QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA/WORLD WAR ONE GROUP TO PAYMASTER CAPTAIN GEORGE LUCKHAM
Queens South Africa Medal, no clasp, named to;
PAY'R C.M.LUCKHAM R.N. H.M.S.PEARL.
1914/15 Star trio, named to: FT PAYR.C.M.LUCKHAM R.N.(Star) PAY.COMMR.C.M.LUCKHAM.R.N.
Medals about good very fine, court mounted for wear.
Charles Minty Luckham was born in Wareham, Dorset on 23rd September, 1866.The 1871 census records him living at The Farm House, Studland, Wareham, Dorset, where his Father is a Farmer. He was educated privately and at Honiton Grammar School .He entered the Royal Navy as an Assistant Clerk at Duke of Wellington 16th July, 1883.Appointed to H.M.S. Rupert as Clerk on 11th July 1884,he was promoted Assistant Paymaster 23 September 1887.Continuing to serve ashore and afloat, his most notable appointments were H.M.S. Penelope on the Cape, South Africa Station 7th December 1895,promoted Paymaster 19th August 1899,H.M.S.Magnificent. 1st June 1899 as Personal Secretary to the second in command of the Channel Squadron, H.M.S. Pearl. 17th December 1901,Royal Arthur and H.M.S. Euryalus as Personal Secretary to the Commander In Chief Australia,10th November 1902, appointed Victory 1906 for victualling and Meat courses, Victory for leave 24th March.1906, Victory for for study abroad 3rd May,1906.Appointed H.M.S. Terpsichore 10th November 1906,Joining Victory and appointed Fleet Paymaster on 1st March, 1908.
Appointed Personal Secretary to the Commander in Chief, Portsmouth Command 23rd March 1908,appointed H.M.S. Hecla 10th May 1910,H.M.S. Topaz 1st May 1912,H.M.S.Dido 29th August 1913,Attentive II 1st January 1914,H.M.S.Hecla 11th May 1914,Dolphin 11th May 1917, and appointed to The Royal Naval College, Isle of Wight 15th January 1920.Promoted Paymaster Captain 1st January 1921,appointed Victory II 21st May 1921,placed on half pay 18th June, 1921 and retired as Paymaster Captain on 12th October 1921.He died at Wyke Regis, Dorset on 26th September 1934, and left a Widow Mary Emmeline.
His Son, Cyril Luckham was a well known Film, Television and Stage actor whose most notable rolls were "A Man for all Seasons" "The Guardians" and "The Alphabet Murders ".He was a familiar face on the small screen in the 1960's and 1970's appearing in many Television Shows and plays. Like his Father he had joined the Royal Navy, but had been Invalided out in 1931.He died in 1989.
Comes with copied service papers, typed synopsis of his career, etc.