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Navy uniform

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:20 am
by Jellybeanie0
One of the oldest photos I own believed to be my G.G.G.Grand father.
If anyone can offer any information about the badges/medals or possible date of the photo so I can match with the correct family member in my tree.
I know the badges on the his right arm means stoker.

Re: Navy uniform

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:45 am
by Jethro Tull
Hi Jellybeanie0

The medals appear to be the Egypt Medal 1882-89, the Khedive's Star and lastly, possibly, the Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct medal. So dates this picture post 1889. You may possibly find his records at the National Archvie or on some of the subscription sites.
Dan.

Re: Navy uniform

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:56 am
by g w aldous
the badges you see here on his left arm are Chief Petty Officer.

Re: Navy uniform

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:14 pm
by Jellybeanie0
Wow that's amazing thank you
I was unable to post the whole photo due to the limitations on import size

Re: Navy uniform

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:29 pm
by Jellybeanie0
This is the full photo

Re: Navy uniform

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:44 am
by Jellybeanie0
Any guesses on this name?
I thought it looked like G H Roberts ?

Re: Navy uniform

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:03 pm
by ksouthall
I'd agree. It's either G. H. Roberts or C. H. Roberts.

Re: Navy uniform

PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:24 pm
by ChristopherHowell92
Given that this sailor is dressed in "square rig", his three Good Conduct Badges (one for each four year period of good conduct)and his rating badges of a Petty Officer, this would make him an acting Petty Officer Stoker who after one year would have been confirmed as a Petty Officer and then permitted to wear "fore and aft rig" The medals suggest end of the 19th century and the one nearest the arm is almost certainly the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal as has been suggested earlier.
Try the National Archives who hold many service records in their system (at a cost)

Re: Navy uniform

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:32 am
by Anne-Marie
My husband, a long-serving Naval Chief Petty Officer himself, concurs with the post above. This sailor is definitely not a CPO yet.