WW1 Medal Groups
Jutland HMS Nestor DSM PoW group to King ent to SWB much Original paperwork etc
Frederick William King,
Distinguished Service Medal Gv, (see foot note), Africa General Service Medal clasp Somaliland 1908-10, (270237. F.W. KING. E.R.A. 2CL. H.M.S. HYACINTH.), Naval General Service Medal clasp Persian Gulf 1909-1914, (270237. F.W. KING. E.R.A. 2CL. H.M.S. HYACINTH), 1914-15 Star, (270237. F.W. KING. C.E.R.A. 2. R.N.), British War Medal, Victory Medal, (270237 F.W. KING. C.E.R.A. R.N.), Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Gv, (270237. F.W. KING. C.E.R.A. 2CL. H.M.S. ACTAEON.),Huge amount of Original Documents, Letters, Postcard Photograph to his son from Prisoner of War Camp. Includes Letters informing family of his loss at sea, then that he may have survived then that he had been saved by the Germans and taken Prisoner of War, etc etc.
Foot note re DSM this is un-named and whilst not marked it may well be a high quality copy.
Born 1876 in Thane,
1900 enlists in Royal Navy.
1915 on Board HMS Lightning when she was blown up receives his first Wound Certficate.
1916 on board HMS Nestor for the Battle of Jutland where he is wounded by shell splinters to his leg and buttocks. The Nestor sank and it was thought that Frederick had died, however some survivors were picked up by the Germans and taken Prisoner of War in Germany. Frederick's wounds were treated by the Germans and he remained in captivity at Brandenburg, Germany. He receives his second Wound Certificate for this action.
Frederick sends a photo postcard of himself and four others to his son in Gillingham. Dated January 1917.
Frederick was awarded the Silver War Badge number 33419 and a pension for his wounds.
He also received the Distinguished Service Medal for the Battle of Jutland whilst his Captain Commander Bingham who was also a Prisoner of War received the Victoria Cross for Jutland.
The prisoners were moved from Germany to Holland for the remainder of their time in captivity. November 1918 Sees Frederick back at Chatham where he is discharged to Pension.
He returned to live with his family in Gillingham.