THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
WASHBOURN Richard Everley
Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Archilles

CITATION
Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Gazetted 27 December 1960, p8890

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted
Battle of the River Plate, 13 December 1939.  Who, when early in the action several splinters struck the gun director tower, at once killing three men and wounding two others inside the tower, though wounded on the head by a splinter which half stunned him and killed the man behind him, continued to control the main armament with the utmost coolness.  He set a magnificent example to the rest of the Director Tower crew, who all stood to their posts and made light of the incident.  Thus the primary control kept working and secured throughout the action a high rate of hits on the enemy

Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Gazetted 30 December 1949, p35


AWARDS
Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Distinguished Service Order
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1939-45 Star
Atlantic Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45

NOTES
Born 14 February 1910, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand
Died 8 August 1988, Onekaka, Nelson, New Zealand