India General Service, clasp, Perak
To: W.H. Matthews. Asst Engr 1st Cl: R.N. H.M.S. Modeste
William H Matthews Born 30th July 1850
Enlisted February 1872 and served until his retirement in 1905
He was promoted to Engineer in 1877, Chief Engineer in 1887 , Staff Engineer in in 1891, Fleet Engineer in 1895 , then Engineer Commander in 1895.
“Discharged dead” in 1941
Medal EF, no edge knocks, and little scratching to Obverse or Reverse. Medal engraved in upright capitals.