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Some 408 Medals awarded to HMS Active.

Agnew, Able Seaman G. SAGS (0)
Agnew, Assistant Engineer J W. SAGS (0)
Andrews, Butcher C. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Ansell, Private J. SAGS (0)
Arnott, Private J. SAGS (1) 1879
Ashton, Ordinary Seaman T. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Atkinson, Signaller 2nd Class A. SAGS (0)
Avery, Leading Stoker W. SAGS (1) 1879
Aylmer, Leading Stoker G. SAGS (0)
Aynsley, Signaller 1st Class W H. SAGS (1) 1879
Badge, Able Seaman J. SAGS (0)
Bags, Gunner H. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Baker, Petty Officer Class 1 W. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Bamford, Petty Officer Class 2 T. SAGS (0)
Banks, Ordinary Seaman J. SAGS (0)
Barnes, Chief Engine Room Artificer R. SAGS (0)
Barnes-Lawrence, Sub Lieutenant L A W. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Barra, Private tt J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Barrett, Sick Berth Attendant C H. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Barrett, Stoker H M. SAGS (0)
Bartlett, Able Seaman F. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Bateman, Petty Officer Class 1 J. SAGS (0)
Bates, Private J. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Bean, Boy 1st Class W J. SAGS (0)
Bearryman, Able Seaman G. SAGS (1) 1879
Berry, Chaplain J H. SAGS (0)
Bigwood, Private W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Blackman, Sergeant W T. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Blane, Ordinary Seaman T. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Boakes, Able Seaman J W. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Bollan, Stoker 2nd Class C. SAGS (0)
Botwood, Corporal J. SAGS (1) 1879
Bourgess, Stoker L. SAGS (0)
Boustead, Bandsman Class 2 W. SAGS (0)
Bower, Ordinary Seaman 2nd Class C. SAGS (0)
Boyce, Ordinary Seaman 2nd Class W. SAGS (0)
Bramble, Stoker J. SAGS (0)
Brint, Ordinary Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Broomfield, Able Seaman A J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Brown, Ordinary Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Brown, Able Seaman J E. SAGS (1) 1879
Brown, Gunner W. SAGS (1) 1879
Brownlow, Domestic 3rd Class W. SAGS (0)
Budd, Sick Berth Attendant A. SAGS (0)
Burdekin, Private G. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Burfitt, Ordinary Seaman W. SAGS (0)
Burke, Able Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Burke, Private P. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Butler, Signaller 2nd Class T. SAGS (1) 1879
Butler, Stoker T. SAGS (0)
Buxey, Petty Officer Class 1 F. SAGS (0)
Buxey, Stoker W. SAGS (0)
Cacutt, Ordinary Seaman J. SAGS (0)
Campbell, Commander H J F. SAGS (1) 1879
Cardell, Private C H. SAGS (1) 1879
Carey, Commander's Coxswain M. SAGS (0)
Carroll, Gunner J. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Carson, Writer 3rd Class W. SAGS (0)
Carter, Shipwright R. SAGS (0)
Cassell, Private W. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Castle, Petty Officer Class 1 J. SAGS (1) 1879
Cawdry, Stoker C. SAGS (0)
Caylay, Able Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1879
Chantry, Leading Seaman F. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Chappie, Private W. SAGS (1) 1879
Ching, Ship's Stores Assistant J E P. SAGS (0)
Clapperton, Able Seaman A. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Clarke, Able Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Clarke, Carpenter's Crew W C. SAGS (0)
Coglan, Signaller 2nd Class P. SAGS (1) 1879
Coker, Midshipman L C. SAGS (1) 1879
Collins, Able Seaman J. SAGS (0)
Constable, Cook's Mate 1st Class T. SAGS (0)
Cook, Leading Seaman G. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Cook, Private J. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Cook, Bugler T H. SAGS (1) 1879
Cook, Able Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Cooke, Carpenters Crew 2nd Class S J. SAGS (0)
Coombs, Able Seaman E. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Cooper, Able Seaman C. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Cooper, Acting Engineroom Artificer H S. SAGS (0)
Cotter, Boatswain J. SAGS (1) 1879
Cowan, Domestic 2nd Class G. SAGS (0)
Craigie, Lieutenant R W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Creer, Able Seaman C. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Crew, Domestic 1st Class L. SAGS (0)
Cross, Able Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1879
Daffey, Signal Boy F. SAGS (0)
Dale, Gunner J. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Darlow, Able Seaman G. SAGS (1) 1879
Davey, Petty Officer Class 1 C. SAGS (0)
Davies, Private C. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Davis, Stoker E. SAGS (0)
Dawes, Captain of the Hold F. SAGS (1) 1877-8
De Lisle, Midshipman F G. SAGS (0)
Debeil, Petty Officer Class 2 H. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Derrick, Painter 1st Class A. SAGS (0)
Devaney, Private T. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Dingley, Sick Berth Attendant J. SAGS (0)
Dobbs, Able Seaman H. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Dobear, Ordinary Seaman R. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Donohue, Assistant Engineer D. SAGS (0)
Doran, Ordinary Seaman G. SAGS (1) 1879
Dove, Able Seaman E. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Dowding, Lieutenant T W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Downay, Able Seaman S. SAGS (1) 1879
Duffet, Leading Seaman E. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Dyer, Stoker J E. SAGS (0)
Edwards, Petty Officer Class 2 J E. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Edwards, Petty Officer Class 1 R. SAGS (0)
Ellard, Private W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Elliott, Stoker J. SAGS (0)
Entwhistle, Sailmaker's Mate J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Essery, Armourer A. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Evans, Lamp Trimmer J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Falconer, Ordinary Seaman A. SAGS (0)
Farleigh, Yeoman of Signals F. SAGS (0)
Faux, Petty Officer Class 1 J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Field, Ordinary Seaman H J. SAGS (0)
Filtness, Able Seaman H. SAGS (1) 1879
Fleming, Private C. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Fleming, Able Seaman F W. SAGS (1) 1879
Forder, Stoker J. SAGS (0)
Fowler, Stoker J. SAGS (0)
Fox, Acting Engineroom Artificer C. SAGS (0)
Francis, Able Seaman E R. SAGS (1) 1879
Fraser, Sub Lieutenant T G. SAGS (1) 1879
Free, Gunner E. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Futcher, Petty Officer Class 2 E. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Gale, Petty Officer Class 2 W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Gibbons, Able Seaman V. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Gibes, Carpenter's Crew R J. SAGS (0)
Gibson, Naval Schoolmaster J. SAGS (0)
Gill, Petty Officer Class 1 B J. SAGS (0)
Gill, Able Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1879
Glazier, Ordinary Seaman 2nd Class W. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Glesson, Able Seaman T. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Glover, Ordinary Seaman 2nd Class W. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Goff, Bandsman H. SAGS (0)
Gosling, Able Seaman M D. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Gostling, Signaller 2nd Class J E R. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Green, Acting Engineroom Artificer G. SAGS (0)
Grigg, Domestic 2nd Class G J. SAGS (0)
Hackett, Petty Officer Class 1 S. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Hall, Domestic 2nd Class H. SAGS (0)
Hamerston, Cooper's Crew J. SAGS (0)
Hamilton, Caulker's Mate W. SAGS (0)
Hamilton, Lieutenant W deV. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Handsom, Ordinary Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Harde, Able Seaman H. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Harding, Private H. SAGS (0)
Harding, Able Seaman T. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Hardwidge, Able Seaman T G. SAGS (0)
Harper, Able Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Harris, Able Seaman D. SAGS (0)
Harris, Master at Arms J. SAGS (0)
Harris, Bandsman J C. SAGS (0)
Harrison, Domestic 2nd Class H. SAGS (1) 1879
Harvey, Able Seaman C. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Harvey, Domestic 3rd Class J W. SAGS (0)
Hawes, Ordinary Seaman J. SAGS (0)
Hawton, Shipwright T B. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Hayes, Bandsman Class 2 J. SAGS (0)
Hayman, Able Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Head, Sailmaker J. SAGS (0)
Henley, Ordinary Seaman 2nd Class W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Heppel, Signaller 3rd Class A J. SAGS (0)
Herbert, Petty Officer Class 1 T. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Hewson, Leading Stoker A. SAGS (0)
Hill, Signaller 2nd Class T H. SAGS (1) 1879
Hillier, Able Seaman C. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Hoare, Able Seaman A. SAGS (1) 1879
Holbrooke, Private E. SAGS (0)
Hollis, Sergeant A. SAGS (1) 1879
Holloway, Leading Stoker W. SAGS (0)
Hooper, Domestic 3rd Class W. SAGS (0)
Horam, Leading Stoker H. SAGS (0)
Howard, Ordinary Seaman H. SAGS (0)
Hugh, Navigating Sub Lieutenant J G. SAGS (1) 1879
Hunt, Able Seaman J T. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Hunter, Able Seaman T. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Hutchens, Blacksmith's Crew D. SAGS (0)
Iggalden, Private S. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Jackson, Lieutenant H B. SAGS (0)
Jackson, Ordinary Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Jacobs, Stoker J. SAGS (0)
James, Able Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1879
Jamison, Able Seaman A. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Jarret, Domestic 2nd Class A. SAGS (0)
Jasper, Able Seaman G. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Johns, Ship's Steward Assistant W H. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Johnson, Acting Gunner F. SAGS (0)
Jope, Carpenter's Mate J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Kenney, Leading Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Kerridge, Ordinary Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1879
Kilshaw, Gunner T. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
King, Private G. SAGS (1) 1877-8
King, Stoker J. SAGS (0)
Lake, Domestic 1st Class E. SAGS (0)
Lang, Ordinary Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1879
Lawrence, Boy 1st Class C H. SAGS (0)
Le Corney, Able Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Le Delaney, Bugler J. SAGS (0)
Leal, Leading Seaman G E. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Lee, Able Seaman H. SAGS (1) 1879
Lemon, Gunner W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Lennard, Boy 1st Class J. SAGS (0)
Lewis, Sergeant J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Linscott, Ordinary Seaman H. SAGS (0)
Little, Boy 1st Class W H. SAGS (0)
Littlejohns, Musician E S. SAGS (0)
Loring, Sub Lieutenant A H. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Lowman, Ordinary Seaman G. SAGS (0)
Maby, Bugler A J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Mace, Able Seaman G. SAGS (1) 1879
Maddon, Able Seaman C F. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Male, Stoker S. SAGS (0)
Maney, Stoker G. SAGS (0)
Marrack, Lieutenant W. SAGS (0)
Marshall, Gunner A. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Marshall, Private W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Martell, Stoker G. SAGS (0)
Martin, Able Seaman D. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Martyn, Ship's Steward 2nd Class W M. SAGS (0)
Marwood, Clerk R B. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Mathews, Ordinary Seaman H. SAGS (0)
Matthew, Domestic 2nd Class E J. SAGS (0)
May, Ordinary Seaman C. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
May, Private C. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Mayell, Domestic 1st Class F. SAGS (0)
McCann, Bandsman F. SAGS (0)
McDonald, Signaller 3rd Class J. SAGS (0)
Mead, Stoker 2nd Class H. SAGS (0)
Medding, Domestic 2nd Class W. SAGS (0)
Medhurst, Bandsman W. SAGS (0)
Melluish, Private F. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Milden, Able Seaman W H. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Mills, Leading Stoker J. SAGS (0)
Mills, Petty Officer Class 1 J M. SAGS (0)
Milne, Lieutenant A B. SAGS (1) 1879
Mitchell, Acting Gunner J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Mitchell, Stoker R W. SAGS (0)
Mitchell, Able Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Month, Domestic 3rd Class C. SAGS (0)
Moore, Signaller E. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Moore, Able Seaman G. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Moore, Shoemaker J. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Morgan, Able Seaman H. SAGS (1) 1879
Morris, Blacksmith S. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Murrant, Able Seaman A. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Nagle, Petty Officer Class 1 H. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Nash, Stoker 2nd Class D. SAGS (0)
Neale, Private W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Netyard, Private E. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Neville, Ordinary Seaman W. SAGS (0)
Newgent, Domestic 3rd Class J. SAGS (0)
Newing, Leading Stoker E. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Newman, Able Seaman A. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Newstead, Able Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Nicholls, Domestic 3rd Class T. SAGS (0)
Nichols, Skilled Shipwright 3rd Class R H. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Nobbs, Stoker H. SAGS (0)
Nops, Able Seaman J G S. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Norbury, Staff Surgeon H F. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
O’Brien, Musician T. SAGS (0)
O’Sullivan, Able Seaman M. SAGS (1) 1879
Oranje, Petty Officer Class 1 W. SAGS (0)
Orrell, Able Seaman T. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Page, Ordinary Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Page, Able Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Page, Able Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Pailsky, Ropemaker T. SAGS (0)
Palmer, Able Seaman G. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Pankhurst, Petty Officer Class 1 T. SAGS (0)
Parnell, Carpenter's Crew G. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Parrington, Able Seaman H. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Payne, Stoker 2nd Class W. SAGS (0)
Pearce, Petty Officer Class 2 A. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Pearce, Petty Officer Class 1 J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Pearce, Private R. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Peel, Able Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Penketh, Private L. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Penn, Domestic 3rd Class F J. SAGS (0)
Pepperell, Private W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Perrins, Leading Seaman R. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Phillips, Able Seaman C. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Phillips, Domestic 2nd Class G. SAGS (0)
Pickering, Private G. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Pilley, Cook's Mate H. SAGS (0)
Pitt, Sub Lieutenant S T D. SAGS (0)
Plascett, Able Seaman H. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Pleasance, Acting Engineroom Artificer C T. SAGS (0)
Poole, Able Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Pooley, Paymaster J. SAGS (0)
Porteous, Petty Officer Class 1 J. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Pratt, Private H. SAGS (1) 1879
Pride, Ordinary Seaman 2nd Class C S. SAGS (0)
Pursell, Cooper's Crew J H. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Radford, Leading Seaman E. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Randle, Stoker J. SAGS (0)
Rawlings, Ordinary Seaman H. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Rayner, Private W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Redman, Stoker G. SAGS (0)
Reed, Private C. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Reed, Carpenter's Mate D. SAGS (0)
Rennie, Bandsman W A. SAGS (0)
Renton, Caulker W. SAGS (0)
Rice, Domestic 2nd Class G. SAGS (0)
Riches, Clerk J. SAGS (0)
Riley, Bandsman T. SAGS (0)
Rimington, Plumber F R. SAGS (0)
Robinson, Navigating Lieutenant C R H. SAGS (0)
Roff, Carpenter W. SAGS (0)
Rogers, Able Seaman C. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Rogers, Signaller E C A. SAGS (0)
Rogers, Able Seaman R. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Rowe, Able Seaman C. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Rowland, Signaller 3rd Class C. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Ruse, Boy 1st Class E H. SAGS (0)
Sandercock, Ordinary Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Saxty, Domestic 1st Class G. SAGS (0)
Scanlan, Private J. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Scrivener, Able Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1879
Seddon, Gunner W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Selwood, Leading Seaman R. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Sewell, Ordinary Seaman H A. SAGS (0)
Shearman, Chief Engineer J G. SAGS (0)
Sheehy, Cooper's Crew R. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Sheir, Stoker 2nd Class A. SAGS (0)
Shepherd, Private W. SAGS (0)
Shields, Gunner R. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Short, Able Seaman S. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Sime, Petty Officer Class 2 J. SAGS (1) 1879
Smiley, Signaller 3rd Class J. SAGS (0)
Smith, Able Seaman A. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Smith, Leading Seaman G. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Smith, Leading Stoker H. SAGS (0)
Smith, Able Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Smith, Private J. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Smith, Private T. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Smith, Private W. SAGS (1) 1879
Smith, Ordinary Seaman W C. SAGS (0)
Smithers, Petty Officer Class 1 G. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Solomon, Domestic 2nd Class M M. SAGS (0)
Spiers, Able Seaman F. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Sprake, Able Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Stagg, Private W. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Stanbury, Able Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Stanley, Domestic 2nd Class R. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Stansbury, Ordinary Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1879
Stevens, Petty Officer Class 1 T. SAGS (0)
Stubbs, Able Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1879
Sturgess, Ordinary Seaman J. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Sullens, Able Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1879
Sullivan, Commodore F W. SAGS (0)
Summers, Leading Stoker F. SAGS (0)
Swayne, Able Seaman A. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Symons, Ship's Corporal 2nd Class R. SAGS (0)
Taylor, Gunner J. SAGS (0)
Thierens, Midshipman H W. SAGS (0)
Thomas, Ordinary Seaman A. SAGS (0)
Thompson, Ship's Cook 1st Class C. SAGS (0)
Thompson, Engineer J C. SAGS (0)
Thompson, Surgeon W. SAGS (1) 1879
Trenchard, Bombardier B. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Trew, Assistant Paymaster W. SAGS (0)
Triggs, Surgeon J B B. SAGS (0)
Triggs, Ship's Corporal 1st Class W. SAGS (0)
Tucker, Stoker W. SAGS (0)
Turner, Petty Officer Class 1 . SAGS (0)
Turner, Petty Officer Class 1 C E. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Tutton, Sailmaker’s Crew H W. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Ulmer, Leading Seaman W. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Vine, Domestic 2nd Class W H. SAGS (0)
Viney, Private G. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Wade, Able Seaman H. SAGS (1) 1879
Wagstaff, Able Seaman G. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Walker, Domestic 2nd Class F. SAGS (0)
Walker, Ordinary Seaman S. SAGS (0)
Wallace, Stoker R. SAGS (0)
Walsh, Ordinary Seaman G M. SAGS (1) 1879
Walters, Able Seaman J G. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Ward, Ordinary Seaman H. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Ward, Chief Engineer J. SAGS (0)
Ward, Stoker M. SAGS (0)
Ward, Ordinary Seaman W. SAGS (0)
Warren, Private T. SAGS (1) 1879
Watch, Assistant Engineer J S. SAGS (0)
Weeks, Ordinary Seaman W H. SAGS (0)
West, Domestic 1st Class H. SAGS (1) 1879
White, Petty Officer Class 1 E. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
White, Boy 1st Class E. SAGS (0)
White, Bandsman Class 2 T. SAGS (0)
White, Petty Officer Class 1 W T. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Whitnell, Private C. SAGS (0)
Willcox, Petty Officer Class 1 E. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Willey, Acting Chief Engineer E H. SAGS (0)
William, Bandsman T. SAGS (0)
Williams, Able Seaman G. SAGS (0)
Williams, Stoker J. SAGS (0)
Williams, Carpenter's Crew J C. SAGS (0)
Williams, Private U H. SAGS (1) 1879
Williams, Writer 2nd Class W. SAGS (0)
Wilson, Private E. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Woodford, Able Seaman T. SAGS (1) 1879
Woolfenden, Private J. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9
Wright, Commander H T. SAGS (1) 1877-8
Wright, Domestic 3rd Class W. SAGS (0)
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IGS 1854 (1) Perak (Lieut: H. T. Wright. R.N. H.M.S. “Modeste”);
SAGS (1) 1877-8 (Commr. H. T. Wright, R.N, H.M.S. “Active:) small official correction to second initial

Henry Townley Wright was born on 28 March 1846. He entered the Royal Navy as a Cadet aboard the Britannia on 13 September 1859, when aged 13 years 6 months. He passed out of Britannia twelve months later and gained three months sea time. He joined HMS Liffey in September 1860 and served aboard her for nearly two years, during which time he was promoted to Midshipman on 22 December 1861. In August 1862 he joined Royal Adelaide and was reappointed to Liffey in September 1862. He continued to serve in this ship until paying off in July 1865. On promotion to Sub Lieutenant on 21 July he joined the Royal Naval College at Excellent in November 1865 for a period of instruction and examination. On passing out of College in December 1865 he spent six months on shore prior to joining Jason in May 1866. He served in this ship until June 1868, having been promoted to Lieutenant on 3 April 1868.

In his new rank he was appointed to Scylla in April 1869 and served a four year commission on the Pacific station. On returning to England he was next afloat aboard Modeste on the East Indies Station which he joined in January 1874. During the two and a half years he served on this ship he took part in the Perak Expedition during 1875-6, raised to punish the murderers of the British Resident Mr J. W. Birch and several of his attendants at Passir Sala on 1 November 1875. Sultan Ismail was believed to have had a hand in the murders and had also been troublesome in recent months. Lieutenant Wright was landed with the Naval Brigade and fought onshore with the Laroot Field Force under Major-General Colborne. He was gazetted with praise for the successful attacks on villages below Blanja (Malay Pirates) and for his services with the Naval Brigade attached to the Laroot Field Force and promoted to Commander for these services.

On leaving Modeste in June 1896 he was given the command of Duncan in September 1876, but transferred to Tourmaline in October 1876, serving on the Cape of Good Hope and West Africa Station. Whilst in this vessel he was frequently in action with slavers off Zanzibar. In July 1877 he was transferred to Active serving on the same Station. Whilst in Active he landed in Command of the Naval Brigade and fought on shore from September 1877 to June 1878. During this period the Naval Brigade fought at the battle of Quintana and took part in various operations against the Gealekas, Gaikas and other Kaffir tribes. For these services the officers and men who returned to their ship in July 1878 received the medal with clasp '1877-8'. Commander Wright was mentioned in Military Despatches with praise and recommended for promotion by General Sir A. Cuninghame for services with the Naval Brigade in operations against the Kaffirs.





On leaving Active in July 1878 he was transferred to Flora which he commanded until September 1881 when he was placed on shore on half pay until November 1884, when he served for two years in the Colonial Service until dismissed in 1886. He was placed on the Retired List on 17 September 1886, with the rank of Captain.

He died on 11 November 1914.
Dr David Biggins
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Thanks for that list, it appears to include my 2 x great grandfather, William Jackson, confirming some unverified information.
William was born in Putney, around 1858. His local newspaper wrote an article in 1923 about his naval life, but it seems not to quite fit the facts, whether through failing memory or poor writing.

From the article, summarized in an obituary in 1929, he left home as a boy and joined HMS Active which went to South Africa in 1871 and carried the explorer Stanley to Capetown, chased slave raiders off the Gold Coast, before serving with the Naval Brigade in Kaffir, Zulu and first Boer war and one of those besieged in Fort Ekowe. The article includes his descriptions of fighting the Zulu and his impressions of their fighting style and weaponry, as well as being part of the force to which the Prince Imperial was attached when he was ambushed and killed. It lists Victory, Royal Adelaide, Impregnable and Active as ships he served on.

I have found his service record which lists that he served on:
Fisgard (shore based training?) 1875
Impregnable (4 times) 1875-176
Royal Adelaide 1876
Duke of Wellington 1877
Active (5 times) 1877 to 1879
And one other that's too faded to read in between two of the assignments to Active. No mention being assigned to Victory, although I read that it served as tender to Duke of Wellington around that time. Being on Active in 1871 is clearly either bad memory or meant to be 1877.

Later in life, he worked as a storeman in Woolwich Arsenal, and was awarded the OBE in 1918 for saving the life of a delivery driver thrown into a ditch during a lorry collision by pulling him to safety before the lorry fell and would have crushed him. He died in 1929, invalided out but not receiving a pension (which the article was very critical of).

I've always been intrigued by his naval career, particularly his experiences in Africa during the Boer wars. Are there any accessible logbooks of the Active from that period?

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