EviiR AGS MEDAL Clasp 'SOMALILAND 1902-04' & 1914/15 TRIO to LIEUT Denis Agar Richard KIRWAN R.N. Earned his AGS for service on H.M.S. Pomone. In October 1914 he saw action off the Belgian coast whilst serving on HMS Brilliant

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LIEUT D.A.R.KIRWAN R.N. (on trio)

Denis Agar Richard Kirwan, born Dublin 1878

An H.M.S. Britannia (Training Ship) Entrant of July 1892, having been accepted for cadetship following examinations, coming 47th of 154 competitors in order of merit

Midshipman 1894

Promoted Sub-Lieutenant 1898 & Lieut 31/12/00

Qualified for his AGS whilst serving on HMS Pomone 31/12/00 to 11/3/03

Promoted Lieut-Commander 31/12/08

Served on HMS Brilliant from 7/9/14

Note: On 23/10/14 HMS Brilliant, together with sister ship HMS Sirius plus several sloops & destroyers, shelled German troops on the Belgian coast. On 28/10/14 HMS Brilliant was on similar duty when she was hit by German return fire, killing one of her crew and wounding several more.

Discharged to Half Pay 6/1/15

A few days later, on 15/1/15 he was arrested as Drunk & Disorderly at the Empire Music Hall, Leicester Square, London

His name was subsequently removed from the Emergency List 17/2/15

Author of 'Pedigree of the Kirwan Family: Compiled from Originals' 1939

With Officers Service Papers plus other supporting documentation

Condition: Minor edge knock on lightly polished AGS, VF+; Trio toned GVF