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Defence of Ladysmith 3 months 1 week ago #70633

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I am not sure, Frank. We have two votes for not renamed and one for renamed.

Interestingly, the QSA to A H Martin, which I would expect to be similar in naming style, was not noted as being renamed when sold by Dominic Winter.
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Defence of Ladysmith 3 months 1 week ago #70637

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That is very interesting, David, I wonder who actually catalogued Lydie's medal when it was originally offered with that description almost twenty one years ago now?

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Defence of Ladysmith 3 months 1 week ago #70689

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Having had a close look at Mr Lydie's medal, I see no evidence of it being renamed. The rim looks consistent throughout.







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Certainly, looking at the photographs, I don't think I'd be in anyway unhappy with it.
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179433 Ord. A.H. Field, HMS Powerful.
Drowned on service 25 June 1902.
Albert Henry Field enlisted 18 March 1896 aged 18. Born Birmingham 18 March 1878. Occupation labourer. Spent 3 days in the cells in 1900 but character generally very good. Drowned 25 June 1902 while serving in HMS Resolution when the whaler he was in was run down by a lighter. Medal sent to HMS Defiance 6 May 1902. 808 medals to the ship, 308 with one clasp.
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That is a good example, medals to recipients on Powerful used to be reasonably easy to obtain in the past, but, certainly over the last decade or so they have become fairly scarce, as well as rather expensive, I do feel sorry for this particular young Jack Tar, to lose his life in an accident, he certainly would not have been in procession of his medal for very long, if he actually did in the first place.



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179433 Ord. A.H. Field, HMS Powerful.
Drowned on service 25 June 1902.
Albert Henry Field enlisted 18 March 1896 aged 18. Born Birmingham 18 March 1878. Occupation labourer. Spent 3 days in the cells in 1900 but character generally very good. Drowned 25 June 1902 while serving in HMS Resolution when the whaler he was in was run down by a lighter. Medal sent to HMS Defiance 6 May 1902. 808 medals to the ship, 308 with one clasp.

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