A fine Great War Home Service and Second World War Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with Second Award Bar group awarded to Marine E. Moat, Royal Marines, who served with the exception of some months in 1939, continuously from January 1918 to September 1948, being awarded his long service medal in February 1933, he was for some time employed as the Royal Marine Depot’s shoemaker!

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Product ID: CMA/25943
Condition: first slightly polished, last with slight contact wear, Very Fine.
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A fine Great War Home Service and Second World War Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with Second Award Bar group awarded to Marine E. Moat, Royal Marines, who served with the exception of some months in 1939, continuously from January 1918 to September 1948, being awarded his long service medal in February 1933, he was for some time employed as the Royal Marine Depot’s shoemaker!

Group of 5: British War Medal 1914-1919; (PLY.19900. PTE. E. MOAT. R.M.L.I.); 1939-1945 Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVR Coinage bust, with Second Award Bar; (PLY.19900 E. MOAT. MNE. R.M.)

Condition: first slightly polished, last with slight contact wear, Very Fine.

Edward Moat was born on 6th December 1899 in Canterbury, Kent, and worked as an electrical engine driver, then joined the Royal Marine Light Infantry as a Private (No.19900) with the Plymouth Division on 3rd January 1918. Posted to ‘G’ Company on 18th July 1918, he saw war service for the remainder of the war.

Present aboard Glorious from January to February 1919, and aboard Blake from May to November 1919, he served with Colleen from May 1920 to March 1922, and then with Emperor of India from November 1922 to May 1925. A period of shore service followed, Moat being employed as a shoemaker from September 1925 to March 1927, and then with the depot’s boat crew from August 1927 to July 1930, before one again becoming a shoemaker whilst at Deal from October 1930 to October 1934. Moat was awarded the Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 26th February 1933.

Present aboard Furious from January to December 1935, he was the shoemaker with the depot of the Royal Marines from September 1936 to January 1939, and was discharged on 2nd January 1939. With the outbreak of the Second World War, Moat was recalled for service, and was posted to the Depot at Deal on 3rd January 1939 as a Marine, and from 5th July 1940 was serving with the Royal Marine Reserve Depot. Posted back to the Plymouth Division on 9th February 1942 he then joined the combined operations base Royal Arthur on 7th August 1942, and remained there for the rest of the war, presumably having something to do with the landing craft operations. Posted back to the Plymouth Division on 4th July 1945, Moat was discharged on 27th September 1948. He latterly lived in Deal, Kent, where he died on 5th August 1965. Despite no date being listed for his award of the Second Award Bar to the Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, he certainly would have qualified for it doe to the amount of time he spent in service, his conduct being always shown as ‘Very Good’.