Offered is an original set of four medals to Chief Ship’s Cook Austin Bull, who served nearly 3 decades of service, including the Boer War & First World War.
Chief Ship’s Cook A. W. Bull, Royal Navy Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (152535 Ch. Cook, H.M.S Redbreast) impressed naming; British War and Victory Medals (152535 Ch. Sh. Ck., R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (Sh. Cook, H.M.S. Good Hope) first and last with contact marks, nearly very fine and better. Medals are neck sewn to the backing card. Comes with copied service papers.
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.
H.M.S. Redbreast Served in South Africa between February 1901 and April 1901. Commanded by Lieutenant M R Hill. Detached from East Indies.