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1918 Zeebrugge & Ostende Distinguished Service Medal recipient British War & Victory Medals, together with a high quality sterling silver replica of the DSM & an original Croix de Guerre (1914-17 dates) with bronze palme & star to a New Zealander. Pr impressed officially: 'MB 1858 C.D Pulsford, MM, RNVR.' Charles Douglas Pulsford, born 1887, entered RNVR service in New Zealand (noted as 'Wellington') with Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 11/11/16. Service aboard HMS's 'Hermione', 'Thames' & 'Arrogant' - though listed in London Gazette under 'Picket Boats, Motor Launches & Motor Boats'. Awarded DSM for Ops at Zeebrugge & Ostende for the night of 22/23 April, 1918. Pulsford was paid by & his medals issued by New Zealand Govt. DSM announced London Gazette # 30807, 19/7/1918. 'Ch Motor Mech. Charles Douglas Pulsford, RNVR, ON MB 1858'. Disch 1919. gVF. Scarce pr to Zeebrugge/Ostende DSM winner with copies of service docs & a copy of the book: 'The Distinguished Service Medal 1914-20' by W.H. Febyer, 1982 listing Pulsford's award. (P)AVAILABLE at A$1000