Recently procured this neat medal group to Samuel John Lean - Chief Shipwright RN.
Samuel is born in December 1862 and joins the RN in 1892.
He serves onboard HMS Pelorus between 01st July 1899 and 28th June 1901 as a Carpenter's mate.
He also serves in the Great War and is awarded the WW1 trio.
He is also awarded the RN LSGC medal.
I haven't done enough research as yet, but I found an interesting note in his records that he was invalided on the 07th June 1915 with a note "disease brain". Will look into that in time.
(John) Walter Penellum was born in South Brent, Devon, on 20 November 1880 and entered naval service as a Boy 2nd Class in H.M.S. Impregnable on 19 June 1897, serving during the Boer War in HMS Pelorus from 1 July 1899 to 31 August 1900.
QSA (0) (J. H [sic]. Hunt, Sto: HMS Pelorus.) small impressed naming;
1914-15 Star (291474, J. M. Hunt. S.P.O., R.N.);
BWM and VM (291474 J. M. Hunt. S.P.O. R.N.);
Royal Navy LS&GC GV, 1st issue (291474 J. M. Hunt. Ldg. Sto. HMS Talbot:)
Approximately 215 (0) Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to HMS Pelorus.
James May Hunt was born at Bedminster, Somerset, on 29 July 1880 and joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class on 21 February 1899. He joined HMS Pelorus on 8 September 1899, was promoted Stoker on 1 November of that year, and served in her during the Boer War. Advanced Leading Stoker on 12 August 1912, he was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 2 March 1914 whilst serving in HMS Talbot and served in her throughout the Great War, being promoted Stoker Petty Officer on 1 September 1915. He was shore pensioned on 1 March 1921, and subsequently joined the Royal Fleet Reserve at Devonport.