HMS PERSEUS Medal Group HMS Russell Survivor

£275.00

Persian Gulf 1909-1914 Clasp to H.M.S. Perseus.

J. 2988 B. PEAK. H.M.S. PERSEUS

J. 2988 B. PEAK. H.M.S. PERSEUS

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Description

HMS PERSEUS Medal Group HMS Russell Survivor

J. 2988 B. PEAK. H.M.S. PERSEUS

J. 2988 B. PEAK. H.M.S. PERSEUS

This Great War Group comprises a George V Naval General Service Medal with Persian Gulf 1909-1914 Clasp named to  J. 2988 B. PEAK. H.M.S. PERSEUS with 1914/14 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal named to J. 2988 B. PEAK. A.B.  R. N. 

Peak's Service Papers

Peak’s Service Papers

J. 2988 B. PEAK. H.M.S. PERSEUS

J. 2988 B. PEAK. H.M.S. PERSEUS

The service papers for Peak reveal that he was on the crew of HMS Russell which sank on Thursday 27th April 1916. She sank on the same day as HMS Nasturtium and the hired yacht Aegusa. All three were sunk in a minefield laid by U 73 off Malta

HMS Russell Survivor

HMS Russell Survivor

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Of the 720 crew, 124 lost their lives.

HMS Russell

HMS Russell

 

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