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I thought it would be nice to make a thread showing "Jutland" related items, to mark the centenary. So please join in and post.

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A selection of Spink's Medallions which were produced in Bronze, White metal, and Silver in two sizes - 44mm and 22mm. My silver example is a bit toned
They were sold for the benefit of Naval orphanages.

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The Medal Group to M.6893 Sick Berth Attendant Leonard Cyril Davies, Royal Navy.

He was awarded the Russian Cross of St George, 4th Class, for his service on board HMS Barham during the Battle of Jutland.

"He was in the Forward Medical Distributing Station, when a large shell burst just outside it, wounding him. The remainder of the Sick Berth Staff were disabled and Davies remained with the Fleet Surgeon, throughout the action, removing the wounded to a place of safety and attending them".

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Admiral Jellicoe's medals and orders displayed at the new Jutland exhibition in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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Victoria Cross awarded to Major Francis Harvey on display at the new Jutland exhibition in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Admiral Jellicoe's medals and orders displayed at the new Jutland exhibition in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Thank you for adding the photos of Jellicoe's Medals and Major Harvey's VC. As a result, I have made arrangements to visit the new Jutland exhibition, as soon as half term is out of the way!

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Well worth it. The battle flags had the greatest impact on me.

Keith

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Excuse me Sepoy, but in your post #3 should that not be HMS Barham rather than Barnham? The Fleet Surgeon referred to was E.B. Penfold, who wrote of his experience at Jutland in the Journal of the RN Medical Service.

Have yet to see the new Jutland exhibition myself although I saw the new 20th-century gallery not long after it opened.

sJ

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Excuse me Sepoy, but in your post #3 should that not be HMS Barham rather than Barnham? The Fleet Surgeon referred to was E.B. Penfold, who wrote of his experience at Jutland in the Journal of the RN Medical Service.

Have yet to see the new Jutland exhibition myself although I saw the new 20th-century gallery not long after it opened.

sJ

Thanks SeaJane

Error corrected.

Cheers

Sepoy

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From the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich

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Another from Greenwich


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This fine group sold at Spink last year!

Seaman G. Vail, H.M.S. Queen Mary, Royal Navy

J.16455 Able Seaman George Vail, born Leyton, Essex, 1896; enlisted Royal Navy as Boy Second Class, 4.3.1912; service during the Great War included in H.M.S. King George V (battleship), before transferring to H.M.S. Queen Mary, 23.9.1915; he was killed in action 31.5.1916; on the latter date the Queen Mary was engaged as part of the 1st Battlecruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet in action at Jutland; the Queen Mary scored two hits on S.M.S. Seydlitz before receiving fatal hits from the former and SMS Derfflinger; her magazines exploded and she sank; there were only 18 survivors, and Vail perished along with over 1,200 of his crewmen; Vail is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

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From the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich

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Thank you for your additions. The National Maritime Museum is another Museum that I should add to this year's visiting list!

Sepoy

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The morning after Jutland. HMS Royal Oak.

Sepoy,

Nice photograph, I wonder what the plaque seen in the photo commemorates ?

Regards,

LF

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Sepoy,

Nice photograph, I wonder what the plaque seen in the photo commemorates ?

Regards,

LF

It appears to be the Battle Honours of the various HMS Royal Oaks..

Sepoy

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It appears to be the Battle Honours of the various HMS Royal Oaks..

Sepoy

Sepoy,

Many thanks for the answer.

Regards,

LF

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