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Medals to HMS Redbreast 2 weeks 2 days ago #63102

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QSA (0) (189088 W. T. Hicks. A.B., H.M.S. Redbreast);
Naval LS&GC GV (189088 W. T. Hicks, P.O. H.M.S. Caesar.);
Naval Good Shooting Medal, Ed VII (189088 W. Hicks, P.O. 2.Cl., H.M.S. Empress of India. 1903. 13.5 In. B.L.), the third with officially re-impressed naming)

Walter Terry Hicks was born on 21 November 1878 at Brixham, Devon, and was a stable boy upon enlistment on 21 November 1896. Hicks saw steady promotion to Petty Officer 2nd Class aboard Lion in 1903, and Petty Offer 1st Class aboard Empress of India, and it was with the latter that he was awarded the Naval Good Shooting Medal - he formed part of the winning gun team of one of her four breech-loading 13.5 inch guns. Hicks served during the entirety of the Great War as an Ordinary Seaman, later Bosun, aboard Thunderer, and was present at the Battle of Jutland. Promoted Commissioned Boatswain in March 1922, he retired a few months later on 22 June 1922 (entitled to 1914-15 Star and Victory Medal - and presumably the BWM)

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Medals to HMS Redbreast 2 weeks 2 days ago #63108

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BULL, AUSTIN WILFRED

REG. NO.: 152-535
RANK: CHIEF COOK
REGT: ROYAL NAVY – H.M.S. READBREAST
BARS: NO BARS AS ISSUED

REMARKS / HISTORY:
1. EDWARD 7th – R.N. LONG SERVICE GOOD CONDUCT – SHIPS COOK - H.M.S. GOOD HOPE
2. W.W.1 – PAIR. WAR/VICTORY CHIEF SHIPS COOK ENTITLED TO 1914-15 STAR MISSING
3. VERIFIED – FEVYER AND WILSON, PAGE 98
4. 83 NO BAR MEDALS ISSUED TO SHIP

CHIEF SHIP’S COOK A. W. BULL, ROYAL NAVY

AUSTIN WILFRED BULL WAS BORN ON THE 30TH JANUARY 1872 IN SHANKLIN, ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT. HE ENLISTED ON HIS 18TH BIRTHDAY INTO THE ROYAL NAVY, SERVING ON A NUMBER OF SHORE & SHIPS, INCLUDING DUKE OF WELLINGTON, ST. VINCENT, VICTORY I & III, REDBREAST (SERVING DURING THE BOER WAR), EXCELLENT, WILDFIRE, GOOD HOPE (EARNED HIS LS&GC MEDAL). PENSIONED 5TH FEBRUARY 1912 AND RECALLED FOR WW1 SERVICE FROM 31ST DECEMBER 1914 UNTIL 10TH JUNE 1921. NEARLY 3 DECADE OF SERVICE.

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