QUEEN’S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, 2 CLASPS, TUGELA HEIGHTS, RELIEF OF LADYSMITH ‘193696 ORD: E. WOODWARD, H:M:S TERRIBLE’
Ernest Woodward was born in Hollesby, Suffolk, on 20 March 1881, and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 4 May 1897. Transferring to H.M.S. Terrible on 2 January 1899, he was landed with Terrible’s Naval Brigade during the Boer War. During the relief of Ladysmith operations, he served with number 2 gun in Lieutenant Melville, of H.M.S. Forte, 12-pounder gun battery (2 guns).
Advanced Petty Officer on 9 March 1911, he was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 19 March 1914, and served during the Great War in various shore based establishments, finally being discharged on 20 April 1922.
Condition impressed naming, slight excess solder to suspension claw indicating possibly re-affixed, some contact marks, otherwise VF.