WWI Trio - RMLI / SUB Depot Ship
1914-15 Star (PTE. G.W. SUDLOW, R.M.L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (CH. 17552 PTE. G.W. SUDLOW. R.M.L.I.); ERII Imperial Service Medal (GEORGE WILLIAM SUDLOW); and Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (CH. 17552 (B. 5014) G.W. SUDLOW. MNE. R.F.R.). Naming is officially impressed, crisp detail, nice patinas, very fine condition, board mounted. Also included is a duotang folder with his military biography, a copy of his service record and nine ship photographs. Footnote: George William Sudlow was born September 21, 1898 in Bradley Cheshire and listed his occupation as Farm Labourer when he enlisted with the Royal Marines for twenlve years' service, on September 2, 1912, at Birmingham, three weeks shy of his fourteenth birthday. During WWI, he first served on the battleship H.M.S. Russell as part of the 6th Battleship Squadron serving in the Nore. He later served on H.M.S. Bonaventure, which was a submarine depot ship. He finished out his war service on the River Class gunboat H.M.S. Humber in the Mediterranean, with terms between each posting at the R.M.L.I. Depot in Chatham. Post War, he served aboard H.M.S. Hannibal, Caesar, Egmont, Ramillies, Weymoth and Caledon, with intermittent postings in Chatham. His term on enlistment ended in 1924, when he then joins the Royal Naval Fleet Reserve for an additional eight years. After fifteen years' service, he was awarded the Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Upon his discharge from Active Service, Sudlow joined the Civil Service and was later awarded the Imperial Service Medal for twenty-five years' faithful service and then retired.