1914/15 TRIO & EviiR NAVAL LS&GC MEDAL to C.P.O GRIFFITHS RN - HMS VICTORY

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    170449 ACT.C.P.O. C.GRIFFITHS R.N. (on star)

    170449 C.P.O. C.GRIFFITHS R.N. (on pair)

    170449 CHARLES GRIFFITHS P.O.1 CL H.M.S.VICTORY (on LS&GC)


    Born Bristol 1877


    Joined the Royal Navy 1895 and served on many vessels throughout his career


    Promoted Petty Officer 1st Class 1/10/09


    Awarded LS&GC Medal 18/7/10


    Served on HMS Exmouth 1914-15 (see image) & HMS Erin from 2/4/18 to 1919


    Note: On 23/11/14 Griffiths was serving on HMS Exmouth during the bombardment of Zeebrugge, which was used by German submarines on passage from their base at Bruges. HMS Exmouth left Portland with HMS Duncan on 21/11/14, accompanied by eight destroyers & a group of trawlers, plus a pair of airships. On 23/11/14 Exmouth and Russell closed to 6,000 yards of Zeebrugge and shelled the harbour, railroad station and coastal defences, firing some 400 shells in total. Several fires were observed ashore and Dutch observers reported significant damage had been inflicted


    Demobilised 15/11/19 & was paid a War Gratuity


    With 2 pages Naval Service Papers & supporting documentation


    Condition: Display mounted court style; minor contacting on LS&GC, GVF


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