QSA (0) (340535 J. Shanahan, Blk: Mte: HMS Terrible) small officially impressed naming;
China 1900, (0) (J. Shanahan, Blksth’s Mte., HMS Terrible.) large officially impressed naming.
Jeremiah Shanahan was born in Dublin, Ireland in January 1873. He joined the Royal Navy as a Blacksmith’s Mate in January 1895, and advanced to Blacksmith in February 1904. Service included with HMS Terrible, 1898-1902, and at HMS Victory during the Great War. Shanahan was demobilised in July 1919.
Described by Spink: R. Denzy is listed on both the South Africa and China Medal rolls, there is no R. Deuzy listed on the South Africa Roll. In these two conflicts the Terrible landed shore parties including two 4.7 inch guns which took part in the Siege of Ladysmith. On both rolls it is noted that the medals were sent to Denzy aboard Terrible on 22 September 1902.