MEDALS TO ROYAL NAVY, MERCHANT NAVY & ROYAL MARINES
Lost or stolen: South Atlantic Medal (rosette) & Merchant Navy Medal (1sttype) to MARTYN P. COOMBES
Royal Navy Long Service Good Conduct Medal M.35303 A.B. CLARK. O.A.1. H.M.S. SUFFOLK. £90
Copy service papers. Alexander Bertram Clark was from Swindon and enlisted in January 1920, aged 28. His service sheet has "Late M.C.S. -
on MC2490" - The Mine Clearance Service. Served on HMS Columbine (1921-23), Centurion, Dauntless, Excellent, Nelson, Suffolk, Malaya and Boscawen. Awarded LSGC 1934 and the Naval General Service Medal for Palestine. Also entitled to some medals for WWII service. Pensioned August 1941.
British War Medal ALBERT E. THURGOOD
Mercantile Marine War Medal ALBERT E. THURGOOD.
Copy medal card and research. Albert Edward Thurgood was born in 7 March 1883 in West Ham.
He was a Chief Cook and continued serving after the war. In 1939 he is shown living in Barking and his occupation is listed as "R/N/A/R/ Chief Cook" and what looks like "H.M.S. Jervis Bay". He must have left the ship as he has another card dated Janaury 1941. The Jervis Bay was sunk in November 1940 with a different Chief Cook on board. Thurgood does not appear on the roll of WW2 medals for the Merchant Navy.
Paymaster Lieutenant Walter Barrington Dix
Royal Naval Reserve
A.S.S.T. PAYR W.B. DIX,
British War Medal PAYR. LT. W.B. DIX. R.N.R.
Victory Medal PAYR. LT. W.B. DIX. R.N.R.
Group mounted as worn, Victory medal has detached. Copy service record and research.
Walter Barrington Dix was born in Gloucester in 1889 and educated at Sir Thomas Riche's School, Gloucester. He passed examinations in accountancy and received a scholarship to continue his studies while working as a clerk in the City Treasurers Office, Gloucester.
Appointed Temporary Assistant Paymaster, Royal Naval Reserve in March 1915. Served on HMS Rinaldo as Assistant-Paymaster in Charge. This Condor Class sloop served off East Africa from 1916 to the end of the war. Acting Paymaster 1918. Paymaster Lieutenant March 1919. Demobilized 15 November 1919. In 1939 he was living in Evesham, working as an Incorporated Accountant, and a volunteer at the ARP Report Centre, and chairman of Evesham British Legion. He died 19 January 1980 at his home in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham.
||Royal Naval Reserve Long Service Medal (EdVII) 82275
Copy roll. Medal awarded 6 September 1910 and sent to Belfast.
Royal Naval Reserve Long Service Medal (EdVII) L1350 D. BURKE. SEAN.2CL. R.N.R. £65
Copy roll. Medal awarded 22 January 1912 and sent to Galway.
Victory Medal S.LT. A. KIRBY. R.N.R. £35
Copy research. There is no Sub-Lieutenant A. Kirby with the RNR but there is a Sub-Lt. Alfred Kirkby. Passed Certificate of Competency as a First Mate and was commissioned in the Royal Naval Reserve 1917. Posted to oiler RFA Viscol. 1 August 1919 he was appointed Master of the Viscol and left her in April 1920. With copy of a photo showing Alfred in uniform with his family.
British War Medal J.84737 J.H. BECKETT. ORD. R.N.
J.35615. H. CURTIS,
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 Gripfast. 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.
Medal 5259T.S. F. THOMAS. ENGN. R.N.R.
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 P.O.2088S -L.CPL. J. ASTLEY. R.M.L.I. £25
Copy records. Joseph Astley enlisted December 1915, aged 29. Served in France from September 1917 with 2nd Royal Marine Battalion. Discharged January 1922. Entitled to British War Medal.
Victory Medal 209036 W.J. CONNARD. L.S. R.N. £20
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.
| General Service Medal Borneo K.941536 R.A.G. NEWMAN.
Pingat Jasa Malaysia
General Service Medal Northern Ireland MEM(M)1 H D PAGE D224405J RN £85
Marine Engineering Mechanic (Mechanical).