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Medals to HMS Pelorus 1 year 5 months ago #68756

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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.

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Medals to HMS Pelorus 1 year 5 months ago #68759

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A nice acquisition Goose.

Pelorus is rather an under rated ship from what I recall

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Medals to HMS Pelorus 1 year 5 months ago #68761

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A great long service group must have had his LSCG awarded before WW1.....

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Yes, Mike, absolutely correct. He did earn his LSGC medal long before WW1.

I forget to include the fact that he was awarded his LSGC medal in December 1904 - as far as I can read the records.

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Medals to HMS Pelorus 1 year 1 week ago #72076

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QSA (0) (W. Penellum, Ord., H.M.S. Pelorus)

(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.
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Medals to HMS Pelorus 10 months 1 week ago #73502

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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.
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