A Collection of Great War Medals (31 January 2011)

Date of Auction: 31st January 2011

Sold for £100

Estimate: £30 - £40

Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue, fixed suspension (J.15683 F. J. Cullum, P.O., H.M.S. Suffolk) some contact marks, very fine £30-40


Frederick James Cullum was born in Bristol on 14 May 1895. A Railway Carriage Cleaner by occupation, he enlisted into the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 30 January 1912 being advanced to Boy 1st Class in August 1912. Cullum was promoted to Ordinary Seaman in May 1913 when on the dreadnought battleship Hercules and to Able Seaman when on the same ship in November 1913. He was serving on the destroyer Archer, June 1914-March 1915, and as such was present on the vessel at the battle of Heligoland Bight, 28 August 1914. Promoted to Leading Seaman in July 1916 when on the sloop Azalea, he attained the rank of Petty Officer in January 1921 when on Tyman. Petty Officer Cullum was awarded the L.S. & G.C. Medal in 1926 when serving on the cruiser Suffolk. With copied service paper.