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George Stephen Holmes DSC

Ordinary Seaman (later became Lieutenant)
Service no. JX256550

HMS Prince of Wales


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Lieutenant George Stephen Holmes, DSC (Click for a larger view in a new window)

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I have the service records of my wife's great uncle and they show he was an Ordinary Seaman aboard the Prince of Wales between 17 Jul 1941 and 16 Nov 1941.
He left to be trained as temporary sub-lieutenant, later lieutenant, serving the rest of the war in command on LCT's 369, 332, 308, and 1078 and finally a LCG (M) 179.

His name was George Stephen Holmes, service number Devonport JX256550 (R.N.V.R) and he received the DSC for gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during the landing on the coast of Normandy aboard HM LCT 1078.

Above is a clipping from his local paper announcing his DSC and also a picture of the medal itself. Unfortunately George died in 1951, so there are still gaps in the details we have and unfortunately no pictures of him in uniform. 


Colin Behan


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Colin Behan (Great Nephew by Marriage).