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LIEUTENANT H.D. HARTNOLL DSC ROYAL MARINES.

From the Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

HARTNOLL D. S. C., Lieutenant, HENRY DIGORY,
H.M.S. Neptune. Royal Marines. 19th December 1941 Age 20. Son of Comdr. Henry James Hartnol1, D.S.O., R.N., and of Grace Hartnol1, of Thurlestone, Devon
Panel 59, Column 1. (Plymouth Naval Memorial)

The citation for his DSC gazetted on 3 Dec 41 read as follows:
During an enemy attack on H.M.S. Coventry, an incendiary machine-gun bullet hit the after-ready-use ammunition locker, setting one of the charges on fire. Lieutenant Hartnoll jumped down from his action station on No. 8 gun deck, lifted the loaded, hot cylinders, and threw them overboard.

 

 

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