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Hugh Sydney Egerton DSC


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His DSC was awarded in 1918 for services in action with enemy submarines - and mentioned in the London Gazette on 4 October.

I also know from the Gazette that he was placed on the Emergency list after the war, and promoted to Lieutenant-Commander, still on the Emergency list.

I know that he was eventually a Commander, I presume still on the Emergency list, as although I haven't found a Gazette reference to this, I know he had civic duties in Sussex. I have also seen one reference to him as a Commodore, although I am far from certain whether this is accurate.

Can any pals do a look up on any of the wartime Navy lists? I know citations for medals other than the VC are rare, but I hope if I know which ship he was serving on, then I might be able to get a good idea of how he won his DSC.

Any information whatsoever would be much appreciated.

Cheers,

Carole.

NOTE: Although I now know how he won his DSC, I would still appreciate look-ups on any of the wartime Navy lists to give me a better idea of the rest of his war.

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This might be a place to start looking:

The Times 10-3-1921

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http://www.btinternet.com/~k.barltrop/u-boat_losses.htm

Steve.

P.S. He also gave his apologies for being absent from the Ordinary General Meeting of Bovril Australian Estates Limited in 1924....

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Thanks Steve

Now I know to start looking for any information on H.M.S. Millbrook and U.B. 124.

Very different from his brother (Henry) Jack, who spent most of the war on the battleship H.M.S. Agincourt.

Re: Bovril, his maternal grandfather was an Earl and was the owner of a country house in Sussex (Mountfield Court in Sussex) which he inherited when his elder brother Edward died of wounds in 1916, so it's not surprising that he had business interests.

Cheers,

Carole

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I notice that Hartford and Londsdale-Cooper are on the same Gazette page, so fairly conclusive!

HONOURS FOR SERVICES IN ACTION WITH ENEMY SUBMARINES.

The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to the undermentioned

Officers and Men:

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Cdr. George Bibby Hartford, R.N.

Lieut. John Francis MacCabe, R.N.V.R.

To receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lieut.' Hugh Sydney Egerton, R.N.

Lieut. Leslie Londsdale-Cooper, R.N.

Steve.

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Brilliant Steve! Almost as good as finding a transcription.

Cheers,

Carole.

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I'm assuming H.M.S. Millbrook was a destroyer because she was acting as an escort (I'm don't know anything about the U-boat war of 1914-1918, apart from the sinking of the Lusitania), but can't see any reference to the type of ship online.

Can anybody confirm?

Cheers,

Carole.

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NOTE: Although I now know how he won his DSC, I would still appreciate look-ups on any of the wartime Navy lists to give me a better idea of the rest of his war.

Carole

Hugh S Egerton was the Lieutenant in Charge of the destroyer MEDINA 2nd October 1918. Destroyer 'M' class

1025 tons, Ex Redmill. Built 8-3-16 J.Whites Cowes.

Regards John

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I know citations for medals other than the VC are rare,

Citations might be rare, but for RN decorations the original file that gives the background to the award of the medal usually still exists, the same is true for MIDs. You can find them using the ADM 12 indexes.

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