British Empire Medal, GRI Cypher (Military), 1st issue. Stoker Petty Officer A. E. Allan, Royal Navy. EF

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He was born in Liverpool on 9 April 1905 and joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker Second Class on 24 June 1924. He was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 1 May 1939. He served during the Second World War in H.M.S. Lively from 11 July 1942, and was Mentioned in Despatches for his gallantry during Operation Pedestal.
B.E.M. London Gazette 14 December 1945:
‘For great courage and devotion to duty whilst serving in H.M.S. Serene in extinguishing a fire in the boiler room where oil was in flames on the floor plates, 16 June 1945.’
M.I.D. London Gazette 8 September 1942:
‘For gallantry, skill, and seamanship in H.M. Ships… Lively… in a brilliant action against strong enemy forces, which were driven off and severely damaged. This action resulted in the safe passage to Malta of an important Convoy.’