Deeds That Thrill The Empire, Volume I

CONTENTS OF VOL. I. L E T T E R P R E S S . PAGE F o r e w o r d b y t h e R ig h t H o n . T h e E a r l o f D e r b y , K.G. . 1 I n t r o d u c t io n ......... 2 H ow P r iv a t e L y n n , o f t h e 2 n d B a t t a l io n L a n c a s h ir e F u s i l i e r s , w o n t h e D.C.M. a n d t h e V.C. . . . 7 P r iv a t e L e o n a r d K e y s o r ’s R e m a r k a b l e B o m b in g F e a t a t L o n e P in e T r e n c h e s , G a l l ip o l i, w h ic h g a in e d f o r h im t h e V.C. ........ 12 H ow L a n c e -C o r p o r a l C o l g r a v e w o n t h e D .C .M . n e a r H o l l e b e k e f o r r a l l y in g I n d ia n T r o o p s . . . 12 T h e R o m a n t ic A d v e n t u r e o f L ie u t e n a n t D ’O y l y - H u g h e s i n t h e S e a o f M a r m o r a w h ic h w o n f o r h im t h e D .S .O . 15 H ow A c t in g -C o r p o r a l C e c i l R e g in a l d N o b l e a n d C o m - p a n y -S e k g e a n t -M a j o r H a r r y D a n ie l s , o f t h e 2 n d B a t t a l io n R i f l e B r ig a d e ( P r in c e C o n s o r t ’s O w n ), WON TH E V.C. AT N E U Y E C h APELLE .... 19 H ow L ie u t e n a n t J . M . J a c k s o n , R.N ., c a p t u r e d t h e G u n ­ b o a t “ K o m e t ” . . . . . . . . 2 3 T h e N a v a l A i r R a id b y S q u a d r o n -C o m m a n d e r E . F . B r ig g s , F l ig h t -C o m m a n d e r J . T . B a b in g t o n a n d F l ig h t - L i e u t e n a n t S . V . S i p p e o n F r i e d r i c h s h a f e n . . 28 H ow Ca p t a in D o u g l a s R e y n o l d s a n d D r iv e r s T . H. C. D r a in a n d F . - L u k e , o f t h e R o y a l F ie l d A r t il l e r y , w o n t h e V ic t o r ia C r o s s b y s a v in g a G u n a t L e C a t e a u 34 H ow L i e u t e n a n t S m y t h , o f t h e 1 5 t h S ik h s , w o n t h e V.C. a n d T e n B r a v e I n d ia n s t h e I n d ia n D is t in g u is h e d S e r v ic e M e d a l a t t h e F e r m e d u B o is .... 3 5 H ow L a n c e - C o r p o r a l J a c k a w o n t h e V .C . b y c a p t u r i n g a T r e n c h S i n g l e - h a n d e d ...... 40 H ow S a p p e r H a r r y E p s t e in , o f t h e R o y a l E n g in e e r s , w o n t h e D .C .M . a t H il l 6 0 . . . . . . 4 2 L i e u t e n a n t -C o m m a n d e r B o y l e ’s W o n d e r f u l V o y a g e in t o t h e S e a o f M a r m o r a ....... 49 H ow Q u a r t e r m a s t e r - S e r g e a n t D o w n s , o f t h e 1 s t B a t ­ t a l i o n C h e s h i r e R e g i m e n t , w o n t h e D .C .M . a t Y p r e s . 54 H ow L i e u t e n a n t - C o l o n e l C h a r l e s H o t h a m M o n t a g u D o u g h t y - W y l i e , C.B., C .M .G ., o f t h e R o y a l W e l s h F u s i l i e r s , a n d C a p t a i n G a r t h N e v i l l e W a l f o r d , o f t h e R o y a l F i e l d A r t i l l e r y , w o n t h e V .C . a t S e d d - e l - B a h r 58 Plow C a p t a i n J . C. T . G lo s s o p , o n H .M .S . “ S y d n e y , ” d e s t r o y e d t h e G e r m a n C r u i s e r “ E m d e n ” . . . 6 0 H ow F l i g h t S u b - L i e u t e n a n t R . A . J . W a r n e f o r d , R .N ., DESTROYED A Z E P P E L IN AND W ON TH E V.C. . . . 65 H ow L a n c e - C o r p o r a l L e o n a r d J a m e s K e y w o r t h , o f t h e 2 4 t h ( C o u n t y o f L o n d o n ) B a t t a l i o n t h e L o n d o n R e g i m e n t ( T h e Q u e e n ’s) ( T .F .) , w o n t h e V .C . a t G i v e n c h y ......... 69 D e s t r u c t i o n o f t h e “ K o n i g s b e r g ” o n t h e R u f i g i R i v e r , G e r m a n E a s t A f r i c a . . . . . . . 7 0 H ow S e r g e a n t E d w a r d J o h n C l a r k e , o f t h e 15 t h H u s s a r s , WON TH E D.C.M. AT TH E CHATEAU HERENTAGE . . 76 H ow P r iv a t e R o ss T o l l e r t o n , o f t h e 1 s t B a t t a l io n C a m e r o n H ig h l a n d e r s , w o n t h e V.C. a t t h e B a t t l e o f t h e A is n e ......... 8 0 H ow B o m b a r d i e r G e o r g e K i n g , o f t h e R o y a l F i e l d A r t i l l e r y , w o n t h e D.C.M. a t L e T o u q u e t ... 8 4 H ow B o m b a r d i e r E r n e s t G e o r g e C o o p e r , o f t h e R o y a l F i e l d A r t i l l e r y , w o n t h e D.C.M. a t t h e P l o e g s t r e e t W o o d ...... .... 84 H ow L i e u t e n a n t -C o m m a n d e r M . E . N a s m it h w o n t h e V .C . f o r h i s E x p l o it s i n t h e S e a o f M a r m o r a i n t h e E l l 86 H ow L a n c e -C o r p o r a l V ic t o r G r a y , o f t h e 4 t h B a t t a l io n M i d d l e s e x R e g im e n t , w o n t h e D .C .M . a t K e s im e l . 92 H ow S e c o n d -L ie u t e n a n t s P e n d a v is a n d P e p y s a n d P r iv a t e H a l l k il l e d T h i r t y -S e v e n G e r m a n s . . 9 4 H ow L ie u t e n a n t C y r il G o r d o n M a r t in , D .S .O ., h e l d t h e E n e m y b a c k f o r T w o a n d a H a l f H o u r s a n d w o n t h e V.C. 98 H ow S e r g e a n t W il l ia m S p e n c e w o n t h e D .C .M . a t W a s m e s 100 H ow A c t in g L a n c e -C o r p o r a l T e r e n c e G i l e s , o f t h e R o y a l A r m y M e d ic a l C o r p s , w o n t h e D .C .M . n e a r Z o n n e b e k e ......... 1 0 2 H ow P r iv a t e R o b e r t G r e e n , o f t h e 1 s t B a t t a l io n G r e n a d ie r G u a r d s , w o n t h e D.C.M. a t Y p r e s Eow C a p t a in C h a r l e s H e r b e r t M a n s f ie l d S t u r g e s , o f t h e R o y a l G a r r is o n A r t il l e r y , w o n t h e D.S.O. . How P r iv a t e F r e d e r ic k N e v i l l e , o f t h e 15 t h H u s s a r s , WON TH E D.C.M. AT ZANDVOORDE ..... H ow L i e u t e n a n t S i n g l e t o n , R .N ., w o n t h e D.S.O. o n t h e R i v e r T i g r i s .................................................................................... H ow S q u a d r o n -S e r g e a n t -M a j o r H a r r y C r o f t , o f t h e 5 t h D r a g o o n G u a r d s , w o n t h e D .C .M . a t Z il l e b e k e H ow P r iv a t e J o h n K e n d r ic k , o f t h e R o y a l A r m y M e d ic a l C o r p s , w o n t h e D .C .M . a t S t e in s t r a a t e H ow P r iv a t e C o o n e y , o f t h e 2 n d G r e n a d i e r G u a r d s , WON THE D .C .M . AT Y PR ES ...... H ow C o m p a n y -S e r g e a n t -M a j o r S t a n l e y G e o r g e G l o v e r , o f t h e 2 n d B a t t a l io n R o y a l I r is h F u s i l i e r s , w o n t h e D.C.M. a t St. E l o i .................................................................................... H ow Co r p o r a l J a m e s U p t o n , o f t h e 1 s t B a t t a l io n S h e r ­ w o o d F o r e s t e r s , w o n t h e V.C. a t R o u g e s B a n c s . T h e D u e l b e t w e e n t h e A rm e d L i n e r s t h e “ C a r m a n i a ” a n d t h e “ C a p T r a f a l g a r ” . H ow P r iv a t e E d w a r d D w y e r , o f t h e 1 s t B a t t a l io n E a s t S u r r e y R e g im e n t , w o n t h e V .C . a t H i l l 6 0 . H ow C o r p o r a l J . A . S e l w o o d , o f t h e 1 /4 t h B a t t a l io n G l o u c e s t e r s h ir e R e g im e n t , w o n t h e D.C.M. n e a r L e G i i e i r ......... H ow M a j o r I I a i g , o f t h e R o y a l G a r r is o n A r t i l l e r y , w o n t h e D.S.O., a n d C o r p o r a l W i l l i a m S c o t h e r n t h e D.C.M., a t F r e z e n b e r g ........ H ow L ie u t e n a n t N o e l M a c in t o s h S t u a r t I r w in w o n t h e M il it a r y C r o s s n e a r Y p r e s ..... H ow S e r g e a n t W il l ia m E d w a r d R i l e y , o f t h e 2 n d B a t ­ t a l io n B o r d e r R e g im e n t , w o n t h e D .C .M . a t G h e l u v e l t How S e r g e a n t S. L e m o n , o f t h e 2 n d B a t t a l io n S c o t s G u a r d s , w o n t h e D .C .M . a t N e u v e Ch a p e l l e T h e R a id o f S q u a d r o n -C o m m a n d e r S. D . A . G r e y o n C o l o g n e ......... T h e S i n k in g o f A 2 a n d A 6 b y t h e “ M iu r a ” a n d “ L e o n id a s ” ........ H ow C o m p a n y -S e r g e a n t -M a jo r F r e d S e a m a n , o f t h e 2 n d B a t t a l io n C o l d s t r e a m G u a r d s , w o n t h e D .C .M . a t C u in c h y ......... H ow P r iv a t e D u n c a n W h i t e a n d o t h e r M e n o f t h e 2 n d B a t t a l io n C o l d s t r e a m G u a r d s w o n t h e D .C .M . a t C u in c h y ......... H ow L a n c e -C o r p o r a l O ’L e a r y , o f t h e I r is h G u a r d s , w o n t h e V.C. a t C u in c h y ....... H ow L a n c e -C o r p o r a l W il l ia m W a l t e r J a m e s M i l n e r , o f t h e 1 s t B a t t a l io n R o y a l W a r w ic k s h ir e R e g i m e n t , WON THE D.C.M. NEAR W lE L T JE ..... H ow P r iv a t e W il l ia m J a m e s L a p h a m , o f t h e 2 n d B a t ­ t a l io n N o r t h a m p t o n s h ir e R e g im e n t , w o n t h e D.C.M. n e a r R o u g e s B a n c s ....... H ow C o m p a n y -S e r g e a n t -M a j o r J o s e p h B a r w ic k , o f t h e 1 s t B a t t a l io n S c o t s G u a r d s , w o n t h e M il it a r y C r o s s a t t h e F ir s t B a t t l e o f Y p r e s ..... H ow M a j o r G e o r g e H a r o l d A b s e l l I n g , o f t h e 2 n d D r a g o o n G u a r d s (“ Q u e e n ’s B a y s ” ), w o n t h e D .S .O . a t t h e S e c o n d B a t t l e o f Y p r e s . . . . H ow P r iv a t e Ch a r l e s B a l l , o f t h e 2 n d B a t t a l io n C o l d ­ s t r e a m G u a r d s , w o n t h e D.C.M. n e a r Z o n n e b e k e H ow L a n c e -C o r p o r a l F r e d A s p i n a l l , o f t h e 1 5 t h H u s s a r s , WON THE D.C.M. DURING THE RETREAT FROM MONS . T h e I n g l o r i o u s E n d o f t h e “ D r e s d e n ” . H ow S e r g e a n t W a l t e r E d w a r d P a c k h a r d , o f t h e 1 s t B a t t a l io n E a s t S u r r e y R e g im e n t , w o n t h e D.C.M. a t R ic h e b o u r g L’AvouiJ ....... H o w A c t in g -C o r p o r a l G e o r g e D a g g e r , o f t h e 1 s t B a t ­ t a l io n D u k e o f C o r n w a l l ’s L i g h t I n f a n t r y , w o n t h e D .C .M . a t L a B a s s e e .............................................................................. ILLUSTRATIONS. C O L O U R E D P L A T E S . C o r p o r a l L a p p i n r e t u r n i n g t o h i s T r e n c h a f t e r h a v i n g c a p t u r e d A B u l g a h i a n F l a g . . . Frontispiece H.M.S. “ S y d n e y , ” c o m m a n d e d b y C a p t a i n J . C . T . G l o s s o p , a t t a c k i n g t h e G e r m a n C r u i s e r “ E m d e n ” Facing page 40 H ow P r i v a t e R o s s T o l l e r t o n w o n t h e V.C. . „ 80 T h e A c t io n f o r w h ic h S e c o n d -L i e u t e n a n t R . C. 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