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LT. COMMR. H. O. MOCK. R.N.V.R.

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I have a British War Medal 1914-20 and a US Navy Cross (WWI) named to Lt. Commr. H. O. Mock, RNVR.

Can anyone tell me anything about this WWI British Naval Officer?

I looked at the London Gazette Website and could narrow it to record ADM 337/117. But I could not figure out how to reserach this record. Can you open this up on line?

Cheers...James

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Hi James and welcome

Here is an interesting article with potentially your guy getting a mention, nothing else found as yet, I will let you know

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/aug/26/military.johnezard

Hi Simon F.-

Thank you for your response. You have found info that I did not have. The only other thing that I know about Lt Comm H. O. Mock is that he appears in one sentence in a book titled "The Yankee Mining Squadron" at page 26. In WWI, the American mines needed anchors with automatic depth regulation. The British had made important changes to mines during WWI and the Americans needed these improvement in order to plant mines at the intended levels in deeper water. "Three British officers of considerable mining experience assisted here, Lieut. Commander H. O. Mock, R.N.R., Lieutenant R. H. DeSalis, R.N. and Lieut. Commander Harold Isherwood, R.N.V.R. The Last was an expert designerand had an important part in planning our new mine anchor, which was similar to a late model British mine anchor"

Note this American book says Mock is R.N.R. but the medal is inscribed R.N.V.R. I will rely on the Bitish Medal. Only 28 British Officers were awarded the US Navy Cross in WWI. Two of these officers were Lt. Commander Mock and Lt. Commander Isherwood.

Who was H. O. Mock?

Cheers...James

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Hi James, no problems at all, glad to be of help.

You will find mention of Mock on chpt 44/45 in this text, but there may be more? He is mentioned as RNVR here..

http://www.archive.org/stream/northernbarr...itrich_djvu.txt

For others who may be interested here is a link to the Yankee Mining Squadron

http://www.archive.org/stream/yankeemining...00belk_djvu.txt

Edited by Simon F

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My Grandmother is Herbert Mocks RNVR brother, although your enquiry is dated 2009 are you still interested I can give some information                          

Swan saunders 

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