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Good MBE / WW1 group to Carpenter/Shipwright Commander, RN


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MBE, 1st type, military, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.

The first four bar mounted as worn and with matching mounted miniatures; Defence Medal (full-szie and miniature) unmounted.

to – Carp. W.T. Miller, R.N. (on Star); Wt. Shpt. (on Pair); Defence Medal unnamed.

With copies of detailed service papers, which have very good reports on him (ability etc.) as a commissioned officer.

Walter Thomas Ford Miller was born in 1884 and enlisted as a Boy Shipwright in 1899 and served until 1912 prior to promotion as Acting Carpenter. Became Commissioned Shipwright in 1922, Shipwright Lieut. in 1925 and Shipwright Lieut. Commander in 1933.

Spent 1913-17 on HMS Juno – which had interesting service in Mediterranean, Red Sea, East Africa and Persian Gulf [recipient invalided from Bushire, Persia, with Malaria at one stage in 1916], as well as UK coastal patrols. The entire WW1 logs for the ship are freely available online.

Also on Curacao, Centaur and Penelope 1917-20.

MBE awarded 1933 (LG 6.1.33)

Retired in 1933 but then did local WW2 service; a note with the group states “had responsibility for South Hams Civil Defence”.