Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

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CRITCHLEY, Evan

41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

Leading Sick Berth Attendant Evan Critchley was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal during the Korean war for distinguished service with 41 Independent Commando RM in operations in Korean waters. 

DODDS, Roy Reginald

41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Sergeant  Roy Dodds, 40 Commando RM*, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March, 1948 - 30th July, 1948. [1].

FRANCIS, Michael James

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 Colour Sergeant Michael Francis joined the Royal Marines in January 1963 and after basic training he served in both 45 and 43 Commando.  He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland

GODDARD, Henry John

RN Commando
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

Able Seaman Henry Goddard, RNBC 'A', was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy, which led to the capture of the island of Elba.

LEACH, Peter James

Sergeant Peter Leach DSM RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Sergeant Peter Leach was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for operations in the South Atlantic during the defence of South Georgia.
Citation
Sergeant Leach was responsible for establishing Observation Posts at Leith, South Georgia to monitor the activities of an Argentine party illegally landed on the island.

LOVE, Michael David

846 Naval Air Sqn.
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Died on active service

Corporal Michael Love, Royal Marines, 846 Naval Air Squadron, was killed in a helicopter crash due to a bird strike in the Falklands. 

MALYON, Charles Frederick

RN Commando
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Able Seaman Charles Malyon was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for gallantry in carrying a wounded man to safety under shell and machine gun fire during operations in the Arakan.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36593, page 3145.
Burma Star Association Membership List.
 

MORGAN, Albert Stuart

Albert Morgan 30 Commando
30 Commando Assault Unit
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Marine (Acting Lance Corporal) Albert Morgan was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for good services in operations leading to the liberation of France. He enlisted from the Wallasey Constabulary and served with 30 Commando in the Mediterranean, and as a photographer in 'X' Troop on D Day. Post war he resumed his role as a Police Constable in Wallasey.

PHIBBS, David Kenneth

RN Commando
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant David Phibbs, RNBC 'A', received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy, which led to the capture of the island of Elba [1][3].

SLYFIELD, Malcolm David

RN Commando
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

Able Seaman Malcolm Slyfield, RNBC 'A', was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy, which led to the capture of the island of Elba.

SMITH, Francis Sidney

RN Commando
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

Petty Officer Francis Smith, RNBC 'A', was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy, which led to the capture of the island of Elba.

STANLEY, Wallace Victor

RN Commando
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Petty Officer Wallace Stanley, RNBC 'A', was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy, which led to the capture of the island of Elba.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36783, page 5088.

SWATTON, Vernon

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Vernon Swatton, D.S.M., from Hythe, was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed. In 1940 he had been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal whilst a Marine on HMS Nelson for gallantry and devotion to duty during operations in Norway.
 
Sources

WOODALL, Cyril

RN Commando
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

Able Seaman Cyril Woodall, RNBC 'O', was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy, which led to the capture of the island of Elba.


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