Loss of the Lancastria
Awards to officers and men
Officers and crew of the troopship LANCASTRIA from which 2,500 men were saved after the vessel had been sunk in 10 mins during an aerial attack, are included in a list of awards to Merchant Navy men, announced last night.
LANCASTRIA awards :-
Officer of the Order of the British Empire [civil division], Capt Rudolph SHARP, Master, Harry GRATTIDGE, Chief officer, James DUNBAR, Chief engineer
Medal of the Order of the British Empire [civil division], for meritorious service, Frederick Entwisle BEATTIE, Chief steward, David Irvine Jardine THOMSON, Boatswain’s mate, William Herbert STONE, Gunner.
Commended, Richard Goranwy ROBERTS [deceased], senior 1st officer, Wilfred John HYDE, Senior Asst purser, John HILL [deceased], Surgeon, James DUNCAN [deceased] senior 2nd officer, Arthur DOVER, extra 2nd steward, Michael MURPHY, Quartermaster
Other awards include, Officer of the Order of the British Empire [civil division], Capt William Warriner WATSON, Master of the motor vessel DELIUS Liverpool.
Among those brought to notice for good service when their ships encountered enemy submarines, ships or aircraft is William SINCLAIR, 3rd officer of the steamer ACCRA Liverpool.
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