Can any one help me?
On 10 April 1918, this ship was attacked and fought off a German submarine. The Captain, H A Yardley, was awarded the DSO and my grandfather (Edward Jones) given a gold medal by the passengers which I have.
My Grandfather wouldn't speak about himself so I have never been able to find out about him. What I'd like to know is whether anyone else was given Gold medals for this action and whether there is any citation with Captain Yarley's medal.
Are you sure the Captain was awarded a DSO, only 'Naval Honours and Awards' by Hayward give
it as a DSC. 'Henry A.Yardley, LG 21st June 18, Captain Merchant Navy'.
I've tried to confirm either in the LG but have had no luck, perhaps someone with more expertise
I presume the gold medal is a private issue, would be interesting if you could give us more details.