Four to Able Seaman J.W.Howard, Royal Navy,
Lot 304
Four to Able Seaman J.W.Howard, Royal Navy,
Sold for £1,056 (US$ 1,800) inc. premium
Lot Details
Four to Able Seaman J.W.Howard, Royal Navy,
China 1900, two bars, Relief of Pekin, Taku Forts (J.W.Howard. Ord., H.M.S. Orlando); 1914-15 Star (194657. J.W.Howard. A.B., R.N.); British War and Victory Medal (194657 J.W.Howard. A.B. R.N.). Mounted as worn. Very fine. (4)

Footnotes

  • Confirmed on roll for the first.

    Sold with a newspaper cutting reporting his service:

    A Man who joined the Royal Navy, left his ship one day and found himself foot-slogging in China with an infantry regiment, retired on Monday after 38 years's service at the Bulwell depot of Nottingham City Transport Department. Known to all his colleagues as The Admiral "65 years-old Mr Jack Howard, of Highbury Estate joined the R.N.in 1896, and served in H.M.S.Orlando in the Boxer Rising of 1900-2. He become attached (voluntarily) to the Welch Fusilers, and did not see his ship again for three years nine months. In that time he fought on land, taking part in several battles. He was one of the few white men to enter the Forbidden City. Mr Howard holds the China medal with two bars, and added to his collection of "gongs" in the Word War 1 when he served with the Dover Patrol. In the last war, The Admiral" was fire-watching. Thirty-three years of his service with the department have been on nights.
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