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Old 04-08-20, 10:33 PM
realownlee realownlee is offline
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Default Royal Marine Band . Medals

Wasn't sure whether to post here, or general topics.

Picked up some medal odds-ends from a second hand shop many years ago, DID try and research these two ( ribbonless,1914-15, Victory medals to a Musician) got as far as finding out he was 'invalided out' at some point.....cannot remember where i found the info originally. Not on CWGC, so survived ww1 i presume.
If anyone could tell me anything more?! wounded? injured? illness? poss qualified for a wound badge?

R.M.B. 353 MUS. C.H. SMALL.
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Old 05-08-20, 09:15 AM
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Charles Henry Small, has service papers that can be downloaded from the National Archives.

https://discovery.nationalarchives.g..._dt=RM&_hb=tna


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Old 05-08-20, 09:37 AM
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First Name:
Charles Henry
Initials:
C
Surname:
Small
Nationality:
British
Information:
Discharged Invalided. ex-PLY/12737.
ex-3/Vol. Devon Regt.
Rank:
Musician
Service Number:
RMB/353
Service:
Royal Marines
Branch:
Royal Marine Band
Collection:
Royal Marines Campaign Medal Rolls 1914-1920


First Name:
Charles Henry
Initials:
C
Surname:
Small
Nationality:
British
Service Number:
353
Service From Date:
1904-03-23
Service:
Royal Marines
Division:
Royal Marines Band


First Name:
C H
Surname:
Small
Incident Details:
Silver War Badge
Incident Date:
1916
Rank:
Musician
Service Number:
353.RMB.
Service:
Royal Navy
Primary Unit:
Royal Marines
Archive Reference:
ADM171-178
Royal Navy Medal Rolls 1793-1955

SWB entry:
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Old 07-08-20, 07:21 AM
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Wow,
Thanks very much for posting these details leigh!!
And for link to the Archives John!
I did try and navigate back to what i found before but couldn't.
I know i should sign up to one of the record sights but money tight at the moment, to say the least.
Wonder where his SWB is...and what happened.
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Old 15-08-20, 05:48 PM
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Charles Henry Small joined the Royal Marines in 1904 as a Band Boy in the Royal Marines Band of which there were several.He was born in Aldershot and his trade on enlistment was a Stonemason.In WW1 he served on the Armoured Cruiser HMS Minotaur from 8/5/1912 - 8/8/16 and then at the Royal Marine School of Music from 9/8/16 -18/10/16 before he was invallided,no reason for discharge is given on his Service Record.He was present on HMS Minotaur at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 and his discharge could well be linked to this,

HMS Minotaur Service WW1,

China station at start of war.
August 1914 Captured and sank German merchant ship Elsbeth
6 August 1914 bombarded German wireless station at Yap.
November 1914 Escorted Australian troop convoys.
December 1914 Flagship Cape Station.
January 1915 refit then joined 2nd Cruiser Squadron Grand Fleet.
31 May 1916 present at the Battle of Jutland.
1920 Sold for scrap.

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Old 17-08-20, 12:40 AM
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Erm Bob, just seen this!! flippin eck thank you so much for the extra info!
who would have thought two 'scrappy' ribbonless medals could turn out to be so interesting....
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