A Great War D.S.O. group of four to Lieutenant Commander C.D.Simmons, Royal Naval Reserve,
Lot 125
A Great War D.S.O. group of four to Lieutenant Commander C.D.Simmons, Royal Naval Reserve,
Sold for £1,680 (US$ 2,728) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Great War D.S.O. group of four to Lieutenant Commander C.D.Simmons, Royal Naval Reserve,
Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R. in silver-gilt and enamel; 1914-15 Star (Lieut. C.D.Simmons. R.N.R.); British War and Victory Medal (Lt.Commr. C.D.Simmons. R.N.R.). Good very fine. (4)

Footnotes

  • D.S.O. London Gazette 6.4.1918.

    For action with enemy submarines.

    Lieutenant Commander C.D.Simmons initially served on the battleship Goliath before leaving to join the Merchant service. On the outbreak of war he was recalled from China and saw much service in the Mediterranean. He was lost in the disaster of the 16th October 1918 when 431 American troops and crew were drowned when HMS Otranto was wrecked off the Irish Coast. His last recorded act was ordering the troops lined up on deck to divest themselves of all unnecessary weight as their only means of escape, as the ship was breaking up and there was only one torpedo destroyer in sight.
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