in the capture of Qurnah:

Commander (now Captain) Wilfrid Nunn, Royal Navy. Commander Nunn displayed great coolness and skill in handling his ship under fire in difficult conditions of unsurveyed waters.

_____

For services rendered in the aerial attack on Dunkirk, 23rd January, 1915:

Squadron Commander Richard Bell Davies

Flight Lieutenant Richard Edmund Charles Peirse

These Officers have repeatedly attacked the German submarine station at Ostend and Zeebrugge, being subjected on each occasion to heavy and accurate fire, their machines being frequently hit. In particular, on 23rd January, they each discharged eight bombs in an attack upon submarines alongside the mole at Zeebrugge, flying down to close range. At the outset of this flight Lieutenant Davies was severely wounded by a bullet in. the thigh, but nevertheless he accomplished his task, handling his machine for an hour with great skill in spite of pain and loss of blood.

_____

For services in command of Torpedo Boat 043 during the operations on the Suez Canal, 3rd February, 1915:

Lieutenant Commander George Bryan Palmes, Royal Navy. Lieutenant Commander Palmes disabled a number of the enemy's boats intended to be used for crossing the Canal, and showed coolness and bravery under fire. He was severely wounded.

 


 

 

29180 - 1 JUNE 1915

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Commander Victor Lindsey Arbuthnot Campbell, Royal Navy, Commanding Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division.

Lieutenant-Commander Bernard Cecil Freyberg, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division.

 


 

 

29211 - 29 JUNE 1915

 

To be Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieutenant-Commander (Acting) Charles Lester Kerr, R.N. Lieutenant-Commander Kerr was in command of a picket boat which reconnoitred the position of the Austrian Monitors on the Danube on the nights of 21st and 22nd April, 1915, and torpedoed one of them under heavy fire, the enterprise being boldly and skilfully conducted.

 


 

 

29255 - 6 AUGUST 1915

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Captain Hugh Lindsay Patrick Heard, R.N.

Captain George Trewby, R.N.

Captain Hugh Edwards, R.N.

Commander Edmund Outram, R.N.R.

Lieutenant-Commander Frank Morgan Main, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieutenant-Commander Henry Philip Basden Smith, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieutenant-Commander Sidney Kenrick Bacon R.N.R.

Chief Engineer Robert Wilson, R.N.R.

Chief Engineer William Rowe, R.D., R.N.R.

Chief Engineer Elias Stephenson Dixon. R.N.R.

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieutenant-Commander Harrington Douty Edwards, R.N.

 


 

 

29264 - 13 AUGUST 1915

 

GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN - LANDINGS

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieutenant-Commander Ralph Benest Janvrin, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Adrian St. Vincent Keyes, R.N.

Lieutenant John Anthony Vere Morse, R.N.

Surgeon Peter Burrows Kelly, R.N.

_____

 

..... in recognition of services during the operations in the vicinity of the Dardanelles prior to 25th-26th April:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Commander William Mellor, R.N. Commander Mellor was in charge of the trawler mine-sweepers, and took part in all the mine-sweeping operations under fire prior to and including the 18th March; he displayed conspicuous gallantry, always being to the fore in a picket boat, in the most exposed positions, encouraging his sweepers and setting a fine example.

 

Lieutenant-Commander (now Commander) John Rickards Middleton, R.N. Lieutenant-Commander Middleton on three occasions entered the minefields under heavy fire, where he organized and successfully carried out attacks - by means of explosive creeps (sic) - on the cables and jack stays.

 

Lieutenant Francis Hugh Sandford, R.N. Lieutenant Sandford was specially recommended for his good work in connection with the attacks on the minefields, which he entered on several occasions, including night of 13th-14th March. He invariably displayed great determination when under fire. Lieutenant Sandford also rendered good service in the demolition of Fort Seddul Bahr.

 

Acting Lieutenant Bernard Thomas Cox, R.N.R. Lieutenant Cox behaved in a most gallant manner when a volunteer in trawler No. 318 during the attack on the minefield on 13th-14th March. Though severely wounded he refused to quit his bridge until out of action. His vessel suffered serious damage and severe casualties.

 

Captain Christopher Powell Metcalfe, R.N. On the 18th March, after H.M.S. "Irresistible" struck a mine, Captain Metcalfe took H.M.S. "Wear" alongside her, and rescued nearly the whole of her crew under a very heavy fire, which caused several casualties - a very fine display of seamanship.

 

Lieutenant-Commander (now Commander) the Hon. Patrick George Edward Cavendish Acheson, M.V.O., R.N.

Acting Sub-Lieutenant (now Sub-Lieutenant) Alfred Edward Boscawen Giles, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Acheson, with Acting Sub-Lieutenant Alfred E. B. Giles, Chief E. R. A. 2nd Class Robert Snowdon, O.N. 270654, and Stoker 1st Class Thomas Davidson, O. N. K. 14753, went down into the fore magazine and shell room of H.M.S. "Inflexible" when the parties working in these places had been driven out by fumes, caused by the explosion of a mine under the ship; they closed valves and water-tight doors, lights being out, the shell room having two feet of water in it, rising quickly, and the magazine flooding slowly. The fumes were beginning to take effect on Acting Sub-Lieutenant Giles, but neither he nor the others left until ordered to do so by Lieutenant-Commander Acheson, who was the last to leave the shell room.

 

Engineer-Commander Harry Lashmore, C.B., R.N.

Engineer-Lieutenant-Commander Arthur Ellis Lester, R.N.

Engineer Lieutenant Rey (sic) Griffith Parry, R.N.

Surgeon Martyn Henry Langford, R.N.

During the time H.M.S. "Inflexible" was steaming to Tenedos - after having struck a mine - the engine-room being in semi-darkness and great heat, the ship in possible danger of sinking on passage, a high standard of discipline was called for in the Engineer Department, a call which was more than met. Engineer-Commander Harry Lashmore, responsible for the discipline of the engine-room department, was in the starboard engine-room throughout the passage, and set a fine example to his men.

 

Engineer-Lieutenant-Commander Lester was in the port engine-room carrying out the same duties as Engineer-Commander Lashmore did in the starboard engine-room.

 

Engineer-Lieutenant Parry went twice through the thick fumes to the refrigerator flat to see if the doors and valves were closed; he also closed the escape hatch from the submerged flat, fumes and vapour coming up the trunk at the time.

 

Surgeon Langford brought up the wounded from the fore distributing station in the dark. Fumes permeated the place, rendering five men unconscious. Surgeon Langford, though partially overcome by the fumes, continued his work.

 

Lieutenant Claud Herbert Godwin, R.N. Lieutenant Godwin commanded H.M.S. "Majestic's" picket boat, and was responsible for the successful shot by which the submarine E. 15 was destroyed after running aground.

 


 

 

29286 - 3 SEPTEMBER 1915

 

(included in Army lists)

 

..... to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order, in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field:

Captain Alfred Leonard Forster, Royal Marine Artillery. For conspicuous gallantry on 16th June, 1915, near Zillebeke. During an attack, when two Companies of an Infantry Regiment were crossing some open ground, heavy shrapnel fire was opened on them, 3 being killed and 10 wounded. Captain Forster, with Corporal Stone, of the Royal Marine Artillery, who volunteered, went out under heavy shrapnel fire, and brought the wounded into shelter. Captain Forster has on many occasions showed the highest qualities of an Officer when fearlessness and good judgment were essential to success.

 


 

 

29292 - 10 SEPTEMBER 1915

 

..... appointment of the following Officers to the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of the services mentioned:

Commander Cecil Ponsonby Talbot, R.N. For his services in sinking a German torpedo-boat destroyer off the enemy's coast on the 26th July, 1915, whilst on patrol duty in his submarine.

 

Lieutenant-Commander (now Commander) John Beauchamp Waterlow, R.N. For his services in the minesweeping operations in the Dardanelles between the 19th February and 17th March, 1915. Lieutenant-Commander Waterlow took part in these operations on several occasions under a heavy fire, notably on the night of 13th-14th March, when he carried the attack through an area illuminated by six powerful searchlights and covered by the fire of four forts as well as numerous light guns.

 

Lieutenant-Commander Edgar Christopher Cookson, R.N. For services during the operations in the Shatt-el-Arab. Lieutenant-Commander Cookson was conducting a reconnaissance up a creek of the Euphrates west of Qurnah in the armed launch "Shushan" on the 9th May, 1915, when he was heavily attacked by Arabs concealed in the reeds. Although severely wounded early in the action he resumed command after his wound had been temporarily dressed, and succeeded in most ably extricating the vessel from a perilous position under heavy rifle fire.

 

Lieutenant-Commander Godfrey Herbert, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Claude Congreve Dobson, R.N.,

 

Lieutenant-Commander Archibald Douglas Cochrane, R.N. For services in a submarine in the Sea of Marmora, where he did great damage to enemy shipping, and after blocking the railway line near Kava Burnu by bombarding it from the sea, shelled a troop train and blew up three ammunition cars attached to it.

 

Captain (temporary Major) Ernest Frederick Powys Sketchley, R.M.L.I., Royal Naval Division. For services in the Gallipoli Peninsula. On the 13th July, during operations south of Achi Baba, a retreat began and rapidly developed, which might have had very serious consequences. Major Sketchley, who was with the supports, assisted by Lance-Corporal J. G. Way, prevented some of these men from retiring. further. He then gathered together about 40 of them, reorganised them, and leading them forward, reoccupied some of the trenches. Major Sketchley and Lance-Corporal Way returned twice to gather more men, and, collecting in all about 100, retook further trenches, captured some 40 prisoners and secured the position. Both of them exhibited great courage, presence of mind and powers of personal leadership in a moment of crisis.

 

Lieutenant Mark Singleton, R.N. For his services during the advance from Qurnah and capture of Amara at the beginning of'June, 1915. Lieutenant Singleton was in command of the armed launch "Shaitan," and displayed great skill and energy in pursuit of the enemy gunboat "Marmariss" and other craft. He went ahead of the main force through Amara in a gallant manner and performed the remarkable feat in his small armed tug of bringing to surrender a body of about 11 officers and 250 men of the Turkish troops whom he had intercepted, and causing a large number to retire, thus largely contributing to the surrender of the town.

 

Squadron-Commander Arthur Wellesley Bigsworth, R.N. For his services in destroying singlehanded a German submarine on the morning of August 26th, 1915, by bombs dropped from an aeroplane. Squadron-Commander Bigsworth was under heavy fire from the shore batteries and from the submarine whilst manoeuvring for position. Nevertheless, displaying great coolness, he descended to 500 feet, and after several attempts was able to get a good line for dropping the bombs with full effect.

 

Surgeon Basil Alfred Playne, R.N., Royal Naval Division. For gallantry and good service during operations near Gaba Tepe from April 28th to May 1st, 1915. On several occasions he rushed across the open (the communication trench being incomplete) into the fire trenches and attended the seriously wounded, regardless of the severity of the enemy's fire; on one occasion he carried a wounded officer on his back from the fire trench to the communication trench under heavy fire. His conspicuous bravery not only inspired the stretcher bearers to perform fine work, but gave confidence and spirit to all ranks. He was again several times brought to notice for gallant deeds when attending wounded on May 3rd and 4th.

 


 

 

29307 - 24 SEPTEMBER 1915

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officer to be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order:

Lieutenant Louis Henry Keppel Hamilton, Royal Navy. For his services in the operations in the Cameroons. Lieutenant Hamilton was in charge of a river flotilla which drove the Germans out of Dehane at the end of December, 1914. He was later in command of the detachment which transported a naval gun 160 miles up the lower reaches of the Niger river, thence 480 miles up the Benue river and 60 miles by land, and thus contributed in large measure to the success of the operations which culminated in the surrender of Garua on the 10th June, 1915.

 


 

 

29320 - 8 OCTOBER 1915

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officer to be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order:

Lieutenant Guy D'Oyly-Hughes, D.S.C., R.N. For his services on the 21st August, 1915, when he voluntarily swam to the shore alone from a submarine and blew up a low brickwork support to the Ismid railway line, in spite of the presence of an armed guard within 150 yards of him. After a running fight of about a mile, he dived into the sea, and was finally pulled on board the submarine utterly exhausted, having had to swim nearly a mile in his clothes.

 


 

 

29358 - 5 NOVEMBER 1915

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned officers of the Royal Naval Division to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of their services in the Gallipoli operations:

Captain Francis Herbert Mitchell, R.N.

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Kennedy-Craufurd-Stuart, R.M.

Lieutenant-Commander (temporary Commander) Henry Douglas King, V.D., R.N.V.R.

Lieutenant-Commander Josiah Clement Wedgwood, R.N.V.R., M.P.

Lieutenant Henry William Laws, R.N.V.R.

 


 

 

29374 - 19 NOVEMBER 1915

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Commander Patrick James Boyle, Viscount Kelburn, R.N. For his services during landing operations in the Persian Gulf in August, 1915.

 

Commander Henry Crosby Halahan, R.N. For his services in command of the Naval Heavy Batteries attached to the Belgian Army since January 1st, 1915. In the operations on the Belgian front, from September 25th onwards, he displayed a gallantry and devotion to duty worthy of the best traditions of the Royal Navy.

 

Lieutenant-Commander David de Beauvoir Stocks, R.N. For his services in command of a submarine in the Sea of Marmora, where he made a prolonged cruise in spite of adverse conditions, and succeeded in inflicting much damage on the enemy.

 

Lieutenant-Commander Andrew Wilmot-Smith, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Arthur George Seymour, R.N.

For excellent work throughout operations in Mesopotamia. During the attack on Nasiriyah on July 24th, 1915, Lieutenant-Commander Seymour, who was in command of the armed launch "Shushan," fired the gun himself under very difficult conditions, and sank an armed Turkish patrol boat.

 

Captain (temporary Major) Bertram Nowell Elliot, R.M.L.I. For his services in laying mines and in charge of minefields in the Serbian rivers for several months. This work has very many times been carried on under the fire of the enemy's patrols, and always with a fine courage and much skill in organisation.

 

Flight-Lieutenant George Bentley Dacre, R.N. For his services in the Dardanelles when he flew over the Gallipoli Peninsula, and in spite of serious trouble with his machine succeeded in carrying out a difficult operation, and afterwards returned safely to his base. Great nerve and courage were displayed in prosecuting an attack under very adverse conditions.

 


 

 

29381 - 26 NOVEMBER 1915

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officer to be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, in recognition of the service described below:

Flight-Commander Joseph Ruscombe Wadham Smyth-Pigott, R.N. On the night of 13th-14th November Flight Commander Smyth-Pigott volunteered to attack the railway bridge at Kuleli Burgas. He was able to locate the bridge by the moonlight shining on the river, and descended to within 300 feet of it before releasing his bombs. He was heavily fired on from several places, and, in spite of trouble with his engine, which commenced before he reached the bridge, he returned safely to his base after a night flight which had lasted over four hours.

 


 

 

29395 - 7 DECEMBER 1915

 

DESTRUCTION OF GERMAN CRUISER “KÖNIGSBERG”

 

..... appointment of the following Officers to the Distinguished Service Order, in recognition of their services, as mentioned, on the occasion of the operations against the "Konigsberg" (see Destruction of German Cruiser "Königsberg", Naval Despatch dated 15 July 1915):

Captain Eric John Arthur Fullerton, R.N. Was in charge of the two Monitors, and conducted the operations in the river with complete success.

 

Commander Robert Amcotts Wilson, R.N. These two Officers had to deal with a very difficult task, entering a river of which very imperfect information was obtainable, against an unknown and invisible defence, which might well have been very serious, and there is no doubt that the Monitors were most fortunate in not being more severely handled by the enemy.

 

Squadron Commander Robert Gordon, R.N.A.S. (Captain, temporary Major, R.M.). Was in command of the Air Squadron. Was indefatigable in his work, and ran great risks in spotting and reconnoitring.

 

Flight Commander John Tulloch Cull, R.N.A.S. (Lieutenant, R.N.).

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Harwood James Arnold, R.N.A.S.

Flight Commander Cull and Flight Sub-Lieutenant Arnold were spotting on the 11th July, under fire, in a Biplane, when the enemy's fire damaged it so that it descended in a quarter of an hour from 3,200 feet to 2,000 feet. During this time no attempt was made to return to Headquarters at Mafia, although it was obvious that this could not be done unless a start was made at once. Flight Sub-Lieutenant Arnold continued to send his spotting signals the whole time, and when a quarter of an hour later the machine was again hit and forced to descend, Flight Commander Cull controlled the machine and Flight Sub-Lieutenant Arnold continued to send spotting corrections to the last, after warning the Monitors that they were coming down, and would endeavour to land near them. The aeroplane finally came down in the river, turning over and over. Flight Commander Cull was nearly drowned, but was assisted by Flight Sub-Lieutenant Arnold, and both were rescued by a boat from the "Mersey."

 


 

 

29423 - 31 DECEMBER 1915

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Commander (Acting Captain) Richard Huth Walters, R.N.

Commander Edgar Robert Morant, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander (Acting Commander) Walter Geoffrey Rigg, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander (Acting Commander) Gervase William Heaton Heaton, R.N.

Engineer-Commander John Carmichael, R.N.R.

Lieutenant-Commander Norman Malet Colquhoun Thurstan, R.N.

Lieutenant William Victor Rice, R.N.

_____

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Captain Charles Penrose Rushton Coode, R.N. For the services described in the London Gazette of the 16th August, 1915.

 

Commander Raymond Fitzmaurice, R.N. For his services in charge of the operation of blocking the Rufigi river to prevent the escape of the Konigsberg on the 10th November, 1914. Commander Fitzmaurice was on board the collier "Newbridge," which was sunk up the river, and was exposed to heavy fire at short range from both banks both when entering the river and again when returning in the steam cutter of H.M.S. "Chatham."

 

Commander Ralph Stuart Sneyd, R.N. For his services during operations in the Cameroons. Commander Sneyd has commanded several successful operations on the coast and up the rivers, notably on the Dibamba River on the 10th September, 1914, when he engaged and sank a large enemy launch, drove the enemy out of their post at Piti, and captured important defence plans.

 

Commander Robert Herbert Wilfrid Hughes, R.D., R.N.R. For his services during operations in the Cameroons. At the beginning of the campaign Commander Hughes superintended the work of clearing a way through the wreck barrage and piloting H.M.S. "Challenger" to within bombarding distance of Duala, and he has subsequently, at considerable risk and frequently under fire, carried out survey work on the Sanaga, Njong and Campo Rivers, and continuously harassed the enemy's coast outposts.

 

Lieutenant-Commander Kenneth Mervyn Bruce, R.N. For his services in command of a Submarine in the Sea of Marmora, where he made a prolonged cruise, during the course of which he inflicted much damage on enemy shipping, and engaged and put to flight by gun fire a Turkish gunboat and a destroyer, and subsequently displayed much coolness, and resource in extricating his boat from a. difficult position.

 

Lieutenant Wilfrid Bayley Pirie, R.N. For his services in command of a Submarine in the Sea of Marmora, where he inflicted much damage on enemy shipping, and co-operated with Lieutenant-Commander-Bruce in the chase of a Turkish gunboat.

 

Captain Edwin Harold Barr, R.M.A. For services with the Royal Marine Artillery Anti-Aircraft Brigade in France.

 

Temporary Captain Henry Meredith Leaf, R.M. For services with the Royal Naval Division Motor Transport Company in France.

 

Flight Sub-Lieutenant James Brian Patrick. Ferrand, R.N. On the 28th November, 1915, accompanied by First Class Air Mechanic Oldfield as gunner, Flight Sub-Lieutenant Ferrand attacked a hostile seaplane, which was accompanied by three more seaplanes, and a destroyer, off the Belgian coast, and brought it down by gunfire into the water, where it immediately sank. He then attacked the destroyer, and only abandoned the attack after coming under heavy shell fire both from the destroyer and the shore batteries of Westende.

 

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Taunton Elliott Viney, R.N. For his services on the 28th November, 1915, when, accompanied by le Lieutenant en second de Sinçay as observer, he destroyed a German submarine off the Belgian coast by bombs dropped from an aeroplane.

____

 

To be an Honorary Companion of the Distinguished Service Order:

Le Lieutenant en second Colley Saint-Paul Comte de Sinçay, attached to No. 1 Wing, Royal Naval Air Service. For his services in connection with the destruction of a German submarine by bombs dropped from an aeroplane on the 28th November, 1915.

 

 

 

1916

 

all Admiralty, London, S.W., unless "included in Army lists", in which case issued by the War Office

 

 

29434 - 11 JANUARY 1916

 

..... appointment of the following Officer to the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of his services, as mentioned, during the operations against the German Possessions in the Western Pacific, 1914:

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

_____

 

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

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

 


 

 

29436 - 11 JANUARY 1916

 

BELGIAN COAST OPERATIONS

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

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

Captain Ernest Wigram, R.N.

Captain Frederic Godfrey Bird, R.N.

Captain Humphrey Wykeham Bowring, R.N.

Commander William George Hastings Bickford, R.N.

 


 

 

29487 - 24 FEBRUARY 1916

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

 

29499 - 7 MARCH 1916

 

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

Lieutenant-Commander Gerald Lord Hodson, R.N., to be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

 


 

 

29507 - 14 MARCH 1916

 

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

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Commander Claude Seymour, R.N.

Commander Andrew Browne Cunningham, R.N.

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

Lieutenant-Commander Herbert William Wyld, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Roy Bacchus, R.N.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

 

29530 - 31 MARCH 1916

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Fleet Paymaster Vincent Adrian Lawford, R.N.

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

 


 

 

29538 - 7 APRIL 1916

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

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

 

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

 


 

 

29550 - 14 APRIL 1916

 

(included with Army lists)

 

..... in connection with military operations in the field, with effect from 1st January, 1916, inclusive:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Commander Charlie Steward Hickman, Royal Indian Marine.

 


 

 

29603 - 30 MAY 1916

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of their services whilst employed on Transport duties at the Dardanelles:

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

 

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

 

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

_____

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

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

 

Cdr. Francis Newton Allen Cromie, R.N.

Cdr. Francis Herbert Heaveningham Goodhart, R.N.

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

 

Cdr. Gordon Campbell, R.N.

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

 

29608 - 2 JUNE 1916

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of the services rendered by them in the prosecution of the war:

Captain Roger John Brownlow Keyes, C.B., C.M.G., M.V.O., A.D.C., R.N., (Commodore, 2nd Class).

Captain Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt, C.B., R.N., (Commodore, 1st Class).

Captain Frederick Shirley Litchfield-Speer, R.N.

 


 

 

29635 - 20 JUNE 1916

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

 Captain Robert Gwynne Corbett, R.N. In recognition of his services in the cruisers engaged in the North Atlantic Patrol since the outbreak of the war.

 

Captain Thomas Erskine Wardle, R.N. In recognition of his services in command of H.M.S. "Alcantara" on the 29th February, 1916, when he engaged and sank. S.M.S. "Greif."

 

Commander Robert Marsland Groves, R.N. (Wing Commander, R.N.A.S.). In recognition of his services in command of a Wing of the Royal Naval Air Service at Dunkirk. Commander Groves has by his personal skill as a pilot, and also by his untiring zeal, effected a marked advancement in the general standard of flying on active service. He has on several occasions carried out successful reconnaissances to Ostend under fire, and by his own example has proved the utility and great importance of night flying.

 

Captain and Brevet Major Eugene Louis Gerrard (temporary Lieutenant-Colonel), R.M. (Wing Commander, R.N.A.S.). In recognition of his services in command of a Wing of the R.N.A.S. in the Eastern Mediterranean. The present efficiency of this Wing is due very largely to Wing Commander Gerrard, whose personal example and the manner in which he has encouraged the younger officers under his command are all that can be desired.

 

Engineer Commander Henry Frank Smith, R.N. In recognition of his services in one of the cruisers engaged in the North Atlantic Patrol since the outbreak of war.

 

Lieutenant Douglas Austin Oliver, R.N. (Squadron Commander, R.N.A.S.). In recognition of his services on the morning of the 25th April, 1916, when he pursued out to sea the enemy fleet which had bombarded Yarmouth, and flew along the line dropping bombs, being subjected to intense anti-aircraft fire.

 

Engineer Lieutenant-Commander Charles Alfred Norton Williams, R.N.R. In recognition of his services in charge of the engine-room of H.M.S. "Alcantara" on the 29th February, 1916, during the action with S.M.S. "Greif."

 

Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Stevens Savory, R.N.A.S.

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Richard Sebastian Willoughby Dickinson, R.N.A.S.

In recognition of their services on the night of the 14th-15th April, 1916, when they carried out a flight to Constantinople and dropped bombs upon points of military importance, returning safely to their base after a long flight in rough and stormy weather.

 

Flight Lieutenant (Acting Flight Commander) Redford Henry Mulock, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services as a pilot at Dunkirk. This officer has been constantly employed at Dunkirk since July, 1915, and has displayed indefatigable zeal and energy. He has on several occasions engaged hostile aeroplanes and seaplanes, and attacked submarines, and has carried out attacks on enemy air stations, and made long-distance reconnaissances.

 

Lieutenant John Henry Dalbiac, R.M.A. In recognition of his services as an aeroplane observer at Dunkirk since February, 1915. During the past year Lieutenant Dalbiac has been continually employed in coastal reconnaissances and fighting patrols. The Vice-Admiral Commanding the Dover Patrol, in reporting on the work of the R.N.A.S. at Dunkirk, lays particular emphasis on the good work done by the observers.

 


 

 

29668 - 14 JULY 1916

 

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

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. William Vansittart Howard, R.N.

Cdr. Sutton Smith, R.N.

Cdr. Evelyn Leonard Beridge Boothby, R.N.

Cdr. William Marshall, R.D., R.N.R.

Cdr. Alfred Spencer Gibb, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Hugh Edward Murray Archer, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) George William Cavendish Venn, R.N.R.

_____

 

..... in connection with the evacuation of the Serbian Army and Italian troops from Durazzo in December, 1915, and January and February, 1916:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Denis Burke Crampton, M.V.O., R.N.

Cdr. James Olden Hatcher, R.N.

Lt.-Cdr. Morris Edward Cochrane, R.N.

_____

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. The Hon. Richard Orlando Beaconsfield Bridgeman, R.N. Cdr. Bridgeman displayed great courage and coolness on the 19th August, 1915, in command of two whalers which proceeded into Tanga Harbour. The manner in which the whalers endeavoured, though subjected to a heavy and accurate fire, to carry out their orders and board the S.S. Markgraf was worthy of the best traditions of the Royal Navy.

 

Cdr. Henry Dalrymple Bridges, R.N. Cdr. Bridges proceeded into Sudi Harbour with two whalers on the 11th April, 1916, and remained under fire with his vessels in a very hot corner, spotting the fall of shot from H.M.S. Hyacinth; to enable her to destroy a store ship which was in the harbour, In order to reach the requisite position the whalers were obliged to run up a narrow harbour, where they were confronted with a heavy fire from 4-in. guns at close range.

 


 

 

29680 - 25 JULY 1916

 

DOVER PATROL OPERATIONS

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Commander George Louis Downall Gibbs, R.N.

Commander Reginald Lionel Hancock, R.N.

Commander Henry Gerard Laurence Oliphant, M.V.O., R.N.

 


 

 

29687 - 28 JULY 1916

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order:

Captain Cyril Thomas Moulden Fuller, C.M.G., R.N. In recognition of the ability and success with which he organised the Naval operations in the Cameroons, where he was Senior Naval Officer throughout the campaign.

 


 

 

29736 - 5 SEPTEMBER 1916

 

.....appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Lieut.-Cdr. Thomas Stephen Lewis Dorman, R.N. For his gallant conduct at Reshire (Bushire?) on the 9th September, 1915, when he volunteered and endeavoured to bring a machine-gun into action, exposed to a heavy fire from the enemy, at about 300 yards range. A Yeoman of Signals who accompanied Lieut.-Cdr. Dorman was mortally wounded.

 

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. William Howard Clarke. R.N. After his ship had been holed below the water-line in action off the Belgian coast, he kept the engines running under most difficult conditions.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. William Markham Egerton, R.N.V.R.

St.-Surg. Aloysius Francis Fleming, R.N.

Capt. (temp. Maj.) Reginald Dawson Hopcraft Lough, R.M.L.I.

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

 


 

 

29751 - 15 SEPTEMBER 1916

 

BATTLE OF JUTLAND - AWARDS TO OFFICERS

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Commander Harold Ernest Sulivan, R.N.

Commander Hugh Schomberg Currey, R.N.

Commander Richard Home, R.N.

Commander the Hon. Matthew Robert Best, M.V.O., R.N.

Commander Humphrey Thomas Walwyn, R.N.

Commander Alexander Riall Wadham Woods, R.N.

Commander John Walsh Carrington, R.N.

Commander Charles Morton Forbes, R.N.

Commander Henry John Studholme Brownrigg, R.N.

Commander Malcolm Henry Somerled MacDonald, R.N.

Commander James Geoffry Penrose Ingham, R.N.

Commander Geoffrey Blake, R.N.

Commander Hubert Edward Dannreuther, R.N.

Commander John Pelham Champion, R.N.

Commander Richard Lindsay Nicholson, R.N.

Commander Gerald Fortescue Longhurst, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Gordon Alston Coles, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander James Buller Kitson, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Montague George Bentinck Legge, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Roger Vincent Alison, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Ralph Frederick Seymour, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Cuthbert Patrick Blake, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Laurence Reynolds Palmer, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Henry Ruthven Moore, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Cecil Charles Brittain Vacher, R.N.

Lieutenant Jack Ernest Albert Mocatta, R.N.

Engineer Commander William Cory Sanders, R.N.

Engineer Commander Robert Spence, R.N.

Engineer Commander Reginald William Skelton, R.N.

Engineer Commander Henry Walton Kitching, R.N.

Engineer Lieutenant-Commander Harold Bertram Tostevin, R.N.

Engineer Lieutenant-Commander John Kirk Corsar, R.N.

Engineer Lieutenant-Commander Albert Arthur Green Martell, R.N.

Fleet .Surgeon Joseph Agnew Moon, R.N.

Fleet Surgeon Alexander Maclean, M.B., R.N.

Fleet Surgeon Henry William Finlayson, M.B., R.N.

Staff Surgeon Bertram Raleigh Bickford, R.N.

Staff Surgeon James McAlister Holmes, M.B., R.N.

Staff Paymaster Herbert Patrick William George Murray, R.N.

Paymaster Cyril Sheldon Johnson, R.N.

Assistant Paymaster (Acting Paymaster) Frank Todd Spickernell, R.N.

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

 


 

 

29799 - 24 OCTOBER 1916

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Commander Ernest William Leir, R.N.

Commander Charles Stuart Benning, R.N.

In recognition of their services in submarines in enemy waters.

 

Lieutenant-Commander Robert Ross Turner, R.N. In recognition of his gallantry and determination in carrying out submarine attacks on enemy ships.

 

Lieutenant-Commander Robert Henry Taunton Raikes, R.N.

 

Lieutenant George Elliott Harden, R.N. Lieutenant Harden was temporarily in command of the river gunboat "Comet" during the attack on Ctesiphon and the subsequent withdrawal to Kut-el-Amara, and behaved with great coolness during the whole period. On the 1st December, 1915, when H.M.S. "Firefly" had grounded and been abandoned, he took a boat over from the armed launch "Sumana" under very heavy fire, and brought off the "Firefly's" crew.

 

Lieutenant Humphrey Maurice Robson, R.N.

 

Flight Lieutenant Colin Roy Mackenzie, R.N.A.S. In recognition of his skill and gallantry in destroying a German kite balloon on the 7th September, 1916, under very severe anti-aircraft fire.

 


 

 

29848 - 5 DECEMBER 1916

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officer to be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order:

Flight Sub-Lieut. Edward Laston Pulling, R.N.A.S. In recognition of the skill and gallantry, which he displayed on the morning of the 28th November, 1916, in pursuing out to sea, attacking at close range, and destroying a Zeppelin, which had been engaged in a raid on England. Flight Sub-Lieutenant Pulling was exposed to machine-gun fire throughout the attack.

 


 

 

29876 - 22 DECEMBER 1916

 

(included in Army awards and lists)

 

..... undermentioned Honours and Rewards for distinguished service in the Field in Mesopotamia, with effect from 3rd June, 1916, inclusive:

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

Commander Austin Edward Harold, R.I.M.

Lt. Arthur Gordon Kinch, R.I.M.

Lt. Bruce Cuneliffe Marsh, R.I.M.

Lt. Charles Arthur Scott, R.I.M.

 


 

 

29886 - 29 DECEMBER 1916

 

..... in recognition of their services in the Battle of Jutland:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Fleet Surg. Ernest Alfred Penfold, M.B., R.N. Was in the fore medical distributing station when a heavy shell burst just outside, killing and wounding many. He was knocked down, bruised and shaken, but personally assisted in the removal of the wounded and tended them with unremitting skill and devotion for forty hours without rest. His example was invaluable in keeping up the morale of the wounded and of the medical party under very trying conditions, the shell having destroyed instruments, dressings, etc.

 

Cdr. John Coombe Hodgson, R.N. Led Destroyer attack on enemy Battle Cruisers, but, becoming engaged with enemy Destroyers, was unable to get within range. On conclusion of gun attack, in which several hostile Destroyers were sunk and the enemy beaten off, he attacked enemy Battle Fleet and fired four torpedoes under very hot fire of enemy Battleships' secondary armament. His Destroyer was struck and damaged by a shell.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Evelyn Claude Ogilvie Thomson, R.N. Senior Officer of a Division of Destroyers, and having defeated the enemy Destroyers, gallantly pressed home attack with torpedoes on enemy Battle Cruisers.

 

Capt. Harold Blount, R.M.A. Performed excellent service as officer of "Q" Turret on 31st May, as well as in the action off Heligoland in August, 1914, and at the Dogger Bank in January, 1915.

_____

 

Mine-Sweeping Operations.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Hugh Seymour, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Leslie Drew Fisher, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Daniel McDowell, R.N.

_____

 

Miscellaneous Services.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Frederick Edward Ketelbey Strong, R.N. For the successful manner in which he conducted H.M.S. "Dwarf's" actions, with the armed yacht "Herzogin Elisabeth," Joss Battery, and the armed vessel "Nachtigal," on the 9th, 11th and 16th September, 1914, respectively, as well as other important duties, which on several occasions brought him into contact with the enemy during the Cameroons Campaign.

 

Cdr. Francis Henry Grenfell, R.N.

 

Cdr. Herbert Charles Valentine Beresford Cheetham, R.D., R.N.R. As Chief Transport Officer with the Cameroons Expeditionary Force, Cdr, Cheetham performed exceptional service under a heavy fire during the attacks on Jabassi on the 8th October, 1914, and in the subsequent embarkation of troops and retirement down stream of the flotilla after dark. He commanded the advanced detachments of the Nyong flotilla on the Edea expedition, driving out a hostile party from Dehane, and thereby enabling the French troops to land without opposition.

 

Lt.-Cdr. Arthur Alured Mellin, R.N.

 

Lt.-Cdr. John de Burgh Jessop, R.N. In recognition of the skill and determination which he showed in making a successful submarine attack on an enemy light cruiser on the 19th October, 1916.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Henry George Gardiner Westmore, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. John Percival, R.N.R. Lieut.-Cdr. Percival was Acting Director of Nigeria Marine at the commencement of hostilities in the Cameroons, and was largely responsible, for the efficient manner in which the Nigeria Marine vessels were fitted out for duty with the expedition. He also performed valuable service as King's Harbour Master at Duala from the 28th September to the 14th December, 1914, when he was appointed Director of Nigeria Marine at Lagos, in which position he invariably assisted the Senior Naval officer in every way possible throughout the campaign.

The undermentioned Officer has been awarded a Bar to his Distinguished Service Order:

Cdr. Noel Frank Laurence, D.S.O., R.N. In recognition of the skill and determination which he showed in making a successful submarine attack on an enemy Battle Squadron on the 5th November, 1916. (The appointment to the Distinguished Service Order was announced in London Gazette, dated 24th February, 1916.)

_____

 

(included in army lists)

 

..... undermentioned rewards for distinguished service in the field, dated 1st January, 1917:

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

Maj. Robert Henry Darwall, R. Mar., attd. Egypt. Army.

Temp. Lt.-Col. Geoffrey Barnett Harrison, R. Marines.

Capt. (temp. Maj.) Charles Frederic Jerram, R. Mar. L.I.

Temp. Capt. William Rimington Ledgard, R. Mar. Art.

Maj. Frederick William Lumsden, R. Mar. Art.

Maj. Hugh Ferguson Montgomery, R.M.L.I.

Staff Surg. Charles Edward Cortis Stanford, M.B., Royal Navy, R.N. Div.

 

 

 

1917

 

all Admiralty, London, S.W., unless "included in Army lists", in which case issued by the War Office

 

 

29913 – 23 JANUARY 1917

 

..... award of a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order of the undermentioned officer, in recognition of his continued gallantry and distinguished services as a Flying Officer:

Commander Charles Rumney Samson, D.S.O., R.N. (Wing Commander, R.N.A.S.). (The appointment to the Distinguished Service Order was announced in London Gazette, dated 23rd October, 1914.)

 


 

 

29921 – 26 JANUARY 1917

 

(included in Army lists)

 

..... appointments of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order, in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field:

Temp. Lt.-Comdr. Bernard Henry Ellis, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry in action. When the attack was held up by heavy machine-gun fire, he pushed forward with some men and made a reconnaissance of the final position under very heavy fire. Later, he assumed command of and handled his battalion with marked courage and ability.

 

Temp. Lt. Walter Sterndale-Bennett, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry in action. He assumed command of and handled his battalion with marked courage and ability. He personally collected a party and bombed the enemy out of part of their second line, where they might have held up the attack.

 


 

 

29940 – 13 FEBRUARY 1917

 

(included in Army lists)

 

.....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:

Maj. (temp. Lt.-Col.) Francis John Winsor Cartwright, R.M.L.I. For conspicuous gallantry in action. When the attack was held up by heavy machine gun and rifle fire he went forward to the front line, where he reorganised and supervised mixed parties of men of different, units and pushed forward to the objective.

 

Lt.-Col. Alexander Richard Hamilton Hutchison, C.M.G., R.M.L.I. For conspicuous gallantry in action. When the attack was temporarily held upby heavy machine gun fire, he rallied and reorganised the front line of the attack, and ably supervised the consolidation of the final objective reached by his battalion.

 

Comdr. William George Astel Ramsay-Fairfax, Emergency List, R.N. For conspicuous gallantry in action. When the attack was temporarily held up, he reorganised the men and led a bombing attack, which cleared the enemy from a trench which threatened his flank. He afterwards organised an attack which was instrumental in capturing over 100 prisoners.

 

Rev. Stephen Augustin Lawrence Thornton, Naval Chapl. Dept., attd. R. Dub. Fus. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and determination in administering to the wounded under very heavy fire.

 

Temp. Sub-Lt. Gordon William Whittaker, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry in action. He dashed forward in broad daylight, and, single-handed, put a machine gun and its crew out of action, thereby greatly assisting in the success of the operations. He was severely wounded.

 


 

 

29947 – 16 FEBRUARY 1917

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Capt. Harry Hesketh Smyth, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Malcolm Raphael Joseph Maxwell-Scott, R.N.

Lieut. Matthew Armstrong, R.N.R.

 

Flight Lieut. Stanley James Goble, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For conspicuous bravery and skill in attacking hostile aircraft on numerous occasions. On 7th November, 1916, he attacked an enemy scout and chased it down to 1,500 feet, when it was seen to land, crash into a fence, and turn over in a field. On 27th November, 1916, he attacked four hostile scouts, one of which he brought down in flames. On 4th December, 1916, on six different occasions during the same flight he attacked and drove off hostile aircraft, which threatened the bombing machines, which he was escorting, one of the hostile machines going down completely out of control.

 


 

 

29997 - 23 MARCH 1917

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Captain John Locke Marx, M.V.O., R.N.R.

Maj. Charles D'Oyly Harmar, R.M.L.I.

Lieut.-Cdr. Philip Wilfred Sidney King, R.N.

Act. Lieut.-Cdr. Wybrants Olphert, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. John Whittow Williams, R.N.R.

Lieut. Ernest Mortimer Hawkins, R.N.R.

Lieut. Edward Vaughan Davies, R.N.R.

Lieut. Ronald Neil Stuart, R.N.R.

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

_____

 

The undermentioned Officers have been awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order for subsequent acts of gallantry:

Cdr. Francis Henry Grenfell, D.S.O., R.N. (The appointment to the Distinguished Service Order was announced in London Gazette dated 1st January, 1917.)

 

Cdr. Edmund Laurence Braithwaite Lockyer, D.S.O., R.N. (The appointment to the Distinguished Service Order was announced in London Gazette dated 1st January, 1915.)

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Alured Mellin. D.S.O., R.N. (The appointment to the Distinguished Service Order was announced in London Gazette dated 1st January, 1917)

 


 

 

30001 - 23 MARCH 1917

 

(included in Army lists)

 

..... appointment 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. Surg. Harold Boultbee Padwick, R.N. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He remained in the open, and continued to tend the wounded under very heavy fire. Later, he proceeded to Headquarters, and at great personal risk brought in many wounded men. He displayed great courage and determination throughout the operations.

 


 

 

30015 - 10 APRIL 1917

 

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

 

To be Companion of the Distinguished Service Order:

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

 


 

 

30023 - 17 APRIL 1917

 

(included in Army lists)

 

..... appointments of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

 

30029 - 20 APRIL 1917

 

Honours for Service in the Patrol Cruisers.

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Humphrey Hugh Smith, R.N.

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

_____

 

Honours for Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order:

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

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Cdr. Francis William Hanan, R.N.

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

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

 


 

 

30061 - 8 MAY 1917

 

DOVER STRAITS ACTION

 

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

 

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

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

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

 


 

 

30064 - 11 MAY 1917

 

(included in Army lists)

 

..... a 2nd Bar to the Distinguished Service Order to:

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

_____

 

..... a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order to:

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

 _____

 

..... for Distinguished Service in the Field.

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

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

 


 

 

30066 - 11 MAY 1917

 

Honours for Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

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

 

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

 

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

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

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

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

Lieut. George Fagan Bradshaw, R.N.

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

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

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

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

_____

 

Honours to the Mercantile Marine.

 

..... in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

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

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

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

 


 

 

30088 - 22 MAY 1917

 

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

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Alan Cameron Bruce, R.N.

Capt. Edwin Harold Edwards, R.N.

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

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

Cdr. Arthur Kemmis Betty, R.N.

Cdr. Lionel John Garfit Anderson, R.N.

Cdr. Hubert Seeds Monroe, R.N.

Cdr. Francis Alexander Clutterbuck, R.N.

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

Cdr. Wilfrid Ward Hunt, R.N.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

_____

 

Honours for Service in the Dover Patrol.

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

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

Cdr. George Ronald Beddard Blount, R.N.

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

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Berwick Curtis, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Basil John Douglas Guy, V.C., R.N.

Lieut. Arthur Walter Forbes, R.N.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Thomas Charles Carpenter Bolster, R.N. In recognition of conspicuously gallant conduct on the 15th of April, 1917, when he took his destroyer into a mined area to rescue survivors from a hospital ship, which had been sunk by a mine, and from a patrol boat, which had struck a mine in proceeding to the assistance of the hospital ship. His handling of his destroyer in heavy weather and taking her alongside the wreck of the patrol boat was a splendid piece of seamanship.

_____

 

Honours for Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. John Joseph Malone, R.N.A.S. For successfully attacking and bringing down hostile aircraft on numerous occasions. At about 6.30 a.m. on 23rd April, 1917, while on patrol, he attacked a hostile scout and drove it down under control. He then attacked a second scout, which, after the pilot had been hit, turned over on its back and went down through the clouds. A third scout, attacked by him from a distance of about twenty yards, descended completely out of control. While engaging a fourth machine he ran out of ammunition, so returned to the advanced landing ground, replenished his supply, and at once returned and attacked another hostile formation, one of which he forced down out of control. On the afternoon of 24th April, 1917, he engaged a hostile two-seater machine and, after badly wounding the observer, forced it to land on our side of the lines.

 


 

 

30111 - 1 JUNE 1917

 

..... in recognition of their services in the prosecution of the war:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Adml. Alexander William Chisholm-Batten, M.V.O. (tempy. Capt., R.N.R.).

Adml. John Denison (tempy. Capt., R.N.R.).

Adml. Sir Alfred Wyndham Paget, K.C.B., K.C.M.G. (tempy. Capt., R.N.R.).

Vice-Adml. Arthur Calvert Clarke, C.M.G. (tempy. Capt., R.N.R.).

Vice-Adml. Frederick Owen Pike (tempy. Capt., R.N.R.).

Capt. William Francis Benwell, R.N.

Capt. Edmund Clifton Carver, R.N.

Cdr. Wion de Malpas Egerton, R.N.

Cdr. Francis Alexander Waddilove Buller, R.N.

Cdr. Malcolm Lennon Goldsmith, R.N.

Cdr. Fischer Surges Watson, R.N.

Cdr. Miles Brock Birkett, R.N.

Cdr. Morton Smart, R.N.V.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Bertram Chalmers Watson, R.N.

Act. Lieut.-Cdr. Maurice MacMahon, R.N.R.

_____

 

(included in Army lists)

 

..... for distinguished service in the field:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Temp. Lt.-Comdr. Harry Ernest Funnell, R.N.V.R.

Rev. Charles Wilfred Gwennap Moore, M.A., T./Chapl., R.N.

Temp. Maj. George Herbert Spittle, R.E. (late R.M.).

Maj. (temp. Lt.-Col.) Edward Fynmore Trew, R.M.

Capt. (temp. Maj.) William Henry Lainson Tripp, R.M.A.

 

 


 

 

30133 - 15 JUNE 1917

 

EAST AFRICAN CAMPAIGN

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Commander Reginald James Newall Watson, R.N. Was in charge of landing party at Bagamoyo on 15th August, 1916, and displayed great dash and energy in the face of unexpectedly superior forces.

 

Engineer-Commander Francis John Roskruge, R.N. Kept the squadron and H.M.S. ''Hyacinth" in a state of continuous efficiency for over two years with the smallest possible allowance for necessary repairs.

 

Flight Lieutenant Edwin Rowland Moon, R.N.A.S. (now prisoner of war). Since April, 1916, has carried out constant flights over the enemy's coast, including reconnaissances, bomb-dropping and spotting for gun fire in all weathers. Has shown great coolness and resource on all occasions.

_____

 

..... in recognition of (their) services with the East African Military Forces:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Commander George Stanley Thornley, R.N., Senior Naval Officer, Lake Victoria Nyanza. Rendered most efficient assistance to the Military throughout the campaign.

 


 

 

30147 - 22 JUNE 1917

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Francis Martin Leake, R.N.

Cdr. (now Capt.) Selwyn Mitchell Day, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles Harold Jones, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Kenneth Faviell Sworder, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Geoffrey Warburton, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Geoffrey Robert Sladen Watkins, R.N.

Lieut. Thomas Edward Price, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. Frederick Henry Peterson, D.S.C., R.N.R.

Lieut. William Donald Beaton, R.N.R

The undermentioned Officers have been awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order for subsequent acts of gallantry:

Cdr. Victor Lindsay Arbuthnot Campbell, D.S.O., R.N. (The appointment to the Distinguished Service Order was announced in London Gazette dated 3rd June 1915.)

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Robert Henry Taunton Raikes, D.S.O., R.N. (The appointment to the Distinguished Service Order was announced in London Gazette dated 25th Oct. 1916.)

_____

 

Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

..... appointments to the Distinguished Service Order:

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

 

Flt. Lieut. Herbert George Brackley, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. In recognition of his services on the morning of 14th April, 1917, when he carried out a raid on Bruges Harbour with good results in spite of difficult conditions. Great credit is due to him for his persistence and determination. He also dropped bombs on Ostend seaplane base on the night of 3-4 May, 1917, making two trips.

_____

 

Honours to the Mercantile Marine.

 

..... in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Frederick Maude Maling, D.S.O. (Lieut., R.N.R.).

 


 

 

30153 - 26 JUNE 1917

 

Honours for Service in the Auxiliary Patrol.

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Archibald Bertram Watson Higginson, R.N.

Cdr. Bertram William Lothian Nicholson, R.N.

Cdr. Harry Francis Cayley, R.N.

Cdr. Frederick Hume Musgrave Custance, R.D., R.N.R.

Cdr. John Roberts, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Henry Smith, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) William Bradley, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Henry Stockwell, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. William Henry Kelly, R.N.R.

Lieut. (Act. Lieut.-Cdr.) Leonard C. Cockrell, R.N.R.

 


 

 

30159 - 29 JUNE 1917

 

Addendum Dated 2 July 1917

 

Honours for Service in Mine-Sweeping Operations.

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Francis Evelyn Massy Dawson, R.N.

Capt. William Rawdon Napier, R.N.

Cdr. Robert William Dalgety, R.N.

Cdr. Ronald Scott Jervoise Wigram, R.N.

Cdr. Eric Walter Harbord, R.N.

Cdr. Basil Richard Brooke, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Cyril Prescott Franklin, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Graham Cunningham Glen, R.N.

..... in recognition of his services in the prosecution of the war :

Admiral Robert Stevenson Dalton Cuming (temp. Capt., R.N.R.)  (The award of the DSO was for services in command of Armed Yachts of Auxiliary Patrol. He commanded yacht 'Aries' & then another 'Atalanta' up until Feb 1917. He was then appointed Commodore of Patrols working from the parent cruiser 'Thetis'. He was invested with the Insignia of the Distinguished Service Order at Buckingham Palace on 17 July 1918. With thanks to Peter Grainger-Allen, a family member, 25 Aug 2013)

 


 

 

30182 - 13 JULY 1917

 

EAST AFRICAN CAMPAIGN

 

..... (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.

 


 

 

30188 - 17 JULY 1917

 

(included in Army lists)

 

..... 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.)

_____

 

..... 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.

 


 

 

30194 - 20 JULY 1917

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

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.

_____

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

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.

_____

 

Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

..... 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.

 


 

 

30227 - 10 AUGUST 1917

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

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.

_____

 

Honours 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.

_____

 

Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

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:

 


 

 

30258 - 28 AUGUST 1917

 

Honours for Service 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.

_____

 

Honours 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.

_____

 

Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

.....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.

 


 

 

30285 - 14 SEPTEMBER 1917

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

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.

_____

 

Honours 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).

_____

 

Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

..... 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.

 


 

 

30298 - 21 SEPTEMBER 1917

 

MESOPOTAMIAN CAMPAIGN

 

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

 

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.

 


 

 

30316 - 28 SEPTEMBER 1917

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

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.

_____

 

Honours for 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.

(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.).

 


 

 

30363 - 30 OCTOBER 1917

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

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.

_____

 

Honours for Service in Submarines.

 

..... 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.

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

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

 

Lieut. Alpin Errol Thomson, R.N.

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

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

_____

 

Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Flt. Sub-Lieut. Bernard Arthur Smart, R.N.A.S.

_____

 

Honours to the Mercantile Marine.

 

..... in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Benjamin William George (Lieut., R.N.R.).

 


 

 

30386 - 16 NOVEMBER 1917

 

Honours 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.

_____

 

Honours to 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.

 


 

 

30408 - 27 NOVEMBER 1917

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Robin Wynell Mayow Lloyd, R.N.

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

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.

_____

 

Honours for 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.

 


 

 

30437 - 18 DECEMBER 1917

 

Honours 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.

_____

 

Honours for the Mercantile Marine.

 

..... in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the War:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. George Badenoch Murray (Lieut., R.N.R.).

Ch. Offr. James Martin (Lieut., R.N.R.).

 


 

 

30450 - 28 DECEMBER 1917

(included in Army lists)

 

..... 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.

 


 

 

30451 - 28 DECEMBER 1917

..... 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, R.N.A.S.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. (Act. Capt.) William Marshall, D.S.O., R.D., R.N.R.

 

 

 

1918

 

all Admiralty, London, S.W., unless "included in Army lists", in which case issued by the War Office

 

 

30482 - 15 JANUARY 1918

 

(included in Army lists)

 

..... rewards for gallantry and distinguished service in the Field. The acts of gallantry for which the decorations have been awarded will be announced in the London Gazette as early as practicable:

 

Awarded a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Order. (Listed in more detail in 30651)

T./Lt.-Comdr. (A./Comdr.) Arthur Holland Asquith, D.S.O., R.N.V.R. (D.S.O. gazetted 17th April, 1917.) (1st Bar gazetted 18th July, 1917.)

Awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order. (Listed in more detail in 30651)

T./Surg. William James McCracken, D.S.O., M.C., M.B., R.N. (D.S.O. gazetted 18th July, 1917.)

 


 

 

30514 - 5 FEBRUARY 1918

 

(included in Army lists)

 

..... rewards for distinguished services rendered in connection with Military Operations in Mesopotamia. Dated 1st January, 1918:

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

T /Maj. (Lt.-Comdr., R.N.R.) Herbert Fairweather, R.E.

 


 

 

30536 - 19 FEBRUARY 1918

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Olive Neville Rolfe, R.N.

Lieut. Edgar Hippisley Dolphin, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Harry Charles Birnie, R.N.R.

Lieut. (Act. Lieut.-Cdr.) Edmund Gilchrist Wrightson, R.N.R.

Lieut. (Act. Lieut.-Cdr.) Frederick William Robinson, R.N.R.

Act. Lieut. William Alexander Florence, R.N.R.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Salisbury Hamilton Simpson, D.S.O., R.N.

To receive a Second Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

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

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Philip Henry Trimmer, R.N. In recognition of the good work and arduous service performed by him in command of the Rufigi River Transport Service between December, 1916, and July, 1917. He carried out the task of transporting motor-boats overland from Dar-es-Salaam to the river near Kibambawe in spite of almost insurmountable difficulties and often under shell fire. The presence of the motor-boats on the upper Rufigi River was of the very greatest assistance to the military operations.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) the Hon. Evelyn Arthur Grenville Gore-Langton, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) William Faulkner Pollard, R.D., R.N.R.

In recognition of their services in Minesweeping Operations abroad during the period June, 1916, to June, 1917.

_____

 

Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Wing Cdr. Frederick William Bowhill, R.N. In recognition of his invaluable services as Comdg. Officer of the R.N.A.S., employed in connection with military operations in East Africa. It is due to his experience and unceasing labour that his small unit of the R.N.A.S. has been of such assistance to the military operations. He has instilled a high sense of discipline into those under his orders.

_____

 

Honours to the Mercantile Marine

 

..... in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Capt. Alfred Thompson Pope (Lieut., R.N.R.).

 


 

 

30555 - 1 MARCH 1918

 

(included in Army Lists)

 

.....rewards for gallantry and distinguished service in the Field. The acts of gallantry for which the decorations have been awarded will be announced in the London Gazette as early as practicable:

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order. (Listed in more detail in 30845)

T./Lt. Comdr. Archibald Walter Buckle, R.N.V.R.

T./Sub-Lt. Herbert Donaldson, R.N.V.R.

T./Lt. Walter Kilroy Harris, M.C., R.N.V.R.

T./Comdr. Henry Brodhurst Pollock, R.N.V.R.

 


 

 

30564 - 5 MARCH 1918

 

Honours for Services in Destroyer and Torpedo Boat Flotillas

 

..... services in Destroyer and Torpedo Boat Flotillas during the period ending 31st December, 1917:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order

Capt. Robert Arthur Hornell, R.N.

Cdr. Gerald Langton Parnell, R.N.

Cdr. Geoffrey Mackworth, R.N.

Cdr. Dashwood Fowler Moir, R.N.

Cdr. Robert Gerald Hamond, R.N.

Cdr. George Holbrow Lang, R.N.

Cdr. Reginald Stannus Goff, R.N.

Cdr. Richard Matthew King, R.N.

Cdr. James Vandeleur Creagh, R.N.

Cdr. George Herbert Knowles, R.N.

Cdr. Richard Bruce England, R.N.

Engr. Cdr. Alfred Saunders, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Percy John Helyar, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Raymond Jocelyn Harris-St. John, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. William Jock Whitworth, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. John Jackson Cuthbert Ridley, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Edward Osborne Broadley, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Vernon Saumarez Butler, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Edward Pender Usticke Pender, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Algernon Edmund Penrice Lyons, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Henry Dawson Crawford Stanistreet, R.N.

Engr. Lieut.-Cdr. George Henry Sampson Sanders, R.N.

Engr. Lieut.-Cdr. Harry Cyril Rodney Johnson, R.N.

Engr. Lieut.-Cdr. George Duncan Campbell, R.N.

Engr. Lieut.-Cdr. Colin John Gray, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Cyril Edwards, R.N.R.

Lieut. (Act. Lieut.-Cdr.) Robert Love Alexander, R.N.R.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

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

 


 

 

30581 - 15 MARCH 1918

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

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

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

_____

 

Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order

Sqdn. Cdr. Edwin Rowland Moon, D.S.O., R.N.A.S. In recognition of the resource and gallantry displayed by him in the following circumstances:

On the 6th January, 1917, whilst on a reconnaissance flight over the Rufiji Delta with Cdr. The Hon. Richard O. B. Bridgeman, D.S.O., R.N., as observer, he was obliged by engine trouble to descend in one of the creeks, where it became necessary to destroy the seaplane to avoid the possibility of its being captured. For three whole days the two officers wandered about the delta in their efforts to avoid capture and to rejoin their ship. During this time they had little or nothing to eat, and were continually obliged to swim across the creeks, the bush on the banks being impenetrable. On the morning of the 7th January they constructed a raft of three spars and some latticed window-frames. After paddling and drifting on this for the whole of the 7th and 8th January, they were finally carried out to sea on the morning of the 9th, when Cdr. Bridgeman, who was not a strong swimmer, died of exhaustion and exposure. In the late afternoon Flt. Cdr. Moon managed to reach the shore, and was taken prisoner by the Germans. He was released from captivity on the 21st November, 1917. He displayed the greatest gallantry in attempting to save the life of his companion.

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

For services with the Royal Naval Transport Service in France.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. St. Leger Stanley Warden, R.N.

 


 

 

30616 - 5 APRIL 1918

 

Honours for Service in the Auxiliary Patrol.

 

..... recognition of their services in vessels of the Auxiliary Patrol between 1 January and 31 December, 1917:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order

Capt. John Philip Rolleston, R.N.R. (Rear-Adml., retd.).

Cdr. Walter John Tite Saunders, R.N.

Cdr. Wyndham Forbes, R.N.

Cdr. Andrew Hambly, R.N.

Cdr. Arthur Henry de Kantzow, R.N.

Cdr. (act. Capt.) Richard William Broughton Blacklin, R.D., R.N.R.

Cdr. (act. Capt.) William Erasmus Smith, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Cecil Brooks, R.D., R.N.R.

_____

 

Honours for Service in Vessels Employed on Patrol and Escort Duty.

 

..... services in Vessels of the Royal Navy employed on Patrol and Escort duty during the period 1st January to 31st December, 1917:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Walter Egerton Woodward, R.N.

Cdr. William Henry Darwall, R.N.

Engr.-Cdr. James Daniel Williamson, R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Reginald Carwithen Richardson, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Hans Oppen, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) Thomas William Bennett, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut. William Powlett Evans, R.N.R.

Lieut. (act. Lieut.-Cdr.) Charles Douglas Simmons, R.N.R.

_____

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut. Henry James Hartnoll, R.N.

Lieut, (act. Lieut.-Cdr.) Arthur Percy Melsom, R.N.R.

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Lieut.-Cdr. (Actg. Cdr.) Reginald Salmon, R.N.R. For services in connection with the recovery of a German mine, which had fouled the wire of H.M. Trawler "Manx King," on 12th December, 1917. By the measures ordered and personally superintended by him the mine was eventually rendered innocuous. He set an excellent example to all on board by his coolness and courage in a dangerous situation.

_____

Honours to the Mercantile Marine

 

..... in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Evan Evans (Lieut., R.N.R.).

 


 

 

30635 - 16 APRIL 1918

 

Honours for Service in Mine-Sweeping Operations

 

..... in recognition of their services in minesweeping operations between the 1st April and 31st December, 1917:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order

Cdr Alexander Gibson Hamilton, R N

Lieut -Cdr Harold Tom Baillie Grohman, RN

_____

 

Honours for the Submarine Service

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Frederick Avenel Sommerville, R.N.

Cdr. Geoffrey Layton, R.N.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Charles John Limpenny, R.N.

_____

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Algernon Robert Smithwick, R.N.

 


 

 

30643 - 19 APRIL 1918

 

(included in Army lists)

 

..... in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field

 

Awarded a Third Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

 Lieut.-Col. (T./Brig.-Genl.) Frederick William Lumsden, V.C., D.S.O., R.M.A. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a large raid on the enemy's lines, in which a portion of his brigade formed the left of the attack, he first superintended the assembly in our advanced line, and then advanced to each successive objective, encouraging the men. At the final objective, where, owing to heavy machine-gun and rifle fire and the exhaustion of the troops, there was some slight hesitation, he led the assault on a group of seven "pill-boxes," and after their capture made a valuable reconnaissance of the enemy's position. He then supervised the withdrawal, forming a covering party, with which he himself withdrew, being the last to leave the enemy's position. Such coolness, determination to succeed, and absolute disregard of danger not only ensured the success of the operation but afforded a magnificent example to all ranks, the value of which can hardly be exaggerated. (D.S.O. gazetted 1st January, 1917.) (1st Bar gazetted 11th May, 1917.) (2nd Bar gazetted 11th May, 1917.)

 


 

 

30651 - 23 APRIL 1918

 

(included in Army lists)

 

With reference to the awards conferred, as announced in the London Gazette dated 18th January, 1918, the following are the statements of service for which the decorations were conferred:

 

Awarded a 2nd Bar to the Distinguished Service Order. (First listed in 30482)

T./Lt.-Comdr. (A./Comdr.) Arthur Melland Asquith, D.S.O., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during two days' operations. He went through a heavy barrage and made a successful reconnaissance of an advanced position. Later, in bright moonlight, he reconnoitred some buildings which were reported to be occupied by the enemy. His advance was observed, and the enemy opened fire, but he entered one of the buildings and found it occupied by an exhausted British garrison. He returned, under heavy, fire, and brought up three platoons to relieve them. He showed great determination and resource.

 Awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.  (First listed in 30482)

T./Surg. William James McCracken, D.S.O., M.C., M.B., R.N. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in tending and evacuating the wounded in the open under heavy shelling. Hearing that there were many wounded lying in mud and water in shell-holes, he led up two platoons with stretchers. When they were fired on he made them take cover and himself advanced through the enemy's fire, bearing a Red Cross flag on his walking stick. This the enemy eventually respected, and so he was able to clear the area of wounded. By his courageous action he saved many lives.

 


 

 

30654 - 23 APRIL 1918

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

(i). Evacuation of Thermi Aerodrome.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Cecil George Chichester, R.N. In recognition of the energy, good judgment and coolness under fire with which he organised and executed the evacuation of the Aerodrome at Thermi, Mityleni, on the 9th to 15th October, 1917. The evacuation of the Aerodrome was carried out under continuous bombardment by the enemy, and was effected entirely without casualties and without loss of stores.

(ii). - Operations on the Belgian Coast.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Bernard St. George Collard, R.N.

Capt. John Alfred Moreton, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Robert Herbert Borgnis Hammond-Chambers, R.N.

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

Eng. Lieut. -Cdr. Henry Baker, R.N.R.

_____

 

Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

(1) Dunkirk.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Wing Capt. Robert Hamilton Clark-Hall, R.N.

Wing Cdr. Henry Meyrick Cave-Brown-Cave, R.N.

Sqdrn. Cdr. Roderic Stanley Dallas, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order

Wing Cdr. Redford Henry Mulock, D.S.O., R.N.A.S.

(2) Miscellaneous.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Flt. Cdr. Frank Thomas Digby, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For the consistent determination, gallantry and skill displayed by him on long-distance bombing raids, particularly on the night of the 24th-25th March, 1918. On that date, in spite of mist, which made the journey most difficult, he eventually reached his objective, which he bombed with good results.

 


 

 

30662 - 30 APRIL 1918

 

Honours for the Royal Naval Air Service.

 

..... for zeal and devotion to duty during the period from 1st July to 31st December, 1917:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Squadn. Cdr. Charles Robert Finch Noyes, R.N.

Squadn. Cdr. Vincent Nicholl, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

 


 

 

30687 - 14 MAY 1918

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Flt. Cdr. Robert Leckie, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.

_____

 

Honours for the Naval Armoured Car Squadron

 

..... in recognition of their services with the Naval Armoured Car Squadron during the Russian retreat from Galicia in July and August, 1917:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. William Wells-Hood, R.N.V.R. This officer joined the Armoured Cars at the outset of war, and served with them in Belgium, South-West Africa, France, the Caucasus, Armenia, the Dobrudja, and Galicia. Throughout the Galician retreat he fought day and night, under every sort of difficulty, always cheerful and ready, and inflicted very heavy casualties on the enemy. His last fights round Gusiatyn were very severe, and drew the praise of the Russian General in command. In the last day's fight he brought down an enemy aeroplane.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Walter Dorling Smiles, D.S.O., R.N.V.R. When the road to Brzezany was blocked in the attack of 1st July, 1917, this officer called for volunteers to destroy the obstruction, and succeeded in removing it in the face of the fiercest fire by taking cover in the adjoining ditch and rushing out during lulls to tear down wire and sandbags. Later on, during the retreat, he fought with characteristic courage until all his cars were lost in action, with the exception of a light armoured Ford. He then improvised an armoured car by taking the armour off an old car and concealing it round a lorry. With this car and a heavy armoured car borrowed from another squadron he kept the enemy at bay beyond the frontier in Austria for six hours, until all troops had crossed the river. These cars passed over the river five minutes before the last bridge was blown up, and were the last thing on wheels to leave Austrian territory.

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services

 

(i.) Action in the Heligoland Bight on the 11th November, 1917.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Maurice Fiennes FitzGerald Wilson, R.N. On recovering consciousness after being wounded, he returned to duty, and for some time aided the officer who assumed command after the captain had been mortally wounded.

(ii) Services on the Mediterranean Station.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Cdr. Arthur Penton Napier Thorowgood, R.N.

Cdr. William Henry Farrington Warren, R.A.N. (since died).

Cdr. Cyril Arthur Graeme Roberts, R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Reginald Guy Stone, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. George Francis Lyon Labouverie Page, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Bannatyne Arnold Baker. R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Hugh Barrington Worsley, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Trevor Eardley-Wilmot, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Philip George Wodehouse, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Frederick Cobb Finnis, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Dru Drury Smyth, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Joseph William Greenhill, R.N.R.

(iii.) Miscellaneous.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. the Hon. Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Alastair Gordon, R.N.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. the Hon. Matthew Robert Best, M.V.O., D.S.O., R.N.

 


 

 

30716 - 31 MAY 1918

 

(included in Army lists)

 

..... in connection with Military Operations in France and Flanders. Dated 3rd June, 1918:

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

Maj. Alan George Barwys Bourne, M.V.O., R.M. Arty.

Maj. and Bt. Lt.-Col. (T./Lt.-Col.) Richard Foster Carter Foster, R.M.A.

 


 

 

30723 - 31 MAY 1918

 

Admiralty, 3rd June, 1918.

 

..... Companions of the Distinguished Service Order, in recognition of their services in the prosecution of the war:

Vice-Adml. Frank Hannan Henderson, C.M.G.

Rear-Adml. Hugh Thomas Hibbert.

Capt. George Bennett Weston Young, R.N.

Capt. Arthur Napier Heathcote, R.N.

Capt. Herbert Neville Rolfe, R.N.

Capt. Thomas Philip Walker, R.N.R. (Adml., retired.).

Cdr. (act. Capt.) William Henry Owen, R.N.R.

Cdr. (act. Capt.) Thomas Alban Jones, R.D., R.N.R.

Cdr. Randal Borough McCowen, R.N.

Eng.-Cdr. Elias George Pallot, R.N.

Eng.-Cdr. William Symington Torrance, R.N.

Cdr. Oswald Charles Merriman Barry, R.N.

Maj. William Skeffington Poe, R.M.A.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) Oliver Locker Lampson, C.M.G., M.P., R.N.V.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Avison Scott, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Cuthbert Winthrop Swithinbank, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Christopher John Frederick Wood, R.N.

 


 

 

30732 - 4 JUNE 1918

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Sidney Arthur Geary Hill, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Henry Maurice Coombs, R.N.

Lieut. Percy Sutcliffe Peat, R.N.R.

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order

Staff Payr. Henry Prosser Williams, R.N. For services with the Royal Naval Siege Guns on shore in Flanders from July 1917 to February, 1918. He has shown personal bravery, sound judgment, and great devotion to duty and in addition to his regular duties has performed executive officers' work, which required technical skill and judgment.

 

Cdr. John Albert Leighton, R.N.R. In recognition of his services in connection with the transfer of British ships from the Baltic. He displayed the greatest tact and determination in carrying out this task in the face of great difficulties and opposition.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Jamieson Boyd Adams, R.N.R. For services with the Royal Naval Siege Guns on shore in Flanders from August, 1916, to March, 1918. He has on many occasions displayed the greatest gallantry and devotion to duty, and set a high example of cheerfulness, thoroughness and keenness.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Gervase William Heaton Heaton, D.S.O., R.N. For skill and bravery shown by him in recovering enemy mines.

 


 

 

30756 - 18 JUNE 1918

 

Honours for Services in the Action with Enemy Destroyers off the Belgian Coast on the 21st March, 1918.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Cdr. Roger L'Estrange Murray Rede, R.N., Commanding H.M.S. "Botha." He took his ship through a heavy barrage of gun-fire, and, without waiting to ascertain that the rest of his division were following, proceeded to engage the enemy with ram, torpedo and gun fire. He rammed and cut in two an enemy torpedo-boat. The success of the action was undoubtedly due to his gallant leadership and initiative.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Percy Ralph Passawer Percival D.S.O., R.N., Commanding H.M.S. "Morris." For the great initiative and promptitude shown by him. Kept good station during the first stage of the action, opening fire with . "Botha." On the latter being disabled, showed great initiative in continuing and pressing home the action, torpedoing and sinking an enemy torpedo-boat. Showed great promptitude, in taking "Botha" in tow and brought her safely into harbour.

_____

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Bertram Fox Hayes, C.M.G., R.D., R.N.R.

Lieut. -Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Philip Leslie Goddard, R.N.

Lieut. Claud Bartrington Barry, R.N.

_____

 

Honours for Service in Patrol Cruisers.

 

..... services in the Patrol Cruisers under the command of Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald G. O. Tupper, K.C.B., C.V.O., and Vice-Admiral Sir Montague E. Browning, K.C.B., M.V.O., during the period 1st January to 31st December, 1917:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Harry Thring Bennett, R.N.

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. John Austin Gaimes, R.N. In recognition of his services in submarines.

 

Surg. (act. Staff-Surg.) Edward Leicester Atkinson, R.N. In recognition of his services as Senior Medical Officer of the R.M.A. Howitzer Brigade since the 26th May, 1916. He has carried out his duties with the greatest zeal and energy, and has shown an excellent example by his fearlessness and devotion to duty. He has been twice wounded, and would have been relieved but for his strong desire to remain at his post.

 

Surg. (act. Staff Surg.) William Bradbury, M.B., R.N. In recognition of his services with the Royal Naval Division in Gallipoli and France. As Medical Officer of the Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division, in Gallipoli, he did exceptionally good work, often under the most trying circumstances.

 


 

 

30807 - 19 JULY 1918

 

ZEEBRUGGE AND OSTEND RAIDS

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Cdr. Edward Oliver Brudenell Seymour Osborne, R.N. Gunnery Officer on Staff of Vice-Admiral Dover. Was responsible for the fitting out of "Vindictive" with howitzers, mortars, pompom and machine-guns. During the action displayed an exceptional combination of knowledge, skill, courage and devotion to duty in circumstances of great difficulty and danger.

 

Cdr. Alfred Edmund Godsal, R.N. (Since killed in action). This officer in "Brilliant" led the Ostend blockships and stood in to the shore in the face of a tremendous barrage from the shore batteries, the wind having shifted and driven back the smoke screen at a critical moment. His spirit and bearing were those of a very gallant officer; he at once volunteered on hearing that another operation was in contemplation.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Kenneth Cary Helyar, R.N. ("North Star"). While his vessel was lying totally disabled and under heavy fire from shore batteries off Zeebrugge, displayed the greatest bravery and devotion to duty. He refused to leave his ship until she was sinking under his feet. Showed throughout an admirable example to those under him.

 

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Ronald Charles Boddie, R.N. ("Thetis"). When both engines of "Thetis" had been disabled and the order to clear the engine-room given, the ship being in a sinking condition, this officer returned to the engine-room. He got the starboard engine going ahead, thereby enabling the ship to be turned into the fairway before she was sunk.

 

Lieut. (actg. Lieut.-Cdr.) Keith Robin Hoare, D.S.C., R.N.V.R. When "Sirius" was sinking he went alongside in his motor-launch under very heavy fire and took off 50 of the crew; then proceeding to "Brilliant" he took on board 16 men, and afterwards returning to "Sirius" took off remainder of officers and crew. He showed the utmost coolness and judgment in handling his vessel throughout.

 

Lieut. Harold George Campbell, R.N. ("Daffodil"). Handled his ship magnificently under extremely heavy and unceasing fire; but for his skill and devotion the storming parties from "Vindictive" could neither have landed, nor, having been landed, recovered. During the greater part of the time he was suffering from a wound in the eyes.

 

Lieut. Stuart Sumner Bonham-Carter, R.N. ("Intrepid"). Handled his ship with great skill and coolness in a position of considerable danger under heavy fire. Great credit is due to him for his success in sinking ''Intrepid" in the Bruges Canal.

 

Lieut. Cecil Courtenay Dickinson, R.N. Was in command of the demolition party, displaying able leadership, and did splendid work on the mole. Was of the greatest assistance in securing "Vindictive" alongside and in facilitating the retirement from the mole. His work after the ship had left the mole was invaluable.

 

Lieut. Oscar Henderson, R.N. ("Iris II."). When a shell carried away the port side of the bridge of his ship and caused a serious fire amongst the ammunition and bombs, he led a volunteer fire party with a hose on to the upper deck to quench the fire. Took over the command of the ship after Cdr. Gibbs had been mortally wounded.

 

Lieut. Arthur Eric Pole Welman, D.S.C., R.N. During the action the units of the coastal motor-boat flotilla under his command were handled in a masterly manner, rendering the greatest service in screening and rescue work. He, himself, was in a coastal motorboat, and was always in the most exposed positions across the harbour entrance covering "Vindictive," "Iris II." and "Daffodil" by smoke screen.

 

Lieut. John Campbell Annesley, R.N. In command of a coastal motor-boat showed great bravery when under heavy machine-gun and battery fire at short range. He continued to make smoke screens, and only withdrew when he and all his crew had been wounded.

 

Lieut. Edward Whaley Billyard-Leake, R.N. ("Iphigenia"). Exhibited the greatest bravery, and is deserving of much credit for placing his ship by calculated manoeuvring under heavy fire exactly where he wanted to place her to block the canal, before blowing his charges and leaving the ship.

 

Surg. Frank Pearce Pocock, M.C., R.N. ("Iris II."). By his devotion to duty, he undoubtedly saved many lives. When "Iris II." was hit he at once commenced tending the wounded, and as all the sick-berth staff were killed, had all the work to do alone. After the dynamo was damaged, he had to work by candle and torchlight.

 

Lieut. John Howell-Price, D.S.C., R.N.R. (H.M. Submarine C3). His assistance in placing Submarine C3 between the piles of the viaduct before the fuse was lighted and she was abandoned was invaluable. His behaviour in a position of extreme danger was exemplary.

 

Lieut. Roland Bourke, R.N.V.R. Throughout the action showed the greatest coolness and skill in handling his motor-launch. Repeatedly went alongside "Brilliant" under very heavy fire and took off 38 officers and men. Took in tow and brought back to harbour another motor-launch which was damaged.

 

Lieut. Hugh Alexander Littleton, R.N.V.R. Handled his motor-launch in a magnificent manner. Embarked over sixty officers and men from "Thetis" under heavy machine-gun fire at close range. It was solely due to his courage and daring that his boat succeeded in making good her escape with the survivors of the " Thetis."

 

Capt. Arthur Reginald Chater, R.M.L.I. Was of the greatest assistance in keeping up communication between the various units of the battalion, and carried out his duties in a calm manner, which greatly contributed to the success of the operations. Gave great assistance in the preparation of the plan for the assault.

 

Lieut. (actg. Capt.) Reginald Alexander Dallas Brooks, R.M.A. ("Vindictive"). He imbued his men with the highest degree of devotion to duty. The manner in which the howitzer, in its exposed position on the quarter deck, was used under his personal direction was very fine.

 

Chaplain Rev. Charles John Eyre Peshall, B.A., R.N. ("Vindictive"). His cheerful encouragement and assistance to the wounded, calm demeanour during the din of battle, strength of character, and splendid comradeship were most conspicuous to all with whom he came in contact. Showed great physical strength, and did almost superhuman work in carrying wounded from the mole, over the brows into "Vindictive."

 

Lieut. Theodore Frederic Vernon Cooke, R.M.L.I. By his personal bravery under fire set a magnificent example to his men, and led them forward with the greatest courage and dash in spite of being wounded. He was wounded a second time whilst endeavouring to carry a wounded man back to the ship.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut. Francis Charles Harrison, D.S.O., R.N. Was in charge of a coastal motor-boat division operating off Ostend. Led his division with conspicuous ability and resource, and carried out the whole programme up to the last moment. Laid out the calcium flares to mark the pier ends in a most efficient manner under a heavy fire from both shore batteries and machine-guns.

 


 

 

30813 - 23 JULY 1918

 

(included in Army lists)

 

..... in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field:

 

Awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

T./Lt.-Cmdr. Archibald Walter Buckle, D.S.O., R.N.D., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a battalion. He repelled the enemy's attack, organised a counter-attack, and drove the enemy completely out of the menaced area. It was largely due to his courage, initiative and leadership that this important success was obtained. (D.S.O. gazetted 4th March, 1918.)

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

T./Comdr. Daniel Marcus William Beak, M.C., R.N.D., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a night attack by the enemy the right flank of his division was left in a dangerous position. He arranged for a flank to be formed in that direction, and subsequently covered the retirement of two brigades with a composite rear-guard which he organised and commanded. His initiative and presence of mind greatly assisted in extricating these brigades from a very difficult situation. Throughout, the skilful handling of his battalion was particularly noticeable.

 

Maj. (A./Lt.-Col.) Noel Stanley Clutterbuck, R.M.L.I. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when he handled his battalion in a most skilful manner during a successful counterattack, when the whole of the lost ground was regained he personally led the attack, which was organised with great promptitude.

 

Maj. (A./Lt.-Col.) Edward Keeling Fletcher, R.M.L.I. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when, by a personal reconnaissance, which proved to be invaluable, he discovered that a gap had been made on the right flank of his battalion, and he dealt with the situation promptly; and again, on the following morning, when he led a successful counter-attack, which regained all the lost ground.

 


 

 

30833 - 6 AUGUST 1918

 

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

 

..... in recognition of their gallantry in the action between H.M. Torpedo Boat Destroyers "Mary Rose" and "Strongbow'' and three German light cruisers which attacked a convoy on the 17th October, 1917:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Edward Brooke, R.N. In command of H.M.S. "Strongbow," fought a gallant action against overwhelming odds in endeavouring to protect a convoy. He was severely wounded during the engagement.

_____

 

Honours for Services In Action With Enemy Submarines.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut. Richard Ivor Pulleyne, D.S.C., R.N.

Lieut. Charles Loftus Tottenham, R.N.R.

_____

 

Honours for Services in Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Roy Neville Suter, R.N. In recognition of the zeal and ability displayed by him as Flag Commander to the Rear-Admiral, Persian Gulf and Mesopotamia, from June, 1917, to May, 1918. Lieut.-Cdr. Suter has served in the trying climate of this station for five years, and took part in many actions whilst in command of H.M.S. "Lawrence."

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Cyril Herbert Gordon Benson, R.N. In recognition of great gallantry displayed in carrying out specially dangerous minesweeping operations.

 


 

 

30845 - 13 AUGUST 1918

 

(included in Army lists)

 

With reference to the awards conferred as announced in the London Gazette dated 4th Match, 1918, the following are the statements of service for which the decorations were conferred:

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order. (First listed in 30555)

T./Lt.-Comdr. Archibald Walter Buckle, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in command of a battalion detailed to counter-attack, he carried out a daring reconnaissance, under extremely heavy artillery fire, enabling him to form sound dispositions, which resulted in the recapture of an important position. Throughout the day his coolness and example inspired all ranks.

 

T./Sub. Lt. Herbert Donaldson, R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a company in the front line which was subjected to several intense bombardments, after which the enemy attacked six times. They were driven off on each occasion, and the position was held intact, although one flank was in the air. He worked continually, getting the shattered line into a state of defence, and set his men a magnificent example of courage and determination. When the enemy attacked with liquid flame and forced back his flank a short distance, he led a counterattack which re-established the position and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy.

 

T./Lt. Walter Kilroy Harris, M.C., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy attacked under an intense bombardment and captured his trench, he directed repeated bombing attacks until he had regained half the trench and established block which was hotly contested all day. Towards evening he led a bombing attack along both sides of the trench, which regained the whole position and resulted in the capture of five enemy machine guns. Throughout the day he led his company with great courage and determination under heavy fire, and set them a magnificent example. It was entirely due to his efforts that the position was re-established.

 

T./Comdr. Henry Brodhurst Pollock. R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great fearlessness and ability in handling his battalion in a most difficult situation during an attack. Under very heavy shell fire he personally superintended the reorganisation of his line, and inspired his men by his example of coolness and gallantry.

 


 

 

30870 - 27 AUGUST 1918

 

OSTEND RAID - HONOURS

 

..... (see Ostend Raid - Honours, Naval Despatch dated 24 July 1918):

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

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

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

Engr.-Cdr. William Archibald Bury, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Jean Louis Miéville, R.N.V.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur George Watts, R.N.V.R.

Lieut.-Cdr. Raphael Saunders, R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Sir John Meynell Alleyne, Bart., D.S.C., R.N.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Keith Robin Hoare, D.S.O., D.S.C., A.M., R.N.V.R.

Lieut. Arthur Eric Pole Welman, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.

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

 


 

 

30900 - 13 SEPTEMBER 1918

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut. Oliver North, R.N.

Lieut. Geoffrey Howard Barnish, R.N.R.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut. Guy D'Oyly-Hughes, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.

_____

 

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

 

..... in recognition of their services on the occasion of the sortie of the "Goeben" and "Breslau" from the Dardanelles on the 20th January, 1918:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut-Cdr. Joseph Bernard Newill, R.N. (H.M.S. "Tigress"). For the great skill and gallantry displayed by him in handling his ship in the presence of a greatly superior enemy force and under heavy fire. He performed most efficiently his main duty of shadowing the enemy and reporting his movements. He proceeded into the minefield to engage a superior force of enemy destroyers and drove them back to their base. He again entered the minefield at great risk to his ship, and gallantly rescued 162 survivors of the "Breslau" whilst still being fired on from shore batteries.

 

Lieut. Norman Albert Gustave Ohlenschlager, R.N. (H.M.S. "Lizard"). He showed great skill and gallantry in handling his ship in the presence of a greatly superior enemy force and under very heavy fire. He performed most efficiently his main duty of shadowing the enemy and reporting his movements. He proceeded into the minefield to engage a superior force of enemy destroyers and drove them back to their base. He again entered the minefield at great risk to his ship, and gallantly rescued 162 survivors of the " Breslau " whilst still being fired on from shore batteries.

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Col. John Markham Rose, R.M.A. For the manner in which he organised and commanded the Royal Marine Artillery unit in German South-West Africa during 1914.

 


 

 

30909 - 17 SEPTEMBER 1918

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

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

Lieut.-Cdr. Stafford Harry Dillon, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Thomas Paul Webb, R.N.R.

_____

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Hubert Edwin Gore-Langton, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. William Lindsay Jackson, R.N.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Robin Rampling, R.N.

_____

 

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

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

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

_____

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) Herbert Maynard Denny, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Michael Kavanagh Horsley Kennedy, R.N.

_____

 

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

 

To he a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Allan Poland, R.N.

_____

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Arthur Winnifred Benson, R.N.

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Henry Taprell Dorling, R.N.

 


 

 

30913 - 20 SEPTEMBER 1918

 

Air Ministry, 21st September, 1918.

 

(ex-RNAS and Sea Patrol only)

 

..... rewards on Officers and other ranks of the Royal Air Force, in recognition of gallantry in flying operations against the enemy:

 

Awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut: (T./Major) Raymond Collishaw, D.S.O. D.S.C., D.F.C. (late R.N.A.S.). A brilliant squadron leader of exceptional daring, who has destroyed fifty-one enemy machines. Early one morning he, with another pilot, attacked an enemy aerodrome. Seeing three machines brought out of a burning hangar he dived five times, firing bursts at these from a very low altitude, and dropped bombs on the living quarters. He then saw an enemy aeroplane descending over the aerodrome; he attacked it and drove it down in flames. Later, when returning from a reconnaissance of the damaged hangars, he was attacked by three Albatross Scouts, who pursued him to our lines, when he turned and attacked one, which fell out of control and crashed (D.S.O. gazetted 11th August; 1917; D.S.C. gazetted 20th July, 1917; D.F.C. gazetted 3rd August, 1918.)

 

Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) Bernard Arthur Smart. D.S.O. (Sea Patrol). Led his flight for 160 miles over sea and land, and destroyed by bombs an important enemy airship shed. This service was carried out under exceptionally difficult circumstances, requiring great skill, and was most creditably performed. (D.S.O. gazetted 2nd November, 1917.)

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) William Forster Dickson (Sea Patrol). Displayed great skill and gallantry on the occasion of a long-distance bombing raid. He succeeded in dropping bombs on an airship station from a low altitude with destructive effect, and although subjected to severe fire from the enemy obtained valuable information.

 


 

 

30936 - 4 OCTOBER 1918

 

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

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Millington Roberts, R.N. In command of one of H.M. Destroyers, engaged a very superior force of the enemy and put it to flight. He handled his ship with skill during a running fight lasting for nearly three hours.

 

Lieut. Dudley Francis Persse, R.N. In command of one of H.M. Destroyers, engaged the enemy, and after his ship had been heavily hit, and though he was himself severely wounded, only relinquished the command after bringing his ship safely into harbour.

_____

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. George Bibby Hartford, R.N.

Lieut. John Francis MacCabe, R.N.V.R.

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

(i.)

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Eng.-Cdr. Ernest Edward Low, R.N.R.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Eng.-Cdr.) Robert Alexander Scott, R.D., R.N.R.

(ii.)

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Eng.-Cdr.) George Wilfred Le Page, R.N. In recognition of the valuable services rendered by him to the Allied cause in Russia since 1914.

_____

 

Additional Awards for Services in the Battle of Jutland on the 31st May, 1916.

 

..... further awards in addition to those announced in the London Gazette of the 15th September, 1916:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. (now Cdr.) Paul Whitfield, R.N. (Prisoner of War interned in a neutral country.) In command of H.M.S. "Nomad," gallantly supported "Nestor" and "Nicator" in an attack on the enemy battlecruisers. "Nomad" was badly hit and disabled during this attack, but later succeeded in sinking a disabled German destroyer, and finally fired all her torpedoes at the High Sea Fleet, waiting for the last moment before doing so, though the "Nomad" was sinking at the time.

 


 

 

30950 - 11 OCTOBER 1918

 

(included in Army lists)

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order

T./Capt. David Lubbock Robinson, Tank Corps (Lt., Royal Marines). For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer was in charge of two sections of Tanks, which he manoeuvred on foot during a long and arduous day's fighting, with the greatest effect and success. He was quite regardless of his own safety, always well ahead of the infantry, though exposed to the heaviest artillery and machine-gun fire. He undoubtedly saved the infantry many casualties by the way he directed his Tanks to the destruction of machine-gun groups, and his example throughout the day was the admiration of all who saw him.

 


 

 

30979 - 25 OCTOBER 1918

 

Honours for Services In Submarines.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Brownlow Villiers Layard, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Reginald Burnard Darke, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. John Graham Bower, R.N.

_____

 

Honours for Services In Action With Enemy Submarines.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Cyril John Laugham Noakes, R.N.

 


 

 

31038 - 26 NOVEMBER 1918

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. (now Cdr.) Geoffrey Stewart Fleetwood Nash, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles Everard Hughes White, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Gordon McLeod Cameron, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Francis Cuthbert Platt, R.N.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. George Francis Lyon Labouverie Page, D.S.O., R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Philip Esmonde Phillips, D.S.O., R.N.

_____

 

Honours for Operations off Terschelling on the 11th August, 1918.

 

.... to the undermentioned Officers of Coastal Motor Boats in recognition of their gallantry during a reconnaissance of the West Frisian coast on the 11th August, 1918:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Anthony Launcelot Henry Dean Coke, R.N. During the course of the operation the Coastal Motor Boats were attacked by hostile aircraft, and, although greatly outnumbered, succeeded in bringing down two enemy aircraft. Lieut.-Cdr. Coke, who was Senior Officer of the flotilla, showed great determination, gallantry and courage in continuing his reconnaissance in spite of the presence of the enemy. The Coastal Motor Boats led by Lieut.-Cdr. Coke fought a very gallant action against superior odds, and continued to do so until all their ammunition was expended or their Lewis guns rendered useless by jambing.

_____

 

Additional Award for Services in the Action in the Heligoland Bight on the 17th November, 1917.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut. Henry Cecil Courtney Clarke, R.N. In recognition of his services in command of H.M.S. "Calypso" in action after the Captain had been mortally wounded.

 


 

 

31060 - 10 DECEMBER 1918

 

Admiralty, 11th December, 1918.

 

Honours for Services in Grand Fleet Destroyers Between the 1st January and 30th June, 1918.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Charles Albert Fremantle, R.N.

Cdr. Edmond Julius Gordon Mackinnon, R.N.

Cdr. Arthur Macaulay Lecky, R.N.

Cdr. John Ouchterlony Barron, R.N.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Harold Baker Sears, R.N.

_____

 

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

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. (act. Capt.) Thomas James Spence Lyne, R.N.

_____

 

Honour for Services in Minesweeping Operations.

 

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Hugh Seymour D.S.O., R.N. For the gallant and able manner in which he conducted continuous and difficult clearances of mines.

_____

 

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

 

ADRIATIC.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Hugh Gaultier Coghill Somerville, R.N.

Cdr. Charles Edward Turle, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. John Phelips Farquharson, R.N.

Surg. Lieut.-Cdr. Cyril Verity Griffiths, R.N.

 


 

 

31063 - 10 DECEMBER 1918

 

Honours for Services in White Sea Operations, 1918.

 

Modyugski Island, at the sea end of the channels leading to Archangel, was captured on 1st August, 1918, after the batteries had been silenced by the Allied warships, and the town of Archangel was occupied on the 2nd August, the Bolshevik Forces being quickly and efficiently overcome and driven out of the vicinity.

 

Following these operations, a River Expeditionary Force was organised with local craft, armed and manned by Allied crews, and this expedition succeeded, in co-operation with the military forces, in clearing the River Dwina and the River Vaga of hostile craft up to the time when Allied ships had to be withdrawn to avoid the ice, several of the principal enemy vessels being destroyed.

 

..... in recognition of their services during these operations:

 

To be appointed Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Eng.-Cdr. Francis Howard Lyon, R.N., H.M.S. "Attentive." He was mainly responsible for the rapidity with which the ships and motor launches were armed, and the engines of the latter put into working order for the Dwina operations. His energy and tireless devotion to duty are deserving of the highest praise.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Sebald Walter Bluett Green, R.N., Comdg. H.M.S. "M25." For the capable handling of his ship, untiring devotion to duty, cheerful and inspiring leadership of officers and men, and utter disregard of personal danger under heavy fire when in charge of the landing party at Tchamova during the Dwina operations.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Henry Edward Rendall, R.N. As gunnery and control officer of H.M.S. "Attentive " he was largely responsible for the silencing of the battery on Modyugski Island, which disputed the Allied entry to Archangel, on the 1st August, 1918. He also landed in command of a naval detachment, and secured the railway to Bakaritsa against Bolshevik attack.

 

Surg.-Lieut. John Greenlaw Dobson, M.B., R.N., H.M.S. "M25." Though wounded by the explosion of a shell, he carried out all operations that could be effected on the wounded, working continuously from 7 p.m. till 10 p.m., when he collapsed. Throughout this time Surg.-Lieut. Dobson went about his work as if nothing had happened.

 


 

 

31099 - 31 DECEMBER 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-Admiral Godfrey Harry Brydges Mundy, C.B., M.V.O.

Rear-Admiral Charles William Keighly-Peach.

Commander Frederic Giffard, R.N.

Commander Charles Frederic Roy Cowan, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander (acting Commander) Charles Tiedmann Gervers, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander (acting Commander) Cyril Goolden, R.N.

Lieutenant-Commander Rowland Kyrle Cecil Pope, R.N.

Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander Henry Dennis Drennan, M.B. B.A., R.N.

 

 

 

1919

 

all Admiralty, London, S.W., unless "included in Army lists", in which case issued by the War Office

 

 

31119 - 10 JANUARY 1919

 

War Office, 11th January, 1919.

 

(included in Army lists)

 

..... in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field:

 

Awarded a Second Bar to Distinguished Service Order. (First listed in 30813)

T./Comdr. Archibald Walter Buckle, D.S.O., Anson Bn., R.N.D., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the progress of the brigade at a critical moment was checked by machine-gun fire, he went forward himself with his battalion staff, reorganised his battalion and led it forward on to commanding ground, seriously threatening the enemy's retreat. The success of the operation was largely due to his courage and fine leadership. (D.S.O. gazetted 4th March, 1918.) (1st Bar gazetted 26th July, 1918.)

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

T./Lt. Joseph Clarke, M.C., Drake Bn., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. He led forward the scouts, and it was largely due to his energy and pluck that the correct direction of the battalion was maintained under heavy fire. He and his party were responsible for the capture of several machine guns, one of which he put out of action single-handed. His services throughout were of the greatest value, while his energy and courage were most marked.

 

T./Sub-Lt. Joseph Orlando Harris, Hawke Bn., R.N.V.R., R.N. Div. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. When the advance was checked by heavy machine-gun fire he led his men forward, successfully capturing the machine-gun post and enabling the other companies to advance. Later, he led a party against a bridgehead and captured it, himself charging two machine-gun positions and killing the crews. He set a splendid example of courage and determined leadership.

 

T./Sub-Lt. Tom Simmonds, M.C., D.C.M., Drake Bn., R.N.V.R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. He rallied his company under heavy fire and rushed a machine-gun nest, capturing many prisoners and machine guns. After taking his final objective he pushed on and captured a convoy consisting of two large field guns, ammunition limbers and an ambulance wagon, together with many prisoners. He also captured the whole of a party of one officer and seventy men, with transport. Throughout two days' operations he was continually performing gallant acts, and his courage and cheerfulness were a splendid example to his men.

 


 

 

31130 - 14 JANUARY 1919

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Wing-Cdr. Charles Edward Harry Rathborne, R.N.A.S. (Capt., R.M.L.I., now Lieut.-Col., R.A.F.). In recognition of his gallantry and devotion to duty during the course of a long distance air raid in which he acted as pilot of a fighting machine which formed part of the escort. Wing-Commander Rathborne was brought down whilst protecting the bombing machines, his engine having been put out of action. It was owing to the gallantry and self-sacrifice of this officer and those of the other fighting machines that all the bombing machines returned safely from the raid.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Edward Hilton Young, D.S.C., M.P., R.N.V.R. In recognition of his services in command of an armoured train during the operations on the Archangel-Vologda Railway on the 14th, 15th and 16th October, 1918. This officer displayed great initiative, gallantry and dash, invariably pushing forward as far as possible and causing the enemy armoured train to retire by direct fire.

_____

 

Honours for the Mercantile Marine.

 

..... in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. George Dickinson Moffat (Lieut., R.N.R.).

 


 

 

31182 - 14 FEBRUARY 1919

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Humphrey Willie Best, R.N.

Lieut, (now Lieut.-Cdr.) William Benrose Mark-Wardlaw, R.N.

Lieut. Henry Neville Lake, D.S.C., R.N.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Wybrants Olphert, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.R.

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Honours for Services in Minesweeping Operations.

 

..... in recognition of their services in minesweeping operations off the Belgian Coast, including the minefields off the ports of Ostend and Zeebrugge, between the 18th October and 8th November, 1918:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut. Arthur Edgar Buckland, D.S.C., R.N. In recognition of the courageous and efficient manner in which he controlled and carried out the minesweeping operations off the Belgian coast, including the minefields off Ostend and Zeebrugge, which presented some particularly dangerous and difficult features.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. (actg. Capt.) Henry Francis Cayley, D.S.O., R.N. For the gallant manner in which he personally conducted difficult minesweeping operations, rendering invaluable advice.

_____

 

Honours for Services in Monitors off the Belgian Coast between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. (now Capt.) Patrick Edward Parker, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Norman Cameron Moore, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Ronald Granville Studd, R.N.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Maj. Harold William Iremonger, R.M.A. For services with the Royal Marine Artillery Siege Gun Detachment in Flanders. Organised a group of six 7.5 in. guns in February, 1918, and has brought it to a very high gunnery standard. Has established and maintained extremely good and intimate liaison with the Belgian Artillery Authorities.

 


 

 

31191 - 18 FEBRUARY 1919

 

Honours for Services in Submarines between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Thomas Frederick Parker Calvert, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Claud Lacy Yea Bering, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Alfred Gordon Hine, R.N.

_____

 

Honours for Services in Destroyers of the Harwich Force between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. Ernest Walter Kirkby, R.N.

_____

 

Honours for Services in Destroyers of the Dover Patrol between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Oliver Maurice FitzGerald Stokes, R.N.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Andrew Browne Cunningham, D.S.O., R.N.

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Honours for Palestine Operations

(Oct.-Dec. 1917).

 

..... in recognition of their services during Naval operations carried out in conjunction with Military operations in Palestine from October to December, 1917:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. John Dodd Nares, R.N., H.M.S. Enterprise. Did most useful service prior to the operations in fixing positions north of Gaza, thus enabling a map to be drawn up. Rendered every assistance to R.A. Egypt from the 6th to 12th November, 1917, when the Rear- Admiral's flag was flown in Enterprise.

 

Cdr. Cecil James Crocker, R.N., H.M. Monitor M.31. Was senior officer of the M. class Monitors. After the capture of the Sheikh Hassan position, in the early morning of the 2nd November, 1917, the monitors and destroyers operated to cover this position whilst it was being consolidated. When the enemy made a strong and determined counter-attack, lasting from about 3 to 4.30 p.m., Cdr. Crocker closed his squadron inshore and maintained a heavy fire upon the enemy, which went far to break up the attack. He displayed great tact and resource, and maintained close relations with the military on the sea flank of the Expeditionary Force, and it was largely due to his personality that the naval co-operation was so successful.

 

Cdr. Edmond Alan Berners Stanley, M.V.O. R.N., H.M.S. Staunch. Senior officer of destroyers employed guarding the flank of the Army during the Gaza operations, and rendered valuable service during the enemy's counter-attacks upon Sheikh Hassan.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. (now Cdr.) Francis Edmund Blechynden Haselfoot, R.N., H.M.S. Grafton. This officer's previous experience, coupled with his energy and originality, was of the greatest value. He prepared observation posts and arranged communications from them to the signal stations, designed and constructed spotting clocks, placed landmarks and fixed them by triangulation, produced special squared maps for naval bombarding purposes, and assisted in the survey north of Gaza. During the operations he was attached to the XXIst Corps as Liaison Officer, in which capacity he did excellent work.

 

Maj. and Bt. Lieut.-Col. (tempy. Lieut.-Col.) Trant Bramston Luard, R.M.L.I., H.M.S. Hannibal. Was employed with Lieut.-Cdr. Haselfoot to establish observation posts before Gaza for naval use. He was in charge of the spotting officers and men, and rendered valuable services in authorising fire. The accuracy and success of the sea bombardment was largely due to Major Luard's organisation.

 

Cdr. George Gregory, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R. Was Naval Transport Officer in charge of the landing of stores and ammunition on the coast. The victualling of the Army and the supply of ammunition was largely dependent on the landing of stores upon an open coast under unfavourable conditions; it reflected great credit on Cdr. Gregory and his staff that this work was so well performed, and that such excellent results were obtained from the Egyptian labourers employed on it.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) Vaughan Alexander Edward Hanning-Lee. R.N., H.M.S. Ladybird. Senior officer of river gunboats. These vessels replaced the destroyers on flank guard when the latter were absent fuelling, and were also employed cutting wire defences before the attack upon Sheikh Hassan, and in firing on trenches and observation posts. The Ladybird's fire upon Askelon, about 3.30 p.m. on the 8th November, 1917, disorganised the enemy's spotting arrangements and reduced the casualties of our troops.

 


 

 

31219 - 7 MARCH 1919

 

(included in Army lists)

 

..... in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field. The acts of gallantly for which the decorations have been awarded will be announced in the London Gazette as early as practicable.

 

Awarded a Third Bar to the Distinguished Service Order. (Listed in more detail in 31583)

T./Comdr. Archibald Walter Buckle, D.S.O., Anson Bn., R.N.D., R.N.V.R. (D.S.O. gazetted 4th March, 1918.) (1st Bar gazetted 26th July, 1918.) (2nd Bar gazetted 11th January, 1919.)

Awarded a First Bar to the Distinguished Service Order. (Listed in more detail in 31583)

T./Comdr. Henry Brodhurst Pollock, D.S.O., Hood Bn., R.N.D., R.N.V.R. (D.S.O. gazetted 4th March, 1918.)

 


 

 

31236 - 14 MARCH 1919

 

Honours for Services in Action with Enemy Submarines.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut. James Kenneth Brook, R.N.R.

_____

 

Honours for Services in Destroyers of the Grand Fleet Flotillas between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Brien Michael Money, R.N.

Capt. the Hon. William Spencer Leveson-Gower, R.N.

Cdr. Edward Miller Corrie Rutherford, R.N.

Cdr. Claud Finlinson Allsup, R.N.

Cdr. Lewis Gonne Eyre Crabbe, R.N.

Cdr. Edward McConnell Wyndham Lawrie, R.N.

Eng. Cdr. Edward Clarke Green, R.N.

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Richard John Brown, R.N.

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Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Herbert Willis Webley Hope, C.B., R.N. For his services in command of H.M.S. "Dartmouth" at the bombardment of Durazzo on the 2nd October, 1918.

 

Capt. the Hon. Bertram Thomas Carryle Ogilvy Freeman Mitford, R.N. For his services in command of H.M.S. "Lowestoft" at the bombardment of Durazzo on the 2nd October, 1918.

 

Lieut. Francis Worthington Craven, R.N. In recognition of his services when H.M.S. "Otranto" was wrecked on the 6th October, 1918. H.M.S. "Otranto" was damaged in collision with the s.s. "Kashmir" whilst carrying a large number of American troops. Lieutenant Craven displayed magnificent courage and seamanship in placing H.M.S. "Mounsey" alongside H.M.S. "Otranto" in spite of the fact that the conditions of wind, weather and sea were exceptionally severe. After going alongside and embarking a certain number of men, it was reported that the "Mounsey" had sustained considerable damage, and .that there was a large quantity of water in the engine room. Lieutenant Craven, therefore, left the "Otranto," but on finding the damage was not so serious as had been reported, he again went alongside, though he had previously experienced great difficulty in getting away. His action resulted in the saving of over 600 lives which would otherwise have certainly been lost. His performance was a remarkable one, and in personal courage, coolness and seamanship ranks in the very highest order.

 


 

 

31248 - 21 MARCH 1919

 

Honours for Services in Minelaying Operations between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Kenneth Adair Beattie, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Guy Percival Bowles, R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. Charles Hinton Knowles, R.N.

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Honours for Services in Minesweeping Operations between the 1st July and 31st December, 1918.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) Charles Edward Aglionby, R.N.

To receive a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr Cyril Herbert Gordon Benson, D.S.O., R.N.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) Leslie Drew Fisher, D.S.O., R.N.

 


 

 

31262 - 28 MARCH 1919

 

..... appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Cdr. Benjamin Wingate Barrow, R.N. For valuable services on the occasion of the sinking of Submarine U.8 off Dover on the 4th March, 1915.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. (actg. Cdr.) Robert Wise Richardson, R.N. For valuable services on the occasion of the sinking of Submarine U.8 off Dover on the 4th March, 1915.

 


 

 

31274 - 4 APRIL 1919

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Commander (now Captain) Sidney Robert Bailey, R.N.

Commander Percy Richard Stevens, R.N.

In recognition of their ability and unremitting work on the Staff of Admiral Sir David Beatty, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., D.S.O., Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet.

 


 

 

31286 - 8 APRIL 1919

 

Honours for Palestine Operations.

(September-November, 1918.)

 

..... in recognition of their services during Naval operations carried out in conjunction with Military operations in Palestine from September to November, 1918:

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order: 

Cdr. Richard Thornton Down, R.N., H.M.S. "Forester." In recognition of the valuable assistance rendered to the Army during the advance along the coast on the 19th September, 1918, and the occupation of Haifa on the 28th September, 1918.

 

Lt.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Geoffrey Unsworth, D.S.C., R.N.R. Was in charge of minesweeping operations on the coasts of Palestine and Syria during the advance of the Army. Cleared a channel and anchorage off Haifa with great rapidity, thus enabling the first transport to enter with valuable stores 24 hours earlier than had been anticipated. As mines were laid only 7 feet below the surface, it is highly creditable to Lieut.-Cdr. Unsworth that he succeeded in clearing a large minefield without mishap.

_____

 

Honours for Services in the Auxiliary Patrol between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

Services in Drifters, Trawlers and Yachts

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Alfred Victor Robertson Lovegrove, R.D., R.N.R.

_____

 

Honours for Services in Destroyers employed on Convoy, Escort and Patrol Duties between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Basil Edward Reinold, R.N.

Cdr. Richard Anthony Aston Plowden, R.N.

Cdr. Michael Barne, R.N.

Cdr. Richard Evan Williams Kirby, R.N.

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

Lieut.-Cdr. Mansell Brabazon Fiennes Colvile, R.N.

_____

 

Honours for Services in Local Defence Flotillas Between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

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

 


 

 

31303 - 18 APRIL 1919

 

Honours for Services in Action With Enemy Submarines.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut. -Cdr. (now Cdr.) George Osborne Hewett, R.N.

_____

 

Honours for Services on the Mediterranean Station Between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918.

 

Gibraltar.

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieut.-Cdr. (act. Cdr.) Robert James Buchanan, R.N.

_____

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. (actg. Capt.) William Balfour Macdonald, R.N. In recognition of his services whilst attached to the Staff of the Eastern Force in Egypt and Palestine.

 

Cdr. (now actg. Capt.) James Wolfe Murray, R.N. Between the 14th and 28th August, 1918, displayed great resource in bringing H.M.S. "Suffolk's" 12-pounder guns rapidly into action, and showed an excellent example of coolness and bravery under fire during the battles in the Ussuri District.

 

Cdr. John Wilfred Scott, R.N. For valuable services in command of the units landed from H.M.S. "Cochrane" for the defence of Pechenga from the 3rd May, 1918, to the 29th September, 1918. During this period the force was frequently attacked by the enemy.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Henry Hugh Gordon Dacres Stoker, R.N. In recognition of his gallantry in making the passage of the Dardanelles in command of H.M. Australian Submarine "A.E.2," on the 25th April, 1915.

 

Lieut. Charles Henry Allen, R.N. In recognition of his services as Commanding Officer of H.M. Submarine "E. 42," which carried out a successful attack on the German battle cruiser "Moltke," on the 25th April, 1918.

 


 

 

31354 - 23 MAY 1919

 

Honours for Miscellaneous Services.

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. Patrick Harrington. Edwards, R.N.V.R. In recognition of his valuable services as Comdg. Officer of the Allied Naval Brigade in North Russia between August, 1918, and February, 1919, when he did very good work under very difficult circumstances.

 

Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. (now Eng.-Cdr.) Percy Lovel Butt, R.N. For gallant conduct in action on board H.M.S. "Partridge" on the 12th December, 1917. H.M.S. "Partridge", while screening a Scandinavian convoy, was attacked by a superior enemy force and put out of action. Eng. Lieut.-Cdr. Butt, in order to make sure that the ship would sink and not fall into the enemy's hands, went three times into the engine room, which was full of steam, and remained there until there was no doubt that the vessel would sink.

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Honours for the Mercantile Marine.

 

..... in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Ch. Offr. Rowland Leonard Hastings McNish (Lieutenant, R.N.R.).

 


 

 

31360 - 23 MAY 1919

 

Admiralty, 27th May 1919

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Cdr. (now Capt.) John Casement, R.N. For distinguished services as Executive Officer of H.M.S. "Highflyer" on the occasion of the sinking of the German Auxiliary Cruiser "Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse" on the 26th August, 1914.

 

Cdr. Kenneth Brounger, R.N. For gallantry whilst in command of landing parties on the Syrian coast during 1914 and 1915.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Robert Raymond Hallowell-Carew, R.N. For gallantry whilst in command of H.M.S. "Arabis" in an engagement with greatly superior enemy forces on the night of the 10th/11th February, 1916.

 


 

 

31370 - 30 MAY 1919

 

(included in Army Lists)

 

..... rewards for distinguished service in connection with Military Operations in France and Flanders.

 

Awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

T./Lt. Comdr. Edward Marston Lockwood, Hawke Bn., R.N.D., R.N.V.R

Lt.-Col. Gerald Robert Poole, C.M.G., R.M.A.

 


 

 

31398 - 10 JUNE 1919

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Cdr. Edwin Anderson Homan, R.N. For distinguished services in command of Torpedo Boat Destroyers throughout the War.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. (now Cdr.) Reginald Charles Dudley Isgar, R.N.V.R. For distinguished services in the prosecution of the War.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. John Fenwick Hutchings, R.N. For distinguished services in command of submarines throughout the War.

 


 

 

31413 - 20 JUNE 1919

 

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order:

Cdr. the Hon. Erskine Arthur Nicolson, R.N. For distinguished services as War Staff Officer in the Light Cruiser Squadrons.

 

Cdr. Geoffry Schomberg Arbuthnot, R.N. For distinguished services as Executive and Gunnery Officer of H.M.S. "Inconstant" in the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron.

 

Engr.-Cdr. Cecil Barker, R.N. For distinguished services as Engineer Officer of H.M.S. "Canterbury" in the Harwich Force.

 

Engr.-Cdr. Thomas George Rees Davies, R.N. For distinguished services as Engr. Officer of H.M. Ships "Crusader," "Nimrod" and "Dublin."

 

Payr. Cdr. Kenneth Edgar Badcock, D.S.C., R.N. For distinguished services as Secretary to Rear-Admiral Sir Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt, K.C.B., D.S.O., throughout the War.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Thomas Maclean Brounger, R.N. For distinguished services as Navigating Officer of H.M.S. "Inconstant" in the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron.

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur William Brooks, R.N. For distinguished services as Gunnery Officer of H.M.S. "Nottingham" and later of H.M.S. "Birmingham," Flagship of the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Melvill Hensman, R.N. For distinguished services as Navigating Officer of H.M. Ships "Undaunted" and "Coventry" in the Harwich Force.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. William Hope Gell, R.N. For distinguished services as Navigating Officer of H.M. Ships "Penelope" and "Centaur" in the Harwich Force.

 

Lieut. (now Lieut.-Cdr.) Ernest John Spooner, R.N. For distinguished services as Navigating Officer of H.M. Ships "Constance" and "Calliope."

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Honours for the Mercantile Marine.

 

..... in recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war:

 

To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.

Capt. Percy Sola (Lieut., R.N.R.).

 


 

 

31421 - 24 JUNE 1919

  

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

 

Cdr. Ronald Mountstevens Fraser, R.N. For distinguished services in H.M.S. "Galatea," 1st Light Cruiser Squadron, during minelaying operations and in action with the enemy.

 

Eng. Cdr. Harry Herbert Johnson, R.N. For distinguished services as Engineer Officer, H.M.S. "Caledon," 1st Light Cruiser Squadron.

 

Eng. Cdr. Percy Joseph Shrubsole, R.N. For distinguished services as Engineer Officer of H.M.S. "Calypso," 6th Light Cruiser Squadron.

 

Eng. Cdr. Cecil Harvey Johnson, R.N. For distinguished services as Engineer Officer of H.M.S. "'Cassandra," 6th Light Cruiser Squadron.

 

Eng. Cdr. James Bell Nicholson, R.N. For distinguished services as Engineer Officer, H.M.S. "Royalist," 1st Light Cruiser Squadron

 

Eng. Cdr. Thomas George Coomber, R.N. For distinguished services as Engineer Officer, H.M.S. "Galatea," 1st Light Cruiser Squadron.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. James Powell, R.N. For distinguished services as Navigating Officer, H.M.S. "Royalist," 1st Light Cruiser Squadron, whilst employed in minelaying operations in the North Sea.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. the Hon. Humphry Legge, R.N. For distinguished services as Flag Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Sir Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair, K.C.B., M.V.O., in the 1st and 6th Light Cruiser Squadrons.

 

Lieut.-Cdr. Arthur Lumley St. George Lyster, R.N. For distinguished services as Gunnery Officer of H.M.S. "Cassandra," 6th Light Cruiser Squadron.

 

Surg. Lieut.-Cdr. Norman Sinclair Meiklejohn, R.N. For distinguished services in H.M.S. "Caledon," as Senior Medical Officer, 1st Light Cruiser Squadron.

 

Payr. Lieut.-Cdr. Cecil Hugh de Denne, R.N. For distinguished services as Secretary to Rear-Admiral Sir Walter H. Cowan, K.C.B., D.S.O., M.V.O., Commanding 1st Light Cruiser Squadron.