H.M.S. Jupiter
"stuck in ice"


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

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 

1914/15 Star
       W.S.A. 2014 A.E. BARTLETT, 2.HD. R.N.R.
British War Medal    W.S.A. 2014. A.E. BARTLETT. SKR. R.N.R.
Victory Medal           
W.S.A. 2014. A.E. BARTLETT. SKR. R.N.R.       
1939-45 Star
British War Medal

Royal Naval Reserve Long Service Medal bar  2957 C.  A.E. BARTLETT. SMN. R.N.R. 
Medal of Zeal (Czar Nicholas II) C.2957 A.E. BARTLETT, SEA. R.N.R. H.M.S. JUPITER.

All in original boxes of issue. Imperial Russian Medal of Zeal in named box of issue, which has the Imperial Russian eagle on front of box.
WW2 medals in box addressed to Mr. A.E. Barnett, 46 Station Hill, Brixham, S. Devon. (issue slip confirms the 2 medals).
Arthur Eames Bartlett was born in Brixham 14 October 1881. He worked as a fishing boat crewman and enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve in 1903. Trawler Section 1913. Posted to HMS Jupiter 16 August 1914. On 5 February 1915 Jupiter left the Tyne to attempt the voyage to Arkangelsk, North Russia, which would mean breaking through the ice - in effect the first Arctic Convoy. Ship's log sates: "12 February 1915. Steaming through solid ice. 3.40 pm Ship stuck in ice. Dropped starboard bower anchor to try and crack ice. Hands employed trying to free ship. 7.14 pm ship freed. Proceeded. ....  13 February 1915 7.45 pm stuck fast in ice. Stopped for the night. .... 14 February 1915: 7.20 pm Ice breaker Canada arrived. Decided Jupiter should accompany Canada to Aleksandrovsk.  .... 17 February 1915: 4 pm very heavy ice, making no progress. .... 18 February: 3.45 pm ship clear of ice field. ... 20 February: Alexandrovsk." After repairs and recoaling she left port 27 February for Arkhangel. "9.30 am reached reached ice field. Course as requisite for getting through ice field. ... 1 March 1915. 11.22 am Stopped. Ice impassable. 3 March 11.10 am ship stuck in ice. ... 4 March 11.45 am stopped ice very heavy.... 5 March 11.40 am stopped to shore up bulkhead. 1.05 pm Ship brought up in ice. Stopped." Next few days were spent forcing ship forward but then having to stop. "8 March: Ship fast in ice. Gave up attempt to proceed. 9 March 7.30 am Torpedo party blasting ice to free ship." From 10 to 27 March Jupiter struggled forward, having to put out parties to blast the ice most days and helping to free other ships that were stuck. Finally on 27 March 10.30 pm she reached Arkhangel. She then spent time recoaling, resupplying and repairing the ship. "6 April This is the first day that HMS Jupiter has been in north Russia on which the air temperature has risen above freezing." 8 April Jupiter set off on the return journey, which was similar to the first leg, regularly having to blast the ice to free the ship. Arrived at Alexandrovsk 16 April. The Czar decorated the officers and crew of Jupiter for the service, the officers receiving Orders and the men the medal of Zeal on the St. Stanislaus ribbon. On return to UK he was posted to Columbine July 1915. To Vale of Clyde October 1915 (minesweeping trawler based at Granton). Posted to HMT Gunner June 1916 (Skipper). This was a decoy vessel (Q31). To HM Trawler Dreel Castle December 1917. At the end of the war he was appointed 2nd Hand on the trawler "Girl Inez".
1922 awarded the Royal Naval Reserve Long Service Medal. July 1924 as Skipper of "Cygnet" (both Brixham trawlers). Placed on Retired List RNR 14 October 1931. Clasp to RNR Long Service Medal awarded February 1935. June 1940 ordered to report to Europa (Depot, Royal Naval Patrol Service, Lowestoft). Appointed Skipper of Dorade II (armed yacht). April 1941 posted to Claverhouse (Edinburgh. Merchant Navy Defence Course). October 1943 to Europa (Skipper Lieutenant). Released from service 23 August 1945. In 1948 he applied for the Reserve Decoration but was informed that under revised Admiralty rules only officers who were on the Reserve from 1934 onwards would qualify. He died in Brixham 22 August 1958.
Group of Seven: 925          
(payment by cheque or bank transfer) RESERVED

William Carrington Smith

Naval General Service Medal  Persian Gulf 1909-1914 J.6219 W.C. SMITH, A.B., H.M.S. HIGHFLYER.  200  (payment by cheque or bank transfer)
William Carrington Smith was born 1874 in Rochester, Kent and joined the Navy December 1909. Joined Highflyer January 1911. September 1914 joined HMS Laurel (Harwich Force destroyer). October 1915 moved to Marshal Soult. December 1916 to Dolphin for the submarine service. February 1917 to submarine C19. January 1919 to K15, January 1920 to K6, 17 January 1921 to K5. 20 January she took part in an exercise 120 miles SW of the Scilly Isles. K5 signaled that she was diving and was never heard from again. All 57 crew were lost, including Smith.

George Walker

China Medal (1900) Taku Forts / Relief of Pekin   G.W. WALKER. LG.SEAN.H.M.S.BARFLEUR.
1914/15 Star                                                   160273, G.W. WALKER. C.P.O., R.N.
British War Medal                                                        160237 G.W. WALKER. C.P.O. R.N.
Victory Medal                                                               160237 G.W. WALJER. C.P.O. R.N.
RN Long Service Good Conduct Medal                     G.W. WALKER. P.O. 1 CL. H.M.S. LORD NELSON.
Two numbers transposed on Star. George Walter Walker was born 22 November 1875 and joined the navy in April 1891. Joined HMS Barfleur in June 1898 and served in the China Campaign; medal roll confirms both clasps, two-clasp medals to the Royal Navy are scarce. LSGC awarded in December 1908. In 1914 joined HMS Shannon (armoured cruiser) and stayed on her until August 1916. In February 1917 joined HMS Bacchante which patrolled off the West African coast until the end of the war.
Group of Five: 975

Royal Navy Long Service Good Conduct Medal (Ed.VII)  138513 JOHN ROWE, COMD. BTN, H.M. COAST GUARD85  
Copy records. John Rowe was born in Somerset in 1871 and enlisted into the Royal Navy in September 1886. Served on Royal Adelaide, Ruby, Wildfire, Orlando, Mildura, Crescent, Stork and Rodney. Transferred to Coast Guard as a Boatman in 1905. Invalided in September 1916 with what looks like "mental disease". Entitled to British War Medal.

1914/15 Star                                              C.Z. 4445 W. DAWSON. A.B. R.N.V.R.
British War Medal                                       C.Z. 4445 W. DAWSON. A.B. R.N.V.R.
Victory Medal                                              C.Z. 4445 W. DAWSON. A.B. R.N.V.R.
Copy records. William Dawson was from Denny, Stirlingshire and enlisted in May 1915 and was posted to Drake Battalion as a Machine Gunner in France. Returned to UK and admitted to R.N. Hospital Haslar July 1916 with "GSW back and right arm".  Rejoined Battalion and reported missing in action 30 December 1917 (Battle of Cambrai) and in February 1918 confirmed as a Prisoner of War, being held at Limburg in Germany. Repatriated and arrived in Hull in December 1918. Demobilized 19 February 1919.
Trio: 150

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.

British War Medal       
9270S A. DAVIES. STO. R.N.R.             38
Copy service papers.  Anthony Davies was born in Swansea 29 December 1892, son of Ivan and Mary Davies. Enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve 13 May 1916. Served HMS Warspite until discharged 16 February 1919. Entitled to Victory Medal.

Victory Medal            K.8672 A.C. LIPSCOMB. L.STO. R.N.  15
Alfred Charles Lipscomb was born in St. Georges, London in 1891 and joined the navy in 1910. Served on Venerable 1911 to 1916, Blanche 1916-17 and ended the war on Caesar. Discharged 1923 and served with the merchant navy for a period. He died in London in 1953.

Victory Medal             
209036 W.J. CONNARD. L.S. R.N.           15
Copy papers. Walter Jones Connard, born 7 Sept. 1883 in Southport, Lancashire. Joined the navy 7 Marchy 1900 and served on HMS Agincourt, Amphitrite, Black Prince, Commonwealth (1914 to August 1917), Aquitania (Jan 1918 to Jan. 1919), Emperor of India. Discharged 21 July 1922 with rank of Petty Officer.