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NOTES

AWARD ABBREVIATIONS

OTHER ABBREVIATIONS

1 Killed on duty

2 Award not for RMS or BD

3 Reason for award unknown

VC: Victoria Cross
GC:
George Cross
CBE: Commander of the Order of the British Empire
DSO: Distinguished Service Order
OBE: Officer of the Order of the British Empire
MBE: Member of the Order of the British Empire

DSC: Distinguished Service Cross

MC: Military Cross

CGM: Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

GM: George Medal
DSM: Distinguished Service Medal

BEM: British Empire Medal (now superseded by MBE)

MID: Mention in Despatches
Commend'n: King's Commendation for Brave Conduct

B&MD: Bomb & Mine Disposal
BD:
Bomb Disposal
BSO:
Bomb Safety Officer
LCOCU:
Landing Craft Obstruction Clearance Unit
RMS:
Rendering Mines Safe

 

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NAME

RANK/RATE

UNIT

DATE
GAZETTED

AWARD

REMARKS

F

FAWCETT
George

P/JX383150

AB

P Party 1571

30 Apr 46

BEM

Port Clearance - BEM awarded for valuable services in connection with
mine clearance and mine disposal in NW Europe immediately before the close of the war with Germany and in the months which followed. Discovered first 'Oyster' pressure mine at Bremen.  

FENEMORE
Harry
100007
LS RAN HMAS Hobart lent to HMS Stag (Port Said) 1 Jan 42 DSM RMS - DSM awarded 1942 New Year Honours. Loaned to the (Suez) Canal Mine Clearance Party as a diver from 28 Mar 1941 to 31 Dec 1941. DSM was awarded for diving on a German GD mine that was lying too close to three ships to be swept or countermined. He dived in magnetically safe Standard Dress, not knowing if the mine was an active acoustic mine (which would almost certainly have proved fatal). He rendered the mine safe by removing the primer extender and primer spring, removing the primer, cutting the detonator leads and removing the detonator.

FENWICK
Bertram Henry Walter

Lt RNVR

Torpedo & Mining Dept, HMS Vernon

4 Mar 41
9 Jun 42

GM
Bar to GM

RMS - GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.  Mine Disposal Hendon Nov 40.

 

Bar to GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.  Assisted Lt Cdr Wadsley conduct first rendering safe and recovery of a photo-electric cell booby-trapped G Type mine in Clyde area. Also rendered safe mine in 3rd floor office of building adjacent to main telephone exchange in Liverpool 13 Mar 41. Had to climb ladder and enter via window.

FERRIER
Alex Mitchell
C/JX145141

Leading Signalman

HMS Talbot (Malta)

18 Apr 44

CGM

Chariot Diver - Participated in Operation Principal attack on Italian fleet in Palermo, Sicily Jan 43.  Captured after placing charges on cruiser Ulpio Traiano, destroyer Grecale, torpedo boat Ciclone and M/V Gamma.

FEWTRELL
Dennis

D/JX349811

AB

LCOCU No.1

6 Nov 45

DSM

LCOCUs - DSM awarded for bravery, skill and great devotion to duty in the reconnaissance and destruction of unknown obstacles and mines, and in the rescue of survivors whose craft had been destroyed in a minefield, during the landings in the Baie de Cavallaire in the South of France, June-August 1945, and for similar good services in the landings in Normandy.

FILER
William Brook

P/JX140118

 

PO
Lt Cdr RN

HMS Nile (Alexandria)
HMS Reclaim

15 Sep 42
1 Jan 52

GM
MBE

RMS - GM awarded  for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.  Assisted Goodman de-fuze an Italian circling torpedo on beach 11 miles east of Alexandria on 15 Jan 42 after one had killed the Torpedo Officer of HMS Medway (Lt Cdr J G S Cunningham RN - uncle of MCDOA member Tim Trounson) on 23 Sep 1940.

 

Appointed MBE in New Year Honours 1952 for HM S/M Affray recovery.

FINCHAM
Arthur John

P/SSX18957

LS

HMS Fabius (Taranto)

11 Sep 45

BEM

Port Clearance - BEM awarded for bravery and undaunted devotion to duty in mine clearance operations in Porto Corsini and Ravenna Harbours and the Canal Candiano.

FIRMINGER1
Anthony Reginald Joseph

Lt RNVR

HMS Cannae (Bone, Algeria)

22 Aug 43
8 Feb 44
30 May 44

DSM
MID
GM

Mine Disposal - DSM awarded posthumously for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty (to be dated 22 Aug 43).

 

MID awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty in clearing Messina harbour of enemy demolition charges Aug 43.

 

GM awarded posthumously for rendering safe bombs and mines.

FLACK1
John Chard

C/JX145182

AB

Messina Port Party

8 Feb 44

MID

B&MD - MID awarded posthumously for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty in clearing Messina harbour of enemy demolition charges Aug 43.

FLETCHER1
Cecil Howarth

P/J25354

PO

HMS Vernon

3 Dec 40

MID

RMS - MID awarded posthumously for gallantry after an anti-handling charge in a booby-trapped GC mine exploded in the mining shed at HMS Vernon killing Commissioned Gunner (T) Reginald A. Cook, PO Cecil H. Fletcher, AB William B. Croake, AB William J. Stearns and AB Alfred E. Stevens.

FLOYD
Albert John

P/JX370637

AB

P Party 1571

30 Apr 46

MID

Port Clearance - MID awarded for good services in Mine Clearance and Mine Disposal Operations in NW Europe immediately before the close of the war with Germany and in the months which followed.

FORTT
Frederick Ronald Bertram

S/Lt RNVR

Torpedo & Mining Department, HMS Vernon

27 Jun 41
9 Jun 42

GM
Bar to GM

RMS - GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.Mine Disposal NW England Dec 40.

 

Bar to GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty. Mine Disposal Nuneaton May 41.

FOULIS
Crawford Raynor

71705V

Shipwright Second Class SANF

HMSAS Gamtoos

1 May 45

BEM

Diving - BEM awarded for outstanding service in diving operations and as tenders to the divers during the invasion of the South of France.

FOURACRE
Percy

P/JX219932

A/AB

HMS Vernon

20 Apr 43

BEM

RMS - BEM awarded for gallantry and devotion to duty. Mine Disposal Thames Oct 42.

FRANCIS
James

C/JX302801

LS

P Party 1571

15 May 45

MID

Port Clearance - MID awarded for bravery and skill in mine-clearing operations in enemy-held ports during the invasion of Normandy and the Low Countries.

FRANKLIN
Bernard Frank
P/JX645592

Wireman

HMIS Himalaya (Karachi)

15 Jan 44

BEM

Diving - BEM awarded for  bravery in diving to recover an unexploded depth charge in the fairway of a sea-plane base, and on another occasion in diving and removing the depth charges from a crashed aircraft.

FRANKLIN
George Alan 'Franky'
A/Gunner (T) (later Lt Cdr) HMS Wanderer (Modified 'W' Class destroyer) 20 Jun 44 MID2 CDO from 1950 - MID awarded for outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty on convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic.

FREEL
James Michael

D/JX149484

A/LS

LS

HMS Talbot
RN Special Service

18 Apr 44
29 Jun 45

CGM
MID

Chariot Diver - Awarded CGM for Operation PRINCIPAL attack on Italian fleet in Palermo, Sicily Jan 43.  Captured after placing charges on the 8,500 ton troop transport Viminale.

 

Awarded MID for courage, determination and devotion to duty.

FRIEND
Peter Donald

Lt (Sp) RNVR

HMS President (London)
HMS Volcano Ravenglass)
HMS Pembroke (Chatham)

27 Dec 40

GM

B&MD. GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty. Dealt with many bombs and mines in Medway Towns area. Rendered safe 1,000 lb bomb that dropped in oil tank of BP tanker 'British Explorer'.

FURNELL
Percy Gawayne

Sub Lt RNVR

HMS Vernon

20 Dec 40

MID

RMS - MID awarded for courage, coolness and devotion to duty.

 

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