William Stratford Clouston DSC, RN

Born  13 Mar 1908

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1 Nov 1929 S.Lt.
1 Apr 1931 Lt.
1 Apr 1939 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1944 Cdr.

Retired: 14 Feb 1949


5 Jan 1944 DSC (1)

Warship Commands listed for William Stratford Clouston, RN

HMS Cleveland (L 46)Lt.Cdr.Escort destroyer31 Jul 194010 Oct 1941
HMS Inconstant (H 49)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer3 Feb 19421 May 1943
HMS Scorpion (ii) (G 72)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer5 Apr 1943Oct 1944

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Destroyer HMS Inconstant (H 49)

12 Dec 1942
The British merchant Empire Gull is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-177 in the Mozambique Channel west of Maputo, Portuguese East Africa in position 26?15'S, 34?40'E. Later the British destroyer HMS Inconstant (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Clouston, RN) and the British corvette HMS Freesia (Lt. R.A. Cherry, RNR) together pick up 44 survivors.


  1. DSC awarded on 5 January 1944

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