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Dorset, Allan Maxwell "Max"

Service number:
NZD1529
Nationality:
New Zealander (1907-1947, Dominion UK)

Biography

Career:
- 1937: joined the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy as Seaman Boy 2nd Class.
- posted to HMS Leander (Cruiser class)
- October 1938: posted to HMS Achilles as Boy 1st Class.
- 1941-1943 posted to HMS Leander
- 1943-1947 posted to HMNZS Philomel ashore)
- 1947-1948 posted to HMNZS Bellona
- 31 March, 1952: discharged

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Boy (First Class)
Unit:
H.M.S Achilles (70), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1940
Citation:
"who, though early in the action several splinters struck the Gun Director Tower at once, killing three men and wounding two others inside the tower, behaved with exemplary coolness, despite the carnage around him. He passed such information as was available to him to the guns, and repeated their reports clearly for the information of the Gunnery Officer."
In recognition of the gallant and successful action with the " Admiral Graf Spee."
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

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