A Battle of Jutland, Royal Navy, Long Service Group of 4 awarded to Chief Petty Officer Alfred Gilbert Nesbitt who served aboard H.M.S. Valiant at Jutland and was awarded his LS&GC for the same ship comprising, 1914-15 Star, (22037 A.B. Nesbitt L.S. R.N.), 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (22037 A.B. Nesbitt P.O. R.N), Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVR, (22037Alfred G. Nesbitt. P.O H.M.S. Valiant), very fine.
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal H.M.S. Valiant 31st of July 1918
H.M.S Valliant was part of the Fifth Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet. At the battle of Jutland, she fired 288 15-inch shells at the German High Seas Fleet Despite the severity of damage suffered by her sister ships, she suffered no damage. One of her 15-inch guns, which had been in Valiant at Jutland, was later removed and became one of the three guns of the Johore Battery at Singapore On 24 August 1916 she collided with H.M.S. Warspite and was under repair until 18 September.
Alfred Gilbert Nesbitt enlisted for service underage on the 23rd 9of April 1902, entering the Service as a Boy 2nd class in Black Prince He was born on the 24th of July 1885 in Dublin and prior to enlisting had been employed as a Messenger. Advanced to Boy 1st Class the 9th of January 1903 and Ordinary Seaman in Minotaur on the 24th of July 1903 when he commenced adult service, a twelve-year engagement. Able Seaman in Isis 23rd of September 1904. Served with this rate in various ships to include Cambridge, Russel, Queen Europa, Emerald, Hannibal and Euryalus. At the outbreak of the Great War, he was in Caesar. Leading Seaman in Triumph 10th of September 1914. Re-engaged to complete 24 years on the 24th of July 1915. Petty Officer Valiant from the 13th of January 1916, his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal given named to this ship. Served at the Battle of Jutland. Chief Petty Officer in Impregnable 20th of August 1924. Pensioned to shore 23rd of July 1925. Joined Royal Fleet Reserve on the 24th of July 1925 Demobilised 2nd of October 1938.
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