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Distinguished Service Medal - Examples of This Award to Royal Navy Personnel


Ivor Anderson

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3 hours ago, GrenPen said:

  Hello Froderick and Igor (google if this makes no sense)

 

Owing to the GWF forum software (Invision) upgrade, threads that had not seen any activity for 3 years (I think) were locked. This does not affect your posts on the British Medal Forum, which uses different software.

A rolling programme of unlocking the threads has been taking place, so all being well, it should be possible to add to the existing threads. 

 

Have not a clue what you are talking about!

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To use a North American phrase, there are three "takeaways"

 

1. The forename of GWF user Ivor Anderson is not Igor but is Ivor

2. The forename of GWF user RNCVR is not Froderick but is Bryan. Igor and Froderick are mentioned in the film "Young Frankenstein".

3. Although you could not reply to the old thread last month owing to a change with the system, that should now be undone, and the ability to reply has been restored.

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Ok, never saw the movie, dont know the characters & never heard expression 'takeaways' in that context, thought it was takeaway fast food!

However pleased topic is now open again, was unaware it was closed\locked.

 

PS - actually over here expression is -- 'take out food'

 

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Whereas the Scots refer to it as a "carry out"...

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Meanwhile, back on topic :)
G.V.R. (S.D. 1133. A. REILLY, DK. HD. R.N.R. BRISTOL CHANNEL. 22, DEC. 1917). Arthur Reilly was born in Wicklow, County Wicklow, Ireland on July 15, 1882, the son of William Reilly and Hannah Reilly. He enlisted with the Royal Naval Reserve on May 28, 1915, later serving aboard HMS Idaho on November 6, 1917, a steam yacht requisitioned by the Royal Navy in April 1915 and fitted with a machine gun for use as a patrol vessel, based at Milford Haven, Wales. Reilly was awarded his DSM, as mentioned in the London Gazette on February 22, 1918, "For services in action with enemy submarines." on December 22, 1917. It was possibly awarded for services when S.S. Hunsbrook was torpedoed by a U-boat in the Bristol Channel on that date, the ship being successfully beached with the loss of three lives. Lieutenant A.J. Mackenize, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, HMS Idaho won the Distinguished Service Cross on the same occasion. Reilly deserted the RNR on May 1, 1918 and "voluntarily surrendered" at Milford Haven on May 17th, duly awarded sixty days imprisonment with hard labour in Carmarthen Gaol (Jail). He was discharged from service on March 5, 1919. Sold in 1916: https://www.emedals.com/europe/great-britain/groups-single-decorations-for-gallantry/distinguished-service-medal/a-1917-d-s-m-for-action-with-enemy-submarine-in-bristol-channelScreen Shot 2020-11-25 at 08.34.52.png

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Although REILLY was borne on the books of HMS IDAHO, the Milford Haven base, from November 1917 he was actually serving in MARGUERITE. This was probably the Q-Ship of that name (the sloop HMS MARGUERITE being Malta based in early 1918). Neither REILLY nor Lt MacKENZIE appear to have any connection with the loss of  SS HUNSBROOK.

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Thanks Horatio. Do you know how he earned the DSM? Are there naval unit diaries/ship's logs that would say?

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I have no further information, I am afraid. As you know, his was one of more than 50 DSMs "For Services in Action with Enemy Submarines" promulgated in the same LG. 

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