A Great War D.S.C. group of four to Lieutenant D.A.Gyles, Royal Navy,
Lot 142
A Great War D.S.C. group of four to Lieutenant D.A.Gyles, Royal Navy,
Sold for £720 (US$ 1,176) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Great War D.S.C. group of four to Lieutenant D.A.Gyles, Royal Navy,
A Great War D.S.C. group of four to Lieutenant D.A.Gyles, Royal Navy,
Disitinguished Service Cross, G.V.R., engraved on reverse (Presented to Donald A.Gyles, by H.M. The King, for his Valiant Action on the Broke. 21.4.1917.); 1914-15 Star, erased; British War and Victory Medal, erased. The first extremely fine, otherwise very fine. (4)

Footnotes

  • D.S.C. London Gazette 10.5.1917.

    Extract from the Times 22nd June 1917:

    Midshipman Gyles won the D.S.C. in the first five minutes fight in the Channel in the early morning of April 21, when his ship H.M.S. Broke, rammed a German destroyer - one of six with which the Broke and the swift were engaged. Though wounded in the eye, Midshipman Gyles, who was in charge of the forecastle, assisted the depleted crews to load the foremost guns, and with an automatic revolver he met single-handed a rush of frenzied Germans who had swarmed over the forecastle from the rammed destroyer".

    Sold with assorted copied paperwork.
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