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Lot 183
A Great War Zeebrugge D.S.M. group of five to Leading Seaman E.J.Thompson, Royal Navy,
Sold for £7,440 (US$ 12,345) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Great War Zeebrugge D.S.M. group of five to Leading Seaman E.J.Thompson, Royal Navy,
Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (J.18760. E.J.Thompson, L. Sea. N.L. Bde. Zeebrugge Ostend 22-3 Apl 1918); 1914-15 Star (J.18760, E.J.Thompson. A.B., R.N.); British War and Victory Medal (J.18760 E.J.Thompson. L.S. R.N.). The first four fine or better. (5)

Footnotes

  • D.S.M. London Gazette 23.7.1918.

    For services during the operations against Zeebrugge and Ostend on the night of the 22-23rd April 1918.

    He served with Seaman Storming Party "C" Company. This party won 5 DSM's.

    Leading Seaman Edward Joseph Thompson was born on 14th February 1897 in Battersea, he enlisted July 1912 and served at the Battle of Jutland and was awarded prize money. He was also in the ballot for the Victoria Cross for Zeebrugge and Ostend. He served throughout the 1920's and 1930's including service on HMS Royal Soveregin, Kent and Pembroke. He was pensioned in 1937 but joins again for WW2 service on HMS President III until December 1945.

    Sold with original service papers that indicate he was in the ballot for the Victoria Cross.
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