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WWI Husband and Wife Medal Groups


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WWI Husband and Wife Medal Groups

Great Britain. WWI Husband and Wife Medal Groups.Husband: John Stuart Binney Scott, 1914-15 Star (LIEUT. J.S.B. SCOTT, R.N.), British War Medal and Victory Medal (LIEUT. J.S.B. SCOTT. R.N.). Wife: G.M.I. BINNY-SCOTT. V.A.D.). Naming is officially impressed on all. Crisp detail, beautiful patinas, extremely fine condition. Both sets are board mounted. Also included is a duotang folder of his biography, eight ship photographs, his obituary and assorted papers. Footnote: John Stuart Binny Scott held many ranks over the course of ten years. He started as a Midshipman (September 15, 1904), then Sub. Lieutenant (November 15, 1907), Lieutenant (June 30, 1910) and Lieutenant (SB) (February 1, 1913). He began his tenure serving aboard H.M.S. Magnificent (1904) and went on to serve on the Britannia (1906), Canopus (1908), Talbot (1910), Bristol (1910), Dolphin (1912, 1914), Forth (1913) and Maidstone (1914), which was attached to D & E Class subs. He served aboard the British submarine E. 3, which was based at Harwich with the depot ship H.M.S. Maidstone. She was sunk in the North Sea on October 18, 1914. Prior to her loss, she had made two uneventful patrols of the German coast. On her third and last patrol she was torpedoed by the German U-Boat U-27 with the loss of all hands. He was awarded the trio for service to his country. Lieutenant Scott left a mother, Agnes Katherine Binny-Scott and a wife, G.M.I. Binny-Scott who later served in the Volunteer Aid Detachment in France (awarded the British War and Victory Medals) and a son, J.M.B. Scott, who himself later served in the Second World War as a Warrant Officer in the Royal Signals. He was pre-deceased by his father, the late Captain John Binny Scott, R.N. (BGR216)

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