A Great War D.S.M. group of four to Sick Berth Attendant H.R.Hutchinson, Royal Navy,
Lot 185
A Second World War 'D Day' D.S.M. group of four to Sick Berth Attendant H.R.Hutchinson, Royal Navy,
Sold for £2,040 (US$ 3,394) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Second World War 'D Day' D.S.M. group of four to Sick Berth Attendant H.R.Hutchinson, Royal Navy,
Distinguished Service Medal, G.VI.R. (S.B.A. H.R.Hutchinson. P/MX 110367); 1939-1945 Star; Atlantic Star with France and Germany bar; War Medal. Mounted as worn. Some light contact marks to first from star, otherwise very fine. (4)

Footnotes

  • D.S.M. London Gazette 14.11.1944.

    "For gallantry, skill and undaunted devotion to duty shown during the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy in June 1944".

    The above award was in respect of the recipient's bravery and efficiency in treating the wounded aboard his ship, H.M.S. Wrestler, when she was mined off Normandy on D Day. He also received a commendation from the shore authorities who eventually evacuated the casualties. The recipient had previously seen service on Arctic Convoys and in the Mediterranean.

    The lot comes with the following documentation: Admiralty letter informing the recipient about the award of the D.S.M.; together with Buckingham Palace Investiture ticket and letter regarding relevant pension; Certificates of Service for the R.N. and R.N.V.R.; Sick Berth Rating's History Sheet together with Order for Release and relevant Medical Report; A letter of recommendation written by the recipient's Senior M.O. in June 1946, together with 2 letters from a Surgeon Lieutenant who served aboard H.M.S. Wrestler, and Tyne Division (R.N.V.R.) letter which confirms that the recipient had not qualified for the L.S. award; Two contemporary photographs and a rail ticket; Certificate confirming the recipient returned to Normandy as a member of the official M.O.D. party during the 40th Anniversary celebrations; together with related Order of Ceremony pamphlet.
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