Royal Victorian Medal (GV), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, Victory Medal, Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct (GV), John Hennessey, Officer’s Steward, Royal Navy.
John Hennssey was born at Frimley, Surrey in July 1888, he entered the Royal Navy as an Officer’s Servant 2nd Class in March 1913, his civil occupation being a Man Servant.
When war broke out, he joined HMS Lookout, being present at Heligoland Bight until 29th January 15, being sent to HMS Meteor until March 1915.
He then transferred to the Botha from 10th April 1915 until 7th February 1916.
Having transferred to the Bellona on 24th April 1916, he was present with the ship at the Battle of Jutland, then transferred to the Parker in September.
His final wartime posting was with the Champion from November 1917 until the end of Hostilites.
He continued his navy career after the war serving on HMS Renown, where he earned the Royal Victorian Medal in June 1922 for his time during the Royal Tours of India and Japan from 1919-1922 as an Officer’s Steward 1st Class.
He earned his Long Service and Good Conduct in January 1928, being discharged on 1st September 1928