A Battle of the Atlantic, Arctic Convoys, Long Service Group of 5 awarded to Acting Temporary Lieutenant Gofton Thorley, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve and Royal Fleet Reserve, comprising, 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, 1939-45 War Medal, all unnamed as issued, Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, EiiR, (JX.804868 G. Thorley. Ch B 38186 P.O. R.F.R.), Russian – Soviet Medal for the 40th Anniversary of the Great Patriotic War 1945-1985, 1st Variation, unnamed as issued, contemporarily mounted for wear, very fine.
Gofton Thorley was Commissioned Temporary Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Naval reserve on the 24th of April 1941, advanced to Temporary Lieutenant, 24th of April 1942, and is last shown in the Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve list of 1948, for Dispersal as Temporary Acting Lieutenant. Attached to Humber Division, his name is annotated with the Crossed Swords for Previous Active Service. The Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was awarded to mow Petty Officer Gofton Thorley on the 27th of September 1956. The Soviet 40th Anniversary Medal was awarded by The Presidium in 1985. Gofton Died in Yorkshire on the 15th of September 1994 and is buried in South cave Cemetery, east Riding of Yorkshire.
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