WWI Royal Navy Trio. Honeysett. Rochester. Served at Gallipoli aboard HMS Vengeance.

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Correctly named 305508 RF Honeysett STO1 RN
Robert Frank Honeysett was born to William and Esther in 1885.

We find the family in 1901 living at 106 Gordon Road in Rochester with Robert working as a light porter.
He enlists into the Royal Navy in 1903 and served aboard many ship up until the outbreak of WWI when he was aboard HMS Vengeance.

Robert married Edith May Head in 1915.

He, aboard HMS Vengeance was sent to the Dardanelles in January 1915. The ship was used to fire on Ottoman positions while tasked to support the landings at Suvla Bay in April 1915.
HMS Vengeance was then used as fire support at the First Battle of Krithia in April 1915 and used to support ground troops at ANZAC Cove in May 1915.
HMS Vengeance sailed to Mudros for re-supply and on its return journey was attacked by an unidentified submarine. It was able to avoid the torpedo and managed to repel the attack by fire on the submarines periscope.

Vengeance was returned to the UK in July 1915 with boiler defects and this is when Robert leaves the ship to head to HMS Pembroke.

In 1939 we find Robert living at 24 Cyprus Road in Faversham and working as a gasworks labourer.
Robert died in 1969.

The medals are swing mounted, Navy style, on original silk ribbons with a clasp for wear.

WWI Royal Navy Trio. Honeysett. Rochester. Served at Gallipoli aboard HMS Vengeance.
£110.00

Availability: 1 in stock

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