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QSA (2) Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith (277758. Sto. J. Johnstone. H.M.S. Terrible.) engraved naming

John Johnstone was born in Inveravon, Banffshire, on 21 August 1862, and joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class on 21 October 1894. Advanced Stoker on 7 November 1895, he joined H.M.S. Terrible on 24 March 1898, and served with the Naval Brigade during the operations in South Africa, and subsequently saw service in China. He was shore pensioned on 27 July 1904.
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Medals to HMS Powerful 2 months 1 week ago #69401

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QSA (1) Defence of Ladysmith (186778 A-B: J. F. Annett, H.M.S. Powerful) impressed naming, last two letters of ship officially corrected
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John Frederick Annett was born in Eltham, Kent, on 20 June 1879, and joined Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 19 December 1895. He served in H.M.S. Powerful from 8 June 1897 to 9 March 1900, in H.M.S. Doris from 10 March to 23 April 1900, and then back in H.M.S. Powerful from 24 April to 8 June 1900, and was promoted Able Seaman on 6 April 1899. Annett was advanced to Petty Officer on 25 March 1913, and served during the Great War in H.M.S. Sentinel from July 1914 to July 1918.
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QSA (1) Defence of Ladysmith (283450 Sto. W. E. Gatehouse, H.M.S. Powerful) impressed naming
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William Edward Gatehouse was born in Deptford, London, on 26 November 1876 and joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class on 24 September 1896. He served in H.M.S. Powerful from 8 June 1897 to 8 June 1900, and was promoted Stoker on 21 April 1898. He joined the Royal Fleet Reserve at Chatham on 26 September 1908, but was recalled for service during the Great War,
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Medals to HMS Powerful 2 months 7 hours ago #69578

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QSA (2) Belmont, Modder River (281134 Sto. W. H. Davis. HMS Powerful);
1914-15 Star (281134. W. H. Davis. Ch. Sto, R.N.) officially engraved naming;
BWM and VM (281134. W.H. Davis. Ch. Sto, R.N.);
Royal Navy LS&GC EdVII. (281134 W. H. Davis Sto P.O. HMS Sealark)

Walter Henry Davis was born in November 1875 in Burton Bradstock, Devon. He enlisted into the Royal Navy as a Stoker and first served with HMS Victory. In June 1897 he was posted to HMS Powerful and served ashore with the Royal Naval Brigade during the Anglo-Boer War, being involved in two of the earliest battles of the campaign, both of them in the last ten days of November 1899. For this service he was awarded the Queen’s South Africa Medal with the clasps Belmont and Modder River. Davis was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in January 1911 whilst serving in HMS Sealark, an auxiliary steam yacht which at the time was involved in hydrographic survey work around Australia and the South Pacific. On the outbreak of the Great War, he was serving aboard the cruiser HMS Fearless as a Chief Stoker. He was wounded in action on 28 August 1914 during the Battle of Heligoland Bight and was also in the ship’s crew during the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916. From December 1916 until January 1920 he served aboard the destroyer, HMS Orcadia, having transferred to the Royal Fleet Reserve in December 1917. He was discharged in March 1920.
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