H.M.M.G.B. 2002 Royal Navy

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  1. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    Hi Everyone, I am researching Roger Bartley:-
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    Able Seaman
    Service Number C/JX 260016
    Died 12/05/1945
    H.M.M.G.B. 2002 Royal Navy

    D S M

    Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

    I would like to know what/where he was on the day that he died and how he was awarded the D.S.M. if possible. I suspect he was on a Motor Gun Boat, but I cannot find any information on H.M.M.G.B 2002. Any help would be appreciated. I have found his family etc., it his wartime experiences I would like to know about. Many thanks in advance, Kind regards, Mavis Williams
  2. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    May 12 - Motor gun boat MGB No.2002 (93t, 5/7/43), sunk by mine on passage Aberdeen to Gothenburg, Sweden
    MGB.2002, ship loss
    ANDREWS, Alfred A, Ty/Leading Stoker, C/KX 121798, MPK
    BARTLEY, Roger, Able Seaman, C/JX 260016, MPK
    BELL, Gordon H, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK
    BLEASDALE, Oliver, Act/Leading Seaman, D/SSX 20104, MPK
    BOISSIER, John R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK
    BRISTOW, Frederick J, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 113408, MPK
    CHARLESWORTH, Desmond, Wireman (L), P/MX 717488, MPK
    GADD, Charles K, Act/Leading Telegraphist, D/JX 184213, MPK
    GORDON, James J, Able Seaman, P/JX 262137, MPK
    HAWKSBY, Bernard, Leading Seaman, P/JX 287989, MPK
    HAYDEN, John, Able Seaman, D/SSX 29812, MPK
    HEARN, Charles F, Act/Chief Motor Mechanic 4c, D/MX 76073, MPK
    HEARN, Eric G, Able Seaman, D/JX 369194, MPK
    HILL, George I, Able Seaman, C/JX 355797, MPK
    HUGHES-COPPINS, Leslie H, Lieutenant Commander (E), RNVR, MPK
    MARKHAM, John S, Able Seaman, P/JX 327761, MPK
    MARSHALL, Robert M, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, MPK
    MCLANAGHAN, Leslie I, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 379070, MPK
    MCNULTY, Anthony A, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 544461, MPK
    MEAKES, Albert J S, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK
    PENDER, John M, Leading Motor Mechanic, P/MX 637160, MPK
    REYNOLDS, Syvanus B J, Lieutenant Commander, RNR, MPK
    SMITH, Frederick S, Petty Officer, C/JX 143074, MPK
    WREN, Cyril W, Able Seaman, C/JX 314255, MPK
    (Ref: naval-history.net)

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  3. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

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  4. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Liverpool Evening Express, Friday, September 1, 1944

    DSM For Connah’s Quay Seaman
    Able-seaman Roger Bartley, 6 Church-road, Connah’s Quay, has been awarded the DSM “for gallantry and distinguished service in special operations.”
    Able-Seaman Bartley has served in MGBs for three years. Before joining the Navy he played cricket for Connah’s Quay, and was a member of Hawarden Bridge hockey team.
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  5. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    AB Roger Bartley's DSM is listed in the Supplement to the London Gazette 36654 page 3766. Award dated 15 Aug 44 and list is headed "For gallant and distinguished conduct in special operations."

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  6. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    Thank you all again, what a Forum!!!! Much appreciated, you are all so knowledgeable. Thanks again, Kind regard, Mavis
  7. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    Liverpool Evening Express 01 September 1944
    BARTLEY1.JPG BARTLEY.JPG Evening Despatch 31 August 1944

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  8. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much Hugh, this will add so much more to his story! Much appreciated. KIndest regards, Mavis
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  10. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much Michel, I would never have found these. I am very Grateful for your input. Kind regards, Mavis

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