An interesting lot consisting of the fathers victorian Naval Long Service Good Conduct Medal.
Named f j Starr ch sto hms camperdown .
Frank / Francis James Starr was born 17th October 1861 at Frome , Somerset.
He joined the Royal Navy 11th July 1882 and was discharged to Royal Fleet Reserve 21st September 1904 .
1911 shows him living 137 mill Lane, Cromer , Norfolk. A caddy master at Royal Cromer golf club.
He saw some service during ww1 .
His son William Albert Starr.
Ww1 pair named j42753 w a Starr ab rn .
Gv nlsgc named j42753 w a Blake ab hms curacoa.
William was born Portsmouth 3rd November 1899 .
During ww1 he served on hms Drake February 1916 until she was sunk by a torpedo from u79 on 2nd October 1917 , 5 miles off Rathlin Island , Northern Ireland.
It seems after serving into the 1920s William rejoined the Navy in 1930 under the name William Albert Blake ( his mother’s maiden name ) still with same service number and his previous service taken into account he served through ww2 until discharged dead on 24th June 1945 of cancer dying at university college hospital , gower St, London.
He is buried with a naval headstone .
A very interesting lot to two members of same family who saw much naval service.