A Second War Royal Canadian Naval Reserve D.S.M. to Robert White
A Second War Royal Canadian Naval Reserve D.S.M. Group to Robert White; Distinguished Service Medal, George VI, Type I (A-1333 R. WHITE. C.E.R.A. R.C.N.R.); 1914-15 Star (M.1159, R. WHITE, E.R.A. 3, R.N.); British War Medal (M1159 R. WHITE. E.R.A. 2 R.N.); Victory Medal (M1159 R. WHITE. E.R.A. 2 R.N.); 1939-1945 Star; Atlantic Star; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Clasp; 1939-1945 War Medal; Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (R. WHITE CH. E.R.A. X-61765 R.C.N.); and Belgium: Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 with silver palm. Naming is officially impressed on the five medals indicated, the others are un-named. Un-mounted, most with original ribbons, dark patina on the DSM, contact marks and edge wear on the BWM and VM, light contact, better than very fine. Footnote: Robert White served with the Royal Navy (M1159) during the First World War and finished the war in the rank of Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class. He was Mentioned in Despatches, as announced in the Fourth Supplement to the London Gazette 30807 of Friday, July 19, 1918, on Tuesday, July 23, 1918, page 8596: "E.R.A., 2nd Cl., Robert White, O.N. M1159 (Chatham)." For his First World War service, was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. He later moved to Canada and settled in Peterborough, Ontario. During the Second World War, White was with the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve (A-1333) and was called up for service with the Royal Canadian Navy (X-61765), in the rank of Chief Engine Room Artificer. The announcement for his Distinguished Service Medal appeared in the London Gazette of January 1, 1941 and the Canada Gazette of January 9, 1943, his citation reading: "WHITE. Robert, X-61765, CPO/ERA, RCN, DSM. For bravery and devotion to duty before the enemy. Chief Engine Room Artificer White has served in His Majesty's Canadian Ships for a considerable period of time, during which he has rendered very valuable and efficient service in the engine room. Against the enemy, he has always displayed coolness, resourcefulness and courage of the highest order."