John P Scullard


The Royal Navy Officers Medal Roll 1914-1920 lists him as a Paymaster Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve who was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the Victory and the British War Medal. He is known to have served as an Engineer Lieutenant on HMS Derwent in 1908. He was gazetted (17 November 1917, page 11924) for the Legion d'honneur when HMS Falmouth was attacked on two successive days by two U Boats, on 19 and 20 August 1917. And he was awarded the Italian Medaglia al Valore Militare for gallantry in the same action.

A John P. Scullard was listed in the 1901 Census as having been born in Belfast, Ireland in 1880. Aged 21, single and employed as a bank clerk, he was living with his brother at 136, Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London. His connection with Wheatley is not clear.

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