Leander (NZ Division RN WW2) when she was sunk by the Italian armed merchantman Ramb I. NGSM & LSGC both impressed named CH. Court mounted as worn, comes with copied service papers & basic research.Was born on the 26/12/1904 in Kentish Town London. He enlisted into the Royal Marines on the 15/1/1919 in London as a Private Bugler (Boy) being 14 years old with the regimental number of 22527. He was discharged on the 26/8/1919 as not likely to become and effective Bugler.
He re-enlisted on the 24/10/1922 to the R. M and was given the new number 23148, giving his occupation as store keeper. He served: Depot, Chatham Division, H. Cumberland County-class heavy cruiser, China Station.
Vindictive (Hawkins-class heavy cruiser), H. Cleopatra (C-class light cruiser), H. Diomede (Danae-class cruiser serving with the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy in NZ) 27/8/1930 16/10/1933, H. S Valiant (One of five Queen Elizabeth-class battleships) 31/7/35 4/2/1937 awarded NGSM clasp Palestine, H.Leander (Light Cruiser) 31/3/1937 9/2/1942, H. Philomel (built 1890, Pearl-class cruiser) 10/2/1942 - 1/3/1946 & discharged. In August 1937 HMS Leander, on a journey from Europe to New Zealand, carried out an aerial survey of Henderson, Oeno and Ducie, and on each island a British flag was planted and an inscription was nailed up proclaiming: This island belongs to H. In 1941 the New Zealand Division became the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) and she was commissioned as HMNZS Leander in September 1941. In World War II, Leander served initially in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. 27 February 1941, she sank the Italian armed merchantman Ramb I. Near the Maldives, rescuing 113 of her crew and taking slight damage. On 23 March 1941, Leander intercepted and captured the Vichy French merchant Charles L.
In the Indian Ocean between Mauritius and Madagascar. On 14 April, Leander deployed for support of military operations in Persian Gulf and, on 18 April, joined the aircraft carrier Hermes and the light cruiser Emerald. In June 1941, Leander was transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet and was active against the Vichy French during the Syria-Lebanon Campaign. HMS Philomel 1890 Pearl-class cruiser. This is the first medal group we have come across that involved a Royal Marine, being posted to serve with the New Zealand forces.We list militaria and coins weekly. We provide quality mounted medals, badges and historical research. We can mount your miniature or full size medals, ribbon bars or supply replacement ribbons or badges. We can also conduct military research on your behalf and value cherished objects with a current market or insured value.
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This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1939 - 1945 (WWII)". The seller is "jb_military_antiques_14" and is located in 2/135 Russell St, Morley, Perth, WA.This item can be shipped worldwide.