O.B.E. London Gazette 10.10.1919.
Mention in Despatches London Gazette 29.8.1919.
Wing Commander Alfred Thomas Nye, O.B.E., was born in January 1879, the son of Engineer Captain A.J. Nye, M.V.O., a Royal Yachtsman (See Lot 861), and entered the Royal Navy as an Assistant Clerk in January 1897. Attached to H.M.S. Maidstone, the Submarine Depot Ship in October 1912, it is interesting to speculate whether his diving skills came into use - see accompanying photograph taken from his father's archive. Advanced to Staff Paymaster in May 1913, Nye joined the Light Cruiser Lowestoft in March of the following year, in which ship he served until late 1916, thereby witnessing the Battles of Heligoland Bight and Dogger Bank. Further advanced to Paymaster Commander in May 1915 and to Fleet Paymaster in May 1917, he was attached to the Royal Naval Air Service sometime in the latter year, and transferred to the Royal Air Force as a Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel in early 1918, this latter appointment culminating in his appointment to O.B.E. in late 1919, in the rank of Wing Commander.