Distinguished Service Medal and Second Award Bar submarines group Coxswain H.M. Submarine Triumph, who won the D.S.M. for Mediterranean War Patrols in February to July 1941, and was awarded a Bar for Mediterranean War Patrols in August 1941 mainly for the torpedo attack on the Italian 8” Cruiser Bolzano in which the Commanding Officer was recommended for the Victoria Cross; lost aboard Triumph on 20 January 1942 being his 14th War Patrol aboard Triumph was she sunk with all hands
Distinguished Conduct Medal (EDV11) group, Corporal (later W.O. Cl.1) 78th Battery. Perhaps the hardest fought battery of the Boer War especially at Hekpoort. 11 July 1900, when many of the gunners and drivers fell casualty and Captains Gordon and Younger of the Gordons rushing forward to help save the guns won a Victoria Cross and a posthumous V.C. respectively
Q.S.A. A correspondent’s medal ‘Daily Mail’ S.J. Pryor 1865-1924 Editor and managing editor at different times of the Daily Mail where Northcliffe appointed him the first editor in 1896, Daily Express, St. Jame’s Gazette, Evening Gazette, Evening Standard and Tribune, day editor of the Times from 1909 where he acted as Lord Northcliffe’s ‘watchdog’ Accompanied the Bulgarian Army as Times correspondent during the Balkan War 1912-1913 , director of the Times Publishing Company 1909-1918 and the first Press Secretary to the Sovereign & Royal Family, Buckingham Palace 1918-1920
D.C.M. (VR) Q.S.A. Relief of Mafeking, Elandslaate, Defence of Ladysmith. Sq. Sergeant Major 5th Drag. Gds & Regimental Sergeant Major. Imperial L.H. Exceptional posthumous award for Hartbeestfontein 22/3/1901, where the recipient was killed in action , a rearguard action later described by the Boer leader Smuts as ‘the most brilliant one I had seen fought by either side during the entire campaign. Both General de la Rey and myself were determined to capture the pom-pom, as well as the ILH” . Additionally commended for Cyferfontein where the ILH came under close range, withering fire from a far numerically superior Boer force, and with mounting casualties with his charger shot in several places and his uniform and saddlery shot though in many places galloped up and down the whole line of ILH, hat in hand, waving the men away, shouting the order: “Retire! Retire!”
Second World War night fighter’s – and Battle of Britain veteran’s – D.S.O., D.F.C. and Bar group to Flight Lieutenant , RAFVR In one of the most successful partnerships of the war, as Observer/Navigatorto Wing Commander J. G. ‘Johnny’ Topham, D.S.O., D.F.C., scored 13 confirmed victories, in Beaufighters of No. 219 Squadron and Mosquitos of No. 125 Squadron
Small Army Gold Medal for Talavera, Lieut Colonel, 1st Bn. 48th Foot. ‘The Heroes of Talavera’. Mortally wounded at the head of his regiment at Talavera when required by Wellington to advance through the broken centre of the British line to repulse the advancing French. Whilst grievously wounded gained fame by coolly removing his bicorn and passing it to his major stating “You will have the honour of leading the 48th to the charge”.