Naval Officer. In the North Atlantic on the 17th February 1917, he was commanding HMS Farnborough (Q.5). (Q ships were decoy vessels designed to lure submarines into making surface attacks). He noticed a torpedo track and altered course so that his ship was struck. When the submarine surfaced, he gave the order to fire, sinking the enemy ship. For his actions, he was awarded the Victoria Cross. He was also awarded the Croix de Guerre and appointed a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur.
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