HMS BULLDOG MID WW2 Medal Group

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HMS BULLDOG MID WW2 Medal Group

1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star (NORTH AFRICA 1942-43), Burma Star, War Medal with M.I.D. Oakleaf Emblem, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR). With Original Mentioned In Despatches Certificate.

This group is to a Petty Officer who rose to Commissioned Officer. The LSGC named to; LX. 20414. W. A. SHERMAN. P. O. STD. H.M.S. BULLDOG.

Mention In Despatches Certificate to Petty Officer Steward William Alfred Sherman, London Gazette 2nd June 1943 pp 2449.

With this medal group are also his Miniatures group, mounted for wear, includes M.I.D. emblem. A Framed photograph of Lieutenant Sherman in uniform with 4 pages of a personal letter from him to his wife and a letter from The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Royal Navy to the M.P. for Southampton.

The letter from Mr Frank Judd, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Royal Navy, to the Southampton M.P. Mr R. C. Mitchell dated February 1975. This letter is a response from Mitchell confirming that the bereaved family of Lieutenant Sherman are entitled to a Gun-Carriage, Crew, Bugler and Bearers for his funeral and that he is also entitled to a burial at sea if the family so wishes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 4 pages of hand-written letter is from Lt Sherman to his wife. It is from Gibraltar 25th February 1937 to her at 92 Copnor Road, Copnor, Portsmouth. The letter is a moving and personal letter.

Lieutenant Sherman would have been on board at the surrender of the German garrisons of the Channel Islands which was signed on 9 May 1945 aboard Bulldog.

 

 

 

H.M.S. BULLDOG is famed for being the ship that captured the Enigma Machine

HMS Bulldog (H91) was a B-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy (RN) from 1929 to 1931. Initially assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet, she was transferred to the Home Fleet in 1936. During the Spanish Civil War of 1936–1939, the ship spent considerable time in Spanish waters, enforcing the arms blockade imposed by Britain and France on both sides of the conflict. Bulldog saw service throughout World War II on convoy escort duty during the Battle of the Atlantic and in the Arctic. Her most notable actions were the capture of a complete Enigma machine and codebooks from the German submarine U-110 in 1941, and sinking another German submarine in 1944. The surrender of the German garrisons of the Channel Islands was signed on 9 May 1945 aboard Bulldog.

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