Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

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Thursday, 24 March 2022, 09:06

The London Gazette

To receive the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
Rating Name ON Narrative Ship Source
Stoker Petty Officer Ackerman, William 301992 Stoker Petty Officer William Ackerman evidenced considerable aptitude and bravery
in clearing a suction box in a damaged compartment and
freeing the rods in use to keep it clear.
It was necessary at one time for him to descend
in a diving suit for the purpose
Marlborough Page 9085
Chief Engine Room Artificer, Second Class Birchall, Frederick Tinsley 271185 Chief Engine Room Artificer, Second Class, Birchall showed great coolness
and resource in removing portions of shafting from forward to enable the after steering position to be successfully operated. His work was carried out under a heavy fire and he displayed a dexterity and calmness which did him the highest credit.
Onslaught Page 9085
Petty Officer Day, Frederick Adolphus (alias Parsons) 134670 When a shell exploded in the starboard battery of the ship in which Petty Officer Day and Leading Seaman Watson were serving, a considerable blast of flame and smoke caused a quantity of smouldering debris to fall among a hoist of cartridges in bags. Petty Officer Day showed great coolness and presence of mind in immediately jumping amongst the cartridges, removing the debris. In doing this he was assisted by Leading Seaman Watson; these two dealing with this dangerous situation promptly. Malaya Page 9085
Leading Seaman Watson, James Simpson 178876
(R.F.R., Po./B.1329)
When a shell exploded in the starboard battery of the ship in which Petty Officer Day and Leading Seaman Watson were serving, a considerable blast of flame and smoke caused a quantity of smouldering debris to fall among a hoist of cartridges in bags. Petty Officer Day showed great coolness and presence of mind in immediately jumping amongst the cartridges, removing the debris. In doing this he was assisted by Leading Seaman Watson; these two dealing with this dangerous situation promptly. Malaya Page 9085
Stoker Petty Officer Hogan, Patrick James 306261 Stoker Petty Officer Hogan remained for over eighteen hours continuously
at his station, where, during the action, the fans were broken
down and the temperature became almost unbearable; in order to stop leaks in cover joints: he had to take off his clothes. He showed great judgment in hurrying on salt water supply at a critical time.
Barham Page 9086
Shipwright, First Class Holigan, William 343159 Shipwright, First Class, Holigan acted with great courage when a shell burst in the canteen flat of the ship in which he was serving, killing and wounding about twenty men. He was knocked down and scorched about the head, but immediately plugged leaking pipes which had been shot away. Lion Page 9086
Stoker, First Class, Hughes, Joseph Henry 302261 Stoker, First Class, Hughes was one of the ratings on duty in a compartment immediately above that struck by a torpedo. The deck of this compartment was distorted, and all lights save one were extinguished, and water was coming into it. Stoker Hughes at once closed a valve, and the last light going out, he proceeded on deck to obtain another, with which he returned, closing steam and exhaust valves, although there was then 5 feet of water in the compartment. The action taken by this stoker, who remained alone at his place of duty in spite of the shock and noise of the explosion, and took effective steps to ensure the continued operation of the machinery in it, exhibited great presence of mind and bravery. Marlborough Page 9086
Sick Berth Steward Jones, Alfred Edward 350868 Sick Berth Steward Jones showed conspicuous gallantry in bringing hoses to bear on a cordite fire in the vicinity of the midship ammunition lobby, when the supply parties had been driven away by the fumes. He performed his duties in an exemplary manner in very trying circumstances. Southampton Page 9086
Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist McEvoy, Patrick 173198 Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist McEvoy was working on deck almost continuously throughout the action. Four times he repaired or cleared the Main Aerial under fire in a cool and efficient manner. The smoke on the Mess Deck was so intense that he had to feel his way up on deck. Lion Page 9086
Chief Stoker Pring, William George 161176 Although severely wounded early in the action, Chief Stoker Pring continued to carry out important duties with repair parties until the action was finished. Warspite Page 9086
Petty Officer Sayer, George Arthur 170698 Petty Officer Sayer's leg was shot away when the turret in which he was stationed was disabled, and he thereafter set a fine example by remaining at his post and trying to get his gun into action again, Princess Royal Page 9086
Acting Stoker Petty Officer Wherry, Frederick John Henry K5157 Acting Stoker Petty Officer Wherry, at great risk, flooded the 6-inch magazine of the ship in which he was serving, and then, until gassed, assisted to extinguish a fire in close proximity to the magazine. Subsequently, while still suffering from the effect of the fumes, he left the dressing station to unlock the secondary position for 13.5-inch flooding valves, showing great devotion to duty. Tiger Page 9086
Petty Officer Willis, William John Aslam J11010 Petty Officer Willis brought his gun into action after he
himself and the whole of his gun's crew had been wounded.
Calliope Page 9086
Col. Sergt.R.M.A. Spooner, Abraham 4980 Second in command of the Marine detachment of H.M.S. "Warrior." After his guns were no longer required, he showed the greatest gallantry and initiative in rescuing wounded in dense smoke and gas fumes from Marines' mess deck. Warrior Page 7
Ldg. Sto. McGovern, Thomas K5606 Showed much courage in extinguishing a large fire, which could only be reached through a shell hole surrounded by intense heat, fumes and smoke. His behaviour was highly commendable. Lion Page 7