MEDALS TO ROYAL NAVY, MERCHANT NAVY & ROYAL MARINES


Lost or stolen: South Atlantic Medal (rosette) & Merchant Navy Medal (1st type) to MARTYN P. COOMBES

1914/15 Star                        F.3812. H.J. HOLIDAY, P.O.M., R.N.A.S.
British War Medal                
F.3812 H.J. HOLIDAY. A.M.1. R.N.A.S.
Victory Medal                       
F.3812 H.J. HOLIDAY. A.M.1. R.N.A.S.
Horace John Holiday was born in London 24 May 1889 and was a "silk salesman" by trade. Enlisted for the Royal Naval Air Service 8 April 1915 as Petty Officer Mechanic (E) and posted to Naval Party 4545/15. Reported slightly wounded in the Dardanelles 31 August 1915.  Reverted to Air Mechanic 1st Class 10 march 1916. Posted to Wembley February 1917. Posted to Leeds 24 November 1917. Posted to Dollis Hill 10 December 1917. Serving with Anti-Aircraft Corps 10 February 1918. Discharged 6 February 1919.
All of his service is with various Naval Parties. The RNAS were responsible for anti-aircraft defences of London from 1915. This is possibly what Horace was doing with the various Naval Parties. He did not transfer to the Royal Air Force in April 1918 and as he served in the UK on returning from Gallipoli, his war and victory medals are named to the Royal Naval Air Service.
In 1939 he was living in Nutley, Hampshire and working as a salesman. His death was registered in
Poole in 1978.
Group of Three: 225



1914/15 Star                                                               125882, G.F. HARRIS, C.Y.S., R.N.
British War Medal                                                       
125882 G.F. HARRIS. C.Y.S. R.N.
Victory Medal                                                              
125882 G.F. HARRIS. CH.YEO.SIGS. R.N.
Royal Navy Meritorious Service Medal                   
125882 G.F. HARRIS. C.Y.S. SOUTHAMPTON. WAR SERVICES.
Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal   G.F. HARRIS, CH.YEO.SIG., H.M.S. BOSCAWEN.
Geor
ge Frederick Harris was born 1 December 1868 in Duddleston, Birmingham. Enlisted January 1881 as Boy 2nd class. Signaler 3rd class HMS Sultan December 1886. Signaler 2nd class March 1887 HMS Bacchante. Qualified signaler December 1888. Leading Signaler February 1889 (Duke of Wellington); 2nd Yeoman of Signals April 1891 (Severn); Yeoman of Signals June 1892 (Boscawn); Chief Yeoman of Signals October 1900 Minotaur. Long Service Medal awarded 1901 (Boscawen). Joined Royal Fleet Reserve November 1906.
Recalled 2 August 1914 to HMS Venus. Discharged 14 August 1919.
Meritorious Service Medal awarded London Gazette 4 July 1919 for service with "the Royal Naval Transport Service."
Group of Five: 900


Defence Medal
War Medal
Royal Naval Reserve Long Service Medal (GVI)
983.E.B. W.E. HEWETT. ERA-2. R.N.R.
With box of issue for the RNR medal. Walter Edward Hewett was born in Cardiff in 1903. In September 1932 he enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve at Cardiff and was working as a marine fitter. He served on several merchant ships over this period and in 1939 was working at H.M. Dockyard, Gosport as a marine fitter. He was called up June 1939 and posted to Excellent before going to Dolphin in November. He remained there until September 1942 when he was posted to Victory. He was discharged 7 November 1945. His Long Service Medal was sent out in 1943 when he was at the Mechanical Training Establishment, Flathouse, Portsmouth.  
Group of Three: 125


Queen's South Africa Medal                                           J.R. LININGTON, M.A.A., H.M.S. GIBRALTAR.
Royal Navy Long Service Good Conduct Medal (Vic) J.R. LININGTON, M.A.A., H.M.S. IMPREGNABLE.
John Robert Linington was born in Crookhaven, Co. Cork in February 1864. Joined the Navy May 1880, Boy 2nd class. PS February 1882 (HMS Thalia); AB September 1883 (HMS Boadicea); Ship's Corporal Ocotber 1890 (Vivid); Master at Arms May 1896 (Hawke); joined Gibraltar March 1901. Joined the Essex in March 1906. In June 1906 the cruiser Essex lost a man killed by an exploding cartidge during an exercise, and Linington gave evidence at the enquirey. "The evidence of John Robert Linington, Master at Arms of the Essex was in effect that on Wednesday at about 5.30 pm whilst the Essex was engaged in attacking one of the enemy, an explosion took place in the starboard upper deck casement foremost where the deceased, who was 20 years of age, was one of the gun crew." Discharged 8 February 1907 and joined the Royal Fleet Reserve. He was mobilised for the war but only received a British War Medal, rank C.P.O. He settled in St. Budeaux, Devonshire and died 13 November 1921.
Pair: 425





Mercantile Marine War Medal   HAROLD P. HEWETSON.   45
Copy medal card with photo. Harold Percy Hewetson was serving on the War Apricot when the war ended.


Mercantile Marine War Medal   GEORGE STEPHENSON     45


Mercantile Marine War Medal   ARTHUR J. TURNER     45
Only one card with this name. Arthur James Turner, born in Leyton in 1898.


British War Medal  J.84737 J.H. BECKETT. ORD. R.N.
Victory Medal        
J.84737 J.H. BECKETT. ORD. R.N.
Copy service record. James Henry Beckett was born in London 6 February 1900 and enlisted February 1918. Served on HMS Patrol, a scout cruiser in the Irish sea. Discharged April 1919.
Pair: 50 

British War Medal          ALBERT E. SHIPLEY         35 
Copy medal card. Albert Edward Shipley was born 1879 in East Bolden. 1911 census shows him as a "Marine Engineer" living in South Shields with his wife and two children. Also awarded the Mercantile Marine War Medal. 1926 was serving as a 1st Engineer on SS Gri
pfast. Card shows that he continued to serve until November 1938. He died in South Shields in 1954.

British War Medal         K.52340 A. CUSHING. STO.2 R.N.        30
Copy service record. Naming a bit rubbed. Alfred Cushing was born in Gateshead, Durham and was a coal miner born in June 1900. He joined the Royal Navy in July 1918 and served HMS Apollo (Onslow). Discharged 14 March 1919.



British War Medal          5259T.S. F. THOMAS. ENGN. R.N.R.          38 
Copy service papers. Thomas Frederick was born in Swansea 28 March 1893, son of Thomas and Caroline Thomas. He enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve 15 March 1916. Served on  "Sabrina (Numitor)", "Halcyon", back to Numitor, then Idaho (H.T. William Colbourne). Finally "Boadacia II (Irene)". Boadacia II was the base for armed patrol trawlers. He was discharged 17 October 1918 and issued a silver war badge. Entitled to a Victory Medal.