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KING AWARDS V.C. TO LIEUT. I HOLBROOK. The London Gazette" last night con- I tained the following announcements:— His Majesty the King has been gra- ciously pleased to approve of the grant of the Victoria Cross to Lieut. Norman Douglas Holbrook, Royal Navy, for the conspicuous act of bravery specified below For most con- spicuous bravery on December 13, wlie-n, in command of the submarine Ell, he en- tered the Dardanelles, i-uci, notwithstand- j ing the very difficult current, dived his vessel under five rows of mines aud tor-: pedoed the Turkish battleship Meesu- diych, which was guarding the minefield. Lieut. Holbrook sin-^ssrded in bringing the BJ1 safely back, ^"iough assailed by gun- nre and torped<>o,ts, having been sub- merged on one occasion for nine hours. His Majesty the King has been gra- ciously pleased to approve of the grant of the Victoria Crosw to and to becond-Licut. Jam Leach, and to Secotid-Licut. James Leach, 80-16, Sergeant John Hogan, 2nd Battalion Manchester Regimelit, for their conspicuous bravery specified below: For conspicuous bravery near Festubert on October 29, when, after their trench had been taken by Germans, and after two attempts at r "apture had failed, they voluntarily <k> on the afternoon of the same day to recover the trench themselves, and, working from traverse to traverse at close quarters with great bravery, they gradually succeeded in re- gaining possession, killing eight of the enemy, wounding. two. and making sixteen prisoners. n. S. 0. The King has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointment to the .Distinguished Service Order in reo- spect of the undermentioned officer, who was second in command of the submarine Bll. which, torpedoed the Turkish Battle, ship Messudiyeh in the Dardanelles on December 13: Lieut. Sydney Tbornhill Winn. The President of the French Republic has bostowed the decoration of the Legion j of Honour on the undermentioned ofifcers, > with the tipproval of the King, for their J gallantry during the operations hetweon August 21 and 30 with the Expeditionary .Force: Croix d'ofSccvr—-Lieut.-Col. (now tem- porary Brigadier General) R. H. K. But- ler, 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Croix de chevalier-Capt. J. J. O'Keefe, M.B., Royal Army Medical Corps. Promotions From the Ranks. A further War Office announcement an- nounces the promotion to cevond-lieuten- aueiea of 49 non-commissioned officers for eervice in the field. Of these commissions *2 w ere distributed amongst Royal Horse, Royal Garrison, and Royal Field Artillery men. Twenty-eight V.C.'s. Twenty-eight V.C.'s have now been awarded during tbe preceHt war. I ?, i-be preseiit w-ar.

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