David Edward Gillespie Wemyss DSO, DSC, RN

Born  21 Feb 1900

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1 Jan 1916 Mid.
15 Jan 1918 A/S.Lt.
15 Sep 1918 S.Lt.
16 Jun 1920 Lt.
16 Jun 1928 Lt.Cdr.
5 Jan 1940 A/Cdr.
31 Dec 1944 Cdr.

Retired: 21 Feb 1950


14 Sep 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
23 Nov 1943 DSC
22 Feb 1944 Bar to DSC
13 Jun 1944 DSO
20 Jun 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Aug 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
14 Nov 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
3 Jul 1945 2nd Bar to DSC

Warship Commands listed for David Edward Gillespie Wemyss, RN

HMS Diomede (D 92)A/Cdr.Light cruiser20 May 194021 Jun 1940
HMS Diomede (D 92)A/Cdr.Light cruiser30 Oct 194013 Nov 1940
HMS Hartland (Y 00)A/Cdr.Sloop30 Apr 1941May 1941
HMS Folkestone (L 22 / U 22)A/Cdr.Sloop12 Jul 194119 Jun 1942
HMS Wild Goose (U 45)A/Cdr.Sloop18 Jan 19431 Aug 1944
HMS Starling (U 66)A/Cdr.Sloop1 Aug 194425 Aug 1944
HMS Wild Goose (U 45)A/Cdr.Sloop25 Aug 194423 Dec 1944
HMS Wild Goose (U 45)Cdr.Sloop19 Jan 194519 Feb 1945

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Sloop HMS Wild Goose (U 45)

8 Feb 1944 (position 49.02, -16.58)
German U-boat U-762 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 49°02'N, 16°58'W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Woodpecker (Cdr. H.L. Pryse, RNR) and HMS Wild Goose (Lt.Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, DSC, RN).

11 Feb 1944 (position 50.00, -18.14)
German U-boat U-424 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 50°00'N, 18°14'W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Wild Goose (Lt.Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, DSC, RN) and HMS Woodpecker (Cdr. H.L. Pryse, RNR).

Sloop HMS Starling (U 66)

11 Aug 1944 (position 46.16, -2.45)
German U-boat U-385 was sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of La Rochelle, in position 46°16'N, 02°45'W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Starling (Cdr. N.W. Duck, DSC, RNR) and depth charges from an Australian Sunderland aircraft (RAAF Sqdn. 461/P).

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