A Great War D.S.O. group of five to Commander E.C.Brent, Royal Navy,
Lot 124
A Great War D.S.O. group of five to Commander E.C.Brent, Royal Navy,
Sold for £1,680 (US$ 2,628) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Great War D.S.O. group of five to Commander E.C.Brent, Royal Navy,
Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., in silver-gilt and enamel; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, no bars (Midsn.E.C.Brent. R.N. H.M.S. Gibraltar.); 1914-15 Star (Lt. Commr. E.C.Brent. R.N.); British War and Victory Medal with later MID Oakleaf (Commr E.C.Brent. R.N.). Very fine. (5)

Footnotes

  • D.S.O. London Gazette 23.5.1917.

    In recognition of their services in the Destroyer Patrol Flotillas, Armed Boarding Steamers, &c. during the period which ended on the 30th Sept 1916.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 8.3.1918.

    For services in Destroyer and Torpedo Boat Flotillas during the period ending 31st December 1917.

    Commander Ernest Cyril Brent, appointed Midshipman, Royal Navy 15.9.1900; served in H.M.S. Gibraltar (Cruiser), from 5.3.1901; Lieutenant 15.11.1904; Lieutenant Commander 15.11.1912; he served in H.M.S. Patrol (Cruiser) 28.2.1914-14.3.1918; at the outbreak of the Great War, Patrol (Captain A.C.Bruce), was part of the 9th Destroyer Flotilla, defending the coast between the Firth and Forth and the Tyne. On the morning of 15.12.1914, she was at anchor in the port of Hartlepool, when the harbour was subjected to a surprise attack by a German raiding party comprising of the Battle Cruisers Seydltz and Moltke and the cruiser Blucher; the German ships subjected the port and harbour entrance to heavy shelling; Bruce and his officers quickly realised that rather than be caught in the harbour where they would be sitting ducks, that they needed to make a dash for the harbour entrance; upon effecting this the Patrol came within range of the Blucher and as a consequence was hit twice suffering 4 men killed and 7 wounded; the Patrol had been holed by the German shells which caused her to run aground; fortunately for the ship and her complement, the Germans were concentrating on making good their escape. The raid had already been going on for over half an hour before the damage to the British shp occurred; the Patrol was too low in the water to re-enter Hartlepool harbour, luckly, however she was able to limp into the docks at Middlesbrough; after repairs she joined the 7th Destroyer Flotilla for service in the Humber, 1915, where she remained statione until 1918; further appointments included in H.M.S.'s Gibraltar and Woolwich; Brent was presented with his D.S.O. by the King at Buckngham Palace, 18.7.1917; He re-engaged as Captain (Retired) for service during the Second Word War with the Naval Intelligence Divison, from 9.6.1941.
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