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Medals to HMS Terpsichore 1 year 9 months ago #85900

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QSA (0) (F. J. Ellis, A.B., HMS Terpsichore.);
AGS 1902 (1) Jubaland (F. J. Ellis, A.B., HMS Terpsichore.)

45 clasps for Jubaland issued to HMS Terpsichore.

Francis John Ellis was born at Hythe, Hampshire, on 13 April 1879, and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 18 May 1894; Boy 1st Class, 25 April 1895; Ordinary Seaman, 13 April 1897; Able Seaman, 24 October 1899; Leading Seaman, 18 August 1904. He served aboard HMS Terpsichore from 17 February 1901 until 25 April 1904, seeing service in South Africa and in Jubaland.

He was invalided out with a tubercle of the lung on 4 June 1908.
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Here is a photograph of HMS Terpsichore

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Great photographs. Thank you Ians1900
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QSA (2) Cape Colony, South Africa 1901 (C. Edgcomb, Pte. R.M., H.M.S. Terpsichore.);
Royal Navy LS&GC VR, narrow suspension, impressed naming (Chas. Edgcomb, Pte. No. 3683 Plymo. R.M.L.I.)

Charles Edgcomb was born at Kingston, Devon, on 9 December 1866, and he joined the Royal Marines at Plymouth on 9 January 1886, aged 19 years 1 month.

Throughout his service his conduct was ā€˜VGā€™ and on 5 June 1901 he was awarded his LS&GC medal. He joined Terpsichore on 7 February 1901 and served aboard her until 1 July 1904. His documents note that on 10 October 1901 he was ā€˜Landed for defence of Lamberts Bay (Boer War)ā€™ and that on 31 March 1904 he received his grant for the South African war.

He received his QSA on 2 June 1904 and was invalided out on 11 January 1906.
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Medals to HMS Terpsichore 11 months 3 weeks ago #91071

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QSA (0) (R. Stapleton, Ch. Sto., H.M.S. Terpischore [sic]);
BWM (147222. R. Stapleton. Ch. Sto. R.N.);
RN LS^GC EdVII (R. Stapleton, Ch. Sto., H.M.S. Terpischore.)

Richard Stapleton, a Labourer from St. Germans, Cornwall, was born on 26 April 1869. He attested into the Royal Navy on 3 December 1888. Advanced Chief Stoker on 6 February 1901, he served during the Second Boer War in HMS Terpsichore, in which ship he was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 15 January 1904. He was shore pensioned on 30 November 1910, before joining the Royal Fleet Reserve four days later.

Recalled for Great War service, he served ashore in HMS Vivid, before his final demobilisation on 5 May 1919.
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Medals to HMS Terpsichore 2 weeks 38 minutes ago #96137

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QWAS (2) South Africa 1901, Cape Colony, clasps mounted in this order, with unofficial rivets between state and date clasps (J. H. Holmes, P.O. 1Cl., H.M.S. Terpsichore.) impressed naming;
1914-15 Star (Gnr. J. H. Holmes. R.N.);
British War and Victory Medals (Ch. Gnr. J. H. Holmes. R.N.)

Together with crushed named card boxes of issue for both the QSA and the 1914-15 Star.

James Herbert Holmes was born at Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, on 15 October 1875 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Second Class on 9 July 1891. Advanced Petty Officer First Class on 21 December 1900, he served in HMS Terpsichore from 7 February 1901 to 14 March 1902, and served ashore with the Naval Brigade during the Boer War in South Africa.

Promoted Acting Gunner on 14 July 1903, he was confirmed in that rank on 12 July 1904, and served during the Great War in HMS Lancaster. He was promoted Chief Gunner on 14 July 1918, and Lieutenant on 12 August 1922, and having been placed on the Retired List, medically unfit, on 4 April 1925, died in Colchester on 27 June 1925.

Noonan's list a BMW but do not show it in the image.
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