WW1 Medal Groups
Group to Venables R.N. died HMS Dolphin 1943
Chief Engine Room Artificer 1st Class F. J. Venables, Royal Navy, who died on 28 November 1943
1914-15 STAR (272177 E.R.A.2, R.N.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (272177 C.E.R.A.2, R.N.); ROYAL NAVY L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue, fixed suspension (272177 C.E.R.A. 2Cl., H.M.S. Cardiff).
Frederick James Venables was born in Birmingham on 21 September 1884. A Boilermaker by occupation, he enlisted into the Royal Navy as an Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class on 31 July 1906. He was confirmed as E.R.A. 4th Class in April 1908 and was advanced to E.R.A. 3rd Class in October 1909 and E.R.A. 2nd Class in October 1913. During the Great War he served at Dryad (Portsmouth), November 1912-October 1917 and on the protected cruiser Minerva, November 1917-April 1919, being appointed Acting C.E.R.A. 2nd Class in January 1917 and being confirmed in that rank in January 1918 and advanced to C.E.R.A. 1st Class in January 1923. Awarded the L.S. & G.C. in 1921 when on the cruiser Cardiff. Chief Engine Room Artificer Venables died on 28 November 1943 when serving at Dolphin - the submarine base at Gosport. He was buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery. Copy papers included.
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