Long Service Medals from the Collection formed by John Tamplin

Date of Auction: 25th September 2008

Sold for £190

Estimate: £100 - £120

Royal Navy L.S. & G.C. (4), E.VII.R. (114812 Fredk. Menhenitt, P.O. 1Cl. H.M.S. Vengeance); G.V.R., 1st issue (550552 W. J. H. Glover, S.B. Steward, H.M.S. Cormorant); G.VI.R., 1st issue (J.102466 W. J. C. Skinner, A.B. H.M.S. Grafton); E.II.R., 2nd issue (KX.93848 W. F. Toomer, P.O.M.(E). H.M.S. Reggio) extremely fine (4) £100-120


Frederick Menhnitt was born in the parish of St Charles, Plymouth, on 19 August 1865. He joined as a Boy 2nd Class aboard Impregnable on 3 November 1880, became Petty Officer 1st Class in April 1900, and received his L.S. & G.C. medal on 15 January 1907. He was pensioned and joined the Royal Fleet Reserve, Devonport, in August 1908, and served in various shore stations during the Great War until demobilized in March 1919. Sold with copy service record.

William John Henry Glover was born at Stourbridge, Worcestershire, on 16 May 1873, and joined on 1 November 1897, for 12 years. He served as a Probationr Sick Berth Attendent, later S.B.A., and finally as a Chief S.B. Steward, receiving his L.S. & G.C. medal on 4 November 1912. In the Great War Glover was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (
London Gazette 17 October 1919). This M.S.M. is recorded as being ‘known’ as a single medal in Ian McInnes’s booklet on The Meritorious Service Medal to Naval Forces. Sold with copy service record.

William John Charles Skinner was born at Quetta, India, on 24 January 1906, and joined
Impregnable as a Boy 2nd Class on 17 May 1921. He was a Bugler from September 1921 to December 1925, and was rated Able Seaman from July 1924. Sold with copy record of service up to September 1927.