**SOLD** WW1 medal Trio to an Australian Naval Officer
WW1 Trio to an Australian Officer, Bertie Henry Buck who served in the Royal Naval Reserve. Period swing mounted medals include 1914/15 Star, impressed named to S. LT. B. H. BUCK, R.N.R., War & Victory medals, impressed named to S. LT. B. H. BUCK. R.N.R. Buck gained these medals as a Sub Lieutenant aboard the Sea Plane Carrier H.M.S. Anne, which was a converted captured German freighter Aene Rickmers. H.M.S. Anne carried out observation duties with her two aircraft in the Eastern Mediterranean and Red Sea during 1915 – 17. The ship and her aircraft supported Allied operations in Syria, Palestine and the Sinai Peninsula. Aside from reconnaissance duties, they delivered and recovered Allied agents as well as observed for ships performing coastal bombardments. She also sent her planes on reconnaissance missions to areas of Palestine, in support of Allied movements, including Beersheba and supported the Arab Revolt led by Lawrence of Arabia in 1917. Bertie Henry Buck’s obituary best explains his post war life, which ended on the 8th of January 1952. Captain Bertie Henry Buck, who died suddenly at Port Lincoln last Friday afternoon, was one of thebest known seamen in South Australian waters. Born on Kangaroo Island in 1883,he spent more than 47 years at sea. He was with the Adelaide Steamship Company for 30 years, 23 of which he served as master. His first command was the Kapara, which he took over in February, 1925. Since then he has been in command of the Quorna, Nalpa, Mulcra, Noora, Coroma, Lameroo, Broadway, Moontaand Minnipa. Captain Buck retired from the company's service in October, 1949, but occasionally returned to duty in an emergency. For the past four months, he had been serving with Captain R. A. Moore as watchman on the damaged freighter Arkaba, anchored in Boston Bay. His funeral was held last Monday afternoon at the Cheltenham Cemetery. His remains were taken to Port Adelaide by the Moonta on Friday evening.
|Dimensions||20 × 10 × 5 cm|