Royal Navy LSGC Medal group. A hugely poignant Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct group, awarded to 343352 Frank Ernest Paul, Chief Ships Cook, HMS Black Prince, comprising. 1914-15 star, War medal, Victory medal, LSGC medal and memorial plaque, with original service certificate. Comes with a copy of the Frank Ernest Pauls Service record, medal roll and a detailed transcript of his service. Provenance: Ex Malcolm Scott Collection.Date of Birth: 15th May 1881. Acting 2nd Cooks Mate: 30 Apr 1900 - 10 Jun 1900. 2nd Cooks Mate: 11 Jun 1900 - 27 Aug 1900. 2nd Cooks Mate: 28 Aug 1900 - 31 Sep 1900. Cooks Mate: 1 Oct 1900 - 7 Nov 1902. Cooks Mate: 8 Nov 1902 - 18 Apr 1904. Launched 21 Feb 1901, Completed 8 Nov 1902. Present of the Cape Colony to H. She was to be commissioned as flagship of Rear-Admiral Wilmot Fawkes as he succeeded as commander of the Cruiser Squadron in the Home Fleet, but was ordered first to convey Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies, on his tour of South Africa from December 1902 to March 1903. A boiler explosion was reported in newspapers on 9th June 1903 which seriously injured the engineer and six others.
A statement by the Secretary to the Admiralty in the House of Commons on 10th June 1903 stated. The accident on the "Good Hope" was due to the giving way of the anchor bolt in one of the elements of the boilers, thus allowing the lower part of the boiler to lift and the steam to escape. I regret to say that Engineer Sub-Lieutenant James Webber, Acting Engine-Room Artificer Russell Rendall, and four stokers were injured.
Engine-Room Artificer Rendall and William Devonshire, leading stoker, have since died. Cooks Mate: 10 Apr 1904 - 19 Sep 1904. Flagship to Port Admiral, Portsmouth. Cooks Mate: 20 Sep 1904 - 30 Sep 1904. Launched 29 May 1869 Commissioned 1 Nov 1870.(Portsmouth): Cooks Mate: 1 Oct 1904 - 4 Oct 1904. Cooks Mate: 3 Oct 1904 - 15 Oct 1904. Launched 18 Feb 1891, Commissioned 1892. (Portsmouth): Cooks Mate: 16 Oct 1904 - 25 Oct 1904.
(Portsmouth): Cooks Mate: 26 Oct 1904 - 28 Nov 1904. Swiftsure class battleship built for the Chilean Navy named.
(Portsmouth): Cooks Mate: 29 Nov 1904 - 1 Jan 1905. Cooks Mate: 2 Jan 1905 - 30 Sep 1906.
3rd Ships Cook: 1 Oct 1906 - 11 Feb 1907. Launched 18 Oct 1899, Commissioned 18 Mar 1902.Was recommissioned on 3 January 1905 as Mediterranean Fleet flagship. Departed on 5 January for Malta where she arrived on the 12 January. Two days later, she arrived in Malta where Admiral Lord Charles Beresford hoisted his flag aboard as Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet. Began a lengthy refit at Malta on 30 October that lasted until 5 February 1906; the work included the addition of spotting tops equipped with 4-foot-6-inch (1.37m) Barr & Stroud coincidence rangefinders. The annual manoeuvres that began on 24 June were designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a strategy of commerce raiding.
(Shore base, Portsmouth) 3rd Ships Cook: 12 Feb 1907 - 12 Mar 1907. Gunnery School, Whale Island, Portsmouth. 3rd Ships Cook: 13 Mar 1907 - 31 Mar 1908. (Portsmouth): 3rd Ships Cook: 5 May 1908 - 18 May 1908. 3rd Ships Cook: 19 May 1908 - 31 May 1908.
Edgar class, First Class Cruiser. 3rd Ships Cook: 1 Jun 1908 - 31 Mar 1910.
Acting Ships Cook: 1 Apr 1910 - 16 May 1910. (at Portsmouth): Acting Ships Cook: 17 May 1910 - 9 Jun 1910.Acting Ships Cook: 10 Jun 1910 - 17 Aug 1910. Acting Ships Cook: 18 Aug 1910 - 2 Mar 1911. Acting Ships Cook: 3 Mar 1911 - 2 Apr 1911. Ships Cook: 3 Apr 1911 - 8 Apr 1911. Ships Cook: 9 Apr 1911 18 Aug 1911. Ships Cook: 19 Aug 1911 - 30 Apr 1912.
Acting Chief Ships Cook: 1 May 1912 - 4 Jun 1913. Launched 17 Jun 1905, Completed 22 Apr 1907. 2nd Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet.Acting Chief Ships Cook: 5 Jun 1913 - 6 Jun 1913. Chief Ships Cook: 7 Jun 1913 - 20 Apr 1914. Chief Ships Cook: 21 Apr 1914 - 31 May 1916. Duke of Edinburgh armoured cruiser. Launched 8 Nov 1904, Commissioned 17 Mar 1906.
She was stationed in the Mediterranean when the First World War began and participated in the pursuit of the German battlecruiser SMS. Was transferred to the 1st Cruiser Squadron, Grand Fleet in December 1914.
She was sunk on 1 June 1916 during the Battle of Jutland with the loss of all hands. The most accurate account of what happened is probably the German one. Briefly engaged the German battleship.
Scoring two hits with 6-inch shells. Separated from the rest of the British fleet.Approached the German lines shortly after midnight. She turned away from the German battleships, but it was too late. In her searchlights and opened fire.
Up to five other German ships, including the battleships. Joined in the bombardment, with return fire from. Most of the German ships were between 750 and 1,500 yards (690 and 1,370m) of.
There were no survivors from her crew, all 857 being killed. Official British documents list the crew killed in Action on 31st May 1916. Frank Earnest Paul was 35 years old when Killed in Action and he left a wife, Ada Paul and son Ronald Francis Paul, who lived at 39 Funtington Road, North End, Portsmouth. The item "Royal Navy LSGC Medal Group.1900-16 HMS Black Prince, Jutland. Memorial Plaque" is in sale since Monday, September 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons".
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