1914/15 STAR TRIO-TO ROSS-ENGINEER LIEUTENANT ROYAL NAVY
1914/15 Star trio,named to: CH ART.ENG.C.H.ROSS R.N.Medals about good very fine, mounted on card for display.
George Henry Ross was born on 29th September, 1867 at Portsmouth.He entered the Royal Navy on 11th November,1889,as an Acting Engine room Artificer,trade given as a fitter and turner.
He served on numerous Ships and Shore establishments,and was promoted to Artificer Egineer on 31st March, 1902. No Officers papers found,but group comes with a typed record of Navy Lists,of appointments and dates, starting April, 1902.
Chief Artificer Engineer 1/10/1911
Engineer Lieutenant 27/07/1920
Assistant Engineer Commander July 1919.
He served on numerous Ships, WW1 service includes FAIRY/TERRIBLE/LILAC/SAPHO and ZARIA.He is shown on the Retired list of October, 1920.He would have been aboard Sappho when it was planned to sink her in Ostend harbour on the second Ostend raid, but this had to be abandoned on the day of the raid, when she suffered severe engine damage in a minor explosion.He had previously been court martialled on 12th October 1916, being severly reprimanded for "Negligently performing his duty"
Comes with copied service papers, and typed lists of Ships and appointments extracted from The Navy Lists