WWI Trio- Lieutenant (E) F.W. Towler. Turkish Ship
1914-15 Star (ART. ENG, F.W. TOWLER, R.N.) and British War and Victory Medals (ART. ENG F.W. TOWLER. R.N.). Naming is officially impressed, crisp detail, beautiful patinas, extremely fine condition, board mounted. Also included is a duotang folder with his military biography and ten ship photographs. Footnote: Frederick Willaim Towler was born January 23, 1883 and was an Engineer Room Artificer, 4th Class c. 1900 at a very young age. He later achieved the ranks of Artificer Engineer, Warrant Engineer, Commissioned Engineer and Lieutenant (E) between May 1914 and July 1931. During WWI, he was an Artifier Engineer, first to H.M.S. Erin, which was the Turkish battleship Reshadieh, seized by the British government just before her completion and being turned over to the Turkish Navy. He was attached to the Grand Fleet. He transferred to the H.M.S. Dreadnought in 1915, then to the H.M.S. Queen in 1917, where he was attached to the Italian fleet in the Mediterranean. He closed out the War aboard H.M.S. Celandine, a sloop used for minesweeping. Post War, he served aboard H.M.S. P-47, Tancred, Hawkins, Vernon, Shikari and Shamrock and retired 1n 1930 at the age of 47. He died October 14, 1950 at the age of 67.