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Medals to HMS Terrible 1 year 2 months ago #57021

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From the next Lockdales sale:


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QSA (2) TH RoL (173079 Ldg Sigmn A Large HMS Terrible),
China 1900 (0) (A Large OD Sigln HMS Terrible),
1915 Star Trio and MID (173079 A Large C.Y.S.RN),
Russian Medal of St George 4th class, No 1272981.

Commended for good services in action in the North Sea 31 May - 1 June 1916. Born near Norwich.

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Medals to HMS Terrible 1 year 2 months ago #57024

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That is Odd........

Rank on QSA is Leading Signalman and rank on China is a Ordinary Signalman which is a lower rank.......

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Medals to HMS Terrible 1 year 2 months ago #57025

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The book "Field Gun Jack Versus the Boers" says that "Signalman Large of the Terrible, on attachment to the army signallers, received from General Woodgate, half by heliograph, until a shell smashed the apparatus, and the remainder by flags, 'Am exposed to terrible crossfire, especially near first field dressing station;can barely hold my own; water badly needed. Help us, Woodgate'". "..,.. and within a few minutes the flags waved again and Large received "Reinforce at once or all is lost. General dead".
A very nice group, indeed. Especially with the Medal of St.George 4th class.
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Medals to HMS Terrible 1 month 1 week ago #62479

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QSA (1) Natal (159700 A.B. W. B. Knight, H.M.S. Terrible) officially engraved naming;
China (1) Relief of Pekin (W. B. Knight, A.B. H.M.S. Terrible);
[Trio];
Borough of Portsmouth Tribute Medal, 27mm, silver and enamel, hallmarks for Birmingham 1902, the reverse impressed ‘Naval Brigade South Africa 1899-1900 North China 1900’,

William Benjamin Knight was born in Solihull, Warwickshire in February 1876 and entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in March 1891. Advanced to Able Seaman in October 1894, he went on to witness active service with H.M.S. Terrible in the Boer War and Boxer Rebellion, being landed in Natal and for the relief of Pekin operations. Transferring to the Royal Fleet Reserve in 1906, Knight was recalled on the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914 and served in the cruiser Europa until May 1915.

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Medals to HMS Terrible 3 weeks 1 day ago #62648

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Bids starting on eBay at £1700.




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Queen's South Africa Medal no clasp named to F.H.LILLIE . STO. H.M.S.TERRIBLE
China 1900 Medal with Taku Forts clasp to F.H.LILLIE . STO. H.M.S.FAME (only 58 awarded to HMS Fame. )
Hong Kong Coronation Medal 1902 Un-named as issued .

Also included is a bullion Leading seaman's Badge , a bullion Chief Stokers badge & a bullion 8 years good conduct badge .
As well as his brothers Jubilee ( Police ) Medal 1897 named to P.C .E.G .LILLIE M DIVISION .

Frederick Herbert Lillie was born in Ipswich 31st August 1877.

A baker to trade he enlisted in the Royal Navy 18th March 1897 signing on for 12 years service .

He was discharged 18th March 1909 time expired as a Leading Stoker .

His conduct is shown as V.G.throughout his service although he did serve 7 days in the cells .

Copy of service papers available .

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Medals to HMS Terrible 2 weeks 2 days ago #62744

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Those are a particularly pleasing pair, always nice to see the QSA and China war medal actually together to a single recipient, although, the Great War entitlement would leave a buyer wanting.


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QSA (1) Natal (159700 A.B. W. B. Knight, H.M.S. Terrible) officially engraved naming;
China (1) Relief of Pekin (W. B. Knight, A.B. H.M.S. Terrible);
[Trio];
Borough of Portsmouth Tribute Medal, 27mm, silver and enamel, hallmarks for Birmingham 1902, the reverse impressed ‘Naval Brigade South Africa 1899-1900 North China 1900’,

William Benjamin Knight was born in Solihull, Warwickshire in February 1876 and entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in March 1891. Advanced to Able Seaman in October 1894, he went on to witness active service with H.M.S. Terrible in the Boer War and Boxer Rebellion, being landed in Natal and for the relief of Pekin operations. Transferring to the Royal Fleet Reserve in 1906, Knight was recalled on the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914 and served in the cruiser Europa until May 1915.

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