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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BEM: British Empire Medal (now superseded by MBE)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

L

LARKIN
Ronald Keith

F2363

AB RANR

MV Gorgon (DEMS)

14 Dec 43

BEM

BD - BEM awarded for great bravery and enterprise while serving in a defensively equipped Merchant Ship in helping to dispose of an unexploded bomb after an enemy air attack.

LAW
David 

Lt RNVR
Lt Cdr RNVR

HMS Beaver (Grimsby)
Torpedo & Mining Dept

28 Apr 42
16 Jan 45

GM
DSC

BD - GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.  Mine disposal Milford Haven 20 Oct 41.  BSO at Immingham. His 39th bomb was buried 11 feet down in the coal bunkers of a ship.

DSC awarded for mine disposal Calais.

LAWRENCE
William Kenneth

C/KX147467

Stoker First Class

HMS Fabius (Taranto)

19 Dec 44

DSM

Chariot Diver - DSM awarded for courage, perseverance and devotion to duty in an attack by human torpedo at Spezia harbour on the night of 21st June 1944.

LAWSON
Brian

Sub Lt RNVR (Later Lt)

BSO Belfast

8 Dec 42

GM

BD - GM awarded for mine disposal Northern Ireland 1941.

LAYTE
Frederick Howard

Sub Lt RNR

HMS Derbyshire

27 Jun 41

Commend'n

Mine Disposal - Commendation awarded for brave conduct and devotion to duty.

LAYZELL
Alfred Geoffrey Shepherd

C/JX168326

Ord Seaman

HMS President (London)?

20 Dec 40

MID

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

Le BARGY
Charles Reginald

P/J5559

PO

PO 

HMS St Angelo (Malta)

HMS St Angelo (Malta)

19 Aug 41
16 Jun 42

DSM
GM

BD - DSM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty. Mine disposal Malta.

GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty. Conducted B&MD in Malta Sep 41. (See William Ewart HISCOCK)

LENDERINK
Jan (Cappy)

Lt RNethN

'P' Party 3006

Not Gazetted

GM

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

LESLIE
James Ralph

P/JX323330

AB

P Party 1572

15 May 45

BEM

Port Clearance - BEM awarded for gallantry and skill in mine-searching and clearing operations in the ports of Normandy and of the Low Countries following the invasion of France.

LEWIS
John Seymour

21622

Stoker 1st Class RAN

P Party 1574

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.

LEWIS
Roger Curzon

Lt Cdr RN

Mining Department,
HMS Vernon
HMS Rodney
HMS Hannibal

23 Dec 39
14 Oct 41
23 May 44

DSO
MID2
OBE2

RMS - DSO awarded for great courage and skill in securing and stripping live enemy mines without regard for own safety.  Presented by King George VI at HMS Vernon 19 Dec 1939 for rendering safe first German influence mine at Shoeburyness 23 Nov 1939.

With Ouvry during rendering safe of first German influence mine (magnetic Type A) at Shoeburyness 23 Nov 1939. Assisted by CPO Baldwin and AB Vearncombe. Also first to render safe magnetic Type C mine at Clacton.  

LEWIS-LAVENDER1
Walter Charles

Sub Lt RNVR

HMS King Alfred (Hove)

20 Dec 40

MID

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

LINCOLN
Fredman Ashe

Lt Cdr RNVR (Later Captain)

30 Commando
Admiralty DTMI

8 Dec 42
10 Oct 44

Commend'n
MID

RMS - Commendation awarded for mine disposal 1942. Chief investigator with Admiralty's Directorate of Torpedoes and Mining (Investigations) (DTMI).

MID awarded for bravery and devotion to duty. Special services in Italy and Sicily.

LIPSHAM
Ronald

P/JX156286

AB

HMS Vernon

14 Jan 41

GM

RMS and B&MD - GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty. Mine disposal London Jul to Sep 40.

LIVINGSTON
Frank

R/JX215357

LS

LCOCU No.1

14 Nov 44

DSM

LCOCUs - Operation Neptune

LOCK
George Arthur

R/JX222155

PO

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.

LOWE
Stanley William

Lt RNVR

Department of Unexploded Bombs, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)

2 Sep 41

GM

BD - GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.  Bomb Safety Officer Barrow-in-Furness Apr 41. Dealt with eight parachute mines and seven bombs in 8 nights.

 

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