Royal Navy family group. Victorian LSGC Frank James Starr. HMS Camperdown. WW1 Pair & LSGC William Albert Starr. HMS Drake Uboat U79 survivor. Frome Somerset. Portsmouth.


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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.


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