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QSA (1) Natal (8758 Pte. S. F. Watt, R.M, H:M:S Terrible) impressed naming;
China (1) Relief of Pekin (S. T. [sic] Watt, Pte. R.M., H.M.S. Terrible.)
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Samuel Francis Watt was born at Buckland, Portsmouth, on 30 March 1878 and attested for the Royal Marine Light Infantry at Eastney on 23 October 1896. He served in H.M.S. Terrible from 24 March 1898 to 24 October 1902, and served with the Naval Brigade in South Africa during the Boer War, and in China during the Boxer Rebellion. He was granted a Hurt Certificate for a bullet wound to the scalp on 14 July 1900.

He saw further service during the Great War, first in HMS Invincible, and then with the Royal Marine Battalion in Ireland immediately after the Easter Rising, and was promoted Acting Corporal on 11 October 1917.

He was shore demobilised on 28 March 1919, and subsequently enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve.
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QSA (1) Natal (283151 Sto: J. C. Deed, H:M.S. Terrible.) impressed naming;
China 1900 (1) Taku Forts (J. C. Deed, St., H.M.S. Whiting.);
[ 1914-15 Star ];
British War and Victory Medals (283151 J. C. Deed. Ch. Sto. R.N.);
Royal Navy LS&GC CV 1st issue (283151. J. C. Deed, Ch. Sto. H.M.S. Diligence.)

Approximately 55 China Medals with the single clasp ‘Taku Forts’ awarded to H.M.S. Whiting.

John Crisp Deed was born in Sudbury, Suffolk, on 27 June 1878 and attested for the Royal Navy as a Stoker Second Class on 25 August 1896. He served in HMS Terrible during the Boer War from 14 September 1899 to 9 May 1900, and then during the Boxer Rebellion he served aboard the destroyer HMS Whiting (although borne on the books of HMS Centurion) from 10 May 1900 to 18 April 1901, for which he was awarded the Queen’s medal with clasp for Taku Forts.

He was advanced Chief Stoker on 16 April 1913, and served during the Great War initially in HMS Hawke, and was one of only 70 survivors (out of a crew of nearly 600) who survived her sinking on 14 October 1914, after being torpedoed by the German submarine U-9.

He subsequently served in HMS Pembroke II and HMS Diligence, the latter ship from 15 November 1915 to 17 October 1918. He was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 30 April 1918, and was shore invalided to pension on 12 March 1919.

A duplicate Queen’s South Africa Medal and a China Medal were issued in 1915.
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QSA (1) Natal (8758 Pte. S. F. Watt, R.M, H:M:S Terrible) impressed naming;
China 1900 (1) Relief of Pekin (S. T. [sic] Watt, Pte. R.M., H.M.S. Terrible.)
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Samuel Francis Watt was born at Buckland, Portsmouth, on 30 March 1878 and attested for the Royal Marine Light Infantry at Eastney on 23 October 1896.

He served in HMS Terrible from 24 March 1898 to 24 October 1902, and served with the Naval Brigade in South Africa during the Boer War, and in China during the Boxer Rebellion. He was granted a Hurt Certificate for a bullet wound to the scalp on 14 July 1900.

He saw further service during the Great War, first in HMS Invincible, and then with the Royal Marine Battalion in Ireland immediately after the Easter Rising, and was promoted Acting Corporal on 11 October 1917.

He was shore demobilised on 28 March 1919, and subsequently enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve.
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QSA (1) Natal (5097 Pte. G. Ellis, R.M.L.I, H:M:S: Terrible);
China 1900, (0) (G. Ellis, Pte. R.M., HMS Terrible.)

George Ellis was born on 9 May 1871, at Isleworth, Middlesex. He joined the Portsmouth Division of the Royal Marines on 9 October 1889. After several drafts he joined HMS Terrible in August 1897 and served on her until October 1901, during which time he saw service ashore in the Boer War and also the Boxer Rebellion. Ellis had an indifferent character being in cells on a regular basis.

He was discharged on 19 February 1902, and died on 14 July 1943.
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QSA (0) (E. Starling. E.R.A., H.M.S. Terrible);
China (0) (E. C. Starling, E.R.A. 3 Cl., H.M.S. Terrible.);
1914-15 Star (268914 E. C. G. Starling. C. E. R. A. 1. R. N.);
British War and Victory Medals (Art. Eng. E. C. G. Starling. R.N.);
Royal Navy LS&GC (268914 E. C, G. Starling, C.E.R.A. 1Cl, H.M.S. Victory);
Russia, Imperial, St. George Medal for Bravery, 4th Class, silver, the reverse officially numbered '1029043',

One of two such awards to this ship for Jutland.

Ernest Charles George Starling was born at Lexden, Essex on 20 March 1875, working as a fitter and turner until enlisting with the Royal Navy on 20 January 1897 as an Engine Room Artificer Class IV. Posted to H.M.S. Terrible he saw service with this ship as it provided shore parties during both the Anglo-Boer War and Boxer Rebellion.

Starling saw further service prior to the Great War with Duke of Wellington and Cressy, being promoted Chief Engine Room Artificer with the dreadnought H.M.S. Britannia on 29 September 1909. Seeing service with H.M.S. Attack between October and December 1915 he was posted to the Marksman-class destroyer H.M.S. Kempenfelt on 14 December 1915.

Kempenfelt was the leader of 11th Destroyer Flotilla under Commander Sulivan at the Battle of Jutland. During the battle they formed up to support George V in the main battle line. Later they encountered the lead elements of the High Seas Fleet as it made its way back to Germany. The Castor in particular came under heavy fire from enemy Light Cruisers but thanks to Commander Sulivan's careful handling of the Flotilla, they came out of the encounter intact.

Leaving the Kempenfelt on 31 August 1917 he was posted ashore, remaining there until he was placed upon the retired list on 5 October 1922.
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QSA (0) (C. Moore, Sto. H.M.S. Terrible), suspender replaced, edge bruising, contact marks, nearly very fine
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