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Medals to HMS Monarch 2 weeks 2 days ago #70146

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HMS Monarch served between October 1899 and June 1902.


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QSA (4) Belmont, Modder River, Paardeberg, Driefontein (143807. A.B. T. Fido. HMS “Monarch”) engraved naming

Thomas Fido was born at Langport, Somerset, on 4 July 1872, and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 20 December 1887. Advanced Able Seaman on 1 August 1892, he joined HMS Monarch on 26 January 1897, and served in her during the Boer War. He died from enteric fever at Bloemfontein on 17 May 1900.
Dr David Biggins
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