Jimmy belongs to: Royal British Legion Seaman's Mess
Jimmy was born in Dulwich in London. Jimmy served in both the Royal Navy and merchant navy. He was on the Ashanti when it ran aground at Whitburn in 1940.
Jimmy was interviewed by Kylea Little on 22 November 2005. The interview took place at South Shields Royal British Legion and lasted 43 minutes and 54 seconds.
Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal awarded to Jimmy for bravery during World War Two. Jimmy was serving in the Royal Navy on the HMS Ashanti when he was injured during fighting off Norway. He remained at his gun post throughout the attack, for which he was given the medal. Jimmy was the youngest person to be awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.
Jimmy has 13 memories in the memorynet:
Jimmy's memories with a Danger theme:
Jimmy's other memories:
- Wartime experiences in the Royal Navy
- The uniform in the Royal Navy
- Water rations in the Royal Navy
- The canteen at Scapa Flow
- Sea sickness
- Meeting his wife on Ocean Road, South Shields
- Buckingham Palace
- Life in the merchant navy after the Royal Navy
- Distinguished Service Medal
- Gold watch
- UK Armed Forces Veteran Lapel Badge
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