Smith royal engineers, was published in the london gazette on 22 march 1945, as mentioned in a despatch for distinguished service. Bearing in mind the perennial headaches of finding mids in the gazette especially considering that the gazette can very rarely find them at all i was wondering if anyone would be interested in having the ones we can find listed here in albeit condensed form so that we can search via a webpage. Crucially, the database also contains individuals who. If someone was mentioned in despatches, that was also mentioned in the london gazette. The mention in despatches is the most junior form of recognition that was announced in the london gazette. A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches or despatches, mid is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy is described in some countries, a service members name must be mentioned in dispatches as a condition for receiving certain decorations. Hms audacity was a british escort carrier of the second world war and the first of her kind. Example of mentioned in despatches letter from the secretary. You may also notice other officers names who have featured in this website. Nov 05, 2014 the following announcement was written by the folks at.
This officer, flying a spitfire, was compelled to bale out in northern france on 23rd july 1941. Until the twentieth century news from the frontline was limited and until the second world war newspapers were the main official source. Interesting that the coffin maker notes that he makes them. Searching across the london, edinburgh and belfast gazettes. Captain thomas james limb, royal marines 11 may 2018. To this day, the text of the entries in the london gazette for such. Mc london gazette 24 june 1916, citation london gazette 27 july 1916 for conspicuous gallantry. Further attempts to advance in mesopotamia were ordered by the politicians on the war committee 18 september, including curzon and chamberlain, who argued that there would be no net savings in. During ww1, reports from commanders in chief were published in the gazette, as the bearer of official war office and ministry of defence events. Wwii mentioned in despatches headache armed forces. Osbornes solicitors llp, livery house, 9 pratt street, london nw1 0ae. Records in the london gazette for soldiers mentioned in despatches, awarded medals, gallantry awards, promotions or special honours with forces war. Military cross, 19141915 star, british war medal, and the victory medal with clasp. How to research a mention in despatches the long, long trail.
As the uks official public record, the gazette is a trusted and authoritative source for information of significant public importance. This list of despatches available on the long, long trail is work in progress. At least twelve of the enemy were accounted for, and live deep occupied dugouts were bombed. Soldiers mentioned in dispatches are now available online on. In the twentyfirst century, war comes into our living rooms via news reports on television twentyfour hours a day. Possibly useful british officer who enlisted at the onset of war and served as medical officer with the indian medical service attached to 33rd cavalry regt in india and mesopotamia, 19141918. London gazette editions 28862156 august 1914december 1920 hm king george v, in whose name all honours and gallantry awards were granted click to enlarge 1 my thanks to the london.
Mentions in despatches index reference books great war. What if finland had been prepared for the winter war. Dudley dixon also received an award, his second bar to his dsc. Lieuts clark and target led a successful raid on the enemys trenches. Search by multiple criteria to find exactly what you are looking for. This is the action rod received his mentioned in dispatches for. He served in north west europe during world war ii and was mentioned in despatches. He served as first sea lord and chief of the naval staff. The order is generally given to officers in command, above the rank of lieutenantcolonel and awards to ranks below this are usually for a high degree of gallantry just short of deserving the victoria cross. A 1685 issue of the london gazette newspaper contains on the back page the following interesting advertisement, not the type typically found in newspapersat least not in more modern times. Despatches during world war 2, submitted by commanders in chief, were published in the gazette from 1941 until 1951. London gazette 8 april 1941 p2042 in recognition of gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations.
Peter benson martell was born in 1921 at guisborough, north riding of yorkshire the only child of richard henry martell a shipping clerk and gertrude martell nee maddison of lowside bowbank, middletoninteesdale, co. She was originally the german merchant ship hannover, which the royal navy captured in the west indies in march 1940 and renamed sinbad, then empire audacity. Despatches, london gazette, 3rd and 7th march 1874. Supplement to the london gazette of tuesday 22 june, 1943 thursday, 24th june, 1943 war office, 24th june, 1943. The father in law was in the desert rats during wwii 1st batt royal tank regt and i found his medals the other day and he has the italy star amongst others and it has a mentioned in dispatches oak leaf. She was torpedoed and sunk by a german uboat in late 1941. North russian expeditionary force and other despatches. Activities and achievements of the war were detailed, with individuals mentioned in despatches mid.
These despatches were written by the commanders concerned during the war and then published later in the british government newspaper of record, the london gazette. The london gazette traces its origins back to king charles iis move from london to oxford during the plague of 1665. You can also search by individual editions using the gazette edition checkbox. Ltcol sir andrew ford, kcvo upon relinquishing his appointment as comptroller. How to research a mention in despatches the long, long.
Notice 606651924541, the london gazette, the gazette, united. George medal campaign medals, mentions in dispatches, or any of the kings. I am converting the despatches for other theatres of war into the new site format. London gazette editions 3118931970 january 1919december 1920. D s c and bar, mentioned in despatches london gazette issue 34867 of 7 june 19406th july 1942. Peregrine aclands mention in dispatches or despatches appears in the london gazette issue number 30107. Matthew ford joined the royal marines aged 24, on 23 april 2001 after going to college and working locally. He was appointed to a permanent commission with the substantive rank of lieutenant on 29 june 1946. On 5 april 1916, the london gazette published the royal warrant instituting a new decoration for noncommissioned officers and ordinary soldiers the national archives is. Belgium 1830present, constitutional monarchy canada 1931present, constitutional monarchy france 1870present, republic germany 19331945, third reich italy 18601946, kingdom japan 1868present, empire. A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches or despatches, mid is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy is described. I have found the relevant entry in the london gazette which just states namerankno.
If you or a loved one have been honoured by the queen or mentioned in despatches, the gazette is available to buy as a. Prior to 1943, the order could be awarded only to someone mentioned in despatches. Soldiers mentioned in dispatches are now available online for the first time online, leading british genealogy research website thegenealogist has released over 81,000 records of records of mentioned in dispatches from the first world war, linked to citations from the london gazette. About two a clock this morning a sudden and lamentable fire brake out in this city, beginning not far from thames street, near london bridge, which continues still with great violence, and hath already burnt down to the.
United kingdom 1801 present, kingdom united states 1776 present, republic awards all countries. For the first time online, leading british genealogy research website thegenealogist has released over 81,000 records of records of mentioned in dispatches from the first world war, linked to citations from the london gazette. The following announcement was written by the folks at. Mentioned in despatches london gazette 11 june 1942 p2518 since missing greek distinguished flying cross london gazette 29 december 1942 p5639. The issue or supplement number, title and date of publication are listed below. The london gazette, number 22172 papers nos 158 received at the east india house.
North russian expeditionary force and other despatches, world. Available to diamond subscribers of the site, each transcription is accompanied by a scan of the original handwritten record, as well as a link to the official citation as it appeared in the london gazette. Over 81,000 records of servicemen and women mentioned in dispatches during the first world war have been added to. Despatches during world war 2, submitted by commandersinchief, were published in the gazette from 1941 until 1951. If you look at issues of the gazette, you will probably find more information. Notice 606651924541, the london gazette, the gazette. General sir robert cyril ford gcb cbe 29 december 1923 24 november 2015 was a. The commercial gazette from london, greater london.
Over time, along with providing notice of changes to laws and. There exists a desire in many quarters that the pronunciation of latin in this country should be brought into harmony with that which prevails abroad, and i have reason to believe that many of our best scholars at cambridge and. In some countries, a service members name must be mentioned in dispatches. The united kingdom in the second world war despatches published in the london gazette. Delving into the london gazette, it would appear that mike jackson missed a couple of things about his father his commission in 1942 was in point of fact a promotion from 2lt to lt as per the supplement to the london gazette, march, 1942 advising that george michael jackson 226972 was promoted from 2lt to lt. While a prisoner of war in japanese hands, this airmans work was of immense value to the administration of the three prison camps in which he was. All notices are accessible via uk whether they originated in belfast, edinburgh or london gazettes.
As such, under new legislation, important notices relating to the coronavirus pandemic are being published in the gazette. He fought in the second world war as a submarine commander before taking part in the dieppe raid and becoming chief staff officer to the naval forces for the normandy landings. Mentioned in despatches london gazette 11 june 1942 p2518 since missing greek distinguished flying cross london gazette 29. The example of the mentioned in despatches letter from the secretary of state for war from world war one reads. To the left is a copy of the london gazette honours and awards supplement of 19th june 1945. Mentioned in despatches synonyms, mentioned in despatches pronunciation, mentioned in despatches translation, english dictionary definition of mentioned in despatches. Example of mentioned in despatches letter from the. Born in devon to john and gladys ford, robert ford was educated at musgraves college received an emergency commission in the royal armoured corps in 1943.
Crisop, richard, corporal 988091, royal air force volunteer reserve mention in despatches awarded as per london gazette dated 1 october 1946. During ww1, reports from commandersinchief were published in the gazette, as the bearer of official war office and ministry of defence events. Birthday and new year honours lists 1940 to 2020 the gazette. She was converted and commissioned as hms empire audacity, then as hms audacity. I have found the relevant entry in the london gazette which just. On 2 june 1943 it was promulgated in the london gazette that eric barr had been mentioned in despatches. The royal warrant for this award was published in the london gazette on. Wwii mentioned in despatches headache armed forces page 1. The tudors, berries road, cookham, berkshire sl6 9sd. Oct 17, 2005 by the kings order the name of sergeant g. British field commanders despatches the long, long trail. The gazette became the authoritative source of government and other news and is britains oldest continuously published newspaper.
Mentioned in despatches mid british commandersinchief of a theatre of war or campaign were obliged to report their activities and achievements to the war office in the form of despatches, which were published in the gazette. Troop sergeant major kenneth holmes was mentioned in despatches for good service whilst operating with the 21st army group in france. B dated 7th february 1919 for gallant and distinguished services in the field. Soldiers mentioned in dispatches are now available online. On 5 april 1916, the london gazette published the royal warrant instituting a new decoration for noncommissioned officers and ordinary soldiers the national archives is the uk governments official archive. The bottom of the back page of the london gazette, september 3, 1666, has a report datelined the day before noting. This archive contains all london gazette editions from the war years 19141920, 19391948, and all london gazette honours and awards in the 20 th century. Mentioned in despatches definition of mentioned in. Walmart sells them too december 12, 2009 by timhughes leave a comment. Feb 26, 2012 the following is in continuation of sir douglas haigs despatch of 9th april, submitting names deserving of special mention, published in the london gazette of tuesday, 15th may, 1917. This database contains issues of the london gazette historical background. The commandersinchief of each theatre of war infrequently submitted a despatch to the war office, outlining the events since the previous despatch and listing those men who had been nominated as worthy of a mention. Such letters are equivalent to a mention in despatches. I am charged to record his majestys high appreciation.
The king has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the middle east during the period 1st may, 1942, to 22nd october,1942. London royal magazine 1754 2012 london saint james magazine 17621891 london saltmarhs local notes 18931895 london scotchman 17721797 london seifthiches magazine 17641770 london selector or says sunday reporter 17991800 london sentinel 18451845 london shipping gazette 18361837. Search records of soldiers awards from the london gazette. Mentioned in dispatches navy net royal navy community. The london gazette, po box 3584, norwich nr7 7wd ref. Read london shipping gazette newspaper archives, jul 14, 1837, p. Britain has been at war on many occasions during the last 150 years. The centenary of the military medal the national archives blog.357 335 366 881 924 1402 1187 1278 1014 456 1487 1041 71 1508 158 6 209 117 472 786 57 373 811 27 475 1309 1389 298 689 143 1497 547