REG. NO.: 182.308
RANK: ABLE SEAMAN
REGT: ROYAL NAVY, H.M.S. RACOON
BARS: NO BARS AS ISSUED
REMARKS / HISTORY:
1. VERIFIED - FEVYER AND WILSON, PAGE 92
2 C/W BRITISH WAR MEDAL, 182308 W.C. DUNT, A.B. R.N.
3. HMS Racoon- 3rd Class twin screw cruiser of 1,770 tons and 2500-4500 HP. Served between January 1900 and July 1900. Commanded by Commander G H Hewett and Commander A E A Grant. Detached from East Indies station.
4. 178 NO BAR MEDALS ISSUES TO SHIP.
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QSA (0) (H. A. Waterfield, A.B. HMS Racoon.);
AGS 1902 (1) Somaliland 1902-04 (H. A. Waterfield, Lg. Sea. HMS Pomone.);
1914-15 Star (166536, H. A. Waterfield, P.O., R.N.);
BWM and VM (166536 H. A. Waterfield. P.O. R.N.)
Henry Ambrose Waterfield was born in Hackney, London in December 1876. He joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in April 1892, and advanced to Petty Officer 2nd Class in May 1905. Waterfield served with H.M. Ships Racoon, February 1898 - July 1901, and Pomone, July 1902 - August 1904. He was reduced to Able Seaman in January 1907, before advancing to Petty Officer in January 1915.
Waterfield served with HMS Lord Nelson (battleship) for the entirety of the Great War, during which time she served in the Dardanelles Campaign becoming the flagship of the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron. Watefield was demobilised in August 1919, and joined the Coastguard.
Dr David Biggins
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