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A Great War ‘Tigris Gunboats’ D.S.C. group of four awarded to Lieutenant Hugh Lincoln, Royal Naval Reserve, for good work while in command of H.M. ships Comet and Flycatcher, and as forward observing officer under fire; he was later in H.M.S. Zinnia from September 1917
Distinguished Service Cross, G.V.R., the reverse hallmarked London 1917; 1914-15 Star (Lieut. H. Lincoln. R.N.R.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves (Li...
Sold for £2,400
A rare Great War ‘Patrol Services’ D.S.M. and ‘U-boat action’ Bar group of five awarded to Chief Petty Officer J. C. Campbell, Royal Navy, for gallantry as Gunlayer aboard H.M.S. Zinnia
Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (191144. J. C. Campbell, Act. C.P.O. H.M.S. Zinnia. Patrol Services. 1915/6) with Second Award Bar, the reverse officially impressed ‘4. May. 1917.’; 1914-15 Star (191144. C. J. Campbell, Act. C.P.O., R.N.); Briti...
Sold for £3,000
A Great War D.S.M. group of six awarded to Chief Petty Officer Arthur Waller, Royal Navy, for gallantry when H.M.S. Zinnia was in action with a U-boat in May 1917
Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (J.15735. A. Waller. A.B. H.M.S. Zinnia. Atlantic Ocean. 4 May 1917.); 1914-15 Star (J. 15735 A. Waller. A.B. R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (J. 15735 A. Waller. L.S. R.N.); Jubilee 1935 (C.P.O. A. Waller); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2...
Sold for £800
Four: Leading Signalman Percy Hemsley, Royal Navy, awarded the M.S.M. for services aboard the Zinnia in 1918
1914-15 Star (231652 P. Hemsley, L. Sig., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (231652 P. Hemsley, L. Sig., R.N.); Royal Naval Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R. (231652. P. Hemsley, Ldg. Sig. “Zinnia” 1, July - 11, Nov. 1918.) nearly very fine (4) £260-£300
Sold for £320
Pair: Surgeon Probationer Ernest Lowe, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, who joined Zinnia in 1917
British War and Victory Medals (Surg. Prob. E. Lowe. R.N.V.R.) nearly extremely fine (2) £80-£120
Sold for £190
The Second World War anti-U-boat operations D.S.C. group of eight awarded to Commander C. G. Cuthbertson, Royal Naval Reserve, commanding H.M.S. Zinnia, whose meeting with Nicholas Monsarrat immediately following the disastrous Gibraltar convoy OG. 71 inspired the latter to write his best selling novel, “The Cruel Sea”: Cuthbertson was one of only 15 survivors from his torpedoed ship, and was fortunate to be picked up by a dinghy from H.M.S....
Sold for £16,000
Three: Ordinary Seaman Thomas James Stuckley, Royal Navy, who was killed when H.M.S. Zinnia was sunk by torpedo on 23rd August 1941
1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal 1939-45, in card box of issue addressed to his father ‘Mr. T. Stuckey [sic], 31 Gwernllwyn Terrace, Tylorstown, Rhondda, Glamorgan’, nearly extremely fine (3) £140-£180
Sold for £200
This collection was sold on 14 April 2021.
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