MILITARY MEDAL,BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS-WITH GALLANTRY CARD-TO BLATCHFORD,1/ROYAL WARWICKS
Military Medal,British War and Victory Medals.
MM named to: 40950 PTE.W.F.BLATCHFORD I/R.WAR.R.
British War and Victory Medals named to: 40950 CPL.W.F.BLATCHFORD.R.WAR.R.
Comes with 4th Division Gallantry card,which reads: "The Major General Commanding 4th Division has received a report of the gallant conduct of 40950 Private W.Blatchford,1st. Bn.Royal Warwick Regt.and he w... read more
BWM/VICTORY MEDAL-OAKEY(M.B.E.)-R.N.V.R-TRAINED AS A PILOT IN THE R.N.A.S.
British War and Victory Medals named to: LIEUT W.H.OAKEY
R.N.V.R.(also entitled to a 1914/15 Star)
Wesley Howard Oakey was born in 1891.Previously a student at the School of Shipping.
He entered the R.N.A.S.on 13/06/1915 as a temporary Flight Sub-Lieutenant,as a trainee Pilot.His papers,under remarks column states that:
"Has been rather nervous, but now looks like b... read more
VERY EARLY NAVAL CASUALTY-SLATER-DIED 2 SEPTEMBER 1914 H.M.DRIFTER "EYRIE"-WITH HIS FATHERS 1914/15 STAR-SKIPPER R.N.R.WHO ALSO SERVED ON EYRIE
1914/15 Star trio named to: DA888 W.G.SLATER D.H.R.N.R.
888DA Deckhand William John Slater H.M.Drifter "Eyrie" died on 02/09/1914 aged 18 years- when "Eyrie" hit a mine on the outer dowsing.He was the Son of Gertrude Slater,of 59,Maidstone Road,Lowestoft.He is commemorated on The Chatham Memorial.
Six men were drowned when the Eyrie was sunk,out of a crew of eleven.The Eyrie had ... read more