A fine Great War 1914-1915 trio and Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal group awarded to Senior Reserve Attendant L. Parkinson, Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve, a collier from Boothstown, Lancashire and member of the local Saint John Ambulance Division, who enrolled into the RANSR in March 1914, and was then mobilised during the war, serving with Plymouth Hospital from August to October 1914, and aboard the depot ship Thames with the Harwich submarine flotilla from July to September 1915, he was

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A fine Great War 1914-1915 trio and Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal group awarded to Senior Reserve Attendant L. Parkinson, Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve, a collier from Boothstown, Lancashire and member of the local Saint John Ambulance Division, who enrolled into the RANSR in March 1914, and was then mobilised during the war, serving with Plymouth Hospital from August to October 1914, and aboard the depot ship Thames with the Harwich submarine flotilla from July to September 1915, he was then with Thalia and aboard Thurso from November 1916, and with Queensferry Hospital in Ireland from July 1918, before ending the war with Granton Hospital in November 1918. He was awarded the Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 17th February 1921.

Group of 4: 1914-1915 Star; (M.8826 L. PARKINSON, S.R.A. R.N.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (M.8826 L. PARKINSON. S.R.A. R.N.); Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVR bust; (1563. L. PARKINSON. R.A. R.N.A.S.B.R.)

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Together with a pair of related dog tags, both stamped: ‘Parkinson Meth 14411315’.

Lot Parkinson was born on 15th October 1888 in Boothstown, Lancashire, and was working as a collier, when he enrolled as a Reserve Attendant (No.1563) into the Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve in March 1914. With the outbreak of the Great War, was mobilised as a Senior Reserve Attendant (Chatham No.M.8826) with Vivid I on 2nd August 1914. Posted to the Plymouth Hospital on 20th August 1914, and then to Pembroke I on 7th October 1914, he joined the Harwich based submarine depot ship Thames on 20th July 1915 before being posted back to Pembroke I on 17th September 1915.

Posted to the depot ship Thalia for service aboard the Thurso from 10th November 1916, and joined the base Crescent for service with Queensferry Hospital in Ireland from 1st July 1918. Posted to the base Gunner for service with Granton Hospital from 9th November 1918, he was posted to Vivid III from 20th March 1919 and demobilised ashore on 18th April 1919. Parkinson was still in service with the Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve through to at least 1924, and was awarded the Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 17th February 1921 whilst serving with the Saint John Ambulance Division.