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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BEM: British Empire Medal (now superseded by MBE)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

P

PARKER
Leslie Graham

P/JX178800

AB

HMS Vernon

14 Jan 41

GM

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

PARKER
Stanley Filby

C/JX320044

AB
LS

P Party 1572
P Party 1572

15 May 45
30 Apr 46

MID
BEM

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.

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.

PAYNE
John Edwin (Johnny)

P/JX516259

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.

PAYNTER
John
5813D
PO HMY Esmeralda
3 Aug 43
3 Jul 45
BEM
Bar to BEM
B&MD - BEM awarded for great bravery and undaunted devotion to duty.
Bar to BEM awarded for courage, daring and great devotion to duty whilst serving in HMS Esmeralda in mine location and recovery operations off the coasts of Great Britain and the North of France.
PEARS
Ralph
C/MX108014
Wireman Unknown 3 Aug 43 BEM B&MD - BEM awarded for great bravery and undaunted devotion to duty.

PEARSE
Francis Frederick

Lt RNVR (Bristol)

P Party 1573
HMS Vernon

30 Apr 46

MBE

BD and Port Clearance -  Appointed MBE for great zeal and devotion to duty during mine clearance and mine disposal operations in NW Europe  immediately before the close of the war with Germany and in the months that followed.

PEARSON
Reginald Ernest Alfred

P/JX131423

AB

HMS Vernon

14 Jan 41

GM

RMS - GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.  Helped Lt Woolley deal with mine on third storey of flour mill in London's docklands Oct 40. Fuze clock re-started twice but mine was rendered safe.

PENFOLD
Vincent Hamilton

PWRX612

Telegraphist RNV(W)R

HMS Borde (Mine Disposal Ship)

8 Mar 40

DSM

RMS - DSM awarded for dangerous and successful experimental work dealing with mines. 

PERKS
Henry John

Lt RNR

HMS President (London)

20 Dec 40

MID

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

PETERS
Thomas Patrick

C/JX176432

AB

HMS Elissa (Messina)

20 Jun 44

GM

Port Clearance - GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.  Involved in clearance of Messina harbour 17 Aug - 2 Sep 43.

PETHERICK
George Courtney

Senior Artificer

RN Mine Design Dept, Havant

2 Jun 44

BEM

Mine Design

PETHYBRIDGE
Albert Edward

P/J10961

CPO

HMS Cochrane (Rosyth)

18 May 43

BEM

RMS - BEM awarded for Mine Disposal.

PHILLIPS
Baron

Sub Lt RNVR


Lt RNVR

 

Lt RNVR

HMS Vernon?

 

HMS Fabius (Taranto)


Mine Disposal Units

28 Sep 43

 

5 Sep 44

 

11 Dec 45

MBE

 

GM

 

MID

RMS - Appointed MBE for great bravery and steadfast devotion to duty. Mine disposal.

GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty. Mine disposal Anzio 5 Apr 44.
MID awarded for wind-up Europe 1945.

PLUNKETT
James

Sub Lt RNVR

HMS President (London)?

27 Jun 41
28 Apr 42

Commend'n
OBE

BD/RMS? - Commendation awarded for brave conduct and devotion to duty.

Appointed OBE for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.

POLKINGHORN
Edward Prime

LT/JX179869

Second Hand RNPS

HMS Martello (Lowestoft)

8 Dec 42

GM

Mine Disposal? - GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty. Recovered mines at sea.

POLLETT
Henry James Cooper

C/J8749

CPO

PO

HMS Pembroke

HMS Pembroke

20 Dec 40

28 Apr 42

GM

Commend'n

RMS - GM awarded for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty. Mine disposal Chatham Jul to Sep 40.

Commendation awarded for coolness and devotion to duty.

POOLE
Richard

P/MX51474

A/Shipwright 4th Class (Artificer Diver 1st Class)

HMS King George V

4 Feb 41

BEM

Diving - BEM awarded for gallantry in diving work under enemy air attacks. Helped salvage HMS Foylebank sunk Portland Jul 40.

POULTON
Cyril Hugh

Lt Cdr RN (Rtd)

HMS Vernon

20 Dec 40
14 Jan 41

MID
GM

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

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

POWER
Victor Thomas

P/JX629949

Ord Seaman

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.

PRATCHETT
Richard Maurice

Ty Lt (Sp) RNVR

HMS Lanka (Ceylon)

6 Oct 45

MBE

B&MD - Appointed MBE for the recovery of a T5 (Gnat) acoustic homing torpedo at Toulon in Apr 1945.

PRICE
Frank Henry Edmund

A/Lt RNVR

HMS Vernon

28 Sep 43

MBE

RMS - Appointed MBE for great bravery and steadfast devotion to duty.

PRICE
Henry Alfred

P/J112572

CPO Telegraphist

HMS Royalist (Portsmouth)

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.

PRIOR
John Frank

C/J881

CPO

HMS Lynx (Dover)

8 Jul 41

GM

RMS - Awarded GM for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty. Mine disposal Channel to Mar 41.

 

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