Eric Wheeler Bush DSO, DSC, RN

Born  12 Aug 1899

Photo from 14 March 1942 onboard HMS Euryalus


2 Aug 1914 Mid.
15 Jul 1917 A/S.Lt.
15 Mar 1918 S.Lt.
15 Mar 1920 Lt.
15 Mar 1928 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1933 Cdr.
30 Jun 1939 Capt.

Retired: 10 Jul 1948


14 Mar 1916 DSC
16 Aug 1940 DSO
8 Sep 1942 Bar to DSO
14 Nov 1944 2nd Bar to DSO
10 Jul 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
20 Nov 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Eric Wheeler Bush, RN

HMS Euryalus (42)Capt.Light cruiser31 Mar 194115 Aug 1943
HMS Malaya (01)Capt.Battleship11 Jul 194420 Sep 1944

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Euryalus (42)

17 Nov 1942
17 November 1942 / 20 November 1942;
Operation Stone Age;

On 17 November 1942 a convoy of 4 merchants (MW-13) left Alexandria for Malta. This convoy was escorted by the British light cruisers HMS Arethusa, HMS Euryalus, HMS Dido and 10 destroyers.

On the 18th HMS Arethusa was hit by a aerial torpedo. She was heavily damaged and towed back to Alexandria.

The convoy arrived safe at Malta on the 20th. This meant the end of the Malta siege.

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