​The very fine and rare Great War Malta and Hospital Ship service, Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with the Second Award Bar, and Service Medal of the Order of Saint John long service group awarded to Senior Reserve Attendant G.T. Kendrick, Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve, who served during the war at Malta Hospital and with the hospital ship H.M.H.S Karapara in the Mediterranean, was was also a Private with the Shipley Division of the Saint John Ambulance Brigade in Yorkshire.

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The very fine and rare Great War Malta and Hospital Ship service, Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with the Second Award Bar, and Service Medal of the Order of Saint John long service group awarded to Senior Reserve Attendant G.T. Kendrick, Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve, who served during the war at Malta Hospital and with the hospital ship H.M.H.S Karapara in the Mediterranean, was was also a Private with the Shipley Division of the Saint John Ambulance Brigade in Yorkshire.

Group of 5: 1914-1915 Star; (M.9219 G. KENDRICK. S.R.A. R.N.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (M.9219 G. KENDRICK. S.R.A. R.N.); Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVR Adm. Bust, with Second Award Bar; (1371. G. KENDRICK. SEN.R.A. R.N.A.S.B.R.); Service Medal of the Order of Saint John, silver with straight bar suspension, with two Additional Service Bars; (5337 PTE. G.T. KENDRICK. SHIPLEY DIV. NO.5 DIS. S.J.A.B. 1926); mounted swing style as worn.

Condition: Good Very Fine. 

George Kendrick was born on 21st June 1893 in Shipley, Yorkshire, and having worked as a grocer, was also a serving member of both the Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve and the Saint John Ambulance Brigade prior to the outbreak of the Great War.

With the outbreak of war, Kendrick was mobilised as a Senior Reserve Attendant (Portsmouth No.M.9219) with the Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve and posted to Haslar Hospital on 2nd August 1914. Posted to Pembroke I on 7th October 1914, he was then posted to the Mediterranean where he saw service at Malta Hospital from 29th April 1915, dealing with the casualties coming in from the operations on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Kendrick was posted to the hospital ship H.M.H.S Karapara on 1st July 1917, which vessel was based at Alexandria and saw service in the Eastern Mediterranean. Kendrick was then posted home to Larbert Hospital at Larbert on the Firth of Forth on 2nd November 1917, and remained employed there for the remainder of the war. Posted to the battleship H.M.S Iron Duke on 24th November 1918, he saw service aboard her in home waters before being posted back to Victory I on 2nd February 1919, and being demobilised ashore on 29th March 1919.

Kendrick, who received a rare Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, with the Second Award Bar, was also a Private (No.5337) in the Saint John Ambulance Brigade, and received the Service Medal of the Order of Saint John after 12 years service in 1926 whilst serving with the Shipley Division, part of No.5 District in Yorkshire. Kendrick went on to receive two additional five year service bars indicating service from 1914 through to at least 1936.


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