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    Sticky: Kelvin Your man would not appear on my...

    Kelvin

    Your man would not appear on my database because he was not a serving CG during the Crimean war. However, I've checked the medal roll, which confirms his Baltic Medal.

    For his service...
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    Sticky: 'T/152' notes the award and issue of the Turkish...

    'T/152' notes the award and issue of the Turkish Crimea Medal & 'ML/40' is the medal list number sent to the Admiralty.
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    Sticky: Logan The 'badges' are not badges at all, but...

    Logan

    The 'badges' are not badges at all, but rather stripes worn on the sleeve, awarded for good conduct. Each 'badge' attracted additional pay, which was paid annually. If a man blotted his...
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    Sticky: I do have a Robert A Watson on the database. He...

    I do have a Robert A Watson on the database. He served on HMS Edinburgh as an AB, gave his place of birth as Yorkshire and said he was 35; his Baltic Medal was sent to Sandown CGS on the Isle of...
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    Sticky: It occurred to me after I'd posted, that if you...

    It occurred to me after I'd posted, that if you could get to the National Archives it would be worth looking at the Muster Book for the RC Rose -...
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    Sticky: Kentishmaid I have no record of him on my...

    Kentishmaid

    I have no record of him on my database, but there is a service record for him held by the National Archives in ADM 29/80/313 (this is also available on Ancestry). The record has a note...
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    Sticky: Hi Rebecca As you rightly say William served...

    Hi Rebecca

    As you rightly say William served during the Crimean War on HMS Royal George as an able-seaman (ships No.8). I have been singularly unsuccessful in downloading one of the earlier CG...
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    Sticky: I've just bought a new computer and haven't yet...

    I've just bought a new computer and haven't yet migrated my database over, however, I did a check of the medal rolls but did not find a William Audley.

    As a Customs Officer he will not be found in...
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    Could this be your man?...

    Could this be your man? http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D6754675

    Martin
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    If the photograph was taken in 1942 I doubt that...

    If the photograph was taken in 1942 I doubt that he was in the Navy. My own father, who was born in 1924, tried to volunteer and was rejected as being too young, his response to this was to join the...
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    Sticky: Hi Ian I can confirm that Duncan served on HMS...

    Hi Ian

    I can confirm that Duncan served on HMS St George in the Baltic during the Crimean War. his medal was sent to Holbeach CG District on 19 May1857. I also have a James McInnes who served on...
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    Sticky: Hi Alison I don't think I can add a great deal...

    Hi Alison

    I don't think I can add a great deal more to your information.

    He is shown as having first entered the CG Service on 11 November 1856 from HMS Leander, with a posting to Branscombe...
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    Sticky: I would suggest that you join the British Medals...

    I would suggest that you join the British Medals Forum and post a request for info there.

    Martin
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    Sticky: Hi familyresearchr I've checked the Baltic...

    Hi familyresearchr

    I've checked the Baltic Medal roll and cannot find a Stephen Fisher listed, and as to him qualifying for the China Medal, again I could find no entry. However, there is a...
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    If I've understood the question correctly: UK...

    If I've understood the question correctly: UK Naval Medals & Awards 1793-1972; ADM 171 pieces 175 and 185.

    Martin
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    Ancestry does have the SWB rolls for the Royal...

    Ancestry does have the SWB rolls for the Royal Navy. These show that your man was awarded his SWB on 4 May 1918, badge number 21406; the main medal roll also indicates that he only qualified for the...
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    I would not claim that this is the only man from...

    I would not claim that this is the only man from Abertillery, but I could only find a Gilbert Harries HMS Monmouth.

    Martin
  18. As a PS he was awarded the Naval General Service...

    As a PS he was awarded the Naval General Service medal with two clasps 21 June Boat Service 1807, and Martinique Feb 1809. This medal was held by the famous collector Kenneth Douglas-Morris and on...
  19. Richard 'Ord' in this case refers to the ships...

    Richard

    'Ord' in this case refers to the ships being in 'Ordinary' i.e. part of the reserve fleet not actually in commission. A small crew, normally specialists, were retained on board to maintain...
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    Does his service record not provide the info you're after? http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7831075

    From the medal roll he did receive the 14-15 Star, Victory and British War...
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    I don't know about the actual terms of...

    I don't know about the actual terms of qualification for the Arctic Medal, but on smaller ships such as minesweepers the men were 'carried' on a the books of a larger vessel for the purposes of pay...
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    Martha I found him using the indexed medal...

    Martha

    I found him using the indexed medal rolls available on Ancestry. However, the National Archives have made these rolls available as free downloads, but the're not indexed. The roll you need...
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    According to the medal roll there was a Sgt....

    According to the medal roll there was a Sgt. William Crighton (No.2199) serving with the 93rd, who was awarded the clasps 'Alma', 'Balaklava' (The Thin Red Line) and 'Sebastopol' to his Crimea Medal....
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    In addition to the Boer War he also served in...

    In addition to the Boer War he also served in India where he was awarded the 1895 India General Service Medal with the following clasps: 'Punjab Frontier 1897-98' and 'Tirah 1987-98'.

    Martin
  25. Napier spent the rest of his life defending his...

    Napier spent the rest of his life defending his actions/inaction during the first Baltic campaign and never again held a high command.

    Martin
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