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British War Medal

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British War Medal, Victory Medal, Naval Long Service and Good Conduct (GV), Naval Good Shooting Medal (GV), Frederick Wilsmore, Petty Officer, Royal Navy. Fred Wilsmore was born on 17th December 1888…

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British War Medal, Victory Medal, Naval Long Service and Good Conduct (GV), Naval Good Shooting Medal (GV), Frederick Wilsmore, Petty Officer, Royal Navy.

Fred Wilsmore was born on 17th December 1888 in Devonport.
He enlisted in the Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 17th December 1906.
Whilst aboard HMS Whiting in 1912, serving as an A.B. he earned the Naval Good Shooting Medal.
The war then broke out, whilst he was serving aboard HMS Blake since 2nd May 1914, which he served with until 13th May 1917.
After a short time aboard HMS Vivid I, he joined the war effort aboard HMS Devonshire from 17th November 1917 until 21st May 1919.
He finished his service of 18 years on 23rd August 1923.

With copy service papers