A Superb Royal Navy, Persian Gulf, Great War, Royal Humane Society Life Saving group of 5 to Gunner (later Lieutenant) William Catley

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A Superb Royal Navy, Persian Gulf, Great War, Royal Humane Society Life Saving group of 5 awarded to Gunner (later Lieutenant) William Catley, Royal Navy who also saw service in…
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A Superb Royal Navy, Persian Gulf, Great War, Royal Humane Society Life Saving group of 5 awarded to Gunner (later Lieutenant) William Catley, Royal Navy who also saw service in World War Two comprising Naval General Service Medal 1909-1915, GVR, one clasp Persian Gulf 1909-1914, (198933. W. Catley. P.O. H.M.S. Prosperine), 1914-15 Star (Gnr. W. Catley. R.N.), 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (Gnr. W. Catley. R.N.), Royal Humane Society Medal Bronze, successful, (William Catley RN 6th Sept. 1915) lightly toned very fine

Royal Humane Society Bronze Award – Successful
Case Number 42,241

At 11.45 pm on the 6th September 1915 two men belonging to H.M.S. “Leviathan” were accidentally thrown into the harbour at Halifax, the night being dark. Matthew Thomas and W. Catley both plunged in and succeeded in saving both men.

William Catley was born on the 2nd November 1882 in Stepney. He enlisted for the Royal Navy on the 2nd November 1900, on his 18th birthday.

He served aboard HMS Prosperine as a Petty Officer and received the clasp Persian Gulf 1909-1914 to his Naval General Service Medal. He was promoted to Acting Gunner 6th November 1914, Confirmed Gunner 6th November 1914 Commissioned Gunner 1st August 1924 Lieutenant (Retired) 7th April 1942. He died on the 4th December 1949.

Sold with copied Service papers and copy Royal Humane Society entry copy Medal rolls for the Naval General Service Medal and 1914-15 Star Trio.

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Medal Type

Military Medals

Medal Category

Campaign Groups and Pairs

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