Guy D'Oyly-Hughes DSO and bar DSC

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    liverpool annie New Member

    Guy D'Oyly-Hughes, DSO and bar, DSC, (died 8 June 1940 aged 48), was an officer in the Royal Navy.

    During the First World War, Lt D'Oyly-Hughes was a submariner and 2nd in command of HM E11 which was highly successful in the Dardanelles Campaign. He was awarded the DSO for swimming ashore and blowing up part of the Constantinople-Baghdad Railway.

    During the Second World War he was given the command as captain of the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious. Returning to Britain from the Norwegian Campaign, Glorious and her destroyer escort of HMS Acasta and Ardent were surprised by Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. All three ships were sunk with the loss of over 1,000 lives. D'Oyly-Hughes went down with his ship.

    D'Oyly-Hughes failure to launch any aircraft to form a Combat Air Patrol around the carrier group is blamed by many strategists and historians for the loss. Had he done so, Glorious would have been able to either turn and run or fight.
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    liverpool annie New Member

    D'OYLY-HUGHES Guy DSO DSC Lt. RN 83P315 S/M E.35

    E11 was on her second tour when, on 8 August 1915 as a new British landing was underway at Suvla, E11 torpedoed the antiquated Turkish battleship Hayreddin Barbarossa off Bulair at the northern entrance to the Dardanelles. Hayreddin Barbarossa was one of two Turkish battleships sunk during the campaign. Visiting Constantinople again, E11 sank a Black Sea collier as it was preparing to unload — a significant blow as coal was the main fuel source and supplies were scarce. Moving into the Gulf of Izmir, on the night of 20 August, E11's first officer, Lieutenant Guy D'Oyly-Hughes, swam ashore and blew up a section of the Constantinople-Baghdad railway line, a feat for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

    Senior Naval Officer Gibraltar 14th September 1918 Gazetted
    Action with enemy submarines 11th May 1918 DSO - bar to
    Torpedoed an enemy submarine ( U154 ) on the 11th May 1918.

    Their Lordships' consider that the attack was a very skilful piece of work under difficult weather conditions, which reflects great credit on all concerned.

    In Memory of
    D S O and Bar, D S C

    H.M.S. Glorious, Royal Navy
    who died age 48
    on 08 June 1940
    Son of Samuel and Keziah Hughes; husband of Anne Margaret Gladys D'Oyly-Hughes, of New York City, U.S.A.
    Remembered with honour
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    liverpool annie New Member

    The memorial in Morden Dorset, to the parishes war dead including the Captain of HMS Glorious, Captain Guy D'Oyly Hughes

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