Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

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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

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].
  • Korean War (Quartermaster Sergeant with 41 Independent Commando RM) awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for distinguished service in operations in Korean waters. [2].


Corporal Vernon Swatton D.S.M., died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.
In 1940 he was awarded the DSM whilst a Marine on HMS Nelson for "gallantry and devotion to duty during operations in Norway."
London Gazettes Supp. 34961, page 5878.

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