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The Disabled Laurel An Easy Target For The Enemy, Is Rescued By British Cruisers.


The Disabled Laurel An Easy Target For The Enemy, Is Rescued By British Cruisers.

For some time the two British destroyers, Laurel and Liberty, were exposed to an attack of overwhelming strength. Commander Frank Rose was struck in the left leg by a shell splinter early in the action, but he refused to leave his dangerous post. Later, however, he was struck in the other leg, and, as he was unable to stand, handed over the command to Lieutenant Charles Peploe. Suddenly a German shell enveloped the Laurel in a cloud of black smoke, and before it cleared away, British cruisers came to her assistance. Commander Rose was awarded the D.S.O., Lieutenant Peploe the D.S.C., and Engineer Lieutenant-Commander E. H. T. Meeson the D.S.O., besides being promoted to Commander. Many of the crew were awarded the D.S.M. In the Liberty Lieutenant H. E. Horan and Gunner H. Morgan was awarded the D.S.C., while Engineer Lieutenant-Commander F. A. Butler was granted accelerated promotion.
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PRINT First World War antique black and white book plate published c.1916-18 of glorious acts of heroism during the Great War. This plate may also have text on the reverse side which does not affect the framed side. Title and text describing the event beneath image as shown.

Paper size 10.5 inches x 8.5 inches (27cm x 22cm)none£13.00

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