Under Development.  Contributions and corrections welcome.

 

NOTES

AWARD ABBREVIATIONS

OTHER ABBREVIATIONS

1 Killed on duty

2 Award not for Minesweeping

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BEM: British Empire Medal (now superseded by MBE)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

L

LADDS
Charles Robert

P/MX66272

Wireman

HMS Skudd V (M/S Whaler)

27 Jan 42

DSM

Minesweeping - DSM awarded for bravery and endurance while minesweeping, and when attacked by enemy aircraft. Tobruk.

LAITY
Horace Broderick
LT/X574C
LS RNR
2nd Hand RNR
HMT Asama (M/S)
Possibly HMT Saturn, MMS 9 or BYMS 2022
3 Sep 40
8 Jun 44
MID
DSM
Minesweeping - MID awarded for bravery, skill and enterprise in minesweeping operations off the Coasts of Holland, Belgium and France.
DSM awarded in King's Birthday Honours 1944 for gallantry and outstanding service in the face of the enemy, or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters.

LAKE
Jabez George

Lt RN (Rtd)

HMS Sycamore (Berberis Class M/S Trawler)

6 Sep 40

DSC

Minesweeping - DSC awarded for courageous and efficient services in minesweeping operations in Norwegian waters.

LAMBERT
Geoffrey William

T/Lt RNVR

5th ML Flotilla / MMS 251

27 Feb 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for skill and devotion to duties in minesweeping operations and during the invasion of France.  Dover Command. Operation Neptune.

LANCASTER
Henry Charles

C/JX206706

AB

ML 236

4 Sep 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for courage and determination while serving in HM Minesweepers in clearing a passage into Rotterdam, Yjmuiden and Den Helder thereby making possible the swift relief of Holland. Operation Fireball.

LANDERS
John Spencer

Lt Cdr RNR (Rtd)

HMS Cadmus (Algerine Class M/S)

7 Dec 43

DSC

Minesweeping - DSC awarded for steadfast courage and skill in a dangerous and important minesweeping operation. Operation Antidote.

LANE
Harold Arthur

C/MX92774

Wireman

BYMS 2211

6 Jun 44

DSM

Minesweeping - DSM awarded for leadership, skill and devotion to duty in an important minesweeping operation. Humber area 28 Jan 44.

LANE
Ronald Arthur

P/KX79863

Stoker PO

HMS Rothesay (Bangor Class M/S)

12 Jun 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for gallantry, outstanding skill and devotion to duty in minesweeping operations over dense and shallow minefields in the opening up of Greek ports in the Gulf of Corinth. Patras and Itea.

LARTER
Charles Seymour
T/Skipper RNR HMT Norse (M/S) 3 Sep 40 MID Minesweeping - MID awarded for bravery, skill and enterprise in Minesweeping operations off the Coasts of Holland, Belgium and France.
LAVENDER
George David
C/K64349
Chief Stoker HMS Speedwell (Halcyon Class M/S) 16 May 41
26 Dec 44
MID
MID
Minesweeping - First MID awarded for good services while salvaging a Merchantman. (MV Atheltemplar off Humber 2/3 Mar 1941)
Second MID awarded for Normandy landings. 

LAVERS
Kenneth Edwin Henry

P/JX275913

AB

ML 450

26 Jun 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for outstanding skill, courage and devotion to duty in hazardous minesweeping operations in the ports of Northern France after the invasion Sep - Dec 44.

LAWS
George David

T/Lt RNVR

T/A/Lt Cdr RNVR

HMS Acute (Algerine Class M/S)

HMS Fairy (Catherine Class BAMS M/S)

7 Dec 43

13 Jun 46

DSC

MBE

Minesweeping - DSC awarded for steadfast courage and skill in a dangerous and important minesweeping operation. Operation Antidote.

Appointed MBE King's Birthday Honours 1946.

LAWSON
Leslie

D/JX569026

AB

HMS Arcturus (Algerine Class M/S)

18 Sep 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for bravery, determination and great devotion to duty in minesweeping operations in the Adriatic April to May 1945.

le MASURIER
Robert Hugh

T/Lt RNVR

HMT Welbeck (M/S)

13 Apr 43

DSC

Minesweeping - DSC awarded for bravery and skill while employed on the hazardous duties of keeping the seas clear of mines. North Sea Aug 42.

LEA
Thomas Claude Harris

T/Lt RNVR

HMS Peterhead (Bangor Class M/S)

31 Mar 42

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for courage, skill and endurance while minesweeping in dangerous waters. Nore Dec 41 - Jan 42.

LEAVOLD
Frederick Samuel

LT/JX164587

Seaman Cook

HMT Brock (M/S)

3 Jan 41

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for good services in HM Minesweeping Trawlers and Drifters.

LEE
John Stuart

C/J110593
AB HMS Speedwell (Halcyon Class M/S) 16 May 41 BEM Minesweeping - BEM awarded for resource and devotion to duty while salvaging a Merchantman.  (MV Atheltemplar off Humber 2/3 Mar 1941)

LEE
Ronald Clare

LT/JX180027

LS

MMS 1068

4 Sep 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for courage, resolution and skill in minesweeping operations clearing a channel from the Humber to Heligoland and thence along the North German Coast to Cuxhaven, Hamburg and Bremerhaven during May 1945.

LEE
Ronald Douglas
C/MX65247
PO Wireman HMS St Tudno (Sheerness) for HMT Ebor Wyke (M/S) 8 Jun 44 BEM Minesweeping - BEM awarded in King's Birthday Honours for putting out a fire on board his ship.

LEECH
Ernest

PLY/X102422

Marine (A/Corporal) RM

704th LCP(L) Flotilla

3 Apr 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of October to November 1944.

LEEDS
Herbert William

T/Lt RNVR

T/Lt RNVR

BYMS 2174

BYMS 2174

15 May 45

14 Jun 45

MID

MID

Minesweeping - First MID awarded for gallantry, perseverance and devotion to duty in minesweeping operations under enemy fire in the Adriatic.

Second MID awarded King's Birthday Honours 1945.

LEEWORTHY
Frederick William Daniel

D/J97504

LS

HMS Cromarty (Bangor Class M/S)

30 May 44

DSM

Minesweeping - DSM awarded for courage and skill in dangerous minesweeping operations. Sicilian campaign.

LEITH
William

LT/X9998B

Seaman

HMS Sotra (M/S Whaler)

27 Jan 42

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for bravery and endurance while minesweeping, and when attacked by enemy aircraft. Mediterranean.

LEONARD
Leslie Frederick

C/MX76604

Leading Wireman

HMS Jason (ex-Survey Vessel M/S)

3 Apr 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of September to November 1944.

LEWIS
Charles Osborne

Lt (A/Captain) RM

704th LCP(L) Flotilla

3 Apr 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of October to November 1944.

LEWIS
George Ernest

LT/JX167104

LS RNPS

HMT British (M/S)

8 Feb 44

DSM

Minesweeping - DSM awarded for bravery and skill in minesweeping. Nore Command.

LEWIS
Sidney Victor

LT/KX112130

Engineman RNPS

Engineman RNPS

MMS 60

MMS 57

22 Dec 42
3 Apr 45

DSM
MID

Minesweeping - DSM awarded for courage, endurance and devotion to duty in minesweeping operations. Channel June 42.

MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of September to November 1944.

LEWIS
Thomas John

T/Sub Lt RNVR

BYMS 2035

3 Apr 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of September to November 1944.

LEWIS
William George

LT/KX107501

Engineman RNPS

HMS Colonsay (Grimsby)

22 Dec 42

DSM

Minesweeping - DSM awarded for courage, endurance and devotion to duty in minesweeping operations. Nore Oct 42.

LEWIS
William Kenneth

Lt RNVR

HMS Ilfracombe (Bangor Class M/S)

HMS Brixham (Bangor Class M/S)

HMS Brixham (Bangor Class M/S)

HMS Brixham (Bangor Class M/S)

1 Jan 43

7 Dec 43
14 Nov 44
12 Jun 45

MID

MID
MID
DSC

Minesweeping - See below.

First MID awarded New Year Honours 1943.

Second MID awarded for steadfast courage and skill in a dangerous and important minesweeping operation. Operation Antidote.

Third MID awarded for outstanding courage and devotion to duty in minesweeping operations in the Mediterranean.

DSC awarded for gallantry, outstanding skill and devotion to duty in minesweeping operations over dense and shallow minefields in the opening up of Greek ports in the Gulf of Corinth. Patras and Itea.

LICKFIELD
John Stanley

LT/JX184143

Signalman

HMT Negro (M/S)

5 Oct 43

DSM

Minesweeping - DSM awarded for courage and skill in many successful minesweeping operations in Mediterranean waters.

LIDGEY
John Reginald

Lt RNR

HMS St Angelo (Malta)

29 Sep 42

DSC

Minesweeping - DSC awarded for bravery and sustained devotion to duty in keeping the Approaches to the Harbours of Malta clear of mines May - Jun 42.

LITCHFIELD
John Frederick Leonard

LT/KX131598

A/Chief Engineman

MMS 216

3 Apr 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of September to November 1944.

LLOYD
Arthur

C/X904EB

ERA Second Class

HMS Rattlesnake (Algerine Class M/S)

4 Sep 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for courage, resolution and skill in minesweeping operations clearing a channel from the Humber to Heligoland and thence along the North German Coast to Cuxhaven, Hamburg and Bremerhaven during May 1945.

LOASBY
William George

C/JX402298

Signalman

ML 176

18 Sep 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for bravery, determination and great devotion to duty in minesweeping operations in the Adriatic over a period from April to May 1945.

LOCK
William George

T/Lt Cdr RNR

HMT Ronaldsay (Isles Class M/S)

9 Jun 42

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for bravery, determination and fortitude in important minesweeping operations. Orkney and Shetland Oct 41.

LOCKWOOD
Pilgrim Edward
LT/JX180418
Second Hand Unknown 3 Sep 40 DSM Minesweeping - DSM awarded for bravery, skill and enterprise in Minesweeping operations off the Coasts of Holland, Belgium and France.

LOCKWOOD
Tom Dyson

T/Lt RNVR

HMS Romney (Bangor Class M/S)

9 May 44

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for great skill, endurance and devotion to duty in HM Ships Whitehaven, Boston, Romney, Cromer and Cromarty in clearing enemy minefields to enable supply convoys and bombardment forces to operate in support of the Eighth Army in their advance from Egypt to Tunis.

LORD
Lester

C/SSX30595

AB

ML 480

15 May 45

DSM

Minesweeping - DSM awarded for gallantry, perseverance and devotion to duty in minesweeping operations under enemy fire in the Adriatic. Aug - Oct 44.

LORIMER
Robert

SA51709

PO Engineman

HMS Hailstorm (Whaler ex-Kos XII M/S)

12 Jun 45

DSM

Minesweeping - DSM awarded for gallantry, outstanding skill and devotion to duty in minesweeping operations over dense and shallow minefields in the opening up of Greek ports in the Gulf of Corinth. Patras and Itea.

LOVELOCK
Pearce Trewhella
Ty Lt RNVR HMS Wildfire (Sheerness) 3 Sep 40 DSC Minesweeping - DSC awarded for bravery, skill and enterprise in Minesweeping operations off the Coasts of Holland, Belgium and France.

LOWE
Titus

C/MX76548

Wireman

Not listed

22 Dec 42

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for courage, endurance and devotion to duty in minesweeping operations. Portsmouth area.

LOYNS
Bertie Horace

T/Lt RNR

T/Lt RNR

BYMS 2209

BYMS 2209

23 May 44

24 Apr 45

MID

DSC

Minesweeping - MID awarded for Operation Avalanche (Salerno landings).

DSC awarded for outstanding skill, determination and despatch in carrying out minesweeping operations, frequently under fire, off the East Coast of Italy. Ancona Jul - Aug 44.

LUCAS
Francis Arthur

D/JX176003

T/Leading Signalman

HMS Polruan (Bangor Class M/S)

12 Jun 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for gallantry, outstanding skill and devotion to duty in minesweeping operations over dense and shallow minefields in the opening up of Greek ports in the Gulf of Corinth. Patras and Itea.

LUDLOW
James Archibald

T/A/Lt Cdr RNVR

TA/Lt Cdr RNVR

HMS Irwell (Improved Hunt (Aberdare) Class M/S)

132nd M/S Flotilla

1 Jan 44
13 Feb 45

DSC
Bar to DSC

Minesweeping - DSC awarded New Year Honours 1944.

Bar to DSC awarded for courage and skill in minesweeping operations during the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy. Operation Neptune.

LUFF
William Henry

C/MX97188

Leading Wireman

HMS St Tudno (M/S Depot Ship)

3 Apr 45

DSM

Minesweeping - DSM awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of September to November 1944.

LUTAS
Ben Stanley John

LT/JX172983

Seaman

MMS 305

3 Jul 45

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for consistent zeal, courage and good seamanship in arduous operations along the coasts of Southern England and Northern France. Opening of Le Havre and the Seine.

LUXTON
Arthur William Henry

D/JX136609

LS

HMD Victoria I (M/S)

27 Jan 42

MID

Minesweeping - MID awarded for bravery and endurance while minesweeping, and when attacked by enemy aircraft.  Mediterranean.

LYNE
Lionel Geoffrey

Lt RN

Lt RN

A/Cdr RN

HMS X-23

HMS Courier (Algerine Class M/S)

QHM Port Said

14 Nov 44
13 Nov 45

13 Apr 57

DSC2
MID

OBE2

Minesweeping - DSC awarded for Operation Neptune.

MID awarded for devotion to duty and outstanding endurance during mine clearance operations which entailed the working of very long hours in the Elbe and Weser rivers over the period March-June 1945.

Apponted OBE for Suez operations.

 

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