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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BEM: British Empire Medal (now superseded by MBE)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

O

O'HAGAN
Denis James Patrick

A/Lt RCNVR

HMS Vernon

27 Jun 41
9 Jun 42

GM
Bar to GM

RMS - GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty. Mine disposal Manchester Dec 40.

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

OBBARD
Edward Owen

Cdr RN

HMS Pembroke,
Torpedo School,
Chatham

24 Apr 40
27 Dec 40

DSC
GM

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

GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty. Mine disposal UK Jul to Oct 40.

OGLE
John Francis Challoner

Lt RNVR

30 Commando RM

10 Oct 44

MID

RMS? - MID awarded for bravery and devotion to duty. Special services Italy and Sicily.

OLIVER
Dick

P/J65197

CPO (Diver)

CPO (Diver)

HMS Tedworth (Diving Tender)

HMS Tedworth (Diving Tender)

4 Feb 41
1 Jan 44

MID
BEM

Diving - MID awarded for good services in diving work under enemy air attacks.

BEM awarded New Year Honours 1944.

ORR
Ronald Mervyn

Sub Lt RNVR

HMS Royal Edward (Dieppe)

13 Mar 45

GM

Port Clearance - GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty. Conducted underwater clearance of hospital ship berth Avant Port, Dieppe on 12 Oct 44.

OUVRY
John Garnault Delahaize

Lt Cdr RN (Later Cdr)

Mining Department
HMS Vernon

23 Dec 39

DSO

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 (magnetic Type A) at Shoeburyness 23 Nov 1939.  Assisted by CPO Baldwin and AB Vearncombe.

 

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