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A Rare WWI Graton Naval Base & D.S.M. Group

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A Rare WWI Graton Naval Base & D.S.M. Group

A Rare WWI Graton Naval Base & D.S.M. Group - Distinguished Service Medal, George V (E.S.1206. G. PHIMISTER, ENGN. R.N.R. ISABELLA FOWLIE. AUX. PATROL. 1915-6.); 1914-15 Star (E.S.1206. G.P. PHIMISTER, ENGN., R.N.R.); British War Medal (1206.ES G. PHIMISTER. ENGN. R.N.R.); Victory Medal (1206.ES G. PHIMISTER. ENGN. R.N.R.); and Granton Naval Base Medal for Zeal (silver, maker marked "HB&S", marked with the British lion, and anchor (made in Birmingham), date marked "q" (1915) and engraved "G. PHIMISTER A/T. IS. FOWLIE C.E. GRANTON NAVAL BASE" on the reverse, 31 mm). Naming is officially impressed on the first four medals. Court-mounted, with swing bar pinback, as worn by the veteran, lightly soiled original ribbons, blue felt partially torn off the reverse from previous board mounting, extremely fine.Footnote: Engineman George Phimister was awarded his Distinguished Service Medal, as cited in the London Gazette 7066 on July 14, 1916. "The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have received with much satisfaction from the officers in charge of the Auxiliary Patrol areas at home and abroad reports on the services performed by the officers and men serving under their orders during the period 1st January, 1915, to 31st January, 1916. These reports show that the officers and men serving in Armed Yachts, Trawlers and Drifters of the Auxiliary Patrol during the period in question have carried out their duties under extremely arduous and hazardous conditions of weather and exposure to enemy attack and mines with marked zeal, gallantry and success."  The Isabella Fowlie was a hired trawler, built in 1911 and was in service as of November 14, 1919 as a minesweeper, out of Granton Naval Base in Edinburgh, Scotland. (C:7)
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