A Distinguished Service Medal to Chief Petty Officer Samuel James Alexander Hart, Royal Navy, who was wounded aboard HMS Gloucester in 1940, survived the sinking of his ship (in command) at Tobruk in 1941 and was awarded the DSM for service aboard HMS Khedive during her 1944 commission.
(CPO S.J.A. Hart, D/J.90132).
With research. Scratch on edge (away from naming), EF.
Samuel James Alexander Hart’s Distinguished Service Medal was announced in the London Gazette of 14 June 1945. The recommendation for the DSM states that it was
“for ability, zeal and outstanding devotion to duty as Chief Bosun’s Mate throughout the commission". CPO Hart was wounded in HMS Gloucester in 1940, on recovery from his wounds given command of an acoustic mine sweeping vessel in which after three months service at Tobruk his ship was sunk by dive bombers and then served in HMS Scudo IV (South African minesweeper) until October 1941.” HMS Gloucester was attacked by Italian aircraft on 8 July 1940, when the bridge was destroyed and 18 officers and men killed. HMS Khedive was a Ruler Class Escort Aircraft Carrier and took part in the invasion od Soouthern France "Operation Dragoon" during July & August 1944.
With a thick research file, previously sold by Jonathan Collins Medals.