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Old 10-04-17, 03:52 PM
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© IWM (HU 120532)
Commander L.H. Crawford CB. Royal Naval Reserve.

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Commander L.H. Crawford CB. Royal Naval Reserve.

I think it's the Trinity House badge. Perhaps Phil2M, can confirm?

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I haven't seen that badge before, mate, but the Latin Motto is correct for Trinity House (Trinitas In Unitate).
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Looks like a sailing ship in each quadrant, the Trinity House badge I own has this too.
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Looks like a sailing ship in each quadrant, the Trinity House badge I own has this too.
You're more knowledgeable than I am... I take it this is/was the Trinity House Jack?:

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Thank you very much Phil2M and JT for your help,much apppreciated.
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To further identify the gentleman (and his insignia) in question:

In the April 1917 edition of the Navy List he is listed under "Royal Naval Reserve, Commanders, Retired" as Lawrence Hugh Crawford, C.B., R.D. (Captain, Trinity House)

In the 1916 Hazell's Annual under the entry for Trinity House, he is listed as an Elder Brethren.
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TRINITY HOUSE.
Trinity House was incorporated in the year
1514, by King Henry VIII. In the present
day the Trinity House exists in several capacities
: (1) As the General Lighthouse Authority
for England and Wales, the Channel Islands,
and Gibraltar, it deals with the Lighthouses,
Light-vessels, Buoys, Beacons, Fog-signals,
and removal of dangerous Wrecks on our
shores, exercising control over the Local Light
Authorities within their own area, as well as
over the other General Lighthouse Authorities
of the United Kingdom. There are District
Stations at Blackwall, Sunderland, Yarmouth,
Harwich, Cowes, Penzance, Milford Haven,
Cardiff, and Holyhead. (2) As the Chief
Pilotage Authority of the Kingdom it has
the management of all matters relating to
Pilots and Pilotage in the London, English
Channel, and certain other Districts on our
coasts. (3) As an Ancient Corporation it possesses
estates and almshouses, and awards
pensions and bounties to distressed mariners
and their widows. (4) As Nautical Advisers
two of the Elder Brethren in turn assist the
Judges in the Admiralty Division of the High
Courts of Justice in determining marine causes
tried at law. The Elder Brethren consist of
members of the Royal Family and statesmen,
retired officers of high rank in the Royal
Navy, and commanders in the Mercantile
Marine, as shown in the accompanying list :

Master, Field-Marshal H.R.H. the Duke of
Connaught, K.G. ; Deputy-master, Capt. Sir H.
Acton Blake, K.C.V.O. ; Elder Brethren, H.M.
King George V., The Right Hon. Lord George
Hamilton, G.C.S.I., Rear-Admiral Hector B.
Stewart (retired), The Right Hon. the Earl of
Rosebery, K.G., K.T., Capt. A. E. Bell, Capt.
A. S. Thomson, C.B Capt. A. W. Clarke,
Capt. Robert Hoare, Capt. L. H. Crawford,
C.B.
, The Right Hon. A. J. Balfour, M.P.,
The Right Hon. the Earl of Selborne, K.G.,
G. C.M.G., Admiral H.S.H. Prince Louis of
Battenberg, G.C.B., Capt. O. P. Marshall,
Capt. Thomas Golding, The Right Hon.
H. H. Asquith, M.P., Major H.R.H. Prince
Arthur of Connaught, K.G., The Most Hon.
the Marquess of Crewe, K.G., Capt. G. R.
Mansell, R.N., M.V.O., The Rt. Hon. W. L. S.
Churchill, M.P., Capt. Owen Jones, R.N.R.
Secretary, H. G. Willctt; Principals, H. A.
Measor, E. G. Weller ; First Class Clerks,
W. K. Bowen, M. K. Smith, W. L. Veitch,
L. Clubb ; Second Class Clerks, E. Thurlow,
H. T. Miller, J. M. Nicolle, I.E. A. Hunter;
Engineer- in- Chief, D. W. Hood, M.I,C.E. ;
Principal Pilotage Clerk, W. J. \\ Halliwell;
Principal Clerk of Estates, etc., H. S. Lie.sching;
Chief Engineering Clerk, 11. P. Turner;
Surveyor of Shipping, F. C. Goodall ; Scientific
Adviser, The Right Hon. the Lord Rayleigh,
O.M. Headquarters, Trinity House, Tower
Hill, London, E.C.
Note that he is not identified as RNR in that entry and similarly in the 1906 edition of Hazell's, in which he is also identified as Elder Brethren, however he is among some well known fellow brothers.

His name does come up in a family tree https://www.pellew.com/Family%20Tree/Family%20Tree.htm
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Capt. Lawrence Hugh Crawford R.N.R., C.B., Elder Brother of Trinity House, b. 5 Jan 1856 Melbourne, Australia, d. unm 19 Oct. 1918.
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WOW...that's some research. Thank you very much 'B'...great work and it is really appreciated.
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