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1914-15 Star

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1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, Naval Long Service and Good Conduct, Royal Victorian Medal, Silver 2nd Class, Chief Petty Officer Albert Edward Andrews, Royal Navy. Born in Portsea on…

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Origin: United Kingdom
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1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, Naval Long Service and Good Conduct, Royal Victorian Medal, Silver 2nd Class, Chief Petty Officer Albert Edward Andrews, Royal Navy.

Born in Portsea on 26th March 1883, joined the Royal Navy as a Boy on 30th July 1900.

Promoted to Leading Seaman aboard HMS Invincible on 15th January 1910, followed by promotion to Petty Officer aboard HMS Duke of Edinburgh on 8th November 1912.
When the war broke out he was transferred to HMS Glory which he served aboard from 17th August 1914 until 20th March 1916, during this time the ship was assigned to the Mediterranean and took part in the Dardanelles Campaign.
He then served aboard HMS Jupiter from 21st March 1916 to 12th December 1916, when it served on Suez Canal Patrol based out of Port Said, Egypt.
He served the rest of the war with HMS Vivid I from 15th December 1916 until 20th February 1919.
For the Royal Visit to India and Japan aboard HMS Renown he earned the Silver Royal Victorian Medal on 20th June 1922.
Discharged to Shore Pension on 25th March 1923.

Old swing mounting as worn, some contact marks and polishing from wearing