A China Service Group of Four
China 1900, 1 clasp, Relief of Pekin (L. E. Padgett, Corpl. R.M., Nl. Depot, Wei-Hai-Wei) later issue, see note below; British War and Victory Medals (Ch. 8712 L. E. Padgett, W.O. 2, R.M.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (Ch. 8712 L. E. Padgett, Sergeant R.M.L.I.) Very fine overall. Footnote: 72 medals with Relief of Pekin clasp issued to the Naval Depot at Wei-Hai-Wei. Louis Edward Padgett was born at Tottenham, London, on 11 August 1878, and joined the Royal Marines as a Private on 27 December 1895. He joined Centurion for duties at Wei-Hai-Wei in February 1899, being promoted to Corporal in January 1900, and remained there until the end of June 1901. He became a Sergeant in July 1904, Colour-Sergeant in July 1914, and was promoted to Quartermaster-Sergeant (W.O. 2) the following year. He received his L.S. & G.C. medal in March 1914 and was finally demobilised on 4 March 1919. His service papers note that a duplicate China medal was issued in May 1907 to replace the one lost in a Railway accident on 3 January 1907, when he suffered a severe contusion of the right knee (granted Hurt Certificate). Sold with copied record of service.