served between December 1899 and August 1900. Her commander was Commander H R P Floyd.
Picture courtesy of DNW
QSA (0) (H. W. J. Alexaner, A.B., H. M. S. Fearless.) small impressed naming;
1914-15 Star (186066, H. W. J. Alexander, A.B., R.N.);
BWM and VM (186066 H. W. J. Alexander. A.B. R.N.);
Royal Fleet Reserve LS&GC GV, 1st issue (186066 (Po. B.799) H. W. J. Alexander. A.B. R.F.R.)
Provenance: Dix Noonan Webb, September 2001.
Approximately 145 (0) Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to HMS Fearless.
Henry William James Alexander was born in Camberwell, London, on 14 November 1879 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 4 October 1895. He joined HMS Fearless on 15 November 1897, was promoted Able Seaman on 25 March 1899, and served in her during the Boer War. He purchased his discharge on 29 October 1903, and joined the Royal Fleet Reserve at Portsmouth the following day.
Following the outbreak of the Great War Alexander was recalled to the service on 2 August 1914, and served in HMS Glory from that date to 10 April 1916, and thence in HMS Victory I. He was shore demobilised on 5 February 1919.