The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details Name Cavanagh, Father G V Rank: Chaptain Regiment: Royal Army Chaplain's Department attached 1 Battalion Irish Guards Theatre of Combat or Operation: Norway Award: Mention in Despatches Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 20 December 1940 At 00.15 hours on May 15, 1940, H.M.T. ‘CHOBRY’ was bombed, set on fire and subsequently abandoned. The bomb, or bombs, dropped in the cabins occupied by the senior officers of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, six officers including the Commanding Officer and 4 other Ranks being killed. Father Cavanagh did magnificent work amongst the wounded throughout, giving valuable advice and encouragement. During the evacuation he conducted a Service which contributed towards the maintenance of calm and order. Although suffering from shock he never faltered from the task he set himself, and every man speaks of him with gratitude and admiration.