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ALLEY
Seaman Allison Alley, LT/JX 280381
14 Aug 1945 for distinguished service, effiniency and zeal in the clearance of the Aegean and the relief of Greece during the periond 1944-1945.

BARNES
Able Seaman Alban Joseph Barnes, D/JX 201715
8 Jun 1944, Birthday Honours List 1945 for gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy, or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high tradition of the Royal Navy.

BARTLETT
Leading Seaman Bertram Elihu Bartlett, C/JX 181442 - HMS Caicos
14 Jun 1945 Birthday Honours List 1945 for gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy, or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high tradition of the Royal Navy.

BENNETT
Seaman John Thomas Bennett LT/JX 315683 - HMT Prospect
8 Jun 1944 Birthday Honours List 1944 for gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy, or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high tradition of the Royal Navy.

BIGGIN
Seaman Leonard Biggin LT/JX 265194 - HMT Wateyly
2 Jun 1943 Birthday Honours List 1943 for gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy, or for zeal. patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, without which the high tradition of the Royal Navy could not have been upheld.

BLAGDON
Able Seaman Newton Hillier Blagdon C/JX 246684 - HMS Loosestrife
1 Jan 1945 NY Honours List 1945 for gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy, or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high tradition of the Royal Navy.

BROWN
Seaman Patrick Brown L/JX 208934 - HMS Signa
28 Nov 1944 for gallantry, skill, determinationi and undaunted devotion to duty during the landing of Allied Forceson the coast of Normandy.

CHILDS
Able Seaman Harold Chesley Childs P/JX 247 904 - HMS Snowflake
19 Oct 1943 for gallantry and devotion to duty in determined and successful attacks on U-boats.

COFFEY
Seaman Joseph Coffey LT/JX 211550 - HMT Imperialist
30 Jul 1942 for good services in action against enemy aircraft, while serving on HMT Imperialist.

CONWAY
Seaman Edward Conway LT/JX 211549 - HMS St. Mariato
23 Mar 1943 for bravery and skill while serving in HM Ships during the passage of convoys to North Russia.

DECKER
Seaman Edgar Archibald Decker LT/JX 246712 - HMS Thorgrim
7 Apr 1942 for bravery and devotion to duty in rescue work while serving in HMS Thorgrim.

DERMODY
Leading Seaman Michael Dermody LT/JX 191533 - HMS Warstar
11 Dec 1945 for distinguished service during the War in Europe.

DYKE
Able Seaman Redvers Nelson Dyke C/JX 185974
1 Jan 1943 for bravery in face of the enemy or in dangerous waters, or for zeal and devotion to duty.

EMBERLEY
Able Seaman Joh Joseph Emberley P/JX 194537 - HMS Somali
4 Nov 1941 for good services and devotion to duty.

FOWLER
Able Seaman John Francis Fowler D/JX 220874
23 May 1944 for outstanding courage, resolution, keadership, skill or devotion to duty in operations which led to successful landings on the Italian mainland and at Salerno.

FUREY
Able Seamon George Joseph Furey C/JX 180784 - HMS Sunflower
23 Mar 1943 for good services in saving lives at sea while serving on HMS Sunflower.

GRIFFIN
Petty Officer Maurice Joseph Griffin P/JX 188895 - HMS Faulknor
12 Aug 1941 for enterprise and skill in action against enemy submarines.

GUY
Able Seaman Frazer Guy D/JX 191500 - HMD Reids
1 Apr 1941 for courage and skill in bringing down an enemy aircraft.

GUY
Temp/Lt RNVR Raymond Winston Guy C/JX 185977 - HMS Lady Madeleine
11 Dec 1945 for distinguished service during the War in Europe.

HICKEY
Able Seaman John Francis Hickey D/JX 187442 - HMS Spey
19 Oct 1943 for gallantry and devotion to duty in determined and successful attacks on U-boats while serving on HM Ships on convoy escort duty.

HAINES
Petty Officer (PS) Ronald Haines LT/JX 180923 - HMS Skye
11 Dec 1945 for distinguished services during the War in Europe.

HILLIER
Leading Seaman Edgar Manuel Hillier LT/JX 216670 - HMS 1052
4 Sep 1945 for courage, resolution and skill in minesweeping operations clearing a channel from the Humber to Heligoland and then along the North German Coast to Cuxhaven, Hamburg and Bremerhaven during May 1945.

HODGE
Able Seaman Thomas Joseph Hodge D/JX 216710 - HMS Bowney
31 Mar 1942 for courage skill and endurance while Minesweeping in dangerous waters in HM Ships during WW II.

JANES
Able Seaman Austin James Janes P/JX 208915 - HMS Kingcup
14 Jun 1945 for gallantry or good services during service on HM Ships for the last six months or more of the War in Europe.

JONES
Lieutenant Commander Desmond Vincent Jones
25 Jun 1940 for daring and resource in the conduct of hazardous and successful operations by the Fleet Air Arm against the enemy, especially on the coast of Norway.

KEATS
Seaman RNPS Gordon Kitchener Keats L/JX 211436 - HMT Perdrant
17 Mar 1942 for courage, zeal and determination while minesweeping.

KNIGHT
Admiralty House, Devonport, 26 Nov 1945. Temporary Sub-Lieutenant Charles Snowden Knight, R.N.V.R., has been commended by me, in a Special Order of the Day, for his exceptional zeal and devotion to duty in the Plymouth Command
Signed: Rhea Shaus, Admiral, Commander-in-Chief.

By the King's Order the name of Lieutenant Charles Snowden Knight, R.N.V.R., was published in the London Gazette on 11 Dec 1945, as mentioned in a Despatch for distinguished service. I am charged to record His Majesty's high appreciation.
Signed: A.V. Alexander, First Lord of the Admiralty.

LEE
Leading Seaman Ronald Clare Lee LT/JX 280027 - HMS 1068
4 Sep 1945 for courage, resolution and skill in minesweeping operations clearing a channel from the Humber to Heligoland and then along the North German Coast to Cuxhaven, Hamburg and Bremerhaven during May 1945.

LEGROW
Leading Seaman Jack LeGrow D/JX 2210007 - HMT Empire Pride
23 Feb 1943 for bravery and resource during operations in Madagascar.

LOCKE
Seaman RNPS Frederick Harold George Locke LT/JX 277301 - HMT Finesse
26 Jan 1943 for good services when an enemy aircraft was destroyed by HMT Finesse.

McGRATH
Leading Seaman Owen Joseph McGrath LT/JX 228057
22 Dec 1944 "On 1 Nov 1944 Ldg/Seaman McGrath was Coxswain in LCP(L) 144 during the assault on Westkapelle, in which craft no officer was embarked. Her duty was to make smoke on the Southern flank. Many craft were hit by the accurate enemy fire, and some blew up very close inshore under the enemy guns. LCP(L) 144 was ordered to close, make smoke and pick up survivors. This was done at point blank range with an off-shore wind making effective smoke difficult. By his most courageous action Leading Seaman McGrath rescued over twenty survivors."

MARS
Lieutenant RN Alastair Campbell Gillespie Mars - HMS/M P42
22 Dec 1942 for gallant and distinguished services and leadership in auccessful war patrols in the Mediterranean.

27 Jul 1943 for daring, enterprise and skill in successful patrols in HM Submarines (HMS Unbroken).

Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
Bar to DSC - 6 Nov 1945 for exceptional skill, determination and devotion to duty while serving on HM S/M Thule over a period between Nov 1944 and Aug 1945 in offensive patrols in the Far East during which numerous coasting craft were sunk, a minefield laid and three special operations undertaken, two of which were outstandingly successful.

MARTIN
Able Seaman William Robert Martin P/JX 181282 - HMS Ilex
23 May 1944 for outstanding courage, resolution, leadership, skill or devotion to duty during operations which led to successful landings on the Italian mainland and at Salerno.

MAY
Able Seaman Estrom May P/JX 194562
8 Feb 1944 for gallant and distinguished services. P.O.W. Camp in Germany [Posthumous]. 17 Jul 1943 shot while attempting to escape.

MILES
Seaman Samuel Miles LT/JX 280002 - HMT Craftsman
5 May 1942 for skill and good services when HMT Craftsman was attacked by enemy aircraft.

MOORE
S/Lt RNVR Frederick Moore - HMS Vervain
3 Jul 1945 for bravery, good seamanship and inspiring devotioin to duty in damage control under exacting conditions.

MOORE
Able Seaman James Thomas Moore C/JX 173319 - HMS Worcestershire
1 Jan 1942 for outstanding zeal, patience and cheerfulness, and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty without which the high tradition of the Royal Navy could not have been upheld.

MOSS
Ordinary Seaman Edgar Moss C/JX 277311 - HMS Farouk
24 Nov 1942 for courage and determination in the Mediterranean.

NEWHOOK
Seaman Hubert Newhook LT/JX 299650 - HMS Sylvana
28 Nov 1944 for gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy.

OLDFORD
A/Leading Seaman Augustus Albert Oldford LT/JX 211445 - HM M/S Skudd III
(Posthumous) 27 Jan 1942 for braavery and endurance while Minesweeping and when attacked by enemy aircraft.

ORGAN
Seaman Hayward Augustus Organ LT/JX 211447 - HMS Basset
27 Jun 1941 for courage and skill in destroying two enemy aircraft. 24 Feb 1942 for resource and devotion to duty in saving life.

OSMOND
Able Seaman Cecil Eric Osmond D/JX 181670 - HMS Britomart
26 Dec 1944 for gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy.
1 Jan 1945 New Year Honours List 45 for gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy, or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high tradition of the Royal Navy.

OXFORD
Seaman (HO) Lemuel Oxford LT/JX 277315 - HMS Byms
11 Dec 1945 for distinguished service during the War in Europe.

PARDY
Ordinary Seaman Angus Saunders Pardy C/JX 277316 - HMS Farouk
24 Nov 1942 for courage and determination in the Mediterranean.

PEDDLE
Able Seaman Clement Peddle C/JX 211491 - HMS Golden Eagle
11 Jun 1942 Birthday Honurs list 1942 for outstanding zeal, patience and cheerfulness, and for never failing to set an example of wholehearted devotion to duty without which the high tradition of the Royal Navy could not have been upheld.

PERCEY
Seaman Nathan Percey LT/JX 195272 - HMS Glenheater
8 Jun 1944 Birthday Honours List 1944 for gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy, or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters, and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty upholding the high tradition of the Royal Navy.

PIEROWAY
Ordinary Telegraphist Percy Edgar Pieroway D/JX 269951 - HMS Dundonald III
2 Oct 1942 for gallantry, during and skill in the combined attack on Dieppe.

PIKE
Able Seaman William Gordon PIke C/SSX 26929 - HMS York
3 Jun 1941 for gallantry and distinguished services in the withdrawal from the beaches of Greece under fire and in the face of many and great difficulties of many thousands of Troops of the Allied Armies.

POWER
Leading Seama Joseph William Power LT/JX 195259 - HMS Gatehead
11 Dec 1945 for distinguished service during the War in Europe.

POWER
Able Seaman Leo Power CJX173361
2 Jun 1943 for Distinguished Service. HMS Carinthian and Submarines.

REARDON
Able Seaman William Joseph Reardon P/JX 246633 - HMS Winchelsea
30 May 1944 for good services in damage control.

REES
Seaman Chilles Alvin Rees LT/JX 208976 - HMT William Brady
1 Jan 1942 New Year Honours List 1942 for outstanding zeal, patience and cheerfulness, and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, without which the high tradition of the Royal Navy could not have been withheld.

RICE
Able Seaman Ernest Rice P/JX 211503 = RMS Lady Hawkins
27 Oct 1942 for bravery while serving in a defensively-equipped Merchant ship.

RIDEOUT
Seaman Hiram Thomas Rideout LT/JX 246634 - HMT Liberia
8 Jun 1944 for gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy, or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters, and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty upholding the high tradition of the Royal Navy.

ROBERTS
T/Leading Seaman Benjamin Malcolm Roberts P/JX 188819 - HMS Chamois
20 Feb 1945 for courage, determination and skill during the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy.

ROGERS
Leading Seaman James Hursel Rogers LT/JX 185982 - HMS Miscou
8 Jun 1944 Birthday Honours List 1944 for gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy, or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters, and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high tradition of the Royal Navy.

SEARLE
Able Seaman Benjamin George Searle D/JX 191504 - HMS Stanley
24 Mar 1942 for skill and enterprise in action against enemy submarines while serving on HM Ships.

SHEPPARD
Leading Seaman Arthur Sheppard LT/JX 230235 - HMS Perillia
8 Jun 1944 for gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy, or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high tradition of the Royal Navy.

SMITH
Able Seaman Donald Rex Smith 220882 - HMS Rockingham
19 Oct 1943 for courage and determination in vigorous attacks on U-Boats while serving on HM Ships.

SNOW
Act/Leading Seaman Marmaduke Winston Snow P/JX 248040 - HMS Saunders
13 Oct 1943 for bravery and leadership at Tobruk.

SOMERTON
Able Seaman Raymond Somerton P/JX 188894 - HMS Barham
24 Feb 1942 for resource and bravery when HMS Barham was lost.

SPARKES
Leading Seaman Wesley Sparkes LT/JX 217873 - BYMS 2044
4 Sep 1945 for courage, resolution and skill in minesweeping operations clearing a channel from the Humber to Heligoland and then along the North German Coast to Cuxhaven, Hamburg and Bremerhaven during May 1945.

SPENCER
Able Seaman Frederick Spencer P/JX 174375 - HMS Formidable
1 Jan 1942 for good services in HMS Formidable.

SQUIRES
Able Seaman Clarence George Squires P/JX 174347 - RMS Lady Hawkins
27 Oct 1942 for bravery while serving in a defensively equipped Merchant Ship.

SWEENEY
Ordinary Seaman James Joseph Sweeney LT/JX 221028 - HMT Cornelian
28 Apr 1942 for skill in action against enemy aircraft while serving in HMT Cornelian.

TILLEY
Able Seaman Arthur George Tilley D/JX 181200 - HMS Grecian
13 Mar 1945 for courage and skill during the build-up of the Normandy bridgehead.

VEY
Seaman William James Vey LT/JX 225705 - HMD Tillyduff
11 Jun 1942 for good services in HM Ships during WW II.

VOKEY
Commendation by Commander-in-Chief
I hereby commend Chief Motor Mechanic, Leonard Vokey, C/MX 76581 - H.M.M.L. 163 for unceasing hard work and fine example of wholehearted devotion to duty. Signed: TOVEY, Admiral of the Fleet.

WAKEHAM
Ordinary Seaman Vincent Wakeham P/JX 194588 - HMS Skoot Amazone
16 Aug 1940 for good services in the withdrawal of the Allied Armies from the beaches aat Dunkirk.

WIGHT
By the King's Order, the name of A/Leading Seaman Milton Piercey Wight, was published in the London Gazette on 11 June, 1946 as mentioned in a Despatch for distinguished service, I am charged to record His Majesty's high appreciation.
Signed: A.V. Alexander, First Lord of the Admiralty.

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