Royal Navy 1915 Trio. William Clarke. Northwich, Cheshire. Boy sailor. HMS Erin. Battle Jutland. Possible attempted deserter


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A polished and well worn trio to a long serving royal navy sailor .

On original ribbons named to .

1915 star j31380 w Clark boy 1 rn ( naming is faint )

Bwm & victory  j31380 w Clarke ab rn . ( eks and bruising )

William was born 12th January 1899 Northwich Cheshire.

A shipyard riveter/ rivet boy by occupation.

He joined hms powerful as a boy sailor in May 1914 .

His 1st service on-board was 16th February 1915 on board hms Erin  he served onboard her until January 1918 so would have been present at the battle of jutland.

He served several spells in cells for reasons that need more research but included in his record is run from hms vivid so the 42 days may be for attempted desertion. He got 4 days then 10 days then 42 days detention as a result of which he was made ineligible for was gratuity.

He ended up in service until 1938 when he was invalided with chronic nephritis.

With his chequered service he would not have recieved a lsgc..


Please see photos for condition etc .



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