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Medals to HMS Ophir, Juno and St George 2 months 1 week ago #61984

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This man served on Ophir but not in the Boer War

Four to Leading Stoker J. Ezard, R.N. 1914-15 Star (Sto. 1); B.W.M.; Victory Medal; Naval L.S. & G.C., Geo. V (Act. Ldg. Sto., H.M.S. Wahine),

H.M.S. Wahine, 4,436 tons, was a requisitioned passenger ship, originally used as a fleet messenger but then converted into a successful minelayer. She was sold out of the service in 1919 after laying a total of 11,378 mines between July 1916 and the Armistice.

Sold with original parchment Certificate of Service, a testimonial from Wahine's commander, another official document and an extremely interesting manuscript drary covering the recipient's service as a stoker in H.M.S.
Ophir in 1901. Ophir, an Orient Line steamer, was chartered as a temporary royal yacht to convey the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall & York (later King George V & Queen Mary) on a tour of the Empire following the accession of King Edward VII. This highly successful tour included a visit to Australia to open the first parliament there - a programme for the occasion being included in the diary - and took the royal party to many different locations in a round-trip which lasted seven months.

From Bonhams, 1997.

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I have updated the initial post with a roll for the 3 ships and started to record to which ship the medal was named.

If you come across any QSAs associated with Ophir, St George or Juno, please let me know and I will update the post.

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Described as "The Royal Tour 1901: Or the Cruise of H.M.S. Ophir Being a Lower Deck Account of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York" by Harry Price (who is not listed on the roll).




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HMS Ophir at Durban.

A plate from the book: The web of empire: a diary of the imperial tour of their Royal Highnesses the Duke & Duchess of Cornwall & York in 1901. Author: Donald Mackenzie Wallace. Pub. 1902.


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