WW1 BWM. Wadsworth. RN. Market Harborough, Leicester. North Russia Service.


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Correctly named BWM to J.27952 F L Wadsworth AB RN

Frederick Leonard Wadsworth was born in Market Harborough on 16/4/1898. He enlisted in the Royal Navy on his 18th birthday. His trade upon enlistment was a bottle washer.

After serving on a few ships, he finds himself in 1918 on HMS Danae which was a part of the 5th Light Cruiser Squadron patrolling the Baltic Sea where they supported the Whites in the Russian Civil War. Later, HMS Danae was to become part of the 1st Light Cruiser Squadrons Atlantic Fleet.

He later joined the Royal Fleet Reserve in February 1920. We find him in 1939 working as a milkman/heavy worker, married to Nellie and living 39 Scotland Road, Market Harborough.

Frank died in 1940.

He is entitled to a pair, the BWM has a small length of original ribbon supplied.

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