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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BEM: British Empire Medal (now superseded by MBE)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

J

JACKSON
George William

P/JX131385

LS

LS

LS

HMS Vernon
HMS Vernon
MFV 1037 (HMS Vernon)

3 Nov 42
16 Jan 45
13 Jun 46

BEM
DSM
MID

RMS and Port Clearance - BEM awarded for bravery and devotion to duty. Mine disposal.

DSM awarded for gallantry and distinguished services in the work of mine-clearance in the face of the enemy. Mine disposal Brest and Cherbourg 44.

MID awarded King's Birthday Honours 1946. Mine disposal Channel Nov 44 to Jul 45.

JAKES
Ronald George

PO/X103320

Sgt RM

'P' Party 1503

15 May 45

GM

Port Clearance - GM awarded for exceptional gallantry, skill and great devotion to duty, often in close proximity to the enemy, during mine-searching and clearance operations in the ports of Normandy and the Low Countries.

JAMES
Evan Desmond.

Sub Lt RNVR

P Party 1571

15 May 45

MBE

Port Clearance - Appointed MBE for gallant and distinguished service in mine-clearing operations in enemy-held ports during the invasion of Normandy and the Low Countries.

JARVIS
Dennis Victor Mark

Sub Lt RNVR

XE-5

13 Nov 45

DSC

X-Craft Diver - DSC awarded for outstanding courage, determination and devotion to duty whilst serving in His Majesty's Midget Submarine XE-5, in an attempt to cut the Hong Kong to Singapore telegraph cable west of Lamma Island.  Three and a half days and nights were spent inside the defended waters of Hong Kong and the dangerous passage between them and the open sea was made four times.

JENNER
Stanley Edmund

Ty Elec Lt RNVR

HMS Lucifer (Swansea)
MV Empire Salvage

27 Jun 41
2 Sep 41

GM
MID

RMS - GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty. Mine disposal UK Nov 40.

MID awarded for bravery and devotion to duty. Dealt with unexploded bomb.

JOHNSON
Leslie John

P/JX322582

AB

P Party 1574

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.

JOHNSON
Martin Challenor Page

Lt RNR (later Lt Cdr)

HMS Vernon

8 Dec 42

GM

RMS - GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty. Mine disposal UK Oct 41 to Aug 42. Made safe four torpedoes in the only German submarine to be captured and brought to Britain during the Second World War. U-570 surrendered after being depth-charged and machinegunned by an RAF Hudson south of Iceland in 1941, and was taken to Vickers' shipyard at Barrow-in-Furness.

JOHNSON
Stanley William

C/SSX23110

A/PO

HMS Prometheus (Alexandria)

29 Jun 43

BEM

Diving - BEM awarded for leadership, bravery and skill in the performance of diving operations of a hazardous nature.

JONES
Peter Henry

PO/X101924

Sgt RM

Assault Group G1

14 Nov 44

DSM

LCOCUs - Normandy.

 

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