Lt William George Duggan RNR, DSC

 

1892 Sep 5 .Born Ramsey Isle of Man. Son of James Cleator Duggan & Essie Quine Duggan. His father was a ship's carpenter

1913 Jun 19. Gets 2nd Mates Cert

1915 Mar 16. Gets 1st Mates Cert

1915 Apr 26 Commissioned Sub Lt in RNR. HMS Halcyon, a minesweeper

1916 Jun 30 Saved when Trawler Whooper was blown up by a mine off East Coast. H.M.T. Whooper, which was employed to carry out minesweeping in the North Sea. The ship was built in 1914 by J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen, for the Cygnet Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood, and registered at Fleetwood on 18th July 1914. In December 1914 the ship was requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper. The captain and another eight crew members were killed when the ship struck a mine off Lowestoft. The naval trawler struck a mine laid by UC 1 (Kurt Ramien) and sank in the North Sea 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km) north of Southwold, Suffolk.

1917 Jan 1. To receive the Distinguished Service Cross. Act. Lieut. William George Duggan, R.N.R. The King (is) pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Distinguished Service Order and for the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to the undermentioned Officers in recognition of their bravery and devotion to duty during mine-sweeping operations:.The Distinguished Service Cross was awarded to naval personnel, from Warrant officer to Lieutenant, for the performance of meritorious or distinguished services before the enemy.

1917 Apr 24. RNR Temp Sub.Lt to be Temp Lt William G. Duggan, D.S.C

1921 Jan 10. Joined ADRIC with service no 1469. Posted to G Coy

1921 Apr 17. Involved as one of the patrol in the Castleconnell Incident

1922 Jan 19. discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1927 May 7 Arrives in Canada from UK

1938 Oct 1. A Lt in R Canadian Navy and by 1945 an Acting Lt Commander

 

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