|Medals - Orders & Decorations|
|Realisation Price||400.00 GBP|
Spink UK / Orders, Decorations and Medals - 23/04/2020 / Five: / Lot 827
Five: Able Seaman G. Pratt, Royal Navy Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1908-10 (235186 G. Pratt, Ord, H.M.S. Fox.); Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Persian Gulf 1909-1914 (235186. G. Pratt, A.B. H.M.S. Fox.); 1914-15 Star (235186, G. Pratt. A.B., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (235136 G. Pratt. A.B. R.N.), good very fine (5) George Pratt was born on 23 October 1886 at Kettering, the son of George W. Pratt, a boot factory worker, of 52 Upper Field Street, Kettering, Northampton. He served as Boy 2nd Class in the Royal Navy from 23 October 1906, being promoted Ordinary Seaman aboard the battleship Vengeance on 23 October 1906. Over the next year Vengeance underwent a refit at Queensferry, and in was around this time that Pratt took the opportunity to go absent without leave; recovered on 13 May 1908, he was sentenced to 21 days of hard labour. Pratt returned to service on 6 June 1908, being sent to shore barracks at Devonport. He served aboard a wide variety of ships, including North Sea Patrols aboard the light cruiser Cordelia from 5 January 1915-3 December 1915. Transferred to Bonaventure and the monitor M27 , Pratt was promoted Leading Seaman on 10 September 1917. Not long thereafter he was in trouble with authorities for a second time, his service record noting '30 days detention, insolence & contempt to superior officer'. He was demobilised on 7 June 1919; sold with copied service record and census details which note that he returned to Kettering and worked for a pig breeding business in the late 1930's. Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.