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Old 29-03-2012, 10:26
patlee101@live.com.au patlee101@live.com.au is offline
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Hi all my Uncle Arthur Steven Kingston-Lee, CPO served on the P311 need more info on him ? I live in Australia,an ex Nasho, RAAF, and now a retired Plasterer. Cheers, pat lee
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Old 29-03-2012, 14:08
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Hello Kingy, here is your uncles Submarine Service final notation. You will notice that he received the award of DSM whilst serving in HMS/m UTMOST.
He received the award at the Investure at Buckingham Palace 19 May 1942. Must then have been posted to P.311 - Later to have been named TUTANKHAMEN

LEE ARTHUR STEPHEN KINGSTON CPO P/J 113443
DSM RN SM P.311 08.01.43 X 33 230909 C PORTSMOUTH 73 - 1 PORTSMOUTH 6 - 396
Son of Ernest K. and Hilda Lee ; husband of Grace Gladys Lee, of Chingford, Essex.
HMS MAIDSTONE. JS 200834.
Awarded Distinguished Service Medal.
London Gazette 29 July 1941 - Successful Patrols in February and March 1941. Torpedoed four Transports.
Invested 19.5.42. (HMS/m UTMOST).

RESURGAM

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Old 01-04-2012, 01:20
patlee101@live.com.au patlee101@live.com.au is offline
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Thankyou Dennis a good piece of info, now i had better get the grey matter working and do more research re his family, apparently his father sisters and brothers lost contact with his wife and two boys shortly after the P311 was lost. Cheers for now keep well. Kingy
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:52
dennis a feary dennis a feary is offline
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OK Pat, pleased to have been of some little help.
Further to last posting - his RN number gives that P makes him a Portsmouth Rating - J that he was Seaman Grade - and as he joined submarines in 1934 he must have served on other boats. If you get his RN Service Record I believe that mambers of this Forum would be pleased to see it.
As to his DSM presentation it may well be that there is a picture of the event in newspapers at the time, or in `War Illustrated'.

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