Sold with a quantity of original documentation, including a letter to his parents whilst serving in the Dardanelles in H.M.S. London (dated 5.5.1915); a Certificate of Service for time aboard H.M.S. Fervent (8.9.1939 to 21.6.1940) and a similar document for services as Senior Officer, 1st Corvette Flotilla and Reserve Fleet, Harwich (10.9.1944 to 31.7.1945); and a Greetings Card from H.M.S. Mallard, with caricatures of the Ship's Officers including the recipient.
D.S.C. London Gazette 11.12.1945 'For distinguished service during the War in Europe'.
Mention in Despatches London Gazette 16.8.1940. Recommendation states 'Between Noon on 30 May and 0815 Hours on 4 June 1940, Lieutenant De Mauny was continuously engaged under way on evacuation duties without any intermission. He commanded in succession Ocean Breeze, Haig and then as Navigator in a group of Skoots, in Pascholl. He brought back more than 300 troops from Dunkirk beach in surf conditions on two separate occasions and was notably more successful than other small craft working in the same areas. On 31 May, when he was eight hours off the coast, his ship was subjected to continuous air attack. He displayed great devotion to duty under fire, and marked initiative, and was favourably reported upon by his Senior Officers on more than one occasion'.
Commander Victor Alexander Christian Henry George de Mauny D.S.C., was serving in the Patrol Sloop H.M.S. Mallard at the time of being decorated, which ship had been employed in coastal escort operations and held the Battle Honour 'North Sea 1941-43'.