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From: "Bernard de Neumann" <>
Subject: RE: [TSL] Lloyds War Medals for Bravery 1939-1945 - Lookups
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2005 09:58:14 +0100
Again apologies to lists (MAR and TSL), but I would like to add that there
is already a Gallantry Awards List to discuss all gallantry awards from
around the world, and to identify individuals, their awards, and their
heroic acts. The GAL is relatively young, but some useful data has been
identified, and people helped. I am the GAL administrator, and its archives
may be found at: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/GALLANTRY-AWARDS.
Bernard de Neumann
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sue Given [mailto:]
> Sent: 09 July 2005 03:44
> Subject: [TSL] Lloyds War Medals for Bravery 1939-1945 - Lookups
> HI all,
> Firstly I must apologise for cross posting, I know it is frowned upon by
> some, but as this concerns both lists, and I don't know if people belong
> to both, I have sent it to both, so sorry if I have upset anyone.
> I have just got a book in on interlibrary loan and have it for two weeks.
> I thought I would try and pay back some of the help I have been given on
> these sites.
> The books is called "Under Hazardous Circumstances - A Register of Awards
> of Lloyd's War Medal for Bravery at Sea 1939-1945" and it was compiled by
> R.J. Scarlett. By the condition of the book, I think I am the only one
> who has ever wanted to read it.
> I have chosen one of the shorter entries so people can see exactly the
> type of thing is in the book to help them decide if they want a look up.
> ****"ADAM'S BECK Single screw Steamship, 2816 tons, build 1941: Gas, Light
> and Coke Co.
> Bombed and sunk by German aircraft on July 30, 1941 in the mouth of the
> River Tyne.
> Bertram Charles COVILL, Acting Able Seaman, Gunner
> British Empire Medal (Civil) London Gazette 18 November 1941 (ss. Adam's
> >From Lloyd's List & Shipping Gazette Thursday, Janaury 8, 1942
> "When the ship was attacked by an enemy aircraft she was hit by two bombs
> and began to settle. As her boats pulled away it was found that some of
> the crew were missing and the jolly-boat returned to the ship. Able
> Seaman Covill jumped overboard and climbed to the deck of the vessel,
> which was now low in the water. He found the chief engineer badly hurt.
> He put him into a lifebuoy, lifted him overboard, and swam with him to the
> jolly-boat. They were pulled away from the suction of the sinking ship
> and taken on board.""******
> To make things easier there is a great index at the back of the book. If
> anyone wants a lookup, let me know, I will do my best and do them in order
> of receipt, but should you request a lookup, please be patient for a
> Hope this will help someone.
> Enjoy your weekend
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