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Large, Edwin Ryder (Ted) (?–1928)

from Brisbane Courier

Captain Edwin Ryder Large, master of the steamer City of Harvard, which is lying at Kidderpore Docks, Calcutta, was found dead in his cabin this morning, with a gunshot wound in the head.

Captain Large served with the Fleet in the European War, from 1914 to 1918. He was attached to the Gallipoli Expedition (1915-16) from the first landing to the final evacuation, and was mentioned in despatches. He was successful in several gunnery actions against enemy submarines, and was awarded the D.S.O. He received the appreciation of the Commonwealth for services rendered under the Australian Government, and also received the appreciation of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty on three occasions. He was awarded Lloyd's silver medal for meritorious services, Lloyd's silver medal for saving life at sea, and the Royal Humane Society's bronze medal for jumping overboard during a heavy sea and rescuing a seaman who had fallen overboard. In 1919 he was awarded the O.B.E. for services in connection with the inquiries into submarine attacks on British merchant vessels.

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