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NOTES

AWARD ABBREVIATIONS

OTHER ABBREVIATIONS

1 Killed on duty

2 Award not for Minelaying

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BEM: British Empire Medal (now superseded by MBE)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
HMD:
His Majesty's Drifter
HMT:
His Majesty's Trawler
M/S:
Minesweeper
RMS:
Rendering Mines Safe

 

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NAME

RANK/RATE

UNIT

DATE
GAZETTED

AWARD

REMARKS

W

WATKINSON
Alfred Henry William

C/J46211

AB

HMS Apollo

20 Mar 45

MID

Minelaying - MID awarded for outstanding skill in minelaying operations. French coast Apr-May 44.

WELCHMAN1
Charles Henry

P/J74023

AB

HMS Esk

14 Jan 41

DSM

Minelaying - DSM awarded for gallantry and devotion to duty while serving in HM Minelayers.

WELSH
Daniel

P/MX125283

PO Motor Mechanic

MTB 83

1 Aug 44

DSM

Minelaying - DSM awarded for courage, skill and devotion to duty in many hazardous minelaying operations. Nore Command.

WESTACOTT
Harry

Lt Cdr RN

HMS Abdiel

4 May 43

MID

Minelaying - MID awarded for bravery and skill in successful minelaying operations in HMS Abdiel.

WILLIAMS
John David Lewis

Lt Cdr RN

HMS Impulsive

14 Jan 41

MID

Minelaying - MID awarded for gallantry and devotion to duty while serving in HM Minelayers.

WINTER
Robert William Alfred

Ty Lt RNVR

ML 184

29 Aug 44

MID

Minelaying - MID awarded for bravery and undaunted devotion to duty in important and hazardous minelaying operations. Operation HOSTILE - NW coast of Europe.

WOLFE
John Alfred

Ty Lt RNVR

MTB 232

1 Aug 44
2 Jan 45

DSC
Bar to DSC

Minelaying - DSC awarded for courage, skill and devotion to duty in many hazardous minelaying operations.
Bar to DSC awarded for attacks Nore 14 Sep & 8 Oct 44.

WOOD
Andrew
C/KX113392
Stoker First Class ML 101 13 Jul 43 MID Minelaying - MID awarded for bravery, initiative and devotion to duty in many dangerous minelaying operations.

WOOD
Geoffrey Ernest

P/SSX28786

 

Leading Telegraphist

ML 105 HMS Beehive (Felixstowe)

2 Jul 43

DSM

Minelaying - MID awarded for courage and endurance in remaining at his post during minelaying operations in spite of severe injuries. Nore 5 May 43.

WOOD
Ronald James

D/KX78736

Chief Stoker

HMS Abdiel

13 Oct 42
4 May 43

MID
DSM

Minelaying - MID awarded for service in Med from Apr 41.
DSM awarded for bravery and skill in successful minelaying operations in HMS Abdiel.

WRIGHT
William George Frederick

C/KX133393

A/Leading Stoker

HMS Apollo

21 Aug 45

MID

Minelaying - MID awarded for efficiency, energy and unflagging devotion to duty displayed during minelaying operations between January and April 1945 whilst serving in HMS Apollo.

WYNNE-EDWARDS
Cecil John

Lt Cdr RN
Cdr RN
Cdr RN

SOO RAdm Dover Straits
HMS Southern Prince
HMS Southern Prince

7 Jun 40
24 Feb 42
1 Jul 41

DSC2
Bar to DSC
MID

DSC awarded for Dunkirk evacuation.
Minelaying - Bar to DSC awarded for bravery, seamanship and devotion to duty while serving in HM Minelayers (navigation while minelaying).
MID awarded Birthday Honours 1941. 

 

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