Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (17 August 2021)

Date of Auction: 17th August 2021

Sold for £240

Estimate: £140 - £180

Six: Petty Officer G. H. Jeffery, Royal Navy

1914-15 Star (224911, G. H. Jeffery. L.S., R.N.; British War and Victory Medals (224911 G. H. Jeffery. P.O. R.N.); Defence Medal; Imperial Service Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue (George Herbert Jeffreys.); Voluntary Medical Service Medal, silver (George Herbert Jeffreys) note spelling of surname on last two, good very fine (6) £140-£180

Footnote

Together with Silver War Badge (RN 40883); B.R.C.S. enamelled medal for 3 Years Service, with two ‘3 Years Service’ bars, reverse numbered 16976; B.R.C.S. enamelled cross for Proficiency in First Aid, with additional bars for 1943 and 1944 (05613 G. H. Jeffreys); and St John Ambulance Brigade re-examination medal (275929 George H. Jeffreys) with 9 dated bars from 1929 to 1937 these all numbered on the reverse ‘27592’.

George Herbert Jeffery/Jeffreys was born at Kingsland, London, on 19 December 1886, and joined the Navy in January 1903. He became a Seaman Gunner on 26 October 1906, and retained this until rated Petty Officer in 1916. He joined Royal Oak a few weeks before she took part in the battle of Jutland. He was invalided out of the service on 23 June 1919, as a result of ‘compound hypermetropia astigmatism.’ Sold with copied record of service and other research.