Offered is an original set of four medals to Leading Signaller Samuel Harrison, who served nearly 3 decades of service, including the Boer War & First World War.
Leading Signalman, Royal Navy Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (S. Harrison, LG. Sig. H.M.S. Partridge) impressed naming, British War Medal (170404 S. Harrisson, Y. S. R.N. – rare rank & full entitlement for WW1), Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (170404 Samuel Harrisson, Yeo of Sig, H.M.S. Formidable), very fine. Comes with copied service papers. Medals are neck sewn to the backing card. Comes with copied service papers.
Samuel Harrison was born on the 10th September 1877 in Liverpool. He enlisted for service in the Royal Navy on his 15th birthday, serving on the following ships/establishments: Impregnable, Pembroke, Blenheim, Wildfire, Rattler, Victory I, Formidable etc. Served during the First World War on H.M.S. Titania (Blythe), which served the Grand Fleet as a Submarine Depot Ship. Harrison left the Navy on the 15th August 1919, joining the New Coast Guard Force.
The submarine base at Blyth in the years 1917 and 1918, known as HMS Titania, can claim fame as having more distinguished submarine commanders, at any one time, than any other submarine base in the British Isles during the First World War.