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Any Info Gratefuly Recieved.

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Researching naval awards is far more rewarding than their army equivalents! There tends to be a file giving the circumstances behind each award and those files were preserved by the historical department. Apart from that usually at the start of a naval Gazette entry there is a hint as to what the awards are for, if it follows gallantry medals it is often linked to those awards.

The original Admiralty correspondence (including recommendations for awards) was indexed by the Admiralty secretariat. The index of the 'in letters' is now ADM 12, at Kew. A recipient for an award will have an entry indexed under his surname. Sometimes an officer or rating appeared in a document that was digested (summarized) and that digest is also in ADM 12 (the digest reference will also be in the index).

For more details of the process see Spencer, William, Medals The Researcher's Companion (ISBN: 1903365635)

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Service register online:

Name Stowe, Edgar

Official Number: 182402

Place of Birth: Homebush, Sussex

Date of Birth: 19 August 1879

Entered RN 1895

Viking "Part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover Patrols. Sold for breaking in 1919." Pictures

http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/tribal.htm

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HMS Viking hit a mine (damaged only, not sunk) on January 29, 1916, so I would presume that Stowe's death related to that. The U-boat that laid the mine is not attributed out in te German official history but likely was UC 3, subject to conformation of the exact location where Viking was when she hit the mine.

Best wishes,

Michael

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Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this Thread....Regards Russ.

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