Leading Stoker E. Morris, Royal Navy, enlisted in the Royal Navy on 10 November 1896 and spent his entire Great War service in HMS Britannia. He survived her sinking off Cape Trafalgar on 9 November 1918, just two days before the armistice, when she was torpedoed by German submarine UB50 with the loss of 50 men. (DNW)
(Grey Funnel Collection)
Pastel on paper
1914-15 Star, BWM & VM, 1952 Coronation medal, LS&GC
1914-15 Star, BWM & VM, Memorial Plaque.
Killed when HMS Ariel was mined and sunk in the North Sea in August 1918
1914-15 Star, BWM & VM. Memorial Plaque.
Killed in action when HMS Hawk was sunk by a torpedo from the German submarine U.9, 15 October 1914
Able Seaman G. L. Dugger, Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Reserve, who served in HMS Repulse during the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight
1914-15 Star (172973 G. L. Dugger, A.B., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (172973 G. L. Dugger. A.B. R.N.); Royal Fleet Reserve L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (172973 (CH. B. 897) G. L. Dugger. A.B. R.F.R.)
D.S.M. London Gazette 15th February 1919. 'For services in monitors off the Belgian Coast between the 1st July and 11th November 1918.'
A Great War anti-U-boat operations DSM awarded to 2nd Hand W.Butler, Royal Naval Reserve, who saw service in Q-ship Corrie Roy.
D.S.M. London Gazette 26th April 1918. 'For services in action with enemy submarines.'
Stoker 1st Class A. E. Bessant served in HMS Queen Mary during the First Battle of Heligoland Bight on the 28 August 1914.
Alfred Bessant was born on 3 April 1894 and enlisted in the Royal Navy on 11 November 1912. He was given a free discharge on 19 March 1920, before joining the Royal Fleet Reserve on 12 April 1921, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 24 May 1928.
A rare Great War 'Thames Estuary' casualty group of three awarded to Stoker 2nd Class T. E. Griffiths, Royal Navy, who perished when the destroyer HMS Recruit was struck by a torpedo launched by the German submarine U-6 which virtually cut her in two. The enemy submarine then rose to the surface and began shooting at survivors from its deck gun.
(Spink & Son)
British War and Victory Medals (F.33481 J. V. L. Gooch. A.M.1 R.N.A.S.)
Able Seaman R. Nicholson, Royal Navy, who was killed in action at the Battle of Jutland, 1 June 1916, when HMS Black Prince exploded and sank with all hands.
Robert Nicholson joined the Royal Navy on 25 January 1913. He joined the cruiser HMS Black Prince on 21 April 1914, and served in her during the Great War. He was killed in action at the Battle of Jutland on 1 June 1916.
Provenance: Dix Noonan Webb
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During the late afternoon and night of 31 May the Black Prince had lost touch with the main fleet, and at about 00.15 on 1 June she found herself 1,600 yards from ships of the German 1st Battle Squadron. Illuminated by searchlights, several German battleships then swept her with fire at point blank range. Unable to respond, she burst into flames and four minutes later after a terrific explosion she sank with all hands - 37 officers, 815 ratings, and 5 civilians. Nicholson is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. (DNW)
1914-15 Star (269515 A. Pike. Act. C.E.R.A.3, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (269515 A. Pike. C.E.R.A.2 R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (269515 Arthur Pike, E.R.A. 1Cl. H.M.S. Indus.)
Served in HMS Tiger at the Battles of Dogger Bank and Jutland
1914-15 Star (J.3372, W. S. Delaney. A.B., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (J.3372. W. S. Delaney. A.B. R.N.); Royal Fleet Reserve L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (J.3372 Dev. A. 6990 W. S. Delaney. A.B. R.F.R.)
Served in HMS Lion at the Battles of Dogger Bank and Jutland
The British War Medal awarded to Leading Stoker M. J. Richardson, Royal Navy, who was killed in action when HMS Queen Mary was sunk during the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916
British War Medal 1914-20 (200261 M. J. Richardson L.Sto R.N.); Memorial Plaque (Moses James Richardson)
Able Seaman C. B. Farmery was a veteran of the Battle of Jutland who afterwards served aboard the Q-ship Stonecrop which sank the U-151 on 17 September 1917, but was herself torpedoed and sunk by the U-43 the very next day; one of only 10 survivors of the sinking, Farmery survived a second sinking when HMS Sword Dance struck a mine in the River Dvina in June 1919.