QSA (2) Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith (277758. Sto. J. Johnstone. H.M.S. Terrible.) engraved naming
John Johnstone was born in Inveravon, Banffshire, on 21 August 1862, and joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class on 21 October 1894. Advanced Stoker on 7 November 1895, he joined H.M.S. Terrible on 24 March 1898, and served with the Naval Brigade during the operations in South Africa, and subsequently saw service in China. He was shore pensioned on 27 July 1904.
QSA (1) Defence of Ladysmith (186778 A-B: J. F. Annett, H.M.S. Powerful) impressed naming, last two letters of ship officially corrected
John Frederick Annett was born in Eltham, Kent, on 20 June 1879, and joined Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 19 December 1895. He served in H.M.S. Powerful from 8 June 1897 to 9 March 1900, in H.M.S. Doris from 10 March to 23 April 1900, and then back in H.M.S. Powerful from 24 April to 8 June 1900, and was promoted Able Seaman on 6 April 1899. Annett was advanced to Petty Officer on 25 March 1913, and served during the Great War in H.M.S. Sentinel from July 1914 to July 1918.
QSA (1) Defence of Ladysmith (283450 Sto. W. E. Gatehouse, H.M.S. Powerful) impressed naming
William Edward Gatehouse was born in Deptford, London, on 26 November 1876 and joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class on 24 September 1896. He served in H.M.S. Powerful from 8 June 1897 to 8 June 1900, and was promoted Stoker on 21 April 1898. He joined the Royal Fleet Reserve at Chatham on 26 September 1908, but was recalled for service during the Great War,
QSA (2) Belmont, Modder River (281134 Sto. W. H. Davis. HMS Powerful);
1914-15 Star (281134. W. H. Davis. Ch. Sto, R.N.) officially engraved naming;
BWM and VM (281134. W.H. Davis. Ch. Sto, R.N.);
Royal Navy LS&GC EdVII. (281134 W. H. Davis Sto P.O. HMS Sealark)
Walter Henry Davis was born in November 1875 in Burton Bradstock, Devon. He enlisted into the Royal Navy as a Stoker and first served with HMS Victory. In June 1897 he was posted to HMS Powerful and served ashore with the Royal Naval Brigade during the Anglo-Boer War, being involved in two of the earliest battles of the campaign, both of them in the last ten days of November 1899. For this service he was awarded the Queen’s South Africa Medal with the clasps Belmont and Modder River. Davis was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in January 1911 whilst serving in HMS Sealark, an auxiliary steam yacht which at the time was involved in hydrographic survey work around Australia and the South Pacific. On the outbreak of the Great War, he was serving aboard the cruiser HMS Fearless as a Chief Stoker. He was wounded in action on 28 August 1914 during the Battle of Heligoland Bight and was also in the ship’s crew during the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916. From December 1916 until January 1920 he served aboard the destroyer, HMS Orcadia, having transferred to the Royal Fleet Reserve in December 1917. He was discharged in March 1920.
Queen's South Africa medal
Condition:GVF. Some edge knocks
The following taken from record sheet 283388 from ADM/188/453 completed at Portsmouth.
Name in full:Arthur Hart
DOB:17th June 1878
Place of birth :Norwich, Norfolk
14th September 1896 to 14th September 1908-12 years to complete .
14/09/1896-height 5' 3 3/4'', dark brown hair, light blue eyes and dark complexion
14/09/1908-height 5' 5'', dark brown hair, blue eyes and dark complexion.
SHIPS SERVED IN AND CHARACTER
VICTORY 2-14/09/96 to 16/09/97-V. GOOD
POWERFUL-17/09/07 to 08/06/00-V.GOOD
DUKE OF WELLINGTON 2-09/06/00 to 03/07/02
MARS-14/07/02 to 30/06/03-GOOD
DUKE OF WELLINGTON - 01/07/03 to 30/09/03
FIREQUEEN 2-01/10/03 to 29/02/04-GOOD
ANDROMEDA-01/03/04 to 16/07/06-V.GOOD
VICTORY 2-17/07/06 to 18/03/09-V.GOOD
INVINCIBLE - 19/03/09 to 06/06/12- V. GOOD
Hart was invalided on 6th June 1912. His disablement is not stated.
His clothing and bedding gratuities are listed as £30 10 shillings. His pension was traced on 20th June 1912 having served three months short of 16 years.