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Medals to HMS Gibraltar 1 year 8 months ago #86291

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QSA (0) (Ast. Engr. F. C. Fisher, R.N., H.M.S. Gibraltar.);
1914-15 Star (Eng. Lt. Cr. F. C. Fisher. R.N.);
British War and Victory Medals (Eng. Commr F. C. Fisher. R.N.)

Frederick Charles Fisher was born on 29 June 1876 and was appointed Assistant Engineer on 23 June 1898. He served in HMS Gibraltar on the Cape of Good Hope Station from 5 March 1901, and was advanced Engineer Lieutenant on 9 November 1903, and Engineer Commander on 25 July 1917. He retired with the rank of Engineer Captain on 29 May 1926, and died on 26 August 1938.
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QSA (0) (W. T. Hodder, A.B., HMS Gibraltar.);
1914-15 Star (200054. W. T. Hodder. Sh. Cpl. 1., R.N.);
BWM and VM (200054 W. T. Hodder. Sh. Cpl. 1. R.N.);
Royal Navy LS&GC GV, 1st issue (200054. W. T. Hodder. Sh. Corpl. 1 Cl. H.MS. Princess Royal)

William Thomas Hodder was born at Lyme Regis, Dorset, on 2 February 1882 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Second Class on 28 July 1898. He served in HMS Gibraltar from 5 March 1901, and was advanced Able Seaman on 19 September 1901. Advanced Ship’s Corporal First Class on 4 January 1914, he was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 23 February 1915, and was shore invalided on 21 September 1916.
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Medals to HMS Gibraltar 6 months 6 days ago #93167

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DSM GV (116429. C. Grant, C.P.O. H.M.S. Pekin. Minesweeping. 1917.);
Egypt, dated reverse (3) Alexandria 11th July, Suakin 1884, Suakin 1885 (C. H. Grant... oy. 1 Cl: H.M.S. “A......) edge details worn in places;
QSA (0) (C. H. Grant, P.O. 1 Cl., H.M.S. Gibraltar.);
British War and Victory Medals (116429 C. H. Grant. Act. C.P.O. R.N.);
Royal Navy LS&GC GV (116429. CH. Grant. Act. C.P.O. H.M.S. Pekin.);
Khedive’s Star, dated 1882, unnamed as issued

DSM London Gazette 17 April 1918: ‘In recognition of their services in minesweeping operations between the 1st April and 31st December 1917.’

Approximately 110 Egypt Medals with 3 clasps awarded to the Royal Navy, of which 7 are known with this combination.

Charles Henry Grant was born in Lymington, Hampshire in November 1865. He joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in June 1881, advanced to Boy 1st Class later that year and served with H.M.S. Alexandria from June 1882 to January 1883. Grant then served with HMS Carysfort between February 1883 and June 1886. He advanced to Petty Officer 1st Class in August 1898, and served with HMS Gibraltar from March 1901 through to February 1904. Grant was shore pensioned in July 1909, and transferred to the Royal Fleet Reserve.

Grant reengaged for service during the Great War, advanced to Chief Petty Officer, and served on minesweeping duties whilst based at HMS Pekin (auxiliary patrol shore base, Grimsby) from November 1915 until November 1919 (awarded LS&GC in March 1920).
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Medals to HMS Gibraltar 5 months 1 day ago #93648

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The unusual group to Charles Grant sold for a hammer price of GBP 3,600. Totals: GBP 4,637. R 107,760. AUD 8,640. NZD 9,260. CAD 7,650. USD 5,670. EUR 5,210
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Medals to HMS Gibraltar 1 month 1 week ago #95428

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QSA (0) (P. Williams, Sto, H.M.S. Gibraltar.);
British War and Victory Medals (289765 P. Williams. Sto. 1. R.N.);
Naval LS&GC GV (289765 Percy Williams, Boatn, H.M. Coast Guard.)

Percy Williams was born in Burton, Staffordshire in 1879. He joined the Royal Navy in 1898 and served in HMS Gibraltar from 1901 and in 1912 transferred to Coast Guard service. He re-engaged for naval service on the outbreak of WWI and served in HMS Actaeon, Lancaster and Euryalus. Williams was discharged from service in 1920.
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Medals to HMS Gibraltar 2 weeks 3 days ago #95702

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A set of 4 menu holders, including a QSA for OS WT Mortimer, HMS Gibraltar.




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Lovely set of Royal Naval medal menu holders in case named to G Whitefield Silversmith 61 Kings Road and 10 Palmerston Rd Southsea.

LSGC HMS Duke of Wellington. H PEARCE CH STO.

QSA HMS Gibraltar. W T MORTIMER ORD.

EGYPT HMS Minotaur. W MOCKETT STKR

CRIMEA. Un named as issued.

£849 OBO.
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