Pre WW1 Medal Groups
China 1900 group to Woolnough born Strood
China 1900, (G. WOOLNOUGH. LG. STO. 1CL. H.M.S. LINNET.), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, ( 155604. G. WOOLNOUGH. S.P.O. R.N.), Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Edw7, (GEORGE WOOLNOUGH. LG. STO. 1CL. H.M.S. TERPSICHORE.), R.A.O.B. Jewel, (PRESENTED TO BRO. G. WOOLNOUGH. CP. FOR SERVICES RENDERED 1952.), R.A.O.B. Jewel, ( PRESENTED TO BRO. GEORGE WOOLNOUGH INITIATED IN THE YEOLDE BROMPTON LODGENO. 2838 ON THE 9. OCT. 1922.), R.A.O.B. Jewel, (PRESENTED TO PRIMO G. WOOLNOUGH. 24TH APL. 1944.).
Born 1871 at Strood.
1890 joins Royal Navy as a stoker 2nd class.
1897 promoted to leading stoker 1st class posted to HMS Linnet.
1900 receives his China Medal.
1905 receives his LSGC Medal.
1912 pensioned to shore.
1914 recalled to duty.
1915 to Phaeton.
1916 Phaeton credited along with Galatea with shooting down Zeppelin L7.
1919 discharged to pension.
Works in Chatham Dockyard as a skilled dockyard worker.
1942 dies Chatham.
Please note the R.A.O.B. Jewels are probably his son's George William Woolnough.