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, MMA local man, so I wasted no time in adding his medals to my collection and beginning my research.

The SS South Africa Bravery Medal 1910awarded 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 beStaff 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 seaResearching the naval career of Alexander John Ballantyne