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A full scale attack to capture the town was to be put in later when information of the enemy dispositions had been gained. Major Crankshaw disposed his troops to reconnoitre the approaches to the town, from the South, South East, and South West. This owing to the country and enemy opposition proved too difficult, but Major Crankshaw immediately saw there was a chance of getting close to the town from the South and South East.

On his own initiative he transferred his main effort there. The approaches were covered by men in the woods with bazookas and also an antitank gun. Major Crankshaw got a troop into position to watch the enemy and at the same time passed another troop along a track through the woods to get behind the enemy.

This move was entirely successful. The anti-tank gun was knocked out from behind, twenty enemy infantry captured and also a staff car full of bazookas. By this time it was too dark to continue but the following day Major Crankshaw sent his troops down the same roads and the town surrendered without a fight. One Admiral, forty officers and ORs captured. The success of this operation was due to the initiative and bold action taken by Major Crankshaw.

His handling of his troops was beyond praise and the capture of the town was due to the successful outflanking of the enemy position. Second Award Bar above , Group of Four to Driver J. Driv: J. Batt: B. Bishop Comt. Recommendation submitted to the Queen 1. Group of Eight to Sergeant A. RMA Sjt: A. Woodhouse R. Oak Leaves R. Woodhouse, R. He has rendered good service in the field during two and a-half years, showing gallantry and coolness under fire and encouraging his detachment by the example of his disregard of danger. On one occasion, when the casualties were extremely heavy, he showed unremitting devotion to duty in helping the wounded and despatching them to the dressing station.

Number 5 Gun went to France in December and saw service throughout the campaign on the Somme and in the Flanders offensive. During the retreat after the battle of Messines in April , No. Approximately 11 D. He refused to be evacuated to India and arrived in Myitkyina at the beginning of May [].

When Myitkyina was bombed on the 6th and 7th May he did excellent work in assisting to remove refugees to the hospital, and then made his way to the Hukawng Valley. On arrival in the Hukawng Valley, Captain Stapleton, who had no men of his own under his command, collected nearly Chin members of the Frontier Force who were stragglers and formed them into a disciplined body and inspired them with his own devotion to duty. With their aid he was able to clean up camps and villages along the refugee route; he disposed of corpses, protected civil officers collecting and distributing rations, and rendered aid to the sick and dying along the road; he also enforced order and discipline among the refugees generally.

By this devotion to duty and voluntary assistance to the civil administration he and his men were delayed in their journey to India until after the monsoon had broken in full force, the streams had risen, and the chances of contracting a fatal disease greatly increased. He thereby jeopardised his own chance of reaching India safely. Owing to a fortunate break in the weather he was able to continue his journey and he and his men continued to preserve order along the route from which the forward camps of the Assam refugee organisation had been forced to withdraw.

Far up in the north one aerodrome remained in our hands at Myitkyina. From this the Governor of Burma, Sir Reginald DormanSmith, on direct orders from Churchill, had lately been flown out, and from it transport planes were trying to get out as many sick and wounded refugees as possible. I arrived in Myitkyina in the middle of an air alarm on the last train to run under British Command in Burma for many a long day. The road leading out of the town was choked with a mass of refugees, many driving bullock carts. Nowhere was there any sign of discipline. It was a complete and utter rout, the very dregs of our defeat.

I had a flesh wound in my leg so I could only keep going, riding a pony, which was impossible on small paths and game tracks. Three days later the track crossed a steep range of hills winding among Kachin villages. Not surprisingly, there was little sign of the inhabitants. We were heading for Maingkwan which lay to the west, but had no idea if that place was in Jap hands or not. That evening we arrived in Maingkwan which, except for refugees, was quite empty.

It was a sizable town and was the centre of the jade trade before the War. By now the question of food was getting worrying. We had enough rice and flour for a few days but certainly not enough to get us to India. The only thing was to press on. On the road leading north out of Maingkwan we encountered the long line of dead and dying which was to last till we came to safety in Assam, weeks later.

Some were lying in the watery mud, some on drier spots. At night we generally found a village abandoned by the inhabitants, but every sleeping place taken up, with here and there a miserable smoking fire. At one village, called cholera camp, everywhere we looked we saw the dead and dying from this terrible sickness. There was a hut in the village full of rice in bags, but on the bags were corpses, so few would take the food. A day or two later we reached the Cindwin River which was in full spate and, at the place we came to, perhaps half a mile wide. After crossing the river by canoe, a journey rendered extremely hazardous by the enormous trees which were continuously being carried down past us and which we could only pray would not ram us, we continued north.

We were now out of the swamp area and the paths were much drier, though the stream of dead and dying grew every day more terrible. After two days we reached a village where there was a food dump but, as usual, there were corpses in it and under it. Worst of all, right in under the piles set, perhaps four feet apart, was a bullock, very dead indeed- and one fully appreciated that even the starving felt no enthusiasm for drawing rations from the store. A rope was soon found abandoned in a hut with which to try and remove the bullock, but it was obvious that I was expected to set the example by tying the first knot to the animal.

The bullock was a long way in among the piles, and one whiff would have made anyone sick- the sight of it nearly accomplished that alone. However, I managed to get a knot on somehow, and we extracted the bullock and made a huge bonfire of it, and other unpleasant remains round about. After issuing the food in the hut we went on our way, and after two more days we reached Shwinbwiyang.

Here we found a big area of dry paddy fields near which there was a village. Aircraft from India had contacted this place and were dropping supplies daily while the weather was fine. Here we. The first thing we did after taking over was to pass round orders to the great number of refugees collected here- about three thousand- that anyone touching stores dropped from the air would be shot on sight, and no one was to go on the dropping ground during a drop until all stores were collected. We were forced to take this rather high-handed action as the people were fighting amongst themselves for the food and the sick, women, and children were getting a very bad deal.

Some of the stronger and better armed, particularly Sikhs, were cornering large quantities of food and setting up shop, selling at exorbitant prices. Soon we had a good organization of issuing stores in full swing. We made a hospital from a large hut so that, at least, the sick could get food and water. We could do little more that this for them. A medical orderly called Katz had joined up with us and helped a lot in this.

Every day we carried out the dead and burnt them. Many of the patients had cholera, but believing I had had an anti-cholera injection shortly before, I had no fear of contracting the disease. Later on, going through my records, I discovered that the injection had been for something quite different! A few days later the rains broke and the men could not be asked to stay on here any longer, so we decided to go, taking enough food for one good meal a day for five days. Katz the medical orderly volunteered to stay on until he might be rescued until after the rains were over. This was an extremely brave act as the chances of his survival were at least ten to one against.

In the event he did survive and was rescued by a column some months later. For this he was awarded the George Medal- an award, in my opinion, sadly insufficient. We set off at dawn and were soon winding through terrible jungle along a narrow twisting path. About mid-day we came to the first stream, already at least six foot deep and fast. By felling a tree we managed to scramble across, followed by the crowd of refugees who had collected there. From now on the way led ever upwards into the Pat Kai Range and grew nightly colder.

All the time we went through the same terrible scenes of death which had preceded Shwinbwiyang. My job was now to see that a sufficient distance was done each day and to find a suitable place to camp for the next night. This was not easy as we had to find water and many streams were fouled by the dead lying in them. After some days we came to a village where aeroplanes were dropping supplies. We camped above the village for the night. In the morning there was an air drop and I went down to see what was happening.

The scene was indescribable chaos. As the bags fell the bigger and stronger rushed to get what they could. Armed gangs threatened anyone weak enough and seized what food they might have. Shops were set up which enabled those with money to get somethingthe thousands of weak and sick did without.

We succeeded in restoring order though it was first necessary to shoot. As there were, we d, some three thousand people in this place, of whom perhaps seven hundred were armed, our maintenance of order was a complete bluff. The rains, accompanied by mist, now set in hard and though we heard planes overhead several times, they could not find us.

Five days went by and the situation became desperate. At the village below was the river cutting us off from going forward. According to reports it was two hundred yards wide and in full flood, and a Major and one hundred and fifty people had been drowned trying to cross. We lived there for five days on a maize cob per man per day until even these, found in a village field, ran out.

Every day more and more people died. We found a gang of sweepers, complete with leather helmets which had been part of their uniform, and got them to collect the dead daily and cast them down a deep ravine. Walking by the stream thinking of some method of attracting attention, I saw some clothing a woman had washed and left here. We issued an order that every white article of clothing must be washed and produced.

Now we had some food the next thing was to try and get on, so I took twelve Lushai down with me to the river. The ford was, as we had heard, many feet deep, at least two hundred yards across, and coming down in a raging torrent. The only hope lay in a narrower gorge which we found lower down. We found a suitable spot and making a rope from parachute lines wound together produced a rather hazardous means of getting across. The Lushai are magnificent in mountain streams, and we were lucky to have them.

Hastening back to camp I was met by a messenger to say that a plane had dropped a message from General Wood in India. It stated that the way forward was quite impossible, and that the only hope was to try to get back to Shwinbwiyang. We went into conference. Shwinbwiyang was unthinkable, but was there an alternative route?


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We decided to push on, in the hope that new dropping points might be opened or elephants sent out to rescue us. After crossing the river there was a terrible climb which proved too much for many.

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After several days we met the first of the camps pushed out from India by the Tea Planters Association of Assam. After that, though there were several days more, it was only walking from camp to camp. It seemed a good omen! On arriving in Ledo, without having lost a single weapon, there followed a long spell in hospital.

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Subsequently promoted Major, Stapleton married Margarita Chamberlayne in ; he died in Zeebrugge-Ostend Crust, L. Oak Leaf [sic] J T. Thomas Edward Crust, O. Agamemnon Battleship and H. Centaur; he served at H. Pembroke when he died, Group of Five to Leading Stoker A. Calpe, the H. London Gazette 2. Calpe for the Commando Raid on Dieppe, Neillands, refers.

Fernie was set up to duplicate the Calpe in case she was sunk during the raid. Calpe numbered fewer than one hundred men. By hrs [an hour and a half into the raid] the decks of this little destroyer were crammed with some two hundred wounded and dying Canadian soldiers brought off every landing beach and delivered to Calpe in the hope of finding doctors.

Nor was this all: off Calpe other landing craft were bobbing about their works riddled by shell and machinegun fire, their decks running with blood, and they too had wounded men in urgent need of assistance. However, when they arrived alongside H. Calpe they found boat loads of wounded men on the same errand and the decks of the destroyer already covered with stretchers bearing dead or wounded.

The No. Calpe for about ten minutes, keeping constantly on the move as German fighters and medium bombers were starting to appear off the beaches, bombing and strafing. They had, under conditions of utmost difficulty and danger, rescued over 1, men. When one considers the tornado of fire that was being directed at the beaches, their accomplishment appears all the more astonishing. At She too came under heavy fire; and no troops could then be seen in a position from which they might be picked up. At about 1pm a general withdrawal of the surviving ships and craft began.

German air attacks were now almost continuous. The destroyer Berkeley was so damaged that she had to be sunk by our forces, and the Calpe also was hit. Roskill, D. It was when the Calpe was hit that Woods came to the fore; heavily laden down with wounded and under continual fire from both the shore and the air she nearly shared the fate of her sister ship the Berkeley when one hit holed the steering compartment below the waterline threatening to flood the area and put the steering gear out of action; Woods acted quickly, rigging the pumps and keeping the rushing water at bay, as a consequence she eventually made good her escape.

She was the last ship to leave the Dieppe Coast and was under continuous enemy fire virtually all the way back to Portsmouth. Group of Three to Lance-Corporal F. Cooke, R. Group of Three to Sergeant R. Kent R. Taylor, R. Group of Seven to Colonel G. Oak Leaves Col. HQ Basrah District, ; served in India Spey; On Gerald A. Ormsby, R. Ormsby, D. London Gazette 6. Coan awarded a D. Afridi, Gurkha, Hastings, Woolston and Valorous. Attacks on German U-Boats on the 13th, 16th and 18th October Assessment Committee consider that attacks were carried out on a U-Boat, that was probably sunk.

On 13th October off Beachy Head several tons of oil was released. On 16th October there was much oil, but darkness curtailed further observation. On 18th October the quantity of oil was small, 5 or 6 acres, but the supply was from a fixed point continuous and increasing.

Nine officers, including Ormsby, and sailors and marines from Carlisle, with three howitzers, six Lewis guns, rifles and supplies for three weeks, travelled 1, miles up country by train, lorry and finally on foot. Evans himself arrived in state to hold a formal hearing under a fig tree, attended by a contingent of tribesmen, who were over-awed by the regal trappings of the Royal Marines. Afridi Destroyer ; the latter formed part of the 4th Destroyer Flotilla and was assigned for service with the Humber Force in the North Sea; Ormsby was quickly into action in October, and was involved in attacks on three U-boats over the course of five days, one of which is believed to have been sunk D.

Cossack, January I desire to bring to your notice that these successes arise directly from the skill and zeal of my Anti-Submarine Officer, Lieutenant-Commander G. Leading Seaman P. Coan H. The first contact on 13th October off Beachy Head was obtained at yards at Wyatt S. The wrecks of the last war which litter our coastal waters demand extra skill in quick classification of contacts, or else the service on which the ship is employed would be continuously delayed and the U-boats left more free.

Tshekedi Khama, the Regent of the Bamangwato tribe of the Bechuanaland Protectorate now Botswana , was an African chieftain of rather too independent views to suit the British colonial authorities. If Norwegian torpedo-boat interferes, you should warn her to stand off.

If she fires upon you, you should not reply unless attack is serious, in which case you should defend yourself, using no more force than is necessary, and ceasing fire when she desists. On rounding the bend in the fjord, Altmark at last came into view. She lay bows inshore, encased in ice, her great bulk standing black against the snow-clad mountains.

Thoughts of the six-inch guns with which the Altmark was said to be armed were naturally in our minds. There was nothing for it, however, but to go ahead and get to grips as quickly as possible. The Altmark Captain was determined to resist being boarded. On sighting Cossack, he trained his searchlight on our bridge to blind the command, and came astern at full power through the channel which his entry into the ice had made.

His idea was to ram us. There followed a period of manoeuvring in which disaster, as serious collision must have entailed, was avoided by the skill of my imperturable navigator, McLean, and by the speed with which the main engine manoeuvring valves were operated by their artificers. Petty Officer Atkins, who followed him, fell short, and hung by his hands until Turner heaved him on deck. Turner forbore to shoot him. It was now clear that as a result of her manoeuvres Altmark would ground by the stern, which she did, but not before Cossack, the boarding party all being transferred, had cast off, to avoid the same fate.

It was expected, with the surrender of the German captain, that the release of our prisoners would be a drawing-room affair. That this was not so was due to the action of a member of the armed guard which Graf Spee had put aboard. This invoked retaliation, upon which the armed guard decamped; they fled across the ice, and began to snipe the boarding party from an eminence on shore.

Silhouetted against the snow they made easy targets, and their fire was quickly silenced by Turner and his men. In the end German casualties were few, six killed and six badly wounded.

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The boarding party had none, save unlucky Gunner Smith, and even he was not fatally wounded. Resistance overcome, Turner was able to turn to the business of the day. Among the boarding party was a young signalman named Donald Davies, lent for the raid by H. Davies had fitted up his lamp and had already signalled that the operation was going well. But now he had a serious, frightening message. The message bore the hallmark of truth. Even without a hitch, it was doubtful whether the boarding party could liberate the prisoners by midnight, but they would have to try.

He looked around at the Norwegian gun-boats, but could see no sign of activity. Of the ships in the fjord, only they were quiet. It was improbable that they would interfere now that the boarding had taken place. Now that every minute counted, a mishap of this sort could jeopardize his own ship and all the prisoners. Already Tony Ormsby, LieutenantCommander and Anti-Submarine Officer, and Lieutenant Burkett, had dived into the icy water and were swimming strongly towards the unfortunate seaman.

Each took a hold on the man and propelled him back towards the Cossack. Ratings threw down lines and hauled the three men up; the sailor was unconscious, the officers shivering. He examined the identity disc which said: A. Berndsen, Altmark. At daylight Walker decided to sweep back along the convoy track to seek enemies whose presence had been detected earlier.

At 10am the Woodpecker obtained a contact, and after a seven-hour hunt she and the Starling forced U to surface and abandon ship That same afternoon the 10th Escort Group, which was on its way to join ON, added to the score by sinking U Spey altered course to close and opened fire with all guns, the U-boat started to proceed ahead. Spey, straddled the U-boat.

Soon afterwards, several members of the crew were seen abandoning ship. Spey obtained many more hits with her 4in. A few minutes later another party of men emerged from the conning-tower hatch of the U-boat and jumped into the sea. Shortly afterwards the bows of the U-boat reared out of the water and the enemy sank stern first.

Warspite battleship , Mediterranean station,; appointed to the command of H. No less than twenty U-boats were ordered to close towards it; but, as had happened so often before, the Luftwaffe found it impossible to keep in constant touch with their quarry. The first two Ju.

The enemy thereupon decided to attack during the night of the 17th18th and concentrated a score of U-boats in lines three deep across its path. As, however, their night air reconnaissance failed, the U-boats did not receive the expected homing signals. In fact there were two convoys approaching the enemy concentration, for ONS29 was about miles southwest of ON, and the latter was overtaking the former. The threat to them both had not gone unobserved in London; strong air cover was being continuously provided by Coastal Command, and three escort group had been diverted The former convoy was also diverted further to the south during the night of the 17thth; but all this remained hidden from the enemy until late on the 18th, because his air searches had once again failed.

Among the forty-five survivors was a party of scientists embarked to investigate radar counter-measures, and from them we gained valuable information on enemy progress in that technique. By the small hours of the 19th the two convoys ON and ONS29 were not far apart, and the U-boats were still pursuing them. Liberators forced several of them down that. Taff frigate , May ; from her he commanded the 60th Escort Group as part of the East Indies Fleet; the latter was involved in the sinking of U, off the Seychelles, In he was a member of the working party which set up the Sue Ryder home in the house at Nettlebed, Oxon, formerly owned by Peter Fleming and Celia Johnson.

Spey 1, tons , a River-class frigate, and the sixth ship of the Royal Navy to bear this name, was built on the Tees by Smiths Dock Company in , and Commissioned on the 19th May She served during the Second World War in anti-submarine convoy escorts in the North Atlantic, and amongst her notable achievements was the sinking of the German submarines U. In she joined the Eastern Fleet, and was employed in convoy defence and support in the Bay of Bengal. Following the Surrender of Japan she returned to home waters and was paid-off into the reserve, before being sold to the Egyptian Navy in and renamed Rasheid; she remained in service with them until In a seventh H.

Between and , when she was sold to the Brazilian Navy, the Seventh H. Note: In view of the size and weight of this lot, the buyer will be responsible for its collection. Badge, G. Coombs, R. During a heavy bombardment a direct hit set fire to an ammunition recess. He at once went to the recess and commenced throwing out the unignited ammunition, and continued to do this, although he was twice thrown out by exploding bombs, the second time being also wounded in the head. He was eventually dragged away just before the remaining ammunition exploded. His particularly gallant action undoubtedly saved the fire from spreading to an adjacent ammunition recess.

Various rescue parties, with great courage and self-devotion and at considerable risk, descended the mine and endeavoured to extinguish the fire and penetrate to the persons in the workings beyond the same. Thorne andand Littlewood, fitted with breathing apparatus, reached within a distance of yards of the fire, but were driven back by the great heat and effusion of gases. The others got to within about yards of the fire, working in the smoke.

It was found impossible to penetrate to the scene of the fire or to rescue any of the entombed miners. Had an explosion occurred - a by no means unlikely eventuality, seeing that the mine is a very gassy one - they would undoubtedly all have been killed. An exploration party was dispatched down the shaft and news quickly spread around the town.

A large party of police was almost immediately on the spot but there was no issue of keeping order - the huge crowds, which soon grew to thousands, stood quietly on the clear, starlit night. A terrible explosion involving a large loss of life was feared. An entire shift of men, numbering , had entered the mine the previous evening. Only seven had managed to escape immediately after the explosion, leaving men still unaccounted for. Right through the night and all the next day, rescue parties were at work trying to reach the workings where the missing men were entombed, but it was extremely difficult, the atmosphere dense.

Some of the timbering in the mine was on fire while the only means of ventilating the portion of the pit where the men were trapped was entirely cut off. At the pithead there were heart-rending scenes. Women, with children, in pain and anxiety waited for news of their loved ones. Many of them stayed at the pithead all night and the whole of the following day refusing to leave for rest or refreshment and a number collapsed, worn out by their vigil.

As the day wore on and successive rescue parties reported the stupendous difficulties underground, hopes of saving the imprisoned men diminished and the distress of the crowd grew more acute. The demonstration of grief was extreme. Weeping women and children would not leave as it became extremely doubtful any further lives would be saved. The mine was on fire, many fire extinguishers and other fire appliances had been sent to the scene. In Whitehaven itself business was at a standstill. The fishermen and dock labourers. And a large number of doctors and nurses had mustered waiting to give aid.

The police were engaged keeping the crowd from surging on to the pit shaft. Atkinson, H. They both then descended the shaft to inspect the progress that had been made. The fire by now had taken hold at the friction gear. With the risk to the rescue teams and the possibility of a further explosion, Mr. Atkinson ordered the mine be cleared of all men. He stated it would be impossible for anyone to be alive on the other side of the fire and ordered every man to proceed to the surface.

Some of the rescue party, concerned for trapped men, needed to be forcibly dragged away. It was decided to wait until special rescue teams arrived from Armstrong Whitworth and Co. The Sheffield men, John Thorne and James Littlewood, were well known in mining circles as the two most experienced men available. The party descended the shaft at pm, accompanied by the Inspectors, Colliery officials, and a party of the best miners that they could find.

On reaching the bottom, they walked for just under three miles before stopping to set their equipment. Thorne and Littlewood then set off on their own in an attempt to pass the fire and get into the workings beyond, to check the air there. After battling ahead for yards the smoke was so thick that they could not see their torches.

Thorne, who led, with Littlewood a few steps behind, tripped over some fallen telegraph wires which were so hot they badly burned his legs. They could hear the crackling of the fire but could see nothing for the smoke. Reluctantly, they decided to turn back after twenty minutes, no longer able to stand the heat and fearing for another explosion. On arrival back at the shaft top, it was realised that nothing further could be done for the trapped men.

Atkinson made the decision to build a two foot thick stopping in the main passageway in an attempt to starve the oxygen of fire. This was achieved by Friday morning. On Friday morning a large congregation of around 3, miners assembled in the Market Place demanding to be allowed to continue the search for their trapped comrades. A telegram had already been sent, by the miners, to the Home Secretary, the Rt. Winston Churchill, asking for such permission. On Sunday morning, a party of seven entered the mine hoping to reach the seat of the fire by the return airway.

About one and a half miles in, the doors separating the intake from the outtake were opened and four men entered with breathing apparatus. Steel, the Mine Manager; Mr. Blair, the Assistant Manager; Mr. Henry, the Under Manager; and John Thorne had travelled about yards when their canary fell from its perch. Further on, their safety lamps went out. Undaunted, they continued over many falls until the heat was 85 degrees Fahrenheit and they could no longer see their electric lamps for the smoke.

They had reached a point yards beyond the stopping in the intake and within yards of the fire. They reluctantly came to the decision that no one could make it past the fire and all beyond must be long since dead. It was decided to build another stopping in the return and a further stopping in the intake as the only possible course to put the fire out. Cox, R. Princess Margaret. Alfred Benjamin Cox, R. The award of the Distinguished Service Medal was in recognition of good services and devotion to duty whilst serving in the Minelayer H.

In December the Princess Margaret was taken up from Merchant Service and converted to a Minelayer, with a mine carrying capacity of mines. She was one of the largest Minelayers used by the Royal Navy. London Gazette 9. Moore, R. The first of the bodies were recovered from the pit on the 27th September, and a mass funeral took place with an estimated 10, people attending. Many families had lost more than one family member, with the McAllister family losing seven members to the fire. Car: Pigeon Serv: R. Strickland, Gloucestershire Regiment, Killed in Action Strickland, Glouc.

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    S Private John A. Cup F. Taylor, A. Wilson, Meso. Mc Fadyen. Pair: Private M. Mc Naughten. Labour Corps. Tubby, R. As a result of this disastrous action, which saw No. Pair: Mr. Dunnill, enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers, ; subsequently transferred ot the Green Howards; discharged , after 12 years with the Colours. H SAC. Heaton A. Philip Devine served as Landsman in H. The Minotaur and Spartiate They managed to cut off the Spanish gun ship Neptune, of which they contrived to get alongside, and which, after a fight of over an hour, surrendered. The Spartiate had her foretopsail yard shot away, and her masts, yards, and rigging in general were a good deal damaged.

    Mackenzie refers. George Hill served as Able Seaman in H. Milford when the bomb-vessels H. Devastation, Thunder, and Aetna, together with a number of English and Spanish mortar and gunboats under the command of Captain R. Hall, attacked a French flotilla of gunboats at Port St. Mary, Cadiz, Approximately 40 clasps issued for this action. Willding [sic], Midshipman. Gibbon, Volr. Psyche for Java. George J. Gibbon served as Volunteer in H. Asia during the Battle of Navarino in which the combined fleets of Britain, France, and Russia engaged and routed the Turkish fleet, Portman, Lieut.

    Alert Captain C. Bosanquet , on the coast of Africa, from August ; the following year served in H. Portman served as Lieutenant in H. Talbot during the battle of Navarino in which the combined fleets of Britain, France and Russia engaged and routed the Turkish fleet, Lieutenant Wyndham Berkeley Portman, R. Brisk Captain the Hon. Anson , on the Mediterranean station, January ; appointed in the same rank to H. Talbot, Rose during the Battle of Navarino in which the combined fleets of Britain, France, and Russia engaged and routed the Turkish fleet, Genoa during the battle of Navarino in which the combined fleets of Britain, France, and Russia engaged and routed the Turkish fleet, Bridge, Midshipman.

    Bridge served as Midshipman in H. Pique during operations on and off the coast of Syria, Cutfield, Asst. Cutfield served as Assistant Surgeon in H. Edinburgh during operations on and off the coast of Syria, Bailey served as Able Seaman in H. Rodney during operations on and off the coast of Syria, Bellerophon during operations on and off the coast of Syria, Gorgon during operations on and off the coast of Syria, Thunderer during operations on and off the coast of Syria, Revenge during operations on and off the coast of Syria, Benbow during operations on and off the coast of Syria, Vesuvius during operations on and off the coast of Syria, Vincent William Houghton.

    William Houghton served as Landsman in H. Excellent during the defeat of the Spanish fleet off Cape St. Vincent, Gilbert White served as Able Seaman in H. Lowestoffe guns when, together with H. Dido guns , she engaged the French frigates Minerve guns and Artemise guns off Toulon, Foudroyant for services in co-operation with the Army on and off the coast of Egypt, Thomas Mitchell served as Landsman in H. Pompee as part of the combined naval and military assault and capture of the French-held island of Martinique in the Caribbean Sea, The G. Pompee for the latter clasp. James Young served as Armourer in H.

    Volontaire, when boats from Captain B. Tailour of the Tigre, captured or destroyed a French convoy which consisted of five warships and a number of merchant vessels in Rosas Bay, off the north-east coast of Spain, 1. Ennis, R. The boats from the same ships, under the orders of Lieutenant I. Shaw of the Volontaire, covered by launches and by H. Redwing brought out six laden merchant vessels. Munro, 42nd. Where a retailer has offered to collect the goods, you will be refunded within 14 days of cancelling your contract.

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