Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (21 July 2021)

Date of Auction: 21st July 2021

Sold for £140

Estimate: £100 - £140

Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., narrow suspension, impressed naming (S. A. Critchley, Ch. Sto. H.M.S. Vivid.) good very fine £100-£140


Samuel Arthur Critchley was born in Devonport on 6 February 1867 and joined the Royal Navy as a Lamp-trimmer on 20 February 1885. Advanced Chief Stoker on 8 April 1899, he was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 13 July 1900, and was discharged dead from Plymouth Hospital on 7 March 1907 from nephritis.