A Collection of Medals to Offices and Ratings of H.M.S. Penelope
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Date of Auction: 4th December 2008
Estimate: £130 - £150
FootnoteJames Lamacraft was born in Exeter, Devonshire in January 1852 and entered the Royal Navy as a Domestic 3rd Class in January 1873. Quickly re-rated as a Stoker 2nd Class, he had been advanced to Stoker by the time of his service in H.M.S. Penelope (June to November 1882), and was a Leading Stoker at the time of being discharged ashore in July 1892 - he had been awarded the L.S. & G.C. Medal in March of the previous year. Lamacraft died in Plymouth in November 1912.
Sold with a file of research, including copied service record and death & marriage certificates.