Transport (1) S. Africa 1899-1902 (E. F. Gurney, In Command);
British War and Mercantile Marine War medals (Edwin F. Gurney)
Edwin Frederick Gurney was born in London in July 1864 and served as Master aboard the SS Urmston Grange for the transporting of troops and materiel to South Africa during the Second Anglo-Boer War.
Additionally an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve, Gurney regularly attended periods of training at HMS President (where his Character was consistently assessed as 'V.G.') and saw service during the Great War. He is noted as a Lieutenant-Commander (Retired) on the Navy List as late as July 1937 (when he would have been 73 years old) but disappears thereafter.