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Alfred Thomas Barker Collingridge, H.M. Submarine G13.


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Alfred Thomas Barker Collingridge, 1894-1959, was serving aboard H.M.Submarine G13 as Able Bodied J11874 when she encountered and sank German U-boat UC43 off Muckle Flugga, North of Shetland Islands, 10th March 1917.

I discovered an old Internet posting which specifically mentions him and lists awards given to the crew for the action.

It says he was promoted from Able Bodied to Leading Seaman for his part. Tried "The Gazette" search without success.

Can any member advise about promotions as rewards rather than M.I.D. etc?

(His brother-in-law William Herbert Victor Le Santo was the subject of a recent topic).

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Thanks Bob for service record.

Interestingly in the remarks column his promotion is mentioned "Vide M04274/17" and lower down "AWO 866/14-3-1918" war service sub.

(Received Long Service, Good Conduct medal).

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Found on Internet the following list of awards to crew of G13 for sinking of UC43 in 1917.

Lt.Cmdr. George Fagan Bradshaw D.S.O.

Lt. J.A.P. Blackburn D.S.C.

P.O. Arthur H.A. West D.S.M. (Coxswain)

ERA Archibald Dunbar D.S.M.

P.O. Arthur Collard M.I.D.

A.B. Alfred T.B. Collingridge rated Leading Seaman.

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MiDRayley. Not too sure about the award of promotion to Collingridge, but find here his Submarine Service Record ;

COLLINGRIDGE ALFRED THOMAS BARKER PO S/COX P/J 11874

NE RN 220294 110616

TC 160611 DOLPHIN

160705 THAMES

160907 DOLPHIN

G13 161020 LUCIA TITANIA DOLPHIN

ADDL 210117 DOLPHIN

L18 210308 LUCIA

L25 ?????? LUCIA

H32 230216 VULCAN

SC 231201 VULCAN

H32 231215 VULCAN

GENERAL SERVICE 050525C S EXPIRES 220234

SENIOR IN RATING 070313 AB

ADM 188 / 670 P.o.B ; Simpson Bucks

You will note that he fetched-up as PO and submarine Coxswain.

Sadsac

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