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nicburch

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Anyone help me with the name Commander Noel Everard Isemonger RN? i am not sure if the surname is spelt correctly.

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Googling produced him spelled that way as a Lieutenant in HMS Astraea, 4360 tons - Navy List 1908. Try www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk

Daggers

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Anyone help me with the name Commander Noel Everard Isemonger RN? i am not sure if the surname is spelt correctly.

Nicburch

Spelling is correct. Isemonger, N.E. qualified as Japanese Interpreter, January 1909. Appointed War Staff Course Febuary 1913. Lieut-Com. Date of seniority 30th June 1913. 1914 aboard HMS PRINCESS ROYAL, Battlecruiser 1st Battle Squadron, commisioned at Devonport on 14th November 1912.

(Naval Who's Who 1917 / Navy List 1914)

Regards John

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If he remained on Princess Royal This was her service:

1st Battlecruiser Squadron Grand Fleet .

28 August 1914 Battle of Heligoland Bight.

28 September 1914 detached to escort Canadian troop convoy across Atlantic.

26 October 1914 rejoined Grand Fleet.

21 November 1914 arrived at Halifax after being detached to hunt for Admiral Graf Spee.

19 December left Kingston for home after the destruction of Graf Spee.

24 January 1915 took part in Battle of Dogger Bank.

31 May 1916 took part in Battle of Jutland. Hit by 8 12 inch and 1 11 inch hits causing 22 killed and 81 injured. Fired 230 13.5 inch rounds.

June-July 1916 refit at Portsmouth.

17 November 1917 part of covering force at the second Battle of Heligoland bight.

1922 sold for scrapping.

http://www.worldwar1.co.uk/battlecruiser/hms-lion.html

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He will have had a 1914/15 Star trio (but you can check that in ADM 171/90). The service records that you could find for him depend on what rank he finally achieved. As a starting point there is a partial card index to the officers records (ADM 196) at Kew (its in the microfilm reading room, but still on cards).

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From Leans Navy List of 1908:

Naval Cadet 15/5/99, Midshipman 15/11/99, Sub Lt 15/11/1902, Lt 30/6/1905.

In 1980 he was serving in HMS Astrea on the China Station.

Regards

Andrew

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Espiegle

Join the Navy and have a long life???

['08?]

Daggers

Must have had a dsilexia moment!

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Does it show whether he had any medals?

No war service noted up to 1908, so no medals. I expect his service papers will be at Kew.

Andrew

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  • 9 months later...

Some years ago I was given a Silver War Badge numbered RN 44852 & have just got around to researching it with help from a member of the British Medal Forum. As you will see from the attached list, it was issued to Commander N. E. Ismonger R.N. on 2. Dec. 1919 from H.M.S. Vivid. Can't find an officer named Ismonger for the Great War period in the London Gazette or the Oct. 1915 & Dec. 1918 Navy Lists, so it would appear to be Noel Everard Isemonger.

The Dec. 1918 Navy list gives him as being second in command of the Boys' Training Establishment H.M.S. Powerful [appointed 13 Sept. 1918].

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