A Great War, Renamed, 1914-15 Trio and World War Two 1939-45 War Medal attributed to Captain William Henry Darwall Royal Navy who was awarded the DSO in April 1918 for Services in Vessels Employed on Patrol and Escort Duty comprising 1914-15 Star, (Lt. Cdr W.H. Darwall. R.N.), 1914-1920 British War Medals, (Lt. Cdr. W.H. Darwall. R.N.), all engraved in upright capitals 1939-45 War Medal, (Capt. W.H. Darwall. R.N.), engraved naming. All contemporarily mounted for wear. The mounting bar broken where the DSO has been removed., toned fine
DSO London Gazette the 5th of April 1918
The King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the following honours, decorations and medals to the undermentioned Officers and Men in recognition of their services in Vessels of the Royal Navy employed on Patrol and Escort duty during the period 1st of January and 31st of December 1917: –
To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order
Cdr. William Henry Darwall R.N.
William Henry Darwall was born in Dover on the 17th of February 1881 and entered the Royal navy on the 15th of July 1895. He was promoted to Lieutenant on the 15th of March 1903 and Commander on the 31st of December 1915. His Papers state the DSO was for Services in Convoy Sloops during 1917 and that he was invested with the DSO at Buckingham Palace on the 15th of May 1919. He was placed on the Retired List on the 2nd of July 1922 and was promoted to Captain (Retd) on the 17th of February 1926. He has, in 1925, volunteered for Coast Guard service. He died on the 26th of April 1952.
Sold with 4 pages of Service Papers, London Gazette entry for DSO and copy page from DSO Roll.
Worthy of further research, something must have happened to his original medals.