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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BEM: British Empire Medal (now superseded by MBE)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

K

KAUFFMAN
Draper Lawrence
Ty Lt RNVR HMS Vernon 6 Jun 1941 Commend'n RMS - Commendation awarded for brave conduct and devotion to duty.

KEEN
Sydney Charles

C/J36458

AB

AB

HMS Watchful (Great Yarmouth)

Unknown

24 Apr 40
20 Oct 42

DSM
Commend'n

RMS - DSM awarded for courage and skill in securing and stripping live enemy mines without regard for his own safety.

Commendation awarded for mine disposal Dec 41 to Feb 42.

KELLEY
Clifford Bertrand

Lt RNVR

HMS Vernon

9 Jun 42
28 Sep 43

Commend'n
MBE

RMS - Commendation awarded for mine disposal.

Appointed MBE for great bravery and steadfast devotion to duty.

KELLY
Henry William Kenneth

Scientific Officer

Admiralty Mine Design Department, HMS Vernon

14 Mar 41
28 Nov 41
28 Dec 45

Commend'n
Commend'n
MBE

RMS - Member of Mine Design Department at HMS Vernon for analysis of enemy mines.

KEOGH
Joseph

D/J97296

AB

HMS Stag (Suez)

29 Jun 43

MID

Diving - MID awarded for courage in dangerous diving operations.

KERRIDGE1
Roy Sheldrake

Lt Cdr RNR

HMS Vernon

20 Dec 40

MID

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

KESSACK
James Henry Hyndman

Lt RANVR

HMS Vernon

27 Jun 41

GM

RMS - GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.

KIRKLAND
Donald

Sub Lt RNVR

'P' Party 1502C (Courseulles)

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. Mine disposal Ouistreham Aug 44.

KNOWELDON
Dennis Wallace

P/MX98460

PO Motor Mechanic

MTB 675

21 Dec 43

DSM2

Chariot Diver - DSM awarded for Askvoll attack.

KNOWLES
Sydney James

D/KX102534

Stoker First Class

Underwater Working Party, Gibraltar

11 Dec 1945

BEM

Diver - BEM awarded for distinguished service during the war in Europe.  Worked for 'Buster' Crabb 1943-45.

KORTHALS-ALTES
Jacobus Johannes Cornelius (Kees)

Lt Cdr RNethN

OIC 'P' Party 3006

Not Gazetted

GM

Port Clearance - Dutch 'P' Party.  Cleared Flushing and Bremen.

 

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