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

Date of Auction: 21st July 2021

Sold for £120

Estimate: £100 - £140

Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., narrow suspension, impressed naming (George Coghill, Ch. Sto., H.M.S. Brisk.) minor edge nicks, good very fine £100-£140


George Coghill was born in Longforgan, Perthshire, on 14 August 1862 and joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker Second Class on 12 June 1885. Advanced Chief Stoker on 18 December 1896, he was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 26 October 1900, and was shore pensioned on 30 June 1907. Joining the Royal Fleet Reserve on 6 July 1907, he served ashore during the Great War before he was finally demobilised on 18 November 1919.