A First War Royal Naval Group to Turkish Engine Room Artificer
A First War Royal Naval Group to Turkish Engine Room Artificer; 1914-15 Star (M. 10936, C.E. MORGAN, ACT. E.R.A. 4., R.N.); British War Medal (M. 10936 C.E. MORGAN. E.R.A. 3 R.N.); and Victory Medal (M. 10936 C.E. MORGAN. E.R.A. 3 R.N.). Naming is officially impressed. Court mounted, light contact, extremely fine. Accompanied by a duotang folder with his military biography, copies of his Service Records and four black and white ship photographs. Footnote: Charles Edward Morgan was born on August 18, 1893 in Smyrna, Turkey, on the Aegean coast. He joined the Royal Navy on December 3, 1914 with the rank of Engineer Room Artificer 4th Class, stating his occupation as Fitter and Turner. After basic training with H.M.S. Pembroke, he was drafted to the Battleship H.M.S. Lord Nelson on January 21, 1915, which saw action in the Dardanelles campaign. Over two years later, on March 4, 1917, he volunteered for submarine duty, with training at H.M.S. Dolphin, the Shore Establishment at Gosport, which lasted until May 31st. He was assigned to the Depot Ship H.M.S. Alecto the following day, which was based at Yarmouth. His first submarine was the Canadian built H-9, which did patrols in the North Sea and while he was with H-9, he achieved the rank of Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class, on December 9, 1917. H-9 was re-assigned to the Depot Ship H.M.S. Adamant on September 1, 1918, and together, they left for the Mediterranean, where H-9 would patrol the Adriatic Sea. Morgan remained with H-9 until she returned to Gosport on January 9, 1919 and was drafted back to H.M.S. Dolphin the following day, as he had volunteered for "hostilities" only. He was discharged from active service on March 4, 1919. For his First World War Service, he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.