47741 Chief Boatman James Housely was born in Liverpool on 16th September 1850. He joined the Royal Navy on 16th September 1868 on his 18th birthday. He was 5'3 tall with brown hair, hazel eyes a fresh complexion with a scar on his left wrist. He served on the following ships / stations with the rank of. Royal Adelaide - Able Seaman.
Dryad - Able Seaman, Leading Seaman and Petty Officer. Topaze - (transfer to Coast Guard) - Boatman. Castletownsend - Boatman and Commissioned Boatman (Coast Guard in County Cork, Ireland). Schull - Commissioned Boatman and Chief Boatman. Kingstown, Dunmore - Chief Boatman.
Kingstown, Ballyally - Chief Boatman. South of Ireland - Chief Boatman. James was discharged on 30th September 1905 after an impressive 37 years of service. His character during his service was generally'Very Good' or'Exemplary'. This was the only medal he received during his service.Worthy of more research especially into his service. Please let me know if you need any additional photos or information. The item "Royal Navy Long Service Good Conduct Medal Housley from Liverpool Chief Boat" is in sale since Thursday, August 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Medals/ Ribbons". The seller is "harrypitt69" and is located in Nottingham.
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