M.B.E.GROUP OF FIVE TO SHIPWRIGHT COMMANDER ALFRED CHARLES SMITH
Order of the British Empire members badge(Military Division) Queens South Africa Medal,no clasp, this named to; CARP.C.SMITH, R.N. H.M.S. PEARL.(Large impressed naming)
1914/15 Star, named to: CH.CARP.A.C.SMITH.
British War and Victory Medals, named to: SHPT.LT.A.C. SMITH.(B.W.M.off re-impressed)
Medals good very fine to extremely fine,the M.B.E.suspension slightly bent.
Alfred Charles Smith was born in Torpoint, Cornwall, on 18th September, 1866.
He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 22nd October,1889.He served on numerous Ships and shore establishments,serving on H.M.S.Pearl on the Cape Station,in the Boer War.In WW1 he was serving on H.M.S.Thunderer,and on 07/01/1916 was appointed Brrack Master at Cranwell.For his services there he was awarded the M.B.E.(London Gazette 27th June, 1919: Shipwright Lieutenant Alfred Charles Smith,For valuable services as Barrack Master,Cranwell Air Station.)
He was placed on the retired list on 18/09/1921,and was confirmed in the rank of Shipwright Lietenant Commander (Retd) 13th September 1926.
He died on 13th May, 1930.
Comes with copied Rating's and Officers Naval papers.