WW1 ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION HOWE BATTALION MEDAL GROUP & WW2 HOME GUARD SERVICE
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Offered is a Gallipoli related service medal group to Able Seaman G. A. Pennifold, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division.
Swing mounted, as worn, medals include: 1914 Star, with clasp, impressed named to SX2/ 200 G. A. PENNIFOLD, A.B. RNVR. HOWE BTTN RND; British War and Victory Medals, impressed named to S. 2-200 G. A. PENNIFOLD. PTR. 4. R.N.V.R.; Defence Medal; Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue, with Second Award Bar (loose on ribband), impressed named to 2/200 G. A. PENNIFOLD. A.B. R.N.V.R. SUSSEX DIV.
Medals come with some copied service record sheets, showing medal and service entitlement.
George Alfred Pennifold was a native of Brighton and was born in October 1891. He joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as Ordinary Seaman, 12th May 1911. He was mobilised for service with the Royal Naval Division and joined Howe Battalion, 22 August 1914. Subsequent service included with H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth (battleship), December 1914 – August 1917, during which time she became the flagship for the preliminary naval operations for the Dardanelles campaign. Pennifold was awarded the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, 4th May 1920, and the Second Award Bar 3 April 1929. Rarely will you come across a set of medals with the 2nd award bar to the long service medal, especially to a man who served through the entirety of the First World War in the Royal Naval Division and Home Guard during the Second World War.
||30 × 15 × 5 cm