​ An interesting Africa General Service Medal 1899-1956, EVII bust, 1 Clasp: Somaliland 1908-10, awarded to Stoker 1st Class E.C. Cattley, Royal Navy, who saw service aboard the cruiser H.M.S Barham during the operations on and off the coast of Somaliland which lasted from 19th August 1908 to 31st January 1910, and was later interned in Holland during the Great War after the fall of Antwerp on 24th October 1914, having been serving with the Hood Battalion of the Royal Naval Division.

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Product ID: CMA/21343
Condition: slightly polished, hence about Very Fine.
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An interesting Africa General Service Medal 1899-1956, EVII bust, 1 Clasp: Somaliland 1908-10, awarded to Stoker 1st Class E.C. Cattley, Royal Navy, who saw service aboard the cruiser H.M.S Barham during the operations on and off the coast of Somaliland which lasted from 19th August 1908 to 31st January 1910, and was later interned in Holland during the Great War after the fall of Antwerp on 24th October 1914, having been serving with the Hood Battalion of the Royal Naval Division.  

Africa General Service Medal 1899-1956, EVII bust, 1 Clasp: Somaliland 1908-10; (300388 E. CATTLEY, STO.1CL, H.M.S. BARHAM.)

Condition: slightly polished, hence about Very Fine.

Edward Charles Cattley was born on 15th March 1884 in Anstey, Hertfordshire, and having worked as a farm labourer, then joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class (Chatham No.300388) with Pembroke II on 18th April 1902, before being advanced to Stoker on 29th October 1903 whilst with Minerva, and promoted to Stoker 1st Class on 1st July 1906 whilst with Pembroke II.
Posted to the cruiser H.M.S Barham on 18th February 1908, he was then present aboard her during the operations on and off the coast of Somaliland which lasted from 19th August 1908 to 31st January 1910. 210 men from Diana qualified for the Somaliland 1908-10 clasp to the Africa General Service Medal.

Appointed to Acting Leading Stoker whilst with Caesar on 12th January 1911, Cattley reverted to Stoker 1st Class whilst with Actaeon on 5th July 1911, and was then discharged and transferred to the Royal Fleet Reserve on 18th April 1914.

Mobilised on the outbreak of the Great War, Cattley was posted as a Stoker 1st Class to Pembroke II on 2nd August 1914, and on 17th September 1914 was posted to Victory with service with the Hood Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, being then interned in Holland after the fall of Antwerp on 24th October 1914. Returned home at the end of hostilities, Cattley was demobilised ashore on 15th February 1919. Additionally entitled to the 1914 Star trio.


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