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HMS Dwarf served between November 1899 and June 1902. She was commanded by Lieutenant H F Shakespeare and Lieutenant W N England.


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QSA (0) (J. F. Payton, E.R.A. 2nd. Cl. HMS Dwarf) large impressed naming;
1914-15 Star (165096, J. F. Payton, E.R.A.1., R.N.);
BWM and VM (165096 J. F. Payton. E.R.A.1 R.N.)

Provenance: Ron Tuppen Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, March 2013.

Approximately 176 (0) Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to HMS Dwarf.

Joseph Fletcher Payton was born in Abingdon, Berkshire, on 31 May 1866 and joined the Royal Navy as an Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class on 21 November 1891. Advanced Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class on 19 November 1898, he joined HMS Dwarf on 31 August 1899, and served in her during the Boer War. Promoted Engine Room Artificer 1st Class on 21 November 1903, he was shore pensioned, time expired, on 23 November 1913.

Following the outbreak of the Great War Payton was recalled to the service on 2 August 1914, and served throughout the Great War in a variety of ships and shore based establishments. He was shore demobilised on 23 September 1919.
Dr David Biggins
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