Throughout the First World War, the many announcements of British and Commonwealth gallantry awards appeared in the various issues of The London Gazette. As part of our major monthly series covering the period of the Great War commemorations, we examine some of the actions involved and summarise all of the awards announced in November 1917.

The Q-ship HMS Dunraven in the immediate aftermath of its action against the German U-boat UC-71 on 8 August 1917. The wounded are being transferred for treatment and the various members of the three ‘panic parties’ being recalled. (USNHHC)

AMONGST THE 6,479 awards announced in The London Gazette in November 1917 can be found the name of Miss Julia Ashbourne Herbert. Born at Brighton on 26 March 1881, the daughter of F.A. Herbert, Julia had trained as a nurse at King’s College Hospital. In 1912 she had volunteered to join the Territorial Force Nursing Service (TFNS).

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