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Jeffrey, Noel

    Nationality:
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

    Service number P/JX. 140947.

    Noel Jeffrey served already prior to World War Two with the Royal Navy and was also awarded the Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1936-1939 (Boy 1., R.N.)

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Petty Officer
    Unit:
    H.M.T. Kingston
    Awarded on:
    October 6th, 1942
    'Noel Jeffrey, P.O., H.M.S. Kingston 'For courage, leadership and devotion to duty as senior hand of a party of ratings lent to H.M.T. Ancient as relief crew. During the series of very heavy air raids the tug was damaged by a near miss and began to make water fast. Even after she was beached she continued to flood. By working unceasingly all night P.O. Jeffrey and his party of four succeeded in saving the ship.'
    'For bravery, endurance and sustained devotion to duty in HM Ships Aurora, Avon Vale, Lance, Legion, Kingston, Penelope, and at Malta, during and after the passage of an important Convoy.
    Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Leading Seaman
    Unit:
    H.M.S. Kingston
    Awarded on:
    November 11th, 1941
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Citation:
    "For gallantry and distinguished services in operations in Greek waters."

    Sources

    • - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35342 published on the 7 November 1941
      - Fifth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35733 published on the 2 October 1942
      - Dix Noonan Web