HMS Sappho Boer War Royal Navy Medal Group with Great War Medals Group. Queen’s South Africa Medal and 1914/14 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal group.
QSA is named to G. DUCKER. A. B. H.M.S. SAPPHO
WW1 Medal Trio 193959 G. DUCKER. A. B. R. N.
G. DUCKER. A. B. H.M.S. SAPPHO
George Ducker was born 1881 in Goole, Yorkshire, and was a 17 year old errand boy when he joined the Royal Navy in 1898.
He signed on as a Boy 2nd Class for 12 years with the Portsmouth Number 193959.
His papers confirm that he served on H.M.S. Sappho, as A.B. during the Anglo Boer War.
On the 12th June 1912 he joined the Royal Fleet Reserve. He served through the Great War until 1919.
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