Coastguard Divisional Carpenter Medal Group Great War 1914/15 Trio with Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal group of 4. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal Trio is named to 163052 E. J. ANSTER. SHPT. 1. R. N. The Edward VII Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal is named to 163052 E. J. ANSTEE. DIV. CARPR. H. M. COAST GUARD.
Edward Joseph Anstee was born in Pembroke, Wales 17th April 1869 and he signed on to the Royal Navy for 12 years on the 20th August 1891. He joined as a Shipwright and rose to become Divisional Carpenter in H.M. Coast Guard in 1913. He served throughout the Great War and was demobilised 1919.
His father was Gamekeeper at Benton Castle, Pembroke
The 1901 Census shows him on the crew of HMS Warspite as Carpenter’s Mate.
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