March Journal Contents
March's OMRS Journal includes the following articles:
Awards of the DCM and MM to the Allied armies during the Great War 1914–20 - An interesting look into honorary awards of British orders and decorations to their Allies
A Royal Scots Fusilier: Stewart Gardiner Donald, DCM - Piecing together a career that spanned three conflicts
The Kingdom of Iraq Flood Rescue Medal 1954 - The story behind the Iraq Flood Rescue Medal and those who contributed and took part in the operations
A caged captive in China - Lieutenant Douglas of the Royal Navy, who had the misfortune to be captured by the Chinese authorities and paraded in a cage through the streets of Ningpo
A legacy of war: Gunner Frederick Roberts, MM - A local man, so I wasted no time in adding his medals to my collection and beginning my research.
The SS South Africa Bravery Medal 1910 - awarded in appreciation and recognition of the part played by police, fire and port authority personnel in saving Port Adelaide from disaster
Pilot Officer John Francis Arthur MacLaren: ‘Strike Wing’ navigator - The history of the RAF "Strike Wings’ in the Second World War and Pilot Officer MacLaren.
A Victoria Cross never to be - Staff Surgeon 2nd Cl Henry Fegan, MD, performed an act of personal gallantry that led to a recommendation for a Victoria Cross that was never awarded, here is his story.
‘Presented by the Queen’ and the sad demise of Jervis Tucker, late Captain, Royal Artillery - The story of Jervis Tucker who was classed as a lunatic while still serving!!
Private Samuel Thomas Sherlock, 59th Battalion AIF and HMAT Shropshire, the ship that took him to war - The story of Samuel Sherlock who enlisted into the Australian Imperial Force.
Born at sea, baptised at sea, died at sea - Researching the naval career of Alexander John Ballantyne