Oswald Erling Rygh

The information on registered seafarers is not in all cases complete. As new sources are studied, information on engagements and medals etc. will be added to some of the already registered seafarers.

Date of birth

September 24, 1892

Date of death

August 30, 1975

Parents

Urmaker Johannes Rygh (f. 1867, d. 1937) og Petra Rygh f. Almås (f. 1869, d. 1959)

Gender

Male

Nationality

Norway flaggNorway

Birthplace

Volda, Ålesund

Place of living

Midgardveien 8, Jar i Bærum

County

Møre og RomsdalAkershus

Rank

Styrmann

Education

SkipsførerskoleStyrmannskole (r)

Other

  • Participant in WW1
  • Participant in WW2
  • Award
    Date of award
    12/15/1944

    Justification

    Kgl. Res. Krigsmedaljen, for fortjeneste av Fedrelandet under krig.

    Award
    Date of award
    4/22/1988

    Justification

    "Særlig lang og innsatsfylt tjeneste på norske og/eller allierte handelsskip under verdenskrigen 1939-45 og derved ytet Norges sak store tjenester".

    Going through new source material in order to document the war sailors and their history is an ongoing and extensive effort, and there exist no complete register over decorations awarded. Infomation about medals will therefore be registered gradually and be based on different source materials. The war sailors were awarded medals both during and after the war. Do you want to read more about decorations, then please study this page: Decorations